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3.9
1039 Reviews (1039)
5 Stars
242
4 Stars
494
3 Stars
176
2 Stars
71
1 Stars
56
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
85.5%
Recommend this course
855 out of 1039 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.7
93.6%
Recommend this course
44 out of 47 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.1
113 Reviews (113)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
56
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.7
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.4%
Recommend this course
101 out of 113 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 71
Length 6627 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.1
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Course Details

Year Built 1985
Fairways Bermuda
Greens Bent grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gene Hamm

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No cut-off jeans, swimsuits or tank tops are permitted. Men must wear shirts with a collar at all times.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Conference Facilities, Showers, Lockers

Reviews

3.9
1039 Reviews (1039)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 23
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 7
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 52
Bunkers 44
Narrow Fairways 30
This course/club is great for:
Locals 47
Walkers 44
Seniors 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 54
In the 'Burbs 20
Worth the Drive 13

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Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 29
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Eroding away

It’s true that this course gets very wet if it has rained in the past month. The runoff ditches are eroding and in about 10 years it will overtake the property. The greens are good and the course is well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Good course

Gets a little soggy after it rains, but still the best course open to the public in Raleigh besides lonnie poole. Decently priced and well maintained. 8/10.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Winter Golf Review

Course in good shape for Feb. Greens in great shape. Down hill down grain very fast.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course, Overpriced

It’s a solid course, very flat and open. Makes it easy to walk, which it seems most people take advantage of. Only thing is I do not think it is worth the price at $45 I paid. Granted, it is January so I’m sure the course conditions are typically better, but I just cannot justify spending that money on this course in particular. Would much rather play a cheaper course that would be similar in quality or just paying a bit more for a nicer course.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Solid value

Excellent greens and staff does a great job keeping the cups clean. Nice layout for a dormant winter golf round. Overall good value.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Good course

We paid less than forty for the round so was a good deal. Course conditions were OK coming out of winter but the greens look to have been aerated recently. Will play here again for the right deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very Good Shape

Course is in great shape and greens are rolling smooth and quick.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Accuracy over Distance

Friendly staff. Challenging and Fun course even for a 13hcp like me. Water and/or creeks perimeter every hole so accuracy rewards over distance on a majority of holes. Will definitely be back again to see how it plays in the Spring/Summer.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 37
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Stay in play, Water and/or creeks perimeter a majority of the holes.

Challenging and fun course. Will definitely be back. Accuracy rewards way more than distance here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 11
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

After rain

Great course but be wary after a day of rain . Other than that, great course good layout and challenging.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lochmere - slowest pace of play in the Triangle.

Lochmere's pace of play is absolutely painstakingly slow. They have starters on the first tee and also roaming about the course, but this doesn't seem to make a difference in helping players finish a round in under 4 hours. It took 3.5 hours to play 13 holes, before darkness set in. Mind you, this was on a Monday afternoon in November (it would be slightly more understandable to have more of a wait between shots on a public/semi-private course on the weekends where the courses are much busier...but to be subject to this on a Monday afternoon was quite frustrating). This could have more to do with the type of player that Lochmere seems to attract - lots of beginning players who seem to have very little clue about golf etiquette and pace of play considerations, as well as senior players who are primarily focused on getting their exercise via walking/using a push cart rather than actually observing pace of play. I used to live in the Triangle and played Lochmere consistently, mentally preparing myself in advance of each round that pace of play very well could be much slower than what I would prefer/expect. That seems to have remained the case.

The greens are in great shape and have been improved significantly since the last time I played at Lochmere 2+ years ago. Give credit where it is due - the course was in very good shape and seems to be less impacted by water than it used to in prior years, where standing water accumulated and sat for weeks on end during the rainier times of year.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great conditions!

Considering it’s the height of leaf season, the course was in excellent shape and leaves weren’t a problem for us. Thanks go to the ground crews for clearing the fairways of leaves. I played another local course a few days earlier and we lost several balls in leaf covered fairways. Makes the round more enjoyable and quicker when leaves have been cleared as they are doing at Lochmere. One tee box was under repair where we had to hit from a mat but it wasn’t a problem. They are clearly investing in improving their product for the players which is nice to see. Greens are in great shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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