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Tee it up at these Forsyth County golf courses

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or the next Tiger Woods, these 16 golf courses around Winston-Salem are sure to make for a good round.

Golf green with yellow flag in foreground. The green is bordered by trees and golf carts are driving on either side.

Get out and enjoy the view.

Photo by City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks via @ws_recreationparks

We can’t think of a better way to soak in Winston-Salem’s green space than spending some time on the links. Whether you’re looking to connect outdoors with friends or you’re honing in on the perfect swing, here are 16 golf courses to make a tee time around the Twin City.

Members only

Old Town Club, 2875 Old Town Club Rd. | The course that is open to members and their guests was once a 165-acre horse farm. The landscape and topography make it a challenging course.

Forsyth Country Club, 3101 Country Club Rd., Ste. B | The course started as a nine-hole layout when the club was founded in 1913. Donald Ross designed the current 18-hole course. Take a virtual course tour to imagine how you would play the greens.

Green hills with trees. A white clubhouse is in the background and golf cars are driving around. A black fence is in the foreground.

Another way to get your greens and vitamin D.

Photo by WStoday

Maple Chase Golf and Country Club, 5475 Germanton Rd. | Golf architect Ellis Maples designed this 18-hole course on 150 acres of farm pasture and woodlands. The driving range has been renovated and a 9,000-sqft driving range was added to give members space to practice.

Public courses

Reynolds Park Golf Course, 2391 Reynolds Park Rd. | Located close to downtown, this course has beautiful views and a mix of uphill and downhill holes.

Winston Lake Golf Course, 3535 Winston Lake Rd. | The city-owned course that was built for Black golfers in 1956 was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2023. The driving range is currently closed for construction but you can take a spin in the new fleet of golf carts.

Green grass with yellow ball in hole with yellow pole.

These courses are a hole-in-one.

Photo courtesy of City of Winston-Salem Recreation and Parks via @ws_recreationparks

Heather Hills Golf Course, 3801 Heathrow Dr. | This par 60 course also has a driving range. There are daily deals for female golfers.

Wilshire Golf Club, 1570 Bridgton Rd. | This par 71 course opened in 1971. Golfers can choose to play from one of three sets of tees.

Olde Homeplace Golf Club, 4295 Wallburg Rd. | This well-maintained course is located midway between Winston-Salem and Greensboro in a pastoral setting. Pro tip: Opt for a membership to save money if you plan to play regularly.

Meadowlands Golf Club, 542 Meadowlands Dr. | This course is the only one in the Triad region designed by Hale Irwin, one of the world’s leading golfers in the mid-1970s and 1980s. Pro tip: get more bang for your buck when you become a “member for a day”.

A short drive

Tanglewood Park Golf, 4201 Manor House Circle, Clemmons | The park has two championships courses that were completely redesigned and renovated in 2018. The next project involves building a new clubhouse, so parking, restrooms, and the pro shop have been relocated.

Rendering with blue skies and green grass featuring a large brown building with wrapped around front porch. Digital people are walking on sidewalks and driving golf carts, and playing in the yard.

The Tanglewood clubhouse renovation is expected to take 12 to 18 months.

Rendering via Forsyth County Government

Pine Knolls Golf Club, 1100 Quail Hollow Rd., Kernersville | The privately-owned course remains open to the public, although memberships are also available. Take advantage of the twilight rate after 2 p.m. from April through October.

Salem Glen Country Club, 1000 Glen Day Dr., Clemmons | The course has been nationally recognized and is the only course in the Triad developed by Nicklaus Design (the company founded by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus). The front nine and back nine almost feel like two different courses, giving golfers a unique challenge on each.

Just puttin’ around

Smiley’s Golf and Learning Center, 2397 W. Clemmonsville Rd. | Improve your game with a private lesson from PGA professional Brad “Smiley” Latimer then practice your skills on the driving range. The center also sells a range of new and used clubs, bags, apparel, and accessories.

Country Club Golf Center, 5675 Country Club Rd. | This driving range is perfect for golfers of all skill levels. Two PGA professionals are on site to offer lessons and repairs.

Kernersville Golf Center, 218 Berry Garden Rd., Kernersville | The facility has a self-service ball machine to keep the practice swings coming. The lighted range means you can keep practicing after the sun sets.

The Twisted Putter, 633 N. Liberty St. | Located inside ROAR, this re-imagined mini-golf automatically keeps score so you can focus on the fun. The indoor complex has two courses to choose from and is perfect for a rainy day.

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