Cape Fear National Golf Club

Golf Course Review by: Bill Satterfield

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, NC 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 Iíve 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.

Signature Hole:  13th - 427 Yard Par 4

13th Hole at Cape Fear National (427 Yard Par 4)
13th Hole at Cape Fear National (427 Yard Par 4)

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

Best Par 3:  14th - 203 Yards

14th Hole at Cape Fear National (203 Yard Par 3)
14th Hole at Cape Fear National (203 Yard Par 3)

Best Par 4:  17th - 442 Yards

17th Hole at Cape Fear National (442 Yard Par 4)
17th Hole at Cape Fear National (442 Yard Par 4)

Best Par 5:  15th - 559 Yards

15th Hole at Cape Fear National (559 Yard Par 5)
15th Hole at Cape Fear National (559 Yard Par 5)

Birdie Time:  7th - 381 Yard Par 4

7th Hole at Cape Fear National (381 Yard Par 4)
7th Hole at Cape Fear National (381 Yard Par 4)

Bogey Beware:  8th - 576 Yard Par 5

8th Hole at Cape Fear National (576 Yard Par 5)
8th Hole at Cape Fear National (576 Yard Par 5)

Final Cut:    Grade B

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