Beau Rivage Golf and Resort. This public-access golf course includes its own resort, comprised of 900-square-foot villas overlooking the course. Against the backdrop of Cape Fear (visible from eight holes), the course changes elevation up to 75 feet, challenging players to dance with the wind for accurate placement. A well-equipped practice facility (driving range, chipping and putting area, sand bunkers, rough grass, and putting green) is among a nice group of amenities here. 649 Rivage Promenade, South Metro, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28412. 800/628–7080;