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Bald Head Island Golf Club

301 South Baldhead Wind,

Bald Head Island, North Carolina NC 28461

  • Office

    +1 (910) 457 7300
  • Pro shop

    +1 (910) 457 7310
  • Fax

    +1 (910) 457 7395
  • Golf pro

    Abby Byrd (PGA, Director of Instruction).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Gently undulating terrain - easy to walk.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland.

  • Designer:

    Original design by George Cobb, with later renovation by Tim Cate.

Back
tees
Club
tees
Front
tees
Yards
6804
6225
4847
Par
72
72
72
SSS or slope
73.8
70.6
69.1

Location

Latitude:

33.861674

Longitude:

-78.004239

How to get there:

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 Golf Club

Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.

Est. 1974

Bald Head Island Golf Club: This wonderfully natural, island golf course, accessible only by passenger ferry, will delight 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 spend on BHI. Only at the par-3 16th tee, can you climb onto slightly higher ground for a fleeting chance to look 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 play a bigger part in proceedings.

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and registered guests staying on the Island.

List of courses: Myrtle Beach

Visitors

Who can play and when?

Private club for members and their invited guests. Golfers renting specific properties on the island that come with golfing privileges, can also access the course.

Must contact in advance. No outside visitor play available.

Green fees

Contact club to determine playing possibilities and golf rates (c.$225) for renters of Island properties that carry golf privileges.

[Last updated: 2024].

Other information

Non-metal spikes and rubber soled shoes only. Walking permitted.

Practice facilities

Good

Did you know?

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 regarding transportation arrangements.

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