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Value
4.4
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Resort
Par 71
Length 6762 yards
Slope 136
Rating 73.3

Formerly known as Cleghorn Plantation Golf & Country Club.

Course Details

Year Built 1972
Greens Champion Bermuda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect George Cobb (1972)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Shirts with collars are preffered, sleeves required.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2018 #22) (2016 #11)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Value Courses in the U.S. (2016 #8)

Reviews

4.6
262 Reviews (262)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 20
19th Hole Specials 12
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 52
Water Hazards 35
Bunkers 32
This course/club is great for:
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 39
Advanced Golfers 34
Locals 34
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 49
In the 'Burbs 7

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Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good Round

Cleghorn is in good shape for early this summer. The fairways and rough are growing in nicely. A few dirt areas in fariways which stay in the shade and dont get enough sun. But they dont affect play alot, and overall are in good shape. Greens rolled really smooth and were also in good shape. I did think they were pretty slow. They looked fast, but they just were not. The tees were in the worst shape, and they werent terrible. Just chewed up and bare on several of the white tees.
The course is one of the more challenging around. Alot of elevation changes and doglegs. Just not an easy course.
1 is the easiest hole out there. Slightly uphill, but straight par four 315 or so from the mens tees.
2 is a medium length par 4 dogleg right to an elevated green surrounded by bunkers in the front. Anything right bounces in the woods.
3 is a 170 yard downhill par 3.
4 is a long dog leg left par 5. The tee shot plays downhill, the rest of the hole plays pretty steeply up the hill.
5 is a dogleg right par 4, about 360 from the white tees.
6 is a beautiful hole. Tee off way up at the top of a hill, over a pond to the fairway which goes back up to the green. Its important to know the fairway slopes to the left pretty severely as well
7 is a long par 3 with a very shallow green. Tough par 3.
8 is a medium length par 4. Its straight away, but the green is well up on a hill.
9 is a short par 4 that doglegs to the left.
10 is a medium length par 4, with a creek on the right that cuts across the fairway about 100 yards out. You need to be on the right side of the fairway to have an angle to the hole.
11 is a medium length par 4 that doglegs left. Water left and right.
12 is a shorter par 3
13 is a long uphill par 4. The green is also very shallow.
14 is a roller coaster of a par 5. Up, down and back uphill again. Green again is very shallow. DO NOT GO LONG
15 is a really cool hole. Split fairway with a creek through the middle of the hole. The closer you are to the creek or more risky fairway sliver the better your angle to the green.
16 is a 180 yard par 3
17 is a uphill par 4
18 is a monster of a par 5. Second shot needs to be layed up about 125 from the green to be in the flat spot. Then played over a large pond, uphill to a shallow green.

Def worth a play, and if you are willing to pay online you can save about 5% on your cost.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very Nice

Played Cleghorn for the first time yesterday (05/29/21). What a beautiful and good conditioned golf course. From the pro in the clubhouse until the final putt dropped it was a wonderful experience. The Pro was very friendly as was all the staff, and the course is beautiful and in very good shape. Not a bad hole on the course. I didn't play well but still loved it. It took just over an hour from Greenville to get there but a easy and pretty ride. I will be back and look forward to it. If you have not played it, schedule a round and go enjoy it!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course for a semi-private one

We came from a private country club in Missouri which was amazing!
This club has reached and exceeded the bar set by our previous country club1
We were apprehensive about a semi-private club, but could not be any happier with our choice.
We joined as members after checking our 4 other clubs in the region and it proved to be the best choice!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 124
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good shape for time of year

Played my first round of the spring at Cleghorn yesterday, and was pleased with the shape of the course for this time of year. The greens were in really good shape, there wasnt a bare or thin spot that I could find. They rolled great, maybe a little slower than normal, but the greens were really good. The fairways were just starting to come in but overall were in good shape for spring. The tee boxes were hit and miss, some had grass starting to grow on them. Others, especially ones in the shade, didnt have any grass coming in yet and were chewed up. The bunkers could use a little sand in them. Overall, for April and a course that is bermuda in NC the course is in good shape. The layout is challenging and outstanding with a lot of elevation change throughout the course. It will challenge you all you want. Its worth a play for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens rolling

The greens are rolling great.. Staff is very friendly and helpful. A great day of golf on a winter day in the south.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Value

We try to play often and check for deals on courses within an hour trip time. Never been disappointed with this place...
Well maintained course with challenging layout and excellent greens.
Staff is friendly and appreciate you choosing to play there...
Always seem to complete the rounds in a timely manner,
It’s just a great value, if you have not played it you should give it a try

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course. Great Value. Can't Wait to Do It Again.

