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“Wilmar Golf Club: A course upwardly mobile”
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Owner description: The spacious front nine and tree-lined back nine offer Bentgrass greens and lush Bermuda fairways, making this 18-hole course a challenge to golfers at all levels.
Reviewed 1 January 2013

I have played Wilmar many times over the past 10 years. Being from near Raleigh, the folks at the club keep the prices reasonable to attract more golfers. I have always felt at home there and the staff works hard to make everyone feel that way. At one point the club was rumored to be up for sale. During that time some adjustments were needed in all areas of the course. I have watched the staff struggle with a tough economy to return the course to its prime state. They have been doing a very good job and the improvements have shown. They have improved their fairways in several areas of which most notable is trimming back numerous years of tree growth. A few years ago some of the holes looked like trying to shoot through tunnels. They have fixed that and opened the fairways to more shots. They have been keeping their greens up and in good shape. Some courses over the summer lost their greens. This improvement at Wilmar wasdefinitely noticable. I find my interest to play at Wilmar increasing as they keep improving. Their LPGA Golf Pro, Fran Wilkerson, is one of the best golf teachers in this area. That comes from several friends of mine who have had her instruction and the comments of other area Golf Pros I know. I may need her help with my wedges. This course is one you should add to your list in 2013 if you are in the Raleigh area. They're good people, working hard to make a good course great again (and it shows), and you will have an enjoyable round of golf there.

2  Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed 3 October 2012

We played here 4 years ago. What a change. The greens were great this time as well as the fare ways. It looked like they were working on the 9th hole though. With all the rain Raleigh has had, it sure helped this golf club green up. Very friendly staff and the price was fine. putting green nice also
I hope it continues to look this well. we will play there again for sure.

1  Thank tk
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

This course suffers from lack of investment, probably because of lack of play. Too many good choices for golf in Raleigh for this older track to attract much more than the die hards.

Thank Doustoi
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

This place is not the nicest in town but it is top 5 for friendly. Family owned, fairly short, and reasonably priced makes it a great afternoon. Driving range, putting green, and snack bar. See Fran for a lesson!

4  Thank RockyRaleighNC
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

A very nice walkable golf course. Family owned for decades. Well kept and very nice people. Senior league also. Reasonable rates.

3  Thank gcox8
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