The geography of North Carolina golf ranges from coastal islands and lowcountry waterways, to mountain heights and rolling valleys and the course layouts take advantage of each regions unique attributes. North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands is also known as North Carolina’s Golf Coast—and for good reason! More than 30 courses near the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, just north of Myrtle Beach, offer a variety of designs by world-renowned golf course architects in a naturally beautiful setting. Calabash golf resorts are a great place to stay in the area, plus the seafood is second to none.
As most avid golfers know, the “Home of American Golf®” is located in North Carolina. The Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen area boasts 43 golf courses. More than half were rated 4-stars or better by Golf Digest’s “Best Places to Play”. Plus golf’s most legendary architects, such as Ellis Maples, Donald Ross, Dan Maples, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, and Mike Strantz, have left their mark on the Sandhills and North Carolina golf. As the site of more championships, starting way back in 1901, than any other golf destination in the country, the Pinehurst area hosted two weeks of championship play in 2014, with back to back U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open Championships for the first time in USGA history.
North Carolina’s mountain region is home to exciting, scenic and challenging golf courses and Maggie Valley Golf Club and resort stands out among them all. Then just northwest of Charlotte International Airport is Cabarrus County, where racing lives. Featuring 3 golf courses, including a stay and play golf resort, this area is a hidden gem, but easily accessible to the hub airport in Charlotte.
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