Carolinas (NC, SC) Best Golf Courses

Best golf courses in the Carolinas (NC, SC)

The Carolinas, blessed with warm temperatures and world-class golf courses, 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.

North Carolina can boast the very special inland resort of Pinehurst, while in South Carolina, there are two big coastal resorts - the ever popular Myrtle Beach with its huge golf course offering for golfers of every hue, and the more "refined" Hilton Head Island resort - a favourite golf destination of the Where2Golf team. 
In between these major golf destinations, there are hundreds of other golf venues to choose from. 

Here is a rundown on the best golf courses in Carolinas. 

 Carolinas Golf Map   To make the most out of your golf trip, look up the location of the courses in the Carolinas (NC, SC) on the map. It will help you with your planning to play the best courses during your holidays. On the maps we have indicated golf hotels and Stay & Play resorts with the following symbol Stay & Play Golf Resorts
Where2Golf has applied a rating to each golf course visited. The rating scale, 5 (highest) to 1 (lowest), attempts to provide an indication of the golfing experience you can expect at each rated course. 

click on the green arrow in the toolbar OF the table below to sortStay & Play Golf Resort.Private course – for members and their invited guests only.Unrated course – not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.2-star: reasonable standard. Good value, especially if better courses not available.3-star: a good course with many fine features.3+ (3-gold): a good course with many fine features. One of our top-rated 3’s.4-star: a must play course - excellent standard.4+ (4-gold): a must play course - excellent standard. One of our top-rated 4’s !5-star: simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.5+ (5-gold): simply the best - golf courses don’t get better than this. One of our top-rated 5’s!
Arcadian Shores 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachJones, Rees
Arrowhead, SC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachFloyd & Jackson
Bald Head Island 3b.gifVisitors welcomeSouthport, NCCobb, George
Barefoot (Dye) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachDye, Pete
Barefoot (Fazio) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachFazio, Tom
Barefoot (Love) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachLove III, Davis
Barefoot (Norman) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachNorman, Greg
Bloody Pt, Daufuskie Is. 3b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandWeiskopf, Tom
Brunswick Plantation 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashByrd, Willard
Bryan Park 0.gifVisitors welcomeGreensboroJones, Rees
Caledonia 5a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachStranz, Mike
Cape Fear National 4a.gifVisitors welcomeWilmingtonCate, Tim
Carolina National 4a.gifVisitors welcomeSouthport, NCCouples & Bates
Carolina, The 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstPalmer, Arnold
Charleston National 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonJones, Rees
Coosaw Creek 0.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonHills, Arthur
Country Club of Hilton Head 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandJones, Rees
Crescent Pointe 0.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandPalmer, Arnold
Crow Creek 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashRobbins, Rick
Crowfield 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonSpence, Bob
Currituck, The 0.gifVisitors welcomeNorfolk / Virginia BeachJones, Rees
Diamond Creek p.gifPrivate clubAshvilleFazio, Tom
Dormie Club 4b.gifBy arrangementPinehurstCoore & Crenshaw
Duke University 4b.gifVisitors welcomeRaleigh-DurhamJones Sr & Jones
Dunes West 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonHills, Arthur
Dunes, The (Myrtle Beach) 5a.gifRestrictedMyrtle BeachJones Sr, Robert Trent
Eagle Point, NC p.gifPrivate clubWilmingtonFazio, Tom
Eagle's Pointe, SC 0.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandLove III, Davis
Fripp Island (Ocean Creek) 0.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandLove III, Davis
Fripp Island (Ocean Point) 0.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandCobb, George
Glen Dornoch 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachJohnston, Clyde
Golden Bear at Indigo Run 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandNicklaus, Jack
Grande Dunes, SC 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachRulewich, Roger
Grandfather p.gifPrivate clubAshvilleMaples, Ellis
Grove Park Inn 0.gifVisitors welcomeAshvilleRoss, Donald
Haig Point p.gifPrivate clubHilton Head IslandJones, Rees
Harbour Town 5a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandDye & Nicklaus
Heather Glen 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachByrd & Johnston
Heritage Club, SC 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachMaples, Dan
Hilton Head National 4b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandPlayer, Gary
Kiawah Is. (Cougar Point) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonPlayer, Gary
Kiawah Is. (Oak Point) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonJohnston, Clyde
Kiawah Is. (Ocean Course) 5b.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonDye, Pete
Kiawah Is. (Osprey Point) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonFazio, Tom
Kiawah Is. (Turtle Point) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonNicklaus, Jack
Legacy, NC 0.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstNicklaus II, Jack
Legends (Heathland), SC 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachDoak, Tom
Legends (Moorland), SC 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachDye, P.B.
Legends (Parkland), SC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachLegends Golf
Linville 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyAshvilleRoss, Donald
Litchfield 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachByrd, Willard
Little River 4b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstMaples, Dan
Long Bay 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachNicklaus, Jack
Long Cove p.gifPrivate clubHilton Head IslandDye, Pete
Longleaf 3b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstMaples, Dan
May River, Palmetto Bluff 4b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandNicklaus, Jack
Melrose, Daufuskie Is. 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandNicklaus, Jack
Mid Pines 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstRoss, Donald
Mid South 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyPinehurstPalmer, Arnold
Mountaintop p.gifPrivate clubAshvilleFazio, Tom
Myrtle Beach Natl (King's North) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachPalmer, Arnold
