Members and their guests
Eagle Point Club sits unmarked off Bald Eagle Lane in a remote part of southeast North Carolina. Its three hundred and some members, ninety percent of whom come from outside the area, value their privacy. They and their guests have exclusive access to a fine course near the Atlantic, though it is not a links, and in fact the ocean is only visible from one hole. The layout makes the most of the forested setting, working its way through streams, pools and wetlands. The holes come in many different shapes and sizes, all working toward a punishing final series that plays against the persistent breezes. Particularly memorable is the 442-yard, par 4 17th, a dogleg with abundant bunkers and a green that measures 114 feet across but is contoured and unpredictable. The five tee positions accommodate novices to experts, but the 141/75.5 slope rating says it all.