|The Front Nine: Maryland To Georgia|
2: Virginia, North Carolina
By Capt. Ken Kreisler — October 2001
Greens fees are $44 with cart Monday through Friday and $54 on weekends and holidays from November 1 to March 15. From March 16 to October 31, fees are $54 weekdays and $65 on the weekends. Phone: (757) 721-3400. www.hellspoint.com. Nearby marinas include Long Bay Pointe Phone: (757) 321-4550, Virginia Beach Fishing Center Phone: (757) 491-8000, Fisherman's Wharf Phone: (757) 428-2111, and Rudee's Inlet Phone: (757) 422-2999.
Greens fees are $47 with cart, $35 walking before 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., it's $37 with cart and $25 walking. After 4 p.m. you'll pay $27 to ride and $19 to walk. Carts are mandatory from Friday through Sunday before noon. Phone: (252) 726-1034. www.nccoastgolf.net/boguebanks. Nearby marinas include the Anchorage Phone: (252) 726-4423 and Atlantic Beach Causeway Phone: (252) 726-6977.
There are also three 18-hole courses at Southport's St. James Plantation that include the award winning P.B. Dye-designed Gauntlet, Hale Irwin's signature Members Course, and the Players Club, laid out by Tim Kate. Each is challenging for every level of golfer. The famed Jimmy Ballard Swing Connection Golf School offers instruction for beginner or pro.
Greens fees with carts are $53 during the off-season and $98 from spring through fall. Phone: (800) 245-3871. www.stjamesplantation.com. The St. James Marina Phone: (910) 253-0463 is right on the premises.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.