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Old 01-15-2019, 06:10 PM
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Looks like I'm going to Raleigh, NC for several days for a conference in mid March. Not really a vacation but I won't let that stop me from bagging a couple courses. I'll be staying downtown, maybe have time to rent a car for a half-day, otherwise will be looking at close-in courses I can Uber or bus to, if they exist. Or better yet, anyone want to pick me up and show off your local track?

tl:dr Where should I play in Raleigh, staying downtown.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:54 PM
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There are a number of great courses in Raleigh. I do not live there, but my daughter is a student at one of the colleges. I try to play The apex nature course, buckhorn, Jones Park, when time permits, when we go visit Her for a weekend. I’m not familiar enough with the town to suggest where you should stay. Maybe ask on FB. There are groups and clubs in there , with local experts. Enjoy! Wish I could offer more advice.
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Old 01-20-2019, 01:30 AM
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The best course close to downtown Raleigh would be Cedar Hills. Nice wooded & technical course that's the oldest in Raleigh. Right off the belt-line.

The 'Raleigh Area' has a lot of good courses but you need to drive a half-hour in any direction from downtown. Zebulon, Buckhorn, Jones Park & Apex Nature are the best IMO.

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Old 01-20-2019, 01:22 PM
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The best course close to downtown Raleigh would be Cedar Hills. Nice wooded & technical course that's the oldest in Raleigh. Right off the belt-line.

The 'Raleigh Area' has a lot of good courses but you need to drive a half-hour in any direction from downtown. Zebulon, Buckhorn, Jones Park & Apex Nature are the best IMO.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:07 PM
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Looks like I'm going to Raleigh, NC for several days for a conference in mid March. Not really a vacation but I won't let that stop me from bagging a couple courses. I'll be staying downtown, maybe have time to rent a car for a half-day, otherwise will be looking at close-in courses I can Uber or bus to, if they exist. Or better yet, anyone want to pick me up and show off your local track?

tl:dr Where should I play in Raleigh, staying downtown.
Looks like I have time to rent a car at the airport early on the day of my flight and get to a couple of courses in before I leave. I'm thinking of pairing Buckhorn with either Jones or Apex. Any thoughts on which? Alternative is to pair Zebulon with something near it, but time wise I might be better off starting at Buckhorn.

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:30 AM
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Buckhorn is the best I have played down there and markedly better than Zeb, I have a couple buddies who speak highly of Apex although I have not played it. i would go with those 2.

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Old 02-27-2019, 10:20 PM
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I love Buckhorn but Rock Ridge, just a few miles further south, really "rocs"! It's a John Houck course so you have multi fairway options, risk reward type golf. I get down that way for meetings three or four times a year and Rock Ridge is the one I always play.


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Old 03-03-2019, 12:49 AM
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I've always been a fan of Rock Ridge, also. Don't do any speeding in the Jordan Lake area, on the way to Pittsboro. Speed trap.

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Old 03-09-2019, 05:27 PM
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Played Rock Ridge Weds. Course was wet with all the rain lately but very playable. Love Rock Ridge! Thank you monsieur Houck!!!!


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Had a really fun morning at Buckhorn and Jones before I went to the airport. Buckhorn is a great course!
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