Best golf courses: Carolinas

Golf in the Carolinas: blessed with warm temperatures and world-class golf courses, the Carolinas are a popular destination for both tourists and golfers alike. Some of the world’s best golf resorts and golf courses are located in both South and North Carolina. Here is a rundown on the best golf courses in Carolinas. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Carolinas on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Rees Jones
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Floyd & Jackson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ray Floyd and Tom Jackson.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Cobb, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

George Cobb

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Pete Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Love III, Davis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Davis Love III
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Norman, Greg

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Greg Norman
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Weiskopf, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Original design by Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish; renovated in 2011 by Davis Love III (of Love Golf Design).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Greensboro / Winston-Salem
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Greensboro / Winston-Salem

Designer

Champions course designed by Rees Jones (1990). Players course designed by George Cobb (1974) and revised by Rees Jones (1988).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Stranz, Mike

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mike Stranz
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Wilmington
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wilmington

Designer

Tim Cate
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Couples & Bates

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

Fred Couples signature course, co-designed with Gene Bates.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2014)
Pinehurst
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

(Closed in 2014)

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Rees Jones
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Arthur Hills
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Rees Jones
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Robbins, Rick

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Rick Robbins

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Spence, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Bob Spence
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Norfolk / Virginia Beach
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Norfolk / Virginia Beach

Designer

Rees Jones
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Ashville
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
By arrangement
Pinehurst
Coore & Crenshaw

Visitors?

By arrangement

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Raleigh-Durham
Jones Sr & Jones

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Raleigh-Durham

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr; redesigned by his son Rees Jones in 1994.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Restricted
Myrtle Beach
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Original design by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1948) with later modifications by Roger Rulewich (1999) and Rees Jones (2013).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Arthur Hills
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Wilmington
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Wilmington

Designer

Tom Fazio
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Love III, Davis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Davis Love III (signature course)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Walker, Thomas

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Original design by Gene Hamm (1966); substantially redesigned by Thomas Walker (2006).

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Love III, Davis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Davis Love III

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Cobb, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

George W. Cobb

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Designed by Clyde Johnston (as a tribute to Donald Ross).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Rulewich, Roger

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Roger Rulewich
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Ashville
Maples, Ellis

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

Original design by Ellis Maples (1967); modifications by Bobby Weed (2015).
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Ashville
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

The Grove Park Inn was originally established in 1913. Donald Ross designed the existing course in 1924.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Hilton Head Island
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Rees Jones designed the original layout (1986) and the 2007 restoration.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Dye & Nicklaus

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye in collaboration with Jack Nicklaus.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2017)
Myrtle Beach
Byrd & Johnston

Visitors?

(Closed in 2017)

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Willard Byrd & Clyde Johnston

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Gary Player; Bobby Weed designed the Weed 9-holes.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

In 1996 Gary Player took the former Marsh Point golf course and transformed it into today's Cougar Point.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Clyde Johnston
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Husband/wife team of Pete & Alice Dye

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Jack Nicklaus, who returned in 2000 to renovate and lengthen his original design.

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Nicklaus II, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Jack Nicklaus II
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Doak, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Doak
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

P.B. Dye
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Legends Golf

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Legends Golf
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Ashville
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

Originally established in 1892. Donald Ross designed the existing course in 1924.
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Willard C. Byrd

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Dan Maples

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Course

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Hilton Head Island
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Original design by husband/wife team Pete & Alice Dye (1982); modifications by Bobby Weed (2018).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Dan Maples

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross with later modifications by Kyle Franz (2013).

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Pinehurst
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Arnold Palmer

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Ashville
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Frank Duane

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Frank Duane

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Arnold Palmer & Frank Duane

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Clyde Johnston
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Rsrt guests only
Ashville
Jackson, Tom

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

Tom Jackson
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Johnston, Clyde

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Clyde Johnston
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Greensboro / Winston-Salem
Maxwell, Perry

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Greensboro / Winston-Salem

Designer

Original design by Perry Maxwell (1939); restored and modified by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2013).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Rees Jones
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Arthur Hills

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Fazio, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

George Fazio

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Augusta
Leeds, Herbert

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Augusta

Designer

Original 9-hole design by Thomas Hitchcock (founder) & Herbert Leeds (1892). Extended to 18-holes by Herbert Leeds & James Mackrell (1895). Modifications by Donald Ross (1928), Alister MacKenzie (1932), Rees Jones (1995), Tom Doak (2005), and most recently Gil Hanse (2007 and ongoing).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Arthur Hills
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Cupp, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Robert (Bob) Cupp
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Byrd, Willard

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Willard Byrd
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Jack Nicklaus
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Spence, Bob

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Bob Spence

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by Dr Leroy Culver (front-nine, 1897) and John Dunn Tucker (back-nine, 1898). Course substantially redesigned by Donald Ross (1901) to produce today's layout.
5-PLUS: In the world’s elite - has few peers; one of our top-rated 5s!
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1907), with subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974), Rees Jones (1998) and Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2010).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Donald Ross (1910).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1919), with subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1973) and Rees Jones (1982). Significant redesigns by Tom Fazio (1999) and Gil Hanse (2018).
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Maples, Ellis

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by Ellis Maples (1961); subsequent modifications by Robert Trent Jones Sr (1974).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Fazio, George & Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by George Fazio and nephew Tom Fazio (1979); subsequent modifications by Tom Fazio (2005).
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Jones, Rees

