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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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Jewel of Bolivia

I live in Winding River and am a member of Carolina National. It is a great course and a great place to live.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I'm a local and have been playing Carolina National regularly for 3 years. The problem is when you call for a tee time or show up to play they NEVER volunteer information about the course. Once again, I ran out late in the afternoon (3pm) to get in 18 on my own. I called a few hours ahead of time... More 

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

Kevin, We are disappointed to hear about your recent experience at Carolina National. We apologize if you were not informed about our summer aerification. We try to inform everyone using many different outlets, but unfortunately you must have been missed. Aerfication is an unfortunate necessity, and we try hard to communicate our schedule to every customer. In addition to telling... More 

Shallotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great course with a good mix of easy and challenging holes. 27 holes with new greens that are speedy and in great condition. Played Egret and Heron and can't wait to go back to play the Ibis. They had a special offer for First Tee players so my son and I played for just $28. A must... More 

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

Thank you for your positive review. Our staff has worked really hard to get the course to it's current condition. We are receiving very positive reviews right now from many satisfied customers. We are looking forward to even better conditions as we prepare for the fall golf season. Tell everyone you know. We hope to see more happy golfers. More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I live in Winding River and am a member of Carolina National. It is a great course and a great place to live.

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

Thank you for the compliment. We are proud of our little community also. Winding River is truly a great place to be. We need more members just like you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Three friends and I wanted to try some courses north of Myrtle Beach and something new. We took the 45 minute drive to Carolina National. The course was as nice as anything on the Strand!! The staff was polite and friendly. The greens were like putting on glass. Carolina National is our new must play course!

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

That is what we love to hear! Please let us know what will make your next experience even better. More 

Stow, Ohio
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I've played this course , all 3 nines, several times over the last 6 years. While there are some areas they need to improve, like the drainage on a few holes, it's a nice layout and friendly to mid to high handicappers.

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

Thank you for the positive review. We love to see you return each year. With the summer heat in full swing, we are preparing for a great fall season. The grass likes the heat much more than golfers do. Fall conditions should be spectacular. More 

South Porcupine, Canada
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were excited about playing this Fred Couples layout. Unfortunately the course wasn't in the best shape. Many greens were less than perfect and the practice green was under repairs. The layout is nice and the scenery was spectacular. The staff were very friendly. I doubt we will play there again as there are so many courses in the area... More 

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

We thank you for the positive comments about our staff. We try very hard to maintain a high standard of customer service. We are sorry you did not think the course conditions were up to your standards. We feel we do a pretty good job of balancing course conditions with value. We plan to raise our prices next year in... More 

Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The course is contrived. There are three nines and it is obvious some of the holes were crammed in or restricted because of ecological factors. I am NO fan of the blind shot or layup-layup hole and they have a few of those. When space was available there are also some beautiful and challenging holes. However, I just couldn't get... More 

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

Thank you for your recent review. The designer of the course, Fred Couples might be offended, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. That is what makes this country GREAT. In response to: "If you have nothing much else to do and they have a special/low priced green fee, you might want to consider it." We hope you have nothing... More 

Castle Pines, CO
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53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Not in good shape, but I had a decent round. Paired with a couple of locals who indicated course had indeed gone downhill, as far as maintenance last few years. Not enough carts to send out golfers on time, had to wait for carts to come in. Drove 1.5 hours from Myrtle Beach, not worth drive.

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

We are also receiving good comments from our customers. We simply cannot get them to post a review. It is a shame. We are sorry you had a less than favorable experience. We strive to provide an excellent day of golf for each of our customers, no matter the season. Unfortunately, this season has had some early challenges. Cold winter... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We played Carolina National (27 holes) on Saturday April 25, 2015 and was a good course to play, staff was friendly, but greens need attention. One issue is soon as you arrive, the practice putting green is almost dirt! Driving range is a little scraggly as well. That really concerned our group and sure enough there were several holes out... More 

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

We are sorry you had a less than favorable experience. We strive to provide an excellent day of golf for each of our customers, no matter the season. Unfortunately, this season has had some early challenges. Cold winter and a spring peppered with cloudy days and cool nights has proven too much for a select number of greens here at... More 

Charlton, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Played Carolina National Golf Course, for the price expected a lot more. Been a lot better places much better greens for less price. Down to the basic scorecard didn't even show the outline of each fairway. with the name expected a lot more played a lot of golf in years past this turned out to be just an average overpriced... More 

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

We are sorry you feel that way. We host approximately 45,000 customers per year. We have a very active membership and people come from all over to play Carolina National. There are a select few who do not enjoy the scenic river views and the unique holes Mr. Couples designed. We truly believe we offer a much better experience than... More 

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