Golf Resorts Abound Along North Carolina’s Coast

Brunswick County Tourism Development AuthorityGolf Resorts Abound Along North Carolina’s Coast

Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort in Calabash

When people think of golf resorts in North Carolina, it’s not uncommon for the focus to go immediately to a certain place in the pines in the central part of the state. However, if you savor the charms of coastal life, you shouldn’t discount North Carolina’s legendary coast where top-notch golf resorts await.

The fabled Outer Banks has always presented dangers to ocean voyagers, earning the fearsome nickname “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” But golfers have also been victimized by the ocean winds and sunk a few balls in the briny deep, though all for fun and challenge. The Currituck Club in Corolla is a favorite resort community with a refreshing Rees Jones-designed course that ambles through wetlands and maritime forest to finish along the Currituck Sound. Just over the bridge, Kilmarlic Golf Club features a naturally flowing layout designed by Tom Steele and a luxury “golf cottage” tucked into the neighborhood.

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Currituck Beach Lighthouse can be seen across much of Corolla

Trek south to see where architect Tim Cate has added to his impressive list of course designs at Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest, which Golfweek ranked as one of the “Top 10 Best Courses You Can Play in North Carolina.” Or take the ferry from Southport over to Bald Head Island where you can enjoy an island vacation and experience an exquisite course originally crafted by George Cobb, and then reimagined by Tim Cate.

The 45 miles of coastline that comprise North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands are home to dozens of fine golf opportunities. The 1,400 acre Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort offers 27 holes of golf and luxury accommodations, while Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center in Sunset Beach features three distinctly different courses bearing the names of Rees Jones, Willard Byrd and Dan Maples. If you’ve always wanted to stalk the big cats, head directly to Ocean Ridge Plantation where you’ll face a fearsome foursome with 72 holes of action.

On top of all this golf, remember that beautiful beaches and delicious seafood are never far away when you tee it up along the coast of North Carolina.


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