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3.6
612 Reviews (612)
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
254
3 Stars
141
2 Stars
64
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.5
70.4%
Recommend this course
469 out of 612 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.6
45 Reviews (45)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
68.9%
Recommend this course
31 out of 45 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
3.5
128 Reviews (128)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
46
3 Stars
35
2 Stars
16
1 Stars
6
Conditions
3.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.0
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
68.8%
Recommend this course
88 out of 128 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 70
Length 6088 yards
Slope 123
Rating 68.8
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Course Details

Year Built 1929
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1958) David Postlethwait (1998)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

3.6
612 Reviews (612)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 16
Elevation Changes 14
Thick Rough 11
This course/club is great for:
Locals 37
Walkers 35
Beginners 28
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
In the 'Burbs 8
Near Local Attractions 8

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Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 40
3.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bumpy greens

Greens were barely puttable, Even though aeration had been over a month ago, greens were rough. The punches had not healed and did not have enough sand or top dressing to fill them. RGA is a fun layout, but may be time to go with Bermuda greens,

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens need attention

I have played RGA a number of times over the years. The layout is what it is--short holes mainly with a few holes with fairways that are simply unfair.

The biggest issue is the quality of greens. They had just been aerated, but that was not really the problem. The greens were the bumpiest I have every played. I could not keep a putt on line.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not great

First time playing here, won’t go back. Not worth the money. Played first 9 on public side, greens were incredibly bumpy, ended up just auto 2-putting. Very busy, we had to wait 5-10 minutes at every hole.

However, because it was so busy, they did allow us to play the private side for the second 9 for which we were thankful. The private side was in MUCH better condition and we were able to play at a good pace with no waiting.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
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Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Fun course

RGA is a nice course. Semi open and you can't get into too much trouble. I like playing here but not a place I would say let me take you somewhere special. However its enjoyable and I'll definitely play again.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

No driving range. Course conditions were poor, although that is most likely a function of the time of year..

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens need work

This place is feasting off of overbooking tee times on a very average at best course. While the price is cheap for Raleigh, I would rather pay ~15$ more for playable greens and more spaced out tee times.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wet wet day

First time playing the RGA in what was the wettest day of the week.. however the course said we could play, so play we did.. really enjoyed the course nice open play, some challenging holes will be great in summer.. would recommend

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs care

This is a decent layout (Donald Ross) but it needs care. It could be simply winter stress but the greens were very patchy and bumpy. Some areas of the cart path were completely deteriorated. I’ll try it again in June to see how it may improve with better weather.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Staff makes this place better!

No matter the weather or what they are doing on or around the course the staff is always friendly and accommodating in every way and makes the golfing experience great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Frustrated

I Had a tee time through golf now app and when I arrived they didn’t have a cart reserved for me. And told me to wait around until one came in. 20-30 mins. Don’t understand why they even take tee times if they can’t uphold the reservation. The golf club sold me a tee time and couldn’t give me what I paid for. I told them I would just walk and they still charged me for the cart. Attention to detail here is very lacking, seems like every time I play here,, their customer service is lacking. They will never need to have great customer service b/c they are always so busy. But they have finally lost me as a customer….

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 18
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good track

Fun track. Enjoyable and playable. Great for family golf as it’s not terribly long.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

RGA

Fun golf course with a good mix of difficulty levels. Good value for thr greens fees.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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