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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6866 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.1

North Shore Country Club sits along the Intracoastal Waterway, offering holes that play along the ocean as well as some that play inland weaving through coastal marshes and towering pines. The golf course blends seamlessly with the scenic surroundings. Strategically placed bunkers fiercely protect the greens and golfers should also be prepared for some tricky forced carries. The fairways are generous and forgiving though. The course is a fair test but it is especially tough on windy days. The interior, tree-lined holes contrast nicely with the waterfront holes and they have the added benefit of protection from the prevailing sea breezes. North Shore Country Club is a player-friendly layout that both beginners and seasoned players can enjoy, which is why it has become one of the Outer Banks' most popular golfing destinations.

Course Details

Year Built 1988
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Moore (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code No Tank Tops, Undershirts, Cutoffs, or swimwear.

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.4
16 Reviews (16)
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Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Short Drive

Closest course to North Topsail. Course was in fantastic shape. All staff were very friendly. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Best in the area

I was very pleased with this course even though the weather was poor. Had to play in an off and on misty rain which didn’t allow to fully enjoy the entire experience but it’s an excellent course.

The only downside is the price. It’s a pretty steep price tag which borders on unreasonable.

I’ve played nicer courses for less but I still recommend giving it a go if you’re in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Sad to say

I have had the pleasure to play this course many times when it opened. It was one of the best courses I have played. I have bragged about this course many times. But will not now. I have player golf in many places. From Pinehurst to Torrey Pines and Pete Dye Golf trail , Hilton Head, from USA, Mexico,, Brazil, England, Sweden. I have been very fortunate and visited many other golf courses.
I returned to the Jacksonville NC to see family and returned to North Shore after bragging to out of town family. What a let down !!!
The staff was super but the course lacked the value. Cart paths are poor at best and course was not in good condition. If this course is getting plenty of play then the money is not going back into the course. This happened to Greensboro National and now with new ownership it has step up. Very nice track. But. It appears to be a tourist trap and a great location is turning into a mess.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

This was a fun course to play!

We actually played the course 3 times. Walked once and rode a cart twice only because they will not allow walking before 3 PM. Bummer!!

I found the course a fun course that requires driving accuracy to score well but the fairways are wide enough to allow higher handicap player to play without loosing too many balls. Ponds and salt marshes are on many holes and they seem to have a lot of ditches 30 yards before a green!

Price is a little steep but the course was nice.

Only one hole seems ridiculous! #18 is a killer!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course

Nice course and condit ions. Little expensive compared to other courses, but the nicest in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Too expensive!

Course is in great condition, except for the 18th green. Even though the course is in great condition I have played better for less money. For $72 I would expect a bottle of water or wet towel in the cart. I am sure it is priced so high to take advantage of vacationers which kind of screws the locals. They don't offer military discount for active duty dependents. If you're looking for a nice challenging course in the area check out Castle Bay or bear trail for $30 less.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

a great experience

extremely friendly staff, very accommodating, excellent coarse, i would highly recommend this to any player, its the best coarse in eastern north carolina

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very challenging for a mediocre player

Great course and the price was incredible on golf now. The only thing that slowed down the pace was a rainstorm that lasted 7 of the first 9 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

I loved this course

I really enjoyed this course. However, Eric was rude. We tried to replay 9 holes after we finished 18 holes. We were told that 9 more holes would cost $30.00 dollars. We had only paid $ 27.00 dollars for 18 holes on GolfNow .com.We indicated that the website said it would only cost $25.00 for a replay of 9 holes.We were very disappointed with Eric. I would not recommend this course for anyone who would like to play more than 18 holes.

Regards,
John

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Beach course!

A very classy and challenging 18 holes with great views along the North Carolina waterway.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course has great views of coastal areas. Great value and fun to play.

Tee boxes, greens, and fairways were in very good shape. The staff were all very nice. One thing that made the course a little aggravating was locating your ball just in the first cut of rough. The grass was a little high so finding your ball only a few feet out of fairway was sometimes difficult. Again the fairways were in excellent shape and plenty wide so we really should not be in the rough! Overall great value and very good course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course... Only negative is the 18'th hole when playing into the wind is nearly too tough for the average golfer..

Great tee boxes, fairways, and greens.. Wonderful with the Golfnow savings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

A must play course!

This course is in really GR8 shape! It is a challenging and scenic course! The fairways are plush and the greens are fast. I will be playing this course again!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Used cart

Fun Course

Good course for the money paid. Course has a unique layout with plenty of risk=reward holes. Lots of water and a few house so "hit them straight"...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 35
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice layout, very nice course

Well maintained course. Nice practice facility. Good deal for the money.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course Great Scenery

Can't beat North Shore for the money go during a weekday nobody lives near the golf course except on weekends (tourists) and hardly any houses on the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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