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Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
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4.4
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 72
Length 6868 yards
Slope 131
Rating 73.2
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Brunswick Plantation & Golf Resort
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6868 yards 73.2 131
Blue 72 6397 yards 71.2 128
White 72 6074 yards 69.5 124
White (W) 72 6074 yards 75.5 137
Gold 72 5654 yards 67.6 115
Gold (W) 72 5654 yards 73.0 127
Red (W) 72 5140 yards 69.9 115
Scorecard for Azalea/ Magnolia
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.2/131 411 185 392 204 518 410 365 440 502 3427 409 521 388 188 425 540 204 357 409 3441 6868
Blue M: 71.2/128 393 154 380 184 484 380 335 420 460 3190 383 490 370 175 389 510 170 325 395 3207 6397
White M: 69.5/124 W: 75.5/137 369 140 373 152 471 356 325 386 450 3022 370 470 358 151 375 492 151 315 370 3052 6074
Gold M: 67.6/115 W: 73.0/127 344 118 350 135 452 330 313 353 430 2825 360 444 323 126 360 455 125 290 346 2829 5654
Red W: 69.9/115 320 102 322 94 437 280 275 329 405 2564 310 425 315 102 325 403 122 258 316 2576 5140
Handicap 7 15 5 17 9 3 11 1 13 2 10 12 16 6 14 18 4 8
Par 4 3 4 3 5 4 4 4 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 5 15 13 11 7 1 9 17 3 10 2 14 18 4 8 16 6 12

Course Details

Year Built 1991
Greens Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Willard Byrd (1991) Clyde Johnston (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.6
252 Reviews (252)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 32
Watching the Game 11
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 50
Bunkers 43
Undulating Greens 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 32
Seniors 31
Group Getaways 28
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 33
Convenient to the City 25
At a Resort 15

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Excellent Greens

The course was in very good shape. Thought the greens were excellent rolling true. Nice staff, will play again next year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Brunswick Plantation – Great Golf Meets Affordability.

Calabash, NC may well be an area better known for its seafood cuisine than it is for outstanding golf, but that could be changing. There are now more than 20 golf courses accessible to the public within a 20 mile radius. These are all top notch facilities with championship golf courses that are well kept and a pleasure to play. A few offer roomy and affordable accommodations as well as golf packages that won’t require a second mortgage!

One such property is Brunswick Plantation, a gated golf course community in Calabash, NC. Since its planning days, Brunswick has grown from 650 acres to over 1750 acres. There are over 1,000 homes including single family custom homes, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos, and luxury townhouses, many of which are owned by active retirees. The community is rife with amenities: multiple swimming pools, fitness facilities, tennis, walking trails, and 2 plantation-style clubhouses, one of which is in the process of being converted to a second restaurant. The Hickory Shaft Bistro is scheduled to open this spring.

Brunswick Plantation is also home to 27-holes of Willard Byrd/Clyde Johnson golf with names that conjure up thoughts of Augusta: Azalea, Magnolia and Dogwood. These 27 holes create three different and unique 18-hole layouts, which can create its own weekend golf getaway.

Although each course has its own distinctive characteristics, they all share one thing in common: well-groomed and speedy Bermuda grass greens. They all have their share of slope and undulation and are “sneaky quick!” The tall Carolina pines that line many of the fairways as well as the water hazards and sand bunkers at Brunswick Plantation will challenge the most seasoned golfer. At the same time, beginners and weekend golfers will appreciate how wide open and extremely forgiving it is from the forward tees. The course will require you to be at your mental best as it requires a combination of shot making, strategy and thought.

Of the three nine hole tracks, the Magnolia course is somewhat reminiscent of a Scottish links course. You’ll find that many of the large sand and grass bunkers offer a challenge as does the water which comes into play on three holes. Three other holes are heavily bunkered, emphasizing the fact that hazards are a key element of the opening holes. You’ll also find a lot of mounding, primarily on the periphery of the fairways and around the greens. This can make for some uneven lies from the fairway as well as some interesting chip shots onto the greens. The par 5, 6th hole on the Magnolia Course has a little bit of everything. Off the tee, there are fairway bunkers on both sides to contend with, and they come into play regardless of what tees you are playing from. Water come into play off the tee if you pull your shot left; there’s out of bounds if you push it right. Needless to say, good control off the tee is required and, if executed successfully, will set up a decision of whether to go for the green in two. Push your approach shot right and you could easily find one of three nasty little pot bunkers. The green features a false front and is cut on an angle, making approach shots a little tougher. Although there is no bunkering around the green there is a lot of mounding, which can make for a difficult up and down. Par is a good score here!

Although thick Carolina woodlands offer golfers some beautiful scenery as you make your way around The Azalea course, water is the most dominant hazard you will face on many of the holes. Often, this requires more brains than brawn of you want to put up a low score. The Azalea’s signature hole is Number 4 and features an island green. From the white tees, the hole plays 152 yards. It’s pretty simple: hit the green, make a par. Easier said than done for most! Number 9 on the Azalea Course is an interesting par 5. Large waste bunkers down the left side and water down the right present the perception of a narrow landing area although there is more room out there than you think. Your layup shot is played over water with more sand in the landing area and then a slightly uphill approach shot. At only 450 yards from the White tees, a good drive can set up a decision whether or not to go for the green in two and a possible eagle opportunity. This is yet another good risk/reward hole at Brunswick Plantation.

