Bent-grass greens. Bermuda fairways lined with maritime forests and coastal wetlands. Sea breezes, breathtaking sunsets and panoramic ocean-to-sound views. The golf courses on the Outer Banks are an intoxicating blend of powerful beauty, serenity and challenges for all levels of experience. Add all that to 100+ miles of the most picturesque, pristine and undeveloped beaches in the country and you have the perfect golf getaway. In fact, 3 of our courses made the made the #2 spot for “Best Golf Getaways in the Coastal Region" in the 2018 NC Golf Panel rankings.
The point of a golf vacation is all about the golf... along with some quality bonding with your buddies. Since you're focused on the game, your plans center around on which courses to play and how to squeeze in as many holes as you can. Whether you are new to the game or a reigning club champion, below is a seven-day Outer Banks golf itinerary.
DAY 1: HEAD NORTH TO THE CURRITUCK CLUB
Nestled on the Currituck Sound, this links-style 18-hole Rees Jones’ design features contoured fairways and water hazards on all but four holes. Rated one of the "10 Best New Places You Can Play" by Golf Magazine, the par-72 course stretches 6,885 yards from the championship tees. Players can relive the day’s triumphs and tragedies while dining on tasty burgers and brews at the Hunt Club Tavern. In the summer, the club hosts clinics and tournaments for all ages and ability levels.
The Currituck Club
620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive (9 miles north of Duck on Rt. 12)
Corolla, NC 27927
DAY 2: TRY A GOLF CLINIC WITH KILMARLIC GOLF CLUB
Spruce up your golf game with a golf clinic taught by a member of Kilmarlic Golf Club's instructional staff.* As part of our exclusive Club Seaside program, Seaside Vacations guests have the opportunity to spend an hour focusing on the fundamentals of theirr full swing and short game. The clinic takes place at the Kilmarlic Golf Club and is open to all skill levels.
After the clinic, stay and play your way through canopies of giant oak, pine and dogwood that exemplify the natural beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Consistently rated one of the top courses in NC, Kilmarlic Golf Club sits among 605 acres of maritime forest and sprawling wetlands. Award winning course architect Tom Steele's classic design creates stimulating challenges with it's outstanding layout and conditioning. The primary landing areas in the fairways are generous leading to gently sloping greens surrounded by contoured approach area and deep greenside bunkers. A remarkable 15 acres of coastal ponds and lakes create scenic natural hazards.
Kilmarlic Golf Club
215 Westside Lane
Powells Point, NC 27966
DAY 3: HEAD SOUTH TO NAGS HEAD GOLF LINKS
Designed by Bob Moore, the Nags Head Golf Links is an 18-hole Scottish-style course featuring Bentgrass greens and Bermuda fairways. With holes on the Roanoke Sound, tricky water hazards and fierce winds abound, this is a challenging round for even the most well-practiced player. The finishing hole, a 583-yard par 5, is rated by "Golf Digest" as one of the best holes in the state. Course amenities include a full service bar and grille and a well-stocked pro shop.
Nags Head Golf Links
5615 S. Seachase Drive (MP 15 on the bypass / in the Village of Nags Head)
Nags Head, NC 27959
DAY 4: SPEND A DAY EXPERIENCING OUTER BANKS HIGHLIGHTS
In addition to our unparalleled golf courses, there are some fantastic things to do on the Outer Banks that you should take advantage of while you are in town. Take some time off the tee and get out and explore all that our beautiful beaches have to offer. From wild horses, majestic lighthouses, and an endless array of sports and recreation to delectable Outer Banks dining, nightlife and fabulous offshore fishing, our beach is full of endless activities that reflect the area’s rich history and tradition so go beyond the green and experience the Outer Banks in its entirety.
DAY 5: HANG OUT IN KITTY HAWK AT SEA SCAPE GOLF LINKS
Located one block from the ocean in beautiful Kitty Hawk, Sea Scape Golf Links truly represents the diverse nature of the Outer Banks. The course uses the windswept sand dunes and maritime forest to showcase the natural beauty of the area. Dramatic elevation changes offer ocean views on several holes make this course a must-play for true enthusiasts of the game. Open to the public year round, Sea Scape offers club rentals and a fully stocked pro shop. Across the street, the Sandtrap Tavern is a locally owned tavern-style restaurant serves up tasty fresh-caught from-scratch specials,
Sea Scape Golf Links
300 Eckner Street
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
DAY 6: GOLFING AT THE CAROLINA CLUB
Outer Banks Golf at its best! The Carolina Club is one of the "Locals' Choice" for great golf on the Outer Banks. Groomed for the pro but available to the public, this magnificent 7,000 yard, par 72 championship golf course may well be the highlight of your stay on the Outer Banks. The Carolina Club features superb bentgrass greens and a picturesque par-3 island green. Five sets of tees allow you to match your game to the challenge to ensure that all skill levels can have an enjoyable time. These features and the strong ocean breeze will have you reaching for every club in your bag!
The Carolina Club
127 Carolina Club Drive
Grandy, NC 27939
DAY 7: TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A LAST DAY AT THE BEACH
Well known for our beautiful and pristine beaches, it's only natural that a full day on the beach is part of the agenda. Besides, after a week spent golfing on the Outer Banks, you'll need a day spent relaxing by the ocean. Plus, while you're soaking up the sun, you can start making plans for your next Outer Banks golf getaway!