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4.2
353 Reviews (353)
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
147
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
91.2%
Recommend this course
314 out of 353 reviews
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4.2
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.0%
Recommend this course
54 out of 60 reviews
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4.3
122 Reviews (122)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.8%
Recommend this course
112 out of 122 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Par 36
Length 3500 yards
Slope 140
Rating 37.2

Carolina National Golf Club boasts a 27-hole layout designed by Fred Couples. Situated along the banks of the Lockwood Folly River, the course encapsulated the beauty of the low country. The holes are divided into three nines that are named after the birds that can be seen throughout the course: Egret, Heron, and Ibis. Couples placed an emphasis on preserving the rich natural landscape and wildlife, earning the golf course designation as an Audubon Sanctuary. They each have unique designs but they all have challenging greens that are some of the best in the area. The Egret nine will reward long, strong drives. This and the Heron nine are home to the six holes that play along the river. These are some of the most visually stunning holes. Carolina National Golf Club's three nines provide three different 18-hole combinations.

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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

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

4.2
353 Reviews (353)

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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Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/14/2021

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!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/08/2021

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!

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Reviews 50
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good but...work to be done

I brought 2 friends and my brother who lives in St. James to play at Carolina National. Great course, good people, etc. Very nice practice facility. Greens were hard and fast, well taken care of. Pace was pretty good and the fairways were nice though there were a few wet areas. Bunkers were in awful shape and need lots of work. I was surprised that very little had been done to them and it had not rained in several days. The rough was a bit high and made finding balls there a bit of a hassle and time consuming as the ball would disappear. They could easily have cut it down a bit and still be penalizing but the top of the ball could show.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/08/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine and we hope to see you again in the future!

Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value

Enjoyed the course and friendliness of the staff. Greens in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/31/2021

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 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

long day

It seems the starter staff is huge on controlling the flow, but we ended up spending 5.5 hours. poor management of start times. they all mean well, and this stuff isn
t the end of the world but if the starting staff was a little less authoritarian, our attitude would be different.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/12/2021

Hello EGoldberg! We always strive to improve. Do you recall the name of the starter, or the date you played at Carolina National? We appreciate the feedback very much, as well as the potential to enhance our customers experience. Warm regards, and thanks again.

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Commented on 08/12/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. We will make note and we hope to see you back at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2021

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 6
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

enjoyed the round

great deal thru golf now and enjoyed my time. thank God it was wet... the greens are FAST! Service was ok, seems staff has to warm up to you before friendly. all in all. very good/very playable course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2021

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 every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/06/2021

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
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Great course, however did not get to play 18 holes due to a severe storm.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2021

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 11
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable

Enjoyed my round although it ended at #12 due to weather!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/04/2021

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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/09/2021

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 6
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Hot conditions

Course was in great condition. Best on the Grand Strand of the dozen I have played this summer. Incredibly hot that day and no water on course and no cart service. Only minus on a terrific day. Service top notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2021

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!

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

It’s a decent course for the $

The greens are consistently inconsistent. Seems like they aerate ever other week!

The sand traps have virtually no sand.

Layout is nice and fairways decent.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

Thank you so much for leaving us with your feedback. We value our customer experience, so your review is important to us. Please know the current conditions are by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards a 5-star experience and we hope to see you back!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 08/02/2021

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 month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/27/2021

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ok for the money

Staff was super friendly and nice. Didn’t seem super busy and tee times were spaced out nicely. The greens were covered in a top dressing but still seemed to roll ok. Fairways were pretty good - bunkers were all washed out from a previous rain fall. Overall it was worth the money to play. Thanks and I would play it again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/26/2021

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/23/2021

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
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 07/21/2021

We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/23/2021

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 15
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/15/2021

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!

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