Golf Betting in North Carolina

The world of professional golf has changed significantly. The new LIV Golf tour now competes with the longstanding PGA Tour for the attention of both golf fans and bettors. Classic tournaments like The Masters, however, are still the biggest betting draws in the sport.

Once legal sports betting comes to North Carolina, and that could happen next year, you’ll be able to bet on all this golf online.

Here’s where to find the best golf betting sites, the latest PGA and LIV odds and which sportsbooks run the best golf promos.

Best golf betting apps in NC

DraftKings Sportsbook for golf odds

Live golf betting really comes to life at DraftKings NC Sportsbook, where there are more live golf betting options than anywhere else.

There’s also a large range of pre-event and pre-round markets for most events, competitive odds across the board and lucrative promotions.

Basic lines and odds for every golf event include:

  • Tournament lines
  • Matchups
  • Tournament props
  • Make/Miss cut
  • Golfer props
  • Nationality props

In the past, DraftKings Sportsbook golf promos have included a giveaway that offered 100-1 odds on $1 bets on any golfer finishing in the top 10 at The Masters.

FanDuel Sportsbook for golf odds

FanDuel Sportsbook NC offers one of the best ranges of markets for betting on golf, covering every PGA Tour event and more. The listed golf betting markets include:

  • Matchups
  • Finishing Positions
  • Props
  • Make/Miss Cut
  • DP World Tour
  • Majors
  • All Tournaments

Futures markets are available for majors and the Ryder Cup. Plus, no matter where you look, you’ll find the golf betting odds competitive.

In the past, FanDuel Sportsbook golf promos have included a 20-1 odds offer on $5 bets on many top golfers simply making the cut at The Masters.

Caesars Sportsbook for golf odds

Caesars offers plenty of golf betting options at what are possibly the best golf odds you’ll find. Specific golf betting markets available include:

  • Margin of victory
  • Top 10
  • Make the cut
  • Leaderboard
  • Groups
  • Golf Prop Bets

Caesars Sportsbook in NC also offers odds boosts on almost every event and futures markets where you can bet on big events like the Masters all year long.

BetMGM Sportsbook for golf odds

BetMGM also has golf covered with a huge variety of betting markets for just about every event under the sun. You can bet on tournament winners alongside:

  • Top 5/10/20/40
  • Groups
  • Tournament Specials
  • Cut Specials
  • Place
  • Top Player
  • The Cut
  • USA vs. Rest of the Field

The golf event and futures odds at BetMGM in North Carolina are always competitive, and there are promos too. In the past, BetMGM has given away a 15% odds boost on any golfer to win The Masters.

How to download a betting app and live bet on golf

Download and install any sports betting app on your phone or tablet, and you can bet on golf events online inside the state. You’ll even be able to bet on live lines during the biggest tournaments on tour, like The Masters.

Here’s how to download and install any betting app:

iOS (Apple)Android
  • Head to any legal online sportsbook through the links here

  • Click the iOS download link

  • Click the ‘Get’ tab on the sportsbook page
  • Head to any legal sportsbook through the links found here

  • Click the Android download link

  • Click ‘Install’
  • After that, you’ll need to make sure you’re inside a state where the sportsbook app is licensed to place bets on golf events. Once you are, you can place online golf bets by:

    • Clicking on any golf odds you want to bet on
    • Filling out the bet slip that’s instantly created with the amount you want to bet, any more bets and a decision about keeping the bets as individuals or combining them in a parlay
    • Click the ‘Place Bet(s)’ tab

    How to bet on golf in North Carolina

    For the most part, you can bet on golf the same way you bet on most other sports. Just pick tournament winners and accept the currently posted odds on those golfers.

    Of course, the different ways to bet can run deep. Here’s a look at most of the golf bets available at NC online sportsbooks:

    • Win: Pick a golfer to win a specific tournament. Lock in your bet at the currently posted odds that will stay the same for your bet, even if they change on the board.
    • Against The Field: Pick a golfer to score lower in a specific tournament compared to the entire field or a smaller group of golfers in the field. You can also bet on the group or the field versus that golfer.
    • Finishing Position: Pick a golfer to finish in the Top 5, 10, 20 or 40 in a specific tournament. Book this bet at reduced odds compared to the straight-up win bet.
    • Matchups: Pick a golfer to finish better than another in a specific tournament.
    • Groups: Pick a golfer to finish better than the others in a group of four, or more, in a specific tournament.
    • 2/3 Balls: Pick a golfer to finish better than the others in a group of three in a specific tournament.
    • Each Way: Pick a golfer to finish in the top three, four or five. Book this bet at reduced odds compared to the straight-up win bet and most higher Finishing Position bets.
    • First Round Leader: Pick a golfer to lead the field after the first round of a specific tournament.
    • Nationality: Bet on the nationality of the golfer that will win a specific tournament.

