Named after the French General Lafayette, Fayetteville is home to military bases that include Pope Air Force Base and Fort Bragg. The city’s metropolitan area is considered as the 5th largest in the state in terms of population. What was once the home of the Highland Scots as well as the active Patriots has now turned into a favorite vacation destination with an array of museums that hold Fayetteville’s rich history. The great outdoors also provide endless opportunities for exciting adventures including rounds of challenging golf at some of the world’s finest golf courses. Some of the best layouts include the Baywood Golf Club, Carolina Lakes Golf Course, Cypress Lakes Golf Course, Gates Four Golf and C.C., Kings Grant Golf Club, Anderson Creek Golf Club, and the Tobacco Road Golf Club.
The Baywood Golf Club is an 18-hole premier golfing facility that features the TifEagle greens and the Tifton 419 fairways set in a 140-acre area. Golfers of all ages and ability levels from across the globe can have the challenging tee times with friends all year long. Aside from the generous fairways, the layout also provides the elevated greens to compliment good shot making, the 15-acre practice area, a fully-stocked golf shop, and a bar and grill where guests can chill after the rounds of golf swings.
Designed by the famous golf course designers Roger Rulewich and Jim Hickey, the Carolina Lakes Golf Course offers the undulating greens that emphasize approach shots and shot placements. Ever since the golf course opened in 1981, it was then flocked by golfers of various skill levels to enjoy great rounds of fast golf. Tee times at Carolina Lakes are all about fun and lots of fun.
Considered as one of North Carolina’s finest residential golf communities, the Cypress Lakes Golf Course is all about natural and unspoiled beauty tucked on a quiet 700 acres of refuge. The layout also served as the personal retreat for the Highsmith-Rainey Hospital co-founder Dr. W.T. Rainey. Along with the thriving turkey farm, the doctor also cultivated camellias and azaleas which were later preserved by business leaders and the resort’s long time residents.
The Gates Four Golf and C.C. is a private championship course designed by Willard Byrd which was later renovated in 1999 by Dan F. Maples, a renowned golf course architect. This unique course features the bent grass greens with wooden bridges and winding streams. The layout also offers the array of tees that will serve as the perfect challenge for the seniors, ladies, as well as the low handicap players.
Right in the heart of the city of Fayetteville is the classic King’s Grant Golf Club. Voted as Cumberland County’s Best Golf Course for 3 consecutive years, King’s Grant is set through the city’s beautiful cypress trees and majestic pines. With the active membership for any individual, families, and even corporations as well as the daily fee play, golfers of all sorts can experience the best tee times at one of the state’s best layouts.
The Anderson Creek Golf Club was Davis Love III first signature layout in North Carolina. The course features the longleaf pines that line the rolling emerald fairways, the large roll-off areas on the greens, and the significant undulations that make Anderson Creek a must-play and visit layout. This award-winning layout was also cited as the “Best New Course in North Carolina” in 2001 and was rated with 4 ½ stars in 2008 by Golf Digest.
The Tobacco Road Golf Club is considered as one of the most talked about and celebrated golf courses in the world. Designed by the famed Mike Strantz, the course was uniquely carved through an aged sand quarry. With 6,500 yards of play all the way from the ripper trees, Tobacco Road Golf Club was rated as 2nd in slope in the Carolinas.