Rated 3 out of 5 by pauldbarnhart Showing some age, but uncroweded and inexpensive
First, I chose this course because of good reviews and a great price on GolfNow ($34 after tax and fees). I now understand why the price was as low as it was.
First, the good: The course layout is nice, with lots of doglegs that require a bit of shot placement (but not requiring pinpoint accuracy). Some of the holes are a bit narrower than I like, but I was having an off day with my drives, so that might not bother others. Staff were very friendly and really made you believe they appreciated their business. Pace of play was phenomenal (because the course wasn't crowded at all).
Now, the bad: Old, nondescript clubhouse, with essentially nothing available for sale - I needed some taller tees, but they only had one size. Make sure you have all the equipment you need before you show up here. Cart paths were in terrible shape, partly due to tree roots, but also due to neglect. One even had a sink hole at least two feet deep. Fairways were adequate, but definitely not plush. Rough was pretty much weeds, with lots of bare spots. Greens were somewhat bumpy, and slower than most courses in the area. Many tee boxes were nearly bare. It really feels like they are doing the least amount of maintenance possible in an effort to keep from going bankrupt.
Also - if you expect to drink while playing golf, don't expect a beverage cart here - get your drinks at the turn. I don't consider this a negative, since I normally bring my own water, but if it's hot, and you aren't prepared, you're going to get thirsty.
Having said all that, I still had fun playing here, and was quite pleased with the friendliness of the staff. They really appreciate your business and want you to come back.
Play this course for a quick 18, at much lower prices than some other courses in the area.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MZHBRG great value for the price
played this course years ago when it was a premier high dollar course. not in the same condition now but still a great layout and certainly fun to play. the greens were in better shape than another nearby very expensive course played the previous day. the pro and staff are extremely nice and make you want to come back.
August 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by historypiper Enjoyable Course
Website calls it Tom Jackson's masterpiece but I can think of at least 3 Jackson courses in western NC, including the one I was a member of, that are as good or better. Having said that it's a very nice layout, challenging but a lot of fun. Be aware we played on Aug. 15 and they had a sign in the pro shop they were going to be punching the greens Aug 17. Throughly enjoyable and plan to go back after the greens heal up. The tee boxes are a bit beat up but no worries, you could find a place on every tee where you could tee your ball without worrying about slipping. Recommended.
August 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ultrastick59 Nice Round
I've played here three times and found the staff to be friendly, helpful and courteous. Plysical plant and carts very good. Grass just off fairways could be a little shorter to help in finding balls and speeding up play, but if you keep it int he short grass, no problem. Nice course and worth a visit. I'll be back.
August 14, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by D1PRIMO Carolina Shores
Tee boxes were a little rough. Other than that great course. I would play it again.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ajay6590630 Nice layout, bad cart path!
I booked the teatime from golfnow app the evening before. I arrived at the bag drop and was being helped to load my bag on the cart and was ready to play within a few minutes.
I really enjoyed the layout of this course. Fairways aren't quite as wide and you have to think about the landing spot for your tee shots. Cart path is worn out and not drivable at many holes. Some holes have cart path on both sides, which is confusing for a first time player. Overall I enjoyed my round and will play again.
June 29, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by los123 Good course just to work on game
The course was ok for the money.Would not pay anymore until they work on sand traps,tee areas and cart paths
June 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by u337865918 Bad cart paths
Paths are very bumpy and worn down. Overall the course is in good shape with great greens. Would play again.
June 24, 2015