Not sure where to start? Here are a few suggestions to consider when planning your golf getaway.
The Pointe Golf Club – Powells Point
This is a favorite of the United States Golfing Association. Lush pines and myrtle trees surround the pristine greens of this course, putting surfaces are smooth and rounds are played rather quickly. This is a course suitable for all levels of play, but be warned that The Pointe is a seasonal course: though it is open year round, hours vary depending on what time of the year you come to the Outer Banks. Call ahead.
The Currituck Club – Corolla
The Currituck Club offers one of the most popular and most acclaimed courses in the state. Designed by legendary designer Rees Jones, the challenging greens of the Currituck Club have been praised in Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Nearly seven thousand yards of terrain, curved and smoothed in just the right places, await the avid golfer.
Kilmarlic Golf Club – Powells Point
Kilmarlic sits on an impressive seven hundred acres of land brushing against the Carolina wetlands, giving the course an exotic atmosphere. Enjoy cool, ocean breezes and spot wildlife indigenous to the area as you enjoy a good walk, never spoiled by play here.
The Carolina Club – Grandy
This is where the locals come to play, on a par 72 course suitable for all levels of skill. Try the island green and test your swing, and delight in grand views of green stretching all the way to the Atlantic.
For the very serious golfer, the Outer Banks Golf Association is on hand with special play and accommodations packages to anyone looking to put a bit of swing into their vacation. Group rates are available for corporations, bachelor parties, or any gathering of golf buddies. When the rounds are done, you still have time to enjoy some the finest seafood and sights on the east coast. Be sure to book early, however, as golfer are fast coming to find the Outer Banks as their first stop in golfer’s paradise.
Kathryn Lively is a freelance travel writer and editor. She writes for the Currituck County Department of Travel and Tourism, in the Outer Banks.