Looking back from a green at Carolina Trace Country Club
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4.5
185 Reviews (185)
5 Stars
107
4 Stars
60
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
90.7%
Recommend this course
169 out of 185 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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4.5
42 Reviews (42)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.7
88.1%
Recommend this course
37 out of 42 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

4.5
185 Reviews (185)

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 9
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Many better alternatives for the money

We were really excited to play this course given that it is a semi private course is located on a lake and had good ratings on the site. The good was a friendliness of the staff. The bad: 1. Incredibly difficult course- very hilly, sand traps everywhere, streams in water on almost every hole, Large amount of rough everywhere, and very narrow fairways. Par threes routinely 170 to 190 yards. Not for almost all every day golfers. 2. The greens, while they were in good condition, were truly tiny. 3. They charged $130 per person to play here. No other private clubs in this region charge anywhere close to that amount. Buyer beware next time based on an alternative view.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Everything about this was great. Awesome experience, great course would recommend to everyone

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Top Notch Championship Course

Great track, challenging, scenic, fair, and the greens were fabulous. The Lakes is the better of the 2 courses but both are very nice. Less than an hour from Raleigh too, I'll be back soon.

Thanks

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout

Nice course in great condition. Clubhouse closed at 3p, so there weren't any workers around at the end of the round. Seemed like much more member play than anyone else. Other than that, definitely worth the trip.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layout - good condition except slow greens

Staff were excellent to deal with, paid $60 which included some range balls, very nice layout with some very pretty water holes. Greens were about a 9-10 on the stimp meter, but in good shape. A good value!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Too slow

Very nice course, well cared for, very friendly staff. Pace of play was way TOO SLOW. One group that was several holes ahead was holding every one up, no ranger to keep them moving, I liked it a lot but SLOW pace will discourage me from coming back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Mr

Excellent track excellent value for your money played all 36 in one day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun, challenging and visually amazing

Played with my wife and another couple recently and had a great experience. The course was both challenging and fair. Visually the course was special. The staff was very helpful and extremely friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun course

I like the course a lot. There is a distinct difference between the front and the back. Course can be a bear from the back tees. Elevation changes abound, especially on front side. Tight fairways, in places, felt dictatorial. Abundance of grass around the greens give lesser players opportunities to recover, There are some very good technical holes and also some strategic ones---the par-5, 14th in particular, in deciding how to play that second shot. Cool hole. The three memorable par-3's are all downhill water holes. Despite the many elevated par-4 greens, there is some decent variety in their routings. Typical of Jones, Sr. the tee shots, while fair, are also demanding. The bunker placements are dead-on for players using appropriate tees.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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