The Award-Winning Governors Club

Members enjoy "Life at its Best"

Members enjoy living “Life at its Best” inside the private residential community. Residents and non-residents are welcome to enjoy the privileges of Club membership. 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
  • Reciprocal Clubs: As a Distinguished Club of the World, Governors Club members can access other fine clubs throughout the world through the Distinguished Clubs Network.

Outstanding facilities in a vibrant social environment

The Hub of Social, Cultural & Recreational Activity

A private Chapel Hill community where members pursue their 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. 

Fully equipped Fitness Center

Governors Club is committed to the health & wellness of our community.

The Fitness Center Amenities:

  • 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 at Governors Club

Eight lighted courts with a full range of play, instruction & social activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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.

Tennis Socials

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.

Activities for the Whole Family

Governors Club features activities and amenities that bring families together.

Family Activities

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

  • Date Nights
  • Kids Eat Free Nights
  • Family Nights
  • Holiday Celebrations

Kids Activities

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

  • Summer Camps
  • Junior Golf & Tennis Clinics 
  • Indoor & Outdoor Movie Nights
  • Tween & Teen Events
  • Kid Care


State-of-the-art indoor and outdoor pools at Governors Club.

  • Year round indoor pool
  • Zero-entry outdoor pool
  • Splash pool
  • Swim lessons
  • Summer Pool Grill

Governors Club: outstanding amenities & a friendly social life

Join the Club & Enjoy the Best of Chapel Hill

Get more out of life by joining the award-winning Governors Club.

Whether you live inside or outside the gates, membership provides access to exceptional facilities for golf, fitness, tennis, swimming, dining and entertainment 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 or click here to contact us:


  • 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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