Carolina Pines Golf and Country Club showcases the beauty of the Neuse River winding through the championship 18-hole, par 72 course. About 10 miles east of New Bern off U.S. Highway 70 E, the course offers such treats as par 5 Hole 15 atop a cliff overlooking the Neuse River, and...more about Carolina Pines Golf and Country Club
Eastern North Carolina is one of the nation's top destinations for golf, and that popularity shows on the public and private country clubs dotted throughout and around New Bern, NC. Many of the area's well-groomed courses and country clubs offer challenging hazards, fast Bermudagrass and a professional onsite to help improve your game. Whether walking or riding a golf cart to play your 18 holes of golf, typically ranging in cost from $18 to $55, you'll find that most clubs offer a "19th hole" to relax and dine on freshly grilled favorites and cool off with an ice cold beverage.
Whether it’s a water hazard or a water feature, there’s no doubt that a town surrounded by two rivers would have courses inspired by the Trent and Neuse River. Water is in play as part of the view and the challenge at Carolina Pines Golf and Country Club, while other courses take advantage of New Bern’s native marshlands and forests.
Golf pros can help your game at most of the courses surrounding New Bern. This is particularly handy at the driving range or when trying to navigate a course like the Emerald Golf Club, which keeps its course fresh and challenging by offering differing grasses, as well as several options for teeing off.
If you want to spend and afternoon on the links but you have a non-golfer in your group, you may want to spend the day a club like Quaker Neck in Trenton. Although it’s a little off the beaten path, this club offers a Olympic-size swimming pool and a boat ramp. Riverbend Golf and Country Club in New Bern also offers the area’s largest outdoor pool, as well as tennis courts and a grill, while Carolina Pines Golf and Country Club boasts a waterfront lounge and patio that serves lunch and dinner.
Like most golf courses, carts are available for rental with each game. However, some country clubs only allow members to walk the course so make sure you call ahead of time to understand the specific cart rental policy for each club.
No major or professional tournaments are held in the New Bern area but there are always several charity events in the works. From helping Wounded Warriors to the homeless, check the pro shop at your golf course of choice for the latest information on upcoming golf tournaments.
Golf courses in surrounding areas can also be found in Havelock, Morehead City, Cape Carteret, Atlantic Beach and Beaufort.