Golf

New Bern North Carolina Area Golf Courses

Carolina Pines Golf and Country ClubCarolina Pines Golf and Country Club 390 Carolina Pines Blvd. New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 444-1000 On the scenic Neuse River just west of Havelock, this challenging 18-hole, par 72 course with pro shop, driving range and target greens, is everything the golfer could ask for. The course features elevated greens, Bermuda grass fairways, abundant sand traps and ample water that rewards the accurate shot maker. Tim Dupree, the club pro, will arrange lessons for those who are interested. Golfers will also find a clubhouse with a lounge and patio that overlooks freshwater lakes and the golf links. Fees on the weekends are $26 to ride and $22 to walk. During the week, you can ride for $16 and walk the course for $14. Carolina Pines is directly off U.S. Highway 70; look for the signs. Description: Semi-Private. Tee times taken two weeks in advance. Waiting list for private carts. Eight miles from New Bern on Hwy 70E. Emerald Golf ClubEmerald Golf Club 5000 Clubhouse Drive New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 633-4440 Rees Jones designed The Emerald, creating the 7000-yard course to be a challenge to golfers at all levels of skill. Jones used various grasses to give each hole a different feel and appearance, and sculptured the 18-hole course to create variety. Most holes have four or five pin locations. The fourth tee, for example, features four locations that hit across the water and one high land route. Tee times should be reserved two days in advance.Fees for playing the course change according to the day of the week. $55 including the cart 7 days a week. Description: Semiprivate Rees Jones designed course. Home of the Curtis Strange Shrine Classic. Tee times taken for non-members two days in advance. No private carts allowed. Facilities: Full practice facilities, pro shop, pool, tennis, snack bar Fairfield HarbourFairfield Harbour (2 Courses) Shoreline & Harbour Pointe Fairfield Harbour New Bern, NC 28560 (252) 514-0050 Fairfield Harbour is a resort community, with timeshare accommodations plus several large residential developments. Fairfield Harbour has two 18-hole, championship courses, about 1.5 miles apart. One is the Shoreline, at the Pelican Drive address, withbermuda grass greens; the other is the Harbour Pointe Golf Links on Berkentine Drive, with bent grass greens and is similar in layout to the golf courses of Scotland. Both courses are open to the public. Fees are $39 for 18 holes, including cart. The club also has a pro shop, driving range and a restaurant. Golf lessons are available from Fairfield’s PGA pro, Sam Maraffi. To get there, cross the Neuse River on Highway 17. Turn right on Highway 55, continue about a mile to the traffic light and turn right onto Broad Creek Road. Signs will direct you from there. Description: Semiprivate – About 20 minutes from New Bern on Broad Creek Rd. Private carts allowed. Facilities: Full practice facilities, pro shop, pool, tennis, snack bar Membership: $ 7,500 Initiation fee (for both courses) The Links The Links 885 Adams Creek Rd Havelock, NC 28532 (252)444-4653 Opened in early 1998, The Links is a USGA–regulation size, 18-hole, par 72 course with a total of 6500 yards from the championship tees. Golfers play on a combination of continuous single and double fairways, with nine holes returning to the clubhouse. The course’s topography is basically level, but a few major slope changes take advantage of the natural ridges and valleys that enhance the beauty of the pine and hardwood roughs. Surrounding many greens are bunkers composed of moderately packed loose sand, 4 to 5 inches deep. Several ponds, lakes and canals offer additional challenges to players. The Links is open year round, seven days a week, from sun up to sun down. The club has a pro shop, a clubhouse and a large practice putting green and driving range. Tee areas are well-marked with signs that note yardage and describe each hole. Fees to play 18 holes, including cart, are $23 on weekdays and $28 on weekends and holidays year round. On Wednesday, folks can play for $18. If you chose, you may walk the course for $15 during the week and $18 on Saturday and Sunday. The Links offers a pro shop and snack bar. Call for tee times. Description: Semiprivate Located in Havelock. River Bend Golf & Country ClubRiver Bend Golf & Country Club Shoreline Drive New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 638-2819 River Bend Golf and Country Club, an 18-hole course with a 71 par, is a semiprivate course allowing greens-fee play. During the week you may play for $12; on Saturday and Sunday, the fee is $15. Carts are available for $11. The course is open daily. All you need to do is call and set your tee time. Ron Anderson is the club’s PGA professional. River Bend offers a well-stocked pro shop and a driving range for nonmembers. This is truly one of the area’s nicest courses. Tennis is available at no charge if you are a member or a guest. Description: Semiprivate – Five minutes from New Bern on Hwy 17S. Greens Fees: $ 23/cart weekdays, $ 26/cart weekends & holidays. Yardage: Championship: 6404, Back: 5943, Middle: 