Wilmington is a very flat city and has lots of sunshine, which means that it will have great golf courses. Wilmington has a lot more golf courses than you would think; it has golf courses in the city and out of the city and they all have 18 holes. Some of the golf courses are private and some of them are public. I will still go through a list of all the golf courses and let you figure which one you would like to golf at.
Wilmington municipal golf course
First on the list is Wilmington municipal golf course because I feel you get a good game of golf for a great price. If you are not much of a golf connoisseur and just want a place to play with your friends then this course is for you. This course was designed by Donald Ross in 1926 to provide the Wilmington residents with an 18 hole championship course at affordable prices. The course had declined since 1926 but was renovated in 2014 by doubling the greens and restoring the bunkers. The golf cart paths and tee boxes were also restored. For more information on the course visit here.
Beau Rivage Golf & Resort
Located along the Cape Fear River, Beau ravage is an 18 hole championship golf course that has a layout that incorporates wooded hills, rolling dunes, valleys and plenty of water. Beau’s is renowned for its putting greens that are made from a genetically engineered Bermuda grass that is known for its smoothness, speed, and roll. For more information on the course then visit here.
Masonboro Country Club
Masonboro country club is a semi-private golf course which means that you have to buy a yearly membership to play here but you do not have to belong to any neighborhood. Masonboro is an 18 hole, PGA caliber golf course that is located near the Cape Fear River and the Intracoastal waterway which makes it a beautiful golf course to play on. This course was designed by architect Bob Moore who created the course for talented shot makers. If you are not looking to play a full game then Masonboro country club also offers a seven-acre driving range, putting green and short game practice area. The area is staffed with PGA professionals and offers The tavern for breakfast, lunch, and dinner if you get hungry. For more info then check out their website here.
Porters Neck Country Club
Porters neck country club is another semi-private golf course that you have to be a member of to play. Porters neck country club was designed by world-renowned golf architect Tom Fazio and offers 18 holes of wide fairways and strategically placed bunkers. This course was opened in 1991 and was renovated in 2005 by the Fazio group themselves. For more information on this course then visit here.
Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest
Cape fear national is a semi-private club and you need to be a member to play. This course was designed by architect Tim Cate. Cape Fear National is located more inland and is not surrounded by water so the course was designed around a landscape of great forests. The course features 18 holes of wetlands, waterfalls and beach bunkers that is sounded by forest. For more information on the course then visit here.
Magnolia Greens is a public course that offers 27 holes of PGA and USGA quality events. Magnolia Greens is known for being the best family practice course in the area. The course also offers a natural grass driving range and high-quality range balls. Magnolia greens also offer a full golf shop on site in case you need some new gear before you golf. Here is some more information on the course.
If you do not feel like going to a course to pay then you can go to UNCW’S track and field where they offer a free artificial putting green or a chip shot range. There is also a closed down driving range located on Oleander where people still go to practice their swing but you have to bring your own range balls