Golf in New Bern, NC

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. 

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Golf Courses

465 Carolina Pines Blvd.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 444-1000

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

5000 Clubhouse Dr.
New Bern, NC 28562
(252) 633-4440

The Emerald Golf Club welcomes golfers of all levels to a 7000 yard, par 72 course of 18 challenging holes, each uniquely designed by Rees Jones. Water features, sand obstacles and holes planted in differing grasses, most offering variable tee locations, present each hole as one of a kind. The 4th...more about The Emerald Golf Club

Harbour Pointe, 1105 Barkentine Dr.
New Bern, NC 28560
(252) 638-5338

Under new management, Harbour Pointe (formerly Fairfield Harbour) Golf Club opens the 18-hole championship course to the public seven days a week. Greens are planted with Tif Eagle Bermudagrass, and hazards are challenging. Fees for nine or 18 holes include carts. Harbour Pointe offers a pro shop and a driving range. A...more about Harbor Pointe Golf Club

806 Country Club Dr.
Minnesott Beach, NC
(252) 249-0813

Celebrating 42 years in business, Minnesott Golf and Country Club continues to welcome new members to enjoy 18 holes on championship bermudagrass greens. In 6001 yards are sand traps, eight holes with water, large oaks and tall pines, with walking allowed for those preferring time to enjoy the quiet beauty. From New...more about Minnesott Golf and Country Club

241 Country Club Ln.
Trenton, NC
(252) 224-5736

Quaker Neck Country Club, a semi-private course in Trenton, offers 18 challenging holes with weekend fees of $25 with cart, weekdays at $20 or walk anytime for $15. The 6010-yard course is great for family play and has limited practice range and a snack shop. Social dues of $90 monthly for a family...more about Quaker Neck Country Club

94 Shoreline Dr.
River Bend, NC 28562
(252) 638-2819

Although semiprivate, River Bend Golf and Country Club makes the 18-hole, par 71 recently rebuilt course available for public play with reservations up to seven days in advance. Bermudagrass greens, varied terrain, added sand bunkers and sodded fairways give the fine course layout extra appeal. A lighted driving range and putting green...more about River Bend Golf and Country Club

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