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4.2
317 Reviews (317)
5 Stars
118
4 Stars
134
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
12
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
91.8%
Recommend this course
282 out of 317 reviews
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4.3
57 Reviews (57)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
53 out of 57 reviews
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4.3
126 Reviews (126)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
53
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.7%
Recommend this course
118 out of 126 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)

Reviews

4.2
317 Reviews (317)

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 6
Handicap 15-19
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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!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/10/2021

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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Would go again

Fun course to play. Greens are being groomed and sand traps didn’t really have loose sand to play normal bunker shots. But a beautiful course otherwise and interesting layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2021

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 Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/01/2021

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 7
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 Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/19/2021

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 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

greens were sanded and inconsistent otherwise i would rate it 4

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 05/13/2021

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
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
2.0
First Time Playing

The Greens had recently been sanded but no mention of this by the pro shop. Made putting on the greens pointless. For $57 I could have gone right across the street
and played Oak Island Golf Club. The grass on the fairways was really minimal. Lots of bare places. The only reason I booked this course is that I could go through golf now and get credit for points. I paid at the course so I guess if payment is arranged that way instead of paying Golf Now directly the customer does not get credit for points which appears to be the case. Just checked my account and no points accrued for yesterday. Oh well. You know what they say. A bad day on the golf course is better than a good day at work.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/14/2021

We are very sorry for the inconvenience you experienced at the course. If you call GolfNow, they would be happy to rectify the situation. We hope this clears any confusion up and we hope you give us another try in the future.

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Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Windy but Worth It!

Played course for first time with my adult son from the gold tees. Every member of the staff from bag drop to clubhouse to driving range was super friendly and welcoming. Weather conditions were sunny with wind (1-2 clubs worth). Greens were consistent with real nice pace. Overall, the course was dry but in very good shape and I would not hesitate to play it again in these conditions. No two holes looked the same and all were fairly challenging and enjoyable to play. By the way, my son enjoyed this experience just as much as I did. We will gladly come back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/12/2021

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 42
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

enjoyable course

Very nice track that needs a bit of work on the bunkers and some more grass in the fairways. Overall a great course that you can use a lot of different clubs. Bar area was nice and the staff were great. Pace of play was a little slow but such a beautiful day. Bunkers were lacking in sand in several and need to be dug down a bit.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/20/2021

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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Worth the drive

A little far from Myrtle Beach but worth the drive. Challenging but fair. Greens were great. The scenery was beautiful.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2021

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!

Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Firm and fast

The course was very firm and fast. Greens were tough to make putts. A little sandy and very fast. If you were not below hole, it was a problem! Able to play ball down but some weird grass growing in fairways and rough..Bunkers in good shape. All in all definitely worth playing. can really use a little water to soften greens and drive sand into the ground.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/26/2021

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/23/2021

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 at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun prohibited

Carolina National is in great shape and the pace was great.

Overall experience was poor. It started with the man in the proshop. He acted like golf now players had no business at his course. My wife wanted to ride with me, they charged me an additional $25 which was fine but you would have thought I asked for his daughters phone number.

The rest of the staff was on edge. Scared of management I would presume, cause the attitude was consistent throughout the staff.

The starter was high strung, man really needed to relax.

At the turn, I got 2 tall boys, 2 hotdogs, and a Gatorade and they wanted $29.

Fun is prohibited at this course. They should have a sign at the front, "Welcome to Carolina National, fun prohibited" per management.

I would not go back until the environment changes. Id take a course in lesser condition, with a friendly staff anyday over Carolina national with its current staff.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/19/2021

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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

UNDERRATED

This course is one of the best values of any course that I’ve played in the area. The layout is challenging but very fair. A little far between holes but, I used every club in the bag during my round and hit a variety of shaped shots.The tees seem intimidating at first but open up as you move down the fairway.
Most of the courses around are lined with houses but, at Carolina National, the houses are mainly tucked away and generally not in your line of site. The greens were solid! A little sandy from recent top dressing but, they were receptive and rolled very True and consistent. Not sure how they registered on the stimpmeter but, maybe somewhere around 10 or 11??
The pace of play was good. We had a foursome and made it around in 4.5 hours and the staff was friendly and helped get us out on time.
I paid $45 for a morning tee time on a weekday which was great. I’ll say it again...probably the best course around for the money. Some of the courses of this caliber in the area would cost $75-100.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/19/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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
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Commented on 04/15/2021

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.

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Commented on 04/15/2021

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 16
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating of us! 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 Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Glad i brought my 7y/o daughter

The staff was awesome and from pulling up to bag drop to dropping cart off staff members remembered my name as well as my daughters and kept a smile on our face. The course was in good shape considering its early spring and we were paired up with the right person considering i had a little one on board. Weather conditions were not great so after
9 holes got a rain check and cant wait to come back for another 9 holes on one of the other two 9 hole courses offered.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/02/2021

Thank you for reviewing us! We see you rated the course 3-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve before your next round? Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to the team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine, and we hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/02/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! Please feel free to comment on this review or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round at Carolina National Golf Club - Ibis Nine!

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