Verdict Ridge always delivers. Course is in excellent condition everywhere. Great layout. Quick pace of play.
This course is right around the corner from Highland Creek near Huntersville and used to be part of the Carolina Trail. It is now managed by Pinnacle Golf Properties, which handles all of the former Carolina Trail Courses and has injected new life into this course. Always a great layout, it now has stellar Mini-Verde Bermuda Greens (installed in 2019) that hold shots well despite being young. It plays like a mountain course with large elevation changes tee to green, making it one of the more challenging courses around town. With the renovations and new ownership, their tagline is "It's a New Day at Skybrook" and it holds true.
Memberships available. The clubhouse was also renovated and upgraded in 2019 along with the course and now features the Skytop Grill, which has large HD TV's and an impressive patio and firepit that overlooks the 9th green.
This course has always been one of my favorite courses around town. I did not play it for many years because came under the mis-management of the Carolina Trail. Now that the former trail courses are managed by Pinnacle Golf Properties, I've come back and love it once again. This is a tough course you'll have to play a few times to get the hang of. With its elevated tees and greens, blind shots and sometimes narrow fairways, it will get you the first time or two. I really like the closing stretch of holes, 15-18. Sixteen is a 178yd par 3 over water. I nearly aced it one round. Seventeen is a long 429yd slight dogleg-left with the same lake running all along its left side. Eighteen has not been good to me so I rank this 553yd par 5 among the hell holes here. The tee shot must stay left of the Skybrook logo oak tree guarding the right side. Then you have to hit a narrow second fairway with swing #2 on this S-shaped hole. Top it off with a bunkered, elevated green and this is very tough par. The staff here is very friendly and frequently posts content on social media - so be sure to follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts.
Skybrook is BACK! This course is in perfect condition. The new greens look great (Little fast/tough to figure out as first, evidenced by my +7 start on first 5 holes with several 3-putts) but once you get them figured out they roll smooth and true. Just cut everything in half and hit less club in. There is a reason it's virtually impossible to find a weekend tee-time here without booking well in advance.Read The Review
Data on Skybrook is very much out of date. Troon is no longer involved with the course. It was purchased by original owner together with Pinnacle Golf. Brand New Bermuda Greens, roll exceptionally well. Tremendous amount of work done to entire course including tee boxes fairways, bunkers, drainage systems etc. Redesigned clubhouse. Homeowners are contributing annually towards maintenance. Right now you would be hard pressed to find a course in better condition, paying attention to detail. You wonít regret playing here. Staff is friendly and accommodating, great Ranger their too!Read The Review
What a great surprise. First experience at Skybrook. Superb layout. Course is in fantastic condition and very obviously well-maintained, tee-to-green, including rough and sand. Greens putted perfectly, with consistent speed throughout the day. Well organized operations during coronavirus, and really good pace of play.Read The Review
First time I have played in a very long time. The course has matured into an unbelievable course. The staff took great care of us. The condition on the golf course was country club condition. Lush fairway, greens were very true and quick. If you haven't played it before or played over fifteen years ago you definitely shouldRead The Review
First time playing Skybrook in a few years. Upgrades to the clubhouse look great. Completely new look in the bar/dining area. Money well spent. Iím nitpicking here but some of the par 3 tee boxes could be better but with the amount of play right now and being early April itís almost expected. Fairways were well cut and in really good condition especially for this time of year. Greens looked great, they were rolling true but not overly fast. Overall had a great experience out there. Holes 15-18 are a lot of fun and great way to close out a round of golf. Staff was extremely nice and helpful. Itís definitely worth the trip and I know we will be back soon.Read The Review
By The B-Man on 6/19/20
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