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3.8
156 Reviews (156)
5 Stars
46
4 Stars
70
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
84.8%
Recommend this course
133 out of 156 reviews
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4.2
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.7%
Recommend this course
29 out of 30 reviews
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4.1
65 Reviews (65)
5 Stars
22
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.8%
Recommend this course
59 out of 65 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Par 36
Length 3500 yards
Slope 140
Rating 37.2

Carolina National Golf Club boasts a 27-hole layout designed by Fred Couples. Situated along the banks of the Lockwood Folly River, the course encapsulated the beauty of the low country. The holes are divided into three nines that are named after the birds that can be seen throughout the course: Egret, Heron, and Ibis. Couples placed an emphasis on preserving the rich natural landscape and wildlife, earning the golf course designation as an Audubon Sanctuary. They each have unique designs but they all have challenging greens that are some of the best in the area. The Egret nine will reward long, strong drives. This and the Heron nine are home to the six holes that play along the river. These are some of the most visually stunning holes. Carolina National Golf Club's three nines provide three different 18-hole combinations.

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Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Fred Couples (1998) Gene Bates Kipp Schulties (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required. No denim.

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3.8
156 Reviews (156)

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Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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4.0
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Course has Great Value

Nice layout with variety among the three 9s available. Great value for the money. Friendly, welcoming staff and members.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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5.0
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Really nice

Really nice course, excellent conditions, greens were crazy fast but pure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 11/08/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Hello, VIctor3235086. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Carolina National Golf Club.

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3.0
First Time Playing

Morning Chaos

We had 16 in our group, but you cannot come out and tell us that we need to speed our pace of play up when you get us off the first tee 10 mins late because you are so chaotic at the master starter you let two other groups off before us. Then we leave a bag in our cart so I called the pro shop that evening and they said they would try and locate it. When I called back this morning they said they didn’t find it and basically hung up on me. I don’t think this is worth the drive unless they make changes to their staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

National a Solid Course

Great layout. The holes proved interesting and challenging. The greens were in good shape and ran true.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Thanks for the kind comments and great review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National Golf Club.

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Handicap 0-4
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Always a great course and layout

I have played here every year for the past 7 years when coming to the beach. The layout's of all 3 9's are great. In spite of 2 inches of rain the night before the course was playable although muddy in spots. The grounds crew had there hands full however the greens were excellent as always. The layout is challenging but you can still score. The views and shot values along the inter coastal is what makes this course one of my favorites. Look forward to coming back every year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/25/2019

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your feedback and are looking forward to your next round with us at Carolina National. Thanks for playing!

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4.0
Previously Played

Challenging layout -Fast greens

Carolina National is a course you can play every day and always feel challenged. The course was in great shape, very fast but true greens and a tough rough if you wander. I played the Ibis and Egret nines on Saturday and finished in 4 hours which was good for a weekend round. Two areas that needed attention were the cart paths and the bunkers. In all fairness it had rained more than 2 inches over night and bunkers showed it.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/22/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2019

Hi Mistyfraam. Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had a 5 star experience, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Carolina National

very friendly staff golf courses in great shape the play was on time and not pushed and appreciate the great service

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/14/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Rickroseca1. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine thanks you!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Well Done

A gorgeous track. Well maintained. Hazards identified.
Greens in excellent condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/18/2019

Hi, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Pace of place and pairing needs attention

Course was great unfortunately pace of play was slow paid for a buddy and myself and got paired with 2 guys that played way slower than us other than that course was excellent

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/01/2019

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and are sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't up to par. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the conditions of the course and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National!

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course has three nines

Layout of holes was great-bunkering was well positioned to reward accurate shots. A lot of bare spots entering and exiting fairways..Fairways were in great shape but the rough was a little too long-couldn't find balls.Greens were very fast and were just sanded so in two weeks greens will be great

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/30/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Bad timing

Today's round got off to a bad start before i even made it to the course. Playing partner called and tee time had been pushed back a half hour. Probably not a big deal to most but we work 2nd shift so it made all but impossible to play 18 and make it to work on time. The pace of play didn't help that at all. 9 of the 27 holes were closed for top dressing greens and a second 9 were already done. None of that was disclosed but the staff was nice enough to allow a rain check for our second 9. The 9 we did play was in excellent shape though. I've played here many times and will continue to it just wasn't meant to be today though.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Hi mgedwards84, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear that your round with us this time wasn't completely up to expectations. We appreciate your patience and understanding for the changes we had to make to your tee time while we were top dressing the greens. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Friendliness Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/12/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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4.0
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Previously Played

Slow going

Shouldn’T take 5 hours to play this course. Need Marshall’s out there.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/28/2019

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry to hear the pace of play wasn't completely up to par during your round. We have passed your feedback along to our staff to discuss improvements moving forward. Thanks for playing Carolina National and we hope you consider giving us another shot in the future.

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A nice facility

Carolina National is a very nice place to play golf.
The pro shop, bar, restaurant, practice areas, and fairways were terrific.
Usually the greens are also in great shape, but they were not fully recovered and were not up to par.
We somehow dodged the Thursday downpours, so we were very pleased overall!
One of the nicest courses in Brunswick County.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

sanded greens were hugely inconsistent

love this venue, great layout - but Heron greens today were rather disappointing...I fully understand sanding after aeration, but expect some brushing, & consistency. Too many greens were oversanded and rather silly to putt on,

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/02/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We're sorry to hear the conditions of the greens weren't fully up to expectations. We hope this doesn't deter you from returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National!

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