Outer Banks Golf Guide

There’s a Track for All Levels of Play

In recent years, golfers visiting and living on the Outer Banks have relished the arrival of seven new golf courses, prompted by a worldwide boom of this gentlemanly game. Currituck County has been the target of this craze in golf course development, with six on the mainland along Highway 158 just minutes from the Outer Banks and another sitting right in the heart of Corolla. Combine the incredible popularity of our beaches and generally mild climate with a roster of 11 courses and you’ve got yourself a golf destination. There’s a track for all levels ranging from more than 7,000 treacherous yards of championship links-style-play to nine holes of Chip ‘n Putt family fun.

For the more serious and avid weekenders, a deep respect for nature’s elements is highly recommended. Fairways winding through dense forest, rolling dunes and marshland combining 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–often compared to that of Scotland, where it all began.

The Carolina Club
The local’s favorite, featuring the best greens on the Outer Banks. Considered one of the area’s best conditioned courses for over a decade… groomed for the pro but available to the visiting public! Only 15 minutes from the Wright Memorial Bridge, 127 Carolina Club Dr. in Grandy, NC 27939 (877) 421-0612
www.thecarolinaclub.com

Holly Ridge Golf Course
Affordable Family Fun… now managed by LPGA Major Winner Cathy Johnston-Forbes & husband Foster. Play 18 (walk or ride), hit the driving range or take a lesson with one of the area’s best instructors. Seasonal Twilight Rates Available. Located just 1 1/4 miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge. (252) 491-2893
www.hollyridgeobx.com

The Pointe Golf Club
Same plush A-1 Bentgrass Greens as in Augusta…among the finest putting surfaces in the Eastern United States.  The area’s best practice facility with full driving range, putting green, chipping greens & practice bunker to groove your game!  Just 3 ½ miles north of Wright Memorial Bridge at 308 Pointe Golf Club Dr, Powells Point, NC 27966 (877) 736-1461
www.thepointegolfclub.com

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