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4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
93.2%
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143 out of 147 reviews
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4.8
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4.9
Value
4.7
Layout
5.0
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4.8
Amenities
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4.5
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4.7
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4.9
Value
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Layout
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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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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.

Available Activities

Swimming, Fishing, Riding

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
147 Reviews (147)

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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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
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

New course for me!

Excellent course! The only sticking point for me is the drive, I live in Va. Beach so I was a 1:45 minute drive each way but if you live closer this course needs to be on your regular rotation! The greens are TOUGH so bring your A game when putting. I will definitely play here again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A fabulous course off the beaten path!

This Palmer layout sits along the Chowan River/Albemarle Sound in splendid isolation. The crowds have not come and only a few homes have been constructed. That said, the place is a gem! Visually interesting, great greens and grass all around, bring your A game from the tips or something less (like me) and play up. I've played many of the top course from Pinehurst to Doral and this track ranks with the best of them. You will not be disappointed in any way!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Excellent Course

Great Staff, Great Course, Great Friends. I have played the course many times and am fortunate to live nearby. From the GM to the Cart guys, all will do their best to accommodate if possible. TJ and staff have performed expertly, for the course is in absolute great shape. Bunkers need some care, expect the rough to penalize, so keep it in the middle! Expect to see Deer, Bear, Bobcats, Turkey and Eagles, for they also live nearby.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The great course and great service than the price

You can enjoy golf in nature and the facilities are excellent.
The staff is also the best. I'm looking forward to playing excite golf here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/02/2020

Very poor general management

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Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

One of NC’s Best

This is a special test nestled along Salmon Creek and the Albemarle Sound. Perfect fairways, challenging rough and rolling greens. Only the bunkers need some tending to as most are very firm and more concrete than sand. Once that happens, this place will be one of the best on the Eastern seaboard. But frankly, the rest of the course is in such great shape, it still gets five stars for condition.

It doesn’t get much better than the 1-2 finish of 17-18. A par 3 17 along the sound with no bailouts available, followed by a par 5 18 with water left and bunkers in so many landing spots. Don’t overlook 9 as you hit the turn, a long uphill fairway with a couple holes and the sound below you on the right.

Amenities are great, and the course releases so few tee times publicly (usually only on GolfNow) that you can go at your own pace and get little to no resistance or traffic. Definitely have to look into their rent and play deals they offer on weekends.

Wherever you are, this is a drive to get to, but it’s completely worth it. Make a day of it and get to Scotch Hall for a truly great day. Arnold Palmer had some fun with this one.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2020

General management is very poor

Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/03/2020

We had 12 people going to golf today through labor day. Because of Daniel the general manager they left and won't be back. Its a shame we were treated so poorly by him. Everyone one else is great

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Commented on 09/03/2020

Your course is beautiful and the staff at golf pro but your general manager is very unprofessional and is making yall lose so many people going there. Our company Thermo fisher will not go there because of him.

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Commented on 09/03/2020

Hi, thank you for reviewing us. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round. Feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Scotch Hall Preserve, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

First time there, and I would go back again!! Fairways are plush, greens are perfect, and the staff is great. Definitely recommend anyone to go there and play, you will not be disappointed. Staff knows the bunkers need some work, and let you know up front. My thought, stay out of them and you are fine. This place is a hidden gem!!! Even have golf packages to stay on site.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/02/2020

great course but the general management is very poor.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome

Beautiful course, challenging, complimentary bottled water, free range balls, beautiful bent grass greens

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers Galore!

I think I played from a majority of them! Course is in fabulous condition. Fairways could be greens, and the greens are near perfect.
Tough course...Palmer has control!
Terrific environment along the inland coast, and some very special hole designs.
The bunkers were not in good condition...too much rain.
Did not score well...but had a great afternoon on this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Always a pleasure to play at this course. Always in great shape and very friendly service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Beautiful course. I was very impressed with the course condition considering the time of year and the amount of rain we have had lately.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Scotch Hall is a must play

It is a great risk-reward golf course. The lay out is fun and fair. The greens ran at a nice speed. Only down fact is their bunkers need work. The par 3’s require your full attention and are exciting holes to play. The driving range is a long ways from the clubhouse, but using the cart takes care of that. Take the time to make the TRIP out to nowhere to play this gem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Day at the Hall

It’s a fun course with lots of risk, reward holes. Greens were rolling true and same speed all day. Will play again anytime

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Scotch Hall Preserve

Excellent course with outstanding lodging facilities. Lindsay and Cherry are fantastic. Customer service representatives. Without reservation I recommend Scotch Hall Preserve.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing

Overall okay, but expected more

Drove a few hours to play this Arnold Palmer course. I was surprised at $65, that the course didn’t have a ranger. Staff wasn’t very attentive how players were starting the round off. We were behind 2 groups of 5, which was a huge inconvenience on the front 9. Our golf cart died, which they replaced within 10 minutes. We had to let the group behind us play through and they informed us that their cart died too. When our backup arrived the staff member said “ we have had a lot die today”. Some greens were rough. It was a brutal summer, so I understand to a degree. But these had huge dead spots. The bunkers were either hard as concrete or mud puddles. Overall the layout was fun and some very pretty holes. It very nice of the course to provide coolers full of bottled water. TLDR; it’s expensive for what you get. Slow play, Conditions of greens and bunkers is shoddy, nice fairways and gorgeous views.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 09/23/2019

Hello, ifuller91. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we appreciate the compliments. We are working to improve the greens and bunkers. Our team hopes you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Excellent Course

An excellent course that offers a great experience for all levels of players

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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