North Carolina Golf Courses: Best Public Golf Courses 2016

Every two years, GOLF puts together the best of the best when it comes to golf courses you can play. Sure, you can’t get on to Augusta National or Pine Valley, but you still have access to some of the best courses in the world like Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Harbour Town, Erin Hills and more. Some of these gems are closer to you than you think, too, and we made it easy for you by breaking it down state by state. If you want the complete rankings of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play, click here.

1. Pinehurst (No. 2), Pinehurst

2. Pine Needles, Southern Pines

3. Dormie Club, West End

4. Mid Pines, Southern Pines

5. Linville, Linville

6. Tobacco Road, Sanford


7. Pinehurst (No. 8), Pinehurst

8. Pinehurst (No. 4), Pinehurst

9. Leopard’s Chase at Ocean Ridge, Ocean Isle Beach

10. Duke University, Durham


11. Bald Head Island Club, Bald Head Island

12. Tiger’s Eye at Ocean Ridge, Ocean Isle Beach

13. Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville

14. Southern Pines, Southern Pines

15. Tot Hill Farm, Asheboro

16. Rivers Edge, Shallotte

17. UNC Finley, Chapel Hill

18. Cape Fear National, Leland

19. Tanglewood Park (Championship), Clemmons

20. Sequoyah National, Cherokee