Golf Courses Near Winston Salem, NC
Winston-Salem, the home of Wake Forest University, enjoys a special place in golf history because so many of its alumni made their mark on the PGA Tour. This includes the King himself, Arnold Palmer. While the Demon Deacons play their home matches at the private Old Town Club, you can make tee times at facilities such as Tanglewood Park, which is home to 54 holes consisting of a par-3 course, the Reynolds Course and the recently renovated Championship Course that hosted the 1974 PGA Championship; Reynolds Park, a fine Ellis Maples-Perry Maxwell-designed muni; Meadowolands, which is full of elevation changes; Olde Homeplace, a former farm that features a par-5 dogleg around a big barn; and Oak Valley, the area’s only Arnold Palmer design.
Winston-Salem, which was settled by Moravians in the 1700s, is a history-minded city. Two historic areas, Old Salem and Bethabara, provide a look into the region’s past. With more than 80 restored 18th-century buildings forming a village and costumed interpreters everywhere, Old Salem is Winston-Salem’s answer to Colonial Williamsburg. Other popular attractions include the Winston Cup Museum, a delight for NASCAR fans; one of the largest film festivals in the Southeast; the North Carolina Wine Festival; and an impressive Downtown Arts District. Don’t forget Wake Forest either. It’s a power in basketball and, yes, mens’ and women’s golf. You’ve got to love a place that shows its pride by pouring down Arnold Palmers!