Carolina National

Situated in the low-country marshlands of the Lockwood Folly River - just north of Shallotte, North Carolina, this Fred Couples signature course retains two main elements...challenge and precise shot planning. Carolina National is referred to as one of North Carolina's best golf courses. Golf Digest has rated this 27-hole course as one of the most renowned along the eastern seaboard. Since Carolina National continues to maintain a healthy wildlife refuge, they are recognized as an Audubon-Certified Sanctuary.

Carolina National

No two experiences are alike at Carolina National. Spanning over 7,000 yards from the tips, golfers will quickly determine the game style needed for them to conquer this course. Three of the nines are named in honor native birds: The Heron, The Egret, and the Ibis. Golfers favor The Heron because of its impressive track of luscious greens and the view of the Lockwood Folly River. There is a green on this nine that is almost completely surrounded by the Lockwood Folly River. The strategically placed trees pose a threat and require golfers to strategically plan their tee shots.

Despite the many great features of Carolina National, this course has flown under the radar for far too long. The course is an exceptional facility with favorable conditions, playability, fair challenges, and abundant scenery. Golf at Carolina outstanding course packed with challenges and rewards. Daily golf deals and discount golf is available year round. Book your Myrtle Beach tee time now!


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Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  
Black 388 427 577 384 184 445 219 390 388  
Red 361 412 548 366 156 412 185 374 361  
Blue 350 357 506 340 138 369 181 316 350  
White 322 343 463 295 131 309 162 303 322  
Gold 276 300 421 257 106 279 139 271 276  
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 4  
Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  
Black 400 530 384 365 203 432 443 173 587  
Red 378 502 325 328 191 370 401 158 549  
Blue 361 458 312 312 182 350 374 141 508  
White 330 420 298 303 162 271 313 112 469  
Gold 318 318 201 243 121 247 267 105 443  
Par 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5  
Hole # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9  
Black 552 339 420 417 167 431 530 194 394  
Red 522 334 389 371 160 351 514 175 372  
Blue 472 325 345 334 138 335 488 166 352  
White 422 259 330 287 125 310 423 155 329  
Gold 408 250 314 248 106 283 356 124 239  
Par 5 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 4  

1643 Goley Hewett Rd. Se ,Bolivia NC 28422

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Joshua Norwood

Overall Rating: 5/28/2019

I played here for the first time in a captains choice tournament and we thoroughly enjoyed the course. My only complaint was the greens were rather bumpy. Other than that we had a blast. The folks that greeted me and helped around the carts were awesome! The guy running the tournament and the proshop staff could afford to take some lessons from the cart staff on how to be polite and helpful. Yes, it was hot and busy but don't act like you are miserable having to be help the people that are paying your salary.

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Hector Cruz

Overall Rating: 4/6/2019

Course was in great shape considering all the rain from the previous day. Greens were fast and rolling straight. Overall, a very good experience. Our only complaint was the shape of the cart path...rough shape in places...bumpy ride. Will definitely play again.

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mo val

Overall Rating: 10/14/2018

Dont waste your time or money they never cut grass you will loose your balls in plain site. Talk to guy up desk . He offer the GM'S email Wth. Bad conditions

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Karlton Glover

Overall Rating: 9/3/2018

My first time playing here but it definitely won’t be my last. This may be my favorite course down in this area. Everything about it was great. The pace of play was slow but it didn’t even bother me because every other aspect was so good. This course has the ability to be anything you want it to be with the 5 tee boxes. Perfect course for the long hitters but also great for people who don’t have the distance. The fairways rough and greens were in perfect shape. I would definitely recommend this course to anybody. Great job by the staff

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Stan Sudol

Overall Rating: 5/26/2018

Played at Caroline national about 1 month ago and was disappointed in the greens.Well I went back yesterday and too my surprise Greens were much improved. Give them another 2 weeks. Need a cut and roll and most will be fine!

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Roland Fortner

Overall Rating: 5/19/2018

The course is really quite beautiful in terms of layout and I could see how it has the potential to be quite lovely, but on a recent trip to Myrtle Beach to play golf this month (May2018), two golf courses, The Legends and Carolina National, failed to inform us until we were ready to tee off that their greens had been largely destroyed over the winter. On most greens, we were putting on sand or dirt, or greens pocked with dead area. I don’t thing we saw a decent green on either course. I can’t believe the courses didn’t re-sod their greens for peak season and more importantly, I thought it was dishonest to charge out-of-state visitors peak season rates for courses in such poor condition. It was also dishonest letting us book these courses and not informing golfers us of the terrible green conditions until they we were ready to tee off. I travelled over 1300 miles from Nebraska to play here. I understand why courses are reluctant to tell golfers when the course is in bad shape because people might cancel, or go elsewhere. As it is though, such dishonesty from these two major course in the Myrtle Beach area will likely lead us to choose other golf destinations in the future. It may be a long time before we return to Myrtle Beach for golf.

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Richard Calhoun

Overall Rating: 4/27/2018

How can you defend your greens? Here are pictures I took from of one of them. Again, I had read some poor reviews previous to my visit so I called to see if the course had improved and was told the greens were in near perfect condition. Does this look like near perfect greens? Your reply to my previous post did not even address the fact that you or your employee lied to me and thus stole money from me and the other members of my foursome. I understand several courses in the area have had troubles with their greens. It happens. However, I called Sandpiper Bay, where I had a tee time, to check their green conditions. They were honest with me and told me they were still in sub par condition. I did cancel the round but I will definitely go back there time and time again because of their honesty. I spoke with one of your employees after our disappointing experience and was told this wasn't the first time he had heard the same complaint about customers being lied to regarding course conditions. Stop lying to customers just to get their money. It will catch up with you in the long run!!!!

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Pete McCollum

Overall Rating: 3/19/2018

1st visit Saturday March 17.. We enjoyed all three nines.. One of the few courses we played last week not twisted through a housing development.. Friendly helpful staff.. Look forward to returning sometime in season When your greens come back..

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Suzanne Butler

Overall Rating: 2/19/2018

Carolina National Golf Club, located on the Winding River plantation, is home to three equally attractive out-and-back nine-hole loops: the Egret, Heron and Ibis. This is a big-dimension layout that roams its way over a wide area of modestly undulating, mainly wooded terrain. Plenty of small lakes, ponds and wetlands making their presence felt, while tall pines line several fairways, providing a screen behind which real estate often sits. There is much to applaud and enjoy in this challenging and scenic course. If we had to pick a favourite nine, it would be the slightly tighter Ibis, with its more natural feel and containing some of the best of the 27-holes.

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