Castle Bay Country Club
Although it is tucked away just north of Hampstead, Castle Bay Country Club will make you feel as though you've been transported to the British Isles. The golf course offers an authentic Scottish-links design that incorporates the natural wetlands of its coastal Carolina location, giving it a truly unique character. The landscape of rolling dunes is covered with native grasses but completely devoid of trees. Tall sand bunkers are strategically placed throughout and there are also expansive waste areas, both characteristics that are true to its links nature. Water hazards come into play on several holes as well. Accurate shot placement is the key to doing well on this course and just like any seaside links layout, the coastal breezes play a prominent role. Much of the difficulty of the golf course comes from negotiating with the prevailing winds.
|White (W)||72||5793 yards||72.6||131|
|Green (W)||72||5466 yards||72.1||126|
|Red (W)||72||4717 yards||66.6||110|
|Gold M: 71.3/130||356||353||166||589||174||347||432||566||356||3339||387||530||181||398||567||390||199||441||266||3359||6698|
|Blue M: 69.2/125||342||301||157||563||161||328||408||536||345||3141||361||508||157||375||555||377||179||418||257||3187||6328|
|White M: 67.4/117 W: 72.6/131||320||283||133||549||152||320||381||483||333||2954||342||467||139||351||437||339||168||370||226||2839||5793|
|Green M: 65.5/107 W: 72.1/126||310||270||128||509||141||308||315||462||323||2766||324||455||124||334||430||323||160||335||215||2700||5466|
|Red W: 66.6/110||258||253||108||391||126||219||287||406||241||2289||312||390||103||278||404||293||129||327||192||2428||4717|
Photo submitted by pmaru77 on 04/29/2019
Approach Shot to 4th Green Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 01/04/2019
Number 6 Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 01/04/2019
9th Green Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 01/04/2019
18th Hole Photo submitted by TheGolfinGuy on 01/04/2019
Photo submitted by u000001816724 on 07/29/2015
Course was in great condition. The only thing is that just resurfaced the greens. So they were rough.
Good value for the price. Greens were in pretty good shape. Landing areas in fairways were ample. Would play again when in the area.
Course is tight but fair, come here every year to
Play and this gem will be on schedule.
Most Bang For Your Buck In The Area
What a great place to play. Short drive from Topsail and worth the $50 to play. Fairways were in great shape & greens were rolling well. The practice greens rolled exactly like the course which. Only downside is the bent greens were taking a pounding in the summer & people were not fixing ball marks. If you are playing in hot summer months, the earlier you can get out the better.
The clubhouse is all your need to be successful. Do check out merchandise - may items were 15-20% below what an unbranded shirt or hat would be at retail such as golf galaxy.
Great place to play, look forward to coming back.
Could not have played a nicer course. Absolutely wonderful.I can not say one bad thing about the course.
I played the blue tees which was around 6300 yards. It was a good test and required using most all the clubs. It was fair test of golf skill. My recommendation is to play the course if you are in the area !
Hidden Gem but not any longer
I live in Durham (2.5 hours away.) I wanted to play golf and go to the beach, which would be a perfect day and it was. I booked a round on Tuesday at 12:25 at Castle Bay GC through GN. Never played at Castle Bay before. Teed off on time and even though it was hot, there was a gentle breeze that kept the round moving along. The fact that there were not any groups of 3s or 4s in front of me allowed me to play the course in about 3 hours and that was taking my time and enjoying the course. , I will be back.
What a hidden gem; what a great golf course, layout wise and condition wise. Hats off to the grounds crew and the staff at CBGC.
Great course, slow day
Went out as a threesome on Monday June 17. Course was in great shape, aside from some lazy people not repairing their ball marks on Green. On this particular day there was a best ball tournament that had play backed up. We waited for EVERY SINGLE shot and the round took around 5 1/2 hours. Also the grill is not open on Mondays so our lunch consisted of crackers, a Snickers and a honey bun. Aside from that we loved the course and would gladly return to play again
A Good Day on the Links
We enjoyed a nice day at Castle Bay.
The course was in good condition and pace of play was pretty good-we finished in four hours.
The pro shop, clubhouse and practice facilities are kept in good condition.
The course itself offers open tee shots but presents more challenges at you approach the greens...which were in excellent condition.
Great course for the money.
Course was well maintained and the holes were mostly forgiving. If you hit an average tee shot, you'll be fine. Some holes the penalty for mishits is greater than others, but overall it evens out. Would play again.
Course is in fairly good shape considering the long stretch of dry weather we have experienced. Greens are in great shape, putt true and hold shots. We started early and finished 18 in 3 hours ten mins.
Nice Links Course
It's that time of year again, as area courses are aerating the greens. The course was in good condition, and the greens still putted well, so I would not let the aeration stop you from playing. Some of the tee boxes were a little bare, and dry. Hopefully we'll get some rain soon and they can grow in a little more.
It was not as windy today, but there is always wind at Castle Bay and usually more than 1 club.
I just wish they had a ranger as there were two foursomes in front of us and they drove carts everywhere including close to the greens on the # 7 and # 14 and even the par 3 16th.
Actually shouldn't need a ranger, just a little more respect from the golfers!
Castle Bay - Great Day!
Beautiful course, nice consistent greens, a gentle breeze, perfect day.
I am a Otta towner had a great round of golf, good condition course friendly staff. Course was in great condition which made it a good day! Most Definite will play again!
Monday golf, but behind a tournement
Had a good time and round today, but a little slow due to a tournament. the course staff was great as there were sponsors around.