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

Reviews

4.5
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens need work

The course layout is great. The greens need a lot of work.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good day

Staff is always friendly and helpful. Fairways were in good shape. The greens were recovering from maybe a disease, but weren’t bad. What made the greens role inconsistent is the lack of care fellow golfers take on repairing the pitch marks. The bunkers are in need of new sand and weeding. This might sound like a bad review and it’s not. The course is a good course to play. It just needs a little TLC.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course but the Greens Need Help

Overall, the course is very nice with some interesting holes. I’d have rated it higher but the greens were in mediocre shape, This is mostly because many players don’t repair their divot marks (we came across quite a few today with a relatively early tee time). This lack of courtesy and respect for the course has taken its toll on the greens. I’’d gladly play it again and hope the greens keepers can repair some of the damaged areas from today as well as days past.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Love this course

$125 is a little more than I like to pay, but we decided to do it and we were glad we did. Friendly staff, great conditions. Loved the layout. Greens were smooth and rolled true. Fairways were beautiful as were the tees. Very nice clubhouse and pro shop. Some of the bunkers need work but still playable. Will definitely play this gem again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, terrible bunkers

Played the course during our beach trip. Course was in great condition, had a nice layout but pace of play and bunkers were terrible. Their website said a round should be 4 hours 15 minutes with a Marshal monitoring. But we’re wet on pace for a 4 hour 45 minute round. Constantly waiting on the group in front of us and no marshal. We had to skip the 18th hole because 1 in the group had to get back for a dinner reservation. For a course by the beach the bunkers were terrible. Some hard or muddy. Others with weeds and the faces not managed properly. A ball should not plug on the face.
Otherwise very pretty views and some wildlife. We would play again. Course is cheaper to book directly through course than even a hot deal on here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Not worth it

Kilmarlic, like seemingly every other golf course in the OBX area, cost considerably more to play at $120. For that money, my expectations are to find a well maintained country club style course with fairways and greens in excellent condition, groomed bunkers, etc. Instead, we found what amounted to a municipal golf course with many of the greens in poor condition. What was worse, several of the hole locations were put directly in the areas where the greens weren't in good condition, Bottom line, Kilmarlic isn't worth your time or money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pretty good day - vacation golf

Great course, great challenge and glad they are getting relief from the rain. Great guy in the shop said 11 inches of rain in 3 days. We had some wet areas on cart path and 90 degree rule today but nothing that will ruin your day. Some under repair areas that we played free drop from, no biggy. Love that you hit driver on mostly every hole even the 2 or 3 extreme dogleg holes. Great par 3 and back 9 is fun with 3 par 3 and 3 par 5. Par 5 aren’t super long even on a wet day.
I can see why most prefer this place over any other in OBX. Awesome bridges on the back thru the woods. The Loblolly pine forest to be exact.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

This is a great course. I played from the tips and it was challenging, but doable. Visually intimidating in places, but generous in the fairways. It was in good shape considering the recent rain.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best course in the OBX area

Love the layout! The staff was friendly and helpful. Strongly recommend playing this course. I will be back for sure!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent!

Brian and everyone else were super friendly and the course was excellent. Will be back again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in poor condition. Thin, dried out fairways and tee boxes. Greens were OK. It was one of my OBX favs but not this year and over priced for the condition.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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