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Re: Highland Creek Conditions?
Posted by: MGOBLUE
on 4/21/18 6:30am
I just saw where GolfNiners5's posted a review on April 14th. Not looking good at all. There was an article in the Carolina Golf Journal that Highland Creek was now part of Pinnacle Golf Properties...

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Username: KyleSmith View Profile
Location: Charlotte, NCAge Group: 25-34
Profile: Golf Addict (more than once a week)Handicap: 4.7

Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation Date: 5/23/17 Tue Morning
Overall Rating: Great course
Score: 0
Cost: $0
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 1/2 Hours
Won't post a score/rate for this round since it was a tournament, but wanted to share course conditions. This was my first time playing Old Sycamore, and it was a fun track. Course is in great shape, especially considering the amount of rain we had leading up to the tournament date. fairways were solid, and greens were in great shape. Highly recommend making your way to play it.
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Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club Date: 5/15/17 Mon Afternoon
Overall Rating: Great course
Score: 78
Cost: $42
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 Hours
First time playing it and loved it. If it wasn't so far from uptown I would play it more often. It was windy, so it made hitting fairways a little tougher, and they were a little soft so not much run. The greens were great- quick but receptive. Used to playing on hard greens with little reception so it was nice to get some check-up shots. I love the layout of the course, but wish the Par 3's weren't as long (three over 200yds from the tips) and there weren't so many short par 4s. Overall, I recommend everyone getting out and playing this one. In great shape right now.
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Eagle Chase Golf Club Date: 4/30/17 Sun Morning
Overall Rating: Great course
Score: 80
Cost: $40
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 1/2 Hours
The course is very green, and despite the rain last week it still had some run to it in the fairways. I love the lack of rough here, because the ball runs out a good ways but doesn't penalize you for it. The greens were a little slow, but that was probably due to the massive amount of rain from the early part of the week. The only gripe I have with the course is that the bunkers are bad. Some spots have lesser sand than others, and there are a ton of rocks/pebbles in every one. Saturday morning gets a little slow, but nothing out of control. I would recommend
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Red Bridge Golf & Country Club Date: 4/17/17 Mon Afternoon
Overall Rating: Great course
Score: 82
Cost: $33
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 Hours
This course never fails. Its in great shape and the greens are the best in the area that I have seen (although I hear Mooresville and Monroe CC are great right now too). Well worth making the trip out, and I believe its the best value golf in the area.
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Skybrook Golf Club Date: 11/25/16 Fri Morning
Overall Rating: Worth playing
Score: 79
Cost: $40
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 1/2 Hours
I moved to the Charlotte area about two years ago, so maybe my fascination with this course is based on the fact that I didn't play it back when it was "in its prime" according to several people I have spoken to. With that said, I think this course is playing great right now. There are spots where if you miss the fairway, the rough will eat your ball up and you could lose it (we found 15 balls in the rough on 5). The greens are fast and true, and soft to hold approaches. The only knock I have is that its nearly impossible to get spin around the green because of the bent grass greens being so slick. I would recommend anyone play it right now. For the price, I don't know many in the area that are more fun to play.
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Red Bridge Golf & Country Club Date: 11/6/16 Sun Morning
Overall Rating: Great course
Score: 80
Cost: $44
Conditions: PerfectPace: 4 1/2 Hours
I have heard alot of good stories about this course. Finally played it and can not wait to go back. The greens were amazing, multi tier and plenty of grain. If you can read these greens, you are a good putter (or play here way too much). As a long hitter, I liked having to take iron off of alot of tee boxes. Really mixed up my game. By far my favorite feature on this course was the bunkers. I dont know that Augusta has bunkers this fluffy. Its like hitting from a cloud. Absolutely can't wait to go back. This is now my favorite public course in the area.
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Carolina Lakes Golf Club Date: 10/24/16 Mon Afternoon
Overall Rating: Great course
Score:
Cost: $
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 Hours
Course was playing well. When the wind picks up, this course is 5-10 shots harder. Greens were a little wet, which made approach shots easy. Can't wait to get back down there to play.
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Springfield Golf Club Date: 7/30/16 Sat Morning
Overall Rating: Great course
Score: 80
Cost: $45
Conditions: PerfectPace: 4 Hours
I played this course in October of 2014 (before I moved to charlotte) and haven't played it since. Man, I need to play this course more. The fairways were nice, with a few spots here or there but to be this late in the summer it was awesome to see them that taken care of. The greens were dying from Wut I'm guessing is heat and lack of water, which meant they were fast and I loved it. All of them were quicker than any other public course I've played. The pace of play was awesome. We're only got help up twice towards the end, but they had a Marshall driving around to enforce pace. Overall, I'd recommend this course to anyone looking for a reasonable price and a great track. I will be back.
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Tega Cay Golf Club Date: 6/5/16 Sun Morning
Overall Rating: Worth playing
Score: 86
Cost: $
Conditions: Average - isolated issuesPace: 5 Hours
I'll get the bad out of the way early-= pace of play was terrible, especially for an 11:00 am tee time in June. The group in front of us acted like they were on tour- the exact opposite of ready golf. No rangers or other course employees to help push them through didn't make it easier. Wasn't completely on them, as the group ahead of them spent more time searching for golf balls than they did playing golf. This course just needs a ranger to drive around enforcing pace of play. Also, the fairways could benefit from about a month straight of cart-path only. They hold water for a while and it looks like the mowers/carts have done some damage. On the positive, the greens were some of the bet I have played in the area. Held shots well and rolled quick and true. Overall,I enjoyed the round. I will enjoy getting back out there to play another round.
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Skybrook Golf Club Date: 5/29/16 Sun Afternoon
Overall Rating: Worth playing
Score: 80
Cost: $42
Conditions: Good - normal wear/tearPace: 4 1/2 Hours
Course is in great shape. Wasn't too water logged considering the amount of rain it had gotten in recent days. Only issue was the slow 4-some playing in front of us causing us to wait a while between shots. The course is great, and greens are starting to play true. Look forward to playing here more this summer.
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