Golfers' Choice 2020: Best of North Carolina golf courses

Best public courses from the Carolina Sandhills to the metros based on your reviews.
Mid Pines is another must-play Donald Ross design near Pinehurst.

Editor's Note: To view the latest North Carolina Golfers' Choice lists for 2021, click here.

The annual Golf Advisor state Golfers' Choice lists are compiled by analyzing the ratings and reviews submitted by members of our review 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 2019 to be eligible for this year's list.

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North Carolina golf courses reviewed in 2019: 276
Reviews of North Carolina golf courses in 2019: 4,875

  1. Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    3.1522470588
    39

  2. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.3430857143
    37

  3. Mid South Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Private
    4.6486235294
    86

  4. Deep Springs Country Club
    Stoneville, North Carolina
    Private
    4.1882352941
    31

  5. Duplin Country Club
    Kenansville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    2.7394857143
    69

  6. Dormie Club
    West End, North Carolina
    Private
    4.7815142857
    54

  7. The Pointe Golf Club
    Powells Point, North Carolina
    Public
    4.8545142857
    221

  8. Olde Beau Golf Club
    Roaring Gap, North Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.7647529412
    228

  9. Sugar Mountain Golf Course
    Banner Elk, North Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.4641470588
    169

  10. Scotch Hall Preserve
    Merry Hill, North Carolina
    Private/Resort
    4.7436058824
    243

  11. Cedarbrook Country Club
    State Road, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5698117647
    343

  12. Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort
    Calabash, North Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.3686882353
    625

  13. Talamore Golf Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.5238352941
    546

  14. Cross Creek Country Club
    Mount Airy, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6585857143
    141

  15. West Course at Grandover Resort
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.6028235294
    206

  16. Keith Hills Country Club
    Buies Creek, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5146941176
    711

  17. Eagle Chase Golf Club
    Marshville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6159176471
    861

  18. Cypress Landing Golf Course
    Chocowinity, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6828470588
    99

  19. Finley Golf Course at UNC
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Public
    4.4303058824
    672

  20. Emerald Golf Course
    New Bern, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4769882353
    268

  21. Legacy Golf Links
    Aberdeen, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.3082058824
    270

  22. Pinehurst No. 9 at Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    3.6527833333
    26

  23. Boone Golf Club
    Boone, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6722529412
    402

  24. Tobacco Road Golf Course
    Sanford, North Carolina
    Public
    4.1202823529
    94

  25. Pinehurst No. 4 at Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.1512571429
    18

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