Governor's Club

11000 Club Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

Price Range

Square Footage

2,300 – 8,000 sqft

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The Award-Winning Governors Club

Governors Club is an award winning 1,600 acre private gated golf course community situated in the heart of the Triangle Area of North Carolina. Founded in 1988, the community features the area’s foremost combination of design, topography, outstanding amenities and location. Governors Club has been respected as one of Chapel Hill and the Triangle’s top private golf communities.

Governors Club has more than 1200 homesites and a wide variety of home options. Governors Club offers residents the security and seclusion of an attended gatehouse entry. Recreational facilities are tailored to meet any need. From the sensational Jack Nicklaus Signature designed 27-hole golf course to the state-of-the-art swim and tennis center to the scenic walking and jogging trails. The spectacular 43,000 square foot clubhouse offers memorable dining and entertainment experiences and a fully stocked pro shop.

The natural beauty of the community is exceptional. The community is nestled along the base of scenic Edwards Mountain and adjacent to the 46,000 acre Jordan Lake Preserve, the rolling meadows, native hardwoods, and breathtaking vistas create the most dramatic of backdrops. Homesites are situated to take advantage of the picturesque North Carolina countryside by offering a range of views, including golf course and lake and creek views.

This area is an international center for major computer, pharmaceutical, health and other companies, as well as home to nationally renowned universities and research driven medical facilities.

A Brief History of the Community

Beginning in 1987, the development team embraced the vision of Governors Club. The development team was comprised of experienced real estate and country club executives who had been involved in four major residential developments and numerous subdivisions. The rolling terrain was ideal for a 24-hour gated primary home residential community and the mountainside would provide home sites with panoramic views in all directions. After many months, the development team acquired 33 parcels of land totaling approximately 1,600 acres.

The development team created a community unlike any other. Governors Club enjoys recognition as one of the premiere residential golf course communities in the Southeast.

Amenities and Entertainment

There are many great amenities and entertainment options located close to Governors Club. Just five miles away, the historic Town of Chapel Hill and The University of North Carolina campus offer residents numerous shopping, dining and cultural opportunities. Governors Club is also convenient to Research Triangle Park, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and Duke University with its world-renowned medical facilities. The UNC Health Care system is a not-for-profit integrated health care system and based in Chapel Hill. A distinguishing characteristic of UNC Health Care is its association with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine, a nationally eminent research institution.

nearby amenities map for Governor's Country Club

Amenities map from Governors Club website. 

Historic Franklin Street is a prominent thoroughfare in downtown Chapel Hill. Franklin Street is considered the center of social life for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as the town of Chapel Hill and is home to numerous coffee shops, restaurants, museums, bookshops, music stores and bars. The street is notable for its festivities, nightlife, and culture.

The Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is the largest performing arts center in the Carolinas. DPAC hosts over 200 performances a year including touring Broadway productions, high-profile concerts, comedy events and family shows.

The Streets at Southpoint Mall features over 140 shops and restaurants and is home to five major department stores including Hudson Belk, Macy’s, JC Penney, Sears, and Nordstrom.

The PNC Arena has held over 1,500 events for audiences of all ages. Events include NCAA Basketball Tournaments, NHL Stanley Cup Finals and Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus.

The Durham Bulls are a minor league baseball team. The Bulls play their home games at Durham Bulls Athletic Park located nearby in the downtown area of Durham.

Boating, fishing, hiking and camping are all available at nearby Jordan Lake.

Governors Club Country Club

The beautiful member-owned private Country Club features impeccable service and attention to detail that are hallmarks of this Club. Highly attentive, gracious service makes this an ideal everyday retreat. Experience the delicious cuisine in the Mixed Grill and the beautifully manicured golf course. The clubhouse is the true center of life in the community offering an abundance of social opportunities.

Take in a casual meal with friends and neighbors after a challenging round of golf or a tennis match. Join friends for a wine dinner, Jazz by the Lake, or investment club.

Governors Club Country Club Amenities Include:

  • 42,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse
  • 12,000 sq. ft. Wellness & Recreation Center
  • 27-Hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course
  • Driving Range & 6 Practice Facilities
  • Full-service Golf Shop & PGATM Professionals
  • Men’s Golf & Women’s Golf Associations
  • Competitive and Beginner Golf Camps, Clinics & Groups
  • Lakeview Room Dining (formal)
  • Club Room Dining & Bar (casual)
  • 6 Har-Tru Tennis Courts (composition hydro courts)
  • 2 Hard Tennis Courts for year-round play
  • Tennis Shop & USPTR/USPTA Professionals
  • Men’s & Women’s Tennis Associations & Clinics
  • Fitness Center, Classes & Personal Trainers
  • Indoor Pool, Outdoor Pool & Water Slide, Splash Pool
  • Adult Swim Area and Lap Lane
  • Summer Grill at the Pool
  • Playground

Governor's Club neighborhood map

Neighborhood map from Governors Club website.


In 2015, Governors Club was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Emerald Club of the World award for their exceptional offerings by BoardRoom magazine, one of the most respected trade publications serving private clubs. The publication bestowed the title of “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” on the Club under its annual Distinguished Clubs of the World award program.