The Southeastern coast is home to some of the most beautiful golf courses in the United States. The next time you find yourself on the serene coast of North Carolina at one of our Outer Banks rentals, consider playing a few rounds at one of the best Outer Banks golf courses. The expertly designed courses bring golfers from all over the country to the Outer Banks to either enjoy casual games or take part in one of the many golf tournaments hosted on the island! Along the northeast North Carolina Golf Trail, true golf enthusiasts can find the perfect match when it comes to Outer Banks golf courses! Our Outer Banks vacation rentals are surrounded by challenging golf courses, great family fun, and so much more. Expect to have the best golfing experience on your vacation at the courses below.
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Choose Your Outer Banks Golf Experience
In this round-up, you will also find a list of our favorite mini-golf courses for kids and kids at heart. There is also a convenient 4-day golf itinerary for those who are looking for a turnkey golf experience. We have done the work for you.
Outer Banks Golf Courses on the Island
The Currituck Club Golf Course
This scenic, championship 18-hole public golf course, The Currituck Club Golf Course, designed by Rees Jones, is landscaped as part of the gated community. The club offers diverse coastal terrain along the Currituck Sound. The golf staff of PGA professionals manages this world-class facility which includes a practice putting green, a driving range, and practice bunker.
During the summer months, instructional clinics are offered for adults and kids of all ages and skill levels for the enjoyment of the whole family. When booking one of our Currituck Club vacation rentals, unlock an exclusive Golf Membership for guests to receive a discount off the rack rate and preferential tee times.
Seascape Golf Links
Seascape Golf Links is located one block from the Atlantic Ocean in Kitty Hawk and plays for 6,231 yards. Designed by former Master’s Champion, Art Wall, this attractive course captures the essence of the Outer Banks with windswept sand dunes and maritime forests showcasing the natural beauty of the Outer Banks. Designed by Masters Champion Art Wall, you will find undulating greens and diverse views of the ocean from several holes. It’s obvious why this is a must-play for true enthusiasts of a Scottish-style links course. After a round, head to the nineteenth hole, the Sandtrap Tavern, for a bite to eat!
Nags Head Golf Links
Due to the proximity to the ocean, the coastal winds and rugged shoreline create a different setting at Nags Head Golf Links every day. Situated on historic Roanoke Sound, this course provides a temperate climate, which yields outstanding course conditions year-round. This course prides itself in their devotion to adhering to a traditional Scottish golfing experience. Admire sand dunes and wild seagrasses and look out across the ocean before preparing for your next driving swing. Lovers of the sport fall even more in love with the game when it’s set in front of such a beautiful backdrop.
Visit the fully stocked Pro Shop for information about group clinics and private lessons offered by PGA professionals or to browse their selection of fine golf equipment.
Outer Banks Golf Courses on the Mainland
Kilmarlic Golf Club
It’s no surprise that golfers love the Kilmarlic Golf Club. Located just 4 miles west of the Wright Memorial Bridge, this course sits on 605 acres near the Albemarle Sound. With sprawling wetlands and surrounding maritime forests to adorn immaculately maintained lawns, it’s a great way to get to know local flora. Here, you can experience first-hand golf’s undeniable relationship with nature.
Designed by Tom Steele, it has hosted the North Carolina Open and is a wonderful setting for a challenging day on the links.
The Carolina Club
The Carolina Club golf course is a championship public course that is “groomed for a pro” and loved by locals on the Outer Banks. This par 72 championship layout boasts highly rated bent grass greens and favorable fairways. With various sets of tees to choose from, players of all skill levels will enjoy their time on the greens. In addition to a stunning course, the club has some of the best rates for golfing! The Carolina Club is located 16 miles west of the Wright Memorial Bridge.
The Pointe Golf Club
Nail down your swing at the Pointe Golf Club, located just 6 miles west of the Wright Memorial Bridge! Their bent-grass greens make for one of the finest putting surfaces you can find at a golf course. Vibrant rolling greens stand out against bright blue skies. Encounter local landscapes like marshy corners and beautiful lakes lined with local flora including wax myrtles, pines, and cypress. The course architect, Russell Breeden, designed the course for all skill levels. This is why the Pointe Golf Club is regarded as one of the “most playable” Outer Banks golf courses. Whether you’re practicing on the driving range, taking lessons from pros, or participating in a game with friends, you’re bound to have an amazing time at this public OBX course.
Make it “A Point” to visit the fully stocked Pro Shop to inquire about private and group lessons or to purchase any golf accessories needed.
The Best Outer Banks Mini-Golf Courses
The kid-friendly nature of the Outer Banks attracts families to this charming stretch of beaches year after year. Break up the relaxing pace of your vacation and challenge your kids to a round of putt-putt at some of the best Outer Banks mini golf courses! Find a golf ball in your lucky color and prepare for an exciting day full of memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you opt for a 9-hole or 18-hole game, you won’t regret taking the time out of your laid-back getaway to spend quality time with the people who mean the most.
Corolla Adventure Golf
Choose from three different 9-hole courses at Corolla Adventure Park! With plenty of mini golf challenges suitable for all ages, the whole family will enjoy spending the day here! After the game, head to the Spin Zone for endless laughter and smiles on the bumper cars!
Lost Treasure Golf
Continue the hunt for Blackbeard’s treasure at the Lost Treasure Mini Golf Course in Kill Devil Hills. Climb to the top of a mountain on a mining car and putt your way down encountering gold, diamonds, pirate ships, waterfalls, and more!
The course at Galaxy Golf is out of this world! Children of all ages love the outer space themes. Be on the lookout for aliens, UFOs, and even an elephant from a distant planet. The prices at this course are very affordable, making it an excellent option for families looking for something to do!
The Grass Course
Practice putting like a pro on an all-natural, 20-hole mini golf course at the Grass Course in Corolla. Admire breathtaking views of the sound and grab a quick bite from the at the clubhouse before heading back to your vacation home.
Pirate Island at Corolla Light Town Center
The Outer Banks is known for its maritime and pirate history. Let your kids’ imaginations wander at Pirate Island’s Golf Course and Arcade. You’ll encounter waterfalls, pirate ships, caves, skulls and so much more. They even have an arcade if you’re up for some virtual bike racing or ski ball!
Your Outer Banks Golf Trip Itinerary
Are you ready to test your swing with an Outer Banks golf trip this year? Get your family or friends together for a 4-day trip to the barrier islands. Read on to find out where to stay, eat, and play for an unforgettable golf vacation. But, before we tee off, check out our free Outer Banks Vacation Guide. This tool contains only the best restaurants, shops, and outdoor recreation in the area. Unlock the guide and start planning your trip!
When you first arrive on the Outer Banks, unwind in the best, spacious vacation rentals in the area with Paramount Destinations. Many of our vacation rentals comfortably accommodate families and groups. Plus, they are near the best golf courses and some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
After unpacking your bags, explore the town, and enjoy some of the best OBX cuisines, including our favorite - North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar. There you can try some of the best local seafood while watching tournaments on the Golf Channel.
Relax in a Paramount Destinations Vacation Rental
After a day of fun on the greens, relax in one of the best vacation rentals on the Outer Banks. Paramount Destinations offers an incredible selection of small or family-sized rentals near the best golf courses in North Carolina. Feel refreshed after a game and go for a swim in the pool or go for a short walk to the beach. Our Currituck Club rentals offer access to the best amenities, including beach valet service, tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, and a championship golf course. Check out our selection of rentals, and start planning the ultimate golf retreat today!