Sneaking in a Little Golf… in Raleigh, North Carolina

Heritage Golf Club
With five sets of tees, the semi-private Heritage provides an all-around enjoyable experience for players of all abilities (non-members can book tee times up to a week in advance). But no matter what tee you choose to play from (they increase in manageable jumps from 5,053 to 7,016 yards, made longer by the a few uphill holes), you'll be flirting with bunkers all day long. Pot bunkers are scattered strategically throughout the tree-lined course to add visual punch and plenty of risk-reward scenarios. This being the Raleigh area, there are also lots of ups and downs, and it's the downhill holes that make rounds here really fun. The most dramatic hole is the par-5 14th, a downhill double dogleg. It's just the start of the demanding finishing holes, which are capped by 18, a dogleg-right where players have to contend with trees, a lake and more bunkers. playheritagegolf.com