Topsail Island, North Carolina
is a very popular vacation destination on account of its beautiful beaches. Many thousands of visitors come there every year for the surfing—one of the towns on the island is actually called Surf City—and to see the sea turtles that use the island as a sanctuary. However, one thing the island lacks is golf courses.
Fortunately, while there are no golf courses on the island itself, there are many golf courses near Topsail Island, so visitors planning a Topsail Island vacation need not do without golf. Also, Topsail Island vacation rental homes
are plentiful, making it easy to plan a vacation around staying at the beach, swimming, fishing, encountering the sea turtles, and getting in a little golf. Here is a list of the best golf courses near Topsail Island:
North Shore Country Club
This 6,866-yard course is among the best-conditioned golf courses near Topsail Island, as evidenced by the four-star rating it got from Golf Digest. It has a slope of 135, and water comes into play on ten of its eighteen holes. North Shore, right by Surf City
, is far enough inland to provide players with shelter against the prevailing sea breezes, and the tall pines surrounding the course enhance the sheltering effect of this location.
Golf architect George Cobb is respected all over the world for his work, and he designed Paradise Point, near Emerald Isle
, with two golf courses— The Scarlet
and The Gold
. Both courses are eighteen holes; The Scarlet has a par of 70 and The Gold has a par of 72. There are three putting greens, two driving ranges, and a snack bar present and private lessons are available for all skill levels.
There is quite a bit of history surrounding Paradise Point. When the twelfth hole was rebuilt some years ago, archeologists discovered a native-American burial ground under the new location. This area is now protected by a fence and is registered as a historical site.
Rock Creek is a 7,102-yard, par 72 course offering many challenging water dangers and lush, tree-lined fairways. Rock Creek is located in Onslow County
, where it has the distinction of having been the first planned recreational community. Many of Rock Creek’s residents—among them PGA Pro Rick Morton—are serious enough about golf to want to start by 7:00 a.m., and the pro shop is open that early in order to accommodate them.
Topsail Greens - near Wilmington
- is fiendishly challenging. It features numerous water hazards, and the seventeenth hole is an island green that is only playable by a small bridge. Furthermore, the greens are deliberately contoured in such a way as to cause a misplaced shot to roll off the putting surface. On premises are all the amenities you’d expect, including a snack bar, pro shop, driving range, chipping green, and a putting green.
The Olde Point Golf Course opened in 1975, and its designer, Jerry Turner, made good use of the natural terrain—the lakes, streams, and trees—to make the course, located near Wilmington
, both scenic and challenging.
Golf Rentals in Topsail Island
Our wonderful home is direct beachfront, no obstructions to your view. The beach is quiet and uncrowded, porpoise sightings are common in the mornings and late afternoon. This home features a reverse floor plan with 3 bedrooms on the first floor,...
Lovely 3 story, 3000 sq. ft. home which overlooks the beautiful Topsail Sound-intracoastal waterway. Two of the four bedrooms are master suites and all are waterfront with great views.
Enjoy your morning coffee from 1 of the 3 decks, listen to...
'Almost Oceanfront,' or 320 Sea Star Circle is approximately two and a half miles North of Surf City traffic light. You'll be captivated by the breathtaking views of the ocean that can be had from the two sun decks of this impressive townhome.
'The best view I have ever seen on the Island.' Welcome to 'Let's Do Sunset' where you can truly have it all! Why settle for just the beach when you can have boating, fishing, a pool and hot tub, basketball court and more right at the house? This ...
Elegant ocean side, ocean view townhouse on quiet ocean front street walking distance to town and fine or casual dining or shopping. This is one of the most desirable locations on the island and the beaches are very clean and private.
It is a ...