30 Golf Courses Courses Within 35 Miles

From the South Carolina State line north to just south of Wilmington, NC, there are thirty golf courses (as of this writing) in Brunswick Country, North Carolina. St. James Plantation on the north end of the county has five courses, Ocean Ridge Plantation on the south end has four, Sea Trail has three, and The Pearl has two. All the others are single course facilities with either eighteen or twenty-seven holes….except Olde Fort Golf course with nine holes.

Course Listing:

Bald Head Island, Brick Landing, Brunswick Plantation, Cape Fear National, Carolina National, Compass Pointe, Crow Creek, Farmstead, Leopard’s Chase, Lion’s Paw, Lockwood Folly, Magnolia Greens, Meadowlands, Oak Island, Oyster Bay, Panther’s run, Sandpiper Bay, Sea Trail Byrd, Sea Trail Jones, Sea Trail Maples, The Cate Course at St. James, The Founder’s course at St. James, The Member’s Course at St. James, The Player’s Course at St. James, The Reserve Course at St. James, the Peal East, The Pearl West, Thistle, and Tiger eye.

Unmatched Variety – Challenge and Scenery

World renowned golf course designers such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Rees Jones, Willard Byrd, Fred Couples, Dan Maples, P.B. Dye, and Tim Cate (to name a few), put their signature on courses in Brunswick County. They utilized the natural Carolina coastal landscape to masterfully create course layouts on barrier islands and along the creeks, rivers, lakes, marshes, and dunes making this a truly unique golf destination. Variety in scenic design and challenge afford golfers the opportunity to fulfill any golfing agenda.

Stay And Play

Traveling Golfers can take advantage of stay and play packages offered by area facilities that include lodging, golf, and other activities. Not all courses offer on-site lodging, but facilities like Brunswick Plantation Resort & Golf have on-site condominiums, a restaurant, bar, swimming pool, a twenty-seven hole golf, course and packages that include other area courses. Larger groups benefit by having the burden of logistics and scheduling multiple tee times handled by seasoned golf director.

Online and Direct Booking

Technology has made the practice of booking golf a relatively seamless transaction. Almost all courses now offer a booking engine right on their website showing available tee times for convenience. But, if you prefer to speak to someone in the pro shop, direct booking at the course is always an option.

The Seasons

Weather permits year round golfing in Brunswick County. Many golfers relocate to the area for that reason. But, advance planning is required for spring and fall golf….even for the locals. Those seasons often have courses booked days (sometimes weeks) in advance for prime tee times. The best availability, and consequently the best rates, are found around winter and summer.

Getting Here

The airports at Wilmington, NC and Myrtle Beach, Sc are a short drive from the center of Brunswick County. Both airports are served by major airlines connecting quickly to and from the Atlanta and Charlotte hubs. Seasonal routes from several cities in the northern United States and out west, offer inexpensive (often) non-stop services to both airports. Interstates 40 and 95 along with a variety of four lane state routes make driving to the area an easy trip.

The Lifestyle

The small towns and fishing villages along the North Carolina coast create a lifestyle unique to the area. The people are friendly and the pace is noticeably relaxed. There’s an abundance of shopping and dining options, and the nightlife of Myrtle Beach and Wilmington are minutes away.