Officials at Prestonwood Country Club are proud to announce that for the first time all three of their championship golf courses are featured in this year’s rankings of the top 100 golf courses in North Carolina by the North Carolina Golf Panel. The Highlands course at Prestonwood took top honors with a #29 ranking overall in the state. The Meadows and Fairways courses took subsequent honors at No. 72 and No. 92 respectively. The industry recognition comes on the heels of recent enhancements including the completion of a 54-hole green complex renovation, the addition of a new state-of-the-art indoor learning center, and the unveiling of new hybrid tees.
Originally designed by golf course architect Tom Jackson, a Robert Trent Jones protégé, who designed over 75 golf courses in the Southeast including the dramatic Cliffs of Glassy Golf Club - one of Golf Digest's top four most scenic courses in America behind Cypress Point, Pebble Beach and Augusta National. Our courses, with mirrored ponds and manicured greens, offer golfers of all skill levels a challenging round.
Our recent green complex renovation was completed by Jack Nicklaus protégé Rick Robbins, recently elected President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and named one of the Most Influential Figures in Golf by the NC Golf Panel and includes rebuilt green complexes, replacement of select bunkers and numerous playability enhancements with the objective of improving pin placements and green surface, as well as provide a more consistent style of design.
Prestonwood has played host to some of the most celebrated golf talents and has been a favored venue of the SAS Championship, a PGA TOUR Champions Tour event.
In fact, World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Price offered this about Prestonwood, "I've always enjoyed that it's a ball striker's golf course. It doesn't pressure you to go at the flag all the time - you do have options, which every good golf course has, different ways of playing your approach shots to the green."
World Golf Hall of Fame member Tom Kite believes Prestonwood offers "a lot of good golf... this is a wonderful country club to be a member of and I imagine if you're living here, this would be high on the list of clubs to join."