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3.7
106 Reviews (106)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.9
Amenities
3.8
82.6%
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64 out of 106 reviews
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2.0
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Conditions
2.5
Value
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Layout
3.5
Pace
2.5
StaffFriendliness
3.5
50.0%
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3.6
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.5
Layout
4.2
Pace
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Amenities
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StaffFriendliness
4.1
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7043 yards
Slope 137
Rating 74.0

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Clifton, Ezell & Clifton (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2020 #16)

Reviews

3.7
106 Reviews (106)
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Reviews 7
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Too costly for a course in mediocre shape

I had played this course several years ago and was told it was in better shape. Took a chance on the suggestion and was sorely disappointed. Greens a full of pock marks where people apparently refuse to fix their ball marks. Cart paths were horrendous and jarred you to pieces since there is broken concrete all over the course on the cart paths. My back is still hurting hours after getting off of the course. Bunkers have grass growing out of them and this is the same issue I had years ago with the course. Surely charging a senior $40.00 during the week to play they could spend some money on grass killer and have the bunkers clean. There are way to many courses in the area at a similar or better price that are in tremendously better condition to play. This will be my last time playing this course.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Charlotte Advisor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Highland Creek Golf Club

Highland Creek is seeing heavy play this summer due to the fact that two nearby courses are closed to have their greens redone. The course is in good shape with lush bermuda fairways and rough. The greens are holding up well in the summer heat and may be replaced next year themselves. The layout is quite challenging as putting the ball in play off the tee is key to playing well here. Water hazards come into play on half of the holes, and the greens are often well protected with bunkers. The staff is great, and they have supplemented their cart fleet with cars from sister courses.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Disappointing Play pace

We arrived in time for our tee time to find out there had been a frost delay which caused all the times to be delayed (understandable). A threesome was pushed in front of us despite having a later tee time. Ultimately was ~35 minute delay. From there, every hole we waited on. This caused our play time (from initial tee off) to end up being 5 hours which in my opinion is unacceptable. One of players mentioned to the course monitor that there was a significant hold up but that didn't seem to change anything. The reason I selected a 12:48pm tee time was assuming we'd be done before the sun started setting. That was not the case and ended up rushing the last 5 holes to wrap up before the sun set. Very disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course with Great Potential

I played Highland Creek regularly when it first opened in the mid-90's and it was a great course. Challenging layout with excellent variety in the holes requiring you to hit all the clubs in your bag. It went into decline but in the past few years, they have pumped money into the course and it has improved greatly. I think they should continue to do so since the course has the potential to be one of the best in the area. The greens are good but not great and given the many slopes(arguably only one flat green on the course) makes putting here very challenging. Instead of golf carts they should give out ATV's given the poor condition of the paths. That said I still enjoy playing here and would recommend others to try it out.

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

Great Shape

The course, from tee to green, was in pretty good shape. Greens were in great shape, and tough to read, great challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
I Recommend This Course
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Played in the afternoon after rain all morning, greens were in good shape creek runs through most of the course was pleasantly surprised will definitely play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 110
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

must visit

course in great shape, greens full and rolling nicely. if you are in the charlotte area you need to play here. good challenge for even good golfers.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun and Challenging Course & Nice Staff

I very much enjoyed the course. The front nine offers plenty of lateral hazards and obstructions to help you practice course management and shot shaping. The layout of the course adds to the challenge with plenty of dog legs. I recommend playing this course if you want to get better.

Now, the cart path was also challenging. It looked like an earthquake came through and shifted the concrete up, down, left, and right. We also had a huge downpour of rain prior to my tee time, so I had to drive even slower to avoid the pools of water.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

MrBucki

Very nice layout. Tee boxes were thin. Greens were sanded and slow to putt. Would like to play it in the spring.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Windy weather
Walked

Average golf @ Highland Creek

Average experience.
There are way too many blind shots with rolling hills and berms. You easily get in trouble with fairway and green side bunkers.

#18 is a 470 yard par 5. You have to clear about 150 yards of water which is fine as long as the wind isn't blowing

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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