Top 20 courses in North Carolina according to Golf Advisor reviews in 2015

North Carolina, thanks to the Village of Pinehurst, makes for one of the country's most historic golf destinations. But the entire state is stacked with golf courses of all sorts and green fees.

Golf Advisor reviewers throughout 2015 rated courses around Pinehurst, plus metro areas Charlotte, Raleigh, the Carolina Triangle and more. Famed Pinehurst No. 2 made the list, of course, as well as some of its modern neighbors. But there are some lesser known courses that also fared very well. The state is even home to the friendliest-rated course in the U.S., Deercroft Golf & Country Club in Wagram, N.C.

Most of North Carolina is covered, so you're always around the corner from a course that your peers have rated strongly. You can click on each course page to view ratings details as well as what golfers are saying about the experience.

Top 20 courses in North Carolina


Chapel Hill
Architect: Tom Fazio


Sanford
Architect: Mike Strantz


Waynesville
Architect: Donald Ross, John Drake


Clayton
JMP Design Group


Sunset Beach
Architect: Dan Maples


Beaufort
Architect: Bob Moore


Boone
Architect: Ellis Maples


Clemmons
Architect: Nicklaus Design


Hayesville
Achitect: Willard Byrd


Shelby
Architect: Rick Robbins, Brian Lussier


Wagram
Architect: Joe Williams


Sunset Beach
Architect: Tim Cate


New Bern
Architect: Rees Jones


Grandy
Architect: Russell Breeden


Charlotte
Architect: Land Design L.L.C.


Pinehurst
Architect: Donald Ross, Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw


Snow Hill
Architect: Bob Moore


Elkin
Architect: Ellis Maples


Merry Hill
Architect: Arnold Palmer


Mount Airy
Architect: Joe Lee, Kris Spence


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People forget about how good of a golf state NC is

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Champions Course, Bryan Park, Greensboro, NC.  A public facility that is tough and scenic.

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Pine Hollow is long overdue for recognition of being a challenging yet fun layout.

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