As the temperatures warm up outside, I’m sure many of you are thinking about pulling that golf bag out of the garage in preparation for many hours spent on the greens this summer.
I was recently browsing the Chatham County Chamber of Commerce’s website (a great resource!) and saw the news about their upcoming 26th Annual Golf Tournament. Golf is a fitting way to show off Chatham County — and North Carolina in general. There are more than 400 golf courses across the state, and Golf Digest has rated 96 of those courses as four-stars or higher.
That said, Chatham County’s got a few great courses of its own:
Golf Club at Chapel Ridge:
This golf course community sits on a sprawling 790 acres of rolling countryside in Pittsboro, and features an 18-hole championship golf course designed by JMP Golf Design and Fred Couples. Reminiscent of the old traditional courses found in the United States, the rolling hills have been skillfully molded into a championship course. Also included are a practice range, short game area, along with a clubhouse/grille and fully-stocked golf shop.
Tee Times: Prices for non members range from $27 per player for 18 holes on the weekdays to $65 per player on the weekends. For more price information, visit their website here.
The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club:
Voted one of America’s Top 40 new golf courses by Golfweek Magazine, this beautiful location sits at the shores of Jordan Lake, just south of Chapel Hill and west of Raleigh. A Davis Love III signature course, The Preserve has been designated as an Audubon International Certified Sanctuary Golf Course, meaning the course upholds the principles of environmental stewardship.
Tee Times: Prices for non members range from $37 per player for 18 holes on the weekdays to $68 per player on the weekends. For more information, visit their website here.
Twin Lakes Golf Course (Pictured Above):
Just slightly to the west of Jordan Lake and south of Chapel Hill, Twin Lakes Golf Course is a 9-hole regulation length golf course. Kick back after the game and enjoy snacks and cold beverages, at the Pro Shop, which also offers electric golf carts, gloves, balls, tees and towels. Although the facility doesn’t include a driving range, it’s the perfect location for weekend players and beginners, largely due to its low prices.
Tee Times: Prices for non members range from $20 per player for 18 holes on the weekdays to $38 per player on the weekends. For more information, visit their website here.
Siler City Country Club:
On the west side of Chatham County sits the Siler City Country Club, offering tree lined fairways, water hazards, sand traps and quick, undulating greens — all to help improve your game. The 18-hole course was actually designed in two phases: The front nine by by Ellis Maples in 1957, and the back nine later by Tom Jackson in 1987.
Tee Times: Play as a guest on the weekdays for $32 per player for 18 holes or $38 per player on the weekends. For more information, visit their website here.
If you want to improve your golf game, enjoy the beautiful views of North Carolina, or just enjoy the summer temps with your buddies, Chatham County is the place for you.
By the way, if you are interested in participating in the Chatham County Golf Tournament, it’s on Monday, May 19! The tournament is a great event: Enjoy a great day of golf, and the opportunity for networking is a bonus! Get the details on fees and rate of play here.