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103 Scotch Hall Court
Merry Hill, NC  27957
United States
P: (252) 482-5300
F: (252) 482-4008
Scotch Hall Preserve Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 7,463 yards

Bermuda grass

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Scotch Hall Preserve Golf Course

The 18-hole "Scotch Hall Preserve" course at the Scotch Hall Preserve facility in Merry Hill, North Carolina features 7,463 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. Designed by Arnold Palmer, the Scotch Hall Preserve golf course opened in 2008. Daniel Sumerel manages the course as the General Manager.


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Reviewed April 24, 2016

Beautiful course right on the water winding in and out of wetlands. Best value you will find and very friendly folks there. Condition is excellent and layout is great.

Reviewed August 01, 2015

Reviewed July 22, 2009

Played July 18th and 19th 2009

We were met in the parking lot by a young man bringing us our golf cart. Clubhouse was very nice and had some great deals on clothes/hats etc.. paid our $55 and headed to the practice range(balls are included in the price). This course is in excellent condition. My brother-in-law and i had a great time playing both days. Course is very fair, just make sure you keep the ball in the fairway or fist cut or you WILL be punished. Greens are in fantastic shape. It rained for hours the night before we played but you wouldn't have known it from the condition of the course, great drainage! This is the nicest course in the area by far and you just can't beat the price. I will be playing here often. I imagine it's just a matter of time before the secret get's out about this gem.

Reviewed June 15, 2009

Very beautiful course in a wonderful location. The landscaping needs a few more years to mature and add even more. The greens are already pristine and in perfect conditon. No problems with fairways or the rough. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the new clubhouse is great. Will not find a better course to play for $45.

Reviewed September 23, 2008

Clubhouse is currently a trailer, which is not bad. Very little play on this course, we were the only ones on the course. Old dude in "clubhouse" was extremely rude and more concerned about getting his money than providing service. On a Thursday afternoon...nobody on the course and we were told that we could not hit from the driving range if someone was mowing grass, instead of telling them to go mow somewhere else for 15 minutes. Then we were told no personal coolers on the course...but they did not have a beverage cart working that day???? I guess I don't understand why I can't carry my cooler with a gallon of Gatorade in it when I cant buy anything from them to begin with...Really a poor first impression was brewing. Got to the practice facility which was tremendous...but there was a female employee picking balls up by hand???? And she would not stop until we started hitting balls?? Then she walked over about 25 yards and sat in her cart and watched us like we were doing something wrong? Eventually she started her cart and left. The course was in great shape, although the rough is like US Open rough, above the ankle in most places and since it is Bermuda, not only is finding the ball a chore, getting it out is next to impossible.
Also, make sure you take some bug spray, they will swarm you every time you stop moving.
I drove over an hour to play and quite frankly did not find it worth the drive or the $75 fee...but I bet it was due to the lack of hospitality in the beginning.

Reviewed September 12, 2008

First off I did not put a rating down for the amenities or shop staff because there aren't any amenities. It’s a brand new course and they haven’t completed the club house. However the driving range and chipping practice area were second to none. Unlimited balls and even balls out on the chipping range to work with. The putting green is enormous, however was quite a bit faster with more break than the actual course itself so I missed my first putt (birdie) by being too conservative. In short I'll say the course is fantastic. Long and brutal from the back tees and beat me like a rented mule. The fairways were rolling and had plenty of room to let the big dog eat...and he better be hungry because from the back tees this course is over 7200 yards long. Open fairways and easy to see subtlety in this course...its all smash and go but you better keep it on the short grass or you'll be reloading. Big greens and not real quick or lots of break but I'm sure they can get them fast for special events. Outstanding condition for a new course with the fairways well established. You can see they've spent quite a bit of money on the course in anticipation of selling the lots around it. If the wind is blowing more than about 10-15 knots you better hope its out of the north or west...because the last 6 holes are gonna demand huge drives and or long irons. The 15th and 16th were longer and harder on me than the 5th grade and by the time 17 rolled around it was all over except the cussing. It's a 200+ yard par 3 with all carry and the sound on one side and a triple bogey on the other. I looked for some bail out but even dog the bounty hunter would have turned me down. As far as bargains go...this course was excellent (for now) and offered outstanding military rates with ID. Only a couple of minor draw backs that I'll point out. If you're going for the first time, bring a 16th century explorer or a really good map because it's not well marked and you'll be driving and turning around a lot. Hardly any signs and the ones they have are just street signs. Bring along a good supply of bug spray because if the wind lays down the mosquito's can get pretty aggressive. The gnats however are considerate enough to wait until the middle of your backswing before making their final approach to your inner ear. But by all means if you're in the area you should play this course before they go private.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Nate B. 14 86 72 10/18/20
2 Jeff D. 12 91 79 08/24/10
3 jeff M. N/A 87 87 08/16/09
4 Kevin D. 32 122 90 05/22/09
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Nate B. 14 86 72 10/18/20

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About Scotch Hall Preserve

Scotch Hall Preserve

Community facility

8 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Scotch Hall Preserve

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Course Staff

Daniel Sumerel, General Manager
Nate Brill, Golf Professional
David Bentley, Superintendent