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Golf at Governors Club

Award-Winning Golf in a Relaxed, Friendly Environment

Taking full advantage of the 1,600 acre property and its varied terrain, the 27-hole course satisfies golfers at all levels. It offers variety, great natural beauty and thoughtful design with three distinct nine-hole courses, the Lakes, Foothills and Mountain. Our four-season climate and mild winters allow year-round play on the championship Jack Nicklaus Signature course.

Golf at Governors Club is designed for casual, social and competitive golfers. There are golf programs for men, women, couples and juniors, as well as a host of special golf events for all levels of play.


Outstanding golf course, practice facilities and golf activities supports Governors Club ranking as one of the finest golf courses in the Triangle.

A Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course

Championship Design 

With different terrain, each 9-hole course offers its own personality and unique challenges and rewards. As one member says, “You can play here every day and never be bored”. Prestigious golf tournaments hosted include the U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifier (2015), U.S. Open Qualifiers (2014 + 2008), and this year, the North Carolina Men's Amateur Championship (2016).

  • Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass Greens
  • 10 lakes spanning over 30 acres
  • 600+ foot maximum elevation changes
  • 65+ bunkers through 200 acre track
  • Par 72
  • 6 sets of Tees & 2 sets of U.S. Kids Tees
  • Championship Tee: 7,062 & Slope: 142 
  • Forward Tee: 5,149 & Slope: 128 

“One of the nicest natural pieces of property I have ever designed.”

 

27 Holes of Golf Take Full Advantage of the Terrain

Beautiful design complements the natural surroundings while offering unmatched variety with 3 unique courses

The year-round golf course is blanketed with Hybrid Bermudagrass from tee to green while peppered with Zoysia grass and Fescue along some roughs. You will use every club in your golf bag for this varied and fun golf experience.

Mentors & Friends

Beginning golfers are paired with a mentor learning fundamentals while forging new friendships on the course.

Clinics & Classes

Clinics and classes for men and women to help lose strokes around the green and master the psychology of golf.

PGA®  Instructors

Individual, Couples, Groups or 9-Hole Playing Lessons by PGA® Certified Instructors.

Junior Golf

Junior Golf Programs support character development and learning fundamentals in a fun way.

A Wide Range of Golf Activities

Connect with many golf groups and have fun with old (and new) friends


  • Women's Golf
    • One of the largest and most active Women's Golf Associations (WGA) in the Carolinas, with more than 200 female golfers of all levels. Play Tuesday mornings in 18-hole, 9-hole or 3-hole formats. A very popular Get-In-The-Swing beginning golf program introduces women to the basics of golf. The outreach of our WGA extends well beyond the golf course, and includes charitable fundraising, mentor programs and social events.


  • Men's Golf
    • The Men’s Golf Association (MGA) has a variety of events going on with the attitude that there is something for everyone. Players of all levels take part in our MGA, with events ranging from Club Championships, Inter-Club matches, Casual Golf and Weekly Games. The main pulse of the MGA revolves around two major hubs: Weekly Play Days & The Dog Fight and the year-long Men’s Money List and the Governors Cup.


  • Couples Golf
    • There are regular Couples events that incorporate Play & Dinner in a range of formats. The event continually rotates between 9 and 18 holes. Play in the annual Partner Golf Championship (formerly called Husband and Wife) for a great test of partnership on the course.


  • Social Golf
    • At Governors Club, we realize that not all Members like a competitive environment or want to play in that environment all the time. We regularly host social golf events where sharing a good story or laugh is more important than who won the tournament. Our extremely successful FIVE after 6 Program brings together singles and couples. In this event, players tee off at 6:05pm and play 5 holes with cocktails on the range and dinner following play (keep score only if you want to).


  • Family Golf
    • Golf is great for the whole family. Several times a year, our Golf Professional Staff offers events that incorporate everyone including a Parent/Child and Grandparent/Grandchild event. Memories of a lifetime can that span generations can easily be created on the golf course.


  • Junior Golf
    • The game of a lifetime starts at a young age at Governors Club. Our Golf Professional Staff, includes two U.S. Kids Certified Coaches, offering clinics, instruction and summer camps to prepare their skill set. The education program include assets such as the PGA Junior League, U.S. Kids Learning Levels, and SNAG® Golf. Our PGA Junior League Teams competes in the Triangle Region against several area clubs (Recognized as First Place winners in the PGA Chapel Hill league, 2014). Our goal is to get kids on the course sharing great golf experiences. Governors Club is the home of a First Tee Golf Program for children and teens during the spring, summer and fall learning life-skills through the game of golf. In 2014, Governors Club was recognized as the Facility of the Year from the First Tee of the Triangle.


  • Major Golf Events
      • Club Championships (Men’s, Women’s, Senior’s, Junior’s)
      • The Tradition: Men’s Member-Guest Tournament
      • Women’s Member-Guest Tournament
      • Member-Member Tournament
      • Senior Member-Member Tournament
      • Four-Person Team Championship
      • Match Play Championships (Individual & Team)
      • Couples Golf
      • Tar-Devil Cup (Ryder Cup Format)
      • Partner Championship 
      • Governors Cup: Men’s Ryder Cup
      • Flag Race
      • March Madness Tournament
      • FIVE after 6 (after work golf)
      • Major Local Charity Golf Events: Golf for the Pink, Patriot Golf Day, BigTen/ACC Golf Challenge, Toast of Governors Club / Vino Casino, and Luminaries by the Lake.