The Vacation Guide to the Greatest Golf Courses Near Ocean Isle Beach


The Vacation Guide to the Greatest Golf Courses Near Ocean Isle Beach


Did you know that there are over 50 golf courses within just 20 miles of Ocean Isle Beach—and that most of them are open to the public? That's your sign to bring your clubs on your next OIB NC vacation. Here are a few of the best and closest ones to your Ocean Isle Beach vacation rental that you might want to try. Enjoy! 

The Big Cats Golf Courses of Ocean Ridge:  Leopard’s Chase, Tiger’s Eye, Panther’s Run & Lion’s Paw

Just 20 minutes from downtown Myrtle Beach, SC, and 30 from historic Wilmington, NC, Ocean Ridge Plantation in Sunset Beach offers 72 holes of premier golf featuring challenging holes for all levels, beautiful landscapes, exciting elevation changes, diverse fairways and sloping greens for an unparalleled golfing experience in coastal North Carolina. The Tiger's Eye is a popular course located right in Ocean Isle Beach. To learn more or book a tee time, click here.

The Links at Brick Landing

The Links at Brick Landing is a beautiful 18-hole course located minutes from Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. Renovated and reopened in 2021, it is now locally owned and operated. The Links at Brick Landing offers terrific views and a challenging round for golfers of all skill levels. This recently renovated links style course was built in 1987 and features new Sunday Ultra-Dwarf Bermuda greens. The scenic Mike Brazeal design sits on the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway. To learn more or book a tee time, click here.

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club

Sandpiper Bay Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole Dan Maples designed golf course that players of all skill levels will enjoy. Sandpiper Bay is just 20 minutes from Myrtle Beach, in the heart of Sunset Beach and not far from your vacation rental. The club is open to the public, but also has membership programs for residents and non-residents. The Sandpiper courses are well known for their excellent conditions and great greens with a staff that is well-versed in Southern hospitality, offering a great golf experience at a great value. To lean more or book a tee time, click here.

Sea Trail Golf Club

Enjoy first-class amenities at these three distinctly different signature courses in Sunset Beach designed by Rees Jones, Dan Maples and Willard Byrd—which can be enjoyed by players of all levels, but are challenging even to the accomplished golfer. In addition to golf, they have two clubhouses with full-service golf shops, lounges and dining. Additional golf amenities include putting greens, driving range, and PGA-sanctioned Golf Learning Center. To learn more or book a tee time, click here.

The Pearl Golf Links

The Pearl Golf Links is tucked quietly on the banks of the Brunswick coastal marshland in the heart of Calabash, NC, and just a short drive from Myrtle Beach, SC. Dan Maples masterfully designed The Pearl golf course in 1987, framing the course with the natural beauty of the woods and marshes of the Calabash River. The Pearl golf course challenges golfers at all skill levels while showcasing the spectacular 900-acre marsh surroundings. The Pearl is an award-winning facility with two courses, the Pearl West and the Pearl East. To learn more or book a tee time, click here.

Oyster Bay Golf Links

Architect Dan Maples and developer Larry Young created a course where variety and innovation are the name of the game with severe marsh-oriented holes, two island green par threes, strategic and stunningly beautiful freshwater lakes, long holes, short holes, and more complete the package. This par-70 course in nearby Sunset Beach plays to just under 6,700 yards but cavernous bunkers, undulating greens and lengthy par 4s make Oyster Bay a true test of your game... and your fortitude. To learn more or book a tee time, click here.

Thistle Golf Club

The dramatic 27-hole layout reflects its 1815 Scottish heritage with rolling fairways, stacked-sod bunkers and flawless bent-grass greens. Old World architecture, abundant landscape and wildlife surround the lakes, bridges and private homes. The new clubhouse features an authentic Scottish pub with an extensive list of single malts and houses one of the finest private collections of golf memorabilia in the world. Thistle was founded on 12 minute tee times to ensure an enjoyable and relaxed pace of play year round. To learn more or book a tee time, click here.


For additional Ocean Isle Beach golf course information, visit GolfLink.com for a complete list of courses and their stats. 


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The Vacation Guide to the Greatest Golf Courses Near Ocean Isle Beach


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