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Cape Fear National joins Carolinas' Brunswick Isles Golf Trail


The Brunswick Isles Golf Trail, which stretches along the coast of southern North Carolina and northern South Carolina, now offers 450 holes of golf with the addition of Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest located just outside of Wilmington, N.C., north of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

This 18-hole layout by architect Tim Cate stretches 7,217 yards and features tees, fairways and primary rough grassed with Tifway 419 Bermuda. In addition to three giant waste bunkers that run tee to green, the course has more than 50 bunker complexes filled with white SP 55 sand, the same blend used at Augusta National. Heat tolerant A-1/A-4 bent grass covers the greens which average 8,500 square feet.

Cate moved more than 1.5 million cubic yards of dirt to sculpt the coastal Carolinas' newest course. He created impressive elevated tee boxes, dramatic berms and meandering fairways among the trees.

"We're excited to have Cape Fear National join The Brunswick Isles Golf Trail," said Jack Himmelsbach of the Glens Golf Group which manages Trail courses Heather Glen and Glen Dornoch, as well as accommodations partner Village at the Glens. "With the addition of Cape Fear National, we continue to lead golfers along a Trail that offers the best of the coastal courses. We offer the best in the coastal Carolinas and golfers appreciate both our quality and affordability."

Stretching 80 miles from Leland, N.C. to North Myrtle Beach, S.C., the Trail winds through a coastal area known as the Brunswick Islands. Trail courses have been honored with everything from "Best New Course in America" to four-star ratings in Golf Digest's "Places to Play" to rankings on the list of "America's Top 100 Greatest Public Courses."

About the Brunswick Isles Golf Trail

The Brunswick Isles Golf Trail combines fine golf courses with nearby accommodations to create a unique golf experience on the East Coast. The northernmost course on the Trail is the newest course in the Carolinas, Cape Fear National at Brunswick Forest. Going south, the courses are Bald Head Island Club, Lockwood Folly Country Club, Rivers Edge, Lion's Paw, Panther's Run, Tiger's Eye, Leopard's Chase, Sea Trail's Maples, Jones and Byrd Courses, the East and West Courses at The Pearl, Oyster Bay, Sandpiper Bay's 27-hole course complex, Thistle Golf Club, Brunswick Plantation's 27 holes, Meadowlands Golf Club, Farmstead Golf Links, Heather Glen Golf Links, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links, River Hills Golf & Country Club, and Tidewater Golf Club.

For more information about the Trail, visit www.brunswickislesgolftrail.com.