The Currituck Club. Rolling fairways with bent-grass greens and a sweeping view of Currituck Sound characterize this 18-hole semiprivate championship course designed by Rees Jones. Anchoring the Currituck Club resort community, the course also serves as an Audubon Society Cooperative Sanctuary, which makes it an environmental host for a variety of wildlife. During summer, the club's PGA professionals schedule instructional clinics for adults and juniors of all skill levels. Additionally, Currituck's popular practice facility comprises an 8,000-square-foot putting green and bunker, plus a driving range. Family members of golfers who rent Currituck accommodations have access to beaches, lighted tennis courts, a fitness center, five swimming pools, biking and walking trails, and a valet trolley service. 619 Currituck Clubhouse Dr., Currituck, North Carolina, 27927. 252/453–9400;

Sea Scape Golf Links. Winds from the nearby ocean and sound make this short links course an unexpected challenge, while sand dunes and a maritime forest provide a serene setting. The course, which opened in 1965, was designed by Art Wall, a Masters champion. It's kept in good condition and features some tricky par 3s and dogleg par 4s. It offers a satisfying round to all levels of ability. 300 W. Eckner St., Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 27949. 252/261–2158;