Young Carolinas Golfers Can Now Play for $5 Per Round

Youth golfers ages 6-18 can play at over 50 participating courses in the Carolinas for $5.

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Sapphire National Golf Club unveils new website

Sapphire National Golf Club is the only golf course in the Highlands, Cashiers, and Sapphire region that is open to the public.

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PGA REACH Carolinas Junior Golfer Online Program

It offers juniors the opportunity to earn a free, limited-edition personalized Sun Mountain golf bag (the junior’s name will be embroidered on the ball pocket along with the section logo).

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Golf Digest Instruction: What The Great Putters Do

The only thing chasing the ball should be you, after it goes in.

Mountain Golf Experience: Broadmoor Golf Links

The Blue Ridge Mountains, the French Broad River Valley and tremendous golf.

  • California — $4.8 billion
  • Florida — $4.7 billion
  • Texas — $2.4 billion
  • NORTH CAROLINA — $1.7 billion
  • New York — $1.6 billion

N.C. is a top-5 state

Total wage income in the golf industry in the United States by state (2009, most recent survey).



Florida has 1,128 golf facilities — 49.4% more than North Carolina (558).


  • 2016 — $22.164 billion
  • 2017 — $21.884 billion
  • 2018 — $21.695 billion
  • 2019 — $22.837 billion
  • 2020 — $22.389 billion

Trending Upward

Forecast revenue of golf courses and country clubs in the United States for the next five years.



Golf equipment sales in the U.S. in 2015 was down 32% from 2007.


Jackson County Golf Club builds friendships with golf

Open to all who enjoy the game of golf and camaraderie

Rumbling Bald Resort

Where every shot is beautiful ...

Step to the tee among stunning mountains, rolling hills, or beautiful beaches. North Carolina offers 400-plus courses, with temperatures that allow play year-round. Golf Digest has rated 96 N.C. courses as four-stars or higher.

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Best Courses in North Carolina

The North Carolina Golf Panel has ranked the Tar Heel State’s best courses, determined by averaging point totals based a minimum of 40 panelists who voted for a course. Panelists only voted for courses they’d played.

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U.S. Rankings: ‘Golfiness’

What determines a state’s golfiness? Lots of factors. Pairing National Golf Foundation data with some subjective analysis from’s Joe Passov, we calculated a golfiness rating for every state in the union.

Western Swing

From beginners to scratch golfers, there is a course for you!

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Todd Vinyard

Todd Vinyard

My business cards have said things like writer, editor, publisher, public communication specialist. I’ve also been a team leader, non-profit fundraiser, and social media strategist. I’ve covered everything from SEC sports, a U.S. Women’s Open in golf, fishermen grabbing catfish with their hands, to an Eagles concert.

These days I’m enjoying life in Western North Carolina and golf. This site aims to tell the stories of those playing golf in WNC and provide information on how to enjoy the game in the region. Thanks for joining us!