Country Club of the Crystal Coast

The Flying Catnap by the Sea provides our guests with a variety of great amenities starting with the Atlantic Ocean only a few feet from the building, a beautiful swimming pool next to the building, tennis and basketball facilities within walking distance, and a beautiful marina only a mile away. What more could one want?

Well, how about an 18 hole championship golf course, an 18 hole soccer golf course, a golf driving range (sort of: it’s on hole number 10 and only after 4:00 PM), a golf short game area (right next to the number 10 tee and a bit limited), lighted Har-Tru® tennis courts (the Beacon’s Reach clay courts are not available to our guests), and a clubhouse with dining facilities looking out on Bogue Sound? All of this is available at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast (CCCC)!

CCCC (image credit Google and the Flying Catnap)

The CCCC is in Pine Knoll Shores right at the border with Atlantic Beach, four short miles from the Flying Catnap. It offers daily and weekly memberships to people vacationing in the area and is very convenient to anyone staying on Bogue Banks.


The CCCC is not a long course (6,200 yards from the tips, 6,004 from the Blue tees, 5,558 from the Whites, 4,816 from the Reds) but it is not particularly easy. There is water on 13 of the 18 holes, a lot of it very much in play, and the fairways tend toward the “narrow” category. Take Number 8, a simple little downhill par 3 with no water, for example.

CCCC-Number-08 (image credit CCCC and the Flying Catnap)

Ok … maybe “simple” is not the correct term.


The four Har-Tru® tennis courts are open from 8 AM to 10 PM daily.

Soccer Golf

The CCCC is the only golf course that offers Soccer Golf in Carteret County. The 18 hole, par 70 course is open to the General Public after 4 PM daily. Reservations are required.


The Clubhouse restaurant is available for lunchdinner, or events. You can also get a hot dog and a beer in the pro shop if all that’s needed are a few calories to carry you through the back nine.

CCCC-dining-room (image credit Country Club of the Crystal Coast)