5319, Forward: 5012 Facilities: Pro Shop, snack bar, tennis, pool, driving range. New Bern Country ClubNew Bern Country Club Country Club Road New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 638-3892 Description: Private. Private carts allowed. Very nice short (but challenging) course on the Trent River! Greens Fees: Member-accompanied guest: $ 25 – 30/cart Facilities: Excellent dining room and social calendar, Pro shop, tennis, pool, Exercise facilities Membership: $ 10,000 Initiation Fee – must be sponsored by two members. (waiting list for membership) Taberna Country ClubTaberna Country Club New Bern, NC 28562 (252) 514-2854 (800) 367-1278 Description: Private. Reciprocal privileges with The Emerald and Cypress Landing. Private carts allowed, paved cart paths. Jack Nicklaus Design Group, Jim Lipe. 3 miles from bridge on Hwy 70E. Excellent condition. Greens Fees: Member-accompanied guest: $ 25 – 30/cart Facilities: Elegant clubhouse, dining room & social calendar, pro shop, tennis, pool. Membership: $6,000 Initiation fee. Memberships Available Quakerneck Country ClubQuakerneck Country Club Trenton, NC 28585 (252) 224-5736 25 minutes from New Bern on Rt. 58S Greens Fees: $ 21/cart Mon.-Fri. $26/cart weekends & holidays $ 10/walk Mon.-Fri., $ 15/walk weekends & holidays. Yardage :Back: 6447, Middle: 6030, Forward: 4978 Facilities: Pro Shop, snack shop, tennis, pool. Shoreline Course:Shoreline Course: (252) 514-0060 Private, $5,000 to join (equity share) $845 per year per family to play on 1 course, $1125 per year single and $1535 family to play both courses. Green and cart fee after 3pm $15. Cart fee $9 for 18 holes. Before 3:00 pm, $25 with cart. Trackage fee for private carts $721 single,$1028 family per year (leasing $916 single, $1284 family) Yards: 6575. Full boating facilities, tennis, driving range, dining room, snack bar, pool. Unrestricted walking. Must be property owner/Time Share owner or guest of either. Greens Fees: $ 41.50/cart Yardage: Championship: 6802, Back: 6270, Middle: 5702, Forward: 5260 Harbour Point:Harbour Point: (252) 638-5338 Driving Range. Practice facilities. Green Fee: for 18 holes $29.00. cart $12.50 for 9 holes $15.00, cart $9.50. Yards: 6554 Walk anytime after 1 pm. Both courses above average. Private carts allowed. Cherry Point Marine Air Station: Cherry Point Marine Air Station: (252) 466-3044 Havelock, NC Rt. 70E (about 15 minutes) to Havelock. Course on Cherry Point Marine Base.  Must be military, active or retired, government employee or guest of either. Yards: 6599 Carts and green fees: Vary according to rank and are available daily, monthly or annually. Facilities: driving range, pro shop, snack bar. Pretty course in very good shape. Greens Fees: Vary according to rank and are available daily, monthly or annually. Facilities: Pro shop, snack bar.   Camp LeJeune Marine Base:Camp LeJeune Marine Base: Jacksonville, NC Thirty five minutes from New Bern on Hwy. 17S, follow signs to base entry. Must be military or dependents, same restrictions as Cherry Point. Must be military or dependents, same restrictions as Cherry Point. Bogue Banks Country Club: Bogue Banks Country Club: (252) 726-1034 Pine Knoll Shores, Atlantic Beach This par 72 course is the only golf course on the island of Bogue Banks. Nestled among the sand dunes and maritime forests of Pine Knoll Shores, four of its 18 holes overlook Bogue Sound. Beautiful water oaks, lofty pines and abundant wildlife enhance the appeal of this course. The membership participates in an annual beautification program, and the club has joined the Audubon Society to integrate pest management with the protection of wildlife habitat. Seasonal rates before 2 PM are $37 riding and $27 walking. After 2 PM, rates are $27 riding and $17 walking. After 5:30 PM, a 9-hole game with a cart is $14.50. Starting times are required seven days a week and may be made one week in advance. From the blue tees the course measures 5777 yards; from the white tees, 5117 yards; and from the gold, 5079 yards. Jeff Austin, the course PGA professional, provides golf lessons by appointment. In addition to golf, the club has four clay tennis courts maintained by Michael See, the club tennis pro. He is available to teach tennis and repair rackets. Golfers will also find a pro shop and snack bar on the club grounds Mile marker 5 on Hwy 58 Cypress LandingCypress Landing: (252) 946-7788 Chocowinity, NC 27817 45 minutes from New Bern on Rt. 43N. 45 minutes from New Bern. Semi-private. Newest championship course, a William Love design 6,900 yards. Initiation fee $3750 for property owners; $4750 for non-property owners Green fees: Mon-Thurs $33, weekends and holidays $39. Best area golfers love this one. Members guest play for $25 Cart fee $11. Members may walk. Full golf facilities, full boating facilities, bike and nature trails, tennis. William Love design with the signature hole one of the most gorgeous on the east coast. Reciprocal rights with The Emerald and Taberna ($21 including cart). Weyerhaeuser developed community. .Reservations must be made through Pro-shop 4 days in advance.