New Bern NC Golf Course Communities

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Hello Golfers

My name is Steve Tyson and I am a lifelong golfer and a lifelong resident of New Bern, NC. For over 30 years I have been a licensed Real Estate Broker and playing golf is what I like to do when I am not working.

New Bern has some exceptional golf course communities and this web page will tell you about some of them. There are quite a few really nice semi private golf courses located within a 1 hour drive of New Bern. This page just list the ones in the immediate New Bern area.

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This is me on the first tee at the Emerald Golf Course

That is me teeing off on the first hold at the Emerald Golf Course

This picture was shot during the winter and you will notice the normally lush green fairways and tee box have turned brown.

The Emerald Golf Course is located in the highly desired Greenbrier subdivision. This upscale neighborhood is near the center of New Bern and is convenient to just about everything. It is a semi private course and welcomes play from non members.

Greenbrier is a neighborhood that is well suited for retirees as well as young families. I would guess you have around 65% retirees and 35% professional working families living here.

Greenbrier has a nice variety of homes ranging from large 2 stories located on one acre lots, to town homes and small patio homes with all exterior maintenance taken care of for you. Home prices range from $175,000 to $550,000.

The entire development surrounds an 18-hole championship golf course designed by renowned golf architect Rees Jones. The course measures 7000 yards from the back tees but only the young limberbacks dare to play from there. The other 3 tee boxes make this course a very challenging but fair tract. It is generally in great condition.

The Country Club includes an Olympic-sized pool and four lighted tennis courts. Golf club members can sharpen their skills on one of the finest practice facilities in the area. All this for very reasonable monthly dues.

Greenbrier Homes for Sale

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Greenbrier has been a very popular golf course community for the past 20 years. Reasonable priced homes, reasonably price golf membership, and a convenient location are just some of the reasons that is the case.

Fairfield Harbour

Fairfield Harbour offers a unique lifestyle for both retirees and professionals. Fairfield is the only gated community in the New Bern area and offers golf, tennis, walking, fishing, jogging, and bicycling. There is security 24 hours a day.

The golf course is a Rees Jones layout and is interesting as well as challenging. It is perhaps my favorite layout in the New Bern area. The course places a premium on driving the ball straight. Errant tee shots will cost you dearly. It pays to be able to move the ball left as well as right as there are plenty of dogwoods. Fairfield is open to the public and is easy to get a tee time.

For boaters and sailors Fairfield Harbour has 4 marinas with over 450 boat slips. Northwest Creek Marina is the largest and is shown in the picture on the left. For serious sailers there is Blackbeards Marina which is exclusive to sailboats. There are several hundred waterfront homes in Fairfield Harbour all of which have water depth from 4-6 feet. Waterfront homes range in price from $200,000-$550,000.

Fairfield Harbour offers much more than golf and boating. There are several dozen community clubs and organizations that appeal to a wide varity of folks. Click the link below to see what they have to offer. I like Fairfield and I bet you will as well.

Farfield Harbour Clubs

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Fairfield Harbour homes for sale

Riverbend Golf and Country Club

In addition to golf boating is a popular sport in Riverbend.

The picture above shows the Riverbend Marina. In addition to golf
and tennis, boating is very popular in this waterfront community.

Riverbend was the 3rd golf course community in the New Bern area. The Riverbend development was started in the late 1960's. At that time Riverbend was considered to be way out in the country, but in fact it is only 7 minutes or so from what is now mid-town New Bern.

Riverbend golf course was built in the early 70's by Gene Hamm. Gene designed quite a few golf courses in the Pinehurst and Myrtle Beach areas.  It is a semi private course that is very affordable for those that want a nice golf course but don't want to pay a fortune to play golf. Non members are also welcome.

Frank Fragale, the current owner; completely rebuilt the greens and fairways about 8 years ago and now Riverbend is now considered one of the areas best maintained golf courses. In addition to rebuilding the golf course Frank tore the old clubhouse down and built a new facility complete with a well stocked pro shop, restaurant, and banquet room. Also included in club membership are access to tennis courts and the areas largest swimming pool. Shown below is a picture of the practice range.

Riverbend is one of the oldest golf course communities in New Bern

Riverbend is a warm friendly community with a mixture of young professionals and retirees that have moved here from all over the country. The majestic Trent River winds around the south side of Riverbend and the Riverbend Canal cuts through the center of town. Riverbend has very reasonably priced waterfront and golf course homes. Another attraction to many are the miles and miles of pedestrian friendly streets.

For boaters that do not live on the water there is a 100 slip marina in Riverbend that will accommodate up to 54' boat.

For those that would rather play tennis, Riverbend is home to the areas finest tennis facility. You will have no problem finding a tennis or golf game in Riverbend. Click here for more information on tennis in the area.

Riverbend consists mainly of single-family dwellings, most with attached or detached one and two car garages. In recent years, clusters of townhouses and duplexes were added to the community. Home prices range from about $80,000 for a non-waterfront townhouse to $500,000 for a larger home on the Trent River. It is hard to beat Riverbend for affordability convenience to New Bern. It is one of my favorite golf course communities. To search homes for sale in Riverbend click the link below.

Riverbend Homes for Sale


Taberna Golf Club

"All the elements of this golf course work together to create a totally unique golf experience. Each time you play, you'll find that your shot selection changes. That variety will make golfers of all ages and abilities want to return time and time again."

