Top Golf Destinations in the Raleigh Area

Raleigh sits at the nexus of a higher education hub.  In the area are three major universities which means great food and entertainment for this college town.  However, universities also have some of the best golf courses.  But these aren't the only courses in the area, as the Raleigh area is known for good golf spots.  So whether you are renting your golf clubs or packing them, here are our top five picks for golf destinations in the Raleigh area.

Golf club rental in Raleigh 

Occoneechee Golf Club

This family-owned course offers one of the best values in the area.  Tiered greens and water hazards on several of the holes will give you some challenges.  Plus, the semi-private course is pretty and well maintained

1500 Lawrence Road
Hillsborough, NC  27278

(919) 732-3435

Green Fees:  $16 - $44

 Golf club rental in Raleigh

UNC Finley Golf Course

This beautiful, secluded and scenic championship course is located in the middle of Chapel Hill.  It has been a landmark since 1949 and architect Tom Fazio said his 1999 full redesign is some of his best work.  Each hole has a choice of five tee boxes so golfers of all ability levels can test their skills.  

500 Finley Golf Course Road
Chapel Hill NC 27514

(919) 962-2349

Green Fees:  $38 - $87

 Golf club rental in Raleigh

Mill Creek Golf Club

Located just 15 minutes west of Chapel Hill, Mill Creek offers a beautiful and historic course.  You'll play past the historic remains of the old Mill Creek Grist Mill as well as through scenic natural areas including creeks and streams that once fueled the old mill.  The course has a reasonable pace of play and four tee boxes to chose from.  The 18th hole also features two fairways to choose from.  

1700 St Andrews Drive
Mebane, NC 27302

(919) 563-4653

Green Fees: $21 - $62

 Golf club rental in Raleigh

Lonnie Pool Golf Course

If you are looking for a bruising test, then Lonnie Pool is where it's at.  This Audubon-certified course is as beautiful as it is brutal.  On this Arnold Palmer design, you'll find lush terrain with a bite.  This eco-friendly course also gives you a great view of the Raleigh skyline!

1509 Main Campus Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

(919) 833-3338

Green Fees:  $40 - $85

 Golf club rental in Raleigh

Tobacco Road Golf Course

If you want a unique golf experience Tobacco Road has a target-golf format.  Add in the rustic country charm of the clubhouse and you can't go wrong.  Tobacco Road has garnered several awards since it opened, including being part of Golf Magazines Top 100 Greatest Courses in America.  The course is sculpted around an abandoned sand quarry and offers some great challenges.  Not to mention the course is just visually stunning.  

442 Tobacco Road
Sanford North Carolina 27332

(877) 284-3762

Green Fees:  $100 - $130

Golf club rental in Raleigh

Older Post Newer Post