OUTER BANKS, N.C. -- North Carolina's fabled Outer Banks have earned the reputation of a "family first" destination with enough sand, sun and saltwater to stir the calmest of souls. In recent years, however, OBX has begun to transform itself into a true golf destination offering an array of courses more closely tied to nature's coastal elements than most along the East Coast.
Today, frequent OBX visitors who seek exclusive golf access and top-shelf perks should look no further than the Kilmarlic Golf Club, where the "K Club" program offers rental homeowners and guests full access to all amenities, with relatively small cost and extraordinary benefits.
Widely considered one of the premier OBX golf experiences, Kilmarlic Golf Club is a Tom Steele design nestled along the marshland of the Albemarle Sound and host course for both the 2004 and 2009 North Carolina Opens and an annual autumn collegiate tournament.
Kilmarlic's amenity program is designed specifically for rental homeowners on the Outer Banks. Membership in the K Club will allow homeowners the opportunity to enjoy the highly-regarded golf facility at special rates, plus a variety of quintessential OBX experiences that include Corolla Outback Adventure wild horse tours, Kitty Hawk Kite activities, Jeep rentals and shuttle service to Kilmarlic from their rental home.
"The Outer Banks golf experience is one of diversity," says Kilmarlic's long-time Director of Golf Bryan Sullivan, PGA, a former North-South Amateur champion and an All-American at the University of North Carolina who will play in June's PGA Professional National Championship.
"There are true links-style courses that use the natural sand dunes and ocean breezes as their hazards," says Sullivan. "Then you have the parkland-style courses on the mainland that use the natural wetlands and maritime forest to carve out great golf holes. The Outer Banks has everything a golfer is looking for when going on a golf vacation - well-manicured courses, great restaurants, a variety of housing options, and unique activities other than golf."
Positioning has been a big part of Kilmarlic Golf Club's success since its debut in 2002. The club is located five miles west of the bridge that connects the mainland to the Outer Banks. "In 10 minutes," Sullivan likes to say, "I can have my feet in the Atlantic."
Membership in Kilmarlic's K Club is expected to enhance the value of a member's rental property through increased occupancy, customer loyalty and added enjoyment of the rental guests, while the individual property also receives advertising and marketing exposure through Kilmarlic GC's highly-visited web site, www.KilmarlicGolfClub.com.
For those for whom the beaches of the beautiful Outer Banks are not enough, the K Club offers a chance to give them and their guests an enhanced vacation experience — for less than $200 a year.
For information about Kilmarlic Golf Club or the K Club membership visit www.KClubOBX.com or call 855-355-2582.
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