The most authoritative statewide source of golf course rankings - in a state that arguably has some of the nation’s best courses - has spoken. The Outer Banks boasts the No. 2 golf getaway and top coastal excursion in North Carolina.


When 135 members of the esteemed North Carolina Golf Panel, founded in 1995, were asked: If you had to put together a three-day golf trip within the state – public and semi-private courses only – where would you play?


Following a trip to Pinehurst to play No. 2, No. 8 and Pine Needles, they selected a trip to the Outer Banks to experience three courses all ranked among the Top 50 You Can Play in North Carolina, including No. 36 Nags Head Golf Links and nearby Currituck Club and Kilmarlic Golf Club.

Condo on the outskirts of a Nags Head Golf Links

Golf around North Carolina’s storied Outer Banks represents an outstanding selection of fun and affordable yet quality golf courses — along with eclectic accommodations and a plethora of off-course activities that have transformed the Outer Banks into a mini-Mecca sportsman’s paradise.


A famous expression coined long ago at Cahoon’s Grocery and Variety Store in Nags Head goes, “If we don’t have it, you don’t need it.” This OBX motto could easily be applied to its golf. From true barrier island links courses to modern parkland marvels located inland, the region is so chock full of variety, golfers truly don’t have to go anywhere else.


Nags Head Golf Links on the Shoreline of Outer Banks

Every time golfers tackle historic Nags Head Golf Links, they find themselves facing a different challenge. Crafted by Bob Moore, Nags Head plays hard along the inner waterway on the southern end of the Outer Banks, where capricious breezes off sound-side waters create a unique golfing experience each and every day. With its coastal winds, rugged shoreline, island holes, seaside vistas, and tees and greens are separated by rolling dunes and wild seagrass, Nags Head bears far more than a passing resemblance to the famed Scottish golf links.


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Green and flagpole at Nags Head Golf Links