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4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7262 yards
Slope 146
Rating 77.1
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Scotch Hall Preserve Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7262 yards 77.1 146
Silver 72 6974 yards 75.3 142
Blue 72 6445 yards 72.7 135
Green 72 6073 yards 70.9 132
Green (W) 72 6073 yards 77.4 145
Burgundy 72 5330 yards 67.4 124
Burgundy (W) 72 5330 yards 73.1 130
Scorecard for InnsBrook
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.9/131 414 420 205 390 612 428 172 552 451 3644 443 523 331 404 233 462 445 207 570 3618 7262
Silver M: 73.1/123 402 407 195 381 594 402 161 538 436 3516 425 506 321 391 206 445 421 189 554 3458 6974
Blue M: 70.7/121 377 378 182 356 583 381 156 494 369 3276 393 469 296 358 195 415 385 167 491 3169 6445
Green W: 77.4/145 364 358 152 332 561 365 146 480 358 3116 375 452 289 343 175 355 361 144 463 2957 6073
Burgundy W: 76.1/143 321 327 139 294 464 315 124 434 306 2724 330 403 266 305 108 339 332 98 425 2606 5330
Handicap 17 13 9 7 1 5 15 11 3 8 12 18 10 4 2 6 14 16
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 3 5 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 13 9 1 7 5 15 11 3 8 12 18 10 4 2 6 14 16

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Tifsport Bermuda Grass
Greens 50-50 blend of A1 & A4 Creeping Bentgrass
Architect Arnold Palmer (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.6
115 Reviews (115)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 18
Plays Long 15
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21

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Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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First Time Playing

Great course

Greens in perfect shape as well as the fairways. Literally the only complaint I can conjure is the bunkers need more sand. Other than that beautiful course with beautiful views

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome place, great value!

I recently hosted a customer golf outing at Scotch Hall and the experience was great! Eight of us stayed at the beautiful and spacious Capehart cottage, which had wonderful ammentities. We grilled out each night behind the cottage near the fire pit where the peaceful serenity was one of low country's finest. The golf course was awesome! The fairways were striped up and the greens were rolling great! I understand they had some green issues last fall, but you wouldn't know it now. Some of the bunkers could use a little work from all of the recent rains, but overall the course conditions were great. The staff was extremely friendly and eager to please. This is a hidden gem, but I'm afraid, it won't stay hidden very long. I highly recommend this place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Heaven on earth

By far best course within driving distance.....come down from va. Beach , don't mind driving extra for great golf....perfect conditions.......love every bit of it....actually tried and succeeded in hugging the golf course....laid down on several fairways tummy down extended arms. And hugged....worst part of the day was having to leave... Can't wait to go back ASAP....thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Stunning!

I've been wanting to play Scotch Hall for some time. I live in Raleigh, NC, and have friends in the Virginia Beach area and it seemed like a good halfway spot to meet. I wish we'd done it sooner, and we'll definitely be doing it again. Being February, the course is mostly brown but still in truly terrific shape. The greens were, well, green, fast and smooth. Hard to read and hard to putt but always fair. And even being mostly brown, the course is beautiful, with some truly stunning views of the Albemarle Sound. It was a chilly day, so there weren't a lot of people around -- pace of play was pretty much what we made it. There are a variety of ages and skill levels in our foursome and the various tees made the course enjoyable for everyone there. The staff in the clubhouse and grill were helpful and friendly and I really wish we'd built in time for a meal. For the shape the course is in and the layout and the amenities, the price is truly a bargain and the drive well worth it.
The one bit of weirdness is in the layout -- the course and facility is really spread out over a lot of ground. It's a good five minute cart ride from the clubhouse to the driving range. There's no real "turn" after nine holes, but after the 12th hole you can take something of a detour to grab a bite or drink at the clubhouse. And I swear it was a 10 minute ride from the 18th green back to the clubhouse.
We're all really looking forward to our next round -- hopefully when it's a little bit warmer!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Scotch Hall

The course was very wet today due to the excessive rain over the last several weeks. The course was in great shape and the greens rolled true.
This is a great course which does not get a lot of uses and s great course to practice/ play without worrying about disruption of other foursomes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and excellent price.

