North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands – A True Coastal Treasure

Jones Course at Sea Trail Resort Hole #5

A True Coastal Treasure for Every Type Golfer.

If you’re thinking golf – and we know you are – you should be thinking NC’s Brunswick Islands. This strand of barrier islands is located on the southern coast of North Carolina, just across the state line from neighboring Myrtle Beach. And what these islands and their accompanying mainland towns offer is a delightfully refreshing, spacious coastal landscape that calls golfers with a deep-rooted love of the game back year after year. It’s no wonder the destination has become known by another name: North Carolina’s Golf Coast.

With more than 30 of the Southeast’s finest courses, including notables Rivers Edge Golf Club, Thistle Golf Club and Tiger’s Eye, NC’s Brunswick Islands has become a place where those who revel in the heritage and the camaraderie of a game, a hole or a shot well-played can find their fulfillment. It’s a special place that can so delightfully combine a 45-mile stretch of pristine barrier islands with lush maritime forests, expansive marshes and inlets, and the majestic Intracoastal Waterway to create a terrain primed for the most alluring course designs in all of golf. The game’s legends would agree. Palmer, Byrd, Maples, Jones, Cate, Couples, Robbins – they all came and left their footprints on the land.

Rivers Edge Golf Club

Volume. Variety. Climate. Terrain.

All the essentials have aligned here to create a nearly endless succession of challenges for you and your fellow golf enthusiasts. The coastal landscape of waterways and marshes in NC’s Brunswick Islands is the ideal place to reaffirm your love of the game. Mild weather year-round makes for an all-season golf climate where you’ll find playing conditions to your liking almost any time of the year. Good thing, because with over 500 holes, you’ll want to schedule a few trips to the coast to meet the challenge.

Ocean Isle
Brunswick Island

And while you’re there, don’t be surprised when you discover that some of the best golf on the Grand Strand is actually in Brunswick County. The destination is perfect for staying and playing. NC’s Brunswick Islands has managed to harness that special something that brings both golfers and families back year in and year out. Whatever you’re searching for in accommodations, from a charming villa right on the fairway to the perfect oceanfront vacation rental home to welcome a group of any size, you’ll find it in the Brunswick Islands. Stay at one of the area’s two golf resorts – Sea Trail Golf Resort and Brunswick Plantation – for a complete golf experience with onsite restaurants and challenging courses. Sea Trail boasts three memorable 18-hole courses designed by Rees Jones, Dan Maples, and Willard Byrd.

Wherever you stay in NC’s Brunswick Islands, you’ll come with a passion for the game and leave with a love of a place. The place?
North Carolina’s Golf Coast.