GOLF

Course Details

You tee off at the Bald Head Island Club with your back to the ocean, and you’re deep in the maritime forest by the time you reach holes five and six. The lush forest creates a cozy atmosphere on this pair of par fours, and you’re blissfully protected from the wind.

Because the first half dozen holes are fairly straightforward, you may head into seven with a low score and a lot of confidence. While you leave the dense trees behind you, it’s clear you aren’t out of the woods just yet. The wind is almost always a formidable factor on the last three holes of the front nine.

A favorite among many regulars, seven is a high risk/reward hole–with the payoff being a birdie if you play the wind just right. However, if you go for the green in two and don’t make it, you may find yourself facing an entirely different sort of birdie in one of the island’s primary roosting sites for white ibises.

The prevailing wind is right in your face on nine, one of the most difficult holes on the course. It’s a long par four with a small landing area, and it slopes right and left with lagoons on both sides. You’ll get a short break at the fairly benign ten and eleven, but beginning at twelve, you’ll have to mind your P’s and Q’s at the rest of the tees.

Fourteen is a tricky read and a tough driving hole because the fairway slopes towards the water. You’ll dogleg right, and if you hit it over the hill, two live oaks come into play. The elevated green slopes front and back, so it can be difficult to hold.

At eighteen you’re home free, where an exceptionally large green stretches out like an oversized welcome mat, inviting you into the clubhouse lounge where the drinks are cold and the stories are just beginning to heat up.

To reserve a tee time, call (910) 457-7310.

Course Layout

The golf couse at Bald Head Island is a long, mature course, offering a refreshing opportunity for golfers to experience the game the way it was originally intended to be played— links-style, at a leisurely pace, with nature coming into play.


Ratings/Slope
Blue
74.3 / 139
White
71.6 / 126
Yellow
-
Seniors
68.6 / 117
Ladies
73.9 / 138
Red
70.1 / 117


Blue
White
Yellow
Hcp
Hole
Par
Red
380
342
286
15
1
4
213
190
180
140
17
2
3
110
370
320
275
3
3
4
245
505
470
440
7
4
5
385
420
385
355
5
5
4
330
390
370
335
11
6
4
310
500
470
385
9
7
5
370
170
147
120
13
8
3
110
440
410
365
1
9
4
327
3365
3094
2701
 
Front
36
2400


Blue
White
Yellow
Hcp
Hole
Par
Red
410
390
340
12
10
4
310
510
455
430
10
11
5
360
410
375
345
4
12
4
300
215
170
155
14
13
3
100
420
390
350
2
14
4
315
385
350
310
18
15
4
230
195
185
160
6
16
3
120
485
450
400
16
17
5
380
460
380
345
8
18
4
295
3490
3145
2835
 
Back
36
2410
6855
6239
5536
 
Total
72
4810

To reserve a tee time, call (910) 457-7310.

 

 
 
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