The course layout is great. It has interest and variability without being contrived. The greens were great. The grass on the course is dormant, but the greens are dyed green and roll perfectly. The fairways are a little on the "fluffy" side, but it makes the ball sit up nicely for your shot.

Nice to have a good practice area with lots of grass turf and not mats. Nice practice green as well.

Can't wait to play this course again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Unbelievable for the price.

Fairways, greens and rough were as good as anything I've played this year all for $25 on golfnow which was mind-blowing. The only things that could use a little attention was the bunkers and fringes. Bunkers were ok but had a few that had a few too many rocks in them and I definitely recommend chipping off the fringe, they were too furry and unpredictable to put through but overall unbelievable value for the quality of the course.

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

Good course

We enjoyed our round. They had a tournament earlier than n the day and the participants were finishing up when we started. Our first 4 holes were very slow because of the number of groups playing. The course was also cart path only. That’s a pain for a large course. Beautiful course and we will play again.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cleghorn

Great golf course in great condition - very good value! Could play this course every day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very solid Course

Greens 4.5 bermuda type, been dyed/painted since likely had previous freeze in this area

Fairways 4.0 only # 10 had some issues, could play the ball down.

Bunkers/traps 4.5 very well maintained and good consistency

Layout 4.0 good variant of holes, with uniqueness of most holes. Nice elevation changes, but not too harsh.

Cart Paths 2.5 Like most asphalt paths in this region, get bumpy with time, especially with roots beneath the paths.

Clubhouse 3.75 Very nice staff, Appears to have basic snacks, and not meal type food.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A gem

This time of year our Western NC courses normally show their wear and tear. Fairways are typically weedy and thin, and greens are questionable. Cleghorn couldn't have been more different! The fairways were plush Bermuda, but they weren't mud bogs. And the greens were undulating, true, quick, and consistently maintained. I don't recall seeing a spot of burned out turf or ratty green anywhere.

The layout is up and down (as advertised) - you won't get many flat shots. But most lies were level, allowing you plenty of opportunity to get a good swing on the ball. Tee shots are fair - there is room to spray the ball a bit. But the rough and woods are thick. Anything far offline is probably going to be lost. The greens offered many tiers with some tough pin positions possible (we saw some). We had to play for the ball to roll out a little more on the greens than is normal at some of our other area courses, but that added to the challenge. The overall setting is a beautiful old plantation, and it offers some pretty stunning views.

We'll be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mountain Golf at it's Best

I have been playing this course for ten years or so,(except when it was closed for two years pending the outcome of a legal dispute).I took my golf buddies from the UK here twice in the last couple of weeks and they loved it. A beautiful, testing course which requires staying in the short grass or pay the price. The course is in excellent condition thanks to a great course superintendent and his team. The greens are the best that I have played on this year. Very friendly staff. I drive 33 miles down the mountain to play here. The green fees will not break the bank either..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Favorite

This is my favorite course around here. Greens are excellent and putt true. Layout is great as you can use all your clubs. Staff is awesome and friendly. Price is definitely fair and I always have a great time playing here. Course has always been in great shape. Will come back many times I’m sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place to play

Fast greens, nice fairways, nice layout. I play a lot of course’s in the upstate SC Greenville, Greenwood,Travelers Rest, Spartanburg, Simpsonville, & Newberry . This is the best of all the places I play and only 52 minutes from woodruff sc & 35 minutes from Greenville . You can also use your fairway woods MORE THAN 1 time

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course....wish I played better!

Course is in good shape greens are excellent....some of the sand traps are bad....typical for a mountain course. Fun place to play.....great stone work with plenty of great views.

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