Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (43)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 36
  • Length: 3444 yards
  • Layout

  • 1643 Goley Hewett Rd SE, Bolivia, North Carolina 28422, Brunswick County
  • 1 (888) 200-6455, (910) 755-5200
  • (910) 755-5203
  • www.carolinanationalgolf.com

Year built: 2000
Architect(s): Fred Couples, Gene Bates
Type: Public
Greens: Bent
Fairways: Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Cheryl Brankel Golf Academy.

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3444 yards 0.0 0
Gold 36 3188 yards 0.0 0
Blue 36 2955 yards 0.0 0
Teal (W) 36 2716 yards 0.0 0
White (W) 36 2210 yards 0.0 0

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 43 Reviews
5 stars:
15
4 stars:
19
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

37 out of 43 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for locals   Challenges include bunkers forced carries water hazards  

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"2017 Beach Trip"


rblock50's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great time we had at Carolina National this year. If you want a good solid round and a very friendly staff to assist you. try this course. Long drive from North Myrtle Beach but worth it!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Carolina on my mind"


Thirstyd1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course in a great setting.......all was very positive except for general condition of the fairways, which were dried out and very hard.

Would be a pleasure playing this course in pristine condition, but wouldn't hurry back till there is some growth and greening of the fairways..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




hzhang's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2017

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Heron course was in very poor condition. Fairways and tee boxes were very dried out with little decent grass."


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Shocking how poor the conditions were since I played this course a few years ago and it was in beautiful shape. Cart path only from rain two days prior and the fairways were dry and hard. Played Egret for second nine and it was a little better. Greens were marginal. Nothing great. Would not recommend this year.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course



u435931992's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


u435931992's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

excellent condition if you take in considération that is was very cold the last few weeks so the fairway as not as Green that they are suppose be. Great Golf course


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


"Fast Greens and Great Views"


TylerSeitz's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is one of my favorite layouts I have ever played. The course was not in the best condition but if was clear that this is uncommon. The area hadn't had rain is what looked like in months. The greens rolled true and lightening quick but the rest of the course could use some water. The club house was in a perfect position and the staff was awesome. The course was great for people off all skill levels, not the most difficult but rewarded great shots. Would absolutely play again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Diamond in the rough"


Tmgolfer66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a hot deal on golf now 44 bucks . 130 tee time .regular rate would have Been 69 bucks glad I didn't have to pay that!!!!!Course was running about 10-15 min behind schedule.

So we hit the range . MATTS only . Oh well .

The tee boxes had no grass, and the fairways were dormant and in poor shape . The greens were fertilized and top dressed , but ran true and were rolled and quick ,Tough to hold . Played with some regular customers they said they never seen it this poor shape .

I Played here before this time of year and they overseeded but no this time around .This was a one of my favs....

I will try it again in the future , but this time it wasn't worth it .

Pace of play was poor , no rangers and no bev cart

Waited on every hole played over 4.5 hours .

Weather was nice :)


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Would like to play again."


Don2582725's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Course was still brown and thin in places so chipping a challenge. Fairways very hard and could not find a couple of balls hit in the fairways. Greens were quite fast and hard. Some blind shots that we did not anticipate from tee.

All in all an enjoyable day and would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very interesting layout"


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

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

Reviewed on

Freddie Couples design is interesting & unique. Fun, challenging layout. I'll play it often!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Consistently good!"


u000006471459's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As a local, I play CN often. If I can take advantage of the GN specials, I do! The club is generally in good shape and pace of play is only slow when they get really crowded (weekends especially). CN is always a very fun course to play and generally a good bargain for locals.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



pablo8814448's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"GOOD CHALLENGE"


uCIOW1734CI's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

27 hole course with a variety of holes, great condition, not a course to get on the tee and just hit away, you must look at each hole and play to your ability or your score will go up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Heron OK, Ibis way to wet."


shadrap's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Cart path only. Should have been allowed cart on Heron. Ibis obviously wet. Cart path only a real work out, particularly with distances involved in getting to the greens. Greens putted well and fairways were OK but was somewhat disappointed in dormant Bermuda glass. Frankly thought course a little over rated and would prefer Rivers Edge over this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


hpeterson's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Always a pace of play issue. Staff don't go out if their way. Greens improved, fairways thin right now. Nice variety of holes


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Diversity of layout"


fly000's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course with some friends of average golfing ability. We really enjoyed how each hole is different from the rest. It required you to make many different shots. You can change the difficulty of the course based on which teebox you play. You had to hit over waste areas on many of the holes. There were a couple of holes on the marsh with very scenic views. Everyone in the group definitely enjoyed it


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hard course"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good layout. very hard for regular player. Green in great shape


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"It was a 2 sleeve day for me!"


uYQCH9371YQ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

We played the Heron & Ibis 9 hole courses. The courses were in great shape considering that Hurricane Matthew came rolling through 3 weeks ago. The service was great from the bag drop attendants to check-in, starter, cart girl and bartenders. Both courses have water, bunkers and nasty Bermuda rough to contend with. Oh, did I mention the large undulating greens? We had our hands full for the 4 1/2 loop. I highly recommend to make the trip to this property!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A very nice course but I expected more"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Carolina National and my expectations were high. While it is very nice course especially for the great price I got on GolfNow I expected more. The course was in good shape. The greens were in great condition, fast but consistent. The fairways were also in good condition. The bunkers were the nicest I have seen with soft manicured sand. There are several interesting holes which required thought and more than just hitting long off the tee. The practice green was nice and seemed to be consistent with the greens on the course. The under stocked pro shop was a disappointment especially being out of logo balls. I was put in with a group down from Canada which made my day very enjoyable. I had a lot of fun to playing with them. Sometimes you just get lucky. Overall I had a good experience and would repeat but with expectations not so high.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course, Great Value"


DeanV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very enjoyable day! Little worried going in because of past reviews but conditions were very good all around. Course layout was solid, especially par 3's. Not overly difficult, generous landing areas and fairly short but has enough teeth to keep you engaged. Highly recommend for the $36 rate I paid.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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