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Summer's A Great
Time To Golf In Brunswick
in DOUG HITTER
T ust because the weather's a lit
tle stick) this time ot year is
^ ? no reason to put the golf clubs
away until fall.
In fact, summer is one of the best
times to golt in Brunswick County.
The rates are the most reasonable
of the year, and most area courses
are kept in excellent condition
throughout the season.
Brunswick Counts has 21 cham
pionship layouts to choose from,
including 16 in the South Bruns
wick Islands area that includes Sha
Uotte. Holden Beach. Ocean Isle
Beach. Sunset Beach and Cala
bash. A dozen courses dot the land
scape between Calabash and Sunset
Beach alone, and there are several
more under construction.
The area is blessed with an abun
dance of high-quality courses, most
with well-stocked pro shops and
on-site practice facilities.
Below is a complete listing and
description of Brunswick County
Bald Head Island
Golfers looking for a beautiful
course off the beaten path need
lt>ok no farther than Bald Head
Island Golf Club. The remote is
land off Cape Fear is accessible via
a 20-minute ferry ride from South
Salt marshes, tidal creeks and
more than 8(M) acres of maritime
forests provide the backdrop for the
An Impressive Lineup
Bald Head Island
Oak Island^ _
Ocean Isle Beach
island's George C'obb-designeu golf
course. The par-72 measures 7,040
yards and navigates 15 freshwater
lagoons, challenging players on
With three holes skirting the At
lantic Intracoastal Waterway. Brick
Landing Plantation offers some of
the most breathtaking views you'll
find in Brunswick County.
The course features one of the
most memorable par threes in the
region. The short ! 7th hole requires
a tee shot to a small green over
looking the waterway. Balls hit too
firmly from the elevated tee often
end up with the fish.
Accuracy is a premium at The
Brick, located south of Shallottc
and easi of Occar. Isle Beach on
The course folds naturally into
the terrain and features bulkhead
greens, pot ponds, marshland and
more than 60 sand bunkers. Exper
ience counts for a lot on this course,
so you may want to play it more
Brierwood Golf Club located on
N.C. 179 on the outskirts of Shal
lotte is the oldest course in the
South Brunswick Islands, but it re
mains a favorite among locals.
Brierwood 's reasonable rates and
well-conditioned fairways and
greens make it a popular choice
among area golf associations, tour
ists and senior golfers alike.
Despite its age, Brierwood de
mands a variety of snots and can
still offer one of the most enjoyable
rounds of golf in the county.
Heading into its second full year
of operation. Brunswick Plantation
& Golf Links is one of the area's
The Wi!!?rd Rvrd layout features
bunkers that flank the sloping land
ing areas on par 4s and 5s, putting
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This is the course and the set- every pan of your game and
ting no one will ever be able to imagination. And we're located
duplicate. A spectacular 18-hole, conveniently between Myrtle
Willard Byrd creation fronting the Beach and Wilmington at Holden
Lockwood Folly River and the Beach. A perfect addition to
Intracoastal Waterway Here your next golf package plans
is a lay-out that challenges VTlirv along the Carolina Coast.
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19 Clubhouse Dr., Holden Beach, NC 28462
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