    Live golf odds

    Live betting is the next big thing in golf betting. It allows you to bet on golf events in the middle of a tournament round at odds that change with what’s happening on the course.

    Even more betting markets are opened up, allowing you to bet on the next hole or even the next shot by a specific golfer.

    Official tournament data is used to make it possible for sportsbook apps to figure out up-to-the-second odds on holes, rounds and even shots. However, these golf betting lines and odds change so fast that you’ll definitely want a sportsbook app to bet optimally.

    Wait in line to get a live bet down at a retail sports betting window and the odds are likely to change before you get a chance to place that bet.

    Masters odds

    The Masters is golf’s most popular event. The fact that it’s hosted in nearby Georgia means it’ll probably be a hit for Tar Heel State bettors once legal sports betting lands here.

    Sportsbooks are going to run specials, odds boosts, free contests and giveaways surrounding The Masters. Previously, we’ve seen 100-1 odds on golfers finishing in the top 10, 20-1 on some just making the cut and 15% odds boosts on any golfer to win a Green Jacket.

    It also means there will be all kinds of different ways to bet on The Masters. Just remember to pay attention to stats like driving accuracy over distance and greens in regulation over almost everything when it comes to a course like Augusta National. These may give you the betting edge you’re after.

    Check out our Masters page for more, including the latest Masters odds. In the meantime, here are the key details regarding this year’s event:

    The Masters

    • When: April
    • Where: Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, GA
    • How Much: $11 million+ purse ($1.98 million to the winner)
    • What Happened in 2022: American Scottie Scheffler won by three strokes despite a late charge by Rory McIlroy, who shot -8 in the Final Round to finish runner-up.
    • What To Bet On: Augusta rewards the best putting throughout the week, and golfers who hit big greens in regulation numbers give themselves a chance.

    Bet on other golf majors

    Golf has three other majors you can also bet on. Here are the details:

    PGA Championship

    • When: May
    • How Much: $15 million purse ($2.7 million to the winner)
    • What To Bet On: PGA Championship courses always reward power and accuracy above all else.

    US Open

    • When: June
    • How Much: $17 million purse ($3.15 million to the winner)
    • What To Bet On: Long drivers are often competitive on US Open courses.

      The Open Championship

      • When: July
      • How Much: $14 million purse ($2.5 million to the winner)
      • What To Bet On: Tough conditions, deep rough and gangly traps make The Open Championship a true test of skill.

      Golf betting odds boost & promos

      As mentioned earlier, sportsbooks often run odds boosts and other sports promos surrounding golf events, particularly majors like The Masters.

      Here’s a look at the top three NC sportsbook bonuses we’ve seen for golf betting online:

      • DraftKings Sportsbook offering 100-1 odds on a golfer finishing in the top 10 at The Masters
      • FanDuel Sportsbook offering 20-1 on certain golfers making the cut at The Masters
      • BetMGM giving away a 15% odds boosts on bets on any golfer to win The Masters

      Bet on Ryder Cup or Presidents Cup

      Go beyond weekly tour events and the majors by betting on international competitions like The Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.

      The Ryder Cup is Europe versus the US in a match-play event held every two years. It alternates between US and European courses.

      The Presidents Cup is the US versus the rest of the world (without Europe) in a match-play event held every two years.

      About the Author

      Martin Derbyshire

      Martin Derbyshire is Content Contributor with NC Sharp. He’s been writing online casino and sports betting content since 2007, making him a true industry veteran. Derbyshire has travelled to and written about casino, sports betting, and gambling culture all over the world, from the Las Vegas Strip and High Street Bookmakers in the UK to the casino resorts in the Special Administrative Region of Macau. Before immersing himself in the casino and gaming industry, Derbyshire earned a Post-Graduate Certificate in Journalism from Langara College in Vancouver, BC, and was a crime reporter in the Greater Toronto Area. Some of his top stories appeared in the Toronto Star. Derbyshire now lives with his family in Buriram, Thailand.