CAROLINA NATIONAL Golf Club (910-755-5200)
Myrtle Beach Golf Course review
Carolina National is a Fred Couples championship design located in Bolivia North Carolina, about 45 minutes north of Myrtle Beach. Its goal of maintaining and continuing to add to its commitment as an Audubon Certified Sanctuary Golf Course, combines with the philosophy of offering the best golfing facility possible.
The property features 27 holes of challenging and scenic golf, with ample, manicured fairways and large undulating greens. Golfers playing the tips will encounter some daunting tee shots over natural marshes, while those utilizing the middle and front tees can enjoy the environment without being overly intimidated.
There are 5 sets of tees on each nine, with slope ratings of between 140 and 100. The forward tees are especially friendly for ladies, seniors and juniors. The Egret measures 3500, 3271, 2984, 2721 and 2400 yards, with 35 soft sand bunkers and water hazards in play on 4 holes. The 3rd, 5th and 6th holes all demand carries over marsh or natural areas. Swales and slopes greenside create the need for golfers to be efficient with a variety of chips and pitches.
The Heron nine measures 3517, 3202, 2998, 2678 and 2338 yards, with water in play on 7 holes and 29 sand bunkers scattered about the layout. This course, with plentiful fairway mounding, is home to the properties' signature hole – the par three 5th which is all carry over a sprawling marsh. The tips are a real challenge here, especially if the wind is up. The photos in this review are of the Egret and heron nines. The Ibis plays to 3444, 3188, 2955, 2660 and 2201 yards, with 19 sand traps and 5 holes featuring water hazards.
On property is a clubhouse with restaurant/lounge & snack bar, pro shop, plus locker rooms with showers. There is a practice green and targeted grass range as well. On course yardage blocks are posted at 100, 150 and 200 yards on the fairways and cart paths with a 150 yard stake also placed in the center of all par fours and fives. Color coded flags indicate the day's front, middle or back pin placements.
This is a beautiful course that winds through an upscale residential community with the homes situated sporadically along the perimeters. The natural areas and marsh lands provide homes for an abundance of native wildlife. We highly recommend a round here. For more info visit our page for the course, with direct link to their website by clicking here.