The Dogwood Course is Brunswick Plantation’s newest nine and features a very wide open design and beautiful lush fairways. Caw Caw Creek and many large hardwood trees are just a couple of the hazards you’ll encounter as you play your way around the course. The Dogwood nine is not to be taken lightly and will keep you on your toes. Number 7 on the Dogwood Course is a par 5 that plays as great as it looks, even in the early springtime, when the dormant brown rough provides a stunning contrast to the green fairways. This dogleg right features water all down the right side and nasty little pot bunkers in the landing area on the left. The layup shot is played to a narrowing fairway, and you’ll need to be careful with your approach shot as water guards the entire right side of the green, with a sand bunker short right. The long, narrow green is crowned in the middle and requires a delicate touch. This is a well-designed golf hole.

Before your round at Brunswick Plantation, or if you just want to get in some practice, there’s a full length driving range where you can hit every club in your bag as well as a chipping green complete with practice bunkers, and a large practice putting green. There’s no reason to not be at your best when you step up to the first tee. Inside the plantation-style clubhouse, you’ll find a fully stocked pro shop with a lot of logoed apparel from top name manufacturers as well as your favorite golf balls, gloves and accessories.

After your round, stop by Champion’s Grille Restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and all of your favorite libations. They can even set you up with a cooler to take back on the course with you as you make the turn. For breakfast, the Brunswick Omelet is a can’t miss and for lunch try their Reuben sandwich, piled high with corned beef and sauerkraut. If you’re not really hungry and just need something to nibble on, their Chicken Quesadillas are big enough to share. Occasionally, they will do dinner and if you ever have the opportunity, I highly advise it.

Brunswick Plantation also offers privately owned one and two bedroom condos that can easily sleep a foursome. These condos have fully equipped kitchens, living rooms with big screen TVs and comfortable beds. The bedrooms also have flat screen TVs. Better yet, they’re about a 3-minute walk to the pro shop, driving range and first tee.

With on-site lodging and restaurants, Brunswick Plantation is the perfect place to host a wedding, family or business event. Their event services include hosting, planning, managing and catering. A quick phone call can get the process started.

With so much golf in the area for customers to choose from, Brunswick Plantation’s goal is to make their customers their biggest advocates. After all, nothing beats word of mouth advertising! They do this by fulfilling the needs of their customers in a valuable and memorable way. The management staff at Brunswick Plantation have instilled in their team several traditional southern values: being friendly, neighborly, and treating people fairly.

Brunswick Plantation has joined together with several other area courses to offer a number of golf packages that include 3 nights lodging and three rounds of golf for as little as $199 (depending on time of year and availability). And, if you book your stay at one of the Brunswick Plantation villas, you’ll receive 9 extra holes of golf. It’s a perfect way to get in a little practice before the rest of your group joins you or get in that final game before leaving the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

What a difference a year makes

Have played this course many times in the past but never seen it in as good as shape as it is this year. Greens were in great shape! Staff and cart attendants were awesome. Played all our replays there. Highly recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Waht a difference a year makes

Played in early February. We had played the course a year ago and were a little concerned about the conditions we would see, based on the previous years trip. It Was Great. They have really put in money and effort and really improved the entire experience. Fast, smooth greens, full fairways and great tee boxes. The folks in the pro shop and restaurant were wonderful. We will be back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Better that average this year

This course is in good condition given the hard winter. While the greens are not perfect and have some rough spots overall they are pretty good. Pin's were placed so the rough parts of the green were not in play.

Fairways are in great shape. Traps could use some grooming but overall, not bad.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

condition pas très bonne

bien comme terrain excellente réception malheureusement les verts étaient en mauvaise condition

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Nice course

Played this course the last few years. Always in decent shape. Staff always very accommodating. Pace of play is great. Would recommend to play this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Mud Puddle, Stay away

I do not know how these other golfers could rate this course above a 1 star. Some of the worst playing conditions I have ever seen. No grass at all, pitiful sand traps and rough, and as far as drainage, it a joke. On top of that on 3 holes we need to wait for the people walking their dogs on the cart paths to play through.
Rumor has it that the place is under new management, I pity the fool who bought it. Going to need deep pockets. If your planing on staying in their condos, be prepared to be living in the early 90's again.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great value fo

nice course, some challenge and not overly difficult.
fairways and greens were in great shape for this time of year.

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

Beautiful course

Played Dogwood and Azalea. Both were in great condition! Thoroughly enjoyed our day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun coarse to play

Great greens very large very fast challenging course interesting hole ,staff were very nice.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

New course

Course was wet with a lot of tight lies. The greens were very fastwhen the fairways grow back it will be very challenging

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

A Nice Golf Course

We played on a warm and windy Friday (2/16/18). Course conditions were reflective of the mid-winter time frame and some recent rain. The fairways were quite damp. As you would expect, it was cart path only. The condition of the greens was very acceptable. And the traps were well maintained. We played the front nine in 2:20 (okay considering cart path only). However, on the back nine, two new groups were put out in front of us. This slowed down play considerably. We played 7 holes in 2:20. Because of our own personal time commitments, we chose to leave. All things considered, I would play this course again. My guess is that in 3 to 4 weeks the course will be in outstanding condition.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great!

Course was in great shape. Only down fall it was cart path only.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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