Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating                                 
(Blue) 72 / 6917 / 73.0/ 133
(White) 72 / 6443 / 70.9 / 129
(Yellow) 72 / 6097 / 69.2 / 122                          
(Red) 72 / 5113 / 69.2 / 114

Historic New Bern offers so much for Non-Golfers:

The Emerald Golf Club:

Senior Nicklaus Designer, Jim Lipe, takes credit for the 18 hole championship layout just 5 miles from downtown New Bern. Taberna’s private designation does allow for limited outside play and we will take advantage of the opportunity.  The sparkling lakes and white sand bunkers are framed by the tree-lined fairways that once were a part of the forest that sat here for ages.  Jim Lipe’s eye for classic course elegance is complemented by the clubhouse designed after the famed Castle of Nydegg in Bern, Switzerland.  The view from the “wall of windows” inside the clubhouse offer players a perch from which to recall their round after completion.                                

Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating                                 
(Emerald) 72 / 6924 / 74 / 136
(Black) 72 / 6483 / 70.9/ 128
(Blue)  72 / 6123 / 69.3 / 124
(White) 72 / 5441 / 66.5 / 116                          
(Gold) 72 / 4861 / 67.6 / 115

Taberna Country Club:

Tentative Itinerary: 

About the Courses:


Address:  71 Burbank Drive  ​Palm Coast, Florida 32137

Email: info@carolinaseniorsgolf.org
​Phone Number: 904-823-3083

The semi-private 18hole Rees Jones design opened in 1988 and in its short history has earned distinction within the region.  The 1992 & 93 PGA Tour Qualifying School was held at “The Emerald’  as was the 1990-2000 Curtis Strange Shrine Classic.  Golf Weekly magazine has ranked “The Emerald” in the Southeast’s Top 50 Courses.  The philosophy behind the creation of the Emerald was to build a course for typical golfers.  Jones is credited with designing a course that is able to stand up to the ability of professionals while challenging the amateur golfer as well.  Just a short six mile drive west of downtown New Bern, The Emerald Golf Club is on many golfers lists.  

DOUBLETREE BY HILTON NEW BERN RIVERFRONT – A waterfront location favored by many.  The DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront provides just that and more.  In addition to the ideal spot along the bank of the Trent River, the DoubleTree New Bern occupies prime property in this city’s downtown Historic District.  Even better, the river view side of the hotel is adjacent to a thriving, active waterfront dotted with masts and sails, fishing boats and tour crafts.  
This 171 room riverfront property sits adjacent to the New Bern Grand Marina in the center of the historic district.  Guestrooms have city or river views, and complimentary WiFi. We’ll stay in tastefully decorated guestrooms with king sized, pillow-topped beds. There is a casual dining restaurant in the lobby serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with riverfront views.  A full service lounge in the lobby operates until 11pm and during warm weather months an outdoor deck area with live evening entertainment is the place to be.  For convenience, there is a business center, a fitness room and ATM on property.  

Located in the coastal region of North Carolina, at the confluence of the Trent and Neuse rivers, is the historic town of New Bern, North Carolina, the state’s 2nd oldest town. The city’s beautiful waterfront location attracts visitors who will find 164 buildings and homes on the National Register of Historic Places all within easy walking distance of the downtown area.  New Bern is the site of the North Carolina’s 1st state capital and Tyron Palace, the 1st governor’s home following the revolution.  New Bern is the birthplace of Pepsi–Cola, created in a local pharmacy that is open to the public at no charge.  The town has a Civil War Battlefield, a convention center, a working micro-brewery, vibrant marinas, arts and craft galleries, gardens, live music venues, theaters, horse drawn carriage tours and dozens of contemporary restaurants and eateries.  The vibrant charm of the historic downtown riverfront and close proximity to award winning golf, make New Bern a destination worthy of a visit. 

The historic richness and pleasant waterside charm of downtown New Bern allow for numerous activities off the course.  Here are a few that won’t take you too far away from the hotel.

Carolina Colours Golf Club:

      There are (3) dining establishments within the DoubleTree that offer food and beverage service to guests.

  • Christoph’s on the Water – Casual dining for breakfast, lunch or dinner (7) days a week, can be found at “Christoph’s on the Water” overlooking the Grand Marina and Trent River in the hotel lower level.   Breakfast buffet service begins daily at 6:00AM and continues until 10:30AM.  Later, stop by for lunch and choose from appetizers, salads, sandwiches, flatbread pizzas, or dinners that include selections of fish and seafood, steaks, chicken and pork dishes, as well as regional favorites like shrimp and grits.  Open until 10:00PM daily.

  •  The Deck – Beginning in April, and throughout the warm summer months, dining options are available at “The Deck”, just outside the restaurant.  This outdoor location provides clear views of the Trent River, the Grand Marina and the hotel pool area.  Guests can order from the “Christoph’s” menu and enjoy the great outdoors and water vistas.

  •  Christoph’s Lounge – From 4pm to 11pm daily, “Christoph’s Lounge” serves your favorite libations.   Located next to the restaurant, “Christoph’s Lounge” maintains the same riverfront views of the Grand Marina and Trent River.  


  • Tryon Palace & NC History Center – “The Governor’s Palace”, (0.3mile and 6 minute walk) served as North Carolina’s governor’s mansion from 1774-1778.  Known as North Carolina’s first capital, the Palace and neighboring history center display artifacts from a bygone era and depict a way of life from pre and post-Civil War days.  Costumed guides and craftsmen bring history to life and give visitors a glimpse into the ways of the past.  The Palace includes 16 acres of manicured gardens that represent the 18th century British style of landscaping prevalent back in the day.  The adjacent NC History center transports you through time with rotating exhibits, rare artifacts, and interactive displays.  529 South Front St. New Bern, NC 28562 (800)-767-1560.


