Currituck Club, Corolla.

Spring has come to the Outer Banks. The sun is out; grass is shedding the browns of winter and turning soft and green; buds are popping out on tree limbs; daytime temperatures are turning mild.

Oh, sure there’s going to be a few hiccups along the way to—Saturday looks unseasonably chilly right now—but there can no longer be any doubt that the seasons have changed.

Now that the weather is improving it’s time to take a look at some of the outdoor activities and one of the most popular on the Outer Banks is golf. With five courses within a half an hour of one another, there is plenty of opportunity to hit the links and enjoy some sunshine and a couple of rounds.

Outer Banks Golf Courses

Currituck Club

Corolla

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, this Rees Jones designed beauty follows the soundside environment of Corolla. Spectacular views from the top of the dune line give way to a walk through a maritime forest. Par 72, 6,885 yards, semi-private.

Duck Woods Country Club 

Southern Shores

The oldest course on the Outer Banks, the well-maintained greens are flanked by mature trees. Clubhouse chefs are some of the best around.

Par 72, 6,589 yards, private with memberships available

SeaScape

Kitty Hawk

 A links style course with dramatic elevation changes offering ocean views. At lowest levels the course passes through a maritime forest.

Par 70, 6,231 yards

Nags Head Links

Nags Head

A true links style course, Nags Head Links parallels Roanoke Sound. Featuring beautiful vistas of the Atlantic Ocean and Roanoke Sound, the course seems a bit short, but the wind can change everything.

Par 71, 6,126 yard 

Mainland Currituck

Kilmarlick Golf Club

Powells Point

Kilmarlic may be the most beautiful course around. Cut through the heart of a maritime forest, playing the course is like a stroll through a beautiful wooded setting. Par 73, 6607 yards.

The Pointe

Powells Point

The Pointe is just a little south of Kilmarlic on the other side of Caratoke Highway. The course is fairly open with a well-deserved reputation for some of the best putting greens around. Par 71 6343 yards.