Best of 2017: Top 25 golf courses in North Carolina according to golfer reviews

(Editor's Note: Click here to view the 2018 Best of North Carolina list)

Golf Advisor is looking back on the top-rated courses in each state for 2017 according to your ratings and reviews. Golf courses needed to receive at least one review from an active and trusted member in the calendar year to be considered eligible for our state lists. To view more details on how we compile our best-of lists, visit our Top 50 U.S. Courses list.

North Carolina golf courses reviewed in 2017: 261
Total reviews of N.C. golf courses in 2017: 4,977

Top 25 courses in North Carolina in 2017

Nags Head


Shallote


Southern Pines


Asheville


Calabash


Raleigh


Kenansville


Chapel Hill


Beaufort


State Road


Boone


West End


Lenoir


Marshville


Rocky Mount


Grandy


Mount Airy


Conover


Whittier


Lake Lure


Southern Pines


Southern Pines


Merry Hill


Pinehurst


Sanford


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I just don't understand this list...Tobacco Road isn't on the same plane as #2 or Pine Needles...that said, I can understand the ranking because people ohh and ahh over it. It's a fun course, but not best in the state. Beaufort Club at #17 is a fair course, surely not that high in the state. I'd say Beaufort is like a 4 out of 10, very average. Duplin Country Club is the real head scratcher though. At present, I've played 258 different golf courses, 15 of those no longer exist...so of the 243 that remain, Duplin CC falls somewhere around 235. I don't know...maybe they've spend a couple million dollars since I was there last.

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This list is based on aggregated reviews on the site. If no one is reviewing the course, then it doesn't get any credit on the list. This isn't the opinion of some random golf writer, it's based on a full year of feedback from golfers who have actually played these courses, hence why these lists look nothing like any of the other "Best of" lists you'll find throughout traditional golf media

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If you haven’t played Duplin within the last 2 years. You should go again. Awesome!

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How does it compare to any courses in the Jacksonville-Wilmington area? River Landing, Castle Bay, even Wilmington GC or Bear Trail?

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