215 West Side Ln, Powells Point, North Carolina 27966, US
(252) 491-4220
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About Kilmarlic Golf Club

The Kilmarlic Golf Club is one of the anchor courses of North Carolina's beautiful Outer Banks. As a former host of the North Carolina Open in 2004 and 2009, the course is kept in tournament condition. It also includes a four-hole short course from 27 to 45 yards. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom Cottages at Kilmarlic house golf groups looking to stay. Adjacent to the cottages is a lighted putting green and the Westside Athletic Club with 8 tennis courts, swimming pool, fitness facilities, complimentary yoga classes and an outdoor basketball court. The Black Tartan Tap Room serves burgers, signature sandwiches and salads to hungry golfers.

Facts

Price Range$$$
Property Class★★★★
Acres605
Year Opened2002
Number of UnitsLess than 100

Amenities & Services

RestaurantsBar, Casual
Practice FacilityYes

Rules

Is the resort pet friendly?No
Is resort stay required for a tee time?No

Golf courses at Kilmarlic Golf Club

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4.4
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Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Great place to play

Kilmarlic is a must if you are playing golf in the Outer Banks. A beautiful course, challenging layout, and a great staff!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

OBX Fav

My personal favorite course for every Outer Banks trip

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course!!

Awesome course.. Great value for the money. Friendly staff. Definitely on the list to play in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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First Time Playing

Not worth the money

Might be due to weather, maybe the season, but course was WET! Water on fairways, very soft fairways, greens missing spots. Had fun, wasnt unplayable by any means, just needs work. Got a discount play at $81.00 through golf now but dont know if its worth that. Nice club house, seemed like nice housing on course, but play was little less than desired. Carts delivered as soon as we arrived, and very friendly staff on start. Kilmarlic is a name I regarded as High End and Perfect, but this trip didnt meet it. Maybe COVID maybe just weather, at $60 id play again, but anymore Ill try elsewhere. Check reviews closer to date for conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

love this course

Play this course ever time im on OBX and I hate 12 always bogey..

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout Great customer service

This is a beautiful course with lots of challenges, but yet is a fair course. When you do get into trouble it is deep trouble. The layout is very nice, with no two holes alike. Its not a grip it and rip it course. I'd definitely play it again and agian.

Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Back 9 was spectacular

Great parkland corse, somewhat wide to spray a bit. Really enjoyed my round.

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 30
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This course has gone downhill

While on vacation in the Outer Banks, I played Kilmarlic with my friends twice. I had remembered this course as being one of the finest In the Outer Banks area. I'm just not impressed anymore. Many areas are burned out, making it much harder to hit your ball off of burned, hard ground. Most of the sand traps have either little or no sand in them, which is very annoying. Then there's the greens...really in mostly bad shape, with weeds and muddy areas, just not even close to befitting a top grade golf course. Now, if they charged a fair amount of money to play there, it would be different, but they are still wanting high tee time fees. Not likely I will be going back any time soon

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need work/Fairways cleaned up

The greens had chickweed throughout most greens. Most fairways had clumps of grass clippings that were not cleared. Disappointing for a high value course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Crabgrass growing in the greens,greens not in the best shape.No ball washers.Too much money per round and not enough ammenities.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Bag drop was well managed and friendly welcome. Starter was very helpful and professional. Tap Room 19 hole was over the top. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Visually intimidating, fun, a little weird, odd routing

This is an interesting course and worth a play. Fairways were in fantastic condition, greens were hit-and-miss. Bunkers, not really all that good. Most holes look frightening off the tee and often so from the fairway: tall grasses, lurking hazards, bunkers, trees. However, it's not quite as hard as it looks, as the greens are huge and pretty accessible.

The weirdest thing about this course is the routing, which is affected by being laid out among bogs and subdivision plots. But the fact that the designer only designed two courses explains some of it, too--Nos. 2 and 11 are twin par 3's played side-by-side. Holes are spread far apart and it's hard to keep track of where you are on the course. For example, from 9th green you pass 5th tee, 4th green, the clubhouse, 1st tee, the driving range and finally you're on 10.

What's cool is all the holes pretty much stand alone. What's not so cool is there are a few too many risk/reward gimmicks, such as the C-shaped 12th short par 5, which actually plays shorter than the severe dogleg par 4 4th. Obviously, walking is pretty much out of the question.

Overall a good/fun challenge. Like many OBX courses, very expensive, but I played midday and not only was the price lower, but there were very few others on the course, making for a nice quick pace.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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