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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...

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

Review Rating:

3.81 stars - "Great course" (32 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

  • 9/6/20 - 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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  • 8/20/20 - Review by THE BIG SHOW

    "Great course"

    The course was in really good shape. They're were several maintenance guys on the course working and getting ready for last weekends member/guest tournament. First time playing the course with the new greens. They were in really great shape and rolled true. Bunkers needed work but 95% of most courses bunkers do with all the rain we had in the past weeks. Other than that the course was in impeccable shape. Definitely will go back soon.

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  • 7/17/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"

    They punched about two weeks ago (Monday following the 4th of July) and greens have recovered nicely so far. They had top dressing, and holes were still affecting putts but not as bad as I would have imagined. They held the club Member-Member there this weekend, so they have the course in pristine conditions. the only issue I have run across is the bunkers still arent draining great, and several were closer to hardpan than they were to sand. That is going to be in the next phase of renovations going on at this place (including the range and working to get some better short game practice area). Overall, worth it if you can get a tee time.

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  • 6/9/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Perfect"

    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.

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  • 5/5/20 - Review by NCTONY

    "Perfect"

    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 won’t regret playing here. Staff is friendly and accommodating, great Ranger their too!

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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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