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Highland Creek Golf Club


"Average"

9/11/21: Review by MGOBLUE

Love this layout and we had beautiful weather for early September. My only issue was that the greens had recently be aerated and were incredibly bumpy as expected. No where on their website was this mentioned when my buddy booked our last minute tee time. If this had been...

Skybrook Golf Club
14720 Northgreen Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 948-6611
www.skybrookgolf.com
Map & Directions

Review Rating:

4.05 stars - "Great course" (28 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $49, Weekend $61

Practice Area:

Driving range with grass tees, putting green, chipping area with practice bunker.

Course photo

Description

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.

Notes

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.

B-Man's Take

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.

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Championship (Black)72702874.1137
Men's (Blue)72659772.0133
Other (White)72613169.8131
Ladies (Green)72535571.7124
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Links

Golfholes.com - Offers 18-hole photo tour for this course.
Carolina Trail page for Skybrook - Skybrook is part of the Carolina Trail which includes Birkdale, Highland Creek, Tradition, The Divide, Tega Cay and Waterford.
Official Instagram Account - Check out their Instagram page for photos and videos of the course and maintenance updates.

News & Updates

  • 9/4/21 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Great course"

    Course is in magnificent shape. Normal wear and tear on tee boxes, fairways in very good shape, very fast greens. Worth the $70 weekend rate

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  • 7/23/21 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"

    Better than good, but not perfect. Fairways are like carpet. It's just a real pretty course from the tee box. Greens were recently aerated but roll true and are not slow and not overly fast. Another week and they should be perfect. Traps had sand but many look liked they just suffered from a pretty bad storm. Rakes were out, but looks like not many are using them.

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  • 4/30/21 - Review by RT

    "Great course"

    Skybrook is in great shape. Bermuda is still waking up in fairways and rough but looks like it will pop out full soon. Greens were very nice, as always - smooth, full, consistent. Course is very well maintained. Post-round lunch at the clubhouse restaurant was great. More people out, but pace of play was fine.

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  • 1/7/21 - Review by twodown02

    "Great course"

    Nice course. Greens were in excellent shape, rolled fast and true. I like all of the elevation changes. Course was a bit wet but not unexpected and not a negative. Pace of play was good. If you don't mind all of elevation changes, would be relatively easy course to walk. I really like the layout.

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  • 9/6/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"

    Nice leisurely afternoon round at Skybrook with my Dad. We were paired with two other singles for a 3:18 tee time and finished in the dusk. Greens were fantastic. Super slick and smooth. They have really grown in after a year so they can cut em low and fast. Coupled with the slopes and the size of the greens, they make this course much more difficult than it used to be. Now one of the toughest public course tracks in Charlotte, in my opinion. Rough was not bad, very playable, in stark contrast to my round at Ballantyne (see my review from last week). Like most courses, the lack of bunker rakes and all the stormy rains have left the sand traps in rough shape - I nearly got swallowed up by the quicksand bunker on #2. With lift, smooth and place rules, though, you can usually find a playable spot. The staff here is great and take feedback to heart. This course should be in your regular rotation.

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Highland Creek Golf Club


"Average"

9/11/21: Review by MGOBLUE

Love this layout and we had beautiful weather for early September. My only issue was that the greens had recently be aerated and were incredibly bumpy as expected. No where on their website was this mentioned when my buddy booked our last minute tee time. If this had been...

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By IM4DHERD on 8/27/21

Anyone been out to Red Bridge lately? Heard they about lost their greens a while back?

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