The Three C's are Cape Fear National, Crow Creek, and Carolina National. But they could also be Conditions, Challenge, and Club-Selection. All of the courses are in great condition, all are par 72 championship courses, and all will require you to use all the clubs in your bag.
Cape Fear National is the newest golf course on the Grand Strand. This beautiful course was designed by Tim Cate, who designed Leopard's Chase, Tiger's Eye, Panther's Run, and Thistle Golf Clubs.
The course features elevation changes, well-placed bunkers and natural wetlands. Cape Fear National, located 15 miles south of Wilmington, NC, is in an ideal location for northern golfers on their way to Myrtle Beach, or on the way home.
Cape Fear National is a challenging layout that can stretch to 7,217 yards with multiple tee options to fit your game. The tees, fairways, and primary rough are grassed in Tifway 419 bermuda. Cape Fear National's heat tolerant A-1/A-4 bent grass greens are large and challenging. The course has over fifty sculpted bunker complexes and three giant waste bunkers which run from tee to green. Over 1.5 million cubic yards of earth was moved to create the dramatic berms, elevated tees, meandering fairways, and sculpted features thoughout the course.
Crow Creek Golf Club is a terrific parkland course that measures more than 7,100 yards from the "tips" but is still player-friendly for golfers of all skill levels. Located just 2 miles north of the North Carolina/South Carolina State Line, Crow Creek is known for its lightening fast bent grass greens and perfectly manicured fairways and bunkers. Playing from the correct set of tees is the key to scoring well on Crow Creek. Play it from the tips and "The Crow" becomes a bear!
Carolina National rated 4.5 Stars in the Golf Digest Places to Play Guide is an unforgettable course and an outstanding value. This 27-hole Freddie Couples Signature Course features some of the most scenic holes in the Carolinas. Natural wetlands, dramatic elevation changes, tree-lined fairways, and superb bent grass greens define the three nine-hole tracks (Egret, Ibis, and Heron). The signature hole, the 203-yard par 3 fifth hole on the Heron Course has to be seen to be believed. Golfers must carry a marsh to a peninsula green guarded on three sides by bunkers. The Three C's deserve straight A's!