Sugar Hill Golf Course
We had a tee time through GolfNow and had to leave the course prior to teeing off. After a wait of 50 minutes, we called it quits. This was no fault of GolfNow, but the course play and tee times are a complete mess. The explanation from the management was that there were no carts left to continue play. Huh? Evidently, they need more carts - a lot of 'em. 7 foursomes were congregated around the starter area with no one going anywhere. Call first, before you plan your day here.
On the plus side, the staff was very friendly and seemed aware they were running a completely screwed up operation. We were compensated with a rain check and will give it another shot.
No way to run a golf course - simple management issue.
March 3, 2014
Very nice course with beautiful scenery. Course is laid out very well too.
March 3, 2014
Let me start by saying that Sugar Hill is the hardest course I've ever played...and I loved it! The challenges never end. The first three holes lull you into a false sense that the 129 slope won't be so bad. Wrong! The fourth hole is a downhill dogleg left framed by a lake on one side and woods on the right. The second shot takes you uphill to a narrow landing area surrounded by traps. Though it is the #1 handicap hole, I think the next hole (#5) is harder. The fifth hole is a drive over a gulf with the lake on the left, woods on the right, and anything short of a 200 yard carry has no chance of being safe as the landing area is the side of the dam and will bounce into the woods. The sixth hole is another long drive to a narrow landing area and anything right is gone into deep woods. The seventh hole is a drive up the side of a mountain with a second shot to a very narrow landing area with anything left going off the mountain. The ninth hole is a double dogleg par five going downhill then climbing back uphill. The back nine again gives you a respite on the first few holes then...the fourteenth hole is a 200 yard slightly downhill drive to a large drop off. The fifteenth is another forced carry over a lake to a landing area above the bluff. Sixteen is not a simple par three followed by seventeen which is once again driving up the side of a mountain. The eighteenth finishing par five doesn't look bad till the green comes into view. It is quite a raised green surrounded by traps. The last five holes beat me up good. If you are looking for an easy golf experience this may not be the course fort you. If you are looking to challenge your game with every conceivable golf course hazard or design effect, this is your course! This was my first experience at Sugar Hill, and I hope to return soon. Conditions for winter golf were excellent and the staff was friendly.
February 12, 2014
Great course, great value
Sugar Hill is part of my regular course rotation and, for the money, it never disappoints. Though it was February, 36 degrees, and the course was dormant, the greens were in great shape. This course always plays "fair", but it has plenty of bite to it if you get too wayward, especially off the tee. The only knock on the facility is that the driving range is small, short, and it's difficult to actually tee a ball on the rock-hard mats.... would be better if they just made that natural grass. But overall, there are other courses in the area that cost 2 to 3 times as much and Sugar Hill is on par with all of them.
February 11, 2014
You either love it or hate it. Personally I enjoy this quirky course with it's unique challenges. Keep it in the fairway and you score well, Off the fairway - your ball is gone for good. Huge hills, pretty lakes, great views and consistently in good condition.
January 31, 2014
Tee box and fairways where in good condition.
Bunkers - fair condition
Greens - hard and fast, some too fast
January 29, 2014
The pace of play was very slow.
I took me over 5 hours to play my round. The pace of play was very slow and the staff did not help speed it up. Also the starter was very rude and used foul language.
December 9, 2013
First time visitor. Expected a lot more.
Okay, I get it. Its November 29th the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house the women were shopping and the men were golfing.
But, really. This course was horrid. The fairways were not blown - leaves everywhere. The Greens were PAINTED green and not rolled. I missed every single 10 ft or so putt as the ball bounced its way left and right ... left and right to the hole. After a while it was simply comical.
The pace of play was bad - way to slow. And no marshall out to encourage speedier play. Had a group in front playing from the "blue tees" driving the ball maybe 200 yrds and often out of bounds. They would have enjoyed their game from the Senior Tees but really - the Blues...
The People at the course were wonderful. Very nice and polite. Whoever did the hiring - did a great job. However, probably will not play Sugar Hill again unless the course is improved (really wouldn't take much attention to details) and the price is right. I'd rather play Collins Hill.
December 2, 2013