Golf in Rocky Mount, NC Is Right on Course

The Rocky Mount club scene is always in full swing, with two nice 18-hole golf courses and a par-3 venue. There are also several golf destinations in surrounding communities. Here is some background on the Rocky Mount courses:

Benvenue Country Club

The legendary Donald Ross designed the golf course in 1922, and the original two-story clubhouse building from 1922 still stands today. A $5 million renovation and expansion of the clubhouse and patio took place in 2002.

The 18-hole private course plays to a par 72 along 6,635 yards, and pine trees surround the property to form a natural fence that is designated as the out-of-bounds line. Benvenue Country Club demands accurate tee shots and exact iron play, and the greens are speedy with undulating breaks.

Northgreen Country Club

Even though it's designated a country club, Northgreen is a public course established in 1974 and designed by golf pros Bob Toski and Peter Gibson. The greens are championship bermuda quality and the course measures 6,775 yards.

The two signature holes are Northgreen's toughest – Nos. 7 and 8. The seventh hole is a long par 5 at 545 yards, followed by No. 8 that stretches 235 yards for a par 3.

Cypress Lake Par-3 Golf Course

The nine-hole public course opened in 1964 and is owned and managed by Rocky Mount resident Ray Manning. Cypress Lake is open seven days a week and spans 1,874 yards. Green fees are $10 for 18 holes.

Public Courses in Surrounding Cities

For Rocky Mount golfers wanting to visit venues in nearby communities, some of the top ones are Happy Valley Golf Course in Wilson, Hickory Meadows Golf Course in Whitakers, Peachtree Hills Country Club in Spring Hope, The Links at Cotton Valley Golf Club in Tarboro, Wedgewood Golf Course in Wilson, Willobe Lane Golf Course in Spring Hope and Willow Springs Country Club in Wilson.

Private Courses in Surrounding Cities

Three of the nicest private golf clubs near Rocky Mount are Birchwood Country Club in Nashville, Maccripine Country Club in Pinetops and Wilson Country Club in Wilson.