One of the best kept secrets is out and Carolina Trace Country Club is honored to be one of the top private golf courses in the Raleigh triangle area. Between Raleigh and Pinehurst, Carolina Trace is home to two world class championship golf courses both designed by legendary architect Robert Trent Jones Sr. The Lake Course is situated among our 318 acre lake, offering captivating views throughout the round. The elevation changes on our scenic par 3s are like none in the area. The Creek Course brings character to Carolina Trace with its undulating fairways and meandering creeks fit for a mountain course.
The Lake Course opened for play in 1971 and hosts views that can make maintaining focus a difficult challenge during one’s round. In 2011 the bent grass greens were renovated with the Mini-Verde strand of Bermuda grass. The renovations continued in 2015 with a modernizing of the course which included rebuilding all of the bunkers with a high tech liner system and crisp white sand. Some bunkers were added and many were moved and reshaped to increase their relevance to the modern game. The tee boxes were rebuilt, laser-leveled and added to, lengthening the course to a total playing distance of over 7200 yards from the championship tees. Brand new cart paths were installed, along with several miles of drainage and freshly leveled fairways to keep the course in top condition.
Carolina Trace has hosted a plethora of events including the Women’s US Open Qualifier, Men’s Us Amateur Qualifier and the American Junior Golf Association Tour, along with dozens of other local golf outings. Carolina Trace continues to provide a world class experience to everyone who takes that first swing.