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4.8
286 Reviews (286)
5 Stars
230
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
98.7%
Recommend this course
278 out of 286 reviews
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4.8
12 Reviews (12)
5 Stars
9
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
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2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
12 out of 12 reviews
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4.8
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
38 out of 38 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

4.8
286 Reviews (286)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 20
Plays Long 16
Thick Rough 14
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 20
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 20
A Weekend Splurge 16
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 22

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Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Mr. Roberts

It was cold and windy but had a great time. I actually had the back 9 a to myself. The joke came when that huge tree was in the middle of the fairway, with the green surrounded by bunkers…it was awesome. I look forward to playing when the course is green!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 02/09/2024

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

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful golf course and community!

Four of us traveled south from Virginia Beach to play Occano in October. We are so glad we made the trip. Beautiful, fun and challenging course, great scenery , so many picturesque holes and so well maintained. It was one of the best trips we've made in several years. The staff (Bubba and dining room staff) were so helpful and friendly. I can't wait to play it again.
THANKS!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout.

Great course, excellent staff. The lack of food/drinks at the turn was very disappointing.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course great, staff, not so

We ended up playing behind a group of 5 men who took their sweet time. We had a backup of 4 groups behind us. The lady behind us was with her husband and they drove 3 1/2 hours to get to the course and were very unhappy with the pace of ply. After a couple holes, she called the pro shop and complained about the 5dome taking so long to play. She was told by the pro shop that there was nothing he could do and it was too bad
.
My son and I played the rest of the round and when I went inside to the men's rest room I told the man behind the counter that this was the first 5 plus hour round this year, and I was not pleased about playing behind a group of 5 men who would not speed up, nor would they let anyone play through.
This is the first time playing this course since new management and very well may ne my last.
Totally unacceptable behavior all around.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/06/2023

We apologize for the negative experience you had at our golf course. We understand the frustration of playing behind a slow group and we apologize for the inconvenience it caused. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It was HOT

Beautiful course, near perfect conditions, blue sky, but hot. Not warm, or toasty, but hot. 98, high humidity, and no breeze. Nothing the course had a hand in but it just sucked the juice out of you. Started at 11:20 and finished around 3:40, didn't miss a second of the worst heat.
A couple of things bothered me. None of them had to do with the course itself or the staff. They had to do with some of the folks playing the course. I was taught as a young golfer that I should always repair my ball mark and one more. Still do it to this day. Yesterday I must have repaired at least 100 ball marks. Seems like I was the only one doing it. Not that it was confined to the greens, it carried over to the fairways as well. One guy ahead of us was especially noteworthy. He must have taken hundreds of practice swings as there were many patches where 4 or 5 nice fresh scalps were found.
Enough of that. We'll be back later this fall when it is a little cooler and we can fully enjoy this magnificent venue.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Thank you for your review and for acknowledging the beautiful condition of our golf course. We apologize for the hot weather that affected your experience and also understand your frustration with other players not repairing their ball marks. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to welcoming you back in the cooler fall weather.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Course conditions one of the best I've played. Salute to the staff for the maintenance. Nice course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Thank you for your review! We appreciate your kind words about our course conditions and the hard work of our staff. We are thrilled that you had a nice experience and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/09/2023

Wingnut03, thank you for the awesome rating! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another great experience, and thanks for choosing Occano.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Hello u314164069700. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave an excellent rating! We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future to earn that last star and thanks for choosing Occano!

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Occano!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Absolutely Stunning

What an amazing course. I found it listed in a list of "Top NC Courses" by Golf Digest, so I had to check it out. It was well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive. Every part of the course was well maintained and perfect. Large sand traps surrounding all of the greens, and also strategically placed up and down the fairways to challenge you even more. This is a great course that makes you focus on the placement of each shot, but yet not too hard so that it slows down the pace of play. This is great course for everyone with the love of the game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review of our golf course. We are delighted to hear that you found the course well maintained, challenging, and enjoyable to play. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Just Plain Awesome

If you have not played Occano you must not appreciate friendly staff, awesome practice area, tight fairways, bent greens, excellent traps, beautiful layout, excellent views of the Albemarle Sound, and the occasional Osprey or Bald Eagle showing you how to fish plus great pace of play and the best chicken salad sandwich ever !!! Just awesome !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of our golf course. We truly appreciate your kind words and the enthusiasm you have for our friendly staff, well-maintained facilities, and delicious food. We strive to provide the best experience for all of our customers and we are delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Extremely slow play will ruin your expensive experience

This course is difficult enough without having to deal with a 5+ hour round of golf. The course is not marshaled and slow play is becoming the norm. Even after asking a member of the grounds crew to notify the pro shop, no one came out to address the fact that at one point, we had 4 groups on a single Par 3. Great course in great condition, but the slow play and lack of interest from the pro shop ruined a good day golfing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Hi, u409376053. 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 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

One of the best courses I've ever played!

Course in tremendous condition, fantastic layout. Beautiful views.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your kind words about our golf course, including the tremendous condition, fantastic layout, and beautiful views.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Phenomenal

The course is in fantastic shape. The layout is excellent. The views can’t be beat. I will be playing this course again soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2023

Thank you so much for your positive review of our golf course! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the course's condition, layout, and views. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another round of golf.

Played On
Reviews 2
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful

By far one of the best public courses I have ever played. Cleveland has some beautiful tracks but this place was so well made. The layout was impeccable. Went with the nature and grounds so well with every hole having its own iconic view. The challenges it presents and the views are what will get me coming back here when I can

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