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A Golfer’s Guide to the Best Greens in the Triad

Winston-Salem and its surrounding area offer several top-notch golf courses catering to various preferences and skill levels. In honor of this weekend’s 124th U.S. Open Championship at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in Pinehurst, North Carolina, let’s explore our picks for the best golf courses in Winston-Salem!

Old Town Club

  • Designer: Perry Maxwell
  • Established: 1939
  • Type: Private
  • Location: 2875 Old Town Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Known for its historic and challenging golf course, Old Town Club offers an exceptional golfing experience in a beautiful setting. The course is highly regarded and has a classic design, challenging layout, and pristine conditions. It is consistently ranked among the top courses in North Carolina and is well-respected within the golfing community.

Forsyth Country Club

  • Designer: Donald Ross
  • Established: 1913
  • Type: Private
  • Location: 3101 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC

Another historic course designed by Donald Ross, Forsyth Country Club offers a traditional layout with undulating fairways, well-placed bunkers, and fast greens. It provides a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers.

Salem Glen Country Club

  • Designer: Jack Nicklaus Design in association with Bob Cupp
  • Established: 1997
  • Type: Semi-private (public access with memberships available)
  • Location: 1000 Glen Day Dr, Clemmons, NC 27012

Salem Glen Country Club is a premier golf and residential community in Clemmons, North Carolina, just outside Winston-Salem. The course at Salem Glen has a reputation for being challenging and well-maintained.

Tanglewood Park Golf Courses

  • Designer: Robert Trent Jones, Sr.
  • Established: 1958
  • Type: Public
  • Location: 100 Clubhouse Circle, Clemmons, NC 27012

Tanglewood Park offers two 18-hole courses: Championship Course and Reynolds Course. The Championship Course is known for its challenging layout, while the Reynolds Course offers a more forgiving experience. Both courses are well-maintained and accessible to the public.

Meadowlands Golf Club

  • Designer: Hale Irwin
  • Established: 1995
  • Type: Semi-private (public access with memberships available)
  • Location: 542 Meadowlands Dr, Winston-Salem, NC 27107

Meadowlands Golf Club is a well-maintained course with holes that challenge different aspects of your game. It features rolling fairways, strategic bunkers, and scenic views.

Bermuda Run Country Club East Course

  • Designer: Ellis Maples
  • Established: 1971
  • Type: Private
  • Location: 324 Bermuda Run Dr, Bermuda Run, NC 27006

Bermuda Run Country Club West Course

  • Designer: Dan Maples, Don Charles
  • Established: 2000
  • Type: Private
  • Location: 129 Orchard Park Dr, Advance, NC 27006

According to the Triad Business Journal, Bermuda Run’s East Course remains in the top 10 each year of the most challenging courses in the Triad. The East and West Courses are known for their classic design, challenging layout, and well-maintained conditions. Both are considered premier golfing destinations in the region.

Oak Valley Golf Club

  • Designer: Arnold Palmer
  • Established: 1995
  • Type: Semi-private (open to the public with membership options available)
  • Location: 261 Oak Valley Blvd, Advance, NC 27006

In nearby Advance, Oak Valley Golf Club is known for its scenic layout and challenging design. The course features rolling hills, water hazards, and well-placed bunkers, offering a nice round of golf.

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