Carolina National Golf Club - Heron Nine: #5
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3.8
170 Reviews (170)
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
73
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.8
84.3%
Recommend this course
145 out of 170 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.3
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
30 out of 33 reviews
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4.1
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
11
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.4%
Recommend this course
66 out of 73 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3517 yards
Slope 139
Rating 37.0

Situated along the banks of the Lockwood Folly River, Carolina National Golf Club takes advantage of the scenic low country landscape. The 27-hole course was designed by Fred Couples, whose preservation of the terrain earned the course the certification as an Audubon Sanctuary. The golf course is divided into three nines that are played in 18-hole combinations. The Heron, Egret, and Ibis are named after the birds that call the course home. Each nine offers a different set of challenges. The Heron is both the most scenic and the longest nine. The three par 4s all measure over 400 yards and the final hole is a par 5 that is 587 yards long. The layout has a few holes that play along the river, including the par-3 fifth, which has a green that is almost entirely surrounded by water. This nine will reward strong mid-to-long iron play.

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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
GPS No

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.

Accolades

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

Reviews

3.8
170 Reviews (170)

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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Handicap 10-14
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Commented on 02/20/2020

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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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing

Challenging but fun

It is early in the season, the staff was very friendly and helpful. My only complaint would be that the golf carts where terrible. We had a foursome so two carts, all 8 tires looked like racing slicks, a couple of times we had to use one cart to push the other up the inclines on the cart path.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Hello. 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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

CN

Fun course. Good condition for mid February. Greens true. Challenging and interesting layout; but very fair. Had late AM Friday tee time. Completed round in 4 hours. No on course refreshments on this day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/20/2020

Hi nielsetw. 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 02/04/2020

Thanks for the 5-star review!

Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Need a ranger

Great place...got behind wrong groups....need a ranger out there to move people along...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/16/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Pat9011950! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Good winter golf

Great round, good course which has been well kept up during the winter overall. Greens are green, fast but fair.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, frodo4jctm! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
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Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Revieew

There were a lot of golfers and were pushed on most every hole. I had to ask for my clubs to be loaded into my vehicle. The snack bar was not open and you needed to order food and wait if you wanted it. The worse part of the course were the cart paths. They were in such disrepair and was bounced around on every hole

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 01/15/2020

Hello, Rickroseca1. 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.

Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/02/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, hallcm! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always Enjoy Playing this Course

Tee boxes and fairways were a little thin in places, acceptable for January golf. But the greens were excellent !
I was originally paired with a threesome but they had a non playing rider with them so I was paired with another single and we played as a twosome! We waited on many shots (which was expected) because there were a lot of foursomes in front of us on this 75 degree day in late December.

I do think they need to add sand to the bunkers, and perhaps that will be done this year?

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice layout

It took 5 hours to play. No Marshall on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 12/09/2019

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We hope to see you again in the future.

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

Greens unpredictable

Very challenging, staff was great. Never played greens like this, very difficult to read. Too many cart path onlt holes although threre was rain the night before. #18 just a crazy hole.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/26/2019

Hello, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Thank you for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/26/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review!

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

Played 18 holes- Heron to Egret

Th course is in fin shape. Just stay on the fairway. Rough is long and can be difficult to find your ball. Greens are lightening fast. Bunkers need more consistency in the sand. I realize there has been much rain here but some bunkers have good fluffy sand and others are like cement. Try to stay or of the bunkers. The views are beautiful. Very friendly course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/22/2019

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.

Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great layout

Unique layout with subtle challenges. Staff in the pro shop and restaurant were great. Fairways and greens were in great shape. Greens were FAST.

Overall great experience

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Thanks for the kind comments! Please book another round with us soon at Carolina National.

Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Course has Great Value

Nice layout with variety among the three 9s available. Great value for the money. Friendly, welcoming staff and members.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/19/2019

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

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

Really nice

Really nice course, excellent conditions, greens were crazy fast but pure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 11/08/2019

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.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/19/2019

Thanks for the 5-star review! Please book another round with us soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 11/18/2019

Thanks for the 4-star review! We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/29/2019

Hello, VIctor3235086. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon at Carolina National Golf Club.

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