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The intrepid Spanish first settled in North Carolina way back in the 16th century but golf arrived two centuries later in South Carolina. The Country Club of Asheville is one of North Carolina’s oldest golf clubs (inaugurated in 1894) and it has a rather intriguing story that involved a course swap in the 1970s. Linville Golf Club (1892) is however considered the Tar Heel state’s oldest golf club.

North Carolina

The intrepid Spanish first settled in North Carolina way back in the 16th century but golf arrived two centuries later in South Carolina. The Country Club of Asheville is one of North Carolina’s oldest golf clubs (inaugurated in 1894) and it has a rather intriguing story that involved a course swap in the 1970s. Linville Golf Club (1892) is however considered the Tar Heel state’s oldest golf club.

For most, Pinehurst (1895) is the synonym for golf in North Carolina. Pinehurst was home to Donald Ross for nearly fifty years and the Resort occupies a vast 2,000-acre tract of Carolinian sandhills. You’ll need to schedule a little more time than usual to play the entire set of Pinehurst’s courses, but save enough time to play Ross’s Pine Needles and Mid Pines, which are located a couple of miles from the main resort. In fact, there are more than fifty Donald Ross courses in North Carolina, which means around 10% of the state's 600 golf courses (Scotland has a similar number of courses) were touched by the prolific Scotsman.

Of course there's more to North Carolina than just Pinehurst and Donald Ross. There’s George Cobb’s Quail Hollow, a PGA Tour regular stop at historic Charlotte Country Club, and there's also a trio of Tom Fazio’s finest designs at Wade Hampton, Eagle Point and Mountaintop -- and don't forget Fazio also left a design legacy at Pinehurst.

Our North Carolina Best In State Rankings were last updated in November 2020. Click the link to read the story.

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Pinehurst (No.2)

Pinehurst (No.2)

Pinehurst, North Carolina

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Old Town

Old Town

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Wade Hampton

Wade Hampton

Cashiers, North Carolina

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Roaring Gap

Roaring Gap

Roaring Gap, North Carolina

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Charlotte

Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Quail Hollow Club

Quail Hollow Club

Charlotte, North Carolina

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Grandfather

Grandfather

Linville, North Carolina

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Tobacco Road

Tobacco Road

Sanford, North Carolina

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Mid Pines

Mid Pines

Southern Pines, North Carolina

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Dormie Club

Dormie Club

West End, North Carolina

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