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Old 07-28-2009, 08:48 AM
 
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I would like to book golf for 2 near Durham. What are some good golf courses open to the public near or in Durham? My husband is a very good golfer, but I am a beginner to intermediate (so I don't play very difficult courses). We would play 18 holes.
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Old 07-28-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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We live on the Crossings golf course in NE Durham. My husband plays it all the time and loves it. It is open to the public and their prices are reasonable:
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Golf | The Crossings Golf Club
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:01 AM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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There are quite a few options.
  • Hillandale Golf Club. This is a nice, relatively easy golf course which you would probably enjoy. Maybe not as challenging for your husband, though.
  • Duke University Golf. A bit more challenging, which your husband will probably like.
  • Falls Village Golf Club. This is near The Crossings, which was mentioned above. Of the two, I prefer Falls Village.
  • Lakeshore Golf Club. This is near RTP. I'm not a fan of the golf course, but play it occasionally since it is so near my work location.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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the hubby and I have played lakeshore a couple of times, because it is definitely a convenient location to rtp. It will probably not be a very challenging course for your hubby, but a good one for you! I am an okay golfer, and the course does not stress me out like some I have played!

Leigh
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:20 AM
 
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I'll second Duke's Golf course. Very challenging from the tips for him, and very doable from the front for you. Very pretty golf course, but a bit on the pricey side.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Lake Winds, north of Durham. Several holes with water hazard. Been a while since I played, but I remember the water - all too well, unfortunately. Oh, and Umstead Pines, in northern Durham. They were semi-private or some variation that allowed non-members to play.
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Old 07-28-2009, 07:59 PM
 
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Check out Hillendale golf course. It's right in Durham, public and offers a decent challenge while not being too difficult.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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I will third the Duke University course. A Pete Dye design. Since you said near Durham I would also check out UNC's Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill. Very good after being rennovated by Tom Fazio.
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:19 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Just west of The Crossings on Route 98 is Falls Village.
Enjoy.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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Default Lakeshore is an executive style course

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the hubby and I have played lakeshore a couple of times, because it is definitely a convenient location to rtp. It will probably not be a very challenging course for your hubby, but a good one for you! I am an okay golfer, and the course does not stress me out like some I have played!

Leigh
Very short. The aqua driving range is interesting. I have eagled both 11 and 13, the only two par 4's I have ever eagled.
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