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JKH75
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Now that Midway Par 3 has been brought back to life we can only hope someday Marsh Harbour will rise again.


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It would be nice.  Ocean Harbor is another course I miss.  Has anything been done with either property?


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I believe Ocean Harbor had some leased park land used for the course and think they took it back. I also thin they are building homes on or around it as there a development call Homes at De Vaughn park up for sale.  I am sure Art may have more insight on this.  the sign for Marsh Harbor is still standing and from road very overgrown


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@tadpole Marsh Harbour has not been developed at all. Ocean Harbour has been developed and could not come back in original form.


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I believe Ocean Harbor had some leased park land used for the course and think they took it back. I also think they are building homes on or around it as there a development call Homes at De Vaughn park up for sale.  I am sure Art may have more insight on this.  the sign for Marsh Harbor is still standing and from road very overgrown

I visited DeVauun Park when they were starting to build, the story was that 
Ocean Harbour had a 99 year lease on the land that had 5 holes in the
Devauun Park area.   DP planned around those holes, calling them parkland.  
This was about 10 years ago. 
 
If you Google, clubhouse is still there (Blue Roof) and you can see a lot of the 
holes.  I don't know how old the photo is, but it says 2021 at the bottom. 
The DP holes look like they are still there. 
 
I don't know if anything has changed.  There is a lot of wooded land in the 
Ocean Harbour area, so it's possible they could build some new holes, if they 
could not use the DP holes.  Three of the DP holes are along the marsh, which 
might be why OH did that, to add scenery.      
 

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Would be nice to see Marsh Harbor re-open just to take a crack at hole 17 once more time.


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a damn shame the owner played games with that property.

Never played it. Looks fantastic.

That area of the earth in southeast NC is Golf Heaven.

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Here is a photo of a brochure of MH #17 par 5.    
 
As a 3 shot hole, it was about a white tee 3-wood, 7-iron, PW.    
  
I once made it across in 2 with a 3 wood and was left of the front  
of the green bunker.  Only made par.   
That was in the Persimmon Wood + Balata Ball era.   
  

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Before I ever went to MB ,  a co-worker would tell me.. "you gotta go play Marsh Harbor".

It was his favorite course

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In the 1980s, Dan Maples, one of my favorite golf architect, designed Marsh Harbour, Oyster Bay, the East and West Courses at the Pearl, Brick Landing, Sandpiper Bay, Maples Course at Sea Trail, and The Witch. I played all of them except Marsh Harbour. I regret that because i like what he has done as a golf course designer.

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This are some nice courses he designed. 

 

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Yeah I loved Marsh Harbour. Although the marsh holes got a lot of publicity there were a couple other holes that were very good too (thinking #11 par 3 and #7 par 4).

Ocean Harbour's front nine could be revived. However several holes on the back nine have either been built on or are not accessible now because of the housing. The par-5 14th hole along the marsh has home sites staked out on and in front of the green.


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Both Marsh and Ocean were fantastic layouts. I think in the current golf revival, they'd both be heavily played, but it seems as if southeastern NC has been hit or miss. The Big Cat courses, after much initial fanfare, are a wreck. Sea Trail has been a mixed bag over the years--great when I first went to MB in 1990 and then on and off sketchy. We know the problems Brick Landing, Sandpiper Bay, The Pearl, and Carolina Shores have had. River's Edge has been both great and not so great. And although just inside SC, Heather Glen had a relatively short shelf life.

Brunswick seemed to open as a bare bones course but now seems a solid layout. Thistle gets a lot of love, but I haven't played it. St. James probably made a brilliant move going mostly private.


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@lwildernorva

Thistle is certainly a great value. Give it a try on your next trip.

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@s333h

Believe me, it's on the list to be checked off.


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