The Best Places to Tee It Up on the Outer Banks

The Best Places to Tee It Up on the Outer Banks

If golf is your game, then the Outer Banks is where you should aim! The beach may be the main attraction here, but it's not the only one. In fact, there are nine OBX championship golf courses for you to choose from and each offers up a unique tee-to-green experience for a golf enthusiasts of every level from novice to expert—and everything in between.

How many of these Outer Banks golf courses have you had the pleasure of teeing it up on and spending a gorgeous OBX day out on the links?



Where to Play

Where to Play Golf on the OBX

50 S. Dogwood Tr, Southern Shores
Designed by Ellis Maples in 1969, Duck Woods Country Club is a visually stunning and challenging course that demands shot accuracy and precision on every hole. This semi-private club does allow public play however members have priority for tee times. Practice facilities including driving range, putting green and bunkers are available to non-members only on your day of play.

8818 Caratoke Hwy, Harbinger
Holly Ridge Golf Course is located just 1 ½ miles north of the Wright Memorial Bridge in Harbinger, NC and is open to the public. They offer affordable golf on an enjoyable 18 hole, par 71 course. The front nine winds through the forest and includes the many holly trees that gave the course its name. The back nine is a little more open but with a few water hazards to contend with.

215 W. Side Ln., Powells Point
Located in Powells Point and situated along the marshland of the Albemarle Sound, the Kilmarlic Golf Club is one of the top-rated courses in the Outer Banks. 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 its outstanding layout and conditioning. Play your way through canopies of giant oak, pine and dogwood that exemplify the natural beauty of North Carolina's Outer Banks and you will start to understand Kilmarlic's unique partnership between golf and nature.

5615 S. Seachase Dr, Nags Head
Designed in true Scottish golf links tradition by Bob Moore, Nags Head Golf Links is a known favorite among frequent visitors to the Outer Banks. Golf Digest awarded this course 4½ stars and exclaimed the holes located along the Roanoke Sound are "among the most beautiful in the eastern United States". Long hitters may find some advantage here as many of the fairways are separated by sandy dunes and wild grasses. Nags Head Golf Links features a soundside bar and restaurant, as well as practice areas and a well-equipped pro shop.

300 Eckner St., Kitty Hawk
Located in Kitty Hawk and just one block from the ocean, Sea Scape Golf Links is a Scottish links style course designed by former Masters Champion Art Wall. The course uses the windswept sand dunes and maritime forest to showcase the natural beauty of the Outer Banks. Dramatic elevation changes offer ocean views on several holes.

127 Carolina Club Dr., Grandy
Considered a "Local's Choice" for great golf in the Outer Banks, The Carolina Club is a professionally groomed 7,000 yard, par 72 golf course located in the town of Grandy. 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. All of this, compounded with strong ocean breezes will have you reaching for every club in your bag!

620 Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Corolla
"Sculpted on the type of land where golf began" says Rees Jones, Currituck Club Architect and 1995 Golf World course architect of the year. Located in the Northern Outer Banks in the town of Corolla, the Currituck offers spectacular shoreline scenery stretching over 6800 feet of dunes, wetlands and forest. This must-play course is considered a top pick in North Carolina by Golf Digest and Golf Magazine.

308 Pointe Golf Club Dr, Powells Point
One of our top-picks, The Pointe Golf Club in Powells Point offers incredible views of Currituck Sound and well-maintained fairways adorned with pristine pines and wax myrtles. Touted by the USGA as some of the finest putting surfaces in the southeast, The Pointe is recognized as one of the most player-friendly golf courses on the Outer Banks.


Where to Stay 

Where to Stay for Golf Discounts on the OBX

Why pay more when you're planning an Outer Banks golf vacation? Peruse our OBX rentals that include golf discounts to make it the complete package. 


Enjoy several Elan Vacation rental homes offering K-Club benefits at the Kilmaric Club which include:


  • Preferred green fee rates to Kilmarlic Golf Club
  • Special pricing for Kitty Hawk Kites activities
  • Concierge service for K-Club and Outer Banks information
  • Exclusive Transportation Service in the K-Club Van
  • Special pricing to Corolla Outback Adventures
  • Edicated golf clinics and private lessons for K-Club guests

 Check out all of our OBX vacation rentals with Kilmaric Golf Club benefits and see what we have to offer. 

There are also Elan Vacations properties that offer reduced Green Fees at The Currituck Club Golf Course:

Click here and select the Golf Privileges Currituck Club advanced search option and peruse the available properties.

So, are you ready to tee it up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina? There's no time like the present to start planning your next golf vacation at the beach. It's truly the best of both worlds! 

Want to read more about golfing on the OBX? Check out these related links (pun intended).

The Best Golf Outings on the Outer Banks

More About the Outer Banks Golf Courses

Things To Do on the Outer Banks

What's your favorite golf course on the Outer Banks? We want to know, fore real! (Sorry, last golf pun of the day.)

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