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4.1
257 Reviews (257)
5 Stars
93
4 Stars
107
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
90.6%
Recommend this course
226 out of 257 reviews
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4.3
71 Reviews (71)
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.4%
Recommend this course
67 out of 71 reviews
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4.3
96 Reviews (96)
5 Stars
45
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.7%
Recommend this course
89 out of 96 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.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2019 #20)

Reviews

4.1
257 Reviews (257)

What Golfers Are Saying

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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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Nice course - especially if you can get a deal on Price

I forgot I played here 5 years ago - but it came back to me once I got to the clubhouse. Course has 3 9-holes so multiple “options” on which “18” you will play. I played Ibis and Herron and enjoyed it. The course was in pretty good condition for late November. I wasn’t too happy that as the first tee time, we caught the “last” group going off the other 9 when we made the turn. We didn’t even play the front 9 quickly (2 hours) but then having to wait on all shots in the 2nd nine was not great. But overall, I would go back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your experience to our team at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thanks for playing!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2020

We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

The course has a lot of beautiful holes and views. It was in great shape. The fairways/rough was near perfect and the greens were good, but not great. Definitely fast. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The starter let me and my partner go 45 minutes before our scheduled tee time to try and get all 18 holes in. The pace of play was very slow due to it being crowded and cart path only because of rain. I would highly recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in phenomenal condition considering the huge rain fall we had only a few days ago. Pace of play was above average for a Sunday round. We really enjoyed our round and most certainly will return again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/17/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and rate us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's great to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts to keep things looking great! We look forward to having you back Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/10/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

Man Oh Man

Played Carolina National today with a golfnow friend. I live in the area and have not paid there in two or three years. The conditions of the course (tee boxes, roughs, fairways, greens, fringes) were excellent. The greens were very true and fast. You better be concentrating on what you are doing when putting or chipping. The great conditions and speed of the greens will test your golf game. We played for $32.00 today, with a $5.00 rebate from Golf Now. I can tell you without a doubt, this was a great buy and would have been a great buy for considerably more. Very impressed with Carolina National and we are going back next week now that we have seen the course and know we better bring our A game. Great day of golf. Kudos to Carolina National for putting the attention to the course that so many others drastically need,.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u000007389442! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/04/2020

Hello and thank you for the great review! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beware of new rule on carts

The course recently received new carts and are trying to force singles to ride together or pay an up charge. Why they are willing to assume liability for someone catching COVID from a stranger is beyond me. Just understand if you show as a single or 3-some don’t be surprised.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/04/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry that you disagree with and were not aware of the individual cart rider policy before you arrived. This information has been posted on the COVID-19 updates page of our website since it was put into effect on October 5th and is communicated in our GolfNow bookings as well. It is unfortunate that this is the sole basis and only thing reflected in your review. Surely, you can understand that a golf club can only absorb the added costs of single carts for so long, which we did for several months during the pandemic. With the North Carolina move into Phase 3 and the updated guidelines from health and government officials, we felt this was a reasonable expectation at this time and a fair accommodation offered for those who still wish to ride solo. Thank you for playing Carolina National. We hope that you enjoyed the course will consider returning to play again when you are comfortable doing so.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3 Nines.

Played here three times. Just played the Egret nine for the first time. Not a big fan. Too many funky holes, starting with the first hole. Love Heron and Ibis nines. Some really pretty holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/04/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good Shape

Course is in very good condition, greens are nice but very fast and flag placement was fair. Tee boxes are great. It’s not a long course, we played blue tees, but very challenging. Other than the 150 & 100 markers, I didn’t see any yardage markers In the fairways. I liked the course and for the fee I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/28/2020

Hi Craigclapsaddle. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bee in the bonnet

The course was in good shape but the cart staff and starter were not friendly. Guy in the pro shop had the personality of a rock.

Not sure if I would recommend this course to anyone who cannot tolerate this type of behavior.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/28/2020

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. We are glad to know you enjoyed the conditions of the course, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/04/2020

Hello and thank you for the great review! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/28/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course would play again

I liked the course a lot. Tee boxes to greens were in good shape. Would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u4319856. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course!

As usual I was buffaloed by the greens. Fast,unseen breaks. Even though there are homes along a lot of the hole it still feels like you're out in the wilderness. I consider this my ""home "" course even though I am not a member.The personnel are always friendly and helpful. Cant wait to play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart Paths

Cart paths are awful!!! Need major repairs. Beat me to death!! Course itself in good shape!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, dawson80. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day!

The layout and conditions were outstanding. Greens had been sanded a week ago and they rolled true and fast. Played Ibis/Heron and we all enjoyed the layout. Will go back real soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course.

I enjoyed playing this course with the wife, greens were a little rough but fairways were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Viper99! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worn out cart

The golf course was in
excellent shape. I really co uld not fairly rate off course amenities due to Covid.
The golf cart we were given was in poor shape and the staff admitted they knew it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 10/12/2020

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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