Best of 2018: North Carolina

The top courses in the state based on your ratings and reviews
Before the night was done, the Wampanoags brought out the peace pipe and everyone smoked the aromatic tobacco from Tobacco Road Golf Club with pledges of continued harmony.

The yearly Golf Advisor state best-of lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our community throughout the year. We use our Golf Advisor Index logic that weights newer reviews and combine it with a course's weighted subcategory averages. Reviews from trusted and active reviewers are weighted heavier than inactive members.

Courses must offer public access and have received at least one review in 2018 to be eligible for this year's list.

North Carolina golf courses reviewed in 2018: 233
Reviews of N.C. golf courses in 2018: 4,018

  1. Sanford, North Carolina
    Public
    4.3656882353
    93

  2. Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.9495
    34

  3. Merry Hill, North Carolina
    Private/Resort
    4.7288411765
    211

  4. Leland, North Carolina
    Public
    4.5096529412
    127

  5. Greensboro, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.5120058824
    162

  6. Kenansville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    2.9949833333
    69

  7. State Road, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5141823529
    285

  8. Leland, North Carolina
    Resort/Public
    4.1652529412
    53

  9. Aberdeen, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.3926058824
    215

  10. Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    2.4027833333
    25

  11. Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4068764706
    37

  12. Summerfield, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    2.3915666667
    167

  13. Beaufort, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4950823529
    143

  14. Mount Airy, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5618941176
    141

  15. Marshville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6698647059
    744

  16. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Public
    4.4302
    557

  17. Buies Creek, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4872176471
    613

  18. Boone, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6296823529
    323

  19. Asheville, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4263823529
    341

  20. West End, North Carolina
    Private
    4.9063647059
    54

  21. Rutherfordton, North Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.4445176471
    264

  22. Clemmons, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.2695176471
    305

  23. Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    3.6665058824
    39

  24. Roaring Gap, North Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.8066
    176

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This list is a complete joke. Not much more to say.

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Seriously....Tobacco Road over any of the other top 20? I mean,...who gave you these ratings?

Tobacco Road is certainly "interesting"...."quirky" to say the least. When a course has to station rangers on the course, to point you in the right direction of where you are to aim your drive,...I mean really? That felt more like putt-putt on a large scale. I know those who play the course either love it or hate it. That alone should keep it out of the top 20. There are so many other high quality courses in NC. Where is Duke Washington Inn Course? It held an NCAA Championship in it's past. What about some of the courses down in the Myrtle Beach area? You need more mature raters...people who understand golf course design.

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