Carolina National Golf Club - Heron Nine: #5
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4.1
242 Reviews (242)
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
103
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
11
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
90.9%
Recommend this course
213 out of 242 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
26
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
96.8%
Recommend this course
60 out of 62 reviews
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4.3
94 Reviews (94)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.6%
Recommend this course
87 out of 94 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.

Food & Beverage

Food & Beverage

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.1
242 Reviews (242)

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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Reviews 13
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Good Shape

Course is in very good condition, greens are nice but very fast and flag placement was fair. Tee boxes are great. It’s not a long course, we played blue tees, but very challenging. Other than the 150 & 100 markers, I didn’t see any yardage markers In the fairways. I liked the course and for the fee I will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Nice course would play again

I liked the course a lot. Tee boxes to greens were in good shape. Would recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us u4319856. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love this course!

As usual I was buffaloed by the greens. Fast,unseen breaks. Even though there are homes along a lot of the hole it still feels like you're out in the wilderness. I consider this my ""home "" course even though I am not a member.The personnel are always friendly and helpful. Cant wait to play there again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart Paths

Cart paths are awful!!! Need major repairs. Beat me to death!! Course itself in good shape!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, dawson80. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great day!

The layout and conditions were outstanding. Greens had been sanded a week ago and they rolled true and fast. Played Ibis/Heron and we all enjoyed the layout. Will go back real soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable course.

I enjoyed playing this course with the wife, greens were a little rough but fairways were in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, Viper99! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worn out cart

The golf course was in
excellent shape. I really co uld not fairly rate off course amenities due to Covid.
The golf cart we were given was in poor shape and the staff admitted they knew it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
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Commented on 10/12/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u493038411! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/23/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/01/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, Jhicks83! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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Commented on 09/22/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/16/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Why wait to spruce up??

The course is a little older, but has some.nice views. A beautiful track of land to work with. However, being in a high vacation area, there were some surprises when we arrived. No snack bar to get our necessary items before the round starts, along with a sign indicating there would be no beverage cart....that can be very disappointing. Especially considering how strict they were with bringing in anything from the outside. We should've know the course was going to show some issues when we were told that the course was old and the sand traps were in rough shape. All in all a decent course, but overdue for some "TLC"!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting us!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
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 09/16/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Cole

Played Heron - Ibis ... Course was in really good shape. Very few areas that were under repair. Maybe one small area on one green. The rough is the type where you can walk circles around your ball and not see it. Staff were all wearing masks except the starter (and most had mouth and nose covered...). Challenging course for me but overall great round.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/09/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Play here

Best value around. Nice staff. Sure, a bare spot if you look, but course in great shape post hurricane. Played in less than 4 hours.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/09/2020

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

Played On
Reviews 1
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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Commented on 09/01/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/27/2020

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2020

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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