-Jim Lipe, Jim Lipe Designs, Inc

Taberna is one of New Bern's newer golf course communities. Located about 5 miles South East of downtown New Bern on US 70 East and 25 miles West of Atlantic Beach this development was started in the mid 1990's.

The Taberna golf course is well manicured and user friendly, with wide fairways and rather large greens.  This is not to say it is an easy course, however it takes a rather errant tee ball to get you into trouble. In my opinion it is a fine layout. It is a private course so you have to be a member to play here.

Taberna Country Club has a full-service clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant, tennis courts, and junior-Olympic sized pool with a pool-side snack bar. If tennis is your game, you'll enjoy the four, lighted championship Har-Tru courts. Features of the community include rolling hills, dense foliage, lakes, streams and wetlands, along with pedestrian trails. A canoe dock leads to the beautiful Brices Creek which meanders for miles into the Croatan National Forest.

Residences at the 1,100-acre golfing community include mostly single family homes with some patio homes and golf villas scattered throughout. This community is attractive to both working professionals as well as retirees. In Taberna you will find some of New Bern's finest custom homes as it seems builders were all trying to out do one another. Real estate prices range from $200,000 to $500,000.

The close proximity to downtown New Bern, Cherry Point, and Atlantic Beach, a great golf course, and large assortment of homes make Taberna one of the areas most popular golfing communities in Eastern NC.

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Taberna Homes for sale

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Trent Woods

New Bern Golf and Country Club 18th hole

The picture above show me lining up a putt on the 18th green at New Bern Golf and Country Club. In the background is the 17th green and 18th tee. To the right you see a portion of Eastern NC Yacht Club. Notice the shrubs by the 18th tee box NBGCC. New Bern Golf and Country Club is the oldest course in Eastern North Carolina. The front 9 was designed with the help of legendary golf architect Donald Ross.

New Bern Golf and Country Club is located in the quaint town of Trent Woods. This highly desirable community is absolutely amazing in the spring as the vast array of dogwoods and azaleas frame the winding country roads that carry you through the various neighborhoods.

Trent Woods is located adjacent to the city of New Bern and bordered on the South side by the picturesque Trent River.

New Bern Golf course is short, 6000 yards from the championship tees, but very challenging. I have seen 0 handicapers shoot in the 80s. The tiny elevated greens make even short shots very challenging. And when you miss a green the long Bermuda grass can make even low handicappers look silly. A truly great golf course. The 17th and 18th are played over the Majestic Trent River and are 2 of the finest finishing holes you will find.

The Clubhouse is hands down the finest in Eastern NC and one of the finest in the entire state. You really have to see it to appreciate the natural beauty and scenery. From the bar and dining room you can watch golfers hitting into the 18th green or watch boaters enjoying the beautiful waters of the Trent River.

Because Trent Woods is a mature community most of the homes are over 25 years old and many date back to the late 60's and 70's. Because of this you will probably be doing some remodeling and updating if you buy here. But the convenience and maturity of the landscape make this a very popular zip code.

Homes prices in Trent Woods range from $150,000-$500,000. Waterfront homes range from $400,000 on Wilson Creek to well over $1,000,000 on the Trent River.

Only minutes from shopping, medical care, good schools, and historic downtown New Bern; Trent Woods is a golfing community that is appealing to both young professionals and retirees. FYI it is about a 25-30 minutes to the back gate of Cherry Point Marine Air Station. To search homes for sale in Trent Woods click the link below.

Trent Woods homes for sale

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Carolina Colours

Carolina Colours is New Bern's newest golf course community. Located about 6 miles South East of historic downtown New Bern and 25 miles West of Atlantic Beach this development was started in 2005.

Sidewalks and bike paths connect the different neighborhoods located within the community. The activities in Colours include a social pavilion, golf course, and pro shop, tennis, fitness center, and rec center. Home prices rage from $200,000-$500,000. There are plenty of home sites to choose from for those that would like to custom build a home.

The Carolina Colours golf course opened in late 2010 and I have played it a couple of times. I will say it is one of my favorite in the area. The course was designed by world class designer Bill Love. 7100 yards from the back tees is a little more than I want to tackle; however there are 4 other tee boxes making it a comfortable fit for any golfer regardless of skills.

The close proximity to downtown New Bern, Cherry Point, and Atlantic Beach, as well as a great golf course and large assortment of home sites, will no doubt make Carolina Colours one of the areas most popular golfing communities in New Bern for years to come. Click the link below to view homes for sale in Carolina Colours

Carolina Colours Homes for sale

Carolina Pines

Carolina Pines is a waterfront and golf course community

The picture above was shot from the 15th green at Carolina Pines Golf Course and shows the mighty Neuse River in the background. The river is some 3 miles wide at this point and a few miles down stream it widens out to become the widest river in the United States.

Carolina Pines is only about 2 miles from Havelock and Cherry Point Marine air Station and about 12 miles from New Bern. An added attraction for residents of Carolina Pines is that it is only about 20 miles from Atlantic Beach. Add all this up and you have a great location

Carolina Pines offers a wide selection of house styles and Price ranges. Home Prices range from $150,000-$650,000 so finding a home in your price range should not be a problem. To search Carolina Pines homes for sale click the link below.

Carolina Pines Homes for sale

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