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Highland Creek Golf Club


"Average"

9/21/20: Review by Jonny

I played this course on a Monday in September, it was sunny and about 70 degrees but a very strong & gusty wind, maybe 20 to 25 mph. I had never played this course before so that certainly impacted conditions of play and my experience overall. I would say, the front...

Waterford Golf Club
1900 Clubhouse Road
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(888) 203-9222
www.thelinksatwaterford.com
Map & Directions

Review Rating:

3.69 stars - "Worth playing" (8 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $43, Weekend $55

Practice Area:

Driving range, short game practice area with sand bunker and a large, undulating putting green.

Course photo

Description

This former Carolina Trail course is about 10 miles south of the NC-SC border on I-77. It was designed by PGA Tour star Hale Irwin with the tee box names honoring his Major championship victories. Nestled along the Catawba River, this layout plays difficult off the tee with marshes, wetlands and plain ol' water hazards threatening on a majority of the holes.

Notes

Waterford came under new management in 2014 and memberships & discounts can now be shared across its former sister courses in the old Carolina Trail -- The Divide, Tradition, Highland Creek, and Birkdale.

B-Man's Take

Nice course, but tough. If you are having trouble with wayward tee shots, stay away from Waterford or bring several sleeves of golf balls. I've played this course in a couple of tournaments and one 36-hole day on my own. The holes are all very unique and exciting to play, but you've got to be accurate off the tee. This course was in great shape every time I played it. I consider it the best maintained of the 4 main Carolina Trail courses (that excludes Highland Creek). My favorite hole is the 548yd par 5 2nd hole, simply because I play it well. The #1 handicap, 423yd par 4 13th hole lives up to its billing. Heavily sloped fairway is tough to land, then you have a long approach to a sloped green protected by a bunker and creek/ditch.

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship (Winged Foot)72694272.9137
Men's (Inverness)72651371.2130
Other (Medinah)72601969.7126
Ladies (Medinah-W)72601972.9133
Ladies (Waterford)72498968.2112
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Links

GolfHoles.com - Photo tour of all 18 holes

News & Updates

  • 9/8/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Worth playing"

    I've been taking lessons from Brent who is the Pro here. This course was designed by Hale Irwin and was recently purchased by David Tepper, owner of the Carolina Panthers. Today, I was able to use my GolfNow discount app for a $35 afternoon tee time. It was so smooth and easy, I just gave my name and the tee time and he confirmed the time and that it was pre-paid. The course is better than average. The fairways are in excellent condition as are most of the greens. There were several tee boxes that were a little ragged. I really like the way the course played. The fairways are wide open and there is very little water that comes into play. There is a driving range on-site as well as a putting area. A little interesting that there are no holes on the practice putting surface, they use markers with weighted bottoms that you can move around on the putting surface. The carts were clean and worked well and there is plenty of parking. It will be interesting to see what Mr Tepper does if anything to change or update this course.

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  • 8/5/20 - Review by GungaGalunga

    "Worth playing"

    Really a great place to play...difficult but not unfair...really fun. I'll be back more often, definitely recommend others play here.

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  • 5/24/20 - Review by Wes.hunter

    "Great course"

    First time playing here! Found a great deal online and took a chance. Fairsways were amazing, greens were fast. T boxes could use alittle work in some holes but all in all had an amazing experience

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  • 10/30/19 - Forum Posting by IM4DHERD titled "Panthers buying Waterford"

    Panthers buying Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill

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  • 8/5/19 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"

    I received an email from Waterford on 7/24 that their greens had recovered from a root disease and decided to give it a try after playing it in early May posting here to stay away. The greens were in very good condition as was the rest of the course. Due to the heavy rain on Sunday the bunkers were a little firm but overall very satisfied. This is one of my favorite courses and I am so glad its back it great shape.

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Highland Creek Golf Club


"Average"

9/21/20: Review by Jonny

I played this course on a Monday in September, it was sunny and about 70 degrees but a very strong & gusty wind, maybe 20 to 25 mph. I had never played this course before so that certainly impacted conditions of play and my experience overall. I would say, the front...

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The Divide closing for greens renovation this month

By The B-Man on 8/5/20

Great news for The Divide! The course was approved for a $350k greens renovation starting this month. The greens will be sodded with Diamond Zoysia grass, the same as Eagle Chase in Marshville (and those have been good year round). The work starts next week and the course...

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