Taberna is one of New Bern's premier golf communities! Developed by Weyerhaeuser in 1995 , Taberna means "Place of Hospitality" and was the original name of Berne, Switzerland (New Bern's sister namesake). The streets are named after Swiss towns! Taberna is located about 5 miles from downtown Historic New Bern off of Highway 70. It is about 30-40 minutes from North Carolina's beautiful Crystal Coast Beaches. The Craven County Regional Airport is just a short car ride away (US Airways & Delta). The area has some of the best boating on the East coast and has consistently made BoatUS Magazine and other boating magazines top 10 list for power and sail boaters. Enjoy horse-back riding, camping, picnics, and all the daily activities at the close by 160,000 acre Croatan National Forest.
Immediately upon passing through the Taberna entrance the beauty and the quality of life in this 800 home subdivision of over 1,100 acres is apparent. In the center of Taberna is the 18-hole championship Taberna Country Club Golf Course. It is 6,917 yards and was designed by Senior Jack Nichlaus designer Jim Lipe. The stunning clubhouse was designed after the 12th century Swiss Castle of Nydegg. Amenities also include 4 lighted HAR-TRU tennis courts, a junior olympic swimming pool, walking and nature trails, wide roads for biking, a park, canoe livery, and a catch and release fishing lake for residents.