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4.2
338 Reviews (338)
5 Stars
126
4 Stars
141
3 Stars
45
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
90.7%
Recommend this course
299 out of 338 reviews
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4.2
66 Reviews (66)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
60 out of 66 reviews
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4.3
131 Reviews (131)
5 Stars
60
4 Stars
52
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.4%
Recommend this course
121 out of 131 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
338 Reviews (338)

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 3
Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 11
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4.0
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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.

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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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!

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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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Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2021

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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0

Curmudgeon Pro Shop

The course was in great shape as always. I have played here the last three years on vacation. I paid for 27 holes with lunch and after 18 I decided I should get back to the house due to slow play. I asked if I could get a refund on the other nine, store credit, etc. A younger kid seemed willing to help and convince the older gentleman the way it could be done properly but the older worker said there was nothing that could be done. Not much customer service from the pro shop. The starter was tremendous as always. The bag men were great as well. I’ll not be back to this course

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
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Commented on 07/15/2021

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

10/10

This course was amazing. We had an amazing time with the folks paired with us. The starter was extremely nice and classy, as were the rest of the staff! Course conditions were amazing, you can tell this is a championship course! And only for 47 dollars as well! We will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/14/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Downhill

Sent us out to play Heron
/Ibis behind some incredibly slow players. We skipped a hole to move ahead and didn't pick up pace until we made the turn into Ibis where we were alone.The fairways are in good shape. The greens were recovering from top dressing and were sandy. The Ibis track was even worse. Fairways are still in good shape but the greens were in poor shape with diseased areas and very recent top dressing. It looked like snow from the tee box. Terrible bunkers, no rakes, no maintenance. No water on the course, no sand provided to fill divots. No cart person with refreshments......used to be a premiere course.....don't know what's happening there.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/06/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 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 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Mixed bag

I really enjoy the layout of all three 9s here. Greens were pretty meh. Maybe a recent plugging but bumpy. Had a sand shot on Egret where the lawnmower kept rolling as we were going to take tee shots. After I hit into the sand with a side wall plug, he laughed at both my and my father in law’s next shots - felt like I was at Bushwood with Bill Murray, which was a new experience.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/06/2021

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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time

Nice course. The peace of play was very good. The layout was nice. There were many holes you needed proper placement or you were blocked out. I would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/12/2021

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 week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs a lot of work

This was my fourth or fifth round there and the course is typically in good shape, but the greens were horrible. Was told they were punched 3-4 weeks ago, so you would expect the greens to be in better shape by now. The cart paths are absolutely horrible, the bunkers are a joke and when the heat index is 97, the course MUST have water in coolers on the course or at least have a snack cart riding around offering beverages and snacks. Hate being so derogatory, but it was EXTREMELY disappointing!! Not worth the money!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/02/2021

Hello dawson80, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round, and we appreciate your feedback regarding the greens so may work on any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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

Heron’s layout & condition

The various tee options give a real choice for everyone. Played the blues which were great for us . Course layout presented challenging but fair holes. Quite a bit of distance between holes. The greens were recently “sanded “ which negated some break but the ball rolled true. Another plus to us was the lack of houses setting next to the course. Definitely would play this again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2021

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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bunkers need some TLC

Always enjoy Carolina National but they really need to get some proper sand in the green side bunkers. Absolutely impossible to make a proper sand shot. I play there once every week or two and was hoping they would fix it before I said anything. Otherwise it is a good course for the $$.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 06/23/2021

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 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/18/2021

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome course - punched greens make for a weird round

Loved the course. Was on vacation so took advantage of a hot deal given my availability. Loved the back nine ibis, egret on the front had punched greens. Impossible to get a true feel or even 2 putt. Will definitely be back but will be adamant about checking to see if greens are punched. Mid June is an odd time to do so and would have appreciated a heads up.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/18/2021

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!

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Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course for any player

Course is kept in excellent condition with an excellent layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/18/2021

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 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times 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 06/10/2021

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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