Tucked away at the edges of nature preserves and parks sits Umstead Pines Golf Course in Willowhaven, Durham, NC.

This is the only golf course in Willowhavaen and lies to the north of Durham.

The course is 42 minutes from Raleigh and 52 minutes from Greensboro.

The region has subtropical weather with hot and humid summers and cool winters and has a year-round golf season.

Umstead Pines Golf Course In Durham, NC

Umstead Pines Golf Club

Umstead Pines Golf was built in 1957 and was designed by George Cobb. It’s a semi-private club where the public has access to the daily-fee system without having to be a member.


The course has an old-school style layout and an interesting routing. The front nines are a bit cramped whereas the back is fairly spread out and long.

It’s challenging with a lot of doglegs and elevation changes. The fairways are wide and forgiving.

The greens are known to have a lot of slope and can roll a bit fast. Pin placement plays a big role here in how challenging the course can be.

The back nines are longer, overall, than the front nines and wind through the neighborhood and so prepare to walk a fair distance.

With a lot of doglegs and measuring 6442 yards, don’t expect to use the driver much. Irons and fairway woods can get the job done.

There are a lot of houses that line the fairways and so can’t spray the shots. Accuracy would come in handy here.

With 4 sets of tees, this is truly a fun and challenging course for all skill levels.


Blue (Yds)70.4/1283863661544914183221573404653099
White (Yds)68.8/1223653371404773773031513184422910
Gold (Yds)66.7/1133383171254563502931313003862696
Red (Yds)69.0/1143192981093433322831182873722465
Blue (Yds)70.4/12845437518443139639555037718333436442
White (Yds)68.8/12244435916442135637252335515731536063
Gold (Yds)66.7/11343132214939834134647933010228965592
Red (Yds)69.0/1143973011323003332974652569425795044

Golf Rates – Green Fees

Greens FeesMon-FriSat-Sun & Holidays
18 Holes$38 (Open – 1 PM)$55 (8 AM – 11 AM)
18 Holes$33 (1 PM – Close)$46 (11 AM – 1 PM)
18 Holes$42 (1 PM – 2:59 PM)$26 (1 PM – Close)

Course Layout

Umstead Pines Golf Course Layout In Durham NC

Driving Range

The facility has a small driving range for long-game practice as well as pitching and chipping areas and putting green for short-game practice.

Tee Times

Umstead Pines offers 45 tee time slots between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM with 4 players in each slot. An option for 9 holes is also available.

Please visit the club website for online booking.

Dress Code

Proper golf attire is required. Collared shirts are required. Jeans, tee shirts and shorts are not allowed.

Membership Cost/Price

Umstead Pines offer a variety of membership options to suit every taste and pocket.

These include Full Membership, Activity Membership, and House Membership with categories for Family, Individual, and Junior.

Please contact the club for pricing details.

Restaurant – Menu

The facility at the club provides snacks and beverages.

Pro Shop

The facility has a pro shop with golf lessons available.

Map – Location & Directions


253 Country Club Drive | Durham, NC 27712



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