Kilmarlic Golf Club

4.4286000000 4.4 stars from 5 (7)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6535 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Kilmarlic Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Shorts are allowed (No cut-offs). Shirts with collars are mandatory. No jeans, no denim. No tank-tops or sleeveless tee shirts
Credit cards accepted: Major credit cards accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6535 yards 72.2 133
Gold 72 6052 yards 70.1 128
White 72 5536 yards 68.2 116
Red (W) 72 4676 yards 67.8 112

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 5.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 7 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

7 out of 7 reviews


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Reviews


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"One of the best courses I've played"


pghjake's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Kilmarlic was certainly one of the best golf experiences I've had in a while. The pro shop employees were very friendly and were very accommodating to changing our tee time. The practice area was in great shape and even had music playing while you were warming up. The course was phenomenal. It was a great challenge that forced you to hit driver on some holes, while others made you think about what to hit off the tee. The greens were quick, but rolled very true. Make sure you get the Kilmarlic Dog at the turn, delicious!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play"


Corey2631031's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

80 degrees in February is hard to beat and when you spend part of your day on a course like this it just doesn't get much better. Even though the Bermuda is dormant you still get great lies and the greens are in great shape. I will return here many more times and I recommend it for anyone who enjoys the game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Gonna be a go to in the area"


mcquainc13's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/23/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Played this for the first time this year, family vacations always in the OBX and have played all the ones on the beach but had not tried any before coming across the bridge. It was well worth the extra few minutes of driving and probably my favorite course in the area. Excellent course conditions, a little short if you are a long hitter (all par 5s are reachable in 2 with decent drives) but I wasn't complaining as well as I scored on the back 9. Caught a little rain at 8,9, and 10 but the course drained exceptionally and you couldn't even tell it had rained within 20 minutes. Pace was great, at 9:30 on a Thursday only a few other groups out.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Would play here again!"


ajr78's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2015
First time playing

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the challenge at Kilmarlic. There are some really interesting holes at this course, set on the sound nearing the Outer Banks. We traveled back to the mainland to play and we were not disappointed. The course was in great shape, the staff was friendly and helpful, and I would recommend playing this course if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting Design"


Dcc0801's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent condition. The staff was friendly but in a forced and robotic way. Good practice facilities. The layout was a little too Mickey Mouse for me but land constraints likely contributed to said design flaws. It was strange to play a par-3 that was longer than one of the par-4's. There is no course on the OBX that is worth a $100+ green fee (including The Currituck Club) and Kilmarlic is no exception. But, overall, Kilmarlic is a fun-albeit tight-course.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course knowledge is a welcome necessity!"


Deza49's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

4 couples played here after a day at Currituck on the OBX. It was an enjoyable round but take note of three things - 1st, choose your tees carefully and don't just go by the yardage - 2nd, know that quite a few holes are cart path only (curbs prevent you from getting to the fairway to get your ball) - and 3rd, be aware that some of the sight lines on the holes can mess with your mind. You almost have to play it more than once to get a feel for where to place shots. The greens are fairly undulating but were in great shape and putted true. I would definitely play here again although it was a little pricey.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice golf experience on the Outer Banks"


bmillerstlouis's avatar
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This is an excellent, though expensive, choice for golf on the Outer Banks.

The driving range and practice green are adequate though not particularly large. The practice green was slower than the course greens on the day we played.

The starter placed us as the third group out, starting on the back 9. We did not have to wait when we came around to the first hole for our second 9.

This is a course that one could benefit from knowledge. The sight lines and knowing which holes have trouble on the back of the hole is critical.

There are some very simple holes here (#1 and #10 are good chances for birdies) but then some ridiculously long par 4s on the front nine (Driver followed by 3 wood to green, Driver followed by 4 hybrid to sand trap.

The course generally plays narrower than it appears because the scrub off the fairway, though not tall, is thick and muddy on the day we played.

I did like that from a strategic standpoint, the golf course usually gives the player a preferred side of the fairway and also a side of the green to miss. For the daring player, there are also some tempting looks that are not usually advisable (first par 5 on the back nine, #11, over the swamp to the green suckered me into an 8 instead of an attempt at birdie or an easy par by laying up short and to the left. Ditto on #18 for a 7) It took me about 9 holes to figure this out, but I lowered my score by 8 shots on the back 9 by playing smarter.

The wind was deceptive and not easily discernible from the ground, particularly on the par 3s, so pay attention to the tall trees before hitting

The greens were slow, but in good shape.

The bunkers have relatively soft sand, so the ball can plug in the walls.

I played from the black tees and felt very challenged (11 index). My partner ( index 24) played from the white tees and had one of his most enjoyable rounds ever. Choose your tee box carefully.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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