North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands A True Coastal Treasure

Ocean Ridge Plantation Leopards Chase Course 18th_hole

If you’re looking toward the southeast for great golf, you’ll certainly find it. If you’re looking for a real coastal gem, look to North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands on the very northern tip of the Grand Strand.

By contrast to some other nearby destinations, here, you’ll find a laid-back, relaxed vibe to complement your swing. Here’s what golfers find – and love – in NC’s Brunswick Islands.

Coastal Beauty & Variety 

There’s nothing like the natural beauty of a pristine coastline and the lay of the land that accompanies it. Courses here have taken full advantage of their surroundings and are in great shape. Plus, the sheer volume of courses throughout the destination is enough to earn the admiration and excitement of any golf enthusiast. With 30+ courses, it’s possible to play 18 new holes every day for a month.

Some notable layouts include the “Big Cats” at Ocean Ridge Plantation, which include some of Tim Cate’s best coastal designs; the challenging Arnold Palmer design at River’s Edge; the unique Farmstead Golf Links, boasting a 767-yard, par 6 finishing hole, that begins in South Carolina and ends in North Carolina; and Sea Trail’s trio of layouts designed by a who’s who of course architects – Maples, Jones and Byrd.

Sea Trail’s Jones Course
5th Hole

Playing With Ease 

Relax your shoulders, have a fluid-like swing and connect with the ball. That should be your primary focus. So take advantage of what the area has to offer in the way of booking professionals who can handle the details of planning your trip. The islands and towns are accessible and easy to get to, and you’ll find a generous variety of accommodations, too. Plus, when you’ve made your way through the back nine, there’s always a 19th hole to consider, like mouthwatering local eats (think authentic Calabash seafood!) or activities like fishing, boating or brewery hopping.  There are more than enough reasons to get your next golf trip on the books.

An All-Season Golf Climate 

As climates cool in the Northeast, superb weather and mild temperatures along the state’s southernmost coast add to the appeal for those seeking the best in golf. The game never goes out of season down there. Make that trip to NC’s Brunswick Islands a reality by visiting