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3.7
130 Reviews (130)
5 Stars
37
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.7
82.0%
Recommend this course
108 out of 130 reviews
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3.9
38 Reviews (38)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.2
86.8%
Recommend this course
33 out of 38 reviews
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3.7
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.0
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
84.2%
Recommend this course
48 out of 57 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3500 yards 37.2 140
Gold 36 3271 yards 36.0 136
Blue 36 2984 yards 34.7 126
Blue (W) 36 2984 yards 37.6 135
Teal 36 2721 yards 33.4 121
Teal (W) 36 2721 yards 36.1 129
White (W) 36 2400 yards 34.2 126
Scorecard for Egret/Heron
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 75.2/146 388 427 577 384 184 445 219 390 486 3500 7017
Gold M: 72.1/141 361 412 548 366 156 412 185 374 457 3271 6473
Blue M: 69.4/133 W: 75.8/138 350 357 506 340 156 369 181 316 427 3002 6000
Teal M: 67.1/124 W: 72.3/129 322 343 463 295 138 309 162 303 393 2728 5406
White W: 68.4/122 276 300 421 257 131 279 139 271 347 2421 4759
Handicap 13 5 1 9 11 3 7 15 17
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 3 1 9 11 5 13 15 7

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent 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
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.

Reviews

3.7
130 Reviews (130)

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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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Nice layout

Greens still bumpy from recent aeration but layout on heron and egret nines was wonderful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course map

Excellent course. We got lost a couple times because there was no markers for the next hole

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

I did golf now for $45 at 0945, great tee boxes, decent greens although they were areated.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 06/11/2019

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

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Played On
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

nice - could be great if...

course was dried out (it has been extremely dry for awhile) and bunkers were needing fixing, but always a good round and a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 05/31/2019

Hi bpares. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 05/16/2019

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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 05/07/2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National GC!

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

Great Practice areas

The practice green offers a putting and short chipping area that is close to the starter. Driving range located just across path from the green. Well thought layout.

I expected to play faster with a late afternoon tee time. We offer had three groups on one hole but got done in about 2.5 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 05/07/2019

Thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National GC!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

NEED CART PATHS REPAIRED

Cart paths need repair badly. This is the third time I have reported this!

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 05/30/2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Would play again

Course was in good shape. Greens were fast, fairways were good but bunkers need work. They weren't raked and were packed. Staff has a lot room for improvement! The course was packed today so maybe they just weren't use to it which made it a little chaotic. Once on the course though it was a good time.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 06/12/2019

Hi mgedwards84! Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not maintained

Layout was ok but the course really needed some TLC. Greens were unhittable. Some many older golfers pac of play was slooooooow!!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sub 4 hour round

Cart paths need work but this course is really a gem.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 05/03/2019

Thanks for the 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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/29/2019

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Interesting Layout & Fun to Play

Played as a couple with 2 others who were familiar with the course. The greens were quick and in good conditions, sand was excellent, tees and fairways grassed in well and fairways pretty open. Glad to have someone who knew the course with us because at times we needed advice as to where to hit tee shots because of all the bunkers and dog legs. Will be back again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 06/12/2019

Hi a103golf. 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!

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

Ranger Rick

Course is in great shape. Greens are quick but true. We were stuck behind two foursomes of friends who were very slow. Ranger Rick routed us around them to play our last five holes with no one in front of us. I have read a number of reviews complaining about pace of play at this course. It appears they are doing something about it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 06/12/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. We apologize for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We will continue to look for ways to improve, and we are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your round. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We hope to see you again soon.

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I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/25/2019

Hello, HapTaylor. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for playing Carolina National.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

Playing on a course nestled among oaks, bordering the Shallotte river and on a course pretty well maintained was very enjoyable.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/25/2019

Thanks for the 5-star rating! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ivan the great

After playing a really slow front nine, Ivan, the ranger, moved us to the third nine where we had ton one in front of us..Great time

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/25/2019

Thanks for the 5-star rating! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Need cart path repairs

Course is in good shape but Cart paths are in need of repair.

Conditions Poor
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/23/2019

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate the feedback about your round and hope to see you again for another one soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National GC!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

course needs some tlc

Greens were top dressed...which has to be done, just wish I knew in advance...They need to run the mowers...tall inconsistent poanna patches all over the place...

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/23/2019

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We appreciate your feedback and have forwarded your comments over to our management team for future improvements. We hope you reconsider returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Really nice layout. Decent early season conditions. Greens rolling beautifully despite being over seeded. Very friendly and accommodating staff.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine
Commented On 04/23/2019

Hi Philip, thanks for the great review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again for another one soon. Thanks for playing Carolina National.

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