It's All About 
Governors Club is comprised of more than 1,200 home sites, offering private home sites, existing custom homes, and new luxury homes.

The community provides an exceptional family living environment with walking paths, fishing lakes, and much more!

 It's All About 
Governors Club is a member-owned private country club that offers a variety of outstanding social and recreational opportunities, exceptional golf and exemplary service enabling the members to enjoy the privileges of a private club lifestyle.

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 It's All About 
The inspiring 27-Hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course is situated along the wooded valleys following the contours of Edwards Mountain.

The 600-foot elevation changes reveal the spectacular beauty of stone walls, rocky creeks, and soaring maple and pine trees.

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Governors Club is a gated residential community designed around a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course all nestled within 1,600 forested acres atop Edwards Mountain in North Carolina. More than 650 families with over 200 youth call Governors Club home, making Chapel Hill's only private gated community a diverse population of professionals, volunteers, young families and retirees.

The community atmosphere lends itself to an extensive array of social opportunities. Parents and kids enjoy both formal and informal get-togethers, while adults partake in a range of activities like Jazz By the Lake, wine tastings, garden club, bridge, investment club and many more.

We are just minutes from downtown Chapel Hill and the country's finest educational, medical, technological and cultural institutions. Travel east and spend the day at the Outer Banks or go west to the Blue Ridge Mountains and visit Asheville. Closer to home you can enjoy beautiful Jordan Lake, Franklin Street, gourmet restaurants and great shopping.

For more information kindly call 919.933.7500 or simply click here. 


imgDays are full at Governors Club in Chapel Hill, NC. Ample opportunity to enjoy favorite pastimes was key in planning the community located near Raleigh. Whether you are up to the challenge of our greens, or a racket and hard volley are more expressive of your competitive spirit, we’ve spared no opportunity to entice your best game with our assortment of private club amenities.

And since wellness of mind, body and spirit go hand in hand with life well lived, there’s a 12,000 sq. ft. wellness center complete with indoor pool. The outdoor aquatic center boasts a children’s Splash Pool along with an adult pool inclusive of a dedicated lap lane and the expansive pool deck is shaded with beautiful pergolas for all day enjoyment.

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Welcome to the new Community Events page! Check back soon for updates on the latest and greatest events at Governor's Club.
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 Contact Us 
Governors Club
11000 Governors Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27517
phone 919.933.7500
fax 919.918.7295

For more information kindly call 919.933.7500 or simply click here.
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At Governors Club,
our warm, casual yet elegant event location is just the beginning when it comes to making your private club event in Chapel Hill unforgettable. Our dedicated, passionate hospitality and catering experts border on obsessive when it comes to attentive service. We're always here for you because we know it our attention to detail that ensures impeccable, perfectly executed events.

Our meeting space and banquet hall near Raleigh offers a blend of comfort and professionalism, allowing your guests to relax and focus on the moment.

  • Accommodates groups up to 350 people
  • Grand Ballroom with verandas treats the eyes to panoramic views of the lake and golf course
  • More than 5000 square feet of flexible meeting space that can be arranged in a variety of configurations
  • Break-out rooms
  • Smaller, intimate rooms are conducive for warm, private dining and productive executive sessions
  • Casual, informal seating areas in upstairs lobby
  • Private, formal boardroom
  • Expert audio-visual equipment and professionals to handle even the most challenging multimedia requests
  • Full-service catering
  • Complimentary outdoor parking

Contact Lisa Johnson at 919.918.7216 or click here to request information.

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Governors Club
in Chapel Hill offers a lifestyle that inspires the real richness in life- a sense of connection and meaningful friendships through family activities. Your children will embark on life long friendships as they enjoy the constant social activities and family events at the club near Raleigh, NC, while learning life skills that they will take into their adult and professional lives.

After one round, you will understand why those who can play golf anywhere in the world return to Chapel Hill and our 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The course, a U.S. Open Regional Qualifying Site for Durham, North Carolina, and surrounding areas, is situated along wooded valleys with lush foliage, following the natural contours of Edwards Mountain and winding through the neighborhoods of the golf course community at Governors Club.

Golf Course Layout

The course offers a level of challenge & reward unique among Chapel Hill’s golf courses. The 600-foot elevation changes reveal the spectacular beauty of stone walls, rocky creeks, and soaring maple and pine trees. Our six practice facilities at our Raleigh area golf club are just as amazing and help to ensure your preparedness for your next round.

Learn more About our Chapel Hill Golf Course

To Learn more about our course and to discover all the amenities available to our members contact us today.

After one round, you will understand why those who can play golf anywhere in the world return to Chapel Hill and our 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. The course, a U.S. Open Regional Qualifying Site for Durham, North Carolina, and surrounding areas, is situated along wooded valleys with lush foliage, following the natural contours of Edwards Mountain and winding through the neighborhoods of the golf course community at Governors Club. It is challenging yet rewarding. Simply irresistible. The 600-foot elevation changes reveal the spectacular beauty of stone walls, rocky creeks, and soaring maple and pine trees. Our six practice facilities at our Raleigh area golf club are just as amazing and help to ensure your preparedness for your next round. 

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The Cottages offer sophisticated on-site accommodations featuring personalized decor
to provide warm and inviting southern charm, making a perfect destination to host your next meeting, executive retreat, or wedding party.

Six distinctly designed cottages provide a total of 24 sleeping rooms and four private suites. Each room is masterfully decorated with attention to personal comfort and productivity and elegantly appointed with rich linens and luxurious toiletries. Wireless high-speed Internet access combined with superb in-room amenities and a complimentary continental breakfast culminate into a sophisticated yet nurturing experience.

