This week the North Carolina Golf Panel released their list of the Top 100 Golf Courses in North Carolina and it is not shocking that prestigious courses such as the No.2 course at Pinehurst Resort NC and the course at Grandfather Mountain Golf and Country Club made the top spots. The list, which considers NC Golf Courses that are public, private, or resort for the Top 100 list is published each year in the April issue of Business North Carolina. The North Carolina Golf Panel was created in 1995 to rate and report on the state’s best courses. Panelists that were asked to contribute score each course using these deciding factors: routing, design, conditioning, strategy, memorability, fairness, variety and aesthetics. We agree with the folks at the NC Golf Panel. North Carolina is the best state in the country to enjoy golf! Here are some highlights from the list.
Just as last year, Pinehurst No. 2 remained as the #1, top position. Just as we’ve reported, the Pinehurst No. 2 Course recently re-opened last month after it was extensively restored. Not surprisingly, this course somehow has always been listed as the top position since the list first began. Other highlights to note are the Charlotte Country Club moved up to the #6 position and the Elk River Club in Banner Elk jumped two positions to 7th. Greensboro’s Farm Course at the Greensboro Country Club made an appearance on the top 100 list after receiving renovations this past year.
See the website for the NC Golf Panel for the complete list, for a regional top 10 breakdown, and to see the list of holes that would make up their “Dream 18”. To find out more about your favorite North Carolina Golf Courses click to golfnorthcarolina.com. We can help you get deals on Golf Packages NC and so much more.
Top 100 Courses for 2011 – North Carolina Golf Panel
1. Pinehurst No. 2 Pinehurst
2. Grandfather Golf and Country Club, Linville
3. Old North State Club, New London
4. Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte
5. Pine Needles, Southern Pines
6. Charlotte Country Club, Charlotte
7. Elk River Club, Banner Elk
8. The Country Club of North Carolina (Dogwood), Pinehurst
9. Forest Creek Golf Club (South), Pinehurst
10. Pinehurst No. 4 Pinehurst