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Name: Birdie Man
From: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Handicap: 17
Date: February 2003


Lockwood Folly G.C.

Holden Beach,
North Carolina, USA
1 (877) 562-9663

Semi-Private course
18 Holes available
USD$50 including cart (seasonal)


Greens: Good
Fairways: Good
Tees: Good
Sand Traps: Impressive
Scenery: Good
Layout: Excellent
Comment: The layout here made the course a real pleasure to play. What a great mix of holes.

Club and Facilities

Pro Shop : Weak
Pro Shop Service : Impressive
Practice facility : Poor
Food and beverage: Average
F&B service: Average
Food value: Average
Bev Cart : No
Bev Cart Rating: Not provided.
Comment: The discount on our replay given by the pro shop staff was really appreciated!

General Comments:

Although it was about 32 degrees (0 celsius) when we drove up at 8:00am and we were one of only two cars in the parking lot the staff seemed very pleased to see us and were very helpful in putting our clubs on carts and getting our foursomes set up. The pro shop staff were pleasant although the pro shop itself was a little lacking in selection and seemed a little expensive.

This course offers a great mix of holes and the layout is one of the better ones we encountered during our trip to the south. Bunkers were well placed and the holes played very fair to all levels of golfer. Water in play on many holes and a great selection of traps and doglegs kept me on my toes the whole way around.

We replayed in the afternoon and after a little discussion with the wonderful pro shop attendant she agreed to let us play 18 holes again for the price of 9. After all we will be back for many years to come and it was just about freezing too! She was wonderful.

The food in the clubhouse was quick and satisfactory. Nothing to write home about but this course really is about the golf rather than the facilities. And in that respect the course excelled. I assume the reason that there was no beverage cart was because only about 10-15 foursomes played the day we did. I would be very surprised if there was not a beverage cart at this facility during busier golf seasons!

Although the overall score here is only 'good' the course is more fun to play than that would indicate. The cost at $50 including a cart is about right.

Best Hole: 5 (par 4)
Why: The ninth handicapped hole on the course. Be careful on your drive here as long hitters will flirt with the water. Look closely at the rocks surrounding the water - they are actually all shells! The approach over water is somewhat misleading as the prevailing winds will likely require at least one extra club. The green is well protected on the left with a bunker and on the right and front with mounds. Nice fun hole.

Overall rating : Good

Overall value: Average value

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