Local Resources

Below, you will find a list of local golf resources for the Triangle that may be useful, or at least potentially interesting.
Links to the specific resources, where available, are bolded
If anything should be added, please reach out to RDUgolfTour@gmail.com

General Resources:

  • RDUgolf Subreddit: a Reddit-based golf community to share local golf information, find golf partners, share course reviews, and current course conditions. RDUgolf is where the RDUgolf Tour got its start. @RDUgolfTour
  • GolfRDU: A website that provides a plethora of local golf information, including local tournament schedules, area course map, course handicaps, and information on every course in the RDU area. @golfrdu
  • Triangle Golf: a local, quarterly publication providing current golf information and stories of college and junior tournaments. @Tri_golf
  • Operation 36: A national organization which provides one of the most effective models and technology to learn to play and become a skilled golfer. Multiple teaching pro in the Triangle are partnered with this program and are making impacts on the game. @Operation_36
  • Carolina Golf Association: The most well known golf associating governing North and South Carolina amateur golfers
  • SeeGolfPlayGolf: Local golf vlog that provides course reviews and gorgeous drone footage of our favorite courses. @SeeGolfPlayGolf

Golf-Centric Venues:

  • Dogwood Country Club: Located directly in downtown Raleigh, Dogwood Country Club has brought golf to an urban environment. With multiple simulator bays and no shortage of technology including Trackman and PuttView, DWCC is the perfect place to work on your game via Trackman rental, lessons from the in-house PGA professional, or host an event. @Dogwoodcountryclub
  • Drive Shack Raleigh: Offering three levels of cutting-edge interactive golf, full bars, rooftop terrace, a chef-inspired menu, and flexible event space
  • TriGolf: The home of the First Tee of the Triangle and providing a practice facility and focusing on youth development that impacts young lives through golf programs. @Tri_golf

Club Fitters / Repairs:

  • Chisdaddy Golf, LLC: Specializing in custom clubs, repairs, and custom club stamping. @chisdaddygolf
  • Club Guy Golf: An Apex-based golf club shop that caters to golf needs without trying to sell you on the latest and greatest club, but rather what is needed for your game within your budget
  • Continental Golf: Open since 1972, a golf shop selling new and used equipment and offering club fitting, club repairs and customizations. @continental_golf

Instructors:

  • Dave Nastalski: The PGA Pro at Dogwood Country Club. Utilizing some of the best analytics and tech available, Dave has a number of lesson and instruction plans to choose from. @dogwoodccpro
  • Martin Lucas: The PGA Pro and Academy Director of Operation 36 at Hedingham Golf Club, Martin in versed at teaching golfers of all level. @MartinLucasGolf
  • Andrew Kiger: The Director of Instruction at The Club of 12 Oaks. Andrew is also associated with the Operation 36 program. @AndrewKigerPGA
  • Jacob Chisler: A teaching Pro at The Club of 12 Oaks and a tenured member of the Operation 36 family, Jacob provides private lessons and is also the owner of Chisdaddy Golf, which specializes in club repair and customization. @_TheChis__
  • Mike Sullivan: The owner and head Pro at Par 401 Golf, providing individual and group lessons to golfers of all ages. @MikeSullivanGolf

Local Leagues:

  • RDUgolf Tour: I’m biased, but I think this is the best league around! Amateur 1-day tournaments played as individual strokeplay and utilizing weighted handicaps at public and private courses through the Triangle and surrounding areas. NO MEMBERSHIP FEES TO PLAY. @RDUgolfTour
  • NextGen City Tour: A local circuit of the national NextGen City Tour which hosts multiple Best Ball and Scramble tournaments to qualify for their national championships. RDUgolf fields a team for these events. NO MEMBERSHIP FEES TO PLAY. @nextgengolfclub
  • Sandhill Bombers: A Sandhills based golf group which has a recurring golf season
  • Carolina Golf Association: Large, amateur golf tournament circuit with multiple different categories of competition. Must pay a membership to be eligible
  • Amateur Players Tour – Triad: A regional portion of the national APT which plays events in the Triad and Eastern portion of the Triangle. Must pay a membership to be elegible
  • Lonnie Poole – Saturday Scramble: 2-person scramble on the last Saturday of every month
  • Lonnie Poole – Monday Nights: Individual, 9-hole strokeplay league
  • Lonnie Poole – Friday Nights: Individual, 9-hole strokeplay league
  • River Ridge – Wednesday Night: 2-person, net better-ball league
  • Lochmere – Tuesday Senior: League for 55+ golfers
  • Lochmere – Thursday night: Individual, 9-hole strokeplay league
  • Hillandale – Ladies: Individual, 9-hole strokeplay league for ladies

Facebook Groups:

  • RDUgolf Tour: The Facebook group dedicated to the RDUgolf Tour and its members. @RDUgolfTour
  • GolfRDU Group: The Facebook group dedicated to GolfRDU.com. @GolfRDU
  • Sandhill Bombers: A Sandhills based golf community which is very active with members often looking for golf partners
  • NC Triad Golfers: A group based in the Triad which is incredibly active with multiple, regularly recurring weekday and weekend outings

Local Brands:

  • Lie+Loft: Based just outside of downtown Raleigh, a local, multifaceted golf brand with Some of the most creative products connecting golf + home. From wall art, hats, and ball markers to leather goods, podcasts, and original paintings, L+L is a brand that has create an amazing niche for golfers. @Lieandloft
  • GlobalGolf: Headquartered in Raleigh, one of the largest sellers of new and used golf clubs, appearal and shoes on the web. Based in central NC. @globalgolf_com
  • Stitch: Based in Cary, a luxury golf brand known for creating and designing products with a precise attention to detail. @Stitchgolf
  • Peter Millar: Headquartered in Raleigh,, a golf clothing and accessories of the highest quality. @Petermillar
  • Golf Pride: Based in Pinehurst, the leading brand of golf grips in the game. @golfpridegrips
  • FitGolf of the Triangle: Based out Raleigh, a fitness based company that addresses the issues in your body that will lead to better consistency, increased distance, and lower scores. @fitgolf_of_the_triangle

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