Raleigh, dubbed as the “City of Oaks”, is considered to be North Carolina’s 2nd largest city aside from being its capital city. It was named after the famed English soldier, poet, and adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh. The city has been known for the array of world-class museums, Broadway shows, historical sites, sporting events, as well as its shopping Mecca status. With the influx of the younger residents, the city’s history and southern hospitality has now blended with the modern way of living accentuated with the modern vibe. Aside from the beautiful structures and modern architecture, Raleigh is also home to some of the world’s finest and award-winning golf courses that include the Crooked Creek Golf Club, the Lochmere Golf Club, and the Neuse Golf Course, all designed by top golf icons.
The Crooked Creek Golf Club is a year-round semi private golf club that offers the challenging 18-hole layout. The course, designed by the famous Chuck Smith, features the rolling and gentle front nine with the aggressive back nine plays as well as the Middle Creek’s 130-foot bluffs. Golfers of all ability levels can enjoy the best tee times with the resort’s added amenities like the clubhouse, the driving range, chipping green, the putting greens, the club rental, a pro shop, and a grill room where guests can share a meal or two.
The fine ambiance and friendly atmosphere at Lochmere Golf Club makes it a course that is close to home. Perfectly nestled in the city’s convenient location, this golf layout is often flocked by golfers from across the nation. Together with the best practice facilities, guests can still further enhance their swinging skills if they are not yet ready to take long rounds at the greens. Since this is a semi-private golf facility, members and guests can still have the best tee times while on vacation. Being the all-time favorite for the locals, Lochmere also serves as the place where you can meet friends while honing that brilliant golfing skills.
The Neuse Golf Course is the 18-hole John Lafoy masterpiece that was awarded with Golf Digest’s 4 ½ stars. The course, that is operated and owned by the acclaimed Club Corp, features the amazing rolling fairways that will surely challenge even that of the professional golfers. The Neuse also features an adjacent driving range where guests can sharpen their swinging skills before trying the course’s challenging greens. On-site professional golfers also offer lessons as well as some tips on how to improve your game. If there are some things that you might have left at home, a fully golf shop can also be located within the vicinity.