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Carolina National Golf Club

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Address: 1643 Goley Hewett Rd SE, Bolivia, NC 28422
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Activities: Golfing
Description: Fred Couples 27 hole semi-private golf club. Full-service restaurant open...
Fred Couples 27 hole semi-private golf club. Full-service restaurant open to the public.
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One of the better Tracts on NorthStrand

This is one of the better courses on the north end of grand strand. A Freddie Couples designed course that is really challenging.Its a 3-Nine hole tract all named after birds and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
RichGag714
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Calabash, North Carolina
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Calabash, North Carolina
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is one of the better courses on the north end of grand strand. A Freddie Couples designed course that is really challenging.Its a 3-Nine hole tract all named after birds and all equal in quality. Look out for the Fred Couples inaugural place that marks his first tee shot with 3 wood on first hole of" Ibis " 9,... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review. We strive to create a pleasant golf experience every day of the year. We are looking forward to a strong spring season. More 

Texas
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130 reviews 130 reviews
53 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I had the pleasure of drawing Carolina National as one of my 4 courses for the Myrtle Beach World Amateur. Staying centrally in Myrtle Beach makes the drive to Carolina National a long haul. It was 52 miles from my hotel. Since this was a tournament arranged by a committee, I did not have a lot of interaction with the... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Freddie's course! We are glad you enjoyed it. We tell everyone that we are worth the drive, but it means so much more hearing it from a satisfied customer. We hope you return soon. More 

Independence, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Many times I have had the opportunity to play at the beautiful Fred Couples Course at Carolina National Golf Club, over the past 10+ years. Once again last week I played three days of golf on this outstanding course. I want everyone who enjoys golf on a well-manacured course, with challenging holes and a professional staff to come play a... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. We are glad you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to your return visit. More 

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Played this morning for the first time. Had a 7:40 am tee time, which is the 2nd tee time of the day. Problem is, they double tee, and not well. The round took 5 hours, with the back 9 taking 3. There were 4 and 5 groups stacked up over hole and people quitting their round early. Too many other... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

We are truly sorry for the slow play you encountered. You were unfortunate enough to play on the hottest day of the year and have several holes of cart path only due to large amounts of rain we have had this month. One hundred degrees and cart path only does not mix. We invite you back any time to give... More 

Matthews, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Played 5-24-14 with my son. Very pleased with the course. Yes, there were some areas that were affected by a cold winter, but overall, the course was great. A member told me they did not overseed with Rye this year so the bermuda will be better in the future. Conditions will only continue to improve. Played Egret-Heron and loved the... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive review. The longer, colder winter and our choice to not overseed produced a short period of thin turf on our fairways and tees. Fortunately, Mother Nature has been very kind to us since then. She has successfully helped us start to accomplish our goal of developing a thicker bermuda turf surface for all seasons. Our... More 

Washington, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Carolina National is behind other courses in the area in recovery from the winter. Tees, fairways and greens were sparse with grass. The layout of the course is great with challenges for all levels of ability. Several holes are very picturesque. The best thing about the day was that our group got sandwiches, 2 beers and chips. One of the... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. We have been experiencing thin turf conditions, mainly on our Heron course. We have been moving play to our other nines, when possible, in order to mitigate some issues. Our longer than normal winter has definitely pushed our growing season back, but we are improving daily and are positive the worst is behind us.... More 

Scarborough
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We played a few different courses in the area during the Masters week and all had suffered damage as a result of the harsh winter we just faced. Carolina National was no different. Having said that is was more than playable and the layout and staff more than made up for the tough conditions. I have yet to play a... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

May 2nd and May 8th reviewers both played our course within a week or so and had two completely different reactions to our course conditions. I speak for the entire staff at Carolina National when I say we strive to offer everyone a great golf experience. The winter was very harsh and it was near impossible to grow grass with... More 

Berkley,MA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We played this course April 17,2014. I know it has been a harsh winter but the course conditions here were considerably below what we experienced at 5 other courses that week. The fairway and rough were very sparse hard packed mud. We also played River's edge which is nearby and the conditions there were like night and day. I expected... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

May 2nd and May 8th reviews both played our course within a week or so and had two completely different reactions on our course conditions. I speak for the entire staff at Carolina National when I say we strive to offer everyone a great golf experience. The winter was very harsh and it was near impossible to grow grass with... More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Played Heron and Ibis courses on the 24th of April 2014 and found that the courses were in deplorable conditions, the tee blocks and fairways were like concrete. When you book a course with the name "Carolinal National" you would expect to play on a half decent course, not in this case. There was ladies member night function the day... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

I speak for the entire staff at Carolina National when I say I am truly sorry you had an issue at our club. We host several thousand guests per year, and it is unfortunate when instances like this occur. We strive to offer everyone a great golf experience. The winter was very harsh and it was near impossible to grow... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Played course April 28, 2014. Greens were undergoing conversion and were heavily sanded. It made it very difficult to read any breaks. That being said, the condition of the tees and fairways was horrendous. Weeds and bare spots covered ALL tee grounds and fairways. Saying it was a cow pasture would be an insult to cow pastures. Our group has... More 

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Steve L, Director of Sales at Carolina National Golf Club, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not have a good experience. We have experienced some problems with nine holes. The winter has affected a lot of courses in our area. However, course conditions are improving daily with the help of the warmer weather. I highly recommend trying us again. You will not be disappointed. We host several hundred golfers per day... More 

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