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4.4
239 Reviews (239)
5 Stars
133
4 Stars
80
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
90.2%
Recommend this course
218 out of 239 reviews
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
88.9%
Recommend this course
24 out of 27 reviews
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4.3
54 Reviews (54)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.7%
Recommend this course
49 out of 54 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7263 yards
Slope 143
Rating 76.0
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Carolina Trace Country Club - Lake
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini Verde Bermunda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1971) David Whelchel (2015) Roger Rulewich (1971)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2021 #18)

Reviews

4.4
239 Reviews (239)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Winter play

Although dormant, the course was in great condition
Greens rolled nicely

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 263
Handicap 10-14
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Excellent lakes course with fantastic views

My boys and I played in Dec., it was cold but I was surprised that the course conditions were still great. I really prefer the championship Lakes course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great golf course

This is a very nice golf course I would recommend playing here. They have 2 courses did not play the other course so I can not speak on that course. Over all a great experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well kept course

I enjoyed a pleasant round. Not many on the course but is was a beautiful fall day. Played alone so playing two balls. Great day to work on short game.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course was nice, lacking in extra ammenities

The course was amazing and played very well. We tried to get food at the turn and they didn't have anything. Additionally, the staff did little to try to provide food for us and were honestly rude about the situation. Otherwise, it was a fun round.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 1
2.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 62
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great Challenging Course

Has a great time. Course was more challenging than expected. Did score my best round but had a great time. Great greens and fairways.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Nice course, stop trying to be a country club.

First review I’ve ever given on a golf course and sadly it’s not about the course itself. I arrived 10 minutes before my tee time and looked around the parking lot and it was basically empty. I just came from another golf course and was wanting to try this one on my way home but was famished and it was 90° with 80% humidity so I wanted to sit down and have a bite to eat and get some water in me.
I asked the attendant in the pro shop if it be all right if I waited about 30 minutes to tee off and he looked at his tee sheet and said no sorry, you’ll need to play at your tee time. He said we have some hotdogs though. I am dumb so I ate the grey meat sitting in luke warm water cause I was starving.
Needless to say I got sick for the disgusting mystery meat and left after nine holes to go throw up next to my truck.
I’ve gotten sick from eating stuff I shouldn’t eat before, so it’s my fault in the end. However, what really aggravated me was I only encountered one group in the first nine holes and when I got to the pro shop to drop off my golf cart there literally wasn’t another car in the parking lot than when I arrived.
Nice course, couple dynamic holes, unsubstantiatedly uppity staff.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
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