Lahinch Golf Club

Co. Clare, Ireland

Cape Fear National (Leland, North Carolina)

Cape Fear National logo Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

The Takeaway:  Grade B

Quick Facts

Designer:  Tim Cate in 2010

Cost:  $45.00 - $90.00 (cart and driving range included) Click for current rates

Phone Number:  (910) 383-3283

Course Website:  Official Website - Visit Cape Fear National's official website by clicking on the link provided.

Directions:  Get here! - 1281 Cape Fear National Drive, Leland, North Carolina  28451

Photos:  See additional photos of Cape Fear National

Accolades:  Ranked 9th in North Carolina on Golfweek's Best Public Courses list.

What to Expect:  Cape Fear National enjoys an impressive setting that is a combination of forest and wetlands. Numerous forced carries are required throughout the round over wetlands and environmentally sensitive areas, but the overall width of the fairways and playing corridors is sufficient for such penal surroundings. The bunkering is expansive and flashy which adds to the overall aesthetics of the property. The conditioning is fantastic and is a testament to the hybrid grasses that are being developed. The Tifway 419 Bermuda strain of grass found on the tees and fairways coupled with the A-1/A-4 bentgrass greens proves to be a winning combination at every course I’ve played in the South that has adopted that playing surface. The fairways run well, help the ball sit up a touch, and the greens run beautifully. Overall, Cape Fear National is a gem and offers a different setting and style of course to the area; speaking of a different style, this track has the unique distinction of finishing with a par three on the front nine and the back nine.

By the Numbers

Tees Par Yardage Rating Slope
Black 72 7217 74.5 143
Blue 72 6686 71.9 134
White 72 6195 69.8 127
Silver 72 5603 67.1 111
Green (Women) 72 4802 67.9 114

Individual Hole Analysis

Signature Hole:  13th Hole – 427 Yard Par 4

Best Par 3:  14th Hole – 203 Yards

Best Par 4:  17th Hole – 442 Yards

Best Par 5:  15th Hole – 559 Yards

Birdie Time:  7th Hole – 381 Yard Par 4

Bogey Beware:  8th Hole – 576 Yard Par 5

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