Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is a Public 18 hole golf course located in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Wilmington Municipal Golf Course was designed by Donald Ross in 1926 to provide the public with a quality, championship 18 hole golf course at affordable prices. In 1989, the golf course bunkers were restored and renovated in keeping with the original Donald Ross design. In 2009, the course was named #50 in Golf Week's list of best municipal golf courses in the country.
The course is fairly wide open, but there are some trees that can alter your shots. The elevated greens are slightly sloped and fairly well bunkered. The course has very few fairway bunkers, and those that exist are usually located approximately 100 to 120 yards out from the green. The signature hole is #18, a 430-yard, par 4, requiring uphill shots that usually play into the wind.
Par for the course is 71. From the back tees the course plays to 6,564 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 4,978 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 12, a par-5 that plays to 519 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 8, a par-3 that plays to 147 yards from the back tees.
Watch out for # 12, a 519 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Wilmington Municipal Golf Course is # 8, the 147 yard par-3.
$36 (cart included), played on Saturday, October 2014 at noon
It was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times. I played this course 2 days after it reopened from their major restoration. During the restoration all the greens and greenside bunkers were replaced and/or restored. The result is fabulous. Unfortunately, the rest of the course is as bad as the green complexes are good. There were large bare spots in the fairways, most notably holes 1,4 & 10, and the rough is nothing more than sandy ground with some green grass interspersed. Several times a shot that ended up 1 foot off the fairway might as well have been in an unraked waste area as you could not advance the ball due to the lie. If you want to play preferred lies everywhere on the course until you reach the green area then this course is fine. If you like to play the ball as it lies then I suggest you look elsewhere. Perhaps now that the greens are done they will turn their attention towards the rest of the course.
$26 (cart included), played on Friday, August 2012 at noon
Fun casual enviroment. Donald Ross mid=1920s effort similar to Pinehurst #2
$16 (cart included), played on Sunday, March 2012 at 2pm
Few better golf bargains in the USA
$21 (cart not included), played on Wednesday, August 2011 at 6am
I have played this course dozens of times and always enjoy it. I drive from Kure Beach while on vacation (20 mi.) A Donald Ross course for $23 as a visitor to the area is unbeatable. I play as a single and always meet nice people on the first tee and never wait more than a few minutes. Use it as a tune up to play somewhere more upscale if you want. I'm a 10 handicap and it's not easy to break 80 there - small greens with the DR false fronts - short shots don't work.
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