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Father's Day Gift Guide: Give Dad the Gift of Walking Golf

Rounding into late spring and towards Father's Day, dads are in a fairly happy place. Nearly 80 percent of courses throughout the U.S. are open and the National Golf Foundation projects more than 90 percent will be back and running before June. And if things go according to plan wi...




Three Reasons to Start Planning Your Rumbling Bald Golf Trip Now

If golf in the Carolinas was given a yellow flag in March and April, to borrow a NASCAR term, May and the months ahead are starting to look more and more like green. More than 97% of golf courses are open across North and South Carolina, and across the U.S. the percentage of open cour...




Summer Golf Hot List along the Outer Banks

The most authoritative statewide source of golf course rankings in a state that arguably has some of the nation's best courses has spoken for the 25th year ... and the Outer Banks again sports a collection of top shelf golf experiences. According to the esteemed North Carolina Gol...




The Best Dan Maples Courses You Can Play in the Carolinas

When it comes to golf family lineage in the Carolinas, it's hard to trump Dan Maples, architect of Rumbling Bald's Apple Valley Course. The Pinehurst, North Carolina native is the son of legendary designer and superintendent Ellis Maples, who crafted 70 courses throughout the Old Nort...




McConnell Golf has propelled all 10 of its North Carolina courses into the state's prestigious Top 100 rankings for 2020

In total, Raleigh-based McConnell Golf owns a dozen 18-hole, private golf courses, one semi-private and one nine-hole course throughout the Carolinas and Tennessee. McConnell Golf courses are designed by many of history's most celebrated architects, including Donald Ross, Pete Dye, To...




Pinehurst No. 4 Cracks Top 10 in Annual State Golf Ranks

Pinehurst No. 2 has once again secured the top spot as the best golf course in the state, as determined by the prestigious North Carolina Golf Panel. Pinehurst No. 4 moved up 10 ranking positions and into the Top 10 in the state to earn the ninth position. Pine Needles Lodge and Golf ...




Bald Head Island

Bald Head Island is by no means an easy place to get to; it's not something you're going to stumble across by accident, yet it is a special place for a variety of reasons. It's not far from Wilmington, NC - about a 20-minute ferry ride from Southport, NC actually - so it's rather secl...




Tips for Playing Golf at Higher Altitudes

For golfers, there's always been an allure to mountain golf. In the Carolinas, Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head, Charleston and the Brunswick Islands have more than their fair share of outstanding layouts. And the central Piedmont of both states surprises with some real hidden gems. But t...




Golf Course Overview: Bald Mountain

Local and traveling golfers love to research courses before playing them, whether it is to gain some local knowledge or to set an expectation before their upcoming round. Below is an interview with Mark Eades who shares some valuable insight about the property, its most talked about h...




The Home of American Golf's "Sweet Sixteen"

PINEHURST/SOUTHERN PINES (March 2020) - There is no better place to be during college basketball's "March Madness" than the Sandhills region and The Home of American Golf, which is brimming with pubs, restaurants, bars and grills that cater to sports-viewing guests. Here is a "Sweet S...




Dormie Network Breaks Ground on Long-Awaited Dormie Club Expansion

This spring, Dormie Network will break ground on the long-awaited large-scale overhaul of Pinehurst-based Dormie Club. The club, built in 2010 and acquired by Dormie Network in 2017, was ranked as Golf Digest's #12 Golf Course in North Carolina in 2019 and Golfweek's #3 Best New Cours...




Eseeola Lodge at the Linville Golf Club

Sometimes history tells a funny story. Back in 1888, mining entrepreneur Hugh MacRae envisioned the Linville, NC area as a busy manufacturing hub with hundreds of buildings lining the streets and lots of hustle and bustle. Thankfully, he came to learn that Linville's potential was in ...




