Old Town

old town
Perry Maxwell, 1939

Few have heard of Old Town, much less played it. With wooden flagsticks, cast-iron cups, historic stone walls and a small membership, Old Town defines old-school Southern exclusivity. Perry Maxwell built this inspired North Carolina layout on a former horse farm, and the naturally rolling fairways lead to devilish greens. Wake Forest practices at Old Town, and former Demon Deacon Lanny Wadkins called it the best course for training serious young golfers. Tom Doak had another compliment for Old Town, saying it’s worth groveling to play here. (Photo: Jon Cavalier)