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The Mainland & Knotts Island

Reflecting an envied, slower-paced lifestyle, Currituck County’s rustic mainland offers discovery of its own. Both sides of the highway tempt with mom-and-pop produce stands and large farm markets with fresh seasonal produce and seafood. Roadside vineyards, upscale beach shops, a funky gift shop here, an equestrian center there, roadside attractions abound. Towns like Moyock, Grandy, Powells Point and Coinjock hold gems as well. Monster truck fans nationwide flock to the Digger’s Dungeon complex, where native-son Dennis Anderson’s Grave Digger is displayed. Sprinkled in the mainland mix are six golf courses including a Top 100 pick in NC, and accommodations from quaint hotels and camping to simple soundfront lodging.

Whether passing through, overnighting or day-tripping, discover the Currituck mainland.

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On the Mainland

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Golfer’s Dream

Most come to the Currituck Outer Banks for ocean waves and sand castles, yet for some it wouldn’t be a vacation without water hazards and sand traps. Golfers can play six distinct courses here, including two — Kilmarlic Golf Club and The Currituck Club (pg. 9) — named Top-100Courses in North Carolina. Kilmarlic’s Director of Golf Bryan Sullivan comments on the rankings: “People are realizing we’re every bit as special as Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head.” The Tom Steeledesigned Kilmarlic, sitting on 605 acres of maritime forest and wetlands, hosted the North Carolina Open in 2004 and 2009.

The Carolina Club This course is a “Locals’ Choice” for a fun day of golf. Groomed for the pro but friendly for all players, this 7,000yard, par-72 course ensures all skill levels will have an enjoyable time. 127 Carolina Club Dr. Grandy, NC 27939 252-453-3588 www.thecarolinaclub.com

Holly Ridge Golf Course This 5,600-yard, par-71 course is located just over the bridge on the Currituck mainland. LPGA Major Champion Cathy Johnston-Forbes uses the grounds to conduct individual and group lessons. 8818 Caratoke Hwy. Harbinger, NC 27941 252-491-2893 www.hollyridgeobx.com

Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...

Currituck OBX Visitors Guide  

Relax in the tucked-away paradise of Currituck's Outer Banks, North Carolina. Home of the legendary Corolla Wild Horses and beach driving o...