Rumbling Bald Readies for Spring with New Golf Packages

Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf resort on North Carolina's stunning Lake Lure, announces new golf packages for 2020, customized for golf groups of any size, and ideal for weekend or weekday buddy trips. Starting at $255 per person, resort's "Hole-in-One" package features a two-nig...




Golf Groups, Buddy Trips Find a Home at Pinehurst Resort's Reimagined Manor Inn

Pinehurst Resort's Manor Inn has been reborn as a haven for golf groups and buddy trips. Fitting, considering the 43-room hotel on the corner of Magnolia and Community Roads was a favorite of a young Arnold Palmer when he visited the "Cradle of American Golf" during his salad days. ...




Golf Groups, Buddy Trips Find a Home at Pinehurst Resort

Pinehurst Resort's Manor Inn has been reborn as a haven for golf groups and buddy trips. Fitting, considering the 43-room hotel on the corner of Magnolia and Community Roads was a favorite of a young Arnold Palmer when he visited the "Cradle of American Golf" during his salad days. ...




Etowah Valley Golf and Resort

Rated one of the best golf resorts in North Carolina, Etowah Valley offers classic mountain golf at its finest. Our three distinct nine hole courses offer a great variety to golfers of all skill levels. Between wide, forgiving fairways with moderate elevation changes, to tight and tec...




Rumbling Bald Selects Champion Bermuda for Greens at Apple Valley Golf Course

LAKE LURE, N.C. - Rumbling Bald, the 36-hole golf resort on North Carolina's stunning Lake Lure, has selected Champion Bermuda turf grass for the greens on Apple Valley, its marquee course. Designed by noted golf course architect and Pinehurst native Dan Maples, Apple Valley will ...




North Carolina's Newest Short Course

Old Edwards Hospitality Group has opened a new 12-hole par 3 course called The Saddle at GlenCove, as part of its new GlenCove community development near Cashiers, North Carolina. Beau Welling, the architect, was appointed following Old Edwards acquisition of the 160 acre Burt far...




GOLF Advisor Taps The Pointe on OBX as No. 7 Best of North Carolina

It seems only fitting that the locals' favorite on the Outer Banks also scored a lofty position in the newly released, GOLF Advisor Golfers' Choice rankings of the "Best of North Carolina." The Pointe Golf Club was ranked No. 7 on the list, ahead of luminaries like Pinehurst No. 4, Pi...




These Carolinas Golf Resorts Offer Variety, Value Between the Holidays

It's a tight window, but the four weeks between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday can tee-up perfectly for quick golf getaway in the Carolinas. Daytime temps still climb well into the 60s and low 70s along coastal South Carolina while North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina hig...




10 Reasons to Take A Fall Golf Trip to the Outer Banks

Golf around North Carolina's storied Outer Banks represents an outstanding selection of fun and affordable yet quality golf courses - along with eclectic accommodations and a plethora of off-course activities that have transformed the Outer Banks into a mini-Mecca sportsman's paradise...




The Country Club of Sapphire Valley

The Country Club of Sapphire Valley (CCSV) is recognized as one of North Carolina's premier private clubs and offers members a great golf course in the mountains of Western North Carolina. There are a couple of things that make CCSV different from other private country clubs in the m...




Rest and Relaxation in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Years ago, Sam and Debbie Stebbins had a vision. They were nearing retirement age and been wondering what was next. The couple had been toying with the idea of owning a bed and breakfast since they visited their first over 25 years ago. When the Buck House property came available, Sam...




Wolf Laurel Country Club

As I pulled into the parking lot at Wolf Laurel Country Club, I was met by Head Golf Professional/General Manager, Bobby Anglin. I introduced myself and we discussed the purpose of my visit and what to expect on the course. He smiled, handed me a scorecard and a booklet of local rules...




Sherwood Forest Golf Course

Not far off the beaten path in Brevard, NC you'll find an 18-hole, par 3 golf course with a unique twist. The Sherwood Forest Golf Course is an Audubon Sanctuary development located 9 miles south of Brevard, in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. Sherwood Forest is open...




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