Parks and Recreation : royster golf course

"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

Daily Rates
Green Fees:

Weekdays - City Residents $5, Non City Residents $7
Weekends & Holidays - City Residents $8, Non City Residents $10

Cart Fees:
Monday - Friday

9 Holes - $5 per person
18 Holes - $10 per person

Weekends & Holidays

9 Holes - $7 per person

18 Holes - $12 per person

Twilight Rates (Call for days and hours)

City Residents - $5 Green Fee & $3 Cart Fee Per Person

Non City Residents - $7 Green Fee & $3 Cart Fee Per Person

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

Ask About Our Incintives When Buying Memberships

City Residents

Unlimited Rounds - $300

50 Rounds -          $100

25 Rounds -          $ 75

10 Rounds -          $ 40 

Non City Residents

Unlimited Rounds - $400

50 Rounds -          $150

25 Rounds -          $100

10 Rounds -          $ 50  


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.

2015 Junior Golf Summer Lessons

Register as early as Friday, May 1st!

You may bring your registration form & payment to the Royster

Memorial Golf Shop -or- the City Park main office! 

1st session payment due by Friday, May 29th!

Click Here for Jr. Golf Information Sheet

Registration Form


Located at Shelby City Park 850 W. Sumter Street

Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-484-6823

**ATTENTION ALL LOCAL GOLFERS!** 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.




Joe Marks claims 2014 Royster Memorial Golf Course Club Championship

Joe Marks shot a 76-76 for a 2-day total of 152 to win the 2014 Royster Memorial Club Championship.  Steve Gammons was the runner-up with a total of 157.

Other Flights

First Flight: Winner Brian Putnam (172) Runner-Up Maynard Ledford

Second Flight: Winner Phil Gantt (168) Runner-Up Allen Hester (169)

Third Flight: Winner Keith Lane (190) Runner-Up Mark Boris (208)

Senior Flight: Winner Mike Boatwright (163) Runner-Up Lester Robbs (164)

Super Senior: Winner Tony Cable (161) Runner-Up Augie Blondina (164)

The 2014 Club Championship turned out to be a two man showdown between Joe Marks and Steve Gammons.  On the final back nine Joe and Steve were all square going into #10.  Joe held on to win by 5 shots finishing strong on the back side.

Other winners:

Mike Boatwright who has been one of the great champions over many years won the Senior Championship. It was a good match going into the final two holes between Mike Boatwright and Lester Robbs.

Tony Cable captured the Super Senior Championship victory. This was Tony's first year as a Super Senior and he took advantage of his length and came to beat two great golfers in Jimmy Phillips and Augie Blondina.

Our First, Second and Third Flight winners (Brian Putnam, Phil Gantt and Keith Lane) played good the second day to claim victory for the 2014 Championship.



2014 Royster Memorial Club Champions

From Left to Right: Brian Putnam (First Flight Winner), Phil Gantt (Second Flight Winner), Joe Marks (Club Champion Winner), Michael Boatwright (Senior Club Champion), Keith Lane (Third Flight Winner) and not pictured Tony Cable (Super Senior Champion).


Royster Memorial Golf Course Club Champions (Modern)

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

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