Carolina Shores Golf & Country Club

2.8671000000 2.9 stars from 5 (143)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6755 yards
  • Slope: 135
  • Rating: 71.8
  • Layout

  • 99 Carolina Shores Dr, Calabash, North Carolina 28467, Brunswick County
  • (910) 579-2181
  • (910) 579-6299
  • www.golfcarolinashores.com
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Year built: 1974
Architect(s): Tom Jackson (1974)
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Greens: Bermuda Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: No
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: No
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6755 yards 71.8 135
Black 72 6413 yards 70.1 132
Black (W) 72 6413 yards 76.7 140
White 72 6085 yards 68.0 123
White (W) 72 6085 yards 74.0 132
Silver 72 5554 yards 66.6 114
Silver (W) 72 5554 yards 71.7 124
Red 72 5010 yards 64.0 102
Red (W) 72 5010 yards 68.0 117

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 2.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.6 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 143 Reviews
5 stars:
8
4 stars:
43
3 stars:
45
2 stars:
16
1 stars:
31

recommend this course

93 out of 142 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Challenges include bunkers water hazards  

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Reviews


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"don't waste your money"


lluedke's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Worst course conditions that I have played in many years. Greens were bare, brown and bumpy. Fairways were weeds, not grass. Bunkers had grass growing in them. Had I known I would never had booked it. Not worth $20 little less the $38 plus that I paid. Will never go back. They have let the course go completely.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u030737990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Euniceanne's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"First time at Carolin Shores"


williammoisant's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Carolina Shores. Nice enough course. The Pro was extremely welcoming and grouped me with a regular Friday men's group that were very nice. With so many great courses in the Myrtle Beach area, I may not make the 30-40 minute drive back to Carolina Shores to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Cold weather golf"


u007760698's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The conditions weren't bad for time of year and temperature. Cart paths need work. Lots of water in traps.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Hot Deal....greening up."


Paul2347403's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a hot deal tee time and used a Golf Now promo so it was economical to say the least. Course layout was very good with the back 9 being in nice shape for this time of year. Front was dry but very playable. Cart guy was helpful and the lady in the bar was very welcoming. White tees played long so my level of golfer should play one closer. Course was quiet this day so the pace was enjoyable.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u350593267's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Don't bother booking this course"


jswope13's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Don't bring your group to play here. The golf course conditions are terrible. The tee boxes are 70-90% sand. The fairways are bare in many many spots. The greens have very little good grass on them. This could potentially be a great course but it needs a lot of work.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Embarrassment"


RKDoull's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a course which has been let go. The course was dried out from tee to greens and left totally in disrepair. The cart paths were nothing but broken ashfalt and it was evident this course has to be on the verge of a bankruptcy. I am sure no locals ever would pay half the asked rate on GolfNow. This course should be dropped from the system.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Course needs work"


dennis8990521's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The layout was nice. The greens were poor. Fairway were sparse. Hopefully when it greens up the course would be enjoyable to play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Carolina Shores"


u455335042's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Pro informed us before we started that the greens had been rolled that morning. we found the greens to be hard and lacking some grass. the fairways were in pretty good shape for this time of year. the weather was perfect on this day.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good for your meoney"


RachelOtto's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Friendly staff. We got on immediately even if we arrived quite early. No fuss at clubhouse, at the bagdrop and at the cart pickup location. Fairways were okay, they could be greener but that's fine with me. Greens not so good but readable and playable. So what if its fake grass. Lots and lots of sand bunkers and I read somewhere they had removed 50. Water comes into play a bit but not seriously. For our handicaps and ability we liked it. However, we took the wrong turn even with the GPS and we toured the community, as we were leaving. Will return. Good buy for our money.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"February Golf"


cunninp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were very good/fast for this early in the year. The fairways are still in winter/fall storms condition.

The pace of play was excellent. The staff were very polite and friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"New golf carts"


u000007990648's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Finally got new carts, after several instances of cart break down and no breaks, looks like they got a cash infusion pro shop has more merchandise club house cleaned up some, new tee box markers and water stands but no water coolers yet. I also saw two grounds crew members this time.

Course still needs lots of work, sink holes, cart paths really rough, mowing could be improved?

The greens were pretty fast but most still need some work also.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"!st Time"


tkmarsh's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

In Myrtle Beach for the 1st time. I was looking for an inexpensive place to play while checking out the area. I got a Hot Deal tee time so I didn't pay much. The person in the pro shop was very nice and even gave me a complimentary course guide. The course was in pretty rough shape. I enjoyed the lay out and could see a lot of potential. Lots of trees down from the hurricane last fall. Cart paths were extremely rough. Very little grass on the fairways. The greens were basically spray painted dirt, especially the front nine. I told my wife I was glad we didn't pay more than $20.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



danamcqueen's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens: pretty sparse, but it is winter

Fairways: reasonable conditions

Tees: some okay, some pretty bad

Bunkers: good overall, some wet areas

Cart paths: very rough, lots of root damage

Layout: a few interesting holes, some weak holes

Staff: outstanding, very friendly and helpful


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Getting better"


u525361651's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course languished for many years under a poor management structure. The new owners are trying to bring it back, and their efforts are paying off. The fairways were in good shape. The greens, however, were pretty rough. Hopefully, the course will continue to improve under the new management. Looking forward to playing the course again in the spring when I return to the area


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Nice afternoon"


jpfraser54's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A warm afternoon, we had the course virtually to ourselves. Conditions were very dry, surprising after Matthew. This made the greens really speedy. Debris, as expected, was pretty thick in the rough and some of the traps need work, but overall the course was in good shape considering. Our cart's steering felt a little wobbly, perhaps due to the very bumby cart paths.

We had a good time though and we might go back some day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Not even worth GolfNow rate"


smadabb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Once upon a time great course gone bad. I should have known on practice putting green that things were not good,,,,,so sandy and little grass that I thought I was putting on the beach....and course greens just as bad....a joke. Back tee boxes were not mowed or maintained as well as fairways ands rough...bunkers not raked. Does anyone ever play back tees anymore?Not worth half the price. Hope someone will buy course and restore/maintain......if not probably wont be in business in a year. How do members put up with it?


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Won't go back"



1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A poorly maintained course. Two carts ran out of power. Another twosome had a similar problem. Lots of hard pack dirt. Greens below average. Even for an inexpensive warm up round... Not worth the price.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average


I don't recommend this course



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