Imagine a golf course so secluded that it can only be reached by passenger ferry or private boat. A short distance from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Wilmington, North Carolina the Bald Head Island Club is a club so golf-oriented, that there are no cars – only golf carts.
In December 2009, half of the course closed, with it completely closing in early January 2010. Golf Course Architect Tim Cate was hired to move the course closer to the original George Cobb design, build in environmental enhancements to have the course better mesh with the island’s natural environment, simplify routine maintenance, and make operational improvements. He partnered closely with the club to rework the golf course to take better advantage of the property’s natural topography and assets.
By May 22, 2010, all 18 holes reopened for play. 10 holes were entirely renovated and the other eight holes were slightly altered to become more playable and more strategic. Every tee, green complex and bunker was newly constructed to modern day standards; many fairways were re-graded and resodded. Finally, a state-of-the-art irrigation system was installed around the greens and in some cases the tees and fairways tying back to the work done in 2005. The course wraps around freshwater lagoons and through a maritime forest.
We feature a modern clubhouse and golf shop with a variety of men’s and women’s apparel and equipment. After your round of golf, enjoy a delicious meal at the club’s restaurant and a refreshing drink in the lounge.