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4.7
34 Reviews (34)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
93.5%
Recommend this course
31 out of 34 reviews
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4.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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4.8
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.2%
Recommend this course
20 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Municipal
Par 72
Length 7310 yards
Slope 125
Rating 74.2
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Ballantrae Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Bob Cupp (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 10 grass tees
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire is required for all players.

Reviews

4.7
34 Reviews (34)
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Very nice all around

Beautiful course, the greens were immaculate. Slow pace of play but otherwise a very nice round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
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Plays Once a week
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great until the rain

I only got to play six holes before the bottom dropped out. I don’t suppose one can get a rain check paying for it with this app?

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

Greatness

This is one of the best golf course I have ever played. The staff was great the course was great, everything about it was great. If I ever get the chance I will definitely come back again!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 22
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Wow

All stars warranted, Super course, layout,fairways,Fairways, greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in great shape

First time to play this course. Very friendly staff. Course was in great condition. There was an annoying plastic barrier in between the 2 riders in the carts. Hoping they get rid of those soon. Would definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great golf course!

This place is by far one of the nicest courses I’ve played. I’m new to the sport of golf and really enjoyed it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
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 Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value for the price

It’s one of the best in the best public course in the Birmingham and surrounding area. The course offers a lot of variety and gives you a chance to use all the clubs in your bag. The best part of the course was the greens. The greens were in outstanding shape and a little faster than your typical course in this area. Definitely enjoyed the course and would highly recommend it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Course Superintendent fail!

I’ve played Ballantrae many times. Mostly in good shape but today it was awful. Traps were hard and lacked any real raking recently

The tee boxes were the worst I’ve ever seen! Holes, divots, uneven everywhere and on every box

The greens were ok but the fairways had very little grass and scalped! Hitting a normal divot from an iron shot brought out mud and/or dried mud. You had to pick it clean in the fairway or you would hit an errant shot

This condition is what I expect from a country course that charges $28 but for what you pay to play there, it’s truly unacceptable , especially from a city course with tax payer subsidies.

I hope they get their act together soon but I would NOT recommend wasting your money there at this time!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

The course is in excellent condition beautiful fairways and scenery with fast paced challenging greens. The course is a tad on the long side so a long ball is definitely helpful. Would 10/10 recommend to anyone. I will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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