The sweetest winds they blow across the south
Carolina National Golf Course Review
What makes me return to the North Carolina each March over the last few years? Yes it’s the beautiful and quiet coastal islands and beaches our family stays near but it’s also the hidden gem of golf courses tucked away on and near the coast of North Carolina. One such gem is Carolina National Golf Course.
We were fortunate enough to play on a beautiful sunny day, tee times were delayed by some early morning frost but the staff did a great job keeping everyone happy and quickly out on the course.
Carolina National is a beautiful Fred Couples signature golf facility comprised of 27 holes. Set along the Lockwood Folly River it winds its way through some scenic low country terrain offering a variety of holes for golfers of all skill levels.
We got a chance to play the Egret 9 and Heron 9. Both these 9s have been converted to Champion UltraDwarf Bermuda Grass (The same type that Pinehurst #2 will be converting to in 2014). Champion Bermuda will provide the highest quality putting surface year round. It thrives in the summer heat and uses less water.
I must admit the greens were the best we putted on during our North Carolina golf trip. Great job by the staff at Carolina National in what seems like a very short time, below check out a video of the green conversion at Carolina National.
Carolina National has 5 sets of tee blocks so check out the length of each for what best suits your game.
Carolina National has a great feel once you arrive at the golf course and for me it starts with the clubhouse and the staff. The day we were playing an afternoon bridge game was going on in the clubhouse giving Carolina National a warm southern appeal.
#4 Bunkers galore on this short par 4 many options from the tee but the driver is the most fun. Tough green and depending on the winds can generate a high score.