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4.7
240 Reviews (240)
5 Stars
195
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.4
95.7%
Recommend this course
232 out of 240 reviews
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4.8
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.9
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.8
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.9
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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4.8
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.9
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
97.8%
Recommend this course
44 out of 45 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 7262 yards
Slope 146
Rating 77.1

Formerly known as Scotch Hall Preserve.

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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Tifsport Bermuda Grass
Greens 50-50 blend of A1 & A4 Creeping Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Available Activities

Swimming, Fishing, Riding

Available Sports

Fitness

Accolades

Reviews

4.7
240 Reviews (240)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 19
Plays Long 15
Thick Rough 13
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
Advanced Golfers 19
A Weekend Splurge 15
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 21

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

It's great course and view

This course is considered course for all player.!
I was fun to play it and had great experience for me.
but half hole is not working now.
I heard that It is available at end of September.
Anyway, staff and amenity are great .
Thank you for asking me this time!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fantastic Course

Occano is a fantastic course with an outstanding layout and absolutely beautiful scenic holes. The course is in great condition. At this point you can only play the back nine since the front nine is undergoing a major renovation of all of its bunkers and areas around the greens. When complete this will be a course that you will have to put on your list of places to play. The course is exceptional, the staff is friendly and welcoming, and the price is reasonable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Check in with course first

I have heard so much about this course out in the middle of nowhere. Definitely worth the drive, but... They are undergoing major course revamping. Only upon arrival were we notified that only 9 holes were open. The front nine are going thru upgrades/changes. They are putting a lot of money into what already was a beautiful place to play. At least the 9 I got to see. This will be going on for at least all summer, so do yourself a favor and know what you're going to get. Again, great layout, beautiful views and course in great condition. Got to play the same 9 twice and that in itself helps if you're a first-time visitor.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Awesome Coarse Great Views

Fantastic Find! Straight shot to the coarse beautiful scenery and super clean coarse. Greens were great, it seemed like we were on our own private coarse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun, challenging course with a super layout!

I’ve played her several times over the last couple of years but this was my first time since new ownership a couple of months ago. Drove 90 minutes from Va Beach as facility is top shelf. They needed a beverage cart for 85 degree day. Not sure why it wasn’t out. Great value but in the middle of nowhere. I’ll return when I have a day to get away.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2022

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Occano. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/09/2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Occano.

Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent

Fiarways, bunkers, greens, tee boxes all in excellent condition - plus yeti coolers every few holes with bottled water. A lot of sand traps, so some might find that difficult but typical of Arnold Palmer courses. Overall, excellent and would go again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Sand traps

Sand traps Need work. But we were told they will be doing a major overhaul later this summer. Otherwise a nice course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Scotch Hall

We have played Scotch Hall Preserve several times and love the course and the layout. This time of year the fairways are like everywhere else a little thin but are playable. The greens were in great condition. Also the staff was pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend Scotch Hall Preserve.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

This is a great course. They treat you like a posh place but without the posh attitude.
Free range balls
Water bottles in coolers on the course
Beautiful layout. Challenging but not so hard you can’t play.

They are going to be closing one nine to fix the bunkers then swapping to do the other nine. It will take all summer

We live an hour 20 minutes away and the clubhouse guy said call we will give you a great rate.

I like that attitude.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent layout!

Love the course, bunkers could use some attention.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite course in NC

I love this place. Staff is always friendly and pace of place is great. Course is in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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