Governors Club | Top Private Country Club | Chapel Hill, NC - Governors Club

Join the Award-Winning Club

Members enjoy "Life at its Best"

With premier amenities, special events and year-round activities, experience the best recreational and social programs. Members are highly accomplished, yet down-to-earth people with diverse careers and interests. Most have lived in more than one U.S. state and one-third have lived overseas. With all their experience, selecting Governors Club says a lot about the quality of the Club.

A Member-Owned, Professionally-Managed Club:

  • Golf: 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course & 6 practice areas
  • Camaraderie: Over 400 events year-round
  • Dine: Casual, outdoor & fine dining
  • Fitness: 100 monthly fitness classes & state-of-the-art equipment
  • Tennis: 8 lighted courts & active tennis programs
  • Swim: Indoor & outdoor pools, water slide & splash pool

Outstanding facilities in a vibrant social environment

The Hub of Social, Cultural & Recreational Activity

A Club-centric community to pursue your hobbies and interests

Enjoy more than 400 activities offered each year. Our extensive social and cultural calendar reflects our members’ varied interests. Clubs-within-the-Club serve specialized interests, representing more than 600 members, these specialized clubs include:

  • The Arts Society– music, opera and fine arts
  • The Wine Society – learning about and enjoying wine
  • La Coterie – music and dancing
  • Bridge Club – lessons, mentoring and weekly play

Equipped with Internet & Satellite TV

Our Wellness Center is open daily from 4:30 am to 11:00 pm

Achieve your goals on your schedule and improve flexibility, tone your body, lose weight or improve sports performance. 

Wellness & Fitness Center 

Exceptionally equipped to achieve your personal goals

For mind, body and spirit:

  • 14 certified fitness instructors & personal trainers
  • 27 state-of-the-art cardio machines
  • 21 state-of-the-art resistance machines
  • 11 Spin bikes
  • Fully-equipped group fitness studio
  • Golf Fitness: (V1 Teaching Technology, Launch Monitor, TPI Golf Fitness)

Tennis for the Whole Family

8 lighted courts with a full range of play, instruction & social activities

Friendly Competition

With more than 100 active tennis players, it is easy to find games and groups that are fun and challenging for all skill levels. There are also several USTA league and interclub teams. Our tennis facilities include 6 impeccably maintained Har-Tru clay surface hydrocourts. These are supplemented by two hard courts, allowing adults and juniors to practice and play on the types of courts used in most competitive tennis. 

Improve Your Game

Our Tennis Professionals include the North Carolina USPTA Pro of the Year and a former ACC Player of Week. Their students have included many state, sectional and nationally ranked Juniors and touring professionals. A wide range of clinics, round robins and mixers throughout the year support your love of tennis. Annual Club Championships for men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

Fun & Friends

The fun doesn't stop at the end of the game. There are many social tennis events with themed food paired with fun drinks specially prepared by our Executive Chef. Grab a cup of tea or coffee after your match and enjoy the covered seating area next to the courts. Tennis is a year-round activity. All courts are lighted for evening play, and feature covered cool cabana benches with ice water and coolers for summer play.

Start Right (at any age)

Whether you are new to the game or getting started again, there are programs and instruction to help develop the fundamentals. Our Tennis Professional Staff are certified USTA Quickstart instructors. Like the rest of Governors Club, the best thing about tennis is the people - members are welcoming, friendly and are always excited to find new members who share their love of tennis at any skill level.

Kids & Family Events

The Club brings families together


Family events designed for parents and kids to share a club experience.

  • Date Night: Parents enjoy a relaxing dinner while children are entertained with games.
  • Kids Eat Free (complimentary child care): Every Wednesday, dinner at the Club as a family, then kids connect with supervised childcare, while parents mingle.
  • Family Nights: Families participating in sports skills and fun events.
  • Holiday Celebrations: Activities for every time of year.


Your children or grandchildren will enjoy themselves and make new friends with year-round social activities and events.

  • Summer Camps, new themes each week 
  • Junior Golf & Tennis Clinics 
  • Indoor & Outdoor Movie Nights
  • Birthday Parties
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Tween & Teen Events
  • Kid Care


The large outdoor pool has lap lanes, water slide and an expansive pool deck shaded by beautiful pergolas. Outdoor pools feature zero-entry incline making it convenient to enter the pool, and a great place for kids and parents to hang-out. A summer Pool Grill offers freshly made wraps, salads, sandwiches, a children’s menu, and specialty drinks, wine and beer for adults.

  • Indoor Pool, open year-round
  • Outdoor Pool & Splash Pool
  • Swim Lessons

Governors Club: outstanding amenities & a friendly social life

Join the Club & Enjoy the Best of Everything

Whether you live inside or outside the gates

Get more out of life by joining the award-winning Club.  Membership provides access to exceptional facilities for golf, fitness, tennis, swimming, dining and entertaining with year-round activities and events.  Governors Club is just the right size -- not too large or too small.  It is a great place to meet accomplished, friendly people who share your interests.

Explore the membership categories below:


  • Full
    • Full Membership includes unlimited use of all Club amenities: Unlimited golf on the 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, unlimited range balls, use of the 6 practice facilities, guest golf privileges, access to the Wellness Center, 8 tennis courts, fitness rooms and group fitness classes, indoor and outdoor pools, dining, social clubs, events and all programs. Most members at Governors Club take advantage of the All-Access Full privileges. While most residents also choose to belong to the Country Club, membership is not exclusive to residents in the Governors Club gated community. You may live anywhere in the world and choose to belong to the Governors Club Country Club.

      • Family - Includes privileges for you, your spouse, partner/significant other, and/or children
      • Individual - Available for one person who is unmarried, does not have a partner/significant other, and/or children
      • Under 40 - We know you are busy advancing in your career and may also be raising a family. Your free time is limited and you want to maximize how you spend it. We offer unique benefits for those under the age of 40.

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  • Sports
    • A great social membership category that allows access to dining, social clubs, tennis, swimming pools, fitness and full participation in Clubhouse and Wellness Center events and amenities. There is no access to golf facilities. A Sports Single category is available for individuals.

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  • Corporate
    • Corporate Members enjoy Full Membership Privileges and may not reside in the Governors Club community. One account holder appoints up to three colleagues to be part of the membership along with their families who enjoy unlimited use of all Club amenities.

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