Enjoy the course layout - challenging and excellent views. Highly recommend playing this course, friendly staff, and good pace of play. We will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Such a great layout.. needs more play to keep it up

I've been playing Scotch Hall a few times a year since 2014. I was surprised to see the condition of the course this time around. The greens had gotten away from them and the bunkers hadn't been worked in a good amount of time. Now keep in mind, this is one of the wettest falls we've had on the coast of NC in sometime, so i am hopeful that they will get it back to the pristine condition it once was. The track is still worth the drive, the views are top notch.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fantastic Track

Scotch Hall is one of the best courses in the state for a reason. The value for the money is outstanding, and being able to secure a Hot Deal for a tee time ensures golfers get an insane deal, well worth the two hour drive from Raleigh.

If you're playing from the tips, the course will require you to use every club in your bag. Most holes are exposed to the elements, so club selection is a premium as well as the ability to flight the ball. It's not overly long for a par 72, although the wind on the back nine - especially in the afternoon - can lengthen many holes substantially. All but one of the par 5s are reachable, depending on the wind of course. The greens are smaller compared to your average course, which requires accuracy and course management when holes are in difficult positions. Fairways are generous for some holes but you will need to work the ball both ways. There are some tee shots that are classic risk-reward, so if you're on your game, take advantage.

Most of the bunkers are in awful shape, but there was a small hurricane that came through a couple weeks ago, so those should be fixed by next year. My only serious complaint, aside from allowing a 5some to go out ahead of a twosome, is the condition of the greens. To be fair, last winter wasn't a good one for Bermuda or bent, and some courses are in worse shape or had to replace their greens entirely. It's still warm enough out that bent needs to be kept longer to ensure it doesn't perish. That being said, the greens were about the same speed as your average muni, which is unacceptable for course of this caliber. True, the last time I played this course was when I worked for a pro tour and they were running around a 12, so perhaps my expectations were artificially inflated. Still, disappointing to say the least. There was one temporary green and the clubhouse failed to notify us.

Overall, the value for the money is excellent. The clubhouse has a solid food and beer selection. The GPS screen on the golf carts is a nice feature. This course, when the greens are in good condition, is a web.com-quality course. If the housing bubble hadn't popped and the course wasn't situated in the middle of BFE, this course would be hosting events. Looking forward to coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greensboro are Bad

The is an amazing course. Although this time the greens are in terrible shape. 3 greens are about gone with 1 temporary green. Fairways were in Great shape . The pace of play was 4.5 hrs. Made for a long slow day. Need to wait a few months to play it again. Hopefully they can save the greens

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Response from Scotch Hall Preserve on 10/09/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, Scotch Hall Preserve, in the Merry Hill area. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

I love this course but what is happening to the greens?? The last time I played here was last December and they were in pretty good shape. This time around they maybe had 1 or 2 greens that actually had grass on the whole surface. Most of them had mostly sand and dirt with patches of grass. Bunkers were in bad shape also. If this course could get back in shape it would probably be one of my favorite places to play. Other than the greens and bunkers it is a beautiful course and has a great layout.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course to play but what is happening to the greens?? They weren't nearly this bad last fall when I played here. Such a beautiful course to let it get like that. Maybe 1 or 2 greens that had grass on the whole surface. Most greens were mostly sand and dirt with patches of grass. If they can take care of the place this would be, by far, my favorite course to play. Other than the greens and some sand traps that are in bad shape it is a really good course with the layout and challenging holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Gem on the Sound

Overall, the course was in good condition based on the weather that hit the area a couple weeks before. However, nearly all of the greens showed severe signs of stress! Many areas with no grass which made pin placement difficult on the greens. I have no doubt that the club has a plan to restore the greens to the condition we are use to seeing there. Best of luck and I’ll be back!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Design but...

