Golf In The Carolinas
North Carolina and South Carolina have a lot to be proud of when it comes to golf in general. Rolling hills and mountains, beautiful lakes, a gorgeous ocean front in the east and and golf built into almost every new community make The Carolinas a true golfer’s paradise.
While the natural terrain and great weather (a majority of the year) makes golfing in The Carolinas enjoyable, the avid golfing community really round out the experience. Carolinians are consummate golfers, they take the game seriously and the talent level is fantastic.
We love our golf and this is proven by how much golf we play and how large our PGA Section is. The Carolinas PGA Section is the largest of all 41 PGA Sections in the United States enjoying over 730 golf clubs and over 2,100 PGA Members.
The Carolinas also play host to numerous Professional Golf Events each year and we enjoy a Major every now and then as well. That’s a sign of great golf!
Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Country Club Charlotte, NC has been a tour stop for quire some time. This past year Rickie Fowler broke through with his first PGA Tour victory at Quail Hollow. The course seems to be a favorite of young pro gold talent. In 2010 Rory McIlroy splashed on the scene with a Sunday -10 round of 62 to win the Wells Fargo.
Unfortunately the club will cease hosting the Wells Fargo in 2014 at the request of the members but it has been designated as the site of the 2017 PGA Championship.
SAS Championship Prestonwood Country Club The Highlands Course in Cary, NC is a stop for the Champions Tour and has been for over ten years. The Highlands Course was recently renovated and opened for play again in late August 2011.
The Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, NC has over 50 years of history, originally called the Greensboro Classic. This year Sergio Garcia needed a win to make the European Ryder Cup Team. The Wyndham was the last chance to qualify and Sergio got the job done with an 18 under total score.
The RBC Heritage at Harbortown Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, SC is a perennial PGA Tour stop and a gem on the South Carolina Coast. Hilton Head Island is one of the most stunning places to visit on the East Coast. Yours truly, had a chance to play this course about ten years ago and it is more than a great course. Small greens with subtle breaks and one of the best finishing holes in golf (pictured above) make this course a must play if you get the opportunity.
The Chiquita Classic at The Club at Longview in Weddington, NC is a Web.com Tour event played on a beautiful golf course. The Club at Longview is a Jack Nicklaus design which opened for play in 2003 and has been a fixture on the “Best Places to Play in North Carolina” list ever since.
The 2012 PGA Championship was played at The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC inn August 2012. The Ocean Course is a true test of links style golf on the ocean in America. Sand dunes, ocean breeze and Pete Dye Artwork make this course as difficult as it is beautiful. The Ocean Course was also the site of a historic Ryder Cup, the 1991 event was dubbed “The War by the Shore” and has inspired books and even short movies. Rory McIlroy brought the Ocena Course to its knees at the 2012 PGA Championship outpacing the field by 8 shots to win his second Major Championship.
Pinehurst Number 2 in Pinehurst, NC has been regarded as one of America’s Best Courses since it was opened. Numerous Major Championships have been hosted here and the USGA has designated Pinehurst #2 as the site of the 2014 US Open. The course was completely renovated in late 2011 and was re-opened in early 2012 to strong and raving reviews.
Visit or Live
If you plan on visiting North Carolina or South Carolina, make golf part of your trip, you certainly won’t be disappointed.
If you plan on moving to The Carolinas make golf part of your life!
Once you’re here, give us a call at East Coast Synthetic Turf so we can make your golf dreams come true with a beautiful backyard putting green at your home.