Golf in Ocean Isle/Sunset/Holden, NC


There is one large golf club made up of 5 golf courses situated in Ocean Isle and the surrounding area includes many more courses. You will also find driving ranges, pro shops and golf lessons nearby. If you are willing to drive an hour or so, Wilmington and Leland have some fantastic courses as well.

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The Big Cats Golf Courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation351 Ocean Ridge Pkwy., SW
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 • map(910) 287-1717
(800) 233-1801

The Big Cats Golf Courses include Lion's Paw, Pather's Run, Tiger's Eye, Leopard's Chase and the soon-to-be-completed Jaguar's Lair. The Ocean Ridge Golf Shops were ranked among the "All Time Best'" in Golf World Business Magazine, and Golf Digest has ranked The Big Cats among the "Top 50 Courses in Myrtle...more about The Big Cats Golf Courses at Ocean Ridge Plantation

Brierwood Golf Club27 Brierwood Rd.
Shallotte, NC • map(910) 754-4660
(888) 274-3796

Brierwood was the first golf community built along the South Brunswick Islands. About 7 miles north of Ocean Isle Beach, it is a player-friendly, par 72, championship course distinguished by plenty of freshwater obstacles and surrounded by residential properties. Fourteen holes present water hazards, including part of a 5-acre lake that...more about Brierwood Golf Club

Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort380 Brunswick Dr., NW
Calabash, NC 28467 • map(800) 848-0290

Brunswick Plantation’s 27-hole golf course, with its luxurious fairways and Bermuda grass greens surrounded by Carolina pines, is a combination of three nine-hole courses: The Magnolia Golf Course, The Azalea Golf Course and The Dogwood Golf Course. Beginners and experienced golfers will find these courses memorable and challenging.

Patterned after the links...more about Brunswick Plantation and Golf Resort

Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club99 Carolina Shores Dr.
Carolina Shores, NC 28467 • map(910) 579-2181
(800) 579-8292

The newly redesigned Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club is located near the shores of the historic fishing village of Calabash. With new tif-dwarf bermuda grass greens, and the removal of more than 50 bunkers, Carolina Shores is now more playable and fun for golfers of all skill levels. Carolina Shores...more about Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club

Crow Creek Golf Course240 Hickman Rd., NW
Calabash, NC 28467 • map(910) 287-3081
(877) 287-3081

The 18 holes of the scenic Crow Creek Golf Course were created by Rick Robbins, a former Jack Nicklaus design associate. This course has L-93 bentgrass greens and Tifsport Bermuda fairways and includes regular tees as well as championship tees. The clubhouse contains a pro shop, a restaurant and a bar...more about Crow Creek Golf Course

Lockwood Folly Country Club19 Clubhouse Dr.
Holden Beach, NC • map(910) 842-5666
(877) 562-9663

Lockwood Folly is a Willard Byrd–designed "hidden gem." The par 72, 18-hole course is carved in a magnificent setting from a 100-year-old private hunting preserve, bordering the Intracoastal Waterway and the Lockwood Folly River, with an ocean view. Lockwood Folly received a Golf Digest Four Star Award for Places to Play...more about Lockwood Folly Country Club

Oyster Bay Golf Links614 Lake Shore Dr.
Sunset Beach, NC • map(910) 579-3528
(800) 697-8372 or 530-1875

The two signature holes at Oyster Bay Golf Links are sure to push you to excel. The par 3 17th is one of two island greens and the par 4 13th has water on the right, which then becomes sand. This is an exceedingly challenging and imaginative public course (par 70),...more about Oyster Bay Golf Links

The Pearl Golf Links1300 Pearl Blvd. SW
Calabash, NC 28467 • map(910) 579-8132
(888) 947-3275

Winding through a 900-acre, low-country pine forest on the banks of the Calabash River, The Pearl Golf Links is known as the gem of the Carolinas. These two, par 72, Dan Maples–designed courses are unique in character and will challenge you at every turn. After your round, sit and relax in...more about The Pearl Golf Links

Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation2000 Arnold Palmer Dr.
Shallotte, NC 28470 • map(910) 755-3434

At Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation, ideally located in the heart of southeastern North Carolina, you will find Arnold Palmer Championship Golf Course. Named by Golfweek as one of the top residential courses in America, these 18 holes of signature golf with five sets of tees and bentgrass greens wind along...more about Rivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club800 N, Sandpiper Bay Dr.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468 • map(910) 579-9120
(800) 356-5827

The 27 holes at Sandpiper Bay are comprised of three nine-hole courses: The Sand Course, The Piper Course and The Bay Course. Recent renovations include the installation of Mini Verde Ultradwarf Bermuda Grass and the repair and resurfacing of the cart paths. Golf Digest recently awarded four stars to Sandpiper Bay,...more about Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

Thistle Golf Club1815 Olde Thistle Club Rd.
Sunset Beach, NC 28468 • map(910) 575-8700
(800) 571-6710

Surrounded by a nature preserve with wetlands, wildflowers and wildlife, the Cameron Course, the Mackay Course and the Stewart Course make up the 27 holes of play at the Thistle Golf Club. Golf Digest awarded this Tim Cate–designed course a four and half star rating six years in a row. Tee...more about Thistle Golf Club

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