Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine

4.1352941176 4.1 stars from 5 (54)
  • 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

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 54 Reviews
5 stars:
21
4 stars:
24
3 stars:
5
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

48 out of 54 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

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

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Type of Golfer
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"Great"


Chris529's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/02/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Guys annual December golf outing. Played 27 holes and lunch for 59$. The course was in great shape for a December tee time of 10:30 . Very helpful and friendly staff. Lunch was good also. The only thing is if you are going to play 27 holes and lunch do not set up a tee time after 9:30am ! We were playing our last hole after sun set witch was fun too me but could not see were tee shot went. All and all we had a blast and will be returning next December!!!!


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a country club should be."


u395388194's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fantastic course in amazing condition. Friendly staff.

Would like to see a club selection in the pro-shop, only one bag of misc. Clubs and a handful of putters.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course with messed up tee management"


glennehurst's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
Previously played Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First let me say I love these courses. I have played here 4 times now and love all 3 nines. Heron and Ibis are my favorites. Egret is good too just more homes. The routing is excellent and the courses are kept in top shape. On the day we played fairways a little long thus slow and greens firm and fast. My only issue is with the management of tee times and 9 hole routing. We had a tee time of 12:30 however due to issues with lack of carts and player routing we did not get a cart until 12:55 and tee off until 01:05 pm. On top of that the cart battery started dying at hole 13 and we barely made it back to the clubhouse where it died. Does that mean I will never play here again? Nope love the courses and the rates are reasonable however will be very careful to check with shop before making tee times on what is going on the day of play.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course not for the weak at heart"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First of all, this was the second nine we played following the Egret nine. This course is very challenging. Our group (aged 59-61) played the senior tees. The problem was, the senior tees seemed to be more difficult than the blue tees in regards to tee off positions. We definitely would have been better off with the blue tees. The greens were very, very fast and did not hold approach shots. Made for a difficult time with many of the pin positions.

We really enjoyed the layout and it was a great 'back woods' feel. Would recommend this course, but be prepared for a stiff challenge.

Also, the scorecard gives no hole information and there are no plaques at tee boxes to give you any idea what lies ahead. Definitely a drawback!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Sluggosloan's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff...Great course.

Greens were fantastic!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition"


David7685469's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Egret nine is a very nice layout. There are no unseen hazards or extremely difficult holes, so it was good for us first timers here. Many fairway traps require accurate tee shots. The course was in excellent condition and all of the staff was exceptionally helpful. I would definitely play here again.


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


"great 9, excellent drainage after heavy rain"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played Ibis after tons of rain, was in incredibly good shape, greens still rolled fast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Golf Course"


u000008215105's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf Now course description button is not correct. Golf Now shows the course as a 9 hole course. It is a beautiful 27 hole course. Had a great time.


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


"Wow"


bfreberg25's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

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

Reviewed on

The course was in phenomenal shape. Probably fastest greens I've ever played. Beautiful scenery and an all around great time. Will be coming back regularly when I visit in the summer. Kids play free until 16 years old which is an added bonus. My son also had a great time.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


u516416619's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/01/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Windy day , seemed we played the first nine with the wind to our back, back nine in our face. Greens were in great shape, fairways were browned out in spots but overall the course was in good shape. We played the blue tees. I will definitely return to play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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



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