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3.4
258 Reviews (258)
5 Stars
70
4 Stars
90
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
31
1 Stars
29
Conditions
3.1
Value
3.0
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.6
60.9%
Recommend this course
174 out of 258 reviews
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2.4
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
1
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.0
Value
2.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.3
Amenities
3.2
StaffFriendliness
3.8
27.6%
Recommend this course
16 out of 58 reviews
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3.0
83 Reviews (83)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
14
Conditions
2.5
Value
2.5
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.0
45.8%
Recommend this course
38 out of 83 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7024 yards
Slope 139
Rating 74.1
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Carolina Lakes Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Architect Timothy Freeland (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Denim, sweat pants, warm-up pants, t-shirts, tank tops, cut-offs, bathing suits, and tube tops are not permitted

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.4
258 Reviews (258)
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are beyond saving

I have enjoyed playing this course over the last few years because it has always been maintained well. I played here yesterday and every green has been neglected. I am disappointed as this was one of my favorite courses to play in the area. I’ve worked as a greens keeper before and I would recommend replacing every green instead of trying to patch them up like they are attempting to do now.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Pricey for the shape it’s in

A great course layout, but I feel the pricing was in line with when the course is in pristine condition. I thought the greens were in horrible shape and therefore felt I overpaid for the round.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are in horrible shape.

This course has a great layout and used to be in good shape. Not sure what happened, but greens are in really bad shape. Also, we paid $82 to play the back 9 twice! They didnt tell us when booking on GolfNow that this was the case. I know they are trying to make improvements, but not worth the $82.00

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Embarrassing to say the least

Had the father and law in town, thought we would play somewhere nice this weekend. The course looked great from the tee box, but when we approached the first green we saw one of the worst greens I’ve seen in a while. I have played some goat farms that have better greens than this place. Completely unable to putt the ball… payed $80 to play on this trash. This course should be embarrassed. When we complained they acted like it’s no big deal. Absolutely horrible experience. Will not be going back

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Potential

I’d like to start off by saying the course layout was awesome, bunkers are very nice fairways are phenomenal. The greens are in horrible condition the gentleman at the clubhouse said it was from punching them but that’s definitely not true it appeared to me that the greens have been neglected for quite some time and they are trying to get them back and 3/4 of the greens are unputtable. The price for twilight rate was 35$ And shouldn’t have been but maybe 15$ and that’s a sting maybe definitely overpriced for the condition of the greens. Most greens had more sand and bare spots than grass.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great layout, service and pace

If you have not heard, they lost their greens but seems they are doing everything to bring them back (sand, punched them, putting some water on them). We moved our ball on most greens and could find a path to putt. That being said, everything else about the day was great. Love the layout and starter was helpful and great. Lots of great holes - but not for walkers.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Worst Greens ever played

Course is charging one the highest green fees in the area knowing their greens are not in playable condition. I have been playing for over 35 years and the greens are the worst I can recall playing on. I am new to the area, so looking to find the best courses. This one is now on the “do not play list” until they get it figured out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Longest round of my life with unplayable conditions

Insanely overpriced round with unplayable greens. How there was not a discount with course conditions is beyond me. Pace of play was horrible. We waited every single shot and the round took over 5hrs. Food at the turn is a joke with being forced to wait 20min for a cheeseburger only to have no cheese and wait another 15 min on playing partners food because they were chatting with ‘so called members’. I will never be playing here again and would not recommend to anyone.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Value

The greens are in terrible condition. Worse than after they have been punched. They have been in this condition for over a month and you would think they would discount the rates but they don’t. The starters and other staff apologized for the course conditions but the course continues to charge premium rates far above the current value. My group will not return to this course anytime soon and maybe never.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lost greens

The fairways and rough were in good shape but every green out there was "lost". Some greens were almost unplayable due to the amount of sand and lack of grass. They aeriated the greens 3 weeks or so ago but the grass isn't growing back. The beverage cart saw us on the first hole at 11:45am and said she was "done for the day". The snack stand was also closed up when we made the turn 2 hours later, so we had to go inside for beverages and it took forever.

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

A Balanced Review

Hello,
My review is balanced and honestly; however, extremely disappointed this past Friday.
Had a 12:30 tee time and was a perfect day out. Was truly looking forward to a relaxing great day after taking off to golf with my friend.
The fairways were is great shape and went off at tee box with out delay. After playing the first nine holes I was beyond frustrated. The greens were in awful shape! I understand if they were just recently punched, but to charge $70.50 a round and couldn’t even putt the ball is gauging and disappointing. We also experience an extremely slow pace of play. The two couples in front of us had no course etiquette at all. I’m not a pro myself; however, hitting the ball 50 yards each time x’s a foursome is beyond someone’s patients. There was no Marshall out there keeping pace and a day that I was really looking forward to, became more of a let down. I am not one to look and complain about the little things, but golf is a pleasure for me when I am able to get off from work and play, and to be charged full rate with a course that is not is good condition is not acceptable. Wouldn’t have cared as much if I was told upfront and rate was discounted, but was never given the opportunity to make that decision until I was on the first hole.

Thank you,
John

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens are destroyed

Great layout but the greens have serious issues. Also they put people off front and back so people on 10 waiting to tee off that were not in front of you on 1st 9.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens are dead

Front 9 pace of play was 3 hours long on a Thursday afternoon. Was unable to finish my 18 due to sun going down

The greens were in terrible condition. Atleast 40% of all 18 greens were dead grass or dirt. I was punished for hitting the greens. It was not a fun course to play due to the poor quality of greens. Will not play again

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Dead Greens

Over 50% of these greens were gone to disease. No mention of this when checking in and very disappointing.
Also, due to rain they didn't have a lot of people working but no food at the turn is pretty terrible. Won't be coming back here for the amount they charged.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Surprised

Usually difficult to find tee time as course overall in past has been great. 180 change. Greens were overwhelmingly awful. Tee boxes poor shape. Fairways moderate. Way overpriced for what you get. Clubhouse tavern closed (locked) even though could see staff in the restaurant/bar. No drink cart. Was surprised at the poor conditions, poor amenities available so poor value. May try again next year but this one out of rotation for me for now.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Overpriced for current conditions

Pro’s: Layout is great and challenging. Some nice water and bunker holes.
Con’s: Practice area is iffy. Greens are just bad. Patchy, sandy areas with broader leaf grass areas.
Course definitely has promise, but needs some work.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Carolina Lakes

I have played this course before and it has been fun and challenging. Greens usually are in fantastic shape.....not so right now. The greens were rutted out with many bare spots on them. I have not experienced such poor conditions on these greens ever. Sadly, the staff did not inform us nor did they offer a discount. I would say not a good value for your money at this time. Hopefully with some care and time they will be back to their expected level by next Spring.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Mostly good, but conditions were subpar this time

Normally a fun, challenging and interesting course, but the greens were absolutely cooked this time around. Very disappointing and hurt the value

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Holiday weekend round

Played on Sunday of Labor Day. and our foursome finished in slightly over 4 hours. Great layout and a lot of fun - only downside was that some of the greens were recovering form fungus and aeration. Definitely will play this track again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

$80 dog track

Hard to charge 80 bucks when the greens are trash...

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