Sports and the Outdoors in Nags Head
Sports and the Outdoors
Nags Head Golf Links. This beautiful, Scottish-links-style course borders Roanoke Sound, which is visible from five holes. Wild sea grass and rolling dunes separate most tees and greens. Coastal winds and a rugged shoreline create one of the area's most challenging courses. 5615 S. Seachase Dr., off Rte. 12, MM 15, Nags Head, NC, 27959. 252/441–8073. www.nagsheadgolflinks.com. 18 holes. 6,126 yds. Par 71. Green Fee: $55/$120. Facilities: Driving range, putting green, golf carts, pro shop, restaurant, bar.
Kitty Hawk Kites. The premier hang-gliding outfitter in the country, Kitty Hawk Kites—in business since 1974—gives beginner dune lessons. The only requirement is that you must be able to run approximately 10 yards; kids as young as 4 and persons with most types of physical challenges can be accommodated. Jockey's Ridge is a favorite spot to learn, and instruction packages start at $99. Those with the gumption can try a high-altitude tandem flight that soars up to a mile high. History buffs can try flying a reproduction of the Wright Brothers' 1902 glider. Kitty Hawk Kites also sells wind toys and gives kayaking, kiteboarding, parasailing, and paddleboarding classes and leads guided walking tours. You can pick up sports gear and sportswear, plus souvenirs. U.S. 158, MM 12.5, 3925 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC, 27959. 800/483–2808; 252/449–2210 Nags Head. www.kittyhawk.com.
Outer Banks Boarding Company. Rent surfboards, sign-up for private lessons, or browse the retail shop at Outer Banks Boarding Company. 103 E. Morning View Pl., U.S. 158, MM 11, Nags Head, NC, 27959. 252/441–1939. www.obbconline.com.
Outer Banks Dive Center. This outfitter has equipment rental, diving instruction, guided offshore charters, and leads off-the-beach dives to shipwrecks. 3917 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head, NC, 27959. 252/449–8349. www.obxdive.com.