Golfing in Onslow County, Only In Onslow

Celebrate The Best Season for Golfing in Onslow County

Gone are the hot days of summer in Onslow County, when most of us couldn’t stand to spend the day outside if it wasn’t on the beach, within walking distance of a refreshing dip in the water. Breezier, cooler weather is on its way, the leaves are changing, and everyone is eager to spend this beautiful time of the year outdoors. What better way to watch the seasons transition in eastern North Carolina than with a round of golf?


Golfing in Onslow County, Only In Onslow


Onslow County is home to seven picturesque golf courses that each bring something unique and challenging to the table. Architect Bob Moor designed the North Shore Golf Course in Sneads Ferry to provide an enjoyable and challenging experience for every kind of golfer, from a novice to a seasoned expert.


Play alongside America’s heroes at Paradise Point Golf Courses of Camp Lejeune. These two historic 18 hole courses near and on the New River are both open to the public and offer lessons from PGA and MPGA professionals. After you improve your swing, duck in to Duffers’ Retreat Snack Bar for a great meal or a quick drink. Register to try your hand at the Onslow Amateur Golf Tournament, held at Paradise Point this year on October 10th.


Bear Trail Golf Club, located just south of Jacksonville, is a professionally designed 18-hole, par 72 championship golf course with professionally shaped and constructed greens, tee boxes and fairway features. This picturesque golf course is equipped with a pro shop, state-of-the-art driving range and putting green. Whatever your skill level, Bear Trail Golf Club is the ideal course for your next round.


If you’re looking for a challenge, Rock Creek Golf Course and Country Club offers a truly unique playing experience, featuring strategically placed lakes and long fairways, lush with loblolly trees. Rock Creek has emerged as one of the area’s most popular golfing destinations with both locals and vacationers alike, perhaps because of the friendly, welcoming staff, or for the feel of unspoiled country living.


If you’re after a quick but challenging round, visit Fletcher’s Landing, dubbed “Jacksonville’s #1 Challenge.” This 9-hole golf course is nestled into the Half Moon Community in Jacksonville and offers everything you need from a pro shop and driving range to an exhilarating nine holes. If you’re looking to bring the family along, this facility offers miniature golf, lessons and even a batting cage for some additional activity.


Golf is just one of the many sports and outdoor activities available in Onslow County. Jacksonville, Camp Lejeune, Richlands, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry and Topsail Island are filled with activities that will make you want to spend all autumn long outside, taking in the changing leaves, cool breezes, and welcoming atmosphere that you’ll find Only in Onslow.


Onslow County Tourism, located in Jacksonville, North Carolina, is dedicated to promoting events and businesses to local community members and visitors to Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, Richlands, Swansboro, Sneads Ferry and Topsail Beach. If you’re looking to relocate or visit our area, please visit our website at for more information about local happenings.

Only in Onslow

Only in Onslow

As one of North Carolina’s oldest counties, Onslow County reflects a rich and varied history.  It’s also the proud home of the Marines of Camp Lejeune, New River Air Station, Camp Johnson and Camp Geiger.

The county has been graced with an extraordinary natural beauty: over 30 miles of wide, unspoiled beaches, waters teeming with an abundance of marine life, forests filled with wildlife, and rich farmland to harvest.

Today, you can explore everything from military and historic monuments to beautiful waterways and beaches to friendly spots to eat and play.