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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6856 yards
Slope 135
Rating 73.4

Cape Fear Country Club offers 18 holes of par-72 golf over 6,856 yards from the long tees with a course rating of 72.4 and a 134 slope rating. It was designed by Donald Ross in 1896, and restored by Kris Spence to reopen.

The Cape Fear Country Club offers a hilly golf course on the coast, with lakes in play on several holes, including the signature hole, the par-3 15th, which plays to 187 yards, including a tee shot to clear the lake.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 6856 yards 73.4 135
Ross 72 6657 yards 72.3 132
Member 72 6233 yards 70.4 128
Member (W) 72 6233 yards 76.7 138
Cape Fear 72 5747 yards 68.2 123
Cape Fear (W) 72 5747 yards 73.8 131
Azalea 72 5030 yards 64.7 110
Azalea (W) 72 5030 yards 69.7 119
Scorecard for Cape Fear
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 74.0/138 361 451 530 460 207 512 360 173 462 3516 343 555 452 345 153 487 233 442 330 3340 6856
Ross M: 72.7/134 356 393 523 437 198 496 352 167 456 3378 339 548 446 338 146 482 225 396 324 3244 6622
Member M: 70.4/128 W: 76.6/140 336 361 506 407 171 471 340 148 420 3160 315 524 419 314 129 462 210 376 312 3061 6221
Cape Fear M: 68.2/123 W: 74.0/132 325 333 470 368 155 427 328 135 386 2927 291 487 381 290 122 445 182 340 282 2820 5747
Hybrid M: 66.3/119 W: 71.7/128 325 287 470 312 155 427 290 135 342 2743 291 418 321 290 122 422 161 272 282 2579 5322
Azalea M: 64.7/110 W: 69.8/121 312 287 403 312 130 390 290 114 342 2580 285 418 321 222 97 422 161 272 252 2450 5030
Handicap 13 9 1 5 15 3 11 17 7 10 4 6 12 18 2 16 8 14
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1896
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Donald Ross (1926) Kris Spence (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Caddies No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire, collared shirts, no denim or short shorts.

Reviews

4.1
3 Reviews (3)
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Handicap 0-4
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4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

As Good as Expected

Course is really good, has great flow through the round. Incredible variety on the par 3s; oddly enough the best one isn't a Donald Ross original hole. 18 is a really cool par 4 that gives great opportunity for birdie to end the round; also not a Ross original. Overall, a really cool place and certainly one to play if you can get access.

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

Great Old Course

It is great to play a Donald Ross course and this one doesn't disappoint. The layout is great, the bunkers are penal (as they should be) and the greens roll true. My only problem with the course is they had "punched" the fairways about a week before we played. That is the only reason I gave the course conditions 4 stars. The staff was very friendly and accommodating.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Average weather
Used cart

Golf the way it is meant to be!!!

This is a great course, from the practice facility to the clubhouse to the staff. Great conditions, fast greens (11 on the stimp), sand everywhere and very pleasing to the eye. This course is what you would expect in the Myrtle Beach area; the only drawback is that it is an hour north. Put this course on your list to play!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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