Gunter named new WCU women's golf coach

Former Tar Heel women’s golfer has coached at East Carolina and Coastal Carolina.

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Operation 36 offers new way to motivate golf development

Operation 36® is organized by a network of golf professionals who believe to grow the game. The challenge we set for our players is the score of 36 (par for 9 holes). By working from green to tee-box versus the traditional tee-box to green it lowers the challenge point.

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David Claxton looks back at successful tenure at Smoky Mountain High School

David Claxton has announced his resignation as Smoky Mountain High School golf coach. Claxton recently join us on the “WNC Golf Today” radio show to talk about golf and the Mustang program.

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Ashley Thompson plays forward her start in golf

Ashley Thompson is the kind of story it is easy to like. She loved golf so much she helped create a team at her high school and then went on to earn a scholarship at WCU. Now she is working to become a PGA professional.

Mountain Golf Experience: Sequoyah National Golf Club

Scenic vistas, beautiful landscapes and challenging 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).

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

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  • 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.

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

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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 Golf.com’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!