105 Scotch Hall Court
Merry Hill, North Carolina 27957

Phone(s): (877) 847-3727, (252) 482-5300
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Occano, formerly known as Innsbrook Golf Course and Scotch Hall Preserve boasts a championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. In 2009 when it opened, Golf Digest ranked the course as the ninth best new private course in the country. The layout features 11 holes that border either the Albemarle Sound or Salmon Creek, offering stunning views. The golf course is defined by strategically placed, challenging bunker complexes that border subtly undulating greens that are trickier than they seem. Many of the par 3s are particularly dramatic with carries over wetlands to elevated greens. Occano finishes with a challenging par 5. The large, wide fairway welcomes an aggressive tee shot though there are bunkers to watch out for on the right. The green is protected on the left by water and in front by a bunker.

5 stars out of 5 (based on 3 reviews)
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Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer, Ed Seay, Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture
  • Public/Private: Private/Resort
  • Year opened: 2009
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Limited non-member play
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Tifsport Bermuda Grass
  • Greens: 50-50 blend of A1 & A4 Creeping Bent Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs:
  • Rental carts: Yes - included in green fee

Green fees price ranges

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed:
  • Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Palmer 72 7262 146 77.1
Black 72 6974 142 75.3
Blue 72 6445 135 72.7
White 72 6073 132 70.9
Red 69 4427 114 63.1
Yellow (W) 72 5330 130 73.1
White (W) 72 6073 145 77.4
Yellow 72 5330 124 67.4
Red (W) 69 4427 118 67.2

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Occano
    5 stars out of 5
    by Tim
    on April 25th, 2013 03:14
    Absolutely gorgeous! Each hole has a different challenge. Multiple tees give everyone a test from the high handicapper to the scratch golfer.
  • Occano
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by W.B. Neal
    on November 09th, 2011 15:31
  • Occano
    5 stars out of 5
    by Bryan D
    on April 05th, 2010 07:28
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