Formerly known as Scotch Hall Preserve.
|White (W)||72||6073 yards||77.4||145|
|Yellow (W)||72||5330 yards||73.1||130|
|Red (W)||69||4427 yards||67.2||118|
|Palmer M: 77.1/146||414||420||205||390||612||428||172||552||451||3644||443||523||331||404||233||462||445||207||570||3618||7262|
|Silver M: 75.3/142||402||407||195||381||594||402||161||538||436||3516||425||506||321||391||206||445||421||189||554||3458||6974|
|Cherry Hills M: 73.8/138||402||407||182||356||561||381||146||494||436||3365||425||506||296||358||175||445||361||189||554||3309||6674|
|Blue M: 72.7/135||377||378||182||356||583||381||156||494||369||3276||393||469||296||358||195||415||385||167||491||3169||6445|
|Green M: 70.9/132 W: 75.3/137||364||358||152||332||561||365||146||480||358||3116||375||452||289||343||175||355||361||144||463||2957||6073|
|Birkdale M: 69.1/128 W: 77.4/145||364||327||139||332||464||365||124||480||358||2953||330||403||289||305||175||339||332||144||425||2742||5695|
|White M: 67.4/124 W: 73.1/130||321||327||139||294||464||315||124||434||306||2724||330||403||266||305||108||339||332||98||425||2606||5330|
|Troon M: 66.1/120 W: 71.3/126||321||273||139||294||406||315||124||434||300||2606||239||403||266||305||108||339||249||98||425||2432||5038|
|Yellow M: 63.1/114 W: 67.2/118||222||273||92||290||406||219||124||351||300||2277||239||397||190||265||108||250||249||95||357||2150||4427|
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Fishing, Riding
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How close can u get!!! No 17 Par 3 Photo submitted by clfalkiner on 05/29/2017
Number 9 par 4. Photo submitted by JustaGOONER on 02/06/2015
Number 14, 230 yard par 3 from the tips. Photo submitted by JustaGOONER on 02/06/2015
Number 5, 612 yards from the tips. Par 5. What a hole.... Photo submitted by JustaGOONER on 02/06/2015
Number 12, par 4. Photo submitted by JustaGOONER on 02/06/2015
Very enjoyeable round and the scenery was fantastic .
Fairways and greens in very good condition and well manicured. Great practice facilitates. Staff very friendly and pace of play was average. A great value for the money. Will definitely play this course again.
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.
Course conditions one of the best I've played. Salute to the staff for the maintenance. Nice course
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.
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.
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 !!!
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.
One of the best courses I've ever played!
Course in tremendous condition, fantastic layout. Beautiful views.
The course is in fantastic shape. The layout is excellent. The views can’t be beat. I will be playing this course again soon.
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
Occano is a joy to play. It is a wonderful layout in a picturesque setting. The staff is very friendly and the post round food and beverages are excellent.
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!
Hi, u314161593553. 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!
Everything smooth on this immaculate goof course, from the fairways to the bunkers and greens. Pro-quality bunker sand splashes the ball out. StunnIng views of Albermarle Sound. Everyone associated with the course is keenly interested in your enjoyment.
Your feedback is important to us, u314163560994. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Occano.
Course is well liad out and very challenging as would be expected. Turf was soggy and thin but to be expected for this time of year. I will play again when things green up and dry up.