Vacation in the Outer Banks

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Vacation in the Outer Banks

Postby thrillcaptain » Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:52 pm

I'm escaping lovely Ohio, and going to go get sunburned somewhere else for a week. What are some can't miss courses on the way? I"m going with my gf and her parent's so I can't spend the whole week on the course, unfortunately.
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Postby some call me...tim? » Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:31 pm

Can't speak too much on the subject as I live on the opposite side of the country, but I'm originally from back east. The Outer Banks are a great place to visit, but as far as DG goes, you're pretty isolated. NC has a ton of great courses from what I hear, but getting to them from OBX probably would be a hassle. As far as courses to hit along the way, the one course I can recommend with enthusiasm is New Quarter Park in Williamsburg, VA. Not sure the exact route you'd take from Ohio, but the course isn't too far from Hwy. 64 (the main highway that goes to the southeastern part of the state). If that's anywhere close to your route, I HIGHLY recommend stopping by there.
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Postby thrillcaptain » Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:05 pm

I"ll definitely check it out... me and my GF are driving separate so it definitely shouldn't be too much of a problem.

Our route takes us through Charleston, WV, and also past Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Anything there to get excited about?
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Postby MR. WICK » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:57 am

Outer banks is a great vacation spot and excellent for ball golf. However there really aren't any dg courses in the area and it can be a bitch to get off the island sometimes. The coolest thing about outer banks is the Brew Threw (A Drive through package store) you literally drive right into the beer cooler and the dude throws what you want right in the trunk for you. Freekin great. It's really nice this time of year as well. Where are you staying?
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Postby some call me...tim? » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:45 am

I think there's a course in VA Beach, but I don't think it's too remarkable. There's a pretty nice course in Newport News--relatively easy but really nicely set up. But that's pretty close to New Quarter Park, so if you're going to be stopping in that area might as well do NQP (Newport News could be a good warm up/cool down course though).

And yeah, Brew Thru is sweet...definitely a signature of the OBX experience, right along with Wings (all the cheap touristy beach stuff you could imagine) and Kitty Hawk Kites (I don't know if I've ever been in another kite shop, but this one's definitely the coolest). Another cool thing about the area is just the laid back beach-bum atmosphere--you can walk through the grocery store barefoot and nobody even notices. It's also the only place I've ever seen "alcoholic spring water" (no joke). :lol:
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Postby MR. WICK » Thu Apr 26, 2007 11:08 am

If you have four wheel drive it's great as well. Every year about 10 of us rent a house way out in the dunes and go surfing and four wheelin' all week. There are actually wild horses that just hang out in the dunes...pretty cool.
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Postby thrillcaptain » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:40 pm

It sounds like my GF's 16 year old tee-totalling sister is going to have fun with us... We're staying at the Golden Strand on Kill Devil Hills.

So jealous of the 4 wheel drive. I am NOT looking forward to keeping my 6'3" 240 lb. @$$ in a Cavalier for 11 hrs each way, in June, with semi-functioning AC.

Thanks for the tips so far, and more are welcome. This will be my first DG experience out of Ohio, and I can't wait.
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:33 am

I am heading to Myrtle Beach, SC this summer for a week and plan to stop for a night of camping in VA Beach and plan to play here.....
http://pdga.com/course/courses_by_city.php?id=2271
www.bearclaws.org

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Postby some call me...tim? » Fri Apr 27, 2007 9:49 am

That actually looks like a pretty sweet course, and it's the closest one to the Outer Banks, from what I can tell. Nice! Probably about an hour drive, but that's totally doable, especially on vacation time. :D
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Postby ericdmb » Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:35 am

it does look like a sweet course!
hoping to camp for the night and play some rounds there and then head down to MB from there...
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Postby rosdj » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:36 pm

I'm going to be making this trip from Ohio soon, too. I'm assuming you went already, thrillcaptain - did you end up playing anywhere? I won't be stopping anywhere on the way because we'll have a couple of small children with us, but would like to get out and play one day. I saw the Munden Point course listed in the PDGA directory, too, and it does look like the only course that's even remotely close to Outer Banks. Has anyone played that? It looks to be at least an hour drive and wanted to make sure it was worth it. Thanks!
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Postby mshelton » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:49 pm

Eric, definately check out New Quarter park in Williamsburg on your way down. It's a great course, just bring bug spray.
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Postby Lowe » Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:51 pm

I saw the Munden Point course listed in the PDGA directory, too, and it does look like the only course that's even remotely close to Outer Banks. Has anyone played that? It looks to be at least an hour drive and wanted to make sure it was worth it. Thanks!


It's probably longer than 1 hr b/c it's on remote country back roads. If you go, make sure you have a very detailed map!! It's really tough to find the way.

I played Munden Point in April. You can read my review and course details at <http://groups.google.com/group/DG-Course-Reviews>. Look under the VA discussion thread. It's an average course. One hole is really cool.

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Here's the Munden Point info I have:

Munden Point
5458 ft.
DISCatcher baskets

Description: On N. Landing River. Tricky winds, good variety and challenge. #8 is signature hole - 630' onto open peninsula into river. Picnic facilities, rest rooms.

Directions: I-64 East; Indian River Road East (exit 286B), 4.6 miles to slight left on Elbow Road then back on Indian River for 5.7 miles. Right on W. Neck Rd. for 3 miles. Right on Princess Ann Rd. (VA 615) for 8.5 miles. Right on Munden Point Rd. for 0.8 miles. Right on Pefly for 0.1 miles. 1st tee far right middle.

Course Coordinates (Long/Lat): -76.0372,36.5842
Website: http://www.koehlerstudios.com/c/dgfc/mu ... esign3.pdf
Contact: John Koehler
john@koehlerstudios.com
Home: (757) 289-6006
Work: (757) 437-1185

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The closest to OBX is Elizabeth City IF the course is playable. You need to call them to find out. (Pls let me know if it's in play.) Here's the info:

Elizabeth City
Fun Junktion Park

Park Hours:
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Mon - Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Labor Day - Daylight Savings Time: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Winter Hours (Daylight Savings Time- Memorial Day) : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Directions:
In Pasquatank County
64 East. … 17 East past Hertford. Right on Simpson Ditch Rd. Right on Landfill Rd. to Fun Junktion.

Description: They have 18 baskets and 9 were installed, but the course has to be relocated and redesigned. Governmental red tape is slowing up the process. It may be installed in 2005, but the whole project is very uncertain. The original course was designed by Innova, but it is now unplayable.

Contact:
Jeff Simpson, Parks Director
983 Simpson Ditch Road
PO Box 39
Elizabeth City, NC 27907-0039
Tel: 252-337-6600
Cell: 252-339-7933
Email: simpsonj@co.pasquotank.nc.us

http://www.co.pasquotank.nc.us/departme ... nd_rec.htm
Elizabeth City Area Chamber of Commerce <ecacc@datalinkc.com>, Tel: 252-335-4365, www.albemarleedc.com, www.elizabethcitymag.com

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Beyond that your best bet is to drive back to New Bern and play Glenburnie.
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Postby rosdj » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:13 pm

Thanks for the great info. The New Quarter course sounds great, but I don't know that I'll be able to stop on the way. Hopefully, I'll get to play one of them.
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Postby mcoppel » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:24 pm

We played a nice course just outside of TopSail beach, NC. Very nice course in a nice park. A couple long holes also (one over 1000 ft)
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