Carolina Club, The

4.7011588235 4.7 stars from 5 (149)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6952 yards
  • Slope: 128
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6952 yards 73.7 128
Gold 72 6544 yards 70.4 128
Blue 72 6102 yards 68.2 121
White (W) 72 5502 yards 66.1 114
Red (W) 72 4855 yards 67.8 118

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 149 Reviews
5 stars:
111
4 stars:
33
3 stars:
3
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

145 out of 149 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive near local attractions convenient to the city   Great for a weekend splurge locals advanced golfers   Challenges include water hazards bunkers forced carries   Great for drinks watching the game 19th hole specials  

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"Still trying to figure this place out"


tomlockPA's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We were staying on OBX for a week and decided to bring the sticks. Reviews said this is the best public course near OBX, so we booked on GolfNow for a weekday - it is just the start of Off-Season - so price was pretty good compared to high season rates.

There was hardly anyone there when we played (Thurs mid-day, early Sept), so we putzed around at the range and putting green, let another group go ahead of us so we had someone to follow (1st time there). It had rained an inch the day before, so it was Cart Path Only, which changed the dynamic a lot, plus the fairways weren't all mowed recently, and traps were thick sand. Found a lot of OK holes, a few real nice ones, and a few pretty boring ones. We played a mix of blue/gold tees: mostly gold unless the required carry was too long: and tried to mix up the distances on the par-3's (seem all to be 170-ish). Tees were fine, even on the par 3's they weren't too beat up.The (bent grass?) rough is really grabby - hard to get the club on the ball. I guess it's the penalty for being in the rough, but it became frustrating.

The greens were OK: putted true and held pretty well, yet a bit inconsistent as far as amount of grass on them so hard to gauge speed sometimes.

The people there were really nice, treating guests almost like at a private club. And the quick BBQ sandwich at the turn is only $5.50 and it's really good!

Overall, we had a good time and were pleased with the course/experience. But if we had paid peak rates, I don't know if it would have been worth it. Still thinking about it overall - if this is the 'best of OBX' golf, maybe next time we'll save our money and just enjoy the beach that we paid a ton of money to stay at.... golf in PA is just as good and cheaper.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/12/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your visit to The Carolina Club. We are glad there were aspects of the course you enjoyed. Thanks again for playing with us while on your visit to the OBX.


"Annual Pleasure"


jdkunkle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I get excited to play this course every year when I return to the Outer Banks with my family. I absolutely love the layout of this course. Lots of variety for every player out there. You won't be disappointed!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Thank you so much for the review. We truly appreciate your business and hope to you visit us on your next trip to the OBX!


"Great Course"


kirk341's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Me and my wife really enjoyed playing the Carolina Club, this was the second time we played it and it was a lot better this time around. The last time we played they were in the process of air-rating. Would highly recommend playing it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business. Please visit us again on your next trip to the OBX. When possible, we try to aerate in November rather than September because our Sept-Oct conditions are perfect for golf. Thanks again!


"Carolina Club"


letzgolf's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here as a storm was brewing and the winds were blowing hard. The rain held off fortunately. Hardly anyone on the course do we played really fast.

Course was in ok condition. Very nice tee boxes. Fairways were descent except for the crabgrass that was growing in various places. Greens were nice except for the large number of unrepaired ball marks. The course overall had a nice layout with a few very interesting holes.

I would recommend playing this course. Especially if you can get a deal from Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Thank you for the review. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you on your next visit to the OBX.


"Maiden Voyage"


phildan263's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the course and friendly staff. Interesting layout. Would play here again on my next visit. A fair price for this golf-starved region.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day. Please visit us again on your next trip to the OBX!




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/02/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Condition"


u560962148's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent layout with tees to match your ability, pace was under 4 hours and although the greens were recently dressed they played fast and true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again on your next visit to the OBX!



Jim7481066's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Value"


AlexWander's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape despite the heavy rains the day prior. Some wet spots so it was 90 degree rule, but the course was not overbooked so we did not have an issue until late in the back 9 in terms of pace. Nice mixture of open layout holes and others where you need accuracy off the tee. Wind was howling so needed to hit the driver straight at tmes. 5 sets of tees make for a great challenge for all skill level golfers golfers. I hit from the ones right in front of the tips (golds) and my wife was often teeing off 100+ yards ahead. Great course for all golfers and you really can't beat the value despite being about 17 miles past the bridge. We had a great time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/07/2017

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you again on your next visit to the OBX!


"Dream destination"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Our family comes from Ohio and Pennsylvania and we dream about The Carolina Club year round. Course layout is like nothing we have played. 6,7,9,18 are fantastic holes. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and always willing to chat. It's a 20 minute drive from the bridge, but prices are too good to pass up. Love it!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/31/2017

Thank you so much for making us a special part of your family vacation! We truly appreciate your business. Be sure to put those golf balls on your Christmas list for next summer!


"Great value short ride from OBX"


blas24's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Loved this course. Staff was friendly and laid back (in a positive way). Well worth the short drive to get away from OBX crowds and high golf prices!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Jmrizzo"


JimboRizman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had a great time!! Nice layout and great condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/31/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business. We hope to see you on your next visit to the OBX.



walterwright's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/31/2017

Thank you for the review! We appreciate your business. Please visit us again on your next vacation to the OBX!



uLLVD4957LL's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/30/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business. Please visit us again on your next trip to the Outer Banks!



u196627553's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A good Day"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It had rained the day before so the course was cart path only except for that it was a great round. Bar was closed that day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/30/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business. On your next visit to the OBX, we hope you visit us again when it's not cart path only and the bar is open! Thanks again!


"Great Cpndition and Fun to play"


Jmarcuslewis's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great deal through Golf Now! Very friendly staff, course was fun to play, not real long from the blue tees. Course was in great shape, plenty of par 5s and challenging holes. Great tip from the course Ranger....greens very fast! Thanks for a great experience. I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/30/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business and glad you enjoyed your round. We hope to see you again on your next visit to the OBX!


Commented on 06/30/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your business. Please come visit us again on your next trip to the Outer Banks!


"Outer Banks Treasure"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I found the Carolina Club to be one of the best courses I've played. The staff was great and went the extra step to ensure we have a great round. The course was in great shape and the weather was perfect. The black tees can be challenging but well worth the step back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/26/2017

Thank you for your review. We greatly appreciate your business and feedback about your visit to The Carolina Club. We hope to see you on your next visit to the OBX! Again, thank you!


"The Burns's Play"


wjburns3rd's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My Dad and I enjoyed the Carolina Club very much - the course was in great shape for early May with consistant greens and tees for every level. We look forward to returning for more great play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/12/2017

Thank you for playing at The Carolina Club. We appreciate your business and hope to see you on your next visit to the OBX.



Robert6306520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/12/2017

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback. We hope you consider playing The Carolina Club on your next visit to the OBX!



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