The front nine holes of the Cardinal course at the Country Club of North Carolina were built by Willard Byrd in 1968 then he returned eleven years later with Robert Trent Jones Snr to add the back nine.
Around the turn of the new millennium, Arthur Hills renovated both the Dogwood and the Cardinal course, the latter is located on the western section of the extensive property and is by no means the country club's poor relation.
The Country Club of North Carolina’s second course, the Cardinal, has some similarities to its big brother the Dogwood.
It is also a tree-lined course played across a nice topography. Some lakes are thrown in and greens are relatively large. For the most part the landscape consists of a gentle rolling nature.
Conditioning is superb and the greens ran very quickly. It’s an excellent second course and members’ course that provides a very enjoyable day out.