Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
3.4
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.0
Value
4.1
Layout
3.2
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
2.8
76.5%
Recommend this course
26 out of 34 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
0
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
0
Value
0
Layout
0
Friendliness
0
Pace
0
Amenities
0
0%
Recommend this course
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6802 yards
Slope 117
Rating 72.1

Course Details

Year Built 1969
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect John Nubin (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

3.4
34 Reviews (34)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Narrow Fairways 8
Water Hazards 7
This course/club is great for:
Locals 10
Walkers 7
Beginners 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 7

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

enjoyed a new course for us

was doing business in Raleigh, played at cardinal. not fancy but very enjoyable. 20 handcapper, was challenging for us . gad a very good time. friendly staff. definitely would play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Probably wouldn't return

This is our 1st visit here and although it was only $12 to play, it was almost an hours drive for us which will probably keep us from returning. I don't necessarily mind the drive except this place was pretty rough. The fairways were horrible and the course was very tight as I was almost hit three times with golf balls gone astray. There are several holes that end almost in line with the tee box for the next hole. Also not very happy with the pace of play as the course allowed a group of 5 in front of us that were definitely in no hurry.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good course value for money.

This course has long par 3's and 4's. Great for practicing your long drives and irons. Relatively flat and forgiving with errant shots. Good value for money.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Evolving int a real gem!

The greens are top-notch. The layout is challenging, but fair. The fairways were over-seeded with rye, which is a nice touch for winter. I witnessed a greenskeeper sifting small rocks out of a sandtrap after he raked it. I wish my home course took such care!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Cardinal

This course is a great value. The staff is very friendly. The course itself is in average shape, the fairways need some attention, but the greens are in very good shape. The layout is interesting. Overall a fun course. I would play the course again and recommend it.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Not a bad course

I like playing this course. The front 9 fairways are a bit narrow then the back 9 open up a bit. There are a lot of small creeks and a few ponds that will eat your golf balls if you aren't careful. Sometimes it's safer to hit a long iron off the tee. You will hear balls hitting the trees along the tough all day on the front 9. Kind of funny hearing so many. But it's fun. The greens are usually in pretty good shape. They are constantly cutting trees down to open up the course. So you will come across wood poles during play. No big deal though. I play this course 1st least once a month. Its the best deal around. Hard to beat $10.00 for 18 holes.with a cart. And....... They will supply you with a cooler for your own beer that you can bring. I love that!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not Much To Say

Greens roll decently, best way to describe it... Goat Track

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worst course ever played

Absolutely the worst course I have ever played. No identifiable fairway. I use a yellow ball so it is easy to spot and I had a tough time finding it because of all the yellow flowers covering the "fairway ". I could go on but it was so bad we left after nine holes.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course good for beginners

Fairways in good shape and greens were faster than I expected. Overall really good course but not that challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

passing through

Nice course, fairways was rough looking and some were very wet. Greens were good overall enjoyed playing the course. 18 hole was nice hole to play.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Awesome greens

Excellent value. Best greens I've seen in North Carolina.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Nice and green

Course was well maintained except for the spots with water on the fairways, But we did just have heavy rain most of the week. It's a nice course with narrow and wide fairways. The greens were excellent, cart paths were smooth and I only paid $15.00. So I will make the trip from Raleigh again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Rate of play problem

Great round of golf but I gotta say ; when I booked this round and the listing said 9 hole rate....I thought that I would be playing 18 and paying the 9 hole rate....not so....this was not a deal...after an embarrassing argument with the pro shop guy and a call to the booker , I now feel the need to apologize for my misunderstanding....that
ain't right.....I could have played nine for that price without the booking fee.....

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Greens are good, no tee boxes and flooded/very wet

I am an above average golfer who enjoys playing golf no matter where I play. I did not have a good experience at Cardinal CC since the staff did not warn me that most of the holes had temporary tee boxes, the fairways were ok except for the one's that were under water, the greens were in excellent condition but just hard to read. If it were me running that course, I would have the people play around the holes under water to let them dry out. On at least 2 holes the cart path was covered under water and it did not rain in the area for a least 2 days. I would not play here again unless they fix these problems.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very wet

All of the fairway where very very wet the only good thing was the greens we are to play in tournament on 15th of April hope it's dried out by then

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
3.0
Previously Played

Don't play behind their members!

Avoid playing behind their members fiveome who refuse to let two players play through. No ranger to observe the pace of play. Plan on 5 hours for a round of golf.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

good challenge to see where your game is at.

If you can par the 3's your in real good shape, a couple brutal par 4's..this course is tough , bring your a game...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Fair weather
Used cart

Great place to practice, great price

Not bad I have played there before you can't beat the price.
A little hard to find. narrow fairways and the greens are faster then they look, the breaks will trick you

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Course was in nice condition. Greens were very nice and rolled true. Play was slow on the front nine before we were allowed to play through. That would not have been as bad but it was slow due to a five some in front of us

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cardinal County Club

I really enjoy playing this course. It is very inexpensive to play this course. Pace of play is very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Nearby Courses
Smithfield, North Carolina
Semi-Private
3.9071333333
126
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Semi-Private
4.9215647059
27
Clayton, North Carolina
Semi-Private
4.4520882353
652
Clayton, North Carolina
Semi-Private
4.2268882353
130
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Municipal
4.0802
58
Clayton, North Carolina
Semi-Private
4.2268882353
130
Clayton, North Carolina
Semi-Private
4.2268882353
130
Wilson, North Carolina
Semi-Private
3.6764705882
11
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Military
2.0
2
Four Oaks, North Carolina
Public
4.3413470588
326
Wendell, North Carolina
Semi-Private
3.5583
181
Clayton, North Carolina
Semi-Private
4.4358571429
100

Stay & Play Offers

From $325
Valid dates: Feb 28, 2020 - Oct 31, 2020
UNLIMITED rounds of golf over three days, and two nights lodging in one of our 4-bedroom Stay & Play luxury townhomes, including access to fine dining for dinner at Champs and Rockers.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE