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Old North State Club (New London, North Carolina)

Old North State Club logo Golf Course Review by: Billy Satterfield

Rankings:  8th      

The Takeaway:  Old North State is a classic Fazio design where the final three holes are the best and most memorable on the course. The perfectly conditioned course has equal appeal to male and female golfers with a nice blend of driving widths, green contours, and bunkering.  Grade B+

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tom Fazio in 1992

Cost:  Private

Phone Number:  (336) 461-4447

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Old North State Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 201 Old North State Club Ln, New London, North Carolina  28127 – UNITED STATES

Photos:  See additional photos of Old North State Club

What to Expect:  Located on Badin Lake an hour northwest of Pinehurst in North Carolina, Old North State is a private club with a course designed by Tom Fazio. Like I often say about Tom Fazio courses, "He rarely screws up" and Old North State is no exception. The course enjoys a nice mix of hole shapes, lengths, and strategies while offering plenty of fairway width to enjoy and enough bunkering to be a challenge but not a thorn. The course is routed through a residential development but the homes aren't in view or play most of the time because of how far they sit off the course and because of the thickness of the trees that rest between the fairways and homes. The parcel of ground the development sits on is a peninsula jetting south into the lake with a variety of fingers on the edges of the water that are mainly dedicated to housing locations but a handful were thankfully reserved for golf holes including the final three holes that provide a climatic finish. That being said, Fazio does a nice job of using the significant amount of movement in the property to bring in views and play towards the water a few different times along the way before the finish on the shoreline. The vast majority of players will ride in a cart while playing the course but walking is doable but more difficult than average. Ultimately, Old North State is conditioned at an elite level with an equally strong finishing three holes, and while the rest of the course is good, it isn't one of Fazio's best.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7102 75.1 143
Green 72 6684 72.7 142
White 72 6307 70.9 132
Gold 72 5802 68.0 125
Fazio (Hybrid) 72 5396 66.8 118
Red (Women) 72 5079 70.2 126
Diamond (Women) 72 4302 65.8 115

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  18th Hole – 568 Yard Par 5 –

18th Hole at Old North State Club (568 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Old North State Club (568 Yard Par 5)

18th Hole at Old North State Club (568 Yard Par 5)
18th Hole at Old North State Club (568 Yard Par 5)

Best Par 3:  17th Hole – 197 Yards –

17th Hole at Old North State Club (197 Yard Par 3)
17th Hole at Old North State Club (197 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  16th Hole – 427 Yards –

16th Hole at Old North State Club (427 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Old North State Club (427 Yard Par 4)

16th Hole at Old North State Club (427 Yard Par 4)
16th Hole at Old North State Club (427 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  4th Hole – 557 Yards –

4th Hole at Old North State Club (557 Yard Par 5)
4th Hole at Old North State Club (557 Yard Par 5)

4th Hole at Old North State Club (557 Yard Par 5)
4th Hole at Old North State Club (557 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  7th Hole – 181 Yard Par 3 –

7th Hole at Old North State Club (181 Yard Par 3)
7th Hole at Old North State Club (181 Yard Par 3)

Bogey Beware:  9th Hole – 452 Yard Par 4 –

9th Hole at Old North State Club (452 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Old North State Club (452 Yard Par 4)

9th Hole at Old North State Club (452 Yard Par 4)
9th Hole at Old North State Club (452 Yard Par 4)

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