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
    4.2790529412
    91

  2. Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.3019705882
    34

  3. Merry Hill, North Carolina
    Private/Resort
    4.7260352941
    202

  4. Leland, North Carolina
    Public
    4.6545176471
    120

  5. Greensboro, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4759470588
    149

  6. Kenansville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    2.9949833333
    69

  7. State Road, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4818176471
    266

  8. Leland, North Carolina
    Resort/Public
    4.1652529412
    53

  9. Aberdeen, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4096
    195

  10. Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4740285714
    24

  11. Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.3210823529
    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
    4.6661470588
    709

  16. Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Public
    4.4196823529
    521

  17. Buies Creek, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5123470588
    596

  18. Lake Lure, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.1964285714
    19

  19. Boone, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5935470588
    314

  20. Asheville, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4111529412
    324

  21. West End, North Carolina
    Private
    4.9063647059
    54

  22. Rutherfordton, North Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.5906411765
    262

  23. Clemmons, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.2038882353
    292

  24. Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.2025176471
    37

  25. Roaring Gap, North Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.7970117647
    161

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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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