Posted on 7/25/2016

How to Get From Your Topsail Rental to Tee Time in 3 Easy Steps


Did you know that getting from your Topsail Island vacation rental to the your tee time is as easy as 1, 2, 3? It is! Three simple steps take you from your door to the golf course in a matter of minutes.

Golfing adventures abound during your stay in Topsail, so you'll have plenty of choices when it comes to fabulous golf courses to make your rounds. All of our golf courses are located off of Topsail Island but right on the nearby mainland, so they are very close and convenient. Topsail area golf courses offer a nice variety of play for all skill levels and each course has its own unique character. That means you'll have to book a few rounds to get the full golfing experience here. 

Are you ready to tee it up? Okay! Here's what you need to know.


1. Explore your options and choose your Topsail area golf course.

With challenging greens, interesting water hazards, and stunning Carolina scenery to surround you, your Topsail area golf outing promises a day of fun-filled sport and adventure no matter which golf course you choose. With everything from public courses to country clubs, you'll find the variety of options sure to please. Try one or try them all!
Take a look at our local Topsail area golf courses at the end of this post to see which best suits you. 

2. Make your tee time in person, by phone or online.

Depending on your preference and the accommodations of each Topsail golf course, you'll have a variety of ways to book your tee time. We recommend doing so as to avoid a busy day on the links or too long of a wait. Maybe you prefer to stop by the course in person to check it out and then make your tee time while you're there. Or perhaps you'd rather call and talk to someone about a day on the course and see what's available at the same time. Or just maybe you're the type of person who likes to look online for what you need to know and book your tee time from there.

Whichever way you choose, you're well on your way to great day of golf in beautiful coastal Carolina. 

3. Grab your golf clubs (or rent some) and hit the links.

Some of our courses are right over the bridge from Topsail Island and some are closer to a 30-minute drive. No matter which Topsail area golf course you choose, you'll be happy to know that you are heading out for a memorable day on the tees and greens.

All you need to do now is grab your clubs, load up your car and drive to your golf destination of choice. No golf clubs? No problem! You can rent some when you arrive at the golf course.

That was pretty easy, right? Now here comes the hardest part. Look at our list of Topsail Island golf courses and decide where you want to go. Then follow those three easy steps listed above. A day of golf is well within your sites. Enjoy! 

Golf Courses Near Topsail Island:


  • Belvedere Plantation Golf & Country Club, Hampstead NC: The golf course at Belvedere has certainly evolved since its conception in the 1970’s. Belvedere now features a rare combination of six par threes, seven par fours, and five par fives to achieve a par of 71. Located in coastal Hampstead, NC, the front nine takes you out toward the Intracoastal Waterway and back toward the clubhouse; the back nine ventures you inland and then back toward the Clubhouse – forming a giant figure 8 without any parallel fairways.
  • Castle Bay Country Club, Hampstead NC: Located just off coastal highway, US-17 in Hampstead, NC, Castle Bay is a challenging, Scottish links style 18-hole championship course. Although there are no trees on the course, there are the typical links hazards of tall bunkers, water, and waste areas. True to the tradition, the course demands excellent shot placement on almost every hole.
  • North Shore Golf Course & Country Club, Sneads Ferry NC: Nestled like a sleeping giant along the Intracoastal Waterway the beautiful North Shore Country Club offers the perfect combination of natural beauty and challenging play. Majestically blending the game to its surroundings, architect Bob Moore offers both the novice golfer and seasoned player an enjoyable and challenging experience. This puts North Shore on the must-play list when visiting the Topsail Island area. When creating the design for North Shore, Moore was able to make use of the many natural areas found on the property and incorporate them in a layout that harmonizes with the natural beauty of the coastal marshes of Eastern North Carolina. The inland holes offer a retreat from the prevailing sea breeze and are bordered by tall pines offering a distinctly different look and feel.
  • Olde Point Golf & Country Club, Hampstead NC: The Olde Point Golf & Country Club was built in 1974 and opened to the public in 1975. Jerry Turner, the golf course designer, made use of the rolling terrain, wooded areas, lakes and streams to build a scenic and challenging course. Olde Point has matured into a beautiful 18 hole course with Bermuda fairways and Paspalum greens. 
  • River Landing Country Club, Wallace NC: Having partnered with nationally acclaimed architect Clyde Johnston of Hilton Head, South Carolina, River Landing has become the home of two Top 50 Courses in North Carolina. Through Johnston’s incredible vision of the remarkable land given to him at River Landing, he carved out a masterpiece of two 18-hole golf courses. His designs take full advantage of the natural beauty of our eastern coastal plain region, including scenic lakes, lush woodlands and the Northeast Cape Fear River.
  • Paradise Point Golf Course at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville NC: The Paradise Point Golf Course is located on Brewster Boulevard approximately two miles past the Naval Hospital. The golf course was designed by George Cobb, a world renowned golf architect and former Marine. Paradise Point Golf Course has two golf courses, the Scarlet and the Gold. The Scarlet is an 18 hole course with par of 70. The Gold is an 18 hole course with par of 72. Also available are two driving ranges, one green grass and the other covered with 20 bays. There are three putting greens and a practice field on the premises.
  • Porters Neck Plantation & Country Club, Wilmington NC: Porters Neck Country Club's Tom Fazio golf course has been named the "#1 Coastal Course" in North Carolina by Golf Digest magazine, and has been included in their exclusive list of "Top 500 Courses."  The beautiful 18-hole coastal course is consistently maintained to the high standards and was designed to accommodate the casual golfer and to challenge the seasoned professional. Golfers also enjoy generous practice facilities and on-site Pro Shop.
  • Rock Creek Golf & Country Club, Jacksonville NC: This is a beautiful well-designed 18-hole golf course. Convenient to the beaches and just a short drive from Interstate 40 and historic New Bern, Beaufort and Wilmington, Rock Creek has emerged as one of the area's most popular golfing destinations both with locals and those vacationing in the area. Designed by Jerry Turner and Associates, Rock Creek boasts an 18-hole, 7102-yard, par 72 championship golf course featuring North Carolina's first Jensen Dwarf greens.


What's your favorite golf course in the Topsail, North Carolina area? 


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