Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest

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4.7
41
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
96.5%
Recommend this course
39 out of 41 reviews
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Average Rating
4.7
18
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.2
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.7
21
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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About

Opened in 2010, it did not take Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest long to be ranked as one of the "top 10 best courses you can play in North Carolina" by Golfweek. It was quite a feat to create a course that stood out in an area known for its exceptional golf, but designer Tim Cate mastered the challenge. Although it was carefully carved through acres of forest, the trees don't play much of a role on the course. Sand and water will be the most formidable challenges on this links layout. Golfers can expect forced carries over native marshes and massive waste bunkers strategically placed throughout. There are challenges in store for players of all skill levels but Cape Fear National is also a fair and straightforward test with no hidden hazards.
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Cape Fear National At Brunswick Forest
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Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 75.0/138 396 545 442 198 404 434 381 576 205 3581 424 535 396 427 203 559 435 442 215 3636 7217
Champ/Black M: 73.8/136 373 512 442 198 404 434 381 576 173 3493 397 515 396 393 203 559 435 412 186 3496 6989
Black M: 72.4/133 373 512 413 169 404 396 354 536 173 3330 397 515 387 393 169 525 403 412 186 3387 6717
Black/Blue M: 71.0/131 345 512 395 169 373 366 354 536 156 3206 372 515 387 375 169 525 371 387 186 3287 6493
Blue M: 69.9/128 345 487 395 157 373 366 342 500 156 3121 372 473 352 375 149 499 371 387 172 3150 6271
Blue/White M: 68.6/123 345 487 336 157 320 328 319 500 156 2948 320 473 352 338 149 499 371 347 172 3021 5969
White M: 66.8/116 W: 72.4/131 326 403 336 132 320 328 319 472 130 2766 320 410 283 338 119 442 331 347 163 2753 5519
Green M: 63.7/105 W: 68.3/114 190 403 312 106 287 253 258 433 110 2352 200 389 252 274 95 417 302 314 148 2391 4743
Handicap 11 5 3 17 9 7 15 1 13 10 12 16 2 18 8 4 6 14
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 5 3 36 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 36 72
Handicap (W) 17 3 9 15 7 5 11 1 13 18 10 14 6 16 4 8 12 2

Course Details

Year Built 2009
Fairways Tifway 419 bermuda
Greens A-1/A-4 bent grass
Architect Tim Cate (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Walking Allowed Yes

Reviews

4.7
41

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 11
Forced Carries 10
Water Hazards 8
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 7
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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5.0
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Excellent

Blake and his staff are outstanding. Great. course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Best Course in Brunswick County

Caps Fear National is a fantastic modern design. Lots of fun and challenging holes with lots of water and sand, though I think they should switch the nines and make #9 the finishing hole. Conditions weren’t the best, but it rained heavily the night before, so couldn’t do much about that. They have a nice clubhouse, GPS carts, and great practice facilities (even though the range was closed this day, again because of the rain). My only complaint was that we received some attitude from two staff members (pro shop and starter), but the cart staff was helpful and friendly. Definitely worth a play if you’re in the Wilmington/Brunswick County area, especially in the afternoon (just $45 in the summer)!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A Course To Play

Cape Fair National provides challenges a golfer would like to face in a round of golf. The pace, course conditions and friendly staff was worth the money.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great place

Great Value, course is in great shape. Great layout, except the 18th was a par 3. Definitely play this course if you have a chance.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun , fair test

Enjoyed a good lunch before we played. Staff couldn’t of been nicer and course was in excellent condition. Hot day, so play was a little slow but steady.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible service in pro shop

Blake in pro shop is NOT a good choice 2 have on the desk. When we arrived, outside staff was friendly, courteous, n welcoming. They advised due 2 heavy rains the nite before, it was cart path only. We respect & appreciate management decision to maintain their course. Unfortunately, we can no longer play cart path only. We had called earlier to confirm our tee time. Blake had an opportunity to advise cart path only. He did not. When confronted with this, his reply: "if u didn't ask about course conditions, I wouldn't have said anything". Really? Obviously, not only does he lack common courtesy, he is not representing your course in the manner in deserves.

Friendliness Poor
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Wonderful course

My first time playing the course was great. A storm had come thru the day before I played so the course was very wet, but that didn't stop me from really enjoying a great golf course that was in exceptional condition.

Would definitely play again if I'm ever back in Wilmington.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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