– Google Map of Triangle Area Courses
Cedar Hills – Tight, wooded and hilly course of championship caliber. Winds around scenic underdeveloped city park. Tough to shoot par!
Directions:440 Beltline to Six Forks Rd., north 2.5 miles to right on Millbrook. 1 mile to left on Sweetbriar, dead ends into course parking lot. 1st tee near picnic shelter. Course is also accessible off of Spring Forest…just west of Sandy Forks.
Kentwood – Very busy course with many birdie opportunities (redesign completed in 2003). Two extra baskets for putting practice.
Directions: 440 Beltline to Western Blvd., NCSU Exit, right on Kent then right on Kaplan, course on left.
Buckhorn @ Harris Lake County Park – Features tight fairways through rolling terrain. Water comes into play on 6 holes (4 throwovers!). Dual tees. Loaner discs at park office (919)387-4342.
Directions: From Raleigh take US 1 south to the New Hill exit (#89). Turn left on Hew Hill-Holleman Rd. toward power plant, 2.5 miles south to entrance on right. Course is midway into park with gravel parking lot on the right.
Valley Springs – Championship caliber tight course. Excellent terrain changes and hardwoods make a tough combination. Seasonal restrooms and softball fields.
Directions: I-85 west of Durham to Cole Mill Rd. exit, north to a right on Rose of Sharon, then 0.5 miles to a left on Valley Springs Rd., 0.25 mile to park on left. 1st tee by ball fields.
Cornwallis Road Park – Tight, heavily wooded course on rolling hills. Short but challenging. Fitness train and basketball court.
Directions: I-85 to 15-501 Bypass, south to Cornwallis Rd., left 0.5 mil to Wade Rd., right to park.
UNC-CH (Carolina Adventures Outdoor Center) – On former ball golf course, mostly open, but stay on fairways. The rough (poison ivy too) is thick. Non-UNC golfers welcome.
Directions: I-40 to NC 54 to Chapel Hill, straight past the 15-501 overpass, uphill toward UNC Campus, left at 1st light on Country Club Rd., 3rd right into Center, 1st tee at bottom of hill.
Zebulon Community Park – Nice mix of rolling hills, green grass, with both open and wooded holes. Plays around 2 softball fields with water and OB on several holes.Directions: I-64 east from Raleigh about 17 miles, exit at Zebulon (Hwy 96), right at top of ramp, 2 miles to park on left just past the 3 sets of RR tracks.