Royster Golf Course

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"Like playing in the mountains without the drive"

Hours Of Operation

8:00 AM until Dusk
(Cart Times Seasonal -- Call 704-484-6823)

Ideas for a Golf Course arose when Dr. and Mrs. S.S. Royster announced the donation of approximately 50 acres of land to the City of Shelby for a new Municipal Park on April 26th, 1948. This land was developed and a nine hole course was dedicated as the Royster Memorial Golf Course as part of the Shelby Parks and Recreation Department.
This Golf Course is a unique pleasure to play because Shelby being a Piedmont flat lands area, the course is filled with mountainous holes. Royster Memorial Golf Course offers many different programs for local patrons such as golf tournaments every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and hosts the Annual Friends Of The Parks Golf Tournament, Royster Memorial Club Championship, City of Shelby Employee Golf Tournament and Foothill's Merry-Go-Round Festival Tournaments annually. In 2013 the 2-Man "Ryder Cup" 27-hole tournament was added. The course is open 364 days a year, closed Christmas day only.

Effective February 2, 2015 - Royster Memorial Golf Course Now Offers The Most Affordable Rates In The Area


Night Golf Tournament Registration Form 


Daily Rates

NEW! Scorecards

Green Fees:
Weekdays - City Residents $9, Non City Residents $11
Weekends & Holidays - City Residents $11, Non City Residents $13

Cart Fees:

Monday - Sunday

9 Holes - $5 per person
18 Holes - $9 per person

Twilight Rates (Call for days and hours)

City Residents - $7 Green Fee & $9 Cart Fee Per Person

Non City Residents - $9 Green Fee & $11 Cart Fee Per Person


Membership Pricing (Green Fees Only - Does not include cart fee)

Ask About Our Incentives When Buying Memberships

City Residents                         Non City Residents

Unlimited Rounds - $300             Unlimited Rounds - $440


Golf Course Players Card and Membership

City Yearly Card


$2.00 off of Rack Rate

Non-City yearly Card


$2.00 off of Rack Rate



Unlimited Greens Fee

Non- City


Unlimited Greens Fee

Family City


Unlimited Greens Fee

Family Non- City


Unlimited Greens Fee


Player Card & Membership Rewards include:







Free Rounds

$2 Off your round

$5 off your Round

1 Free Round

2-Free Rounds

3-Free Rounds

  • Play FREE on your birthday, includes cart  (With Valid ID)
  • 14-day advanced tee time reservations (Group of 4)
  • 1/2 hour early twilight
  • 1 Free 10 minute lesson included
  • 10% discount on merchandise purchases*.
  • Refer a friend to purchase a Players Card or Full Membership and receive a FREE Round of Golf
  • $2.00 off Green Fee rack rate. (Players Card Only)



 Interested in playing Foot Golf? We would love to hear your feedback!




Junior Golf Program 

Royster Memorial Golf Course (RMGC) is proud to announce our new Junior Golf Program.  We are now recognized by U.S. Kids Golf as a facility dedicated to the growth of junior golf!

We follow the U.S. Kids Golf curriculum which allows us to measure progress more effectively. It's a great way to involve parents in the learning process as well. Our approach is to teach etiquette, rules, and fundamentals.

As a certified Instructor and RMGC’s Junior Golf Program Director, Richard Degree is deeply committed to enhancing your junior’s understanding of golf and their employment of the game.  He believes the best methods to improving any skill development includes continual practice, having attainable goals, and enjoying activities as juniors go through the process.

Printable Flyer

Registration Form



Royster Memorial invites you to fill out a survey!  The following survey is to help us better serve you & the community.  We are most interested in the areas we might improve & ways to enhance our customer's experience.  Thank you for your participation.

Royster Memorial Golf Participation Survey



2016 Royster Memorial Club Championship

September 24th & 25th with Tee Time at 9 A.M both Saturday and Sunday

Attached Flyer with additonal details



 2015 Royster Memorial Club Championship

Ed Webb claims 2015 Royster Memorial Golf Course Club Championship!

Ed Webb shot a 74-73 for a 2-day total of 147 to win the 2015 Royster Memorial Club Championship.  Lee Walker was the runner-up with a total of 148. 

Other Flights
First Flight:
Winner Elma Tevenal, Runner-Up Pink Degree 
Second Flight:
Winner Lester Robbs, Runner-Up Tom Paine 
Third Flight:
Winner Dennis Bailey, Runner-Up Bill Latham
Senior Flight:
Winner Steve Hines, Runner-Up Pink Degree 
Super Senior:
Winner Tony Cable,  Runner-Up Wimp Carpenter

The 2015 Club Championship turned out to be a three man race between Ed Webb, Lee Walker and Steve Gammons.  After Lee finished the first day in the lead by 2 shots over Ed Webb and Steve Gammons, Ed played steady on Sunday to win by one shot.


2015 Royster Memorial Club Champions

2015 club championship1

From Left to Right:

Steve Hines (Senior Champion), Ed Webb (Club Champion). Elma Tevenal (1st Flight winner), Tony Cable (Super Senior Champion), Lester Robbs (2nd Flight winner), Dennis Bailey (3rd Flight winner)


Royster Memorial Golf Course Club Champions


2015 - Ed Webb

2014 - Joe Marks

2013 - Lee Walker

2012 - Mike Boatwright

2011 - Ed Webb

2010 - Mike Boatwright

2009 - Mike Boatwright

2008 - Michael Lane

2007 - Lee Walker

2006 - Mike Boatwright

2005 - Steve Gammons


Located at Shelby City Park 850 W. Sumter Street Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: (704) 484-6823


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