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Top Emerald Isle, NC Area Golf Courses

COUNTRY CLUB OF THE CRYSTAL COAST
The Country Club of the Crystal Coast is an 18-hole championship course nestled along the Bogue Sound in beautiful Pine Knoll Shores, NC. Being the only course on the 21 mile island, the Country Club offers other features for the family while dad gets his golf fix. With 4 lighted tennis courts, a sparkling swimming pool overlooking the Bogue sound and a 5 star clubhouse, there’s a little something for everyone. The course itself offers three tee sets per hole with a challenging design filled with sand dunes, lakes and parts of the Maritime Forest. Thirteen of the holes are equipped with water hazards as well.

The Country Club of the Crystal Coast golf course is open daily to the general public from 7:30 a.m. to dusk with the last tee-off time at 6 p.m. They offer several specials for students, their 9-hole course and cart rentals.

Course Type: Semi-Private
Location: Pine Knoll Shores, NC
Number of Holes: 18
Number of Tee Stations: 3
Driving Range: Yes

 

STAR HILL GOLF CLUB
A Crystal Coast tradition since 1967, Star Hill Golf Club in Cape Carteret, NC has been providing all the comforts you would ever need for a day out on the green. With a total of 27 holes in its three 9-hole, par-36 courses that are in top condition, Star Hill Golf Club was awarded 3.5 stars in Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.”

These courses include The Sands Nine, The Pines Nine and The Lakes Nine. Championship yardage measures more than 6,500 yards, with each of the nines offering blue, white, gold and red tees for any skill level. The rates offered are also some of the most competitive amongst other courses in the area, with specials running for active military, junior golfers, early bird and night owl players.

Course Type: Semi-Private
Location: Cape Carteret, NC
Number of Holes: 27
Number of Tee Stations: 4
Driving Range: Yes
Pro Shop: Yes

 

SILVER CREEK GOLF CLUB

Challenge yourself the next time you take to a golf course on the Crystal Coast. Silver Creek Golf Course is the best way to do that while visiting the Swansboro, NC area. This family owned and operated course offers a championship design that reaches 7,005 yards on a par-72, 18-hole layout.

The interesting thing about this course is the par-three layout called the “Crystal Palms” that was designed for players looking to get a quick round in during a visit to the area. The longest hole yardage on the course is 84 yards, perfect for golfers looking to work on their short game. Another feature of the course includes a mini golf course by the name of “Hawaiian Thunder” which will keep the kids entertained if you plan on making it a family outing. Or get some practice in at the lighted driving range or the practice putting greens and chipping area. If those amenities don’t grab you, then the breathtaking views surrounding the course will.

Tee time starts at 6 a.m. daily and the course is open until dark.

Course Type: Private
Location: Swansboro, NC
Architect(s): Gene Hamm
Number of Holes: 18
Number of Tee Stations: 3
Driving Range: Yes

 

BRANDYWINE BAY GOLF CLUB
Rounding out the top area golf courses is Brandywine Bay Golf Club in Morehead City, NC. This golfing paradise proves to be one of the most challenging with a fair share of water and sand hazards to match the lofty pine trees. Built in 1977, the course is the epitome of North Carolina golf with beautifully sculpted greens accompanied with the undeniable southern hospitality that will have golfers coming back for more. Brandywine Bay features a 6,609 yard course starting from the championship gold tees. With 3 other sets of tees to accommodate the different skill levels of golfers.

What sets the course apart from other area locations is the player development program that offers a number of golf clinics, practice areas and lessons from a 12 year pro.

Brandywine Bay also provides the options of hosting your very own golf tournament for charity events, work outings and other large groups including family reunions.

Course Type: Semi-Private
Location: Morehead City, NC
Architect(s): Bruce Devlin (original), Ellis Maples (redesigned)
Number of Holes: 18
Number of Tee Stations: 4
Driving Range: Yes
Pro Shop: Yes

During your vacation to Emerald Isle make one of these top area golf courses your destination for an escape from vacation. With plenty of options to choose from golf enthusiasts will be satisfied with the course offerings of the Crystal Coast. View a full list of Emerald Isle area golf courses.