New rules for golf in 2019

Find out what this means for your golf game

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PGA Web.com Tour BMW Charity Pro-Am returns to The Cliffs this June in SC

The Cliffs Valley and Greenville’s Thornblade Club will return as the host courses for the 2019 BMW Charity Pro-Am. New format developed for the event.

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Golf Digest: 10 Best Golf tips for getting kids into the game

Are your kids thinking of taking up the game? Use this collection of advice to help get them started the right way.

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9th Annual Wesley Golf Classic set for Waynesville this year

The 9th Annual Wesley Golf Classic will be held at Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa on Saturday, April 6th.

Mountain Golf Experience: Lake Junaluska Golf Course

Course will celebrate 100 year birthday with plenty of activities

  • 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
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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.

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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!