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Coharie Country Club
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Coharie Country Club

101 Coharie Ln, Clinton,North Carolina,28328
Type: Private
No. Holes: 18
(910) 592-2951
Detailed description

Coharie Country Club is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Clinton, North Carolina.

Coharie first opened for play in 1947. The course was designed by Ellis Maples. This was Maples first original course design.


The contract offered by J. E. Maples, New Bern, NC provided as follows:
(1) a. Design, layout, and supervise the building of all greens, tees, and sand traps, fairways, practice driving range and practice putting greens.
  b. Supervise the fertilizing and seeding of all golf holes, tees, and fairways.
  c. Render all technical advice necessary for the maintenance of your completed golf course until October 1, 1947.
(2) a. My fee for designing, laying out, and supervising the construction of your golf course will be Two Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($2250.00). Payment for this will be made in the following order
  b. $700 on March 25, 1947
  c. $700 on May 1, 1947
  d. $850 upon completion of the fertilizing, seeding of all nine holes
(3) It is mutually understood that you are to furnish all labor, equipment and materials necessary for the accomplishment of this work
(4) Any additional help or advice I can give you in regard to the operation of your club will be gladly given.
Coharie Country Club is an 'old style' course that has the distinction of being the first designed by Ellis Maples. The original nine holes opened in 1947. The course features two distinct sides. The front is a bit longer and is more open while the back side features tree-lined fairways and is much narrower. The course is not exceptionally long but has very small greens. It presents a challenge for any level of player.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees, the course plays to 6,534 yards. From the forward tees, the course measures 4,907 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 3, a par-5 that plays to 553 yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 15, a par-3 that plays to 167 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 9, a 374-yard par-4 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole at Coharie is # 15, the 167 yard par-3.