**William Love design – Lovely newer course. Excellent condition. Brandywine BayBrandywine Bay: Morehead City, NC 28557 (252) 247-2541 30 miles east of New Bern off Hwy 70 Between Newport and Morehead City on Rt. 17 E. Semi-private Yards: 6700 Green fees: Summer rates $23 to walk, $35 to ride Winter rates $18 to walk, $25 to ride. Walk after 1 in winter, after 2 in summer. Can’t walk Fri-Sun or holidays before 2. $25 for 18 after 3pm. Bruce Devlin designed. Facilities: swimming, tennis, snack bar, deep water marina. Ironwood Golf & Country ClubIronwood Golf & Country Club: (252) 752-6659 Greenville, NC 2783445 minutes from New Bern on Hwy 43N Green fees: $33 weekdays $39 on weekends and holidays No walking allowed. Lee Trevino’s first signature course in North Carolina. 7,000yards from pro tees, 6,700 from member’s tees. Rolling terrain designed for average golfer, elegant clubhouse Facilities: Clubhouse, dining/lounge, Pro Shop, practice range. Minnesott Country ClubMinnesott Country Club: Arapahoe, NC 28510 (252) 249-0813 Ride the Cherry Branch-Minnesott ferry for 15 minutes, and you will be almost at the gate of the Minnesott Golf and Country Club. Take a left off Route 306 shortly after you leave the ferry parking lot, and follow the winding road back towards the Neuse River; at the end is the hidden treasure of Minnesott. The course, built nearly 30 years ago, is 18 holes, par 72. It offers two sand traps, eight holes with water and a medium length of 6001 yards. Golfers can enjoy the large pines and oaks as they play the new hybrid Bermuda greens the club recently installed. Minnesott’s greens fees are $14.50 during the week and $18.50 on weekends. Carts are $10.50 all the time. After noon, golfers can play 18 holes for $18 or nine holes for $13, including cart. There’s a snack bar and pro shop on the premises, and club pro Terry Bobbin is available for lessons. 45 minutes from New Bern on Rt. 306, or a 20 minute free ferry ride from Hwy 101 in Havelock. Tee times taken seven days in advance. Olde Point Country ClubOlde Point Country Club: Hampstead, NC 2844318 (910)-270-2403 Mature course featuring woodlands and scenic lakes. Greens Fees: $ 14 – 25. Carts mandatory. Yardage: Championship: 6913, Middle: 6008, Forward: 5133 Facilities: Clubhouse, dining, lounge, Pro shop, range facilities. Porters Neck Plantation & Country ClubPorters Neck Plantation & Country Club: Wilmington, NC (910) 686-1177 1 hr. 40 min. from New Bern on Hwy 17S, 12 miles from downtown Wilmington Greens Fees $ 32 – 64. Carts mandatory Yardage: Championship: 7100, Middle: 6200, Forward: 5200 Facilities: Clubhouse, restaurant/lounge, Pro shop, practice facilities Tom Fazio Design. Golf Digest four-star rating for 1998 Silver Creek Golf ClubSilver Creek Golf Club: (252) 393-8058 Swansboro, NC Hwy 58, 4 miles from Emerald Isle Beach On N.C. 58 just north of Cape Carteret, the Silver Creek Golf Club is a 7005-yard, par 72 championship course, with bentgrass greens and beautiful Bermuda grass fairways and tees. It was designed for championship play by Gene Hamm and is the longest course in Carteret County. The club is known for the gusty winds that challenge golfers year round. Rates are $48, including cart, during the season; the rest of the year golfers may ride the course for $35. After noon, walkers are allowed to play 18 holes for $37 or 9 holes for $24. Tee times are required throughout the year. After 3 PM, 18 holes are $30. The Southern-style clubhouse has a wide porch overlooking the course and a concession area offering a variety of food and drinks. The pro shop carries a selection of equipment and clothes. A practice green and driving range are available for pre-game warm up. A large bucket of balls costs $3.The resort’s newest additions are the Crystal Palms 18-hole, par 3 course and the Hawaiian Thunder, an 18-hole putt-putt course. Both are both lighted and enable the whole family to enjoy the game of golftogether.  Dedicated, serious-minded golf vacationers may want to stay in one of Silver Creek’s townhouses. The resort’s 48-unit townhouse complex overlooks holes No. 1 and No. 10. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom units are available for annual lease and come with full golf course and club privileges, including use of Silver Creek’s tennis courts and swimming pool.   Star Hill Golf & Country ClubStar Hill Golf & Country Club: (252) 393-8111 Cape Carteret, NC. Star Hill offers 27 holes in a wooded, hilly setting. One of the area’s finest championship courses, measuring more than 9000 yards, Star Hill comprises the Sands, the Pines and the Lakes. Star Hill is at the junction of N.C. highways 24 and 58 and is situated between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Croatan National Forest.  Star Hill’s rate structure is $55 for 18 holes in season; $40 off season. After 1 PM, golfers may play 9 holes for $40 in season and $35 off season. Tee times are required throughout the year. Patrons will find a pro shop offering rental clubs, a full line of clothes, and accessories and professional equipment. Other amenities include a Cayman driving range, a putting green, two chipping greens, a swimming pool and a snack shop. A real treat is the attractive, casual-atmosphere Champions Room restaurant that is open daily. You’ll also find PGA instructor Mick Brown on hand.