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1643 Goley Hewett Rd SE
Bolivia, NC  28422-7686
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Heron Course

9 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

36 par | 3,517 yards

Bermuda grass

Heron Golf Course

The 9-hole "Heron" course at the Carolina National Golf Club facility in Bolivia, North Carolina features 3,517 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 36. Designed by Fred Couples/Gene Bates, the Heron golf course opened in 1998. Century Golf Partners / Arnold Palmer Golf Management manages this facility, with Steve Beecroft, PGA as the General Manager.

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Time5am - 9pm
Price $0 - $500
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Reviewed August 13, 2010

I would have given Carolina National (I played Heron-Ibis) a higher rating, but several of the greens were in very poor condition, to the point where putting was next to impossible. No mention of this was made when I booked or when I checked in, and no provision was made on the course, e.g., burned areas marked as GUR or being simply told to "take two putts on six". Also, I had a 5 hour round, which is just no fun. This may have had to do with the fact that I was playing as a single and got slotted into to a family group -- there was no way we were going to play through the group ahead of us, even though they were slow. I don't know if they were being held up at all, but it was possible, since the course seemed pretty full. If I could have gone around in 4 hours and played on healthy greens, I would rate the course higher.

Reviewed June 11, 2009

Reviewed January 26, 2009

Reviewed December 29, 2008

I played the Heron 9 and the Egret 9 in December 2008. I signed up for their email club and they sent me a coupon to play the course for $35. It was definitely worth that. The clubhouse was nice. The putting green was big. I wished they would have had free range balls though. When I got through, the bag gentleman cleaned my clubs. I thought that was a very nice gesture since most courses the public can play do not offer that service.

The Heron 9 is mostly an inland 9 with the exception of Number 5 which is a par 3 which is beside the Lockwood Folly River. That hole is the hole that is pictured on their scorecard. It is 203 yards from the tips but it has several different approaches to it. You have to carry some wetlands on your drive on Number 4 but most of the water doesn’t come into play if you hit the ball relatively straight.

Conditions were very good with the exception of 1 of the greens had been patched. It was harder than the Egret in my opinion.

Reviewed July 14, 2008

Greens were not in good shape. Several greens were bare in large areas. Very nice staff. Not a difficult course IMO. Too expensive for the condition today. Hopefully, it is just a temporary problem.

Reviewed April 19, 2008

I play to a 14 hc. Excellent condition from tee to green. There are 27 holes - so pace of play is good. Interesting layout that's fairly open, but has water, marshland and OB lurking to catch errant shots. Staff does a good job. Clubhouse serves good food and has a nice view of 18th green from the outdoor porch. Play this one if you can!

Reviewed March 24, 2008

If you are in the Mrytle Beach area, GO PLAY THIS COURSE! Very nice, great from tee to green. Smooth rolling greens which were top notch. The clubhouse was very nice, just a great facility. Add this course to your play list.


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  • Latest Scores
  • Overall
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Glenn M. N/A 44 44 04/11/09
2 Zac M. N/A 44 44 04/10/14
3 Jon M. N/A 47 47 05/31/08
4 Ken R. N/A 52 52 05/10/07
5 Rodney Y. N/A 58 58 04/25/09
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
8 Bryan W. 23 92 69 09/26/14
2 Zac M. N/A 44 44 04/10/14

Golf Course Information

About Carolina National, Heron

Carolina National Golf Club

Community facility

Managed by Century Golf Partners / Arnold Palmer Golf Management

150 tees driving range

27 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Steve Beecroft, PGA, General Manager
Jeff Phieffer, Golf Professional
Tom Dedrick, GCSAA, Superintendent
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