~Map from Northeastern North Carolina~
From a May 3, 2010 post over at Golf Community Reviews:
No highway east of the Mississippi and, perhaps, in all of America is more chock-a-block with golf communities than is U.S. Highway 17, which begins somewhere around Winchester, VA, and runs out of macadam in Punta Gorda, FL. For most of its length, the highway hugs the coast, breezing through or brushing against such popular golfing destinations as Wilmington, Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Savannah. A couple searching for any type of golf community on the coast can pretty much stay on U.S. 17 for a few weeks worth of visits.
The post goes on to say:
South of Norfolk, U.S. 17 makes its way through the Albemarle Sound area. The Albemarle, located on the northeast coast of North Carolina, was a little late to develop golf communities. The towns of Hertford, Edenton and Elizabeth City did not provide the lure of, say, a Myrtle Beach, for northerners seeking entertainment and other attractions to go with their golf course living. For peace and quiet, though, it is hard to beat.
Until recently, Albemarle Plantation, with its Dan Maples course Sound Links, could lay claim to being the only golf community of note in the area. But now it has some competition in Scotch Hall Preserve, a fledgling community that will be built around an already opened and well-reviewed Arnold Palmer golf course about a half hour south of Albemarle Plantation and just a couple of miles off U.S. Highway 17.
He goes on to write an interesting review of Scotch Hall Preserve – go and take a look.