$76 (cart included), played on Monday, June 2011 at 6am
Played here 6-20-11 during our OBX vacation week. This course is very nice, and is a partner with The Pointe, a few miles down the road.
No elevation change to speak of, so the challenges all come with sand, water, and some moguls. Overall, the designer did well: very playable, but still with some teeth. #9 and #18, both par 5's, are terrific holes, requiring very careful assessment of risk/reward, no matter where your tee shot lands. Course has 5 par 3's and 5 par 5's, so the birdie opportunities are there.
Prices are high, as it is a resort area. Move this layout about 50 miles west and the price would drop in half. However, there is a "combined" rate for Carolina and The Pointe whch saves at least a few bucks. This course is one of about six playable and affordable courses in the Outer Banks area, and ranks with the better ones at this price tier.
My recommendations are here, The Pointe, Nags Head Links, Sea Scape, and Duck Woods. The Currituck Club is way too pricey ($165 weekdays) for the product, and I have not yet played Kilmarlic. Stay clear of Goose Creek in Grandy: it's a dog trsck. Enjoy the re$ort prices!!