The Takeaway: An old school layout with classic southern charm, Cape Fear is a nice course to enjoy in a country club setting but isn’t overly compelling architecturally despite its Donald Ross roots. Grade B-
Designer: Donald Ross in 1926
Phone Number: (910) 762-4652
Course Website: Official Website - Visit Cape Fear Country Club's official website by clicking on the link provided.
Directions: Get here! - 1518 Country Club Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403
Accolades: Ranked 12th in North Carolina on Golf Course Gurus' Best in State list.
What to Expect: Cape Fear Country Club is another solid offering by Donald Ross that delivers fair driving corridors, challenging green sites, and an abundance of subtleties that cannot be mastered or fully appreciated in a single trip around the track. The mature routing plays through towering pines trees over slightly rolling terrain with plenty of sand and little water to contend with. The impressive 2-story clubhouse boasts southern coastal architecture and is an iconic piece of Wilmington and the site of returning nines.
By the Numbers
Individual Hole Analysis
Signature Hole: 14th Hole – 153 Yard Par 3
Best Par 3: 8th Hole – 173 Yards
Best Par 4: 13th Hole – 345 Yards
Best Par 5: 3rd Hole – 530 Yards
Birdie Time: 15th Hole – 487 Yard Par 4
Bogey Beware: 4th Hole – 460 Yard Par 4