301 South Baldhead Wind,
Bald Head Island, North Carolina NC 28461
Office+1 (866) 657 7311
Pro shop+1 (910) 457 7310
Fax+1 (910) 457 7395
Golf proJustin Van Heukelom
18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.
4 miles SE of Southport (by ferry)
Access is via the Southport - Bald Head Island passenger ferry (no cars are allowed on the Island). Travelling north from Myrtle Beach on US Hwy 17, you will cross the border into North Carolina. Continue on Hwy 17 for approx 22 miles. At traffic lights, turn right onto the 211 direction Southport / Bald Head Island. After 16 miles, in Southport, turn right onto W 9th Street, direction Bald Head Island. After 1 mile turn right into Indigo Plantation Drive and follow signs for ferry. Cars must be left in one of four parking lots (A,B,C,D) and either walk or take shuttle bus to ferry. Golf Club will transport you to clubhouse on arrival on Bald Head Island. Ferries leave for the Island every hour on the hour.
Bald Head Island
Bald Head Island Golf Club: This wonderfully natural, island golf course, accessible only by passenger ferry, will delight all lovers of golf's hidden gems. Most of the time during your round you will be tucked in between a lush array of palms, ancient oaks and other small trees and bushes, emerging occasionally for some slightly more open stretches near to the clubhouse.
If you want sea views you'll get those on the short 25-minute ferry ride out here, the 5 minute cart ride to and from the golf club, and any beach time you want to spend during your time on BHI. Oh so briefly, at the par-3 16th tee, you climb onto slightly higher ground for the only chance to look out onto the Atlantic Ocean. While on the golf course you'll be pleasantly occupied in a thoroughly natural and not overly manicured environment, taking on Bald Head's undoubted challenges.
At 6800 yards from the tips, and with a stiff sea breeze blowing your A-game is going to be needed to score well. There are several quite tight drives to make onto the generally flattish fairways; bunkering is well-done around the greens and water hazards come into play on the closing four holes of the front-nine and virtually every hole on the back-nine (a yardage guide will serve you well). You won't find a quieter or more natural layout anywhere on the North Carolina coast, its just a pity the sea doesn't have a bigger part to play in proceedings.
Bald Head Island Club is private. Only members, their guests and golfers renting property* on the island can access the course (*property must come with golfing privileges).
Must contact in advance. No outside visitor play available.
Credit cards accepted.
Non-metal spikes and rubber soled shoes only. Walking permitted.
The Club at Bald Head Island not only boasts its 18-hole championship golf course, but it also has three excellent croquet lawns. As a visitor, you will not be able to take your own vehicle onto the island - see How2Get There (left) regarding transportation arrangements.
106 West Bay Street, Southport, NC 28461
+1 (910) 457 6701Visit website
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5181 Southport Supply Road SE, Southport, NC 28461
+1 (910) 454 0016Visit website
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St James Plantation (Players Club, Members Club, Founders Club, Reserve Club courses).
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