  • New Bern Farmers Market – 0.2mile 3 minute walk.  Just a few steps from the history of Tryon Palace, browsers and shoppers alike will find Eastern North Carolina’s largest year round Farmers Market.  Vendors at the market display a variation of goods to include fresh fruits and vegetables, handmade jewelry, artwork, carvings, hand sewn clothing.  The vendors vary from week to week and items change with the seasons.  Open on Tuesdays from 10:00AM-2:00PM April-Dec. and Saturdays 8:00AM-2:00PM year round.  421 S. Front St. New Bern, NC 68560 (252)-633-0043.


  • Tug Boat Cruises of New Bern – Located on the E Dock at the Grand Marina behind the DoubleTree hotel, visitors can test their sea legs on a leisurely Tug Boat River Cruise.  Local U.S. Coast Guard Licensed captains pilot these working tug boats along Trent and Neuse Rivers for standard cruises of 2 hours or a quick 30 minute harbor tour for parties of 4 or more.  The captains provide passengers with local stories and insights of the area as the coastline passes by.  Historic homes, evening sunsets, and wildlife are a few of the many sights to see, all from a perspective that can’t be duplicated on dry land.  Cruises can be suited to your schedule by calling (252)-631-0067. 

  • Birthplace of Pepsi – Bradham’s Pharmacy in downtown New Bern is the place where Pepsi-Cola was invented way back in 1898.  A young pharmacy apprentice named Caleb Bradham mixed together sugar, caramel, water, lemon oil, and natural additives to create what he thought would be a health drink.  Known in the early years as “Brad’s Drink”, Caleb would later begin calling it “Pepsi-Cola”.  A few years later in 1902, Caleb found his drink in such high demand that the Pepsi-Cola company was founded with him as president and the rest is history.  Today the pharmacy still operates as museum and gift shop filled with Pepsi-Cola souvenirs. A short walk of 0.2 mile from the hotel is all it takes to visit Bradham’s Pharmacy and taste it for yourself.  256 Middle St., New Bern, NC 68560   Phone (252)-363-5898.

  • Scattered among the streets that comprise historic downtown New Bern, you’ll discover specialty shops, boutiques, art galleries and more. There is also exceptional shopping outside the historic district, so prepare yourself for a great experience.  Foodies, you’re in luck! New Bern is one of those special places that offers an eclectic variety of food choices and dining experiences – from southern delights, to Indian cuisine and everything in-between.

  • The rich history of New Bern comes to life with Historic Heritage Walking Tours – a series of self-guided tours you can take at your own pace. Experience our war-ridden past, explore the architectural beauty of our homes and immerse yourself in our Southern hospitality.


Event Package Inclusions:


Tee / Par / Yardage / Slope / Rating                                 
(Black)  72 / 7008 / 73.3/ 134
(Blue)    72 / 6639 / 71.8/ 130
(Green) 72 / 6445 / 70.8/ 128
(White) 72 / 6201 / 69.6/ 125
(Gold)   72 /5809 / 67.9 /120
(Red)  72 / 4938 / 63.7/ 102

The North Carolina Golf Panel rated Carolina Colours as one of the Top 50 Courses Anyone Can Play in North Carolina in April 2016.  Designed by renowned architect Bill Love, and opened in 2010, the Carolina Colours Golf Club and the large, undulating, bent-grass greens, provide challenges to all.  Fans of golf may recall Bill as the designer chosen for the renovation of the Olympic Country Club prior to the 2012 U.S. Open.  Bill Love’s environmental approach to course design allows the natural beauty of the wooded, rolling terrain to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.  With the holes alongside Brice Creek and those carved from the wetlands, and neighboring Croatan National Forest, Carolina Colours offers variations that occupy the golfer’s interest.  A sense of privacy on the course is relayed as most homes are out of view and thankfully, out of play.  

Golfing in New Bern can be enjoyed all year round due to mild winter temperatures.  Our event will take place during the end of spring when daily low and high temperatures range from 63-82 degrees respectively.  With weather ideally suited for golf, this trip will include rounds at three of the areas most renowned designs which are all just a few minutes’ drive from the historic district of downtown New Bern.

  • Three (3) nights at the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern – Riverfront Hotel. (4.22,23,24/2018).
  • Full Breakfast Buffet each morning in “Christoph’s on the Water”, lobby restaurant overlooking the New Bern Grand Marina(4/23,24,25/2018).
  • Welcome Reception(hosted 1 hour) & Dinner(4/22/18)
  • Farewell Reception(hosted 1 hour) & Dinner(4/24/18).
  • 3 Rounds of spectacular golf with carts, greens fees, & practice balls:
  • 1 round at Carolina Colours Golf Club - Includes lunch after golf(4/23/18).
  • 1 round at Taberna Country Club(4/24/18).
  • 1 round at The Emerald Golf Club - Includes lunch after golf(4/25/18).
  • Gratuities on planned meals, taxes and fees are included.

April 22 - 25, 2018

Sunday, April 22, 2018: 
Guests check into the DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern Riverfront Hotel – Enjoy Welcome Reception at 5:30PM-6:30PM in the Gaston & Hawks Room & Dinner at 6:30PM in the Lawson Room. 

Monday, April 23, 2018: 
Breakfast at “Christoph’s on the Water”  - Play Carolina Colours Golf Club: 9AM Shotgun start.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018:
Breakfast at “Christoph’s on the Water” – Play Taberna Country Club: 9AM Shotgun Start – Awards Reception and Dinner (TBA). 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018:
Breakfast at “Christoph’s on the Water” – Play The Emerald Golf Club: 10:00AM Shotgun Start – Departure – Have a safe Trip.

Historic New Bern Golf Get-Away

New Bern, North Carolina