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Rees Jones - original design (1986) and subsequent modifications (2002).
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Pinehurst
Nicklaus, Jack

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Jack Nicklaus - original design (1988) and subsequent modifications (2012).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
White, Robert

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Robert White
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross with later modifications by John Fought (2004) and Kyle Franz (2016).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Player, Gary

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Gary Player

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Hamm, Gene

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Gene Hamm

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2010)
Pinehurst
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

(Closed in 2010)

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Dan Maples
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Restricted
Wilmington
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Wilmington

Designer

Tom Fazio
3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Cobb, George

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

George C. Cobb
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Byrd, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

William C. Byrd
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Dye, Pete

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Hilton Head Island

Designer

Original course design by George C. Cobb and Willard C. Byrd; redesigned Pete Dye (1994).
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Raleigh-Durham
Jackson, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Raleigh-Durham

Designer

Original layouts by Tom Jackson - Meadows course (1988), Highlands (1993) & Fairways (1995). Courses renovated by Rick Robbins - Meadows (2009), Fairways (2010) & Highlands (2011).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Dye, Pete & P.B.

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Father/son team of Pete Dye & P.B. Dye
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Charlotte
Cobb, Palmer & Fazio.

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Charlotte

Designer

Original design by George Cobb (1961); modifications by Arnold Palmer (1986) and Tom Fazio (1997).

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Jackson, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Jackson

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Calabash

Designer

Arnold Palmer

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Palmer, Arnold

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Arnold Palmer

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Greensboro / Winston-Salem
Ross, Donald

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Greensboro / Winston-Salem

Designer

Donald Ross
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Charlotte
Breeden & Jackson

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charlotte

Designer

Original design by Russell Breeden; redesigned by Tom Jackson in 1995.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Charlotte
Jones Jr, Robert Trent

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charlotte

Designer

Robert Trent Jones Jr.
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Augusta
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Augusta

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Love III, Davis

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Visitors welcome

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Hilton Head Island

Designer

Original layout by George Cobb (1962) with a later redesign by Mark McCumber (1995). Completely redesigned by Davis Love III (2015).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Hilton Head Island
Dye, Pete

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Visitors welcome

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Hilton Head Island

Designer

Original layout by George Cobb (1964) with later re-modelling by Clyde Johnston (1990). Completely redesigned by Pete Dye (2007).

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Byrd, Willard

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Willard Byrd

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Rees Jones

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Maples, Dan

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Dan Maples

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Greensboro / Winston-Salem
Ross, Donald

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Private club

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Greensboro / Winston-Salem

Designer

Donald Ross

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Ashville
RTJ II

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Visitors welcome

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Ashville

Designer

Robert Trent Jones II Golf Course Architects.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Breeden, Russell

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Visitors welcome

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Charleston

Designer

Russell Breeden
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Ross, Donald

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Visitors welcome

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Pinehurst

Designer

Donald Ross

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Dye, P.B.

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Southport, NC

Designer

P.B. Dye

3-star: Good course – an enjoyable test for your game.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Irwin, Hale

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Visitors welcome

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Southport, NC

Designer

Hale Irwin designed 18 of The Members Club's 27-holes, with Tim Cate weighing-in with the final nine.

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Cate, Tim

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Visitors welcome

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Southport, NC

Designer

Tim Cate

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Southport, NC
Nicklaus Design

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Visitors welcome

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Southport, NC

Designer

Nicklaus Design (project led by Mike Nicklaus)

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Garl, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Charleston

Designer

Ron Garl
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Jones, Rees

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Visitors welcome

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Pinehurst

Designer

Rees Jones

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Greensboro / Winston-Salem
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Greensboro / Winston-Salem

Designer

Championship course (1957) and Reynolds course (1959) designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr.

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Calabash
Cate, Tim

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Visitors welcome

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Calabash

Designer

Tim Cate
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Tomlinson, Ken

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ken Tomlinson
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Strantz, Mike

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Mike Strantz

Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Greensboro / Winston-Salem
Stranz, Mike

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Greensboro / Winston-Salem

Designer

Mike Stranz
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Tom Fazio & Lanny Wadkins

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Garl, Ron

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Ron Garl

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Stranz, Mike

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mike Stranz
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Raleigh-Durham
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Raleigh-Durham

Designer

Original design by George Cobb, extensively revamped by Tom Fazio (1999).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Johnston, Clyde

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Clyde Johnston
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Ashville
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Ashville

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Greenville
DeVictor, DJ

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Visitors welcome

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Greenville

Designer

DJ DeVictor
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Maples, Ellis

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Visitors welcome

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Pinehurst

Designer

Ellis Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Pinehurst
Maples, Ellis

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Pinehurst

Designer

Ellis Maples

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Tom Fazio's first solo design golf course.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Charleston
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Tom Fazio
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Wilmington
Ross, Donald

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Wilmington

Designer

Original design by Donald Ross (1926); restored by John Fought (2014).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Maples, Dan

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Dan Maples

3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Myrtle Beach
Graham, Mel

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Myrtle Beach

Designer

Mel Graham
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Charleston
Raynor, Seth

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Private club

Nearest city

Charleston

Designer

Original design by Seth Raynor & Charles Banks (1925); modifications by Tom Doak (1998) and Jim Urbina (2016).

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