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Bald Head Island Club

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Bald Head Island Club

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Shane W wrote a review Sep 2020
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I rented a Villa on the island that had a social membership at the club. I am a golfer and had I known that you cannot buy a week membership or upgrade the exisitng membership I would not have rented the property. The club was rigid in its approach. Policy is you cannot buy another or upgrade the membership that comes with the property. It is a poor business practice. Upgrading a membership and a couple of rounds of golf would have cost me, and benefited the club, at least $1,000. I checked the golf course usage and it was not overwhelmed. The US flag at the front of the club is not illuminated as required by law. The gate staff said it has been like that for months. I am a veteran and take offense to managements indifference
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Steve B wrote a review Sep 2020
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BHI is about golf, tennis, pickle-ball, beach-time, and visitors who complain about the food are missing the point ! The golf course designed by George Cobb in 1974 after he designed the Augusta National par-3 course, has always been VERY good, but now for ~10 years with improvements by Tim Cate, the course has been completely SPECTACULAR. I've played it 30+ times over the last few decades, and it's ALWAYS remarkable, beautiful, serene, challenging but not too hard, and the 16th hole downhill par3 is one of the best & most gorgeous par 3s I've EVER played. And the practice areas are terrific. Tennis, cardio tennis, pickle-ball court......EXCELLENT. Walking out to the beach at the SE corner (the original "cape of fear") is always stunning. Hard to believe someone criticizes the restaurant -- actually the Shoals Club rest is terrific -- but who would go to BHI and focus on restaurants? Pampered couch potato maybe. For gosh sakes, get a life complainers. BHI and the Club, are HEAVENLY !
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Date of experience: September 2020
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mdmprez wrote a review Jun 2019
Naples, Florida104 contributions15 helpful votes
When service is very slow, as it was last night, that trumps the good food being served. It could have been the “White” Night party where many guests dressed in white monopolized the staff in the big dining room, so dinner in the Grill Room was always going to be a slow affair. They did warn us there was a limited menu as a result of it. Know that we were on day 4 of a family reunion, and we all like each other (3 brothers, 3 sisters, most spouses), so slow service was not causing problems of conversation topics. On to the food: The hamburgers were a combination of chopped beef and shredded short rib beef, with barbecue sauce, and they were succulent! Fries were good, could also be sweet potato fries. The serious entrees were salmon, which we all had had for dinner the night before; filet mignon, which was very good, but the star was the crabcakes, which were all delicious fresh crab, no “cake”. There is a nice wine list and one also by the glass with surprising variety. The creme brûlée and blueberry cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream were better than the peach Melba, which bore no resemblance to its namesake. Skip this dining experience when there’s a crowd. Otherwise, I must say the food is good and staff is friendly.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Savdph wrote a review Jun 2019
Suffolk, Virginia8 contributions2 helpful votes
The pools here are fantastic and wonderful for kids. The staff however is not very nice or informative. The bartenders at the pool bar seem annoyed and are rude and incredibly slow. The rest of the staff can’t answer many questions about other parts of the club like “can we order food from upstairs and bring it down to poolside?” No one could answer that question. Also, guests leave towels on chairs and don’t come back for HOURS. They need to do a better job, when it’s crowded, of removing towels let for over 30mins. Also putting towels on the blue chairs IN the pool should be prohibited. We watched a group of teenagers “reserve” the blue chairs at 9am and never used them until we left at 1:30pm, when we told the bartender, she could’ve cared less.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Jane locklear wrote a review Feb 2019
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My husband and I got a temporary membership when we got our vacation house which wasn’t exactly cheap, but we got it anyways because my husband wanted to golf. This was the first and last time we came to Bald Head Island Club. The restaurant looked nice and clean for the most part, the lobby looks very elegant. The hostess was very nice and upbeat and our server was very attentive I was starting to realize why the membership was so expensive because the place was so nice until we ordered our food. My husband got the soup of the day and I got crab bisque when my soup got to the table I could immediately smell ammonia and it was so strong it made me sick to my stomach, by how strong the smell was I knew the cooks had to know it was rotten and smell it to, I mean the smell was just overwhelming. My husband and I were disgusted but chose not to say anything, because we figured by the smell of it they already knew. I hesitated on whether or not I would write this review, but before you spend a bunch of money buying this membership ask yourself if you want to be served spoiled food.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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