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3.9
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
87.0%
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3.9
23 Reviews (23)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
9
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2
1 Stars
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
87.0%
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20 out of 23 reviews
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3.9
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5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
87.0%
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6144 yards
Slope 126
Rating 70.9

Ironclad Golf and Beer Garden (formerly known as Belvedere Country Club) in Hampstead begins along the Intracoastal Waterway and then moves inland towards the clubhouse. The back nine is routed through tall forests that provide a home to grey heron and osprey. The golf course forms a large figure eight, which means you won't find any parallel fairways, but you will also be faced with wind whipping in every direction. The unique layout consists of six par 3s, seven par 4s, and five par 5s that all place a heavier emphasis on accuracy than distance. Many of the greens are elevated and the fairways are lined with trees. The par 3s are some of the most demanding holes due to their small, narrow greens. They are the toughest greens to hit in regulation but luckily if your placement isn't perfect there are still opportunities to save your score.

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Course Details

Year Built 1970
Golf Season Year round
Architect Russell T. Burney (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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 Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Grill, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Available Activities

Swimming, Billiards

Reviews

3.9
23 Reviews (23)
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Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Looking forward to the future!

I've lived in southeastern NC since the 1990s, and I knew the course by reputation under its old name, but I had never played the course. I also knew it had fallen into a state of disrepair and wasn't shocked it closed last march. The guys at Ironclad Brewery have done an amazing job since purchasing the course in June of 2020! The layout is stellar, the amenities they are building toward are going to be epic- draft beer on the driving range, a beer garden and more! The new owners have put in a lot of work to begin making this course a true gem in the Wilmington area! Greens were smooth and fast, a few still needed some work on the back 9... but May was extremely dry for us and they just opened the back 9 in April. We are definetly looking forward to regular visits and to see what they do over the next few years! I am pretty sure Ironclad Golf and Beer Garden will be worth anyone's trip!

The only recommendation I have-- a beer management system! All the beers are draft and from their own brewery. Without cans or bottles you have to purchase all your cups on your wait out. I'd recommend renting or checking out growlers were patrons can pay for the beer and then have it readily available on the course!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Moneys Worth

Great course at a great price. My son and I had a great time playing here. From what I saw, this is a course in the making. The greens were a little shady but you could see the work they are putting in to them. Also many tee areas were under repair which was a good thing in my opinion. In a couple years I can see this course as a really great one. Just hope the prices don’t rise.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really wet from the rain but a fun course

The conditions couldn’t be helped, it was super wet. Some of the greens are still coming together and need some work, but overall it was a great experience and a lot of fun for us. Great beer too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Lived on the course since 2005. Has had multiple owners before the current guys. Glad to finally see someone not only having the course in great shape but the facilities as well. Beer garden at the driving range is an added plus.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Had a GREAT time!

I have to say this course is a really good buy for your price....they have now opened the back 9 and it is great condition and enjoyed playing it !!! I would recommend this course to you easily ...!!! The Front nine is what we played so often and it's a great start now ....Enjoy this course..!!! I did..!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course

They have put a lot of work into the course and it shows. The back 9 opened this weekend and it will continue to get better. Overall a fun course to play. Will definitely be back again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great for a practice round

I hate to give a bad review but 18 holes was done all on the front nine fairways aren't marked very well grass is in real need of water tea boxes and greens are in rough shape basically paid $15 for a live-action bucket of balls. People were friendly but you couldn't even get a hot dog on the course weird I hope they do well enough to keep making improvements the course needs it

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Had a GREAT time!

I enjoyed the course...first time I had been out there ...not far from Old Point which I will check out next week.....Thought the course was good ..small greens so have to be accurate from the fairway.....but nice play ...enjoyed it ..!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Great course, really friendly staff. Great pace and fair price. Really good beer as well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

This course could be GREAT.

I loved the layout of this course more than any other I’ve ever played and I’ve played a lot of courses over the years. The holes are extremely fun. But I will say if you don’t hit the fairway you will not find your ball. The ruff/ rough idk how it’s spelled is very thick. And poorly landscaped. There’s thick patches and stumps and so many areas for the golf ball to get under. But this course does have some awesome opportunity. Can’t wait till they are fully finished re vamping this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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