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4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
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Amenities
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6952
Slope 128
Rating 73.7
Type Public
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The Carolina Club Golf Course
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6952 yards 73.7 128
Gold 72 6544 yards 70.4 128
Blue 72 6102 yards 68.2 121
White (W) 72 5502 yards 66.1 114
Red (W) 72 4855 yards 67.8 118
Scorecard for Carolina Club
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: 73.4/127 385 194 425 574 235 606 166 371 504 3460 428 409 568 398 175 328 479 219 488 3492 6952
Gold M: 70.8/124 356 183 414 522 218 551 158 350 488 3240 411 386 526 381 162 323 440 200 475 3304 6544
Blue M: 68.6/120 340 167 396 494 170 520 143 332 467 3029 388 364 489 345 145 308 416 169 449 3073 6102
White M: 65.8/114 W: 65.8/114 317 150 369 438 147 461 129 302 448 2761 322 316 460 321 132 274 346 147 423 2741 5502
Red W: 67.2/118 285 116 324 386 138 430 116 243 390 2428 293 261 430 276 118 267 277 110 395 2427 4855
Handicap 9 17 7 5 15 1 13 11 3 8 12 2 10 18 14 6 16 4
Par 4 3 4 5 3 5 3 4 5 36 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1998
Greens Bentgrass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell Breeden

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

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

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4.8
149

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Watching the Game 12
19th Hole Specials 10
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 28
Bunkers 25
Forced Carries 20
This course/club is great for:
A Weekend Splurge 23
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 20
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 23
Near Local Attractions 8
Convenient to the City 7

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Still trying to figure this place out

We were staying on OBX for a week and decided to bring the sticks. Reviews said this is the best public course near OBX, so we booked on GolfNow for a weekday - it is just the start of Off-Season - so price was pretty good compared to high season rates. There was hardly anyone there when we played (Thurs mid-day, early Sept), so we putzed around at the range and putting green, let another group go ahead of us so we had someone to follow (1st time there). It had rained an inch the day before, so it was Cart Path Only, which changed the dynamic a lot, plus the fairways weren't all mowed recently, and traps were thick sand. Found a lot of OK holes, a few real nice ones, and a few pretty boring ones. We played a mix of blue/gold tees: mostly gold unless the required carry was too long: and tried to mix up the distances on the par-3's (seem all to be 170-ish). Tees were fine, even on the par 3's they weren't too beat up.The (bent grass?) rough is really grabby - hard to get the club on the ball. I guess it's the penalty for being in the rough, but it became frustrating. The greens were OK: putted true and held pretty well, yet a bit inconsistent as far as amount of grass on them so hard to gauge speed sometimes. The people there were really nice, treating guests almost like at a private club. And the quick BBQ sandwich at the turn is only $5.50 and it's really good! Overall, we had a good time and were pleased with the course/experience. But if we had paid peak rates, I don't know if it would have been worth it. Still thinking about it overall - if this is the 'best of OBX' golf, maybe next time we'll save our money and just enjoy the beach that we paid a ton of money to stay at.... golf in PA is just as good and cheaper.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Average
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TheCarolinaClub
Commented On 09/12/2017
Thank you for your review. We appreciate your visit to The Carolina Club. We are glad there were aspects of the course you enjoyed. Thanks again for playing with us while on your visit to the OBX.
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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Annual Pleasure

I get excited to play this course every year when I return to the Outer Banks with my family. I absolutely love the layout of this course. Lots of variety for every player out there. You won't be disappointed!!!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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TheCarolinaClub
Commented On 09/07/2017
Thank you so much for the review. We truly appreciate your business and hope to you visit us on your next trip to the OBX!
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Me and my wife really enjoyed playing the Carolina Club, this was the second time we played it and it was a lot better this time around. The last time we played they were in the process of air-rating. Would highly recommend playing it.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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TheCarolinaClub
Commented On 09/07/2017
Thank you for the review. We appreciate your business. Please visit us again on your next trip to the OBX. When possible, we try to aerate in November rather than September because our Sept-Oct conditions are perfect for golf. Thanks again!
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Carolina Club

Played here as a storm was brewing and the winds were blowing hard. The rain held off fortunately. Hardly anyone on the course do we played really fast. Course was in ok condition. Very nice tee boxes. Fairways were descent except for the crabgrass that was growing in various places. Greens were nice except for the large number of unrepaired ball marks. The course overall had a nice layout with a few very interesting holes. I would recommend playing this course. Especially if you can get a deal from Golfnow.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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Commented On 09/07/2017
Thank you for the review. We truly appreciate your business and hope to see you on your next visit to the OBX.
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Maiden Voyage

Enjoyed the course and friendly staff. Interesting layout. Would play here again on my next visit. A fair price for this golf-starved region.
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Excellent
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TheCarolinaClub
Commented On 09/07/2017
Thank you for the review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day. Please visit us again on your next trip to the OBX!
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Excellent
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Condition

Excellent layout with tees to match your ability, pace was under 4 hours and although the greens were recently dressed they played fast and true.
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Good
Course Layout Good
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Commented On 09/07/2017
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Staff Friendliness Good
Pace of Play Excellent
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Good
Value for the Money Average
Course Layout Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Excellent Value

Course was in pretty good shape despite the heavy rains the day prior. Some wet spots so it was 90 degree rule, but the course was not overbooked so we did not have an issue until late in the back 9 in terms of pace. Nice mixture of open layout holes and others where you need accuracy off the tee. Wind was howling so needed to hit the driver straight at tmes. 5 sets of tees make for a great challenge for all skill level golfers golfers. I hit from the ones right in front of the tips (golds) and my wife was often teeing off 100+ yards ahead. Great course for all golfers and you really can't beat the value despite being about 17 miles past the bridge. We had a great time!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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Commented On 09/07/2017
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Dream destination

Our family comes from Ohio and Pennsylvania and we dream about The Carolina Club year round. Course layout is like nothing we have played. 6,7,9,18 are fantastic holes. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and always willing to chat. It's a 20 minute drive from the bridge, but prices are too good to pass up. Love it!
Staff Friendliness Excellent
Pace of Play Good
Off-course amenities Good
Course Conditions Excellent
Value for the Money Excellent
Course Layout Excellent
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TheCarolinaClub
Commented On 07/31/2017
Thank you so much for making us a special part of your family vacation! We truly appreciate your business. Be sure to put those golf balls on your Christmas list for next summer!
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