Southeastern North Carolina offers the premiere golf lifestyle whether you are amateur enthusiast or of a much more experienced handicap. When thinking of golf course living in the region, one can expect well-maintained greens and exquisite courses designed for years of challenging play. Our golfing communities contain some of the finest homes in the state and are situated amongst the rolling hills, on lush grass with Spanish moss swaying from the trees.
Porter's Neck Plantation, a Tom Fazio designed course, is conveniently located off Highway 17 in the northern Wilmington vicinity. Golf Digest ranked this course Number 1 on the North Carolina coast. This community is situated 650 acres of faultless, coastal land with two gorgeous swimming pools, seven hydro clay surfaced tennis courts, a fully equipped Sports Center and an 18th Century Federal-style clubhouse.
Landfall Country Club is one of coastal North Carolina's few private clubs. This exclusive community was begun in 1985 with two beautiful club houses and 2 courses with 45 holes designed by Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. The tennis/sports complex was designed by legendary tennis star Cliff Drysdale. The complex contains 14 multi-surfaced tennis courts open day or night, an Olympic size swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
Just five miles south of Wilmington on Highway 17 sits Magnolia Greens Golf Plantation. This Tom Jackson designed course has 27 holes, G2 & L93 Bent Grass Greens, 419 Bermuda fairways, and five tee boxes per hole. Golf Digest ranked this course "four & half stars" and it was also host to the 1998 and 1999 PGA tour qualifying. The 8000 square foot recreational facility features an up-to-date weight and cardio room, aerobics room, sauna, heated indoor swimming pool, sloped beach access style outdoor swimming pool and game rooms.
Echo Farms was originally designed as a Par 72 course by Gene Hamm in 1974, but was later redesigned in 1998 by British golf architect Ian Scott Taylor to a Scottish style 18-hole course. The newly renovated greens offer Tiff-Eagle Bermuda grass situated alongside the Cape Fear River utilizing our unique coastal terrain. All levels of golfing are at home with approximately 5000 to a little over 7000 yards of pure play.
Sea Trail, located in quaint Sunset Beach, offers three different signature courses designed by Dan Maples, Rees Jones and Willard Byrd. Golfweek 2005 named Sea Trail as part of "America's Best Residential Courses of Distinction." And in 2006, Golf Digest named the Sea Trail courses as part of North Carolina's "Top 100 Courses." In addition to golf, the community has two clubhouses with full-service golf shops, snack bars, lounges, and a full-service restaurant, "Magnolia's Fine Food & Spirits."
Bald Head Island uniquely positions a course between the Atlantic Ocean and lush maritime forests. The course was designed by George Cobb, a 20-year lead consultant for the Augusta National. This 18-hole course challenges the player with the refreshing sea breeze and sloping fairways. Nature dominates the lifestyle on this island and is always at the forefront of golf living in coastal Carolina.