Twin Lakes Golf Course

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About

Holes 9
Par 70
Length 6152
Slope 122
Rating 69.2
Type Public
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue (18-hole) 70 6152 yards 69.2 122
Blue/White (18-hole) 71 6037 yards 68.7 120
White (18-hole) 72 5922 yards 68.2 119
White (18-hole) (W) 72 5922 yards 73.4 130
Red (18-hole) 72 4838 yards 67.4 114
Scorecard for Twin Lakes
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Blue M: 34.3/122 446 353 181 558 374 144 300 347 338 3041 3041
White M: 31.9/119 433 325 158 528 358 144 282 321 310 2859 2859
Red W: 33.6/114 411 230 137 416 291 133 243 268 240 2369 2369
Handicap 2 4 8 1 3 9 7 6 5
Par 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 4 36 36

Course Details

Year Built 1961
Golf Season Year round
Architect John K. Wilkins

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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3.5
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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Hidden Gem for Beginners

This is not a "championship course" by any stretch. No driving range and the pro shop is minimal. But I am returning to the game after a 23-year absence and have a pre-teen daughter who is just learning, and this course is a great place for beginners or any less-serious players like us. The fairways are mostly carved into the native North Carolina forest, so it has the feel of a hike in the woods. There is only one hole where you can see many houses (number 8), and number 6 and 9 overshoot the two small lakes from which the course gets its name with elevated tee boxes and greens, so this part of the course gives you very picturesque vistas. Players are sparse and the couple of times we let somebody play through they treated us like long lost relatives. We don't rally care if the fairways are basic lawn grass and there is the occasional patch of clover. The greens are kept in nice shape and that's the most important part. Price is very reasonable and the staff is very friendly. If you just want to go out and have fun in a lovely, natural setting with nice people, this is a great golf course. The course is also easy to walk, with all but one tee box quite close to the green of the previous hole.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Cheap local course

The title says it all. This is a cheap local course located just outside of Chapel Hill proper. This is a no frills course. Don't expect much in terms of service and amenities. The course was in somewhat poor shape, and the fairways are simple mowed local grass (no Bermuda grass or anything special). the Tee boxes are of similar quality. The greens are actually quite nice, however. The best parts about this course are that it is 1) convenient to town and 2) kind of a hidden course. During my trip out, I was one of about 8 people on the entire course. I will be bringing my spouse back with me so she can learn the game without worrying about faster, and more serious players rushing us during her early rounds.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Stay & Play Offers

$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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