North Carolina is famous for a lot of great things; beautiful beaches, BBQ, college basketball and of course, golf! If there is a golfer’s heaven then the North Carolina coast is it. Ocean Isle Beach is right in the middle of golfer’s paradise, located near several amazing golf courses that are perfect for your fall vacation on the links. Golfers are like truffle pigs, always searching for that perfect course. Well, this post is for you! Today we will give you links (pardon the pun) to all the best courses in the area. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the less crowded courses and beautiful fall weather. The best part? Your day begins and ends on beautiful Ocean Isle Beach.
Three reasons to hit the links this fall
Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year on Ocean Isle Beach, and one of the best things about fall is that the crowds are gone. Ocean Isle Beach is a small community and we thankfully are rarely crowded, but fall is ideal. Whether you want to play golf, go fishing or just sit back on your deck watching the waves roll in, nothing beats fall on Ocean Isle Beach.
The shoulder season is not only an awesome time of year to find a great deal on an Ocean Isle Beach vacation home, it is also a great time to take advantage of discounts on tee-times, restaurants and other attractions.
Did you know that the average distance walked on an 18-hole golf course is between 3-6 miles? If you are counting your steps there are few ways that are better than walking a round of golf. Add in the benefit of carrying your bags and you have a calorie shredding day of fun ahead of you. With Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas coming, burning a few extra calories is great idea.
Five tips for a day on the course
Particularly during the morning and later in the season you will experience cooler temperatures. Cold temps equal less distance on your shots, so when in doubt, club up one club. This is particularly important on approach shots!
Not only will you need to club up, but you might want to consider using a softer ball. Harder balls are great in hotter weather, but when it is cold you will lose a lot of feel with the harder balls particularly on the green. You will sacrifice some distance on the tee but will like the better control of a softer ball on the green.
Fall is, well, fall! That means wind, falling leaves, and swirling pine needles on the green. Sure, golf courses do a great job keeping the courses clear, however, you can’t control Mother Nature. Take extra care to plan your shot, and recon the green (particularly when putting). You’ll find a lot more obstructions during fall than during your normal summer play.