North Carolina Golf Course Reviews and Travel Reviews
Here is a collection of GolfBlogger’s articles on golf in North Carolina. It includes articles on Pinehurst — the Cradle of American Golf — the Rumbling Bald resort on Lake Lure and Tobacco Road.
North Carolina boasts 533 golf courses, including some of the highest rated courses in the nation. With its relatively mild winters, North Carolina is a year-round attraction for golfers. For midwesterners trying to escape snow and ice, North Carolina is a nice alternative.
The average daily temperature is 59 degrees. For midwesterners, that’s shorts weather.
The Pinehurst area has more than forty courses, including the legendary Pinehurst #2, Pine Needles, The Country Club of North Carolina, Mid Pines, Mid South, Tobacco Road, Talamore, Longleaf and Seven Lakes.
Golf in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge include Bald Mountain and Apple Valley at Rumbling Bald resort, the Boone Golf Club, Omni Grove Park Inn, Mount Mitchell and Sequoyah National.
Along the coast, you’ll find Bald Head Island, Nags Head, Albemarle Plantation and Sea Trail Golf Resort.
Outside of the Pinehurst area, central North Carolina features the Arnold Palmer designed Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State, Rock Barn, a Champions Tour stop, and Hillanddale Golf Course. Hillandale boasts Donald Ross, Perry Maxwell and George Cobb as architects who have worked on their layout.
For fans of classic golf architecture, North Carolina boasts fifty! Donald Ross courses. Ross made his home in Pinehurst, where he continued to tinker with his masterpiece — Pinehurst#2 until his death in 1948.