OUTER BANKS, N.C. (October 30, 2012) - While Hurricane Sandy continues to impact the East Coast and some parts of the Outer Banks were affected by sustained wind and rain, the area's golf courses report no damage and are back open for play.
In fact, Kilmarlic Golf Club and The Carolina Club welcomed golfers on Tuesday (October 30), while The Currituck Club, Nags Head Golf Links and The Pointe Golf Club had some minor clean up and plan to reopen on Wednesday (October 31).
"The Outer Banks and its people are very resilient," said life-long resident Bryan Sullivan of Kilmarlic Golf Club and Outer Banks Golf Association. "We are open for golf again."
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Best known as host site of the North Carolina Open in 2004 and 2009 and ODU/Outer Banks Collegiate golf tournament, Kilmarlic is nestled among 605 acres of maritime forest and sprawling wetlands. The course meanders through canopies of giant oak, pine and dogwood and features 15 acres of coastal ponds and lakes creating scenic natural hazards.
Located 10 miles north of Kilmarlic, the "locals' choice" for great golf on the Outer Banks is The Carolina Club, which features superb bent grass greens and a picturesque par-3 island green. Five sets of tees and strong ocean breezes allow golfers to match their game to the challenge, ensuring that all skill levels will have an enjoyable time.
Designed by world-renowned architect Rees Jones on the northern end of the barrier island, Currituck Club stretches across nearly 7,000 yards of diverse coastal terrain, including towering sand dunes, wetlands, maritime forests and soundside shoreline. Golf Magazine awarded the course a coveted spot on its list of "Top 10 You Can Play."
Nags Head, designed by Bob Moore on the southern end, is another true, Scottish, links-style course nestled into the natural, windswept environment of the Outer Banks. Sand dunes, wild sea grasses and rugged coastline create holes that Golf Digest labeled as "among the most beautiful in the eastern United States."
As the last course on the mainland before crossing the Wright Brothers Bridge, The Pointe is recognized as one of the area's most player-friendly and best conditioned golf courses, making it a "must play" on any Outer Banks vacation.