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
    3.7388764706
    39

  2. Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4068764706
    37

  3. Mid South Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Private
    4.6159647059
    69

  4. Deep Springs Country Club
    Stoneville, North Carolina
    Private
    4.3808
    30

  5. Duplin Country Club
    Kenansville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    2.9949833333
    69

  6. Dormie Club
    West End, North Carolina
    Private
    4.9063647059
    54

  7. The Pointe Golf Club
    Powells Point, North Carolina
    Public
    4.8954176471
    221

  8. Olde Beau Golf Club
    Roaring Gap, North Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.8074705882
    166

  9. Sugar Mountain Golf Course
    Banner Elk, North Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.6095235294
    130

  10. Scotch Hall Preserve
    Merry Hill, North Carolina
    Private/Resort
    4.7346176471
    206

  11. Cedarbrook Country Club
    State Road, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5000470588
    272

  12. Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort
    Calabash, North Carolina
    Semi-Private/Resort
    4.3746352941
    444

  13. Talamore Golf Club
    Southern Pines, North Carolina
    Public/Resort
    4.7178705882
    478

  14. Cross Creek Country Club
    Mount Airy, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5618941176
    141

  15. West Course at Grandover Resort
    Greensboro, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4224235294
    152

  16. Keith Hills Country Club
    Buies Creek, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.4955
    604

  17. Eagle Chase Golf Club
    Marshville, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6639823529
    721

  18. Cypress Landing Golf Course
    Chocowinity, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5729529412
    54

  19. Finley Golf Course at UNC
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Public
    4.4287352941
    526

  20. Emerald Golf Course
    New Bern, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.5825764706
    210

  21. Legacy Golf Links
    Aberdeen, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.3478294118
    198

  22. Pinehurst No. 9 at Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.4740285714
    24

  23. Boone Golf Club
    Boone, North Carolina
    Semi-Private
    4.6173941176
    320

  24. Tobacco Road Golf Course
    Sanford, North Carolina
    Public
    4.2962
    92

  25. Pinehurst No. 4 at Pinehurst Resort
    Pinehurst, North Carolina
    Resort
    4.5
    18

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