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5 Must-Play Golf Courses in Wilmington, NC

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Living in Wilmington, NC, is like living in a luxurious resort with gentle weather and astonishing views of the North Atlantic. Avid golfers, in particular, will find this seaside community to be the perfect retreat, with numerous top-rated golf courses found in and around the area.

Here are five golf courses that you simply need to play at for the complete North Carolina golf experience:

  • Eagle Point Golf Club

    Listed in Golf Digest’s 2018 Top 100 Golf Courses in the country, Eagle Point Golf Club offers one of the finest golf experiences in Wilmington. Club founder, Bobby Long, says that the 13th hole’s pond and pines were so well-sculpted that he had thought it was a natural part of the land.

    Designed by esteemed golf architect, Tom Faizo – who’s behind more golf courses in the Top 100 than anyone else – Eagle Point Golf Club will test the skills of all golfers. In 2017, this golf course hosted the Wells Fargo Championship of the PGA Tour.

    This prestigious golf club is exclusive to members only, and the homes around Eagle Point Golf Club are some of the most sought-after in the area.

  • Cape Fear National

    Just 5 miles south of Wilmington lies Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest, a leader in North Carolina premium public golfing. Golfweek ranked Cape Fear National in the top 13 best golf courses in North Carolina for 2018. Enjoy picturesque slopes of lush greens while playing some of the finest public golf in North Carolina.

    Designed by golf architect Tim Cate with the Scottish style in mind, the course features extensive bunkering, three waterfalls, and strategic waterways with several bridges across wetlands. Bask in the classic beauty of oaks, maples, magnolias, and native flora scattered throughout the course.

    Live close to Cape Fear National and get easy access to this outstanding golf club. Check out Brunswick Forest real estate for sale here.

  • Masonboro Country Club

    Located in Southern Wilmington, Masonboro County Club at The Cape is just minutes from Carolina Beach and an easy ferry ride from Southport. Sculpted out of the lush Cape Fear peninsula by JMP Golf Design Group, this seven-acre 18-hole course features pristinely-kept 419 Bermuda greens and white-sand bunkers. There are 5 sets of tees in each hole to cater to players of all skill levels.

    Aside from the PGA Tour caliber premium course, practice facilities such as a 7-acre driving range, a putting green and a short game practice area, are available.

    The beautiful homes at The Cape offer the best access to this prestigious golf club and many provide fantastic views of the scenic golf course.

  • Compass Pointe Golf Club

    Opened in June, 2016, Compass Pointe Golf Club is one of the newest golfing destinations in North Carolina. It has also become one of the most sought-after, thanks to the Rick Robbins-designed course that features real Champion Bermuda greens, picturesque landscaping, and a unique lighted putting green and putting course.

    The flexible design makes the course suitable for players of all ages and skill levels. The club also features a professional driving range and short game practice area.

    Check out these homes for sale in Compass Pointe and live in one of the most desirable communities in Leland, NC.

  • Beau Rivage Golf and Resort

    Situated just south of Wilmington’s historic downtown, The Beau Rivage Golf and Resort offers great golf vacation packages and a par-72 golf course nestled amid pine forests. Admire the beauty of the course’s rolling verdant hills, with elevation changes reaching 40 to 75 feet – a unique feature in a coastal golf course. The playful combinations of water and sand hazards, especially on its signature 4th hole, makes this course a fun challenge for even practiced golfers.

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  • Secure yourself a luxurious Wilmington home with great access to these amazing golf courses. Call Thirty4 North Properties Group today at 910.821.3510 or email us at kfreeman@thirty4north.com.

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