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If you desire to live in a golf course community or own golf course real estate, then look no further. Golf Digest ranked Wilmington North Carolina 8th best metro golfing area in the country. There are fifty championship golf courses in the Cape Fear area that are open to the public and another hundred in the Grand Strand (greater Myrtle Bach area). Mild weather, stunning views and majestic pines are just a few of the reasons golf and golf real estate are very popular in Wilmington NC.
Wilmington golf course homesites and lots for new construction are also in great demand. Currently there are approximately 80 homesites for sale in golf course communities. These range from $20,000 to $900,000 with the majority being in the $150,000 to $180,000 range. Please read on to learn more about Wilmington golf courses and to view Wilmington golf course real estate for sale.
Bald Head Island Golf Club
This George Cobb designed course is only reachable by ferry. You'll find stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Cape Fear River on the ferry ride over. The course's layout itself is one of the most underappreciated in the state. Winding around lagoons, along the ocean and through a maritime forest, the competitive course would rank among North Carolina’s best if it were on the mainland. Round trip ferry ride is $15.00, and the car parking fee is $5.00. It is well worth it!
Beau Rivage Plantation
This affordable 18-hole championship course designed by Eddie Lewis in 1988 features bentgrass greens, naturally contoured Bermuda fairways and elevations of 70 feet (including the highest point in Wilmington). The par 3's are some of the strongest in the area, and water comes into play on 9 holes. Located just minutes south of Wilmington, Beau Rivage includes 25 condo units featuring scenic golf course views, cable TV and comfortable rooms.
With its elevated greens and tree-lined fairways, Belvedere is a traditional gem designed by Russell Burney. The holes at Belvedere are naturally routed through the woods, and Osprey, Grey Heron, and Canada geese can be seen with regularity. Belvedere is not a long course, but it plays tough from the 6,400 yard tips. The greens are bent with 419 Bermuda fairways and both No. 3 and No. 8 are considered the course’s signature holes.
The Cape Golf & Racquet Club
The Cape Golf and Racquet Club is situated on a peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean & the Cape Fear River. The wind is normally up, making this layout a challenge for all skill levels. Keep your eyes peeled on the 6th green, you may get to see some baby alligators. Host course for a 1997 NGA Hooters Tour event. Ponds, marshes and 24 lakes give the Cape a true coastal, mid Atlantic feel.
The Cape Fear Country Club
This hilly coastal course challenges players with several inland lakes that come into play on many holes. The signature hole is #15, a 187-yard, par 3, requiring a tee shot over a lake. The course closed last November for renovation of greens, tees, irrigation, drainage and design, and should re-open in about 8-9 months. Restoration of many of the classic Donald Ross features from 1896 is the goal.
Carolina National at Winding River
The first Fred Couples-designed course in the Carolinas. Carolina National is located at Winding River Plantation, halfway between Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. The 27-hole facility is destined to be one of the finest courses in the area. In 1999 and 2000 Carolina played host to the official developmental tour of the LPGA with a Futures Tour event.
The newest addition to Wilmington area golf, Castle Bay opened to rave reviews in November of 1999. Castle Bay is a links style course just north of the city in Hampstead. The course features rolling dunes and is completely devoid of trees. The course is woven through protected wetlands with strategically placed water hazards and sand bunkers.
Echo Farms Golf Club
The venerable Gene Hamm designed Echo Farms back in 1974, but ownership made a number of improvements to the course back in 1995 including upgrading the greens to bentgrass, and Ian Scott-Taylor further improved the course in 1998. Echo is set on an old dairy farm amid a residential community and a large nature preserve.
Country Club of Landfall
With over 2200 acres bordering the Intercoastal waterway and 1700 homes, this private gated golf and tennis community is one of the most popular golf courses around which to own homes. First time visitors often comment on the vast variety of real estate available- from woodlands to waterways to fairways to ponds. And in addition to golf, you'll find top notch tennis, swimming and fitness facilities.
Magnolia Greens Plantation
This Tom Jackson-designed golf facility just south of Wilmington is a popular stop for golfers on their way to and from Myrtle Beach. With 27-holes, a solid selection of golf villas, and a location just 10 minutes from downtown historic Wilmington, Magnolia Greens easily stands on its own as one of the area's premier golfing destinations. Host course for the 1998 & 1999 PGA Tour first stage Q-School.
North Shore Country Club
One of two courses located on the city’s northern tier, but the trip to North Shore is always a favorite year after year for our golfers who travel to the Wilmington area. Located 35 minutes north of Wilmington, and only 2 minutes from Topsail Island Beach. The bentgrass greens and 419 Bermuda fairways provide ideal playing conditions year round. North Shore features a boatload of mounding, and plenty of water and wind off the nearby ocean.
Oak Island Country Club
Designer George Cobb, of Bald Head Island & Linville Ridge fame, uses the coastal terrain to give all levels of golfers a challenge. Water oaks, tropical vegetation, and constant ocean breezes are integral characteristics of this very popular course. Oak Island features two of the best finishing holes on the coast. Located on Yaupon Beach.
Olde Point Golf Club
This Wilmington area favorite sits in a natural setting of woods and water. Olde Point is lined with plush landscaping, lakes, and ponds. The new 419 Bermuda fairways complement the large bentgrass greens. Olde Point requires well-placed shots from the championship tees to a more relaxed round from the other 3 tees.
Porters Neck Plantation and Country Club
This is the first and only course in the Wilmington area designed by world-renowned architect Tom Fazio. From the gold tees, Porters Neck plays 7200 yards, but only a few daring pros ever play it from the tips. A true championship course, Porters Neck hosted the 1995 North Carolina Open. Home course for LPGA Touring Pro Cathy Johnston Forbes. Hosted Round 1 of the 1997 PGA Tour Q-School. Play is open to the public on a limited basis.
River Landing Golf Club
Located 35 minutes NW of Wilmington, this Clyde Johnston design is a great choice for your first golf round on a week long trip. Play it on the way down to the coast, and then head down Interstate 40 to play the rest Wilmington or Myrtle Beach has to offer. River Landing is one of the best new courses of the Carolinas. The course now has 27 holes with several of the holes wrapping around the scenic Cape Fear River.
Topsail Greens Golf Club
Designed by Russell Breeden, Topsail Greens is what you might expect from an oceanside layout: tight and windy. From the island green on hole No. 8 to the tough par five that follows, Topsail Greens will impress the experienced player, but it will not intimidate a beginner. The course is known for its excellent conditions and friendly staff.