Golf Courses Near Chapel Hill, NC
Chapel Hill, home to the University of North Carolina, is the smallest of the North Carolina triangle cities behind Raleigh and Durham. Just as the Tar Heels refuse to concede anything to their in-state ACC rivals, so Chapel Hill doesn’t take a back seat when it comes to golf, either. The rivalry is front and center whether you have a tee time at the Tom Fazio-designed UNC Finley Golf Club or at Duke University Golf Club, a Robert Trent Jones design updated by Rees Jones in nearby Durham. Both layouts rank among the best college and North Carolina courses. Another Chapel Hill treat is The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club, a Davis Love III-designed Audubon Certified Sanctuary with gorgeous par 3s.
Chapel Hill is a great college town. It’s diverse, progressive and a little quirky. Franklin Street is the heart of downtown and it’s the place to start whether you’re looking for boutiques, galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, breweries, or dive bars. The edge of the university campus is also right on Franklin Street. On campus, be sure to visit the North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Ackland Art Museum which has a great collection of Asian art. The town can be lively at night, as it is one of the best places in the Southeast to hear live music. The decibel levels may rise when the Tar Heels are playing basketball, and the noise is deafening when they beat Duke. In Chapel Hill they say that God’s favorite color is Carolina blue. If the sky is Carolina Blue, you have the perfect invitation to play golf in Chapel Hill.