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4.1
268 Reviews (268)
5 Stars
99
4 Stars
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3 Stars
34
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
90.4%
Recommend this course
236 out of 268 reviews
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4.4
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
34
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.2%
Recommend this course
60 out of 63 reviews
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4.3
102 Reviews (102)
5 Stars
48
4 Stars
39
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.1%
Recommend this course
95 out of 102 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)

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4.1
268 Reviews (268)

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Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 7
Forced Carries 6
Water Hazards 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 7
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Worth the Drive 6

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Great Course

Carolina National is a great course. We played Ibis to Egret. New Year’s Eve and 70 degrees. What more could you ask for.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 01/05/2021

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 29
Handicap 20-24
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5 stars. Please come back soon for another 5-star experience at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
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Commented on 01/05/2021

We would love to hear more about your 4-star experience on our course. Please tell us what we can do to earn that last star, and thanks for golfing at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Commented on 01/05/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Carolina National

We played 9 holes on the Heron course on a beautiful winter afternoon. Course was in great shape and the staff very helpful and friendly b

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 12/16/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

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Reviews 31
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/15/2020

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Reviews 7
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/08/2020

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.

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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Nice course - especially if you can get a deal on Price

I forgot I played here 5 years ago - but it came back to me once I got to the clubhouse. Course has 3 9-holes so multiple “options” on which “18” you will play. I played Ibis and Herron and enjoyed it. The course was in pretty good condition for late November. I wasn’t too happy that as the first tee time, we caught the “last” group going off the other 9 when we made the turn. We didn’t even play the front 9 quickly (2 hours) but then having to wait on all shots in the 2nd nine was not great. But overall, I would go back.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/27/2020

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your experience to our team at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We look forward to seeing you again soon and thanks for playing!

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Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/23/2020

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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

The course has a lot of beautiful holes and views. It was in great shape. The fairways/rough was near perfect and the greens were good, but not great. Definitely fast. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. The starter let me and my partner go 45 minutes before our scheduled tee time to try and get all 18 holes in. The pace of play was very slow due to it being crowded and cart path only because of rain. I would highly recommend this course!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 12/01/2020

Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course was in phenomenal condition considering the huge rain fall we had only a few days ago. Pace of play was above average for a Sunday round. We really enjoyed our round and most certainly will return again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 11/17/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and rate us 5 stars. We're delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the pristine course conditions. We work hard to provide an exceptional experience, and it's great to hear from golfers like you who appreciate our efforts to keep things looking great! We look forward to having you back Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/10/2020

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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Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
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Perfect weather
Used cart

Man Oh Man

Played Carolina National today with a golfnow friend. I live in the area and have not paid there in two or three years. The conditions of the course (tee boxes, roughs, fairways, greens, fringes) were excellent. The greens were very true and fast. You better be concentrating on what you are doing when putting or chipping. The great conditions and speed of the greens will test your golf game. We played for $32.00 today, with a $5.00 rebate from Golf Now. I can tell you without a doubt, this was a great buy and would have been a great buy for considerably more. Very impressed with Carolina National and we are going back next week now that we have seen the course and know we better bring our A game. Great day of golf. Kudos to Carolina National for putting the attention to the course that so many others drastically need,.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round, u000007389442! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 11/04/2020

Hello and thank you for the great review! 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
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beware of new rule on carts

The course recently received new carts and are trying to force singles to ride together or pay an up charge. Why they are willing to assume liability for someone catching COVID from a stranger is beyond me. Just understand if you show as a single or 3-some don’t be surprised.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/04/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're sorry that you disagree with and were not aware of the individual cart rider policy before you arrived. This information has been posted on the COVID-19 updates page of our website since it was put into effect on October 5th and is communicated in our GolfNow bookings as well. It is unfortunate that this is the sole basis and only thing reflected in your review. Surely, you can understand that a golf club can only absorb the added costs of single carts for so long, which we did for several months during the pandemic. With the North Carolina move into Phase 3 and the updated guidelines from health and government officials, we felt this was a reasonable expectation at this time and a fair accommodation offered for those who still wish to ride solo. Thank you for playing Carolina National. We hope that you enjoyed the course will consider returning to play again when you are comfortable doing so.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

3 Nines.

Played here three times. Just played the Egret nine for the first time. Not a big fan. Too many funky holes, starting with the first hole. Love Heron and Ibis nines. Some really pretty holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/04/2020

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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