Pinehurst Area Golf Courses Dominate Golf Rankings
17 Pinehurst area golf courses are included among the Top 100 rankings.
The North Carolina Golf Panel was founded in 1995 and is recognized as the most authoritative statewide source of golf course rankings in a state that arguably has some of the nation’s best courses. The 135-member panel is composed of golf media, club professionals and general managers from many outstanding courses, accomplished amateur players and college golf coaches and others who play an active role in promoting golf in North Carolina.
“It’s no surprise the ‘Home of American Golf’ boasts a significant number of courses among the Top 100 in North Carolina,” said Phil Werz, president and CEO for the Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Aberdeen Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “While (Pinehurst) No. 2 is on everyone’s bucket list to play, we are fortunate to have numerous quality and world-class golf courses that rival any golf destination on the planet. When you combine great golf with a growing craft beer scene, great local dining and shopping and fun events year-round, our area is an amazing destination for not only golfers, but for couples, meetings and groups.”
The panel also ranked the Top 50 Courses You Can Play and the Pinehurst area once again dominated the list with 15 listed, or 30 percent of the clubs, including the top six: Pinehurst No. 2, Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club, Pinehurst No. 8, Pinehurst No. 4, Mid Pines Inn and Golf Club and Pinehurst No. 9. Mid South Club, Pinehurst No. 7, Talamore Golf Resort (New Course), Southern Pines Golf Club, Pinehurst No. 6, Legacy Golf Links, Longleaf Golf & Family Club, Tobacco Road and Seven Lakes Country Club.