(OUTER BANKS, NC) – Golf trip planning to North Carolina’s fabled Outer Banks (OBX) is more efficient than ever with the new OBXGolfGuide.com web site.
As the premier Golf Guide for the quintessential OBX golf experience, the new web site features Course Information, Course Reviews, Local Golf News, Local Tournament Scene, Tee Time Access, Golf Specials, Best Golf Homes on the OBX listings, Area Things to Do and much more.
OBX has evolved into North Carolina’s premier coastal golf destination offering an array of courses more closely tied to nature’s coastal elements than most along the East Coast.
And North Carolina is one of the nation’s top golf states as Golf Magazine recently ranked it No. 6 for “Golfiness.”
“The Outer Banks has everything a golfer is looking for when going on a golf vacation – well-manicured courses, great restaurants, a variety of housing options, and unique activities other than golf,” says long-time Kilmarlic Golf Club Director of Golf Bryan Sullivan, a former North-South Amateur champion and an All-American at the University of North Carolina.
Sullivan’s Kilmarlic Golf Club is a popular Tom Steele design nestled along the marshland of the Albemarle Sound and host course for both the 2004 and 2009 North Carolina Opens. The wonderful mainland course provides a pure OBX layout with water and wetlands virtually in play at all times.
A fixture among North Carolina’s Top 100 courses along with Currituck Club and Nags Head Golf Links and host to an annual autumn collegiate event, Kilmarlic is also ideally located just five miles west of the bridge that connects the mainland to the barrier island.
“In 10 minutes,” Sullivan likes to say, “I can have my feet in the Atlantic Ocean.”
As one of the most exposed golf facilities to the wind along the state’s coast in terms of its setting with several holes playing along a rugged coastline, Nags Head Golf Links is a Scottish-style course that is also considered one of the finest. The capricious breezes off sound-side waters create different challenges every time you play it. Nags Head was recently featured by LINKS Magazine in its Top 10 Links-Like Courses You Can Play in the U.S. with the likes of Old Macdonald, Bandon Dunes, Streamsong and Ferry Point.
Currituck Club is “sculpted on the type of land where golf began,” says its architect, the renowned Rees Jones, who designed a 6,800-yard masterpiece among 600 acres of dunes, wetlands, maritime forests and sound seascapes. There is, not surprisingly, plenty of water on the course, most of it on the front nine, but unlike Nags Head, most of the water at Currituck Club comes in the form of marsh and wetlands.
The Pointe Golf Club is located on the rural mainland side of OBX and across the four-lane highway from Kilmarlic. A traditional Russell Breeden design, The Pointe has always devoted itself to providing the finest course conditions imaginable set amidst a peaceful setting with no houses.
Meanwhile, the seventh hole at The Carolina Club is one of the most memorable offerings along the entire North Carolina coast. An island green aged to perfection can create that kind of legend. The 166-yard one-shotter features a TPC Sawgrass-type island green with water, water everywhere. It’s truly an experience to be had.
Book your OBX golf getaway at www.OBXGolfGuide.com or 800-916-6244.