Best Golf Courses Near Wake Forest, NC
Wake Forest University may be in Winston-Salem now, but the school was founded in the town of Wake Forest, located 20 miles northeast of Raleigh. Wake Forest College remained a town fixture until it moved in 1956, which means Arnold Palmer, Wake’s most illustrious alum, spent his college years here. Wake Forest’s premier golf courses, The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation and The Hasentree Club, are private. In the public sphere, if you have a tee time at Paschal Golf Club you’ll play at a course Arnie frequented as a Wake student. Other notable layouts include The Heritage Golf Club, which provides thrills with a couple of all-carry shots over water, and Brevofield Golf Links, which commands the highest ground in the area and presents glorious panoramic views. Tee time discounts add to the popularity of Wil-Mar Golf Club, the closest of Raleigh’s many public courses. Raleigh’s myriad attractions are just a short drive away, but Wake Forest’s pleasant tree-lined streets and atmospheric downtown historic district offer a nice respite from the hubbub of the city.