Verdict Ridge always delivers. Course is in excellent condition everywhere. Great layout. Quick pace of play.
This course was built in 1997 and is located in Monroe, NC, but far from any main roads/highways. You'll need good directions to get here the first time. The course features a straightforward layout with relatively flat Bent grass greens. The difficulty comes with water hazards in play on a majority of the holes. The par 5 first hole is bisected by a small ravine that is crossed by a replica of the St. Andrews Swilcan Bridge, thus giving the course its Stonebridge name.
Memberships are available and the community includes an impressive tennis center.
I try to play this course when I can. It's one of my favorites. Greens are kept in good shape, though the Bent grass can sometimes suffer in the late summer. The course is a fun layout, rewarding long, accurate hitters with several chances at eagle -- the B-Man scored his first career eagle on the par 5 #18. All of the par 5's are reachable in 2 shots except maybe the par 5 1st hole, which has a ravine bisecting the fairway (check out the "stone bridge" after you hit your second shot). What can get you here at Stonebridge are the hazards -- 13 of the 18 holes and every hole on the back 9 has one in play! The closing stretch is one of the best in Charlotte. The 14th, 15th and 16th holes circle the same pond bringing it strategically into play on all 3. The par 3 17th requires a long carry over another pond and the closing par 5 18th is reachable in 2 if you challenge the pond guarding the front right of the green. Speaking of the greens, that's where you get a break because they are almost all flat and fairly straightforward. This is one of the better all around golf clubs in town with its large practice complex and event hosting facilities to go with a great layout.
Stonebridge is in great shape right now. Aerated 3 weeks ago and greens are healthy and roll true. Play it now. As the summer goes on they have to water the bent grass a lot it it gets a lot of ball marks but for now, it is in awesome shape.Read The Review
Almost perfect. Greens are almost fully healed and rolling as good as you can ask for in summer. Fairways and tees are grown in. Managed to avoid the bunkers today but they looked perfect. Staff was amazing as always. Always a top-5 course for me.Read The Review
Played Stonebridge this morning before all the rain we're supposed to get this week. NOTE: They punched the front nine, so only the back nine is open and you are playing it twice. I imagine that they'll do the same to the back nine at some point in the next couple of weeks. The course was in great shape. Fairways have greened up nicely. Teeboxes were a little beat up in spots, but nothing terrible. Greens were in fantastic shape and rolled really, really well. I didn't hit into any bunkers, so I can't comment on those, other than to say they looked fine.Read The Review
The bentgrass greens were in really good shape and rolling well. Fairways, tees and bunkers were fine, though of course it was very wet and cart path only. A few of the greenside collars had not been cut and stop a few balls from going off the green - however, that left an awkward putt where you couldn't get the club behind the ball. Overall it was as good as I expected it to be and a decent value for a weekday afternoon.Read The Review
Stonebridge is in great shape except for the greens. very slow and a lot of ball marks not healing well. Great layout and the fairways and teeboxes are all in great shape.Read The Review
By The B-Man on 6/19/20
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