Independent of the sleeping quarters, each cottage has an optional living space with a fully equipped and spacious kitchen and beautifully furnished living room. Stunning golf course views  create a perfect environment for private parties, strategy meetings, and family gatherings. The Sandhill Cottage boasts an intimate boardroom suited for small business meetings, seminars and retreats, comfortably accommodating up to 10 guests.


To make reservations please call 919.918.7260 or click here.



When you join Governors Club in Chapel Hill, NC you are welcomed with impeccable service and attention to detail that are hallmarks of this private country club located near Raleigh. Highly attentive gracious service makes this an ideal everyday retreat with every detail from the manicured golf course to superb fare masterfully presented to provide you with an unparalleled private club membership experience.

Governors Club offers various levels of country club membership including Full, Sports, House, National and Corporate memberships. To request more information on membership at Governors Club please contact the Membership Office at 919.918.7276 and or simply click here.




There is a sense of community here at Governors Club. A sense of connection and meaningful friendships. From joining the laughter of children, to playing exhilarating rounds of golf, your North Carolina golf community neighbors at Governors Club will become the fabric of days well-spent. When you experience such connection, you find this is the place where you’ve always belonged.

Discover Our Golf Homes & Community

To find out more about homes within this private Chapel Hill gated community near Raleigh, visit our for real estate site or click here to visit our Property Owners Association (POA) for information about our community members.

Chapel Hill, the Gem of North Carolina

Outside Governors Club you will find another community, that of Chapel Hill, NC. To find out more information specific to Chapel Hill, please click here. Chapel Hill is a lively university town and home to the University of North Carolina, with Duke University close by. Abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities exist within Chapel Hill which, along with Raleigh and Durham, comprises what is known as the Research Triangle. From the North Carolina Symphony and North Carolina Opera Company to local art galleries and multicultural restaurants, there’s much to see and do. From the quaintness of small town life to the thrill of a cosmopolitan lifestyle, Governors Club is perfectly located to cater to every taste and support every passion.

 Mobile Amenities 
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 Mobile Weddings 

When it comes to making your wedding unforgettable, let our expert hospitality and catering staff help you make a lasting impression that will take everyone's breath away.

We treat your wedding like an artistic performance, thoughtfully planned and unveiled with elegance and grace. Each country club wedding is a special and memorable occasion and we tailor the details to fit your individuality.

Venue and Staff

We offer flexibility, creativity, and assistance to ensure that your event is representative of you as a couple and your dreams. Host up to 250 guests seated or 350 guests for a traditional mingling reception at our country club wedding reception venue in Chapel Hill.

Convenient and Secluded Venue Near Raleigh

Located in Convenient Chapel Hill, you can welcome your guests with striking and secluded lake views just minutes outside of Raleigh.

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Experience the warmth, sincerity and elegance of Governors Club. Please contact us for a complimentary consultation to discuss your upcoming event.

To learn more, please call 919.918.7216 or click here.

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 Private Club Membership 
Our Full membership provides unlimited access to all Club facilities, events, activities and programs. Governors Club attracts members from all over the world, and as a member-owned Club, our membership privileges cater to your specific interests.
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 Governed by the Property Owners 
Managed and directed by the property owners through the all-volunteer Property Owners Association.
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 Weddings & Special Events 
It’s all about YOU. Explore our Grand Ballroom and Terrace for your wedding or special event. From creating the mood through an unforgettable setting to the impeccable decor and artistic cuisine, Governors Club makes your dreams become reality.
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 House Guest Policy 
New procdeure for house guests
 People Make the Difference 
Residents participate in activities from garden, book, and Bridge clubs to gourmet clubs organizing progressive dinners and walking groups.
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Effective January 1, 2007
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 Unique Topography 
Combines the attributes of a quiet and peaceful country setting with the convenience of a thriving cosmopolitan lifestyle.
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Current Policies
March 24-26
WGA 9-Hole Golfers Complimentary, one-day introductory program for women who are new to the game or new to Governors Club
 Signature Nicklaus Course 
27-Hole Jack Nicklaus Course nestled on the contours of Edwards Mountain.
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 WGA Get in the Swing Program (GITS) 
Learn the Game
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 Health and Fitness 
Modern health club with the latest cardio equipment, classes and personal trainers. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
 Lesson Rates 
Private lessons available
 Tennis Facility 
Six lighted hydro tennis courts and two hard courts. Pro Shop, private tennis lessons, adult & junior clinics, tournaments and social mixers.
 Dining Amenities 
From gourmet upscale dining with fine wine to casual dining and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere.
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 27 Hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course 
Three 9 Hole Courses – Lakes, Foothills and Mountain with distinct challenges at every level.
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 Fitness Classes 
• Classes can be attended on a walk-in basis or through pre-registration.
• Check each class for details.
• Class fees are charged to the member’s account.
 Fitness Orientation 
All members receive a complimentary orientation of the fitness center by a certified personal trainer.
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 Personal Training 
Governors Club Fitness Center has certified personal trainers and aquatics specialists on staff to assist you with achieving your personal fitness goals.

Appointments are required.
 Practice Facilities 
To help prepare you for your next round, 2 driving ranges and 4 practice greens are available to ramp up your game.
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 PGA Family Course 
Lakes, Foothills, and Mountain courses are all marked with Junior (Family) Tees, and recognized by U.S. Kids Golf as a "PGA Family Course."
Participants can check here each Saturday after 5 PM for the day's results.
 Golf Programs & Events 
WGA, MGA, lessons, tournaments, camps and clinics for the novice to the expert including traditional club tournaments and championships.
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 Wednesday Night - Kids eat FREE! 
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Hole-in-One Policy
Winter Play Policy