Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

Since my buddy David lives two hours away, we meet halfway and tee it up. That's how I came across Lexington Golf Club, just off I-85 in Lexington, NC.

Lexington is a classic design and very enjoyable. Narrow holes, many running parallel to each other. A recent renovation has the greens in excellent shape, while the fairways are still growing in. It's a peaceful setting with lots of ups and downs, but not very long. Can you hit it straight?

I love the fourth green. It sits in a bowl with a creek running close beside ... sits in there just perfect. There's also a massive water tower near the eighth tee. You might need a drink of water after playing that hole -- it's tough.

The opening trio on the back side are very good. No. 10 is a longish par-4 with trees on either side. The green is protected by a gaping bunker in front and has roll-offs. The next two holes are par-3s ... 11th is long and ascending, 12th is downhill to a nice green carved in a bowl. The 17th green is cool, too, while the 18th hole is a rolling par-5 with Donald Ross charactertistics.

The clubhouse is old school; white brick and feels like a golf clubhouse should feel. Prices are very reasonable. Visit the course: Lexington Golf Club.

Lexington Golf Club

200 Country Club Blvd.
Lexington  NC
(336) 248-3950

Greens Fees: weekdays are $16 to walk and $27 to ride. Seniors $23 to ride. Weekends $34 for all with cart

Reviews in recent years are quite complimentary about layout and condition.


Now on Sale

glorious back nine bookcover

  • The only book about golf communities in the last 10 years.
  • 156-page step-by-step guide to finding your dream golf home.
  • Info on nearly 100 golf communities the author has visited.
  • Paperback version costs less than a sleeve of Pro VIs.

Here is what the experts are saying:

“The book is chocked full of information…applicable to anyone looking for a move to the Southeast regardless of whether they are looking for a golf community or not.” — John LaFoy, golf architect (Linville Ridge CC, CC of Charleston, The Neuse GC)

“Larry has done a tremendous amount of work and anyone — like me — who is looking to search for a golf home now or in a few years needs this book.” — Brad Chambers, golf blogger, ShootingYourAge.com

“Wow!  What a thorough piece of work…a must for anyone moving South. This book will help many people.” — Brett Miller, owner and founder of MMA, Inc, a golf industry consultancy

Buy It Now at Amazon.com or BarnesandNoble.com.

GCR questionnaire
     Dreaming of a vacation home on a golf course?  How about a forever home a short walk to the first tee?  For 15 years, I have helped golfers find their perfect home on the course.  If you would like some recommendations that match your preferences for a golf home, please click here, fill out our Golf Home Questionnaire, and I will get back to you in a few days with some ideas.  By the way, it’s free.
Larry Gavrich,
Editor