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4.3
374 Reviews (374)
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
92.2%
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344 out of 374 reviews
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4.4
17 Reviews (17)
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4 Stars
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Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
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16 out of 17 reviews
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4.3
69 Reviews (69)
5 Stars
32
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Style Links
Par 71
Length 6126 yards
Slope 128
Rating 70.2
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Nags Head Golf Links
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 6126 yards 70.2 128
Championship (W) 71 6126 yards 75.8 139
Blue 71 5717 yards 68.2 123
Blue (W) 71 5717 yards 73.9 133
White 71 5354 yards 66.7 114
White (W) 71 5354 yards 72.1 129
Ladies 71 4415 yards 63.5 104
Ladies (W) 71 4415 yards 66.3 112
Scorecard for Nags Head
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 70.2/128 W: 75.8/139 292 516 126 349 513 147 373 360 359 3035 173 349 431 513 317 221 344 160 583 3091 6126
Blue M: 68.2/123 W: 73.9/133 264 496 110 329 490 128 360 341 343 2861 130 326 411 494 293 202 310 145 545 2856 5717
White M: 66.7/114 W: 72.1/129 246 470 110 312 457 115 324 325 329 2688 112 306 395 463 273 183 282 130 522 2666 5354
Red M: 63.5/104 W: 66.3/112 211 414 109 260 401 109 292 292 277 2365 109 212 290 382 213 133 191 98 422 2050 4415
Handicap 13 3 17 11 1 15 7 9 5 16 8 2 6 12 10 14 18 4
Par 4 5 3 4 5 3 4 4 4 36 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 5 35 71

Course Details

Year Built 1987
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent L93 Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Jerry Turner Bob Moore (1988)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

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Reviews

4.3
374 Reviews (374)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
19th Hole Scenic Views 25
Brunch 8
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 59
Narrow Fairways 53
Forced Carries 38
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 50
Advanced Golfers 40
A Weekend Splurge 25
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 29
Worth the Drive 20
At a Resort 17

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I finally played this course after many years. I was very disappointed in the quality and condition. It is a short and very tight layout. It seemed like they didn’t have enough land to build a course there but they did it anyway. Women may enjoy the course but it wasn’t what I like in a golf course. They said the course was in great shape but the greens were recently aerated and the tee boxes were awful. Practice facilities were not very good either.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented On 05/17/2019

Thank you for your review! We apologize that our course conditions didn't meet your expectations and that you didn't enjoy the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your feedback and we hope you'll give us another try in the future!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Play This Course

From the friendly greeting at the bag drop ... to the club attendent cleaning my clubs on the parking lot, and certainly the beautiful golfing experience in-between, Nags Head Golf Links was wonderful. Each hole offered a challenge, as well as breathtaking water views. The Par 71, 5717 yards — from the Blue Markers — can play much longer when the ocean breezes kick-in, especially on holes when you’re hitting directly into the wind.
The greens were on the small scale; recently “punched,” which was the only disappointment I had — many of the greens could have used more sand.
If ever in the area, however, you need to play this course. It willl certainly make you and your game feel better. It’s a “feel good” course all the way.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/10/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Fine round

Great weather and great course. Course was in good shape, short but very challenging. Got a great golfnow price. Pace of play was good, really enjoyed the holes with the sound view. The staff in the pro shop was on the phone when I checked in and didn’t seem to want to be bothered? Only issue though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
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Commented On 05/01/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your feedback on our staff and we hope to have you back again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Track

I played this course before in the wind and it was brutal. Today the weather was beautiful and we had a great time. Course is in great shape and pace of play was terrific on the front nine. At $37 this is a super value in the OBX.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/01/2019

Fantastic! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions and that you found us to be a good value. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Nags Head!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

The course was in excellent condition considering that it is still early spring. The greens were quick and true and the rest of the course was in very good shape as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/01/2019

Terrific! We're glad that our course conditions met your expectations and that you enjoyed our greens. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Shot makers course

Very good course. Greens were perfect and fast. It was windy as I am sure it is most of the time. It is very short but you have to hit your spots or you are in trouble. Enjoyed the challenge.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/19/2019

Great! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Very nice course

Very nice course. Unfortunately it was very windy the day we played so it was not as enjoyable as we would have liked. Beautiful view along the sound!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/26/2019

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course despite all the wind. We can't wait to have you back again soon for your next round at Nags Head!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Used cart

Beautiful day on a nice course

A great spring day. Even with the grass coming out of dormancy, they had everything mowed nicely and fairway lies were nice and you could spin the ball into the greens. The greens were in fantastic shape and putted very well and very true. I was amazed at how a couple of holes that were damaged by hurricane Michael last fall have recovered. Kudos to the staff to get that mess cleaned up and make it like it never happened.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 04/19/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course conditions met your expectations and we appreciate your kind words about our staff. We hope to have you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Early Spring

Not bad but fairway grass hasn't come up yet. Greens were nice though

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/09/2019

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your round with us and that our greens met your expectations. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Nags Head!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Nags Head

Driving accuracy is the name of the game. I used my 3 or 4 hybrid on most tee offs I left my driver in the bag except for the 18th hole. Wind was the issue throughout the round and water eventually was my downfall. I would have scored better had it not been for multiple water balls. I still enjoyed the round and recommend playing this course if you're in the area.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/04/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We appreciate your review and we hope to have you back again soon for your next round!

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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Nags Head

The staff was terrific! Great challenge for a short course. Beautiful scenery right on the water

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/11/2019

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're also pleased that our staff left a great impression on you. We look forward to having you back again soon for your next round with us!

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

First time

Enjoyed the layout . My 10 year old son had a blast . I will play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 03/05/2019

Awesome! We're pleased that both you and your son enjoyed our course and the challenge of our layout. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you both back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/04/2019

Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Reliable Good Golf

For a winter golf outing, we had a great time!
Course is in very good condition with work on some holes to keep conditions up to standard.
Bunkers maintained and greens predictable.
Don't pass it up if you get a chance to play it!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 01/02/2019

Excellent! We're glad that you enjoyed your round with us. We appreciate your review and we look forward to having you back again soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 12/16/2018

Outstanding! Glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Thanksgiving

We get together every year at Thanksgiving and this course is one of the items on the "must do" list. Several holes on the ocean and always has wind on the course. Lots of diversity and a godd challaege

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/22/2018

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course and the challenge it presented. We're honored that you consider us a must do and we can't wait to have you back again soon at Nags Head!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Great layout in excellent conditions, fast greens. Very friendly staff. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/14/2018

Excellent! We're thrilled that you enjoyed our course conditions and the challenge of our layout. We're also glad that our staff left a great impression on you. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Nags Head!

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from Nags Head Golf Links on 10/12/2018:
Great! Glad you enjoyed your time with us!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was in great shape, had a great round on a great day. Would refer to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from Nags Head Golf Links on 10/12/2018:
Fantastic! We're thrilled that our course conditions met your expectations and that you had a great round with us. We can't wait to have you back again soon at Nags Head!
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