Cape Fear National - North Carolina - USA

Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest,
1281 Cape Fear National Drive,
North Carolina,

  • +1 910 383 3283

  • Ron Thomason

  • Tim Cate

  • Adam Clark

Cape Fear National is on the northern border of Brunswick County and only a short ten-minute hop from the Wilmington NC airport. Opened in 2010, the newest area course has already received plenty of accolades including a listing in the “Best New Courses” category by a number of the major golf publications.

Despite its somewhat intimidating name, Architect Tim Cate designed Cape Fear National with a gently rolling layout that meanders its way through the delta marshland of the Brunswick Forest. Every hole has water or wetland to contend with and the natural grasses that line the fairways ensure that you will lose at least a couple of balls, as I can attest to.

The conditioning here is superb with great sand in the bunkers and huge greens that average around 14,000 square feet. With a slope of 143 and a course rating of 74.5 from the tips on this par 72, as their moniker infers, I would suggest that you play from one of the five sets of tee blocks that best suits your game and hit ‘em straight.

18 holes rates with cart for non-residents are $100USD. For a complete article on golf in the Brunswick County visit

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