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Best Golf Courses in Jacksonville, NC

Plan your next golf outing in the great city of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

By Marc Acton on November 8, 2016

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Many people know North Carolina is home to stunning mountains, rolling hills and beautiful beaches, but did you know it also has more than 400 golf courses within its borders?

No matter where you’re headed in this sunny state, chances are you won’t be far from a beautifully manicured course. And with great venues—like the acclaimed Pinehurst No. 2—and weather that allows you to be outside year-round, it’s no wonder so many champions flock to the Tarheel State to play on its many four-star courses.

The charming city of Jacksonville, NC is no exception. Home to Camp Lejeune and its thousands of Marines, this southeastern region of the state boasts a number of beautiful venues. If you find yourself passing through or stopping by for a visit, be sure to schedule a round at one of these three magnificent courses.

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Bear Trail Golf at Southwest Plantation

72 par | 6,710 yards

This stunning 18-hole, 6,710-yard, par 72 championship course was professionally-designed and is equipped with a pro shop, state-of-the-art driving range, and putting green. It’s designed to challenge athletes at all skill levels, but it’s also considered an ideal course for beginners. They also offer golf clinics and competitive tournaments throughout the year. With its beautiful landscaping and majestic pines, Bear Trail won’t disappoint.

Rock Creek Golf & Country Club

72 par | 7,108 yards | 126 slope | 73.4 rating

Rock Creek Golf & Country Club is home to an 18-hole, 7,102-yard, par 72 championship course that features the state’s first Jensen Dwarf greens. The club offers a myriad of perks and amenities for members, including lessons, practice greens, banquet facilities, tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The course is designed to be player-friendly, with wide fairways lined with loblolly pines and lakes dotting the back half of the course. It’s no wonder it has become one of the area’s most popular golfing destinations with locals and out-of-town visitors.

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Fletcher’s Landing

36 par | 2,808 yards | 113 slope | 70.0 rating

Nestled in the heart of Jacksonville is the beautiful Fletcher’s Landing. This course features 2,808 yards of golf and emphasizes a family-oriented atmosphere, whether you’re out to enjoy a day on the greens, taking your children to mini-golf, or enjoying a picnic under the pavilion. Here you’ll find a two-tier driving range featuring 36 lighted tees and a surprisingly peaceful 9-hole course. Between the welcoming atmosphere and restful surroundings, you won’t want to leave.

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