I asked DeAnna Cheery to write about the Outer Banks golf experience. DeAnna is a life long Outer Banks-er and golf fanatic. Apparently, the love for golf runs in her family. Below you will find a review from DeAnna on each of the courses. But don’t expect her to tell you her favorite, because she loves them all.
Golf on the Outer Banks has taken a huge step forward in recent years as visitors and natives alike have relished the arrival of 9 golf courses, prompted by a worldwide boom of the this gentlemanly game. Combine the incredible popularity of our beaches and generally mild climate with our roster of Outer Banks courses, and you’ve got yourself a golf destination! Fairways winding through dense forest, rolling dunes and marshland combined with gusting coastal winds often leave “mainlanders” scratching their heads. These natural hazards bump up the challenge of playing golf on the Outer Banks to a new level.
The Carolina Club, located in Grandy up on the mainland, is an 18 hole par 72 course. This course was designed by Russell Breeden and Keith Hall and has greens stretching 7,006 yards from the championship tee. The amenities include a picturesque par 3 island green, a fully stocked pro shop, bar & grille, and a driving range. Need lessons? Get some pointers from on sight course pros.
The Currituck Club, located in Corolla, is an 18 hole par 72 course as well. Rees Jones designed this 6,885 yard course. Amenities range from a fully stocked pro shop, computerized GPS Parview yardage system, full driving range and large practice green and a new club house with a grille and bar. Take private lessons and group clinics with PGA professionals.
Duck Woods Country Club is an 18 hole par 72 course nestled in Southern Shores. This semi-private course was designed by Ellis Maples and spans 6,589 yards. With Crenshaw and L-93 greens, Duck Woods will challenge any avid golfer.
Goose Creek Golf & Country Club is also located in Grandy. This course was designed by Jerry Turner in 1992. It has Bermuda and Bent greens that extend 6,256 yards.
Nags Head Golf Links is a true golfer’s delight! Designed by Bob Moore, this spacious 18 hole course rated top 50 in Golf Week. Golf Digest called it “the longest 6,126 yards you’ll ever play”. Most tees and greens are separated by rolling dunes and wild sea grass. Offering a fully stocked pro shop, group clinics and private lessons, pen cross bent greens and a spacious soundside bar and grille, Nags Head Golf Links quickly became a favorite among visitors and locals.
The Pointe Golf Club is a public 18 hole course located in Powells Point up on the mainland. This par 71 6,343 yard course was designed by Russell Breeden. Its bentgrass greens are rated by the USGA as one of the finest putting surfaces in the south. It offers a natural grass practice facility and a bar and grille to celebrate a round well played.
The Promenade, located in Kitty Hawk, is a 9 hole chip ‘n’ putt course. With a full size driving range and a “waterfall themed” mini golf, the Promenade is fun for all ages.
Sea Scape Golf Links is located in Kitty Hawk. Home of the 2000 North Carolina Open, this Scottish link style was designed by former Masters champion Art Wall. Dramatic elevation changes offer ocean views!
Kilmarlic Golf Club is a 72 par course that stretches 6,412 yards. This A-1/A-4 bentgrass green was designed by Tom Steele. Kilmarlic was the host site of the 2004 North Carolina Open. It offers lessons and clinics, a full service driving range and practice facility and a fully stocked pro shop. Fifteen acres of coastal ponds and lakes create breathtaking hazards adjacent to many of the fairways and greens.
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