Prestonwood Country Club

February 21, 2024

Tim Clarke

Experience luxury living at Preston Country Club in Morrisville, NC - an exclusive golf community with upscale amenities and convenience.

Nestled between the bustling cities of Raleigh and Durham lies the charming suburban community of Preston Country Club in Morrisville, NC.

This picturesque neighborhood offers residents a peaceful oasis just minutes away from the Triangle's urban amenities and opportunities.

A Brief History of Preston Country Club

The Preston Country Club neighborhood traces its roots back to the late 1980s when the club was established as a premier country club community in the Triangle.

The prestigious 54-hole golf course opened in 1988, featuring a championship course designed by renowned golf course architect George Cobb.

When the club opened its doors, it quickly became a hub for family recreation and memories in the Triangle.

Home construction soon followed, with custom-built estates and luxury residences ranging from 2,400 to over 5,500 square feet situated along the fairways.

Over the last three decades, Prestonwood Country Club has continued to grow into one of the most coveted country club communities in the region.

Today, it contains over 1,800 member families who enjoy access to exceptional amenities and service.

Notable Builders and Developers

While there have been several builders involved in the development of Preston Country Club over the years, the original community builders and developers were instrumental in shaping the neighborhood's upscale character and amenities.

Some of the notable early developers and builders in Preston Country Club include Preston Development Company, John Wieland Homes, Curtis Properties, Homeplace Builders, and Trinity Homes.

Their focus on custom-built and luxury residences established Preston Country Club's reputation as an exclusive golf course community.

Location and Neighborhoods

Preston Country Club is conveniently located just off NC-540 with quick access to RDU International Airport and RTP's major employers only about 15 minutes away.

The neighborhood is situated entirely within the town limits of Morrisville and is comprised of the homes and estates bordering the three championship golf courses.

Popular nearby neighborhoods and subdivisions include Sterling Lakes, Ruritan Pond, and Winstead Pond.

Preston Country Club provides easy access to the shopping, dining, and entertainment options in Cary and Morrisville.

Club Amenities and Activities

As a private, member-owned club, Prestonwood Country Club offers outstanding facilities and programming managed by a professional staff.

  • 54 Holes of Golf - Three 18-hole championship golf courses offer bentgrass and bermudagrass greens.
  • Tennis - 15 tennis courts, clinics, and a full-service pro shop are available to members.
  • Fitness - A large fitness center provides strength training, cardio equipment, and group classes.
  • Aquatics - The aquatics center contains multiple pools, water slides, and areas for recreation and lap swimming.
  • Dining - Prestonwood has multiple dining venues offering buffets, a la carte menus, and special events.
  • Kids Club - Supervised activities and programming are available for kids year-round.
  • Social Events - Prestonwood hosts events like cooking classes, book club, family activities, and holiday celebrations.

One of the biggest draws of Preston Country Club is its abundance of onsite recreational facilities nestled amidst its verdant landscape.

The club features multiple swimming pools, tennis courts, and picturesque walking trails winding through preserved green spaces.

The 54-hole championship Prestonwood Country Club golf courses border the neighborhood, offering stunning views and recreational access for residents.

The clubhouse offers a fitness center, group classes, junior olympic-sized pool, splash park, and camp for kids.

There are also multiple dining options for members including upscale venues and casual fare.

Schools

Families with school-age children benefit from Preston Country Club's proximity to several public schools in the Wake County district.

Green Hope Elementary located right next to the neighborhood serves grades K-5.

Green Hope High School and Green Hope Middle School are both within 2 miles of Preston Country Club along Morrisville Parkway.

Many parents also opt to enroll their children in charter and private schools in Cary and Raleigh.

Local Amenities

Despite its peaceful suburban feel, Preston Country Club offers easy access to a wide range of retail, dining and services in the area.

The Shoppes at Kildaire Farms shopping center is less than 2 miles away with over 60 stores and restaurants.

Nearby grocery stores include Harris Teeter, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe's, and ALDI.For home essentials, Preston Country Club residents can head to Walmart and Lowe's Home Improvement less than 5 minutes away.

Healthcare facilities including WakeMed Cary Hospital, Carolina Center for Occupational Health, and Triangle Family Practice are all within a 5-mile radius.

Distance from RDU Airport

One of the perks of living in Preston Country Club is the short commute to Raleigh-Durham International Airport located just 8 miles away, making for an easy 15-20 minute drive via NC-540 and Aviation Parkway without traffic.The airport proximity offers residents a quick gateway to domestic and international travel hubs along the East Coast and beyond.

Recommendations for Living in Preston Country Club

As a local real estate agent who has helped many families find their perfect home in Preston Country Club, I highly recommend this neighborhood for its family-friendly lifestyle, safety, amenities, and convenience.

Between the golf, tennis, dining, and activities, Prestonwood Country Club offers something for all ages.

The club provides a hub for building lifelong friendships and memories here in the Triangle.

For those looking to join, membership options are available based on your family's needs.

I'm confident you'll quickly see why Prestonwood is "where Cary comes to play" and feel right at home in this one-of-a-kind country club community.

With its excellent location, picturesque community, abundance of amenities, and country club lifestyle, Preston Country Club offers an unparalleled suburban living experience in the heart of North Carolina's vibrant Triangle region.

Tim M. Clarke

About the author

17 years as a Realtor in the Research Triangle, Tim seeks to transform the Raleigh-Durham real estate scene through a progressive, people-centered approach prioritizing trust & transparency.

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