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4.5
904 Reviews (904)
5 Stars
491
4 Stars
313
3 Stars
74
2 Stars
18
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
94.2%
Recommend this course
841 out of 904 reviews
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.4
98 Reviews (98)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.9%
Recommend this course
93 out of 98 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6126 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.2
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Nags Head Golf Links
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Course Details

Year Built 1986
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent L93 Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Turner Bob Moore (1986)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2017 #25)

Reviews

4.5
904 Reviews (904)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
19th Hole Scenic Views 25
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 59
Narrow Fairways 54
Forced Carries 38
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 50
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 26
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 30
Worth the Drive 20
At a Resort 17

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Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Windy weather
Used cart

Great conditions for OBX winter golf.

Overall, the course is in great shape. The greens rolled fairly true. The rough is lower than normal and lays down in its dormant state. Some people me not like how thin their ball may lay in the fairway but I have no problem with that. Bunkers were raked. Tee boxes weren't too beat up with divots. Please fix your ball marks otherwise stay away from this course because it deserves to be maintained to maximize enjoyment for all. I love the water views here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/02/2024

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate your feedback and apologize for any inconvenience caused by the unattended ball marks. We'll make sure to address this issue promptly to enhance the overall experience for all golfers. We're glad you enjoyed the water views and hope to see you on the course again soon.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

This course is beautiful and yet challenging.

This course is short ( perfect for me) and has beautiful layout, lots of water view which adds to the ambiance. It’s off season and the course is well maintained. The staff is friendly and helpful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice layout

First time playing the course, but was able to understand what was needed from tee to green.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play it!!! Great course, Could improve clubhouse

Loved this course! Tight fairways, tighter approaches, water in play a lot, great course condition, quick greens Beautiful layout along water! Clubhouse needs work, friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy Course

Course was in good condition, the wind made it challenging. Best to play from the Blue tees. A short course but some holes were tight & narrow .Being the first time, not having local knowledge , made a few poor club selections off the tee. Did not need to use Driver on some of the shot holes.
Again course was in good conditions, would play it again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful day for golf but breezy

The course was in immaculate condition but plays tough in the breezy conditions( it is a links course though, so expected), a few blind shots will throw you off if your not familiar with the layout but overall a beautiful course, well conditioned and the greens were very nice!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

What a gem!

This was my first time playing here. What a great experience! The staff was unbelievably friendly (everyone from the bartender to the shop pro to the course maintenance individuals). Beautiful views, receptive greens, but plenty of "trouble" to make it interesting! If you can place your shots and not just "bomb away" this course is for you. Play management is essential to score. Try it out! You won't be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Outstanding Course

Everything about our visit was excellent. Friendly staff. Beautiful course, excellent conditions, greens were perfect. Pace of play was great. The views were stunning. Will be back the next time we are on the OBX!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great shape

This course is in great shape tee to green. Greens were receptive to shots so you can really go after pins. You might have to fix an extra ball mark or two because they get a good amount of play being the closest course to the southern half of the Outer Banks. Be warned that if the wind is above 25 mph, the teeth really come out. Wayward shots are heavily penalized as in lost ball. Hole#4 might be the most tricked up. The tee shot is either over the hazard or layup short but It varies 25 yards depending on which side of the fairway you land. Par 4 Hole#12 is a blind tee shot that will make long drivers curse and demands a long second shot up hill that a lot of players may find too challenging. Hole#5. #9 and #18 (2 par 5s and a par 4) are the most scenic in the OBX. The Sound runs along the entire length. Negatives include a limited flight range, modest putting green, and lack of short game practice area. I can get over that. If you can't, the nearest decent facility is The Pointe roughly 30 minutes away. Rates are the 2nd highest around. Currituck club holds that spot and both managed by the same company. I truly enjoy the layout even though it's set within the waterside neighborhood. The homes look kept up. I've never eaten here so I can't comment on food. If you're good with the price and appreciate water views, the shot value is there. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play Everytime on Vacation

This is my favorite OBX course and reccomend when prices are somewhat reasonable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/13/2023

We would love to hear more about your experience on our course. Thanks for golfing at Nags Head Golf Links!

GKA
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Toughest links course that you will ever play...

Toughest links course that you will ever play, especially if it's windy!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 56
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

The only problem was the wedding party and photographer

We had to wait about 12-15 minutes on the 9th tee for a group taking photos. The members in the group behind us were not happy.. The course was in good except the greens were pretty soft, bumpy and slow. Lots of “spike” marks as well. The other members of our group mentioned that they had played a week earlier and the greens had been aerated.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/13/2023

Thank you for leaving a review and providing feedback on your recent visit to our golf course. We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the delay on the 9th tee due to a group taking photos. We appreciate your comments regarding the condition of the greens, and we are sorry for any disappointment caused by the softness, bumpiness, and slow speed.

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