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3.0
109 Reviews (109)
5 Stars
4
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
25
2 Stars
19
1 Stars
42
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.4
Layout
3.4
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.0
Amenities
2.6
65.6%
Recommend this course
51 out of 109 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
6 Reviews (6)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.7
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.3
Value
4.0
Layout
3.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
4.2
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 5533 yards
Slope 122
Rating 67.5
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Holly Ridge Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1992
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Shirts and appropriate attire required. Bathing suits, tank tops/muscle shirts are not proper attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.0
109 Reviews (109)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 18
Narrow Fairways 8
This course/club is great for:
Beginners 19
Locals 15
Walkers 15
This Course's Location is:
Near Local Attractions 11
Convenient to the City 8

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Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Call ahead

Went in with 9:00 o clock set up on Golfnow and they basically said they don’t use it and you have to “wait till a spot is open” after your tee time if you want to play. Would definitely call ahead but not a bad short course for the money .

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Affordable Golf in the Outer Banks

I spent a week in the Outer Banks and wanted to play a few rounds of golf. We stayed in a cottage near the Wright Brothers Memorial, so I googled several local courses. Most were $60 to $90 per round, but Holly Ridge GC in Harbinger was only $49 with a cart, $37 to walk. The reviews were not appealing, but I gave it a shot.

I walked and thoroughly enjoyed the course layout, good greens, and the friendliness of the pro shop staff. The fairways were rough in spots, but very playable. I get very appreciated and with the walking deal, I opted to play 2 more times that week. With a relatively flat layout, the course was very walkable.

The course isn’t very long , 5500 yards from the tips, but several holes were challenging with water hazards on a number of holes.

I will certainly go back when I’m in that area again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Friendly and Quaint

Really good bang for the buck course! All the others I played throughout the week were packed, so this was a very welcome change of pace. We were able to hang out and golf, without feeling rushed, and for the price it was perfect! The staff was very friendly. Thanks to everyone at Holly Ridge!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good course for first time playing

This was a good course; everything dormant; not great fairway grass. Putting was okay. Lots of water! Didn't like the power-lines running through several holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

did not accept my golfnow booking

I was turned away at che ckin and told they do not honor golfnow bookings

I dema.d a full refund

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

A Course to Check in on Again

This course was a welcome surprise for me. While there is still a lot of improvements I would like to see come to the course, I was left with a positive experience. The staff was friendly, the price fair, and the experience pleasant for someone who doesn't play a lot of golf. After several rough years, I was pleasantly surprised by how the greens have improved over the past couple of years. While I would love to see the greens a little greener, and the entire course to be in a bit better shape, I would recommend the course for anyone who is looking for a good time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

pleasantly surprised

have played here before as it is cheap place to play when vacationing at OBX. looks like they have spent some money to fix it up. biggest change was they have a lighted driving range, with targets and distance flags. open late, i was there at 10 pm. greens looked better, looks like they added bunkers and refurbed existing ones. i have always thought it is a fun layout, some easy holes and some tough ones. play there every time we vacation there.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Having not played here in awhile, was pleasantly pleased at the improvements. Still great staff and value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0

Very challenging short course

This golf course is greatly improved after a few years of neglect. New management is investing in greens, new bunkers and lots of other improvements. Course conditions are getting better all the time. This is a good value and will challenge all golfers regardless of ability. I highly recommend it. Don’t expect flawless turf right now. Play the ball down and you will face a great test. If you can score anywhere around par, you have really done something special. How many 5500 yard courses can you say that about? I would bet any single digit handicapper that they can’t break 80 their first time playing this course.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Previously Played

Horrible Overall Golf Experiences

I played with my 9 year old son, the course is complete and utter trash, the greens are bumpy and more rough than Velcro, the fairways are very unfair, the rough is just dirt, the T box is just crabgrass, overall just a trash golf course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Poorly maintained.

If you are looking for a cheap course to just have a few beers and smack some balls around, this one is not as bad as some of the reviews read...... Friendly staff, not crowded, affordable, and a descent layout.
Hopefully a new owner will purchase this course in the near future and re-seed the tee boxes, fairways, and greens...... really not that bad of a course overall, just horribly maintained.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Worth the $10.00

Course is pitiful; especially front nine. It is not worth even the $10.00 special

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Terrible Course

This course is bad shape. The worst course that I have played on in 6 yrs. Don't play the full price to play on this crs. Due to the condition of the course, it should be closed and redone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Don't waste your money

Have played better 10 dollar Pasture fields in north west PA. Just weeds and sand and burned out greens, no restroom on course and the one at the club house was in poor condition (needed cleaning).

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Dog track

This course is in horrible condition and is obviously not taken care of properly. For the price, during peak season, you'd expect better conditions. The fairways hadn't been mowed in ages. I've never played a course where you hit the fairway and still cabs find your ball because the grass is so tall! That happened about 7-8 times during my round. I'd advise paying a little extra and playing a different course that is well kept!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0

Budget golf in OBX

Fine for family outing or some practice. Bunkers need some work. Bermuda greens are pretty slow with not much undulation. Get what you pay for and this is the cheapest place to play in OBX by at least 50%.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Waste of Time!

I booked this course after I read some initial reviews and it was close to where we were staying.
For the $69.00 green fees this course is a joke! They should be at a $10.00 to $15.00 dollar range.
The greens were a combination of regular grass and clover. What they called their sand traps was a combination of dirt and they looked like they had never been maintained. Though they were cutting the fairways on the morning that we played the grass hadn't been cut in weeks.
Bottom line.......don't waste your time at this course!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Not your typical course

We played on a hot deal, 10 bucks, I would play it again for 10 bucks, never full price, I don't think they have a water system, cause it was pretty dried up, very tiny greens, that reminded me of out door carpeting, nice carts, some of the cart paths are concrete, can't figure out why they put the money in the paths instead of the course? Never played a golf course that the 18th hole did not finish at the club house. Very nice staff.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

VERY BAD!

Spending $60 per person to play this course was outrageous. Greens haven't been cut or rolled in weeks it seemed. Fairways have maybe 30% grass. The rest is sand and weeds. Tee boxes were in very poor shape. Multiple groups over 4 people which slowed things way down. I reached almost every par 4 in one shot which shouldn't happen. Next time I come back to OBX I will spend the extra $30 and play a nicer course that has growing grass through the fairways and onto the greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
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