Harnett County offers a wide variety of leisure and recreational opportunities.
There are eight golf courses in the area. One of our newest courses -- Anderson Creek, a Davis Love golf course -- was selected by the North Carolina magazine as the "Best New Course for 2001." Campbell University's Keith Hills Country Club is a championship facility voted as one of the "top 100 values" by Golf Digest. For the avid golfer, the prestigious Pinehurst area is only 45 minutes away. In less than two hours, you can play the championship golf courses of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Raven Rock State Park is located six miles west of Lillington. This 4,667-acre park on the Cape Fear River offers a prime location for camping, fishing, horseback riding, hiking and canoeing.
Public tennis courts, parks, municipal sports leagues and many area lakes provide recreation throughout the year. Six public libraries serve more than 10,000 people each month.
The Harnett County Arts Council is the umbrella organization for a number of interests, including the Harnett Regional Theater, the Harnett Art Guild, the Helena Wade Music Club and the Cape Fear Writers Guild. The Council provides numerous programs for the schools and general public, such as theatrical productions, appearances by regional dance groups, the North Carolina Symphony and guest lectures and exhibits. Campbell University sponsors a variety of events throughout the year, including concert and other musical performances, art exhibitions, plays and lectures. An impressive network of civic clubs and service organizations sponsor numerous social, cultural and celebratory events and activities throughout the year.
Harnett County residents are fortunate to reside within an hour's drive to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Fayetteville. Because of our proximity to urban centers, we have easy access to a vast array of cultural and recreational opportunities.