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Carolina National Golf Club

This 27-hole facility designed by Masters Champion Fred Couples was opened in 1998 and has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the finest courses on the eastern seaboard. An Audubon-Certified Sanctuary course, each nine is named for a bird that can be found on site - Egret, Heron, and Ibis.

The golf course boasts five sets of tees, which allow golfers of all skill levels to enjoy the course. Couples has integrated a “Masters Feel” to each nine, which is evident when you set foot on the first tee box. Set along the banks of the Lockwood Folly River in North Carolina, Carolina National Golf Club winds through scenic wetlands and maritime forest providing a variety of playing experiences.  The Heron nine features what has been labeled the course’s signature hole, a par three measuring 203 yards from the back tees. The green extends out in the marsh and provides breathtaking views of the Lockwood Folly River. This hole can be set to play from many different angles, as the tee boxes can be arranged to change the view of the hole.

Outstanding facilities contribute to a great golf experience as Carolina National has a large practice range along with a 14,000-square-foot putting green, and a spacious clubhouse which includes a large dining area to accommodate its membership.

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Carolina National Golf Club Course Reviews

Recent Reviews

8 by David - 09/15/2015
After 2 terrible experiences a few years ago, our group was glad to see Carolina National is back! The greens were nearly perfect and the rest of the course was fantastic. It's a beautiful facility and a great course. So happy to see the conditions are now up to par.
4 by George - 03/20/2015
Hard greens with little or no grass. Pins on slopiest part of greens. Tees way back. Wouldn't think the average golfer would enjoy this. Used to love this course but the maintenance seems to be slipping. Cart attendant didn't seem to be interested in handling our bags even though you can't take carts into the parking lot.
5 by JJ - 03/17/2015
Used to love this course but greens in terrible shape. They used the old dormant Bermuda excuse but it seemed that on the greens with the least grass the pins were placed on the slopiest portion of the green. Also most holes were cut poorly giving the volcano effect around the hole. The gold tees were all back as far as possible making them play almost as long as the black tees. Not much fun for the average golfer.
10 by Art (Wilmington, DE) - 10/28/2014
The new champions greens were very good, smooth and fast. Good conditions everywhere. CN had the best conditions I have ever seen there. This is again a great value. Lunch off the menu was included, but I can't say if that is ongoing or only a 2014 deal. The drive time from the hotel was 55 minutes, about the same as driving to Heritage/Cal. It?s difficult to pick a best 9, as all 3 nines are interesting and blend together in any combination. I like the Heron 9 the best. Most holes are tree lined, interesting and different, thanks to Freddy. CN is a must play in this price range.
7 by Mike (Broomfield, CO) - 10/03/2014
The new greens are really nice. Unfortunately the course had a tournament going at the same time we were there so the bag drop-off area, putting green, and driving range were packed with people. As such, the bag attendants and starters were a bit rude from being stressed out with trying to get things coordinated. Then they had the grill closed off to only the tournament participants, so when we were done we had to squeeze our 16 person group into the little snack bar downstairs that has only has one 4-person table in it. We did get coupons for a free lunch so that took a bit of the sting off of that inconvenience...but with no place to sit and eat for 12 of our 14 guys it was kind of a joke. The actual golf course itself was in great shape though and all of our guys enjoyed that actual golf part.
7 by Tom (Castleton, NY) - 06/06/2014
I really liked the design, all the traps, and the challenge the course presented. The greens were the fastest of the five course we played. Unfortunately, the conditions were the worst of the five courses we played. The fairway grass was very sparse and very tight. A ball in the rough was actually a better lie. Would really like to play there when it grows in.
8 by Wayne (Battle Creek, MI) - 06/03/2014
Par 3s are tough
8 by Sandy (Piedmont, SC) - 06/02/2014
Fair to players and well maintained. good value
4 by Chris (Lorton, VA) - 04/30/2014
Will never play this course again.............very poor!
5 by William (Clark, NJ) - 04/17/2014
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