Myrtle Beach Natl (SouthCreek) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachPalmer, Arnold
Myrtle Beach Natl (West) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachPalmer, Arnold
Ocean Ridge (Jaguar's Lair) 0.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashCate, Tim
Ocean Ridge (Leopard's Chase) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashCate, Tim
Ocean Ridge (Lion's Paw) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashByrd, Willard
Ocean Ridge (Panther's Run) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashCate, Tim
Ocean Ridge (Tiger's Eye) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashCate, Tim
Old Carolina 0.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandJohnston, Clyde
Old Edwards 0.gifRsrt guests onlyAshvilleJackson, Tom
Old South 0.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandJohnston, Clyde
Old Town Club p.gifPrivate clubGreensboro / Winston-SalemMaxwell, Perry
Oyster Bay 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashMaples, Dan
Oyster Reef 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandJones, Rees
Palmetto Dunes (Arthur Hills) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandHills, Arthur
Palmetto Dunes (Fazio) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandFazio, George
Palmetto Dunes (Trent Jones) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandJones Sr, Robert Trent
Palmetto GC p.gifPrivate clubAugustaLeeds, Herbert
Palmetto Hall (Arthur Hills) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandHills, Arthur
Palmetto Hall (Robert Cupp) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandCupp, Robert
Patriots Point 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonByrd, Willard
Pawleys Plantation 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachNicklaus, Jack
Pearl Golf Links (East) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashMaples, Dan
Pearl Golf Links (West) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashMaples, Dan
Pine Forest 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonSpence, Bob
Pine Needles 5a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstRoss, Donald
Pinehurst No.1 3b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstRoss, Donald
Pinehurst No.2 5b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstRoss, Donald
Pinehurst No.3 3a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstRoss, Donald
Pinehurst No.4 5a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstFazio, Tom
Pinehurst No.5 3b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstMaples, Ellis
Pinehurst No.6 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstFazio, George & Tom
Pinehurst No.7 4b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstJones, Rees
Pinehurst No.8 (Centennial) 5a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstFazio, Tom
Pinehurst No.9 4b.gifRsrt guests onlyPinehurstNicklaus, Jack
Pinewild (Holly) 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstPlayer, Gary
Pinewild (Magnolia) 4b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstHamm, Gene
Pit Golf Links 4a.gif(Closed in 2010)PinehurstMaples, Dan
Port Royal (Barony) 3a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandCobb, George
Port Royal (Planter's Row) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandByrd, William
Port Royal (Robber's Row) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandDye, Pete
Porters Neck 4a.gifRestrictedWilmingtonFazio, Tom
Prestonwood p.gifPrivate clubRaleigh-DurhamJackson, Tom
Prestwick CC, SC 4a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachDye, Pete & P.B.
Quail Hollow, NC p.gifPrivate clubCharlotteCobb, Palmer & Fazio.
River Club, SC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachJackson, Tom
Rivers Edge 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashPalmer, Arnold
RiverTowne 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonPalmer, Arnold
Roaring Gap p.gifPrivate clubGreensboro / Winston-SalemRoss, Donald
Rock Barn (Jackson) 0.gifVisitors welcomeCharlotteBreeden & Jackson
Rock Barn (Jones) 0.gifVisitors welcomeCharlotteJones Jr, Robert Trent
Sage Valley p.gifPrivate clubAugustaFazio, Tom
Sea Pines (Atlantic Dunes) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandLove III, Davis
Sea Pines (Heron Point) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeHilton Head IslandDye, Pete
Sea Trail (Byrd) 3a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashByrd, Willard
Sea Trail (Jones) 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashJones, Rees
Sea Trail (Maples) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashMaples, Dan
Sedgefield p.gifPrivate clubGreensboroRoss, Donald
Sequoyah National 4a.gifVisitors welcomeAshvilleRTJ II
Shadowmoss Plantn. 0.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonBreeden, Russell
Southern Pines 3b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstRoss, Donald
St James Pltn (Founders Club) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeSouthport, NCDye, P.B.
St James Pltn (Members Club) 3b.gifVisitors welcomeSouthport, NCIrwin, Hale
St James Pltn (Players Club) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeSouthport, NCCate, Tim
St James Pltn (Reserve Club) 4b.gifVisitors welcomeSouthport, NCNicklaus Design
Stono Ferry, The Links at 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonGarl, Ron
Talamore 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstJones, Rees
Tanglewood 0.gifVisitors welcomeGreensboroJones Sr, Robert Trent
Thistle 5a.gifVisitors welcomeCalabashCate, Tim
Tidewater 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachTomlinson, Ken
Tobacco Road 4b.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstStrantz, Mike
Tot Hill Farm 0.gifVisitors welcomeGreensboroStranz, Mike
TPC Myrtle Beach 4b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachFazio, Tom
Tradition Club, The 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachGarl, Ron
True Blue 5a.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachStranz, Mike
UNC Finley 0.gifVisitors welcomeRaleigh-DurhamFazio, Tom
Wade Hampton p.gifPrivate clubAshvilleFazio, Tom
Walker Course at Clemson 0.gifVisitors welcomeGreenvilleDeVictor, DJ
Whispering Pines (East) 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstMaples, Ellis
Whispering Pines (West) 4a.gifVisitors welcomePinehurstMaples, Ellis
Wild Dunes (Harbor), SC 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonFazio, Tom
Wild Dunes (Links), SC 4a.gifVisitors welcomeCharlestonFazio, Tom
Willbrook Plantation 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachMaples, Dan
Wilmington Muni, NC 3b.gifVisitors welcomeWilmingtonRoss, Donald
World Tour Links 3b.gifVisitors welcomeMyrtle BeachGraham, Mel
Yeamans Hall p.gifPrivate clubCharlestonRaynor, Seth

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