Yesterday's wind uncovered more of the putt putt golf course that used to sit on the southeast corner of Jockey's Ridge. As if there was magic on the breeze, a big portion of the castle was claiming its position again. The course was built in the early 1970s, and the castle shared space with an octopus, a ship, a treasure chest and a shark, among other things. It was two 18-hole courses side by side. During the 1980s, the migration of the dune's sand began covering the course up, and eventually the owner, Marian Meekins, gave up and let the dune have it. Most the pieces were sold off to other businesses, but the castle stayed the course and refuses to be totally relegated to history. Locals and frequent visitors make a sport out of the constantly changing peek-a-boo game with Mother Nature.
MAY 16, 2018:
MAY 30, 2014:
Photo Credit: signmanjoe from a conversation on RoadsideAmerica.com.
Photo Credit: Whestley Spangler
Join the conversation on Facebook: