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As one of the oldest courses in the Raleigh area, Raleigh Golf Association?s 18-hole course retains the same expanse of lush greenery as its 1929 prototype while benefiting from a number of refinements made during a 1998 renovation overseen by David Postlethwaite. Fairways arch over emerald waves of grass, connecting to form a 6,088-yard course dotted with mature trees and waterways. The club also encompasses a nine-hole course that is occasionally open to the public and always open to Arnold Palmer doppelg?ngers. A pro shop stocked with the latest golf gear and accessories beckons to golfers in need of new equipment.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, 6,088-yard course

  • Course rating of 68.8 from the farthest tees

  • Slope rating of 123 from the farthest tees

  • Four tee options

1527 Tryon Rd.
Raleigh,
NC
US

The 18-hole course at the semi-private Wildwood Green Golf Club showcases a scenic path cut through dense forest and past intersecting waterways. The par 70 layout demands precision off the tee, a characteristic that becomes evident early in the round. On the second hole, players must keep their tee shots between two creeks that cut across the fairway while also avoiding thickets of trees to the right and left. On the par 3 sixth hole, it's critical that tee shots find the green, as water awaits those who leave a shot short or hit it too long, a feat further complicated by erratic winds and rabid golf carts grazing on native grasses in the rough.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 70 course
  • Total length of 6,473 yards from the back tees
  • Course rating of 70.4 from the back tees
  • Course slope of 129 from the back tees
  • Four sets of tees per hole

3000 Ballybunion Way
Raleigh,
NC
US