The Pointe is a good alternative to the high priced OBX courses, and is located off of Hwy. 158 in Powells Point, 5 minutes North of the Wright Memorial Bridge.
It's a 1995 Russell Breeden design that from the back tees is 6,343 yards, 128 slope, with three shorter tees. Interesting course and challenging, just pure golf, no residential development and out in the country, a break from the beach area's congestion. The course routing is parkland style with tree lined fairways, moderately bunkered with water in play on 15 holes.