Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest
Opened in 2010, it did not take Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest long to be ranked as one of the "top 10 best courses you can play in North Carolina" by Golfweek. It was quite a feat to create a course that stood out in an area known for its exceptional golf, but designer Tim Cate mastered the challenge. Although it was carefully carved through acres of forest, the trees don't play much of a role on the course. Sand and water will be the most formidable challenges on this links layout. Golfers can expect forced carries over native marshes and massive waste bunkers strategically placed throughout. There are challenges in store for players of all skill levels but Cape Fear National is also a fair and straightforward test with no hidden hazards.
|Champion M: 74.8/140||387||540||439||195||401||427||378||569||201||3537||418||528||391||422||200||554||429||437||214||3593||7130|
|Black M: 72.3/135||367||509||413||170||401||394||357||533||170||3314||394||472||349||392||170||525||398||410||186||3296||6610|
|Blue M: 70.3/131 W: 76.2/142||335||486||396||156||372||365||346||496||160||3112||370||444||320||374||150||500||366||387||185||3096||6208|
|Blue/White M: 69.9/121||320||486||338||156||320||326||317||496||160||2919||335||444||320||337||150||500||328||387||185||2986||5905|
|White M: 67.5/120 W: 72.9/135||320||481||338||132||320||326||317||469||152||2855||335||408||280||337||119||446||328||347||164||2764||5619|
|Green M: 63.8/111 W: 68.5/116||199||401||315||106||287||311||255||429||130||2433||194||387||245||273||97||422||299||313||148||2378||4811|
Food & BeverageBar, Grill, Restaurant
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Locker Rooms
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What a beast!!!
I play to a scratch and had my a#% handed to me!!!
I haven’t shot in the 90s since I started playing golf. After a one day rest, I will be there tomorrow with a little course knowledge and a lot more respect... Now, if I can only stop thinking about revenge and get some sleep, perhaps things will go a little better... Good night CFN, see you manana
A Jewel to Tour
This course "has it", even the oddity of both the front 9 and back 9 ending with a par 3 hole. It is both fun and (if scoring is one's aim) challenging in the same breathe, and the hole variety was pleasant to experience. Other than having slightly slow greens along with collars that stop or slow a ball like Velcro, not much better in the geographic area can touch it.
Got time ??
Two and one-half hours for nine holes.
Never saw a ranger.
Nice course. Good condition. Nice layout.
They have a pace of play problem.
Well maintained and nice track to play. Played here earlier in the year when it was very cold, windy and extremely wet. much better and soon to be great. Greens were smooth, hard and fast. Tough but enjoyable Nice practice area. Restaurant was not open until later.
Unfortunately unable to play due to the weather but the management company was very helpful and extended us a refund (instead of rain checks) as we are not from the area. Appreciated their service and have heard nothing but great things about the course.
Overall a amazing course!! Course is absolutely beautiful and I was playing in a light rain after 3 days of pretty heavy rain, and the course still played well. Layout of the course has a ton of risk vs reward opportunity’s that will challenge you every hole. End state, play this course if you are in town and you won’t regret it.
Wind, Water & Sand
Cape Fear! I finally started the year off by scratching another top 50 off the list. This will be a short review. However, this is one of the best kept courses I've ever seen, during the winter.
Brunswick Forest has a lot of sand and a lot of water. It felt like water was in play almost every hole. Sand? Plenty of that as well and it is quality sand, not hard, rocky or compact. The wind during our round was a serious factor. This course ate me up. I had a 58 on the front. That's where the conversation ends. I seriously have to get lessons, because I am struggling with my grip and swing path.
P.s. I walked the entire course, which was over 5 miles I think. Baller-To-Bogey!