Imagine a golf course that is so exclusive that it can only be reached by boat. Now imagine that you are golfing at this course in beautiful weather with the ocean breeze lapping against your skin. Now imagine even further that this golf course is actually located in the United States and not some exotic foreign locale. Now that you can visualize this golfer’s paradise, you must give it a name: Bald Head Island Golf Course.
Bald Head Island Golf Course is located on a barrier island off the coast of North and South Carolina. This exclusive golf course has only recently begun accepting tee times from the public.
The island is considered a golf resort, so much so, that golf carts are the only form of transportation on the island. The course was designed in 1974 by George Cobb, and recently renovated and updated by course designing legend, Tim Cate. Cate was able to utilize the natural beauty of this subtropical paradise, creating greens that are as challenging as they are breathtaking.
Bald Head Island is a very formal golf course. Proper attire is required and denim of any type is discouraged. Guests must purchase a temporary membership to play the course, and guests of members must accompany the guest at all times on the course.
There is a beautiful country club, staffed with knowledgeable and friendly people. The clubhouse offers delicious food and the pro shop has everything that you need and many things that you did not realize that you wanted. You will enjoy you entire day on Bald Head Island, from the early morning ferry ride watching the sun rise over the ocean, to the soothing sounds of the waves as you journey back to the mainland in the evening.
While some of their regulations may seem rigid, the course is well worth putting on plaid pants and a polo shirt. The scenery is breathtaking. The course design is challenging and fun. The seclusion of the course, combined with the fresh salt air, makes it a course that every golfer should experience.