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2.7
116 Reviews (116)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
32
3 Stars
40
2 Stars
22
1 Stars
20
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.0
Layout
3.6
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
54.6%
Recommend this course
64 out of 116 reviews
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2.6
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
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2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
2.3
Value
3.1
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.4
Amenities
2.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
51.9%
Recommend this course
14 out of 27 reviews
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2.5
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
10
Conditions
2.2
Value
3.0
Layout
3.7
Pace
3.5
Amenities
2.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
50.0%
Recommend this course
23 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public/Municipal
Par 72
Length 7360 yards
Slope 126
Rating 75.8

Formerly known as Renaissance Park Golf Course.

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Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1987
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Indoor Practice No
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

2.7
116 Reviews (116)
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Worst shape I’ve seen it.

I’ve played here many times over the years and usually the greens aren’t too good. Recently they’re border line unplayable.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Respect for the Course

We had a group cut in front of us at the turn. We played the front in less than 2 hours and the back in 2 1/2 hours. They were a threesome and so were we.... they rode on the fairways when it was cart pat only but still managed to develop a two hole gap after 5 holes as we were behind a twosome on the front.

Instead of beating traffic home, I got caught in some rush hour traffic. Others were violating the cart path only.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Course

Course design was great. Could've beena really nice course. The poor condition and the greens are terrible. Will never go back until they do a full 180.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Poor choice

Check in was very safe seems like the people running it were very covid conscious
Golf course was in terrible shape very wet which could have been taken care of by power blowing the water not leaving it to puddle and collect on the fairways and traps cart paths were in very bad shape groups were bunched up on the first tee with no starter so nobody followed thier tee times roughs were not cut because of the water everywhere and greens were in bad shape some greens were OK but most were bad
Haven't played this course in a while but it will be a long while before I play again

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Never playing here again

Pace of play unacceptable. They have like 2 people working the whole course. No starters to group people up. We had two twosomes in front of us and no one wanted to pair up. On a par 5 tee box we had 4 groups waiting. Mecklenburg county cannot run a golf course. Also, the course was not in good shape at all. Greens were a total mess. I won't becoming back.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice Layout

This course is fun! It’s not in the best shape but who cares?! You are probably not that good anyway. Just enjoy yourself for the 4-6 hours you are out there looking for your ball and foot wedging your way around 18 holes.

This course has a great layout and some fun holes. Clubhouse is definitely old school but that is what makes it fun. Friendly, accommodating staff too. You don’t get that at those stuffy golf clubs. Enjoy!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great deal for a Sunday morning. However, it'd be nice if there was a Marshall riding around on the weekends - this is the 3rd or 4th time my twosome has gotten behind a foursome (or in the case yesterday, a FIVEsome) that would not let us through. A round that should have taken four hours took almost five.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Steve P.

This course needs some serious work with the cart paths. Overall decent challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Neglected and dilapidated

This course looks like it’s been abandoned. Granted it’s a municipal course, it’s unfair to expect the world from a municipal course. But holy moly this course is really dilapidated. Tee boxes are patchy, some are just mud. Tons of overgrown grass means I lost many golf balls in the rough, even though I could see where it landed. The cart path was so bumpy that I nearly lost control of my cart like 5 times, and nearly got tossed out just because of how extreme the bumps were. Pace of play was horrendous, I was either waiting 7 minutes for the person in front of me to hit, or playing really really really quickly, I was not able to really take any time with my shots. Finally: the greens. They were way overgrown and looked horrible, maybe they just weren’t mowed that day but they were in horrible shape. So many bumps, hole marks, and dips made putting an utter crapshoot. The positive were that it was a tricky and creative layout, staff were friendly, and it was cheap. It’s a real shame because if more money and resources were invested properly into this course, it could be quite fun. Unfortunately for now it continues to be neglected by the city.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Public Course

The greens were terrible. They were airlified 2 weeks prior. They hadn't been mowed for days. There were large barespots. The greens should be torn up and redone. Fairways weren't bad but weren't cut. Tee boxes were bad. Received a $20 voucher for return play within the month which was nice but course needs some money to be invested in it to make it playable. The course has a lot of potential. I wish they would replace the greens like C T Myers and make it and enjoyable course.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are trash

Aside from aeration, huge dirt mounds on all greens. Not worth the cost.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

greens were in terrible condition. they were being turned over with seed and sand

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The Greens

Fairways were in great shape and the rough made it a challenge. The greens were unfortunately in very poor shape. They need a lot of work. Tee boxes could use some attention as well.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 61
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Top 500 Contributor
Charlotte Advisor
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Harry L. Jones, Sr. Golf Course

Played HLJ for the first time in many years. They have a new fleet of gas carts since I was last on site in February. The course conditions varied widely. The bermuda fairways were actually some of the best I've played all year. Teeboxes were in good shape with just isolated issues here and there. Greens were in poor shape. Bare spots and weeds were prevalent on most if not all of the greens. They really need to be redone with more hearty bermuda grass. Bunkers were in good shape. The rough was lush and thick. Balls hit offline were easily lost. Our group would often find 2-3 balls each while searching for one of our balls in the rough. Cart paths need major work, as they are not passable on some holes.
The layout of the course features several doglegs or blind driving holes where course knowledge is a huge help. There aren't many water hazards to navigate, and only a small amount of elevation change.
Hopefully Ratcliffe Golf Services is investing into bringing this course up to par with some of their others in the Charlotte area, as it has potential to be a great layout.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Good

It’s was a decent course, 33 for 18 is not a bad deal at all. It’s Covid sn right now so things are weird but the course was ok. Cart paths are bumpy and need work. Half the greens are bumpy with sand and dirt spots so putting it difficult but for some guys to go have fun it was a good time.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Several challenging holes

Good public course. Challenging holes where some are blind shots which was great fun. The first 9 holes had great greens and back 9 some were under repair.

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