Golf Courses in Roanoke Rapids, NC
Golfers in the Roanoke Valley have plenty of choices to hone their skills.
Scotfield Country Club in Enfield is a public course in a beautiful setting in a rural area of the county.
“It’s quiet here,” says Doug Sellers, course manager. “We have no houses around the course, so it’s very scenic.”
Ponds on three holes complement the landscape, including willows on each side of one fairway.
The course features 6,260 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.
Membership fees are reasonable, Sellers says, even taking into account higher fuel prices. The fee is less than $50 a month for those traveling more than 20 miles. Regular play runs just $21 to $28, including cart.
At Hickory Meadows in Whitakers, even Santa Claus makes an appearance. The course embraces the holiday season and organizes events including a golfer's scramble.
“December in North Carolina is a nice, moderate month,” says Horace Archer, head golf pro at the course. “You can play golf just about year-round; it’s comfortable enough.”
Hickory Meadows is working to introduce golf to a younger generation. Archer says the junior golf program is being expanded in 2009.
In terms of seasoned golfers, Archer says No. 9 is the signature hole at the course.
“There’s a pond to the front right of the hole, and a nice elevated green from front to back, it’s a decent length, 360 yards. Real nice.”