Hedingham Golf Club. Designed by architect David Postlethwait, this semiprivate course has water hazards on eight holes. Watch out for Hole 1, where a large pond affects your play three times. 4801 Harbour Towne Dr., Raleigh, North Carolina, 27604. 919/250–3030; www.rgac.com/hh-golf.html.
Lochmere Golf Club. Designed by Carolina PGA Hall of Famer Gene Hamm, this semiprivate course meanders through the tree-lined links, challenging players with several different types of water hazards. A tiered green makes Hole 3 a difficult par 3. 2511 Kildaire Farm Rd., Cary, North Carolina, 27511. 919/851–0611; www.lochmere.com.
Lonnie Poole Golf Course. With scenic views of the Raleigh skyline, this golf course is located on Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University. It's the only collegiate course in the world designed by Arnold Palmer. 1509 Main Campus Dr., University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27606. 919/833--3338; www.lonniepoolegolfcourse.com.