North Carolina is known for its agreeable weather: In most of the state, extreme conditions are both infrequent and short-lived. In the Home of American Golf®, spring (early March to mid-May) and fall (late September to mid-November) are prime times for a round — or most any other outdoor pursuit — with superb course conditions and sunny, pleasant days the norm. Most other times of the year, crowds are smaller. Even in midwinter, when mornings may be punctuated by a frost or freeze but the crisp days tend to moderate nicely, and in midsummer, there’s good value to be had for world-class golf.
Winter: December to Early February
44.9° - 45.6° F 7.2° - 7.5° C, Least Expensive, Readily Available Tee Times.
Many more good weather days than bad. Most courses wide open and uncrowded. Ideal for the flexible traveler looking for great values. Interesting visual contrast between over-seeded green fairways and dormant rough Bermuda. Easier to book that "ideal" tee time.
Early Spring: February to Mid-March
45.6° - 51.8° F 7.5°-11.0° C, Moderate Expense, Moderate Availability
Great opportunity to get a jump on the season with cool but mostly clear weather. Still a good idea to call well in advance of arrival (minimum of 2 months) to insure your favorite tee time.
Spring: Mid-March to Mid-May
51.8° - 70.0° F 11.0°-21.1° C, Most Expensive, Least Availability
What golf is all about. Dogwoods, azaleas in bloom, Carolina blue skies, crisp clean air. Make your reservations well in advance for weekend play to insure your course selections. Weekdays offer greater availability.
Late Spring: Mid-May to Mid-June
70.0° - 75.1° F 21.1°-23.9° C, Moderate Expense, Moderate Availability.
Some good golf deals to be had! Ideal weather with a few hot days mixed in and you'll save money compared to the spring season. Make sure you call well in advance - especially if you're playing 36 holes a day.
Summer: Mid-June to September
75.1° - 78.9° F 23.9°-26.0° C, Moderate Expense, Moderate Availability.
Good value, good conditions. Bermuda fairways are fully grown in. Lots of time to play early and late to avoid mid-day heat. Still need to plan in advance for prime weekend times.
Fall: September to Mid-November
51.8° - 72.3° F 11.1°-23.3° C, Most Expensive, Least Availability
Many locals call it their favorite season. Great conditions. Less crowded. Slightly better value than the Spring. With pine trees, no troublesome leaves in the fairways and rough. Many weekends will fill up quickly.
Late Fall: Mid-November to December
51.9° - 64.0° F 11.1°-17.8° C, Moderate Expense, Moderate Availability.
Grab a sweater and enjoy less crowded conditions and usually sparkling clear days. Occasional frost may delay your morning start time, but it's well worth the wait! Some weekends preferred times will fill up quickly, so don't delay calling.