I loved the layout of the course. Generous fairways, not overly complex greens, and nice rough. The tee boxes, fairways, and rough were in great shape. For the most part, the pace of play was good. We had two groups of 3 and caught up to a foursome at the turn that had just finished up a three hour front 9. We know this because as we caught them, we let a twosome of locals pass through that had already played through them once. So instead of waiting on every shot, we played all 6 together and kept pace with them. Since we were there for the weekend and had unlimited plays, this wasn't a big deal for us.

Now for the bad. Several greens were completely gone. I mean they were hit it and hope it stays close to the line you intended. Not really sure how they lost them as most of the greens were good but I guess the weather had something to do with it.

Also, the bunkers need a lot of work. Some had sand and some didn't. Some were raked and some weren't. As there are a lot of bunkers on this course, it makes it difficult to play when they're so hit or miss.

This was our second year visiting Scotch Hall and staying in one of the villas. I'm not sure if we'll return next year as I've seen a significant deterioration from last year to this and I feel it's a trend. For a weekend getaway with the guys, Scotch Hall is a bargain. But there's a limit to my penny pinching.

Oh and if you go to the bar after you play, don't let the bar manager know anyone in your group had drinks on the course. She's one of the most unfriendly people I've ever met. She will cut your whole group off. Think soup knotsy from Seinfeld.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Response from Scotch Hall Preserve on 09/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for sharing your review, We truly appreciate both your positive and constructive feedback and will be sure to pass it along to our team. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our layout at Scotch Hall Preserve and also appreciate your input on our maintenance. We hope to welcome you back for an enjoyable experience on the course in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

many pros but some cons

First time playing the course. Loved the layout, pace of play was great as we rarely saw another person. Free range balls, bottled water on course, carts with tees and GPS were all positives. On-course restrooms were clean. Pro shop guy was very friendly.
Okay, now the cons. While the fairways were in nice shape, some of the greens were spotty at best and 4 greens were totally unputtable. The bunkers are all beyond terrible as they are not even trying to fix them. The GPS in our cart did not work and the scorecard had no illustrations of the course. No idea what each hole featured.
I realize they have suffered from some tough weather. In speaking with the proshop the bunkers are at a standstill until they determine the proper course to repair them. This could be a fantastic place to play but I cannot recommend it to anyone with their current conditions/problems.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Time of my life

Golf here is over too quick.....enjoying myself too much..want to stay all day....can't wait to go back again....

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course Condition

The layout of this course is great. Generous fairways, some great views and lots of different hole designs. That's all the positives. I do appreciate the toll the weather took on many courses in the area and the south in general....however 6 greens still in marginal to bad condition. Not a single playable trap on the course. At least 40% with standing water in the trap. None had been conditioned or raked. Yes you can say the course cant control the weather.... however they do control their pricing and they do control notification of course conditions. No one including the general manager seemed interested in the feedback on the course. Perhaps a great tract at other times, but not right now.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from Scotch Hall Preserve on 08/22/2018:
Thank you for coming out to Scotch Hall Preserve and for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear about your disappointment with the conditions, but we understand your frustration. We will keep working to have the course in shape, and we hope you will be able to see some improvement the next time you visit us.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the drive from RDU. LOVE the course.

I live in Durham. Headed out to OBX yesterday and Decided to stop in between to play golf. Played Scotch Hall before Last September. Remember it very well and being in great shape. Every hole is different; very beautiful course on the Albemarle Sound. Got to use every club in the bag which I like. Will make this 2.5 hour drive on a weekend to play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Place

Why the course is real good the service and friendliness of the staff was outstanding (especially
Savanna and Sommer (sp)). They went above and beyond to ensure my cell phone (left in the cart) was returned at no cost to me. These two are a big reason that I will return to the course in the near future and thank them personally if possible.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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