Tanglewood Golf Club - Championship Course

3.9897117647 4.0 stars from 5 (165)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 7101 yards
  • Slope: 140
  • Rating: 74.6
  • Layout

  • 4061 Clemmons Road, Clemmons, North Carolina 27012, Forsyth County
  • (336) 703-6420
  • (336) 778-6278
  • www.tanglewoodpark.org

Year built: 1958
Type: Public
Greens: Bermuda grass
Fairways: Bermuda grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 7101 yards 74.6 140
Blue 70 6637 yards 72.6 134
White 70 6014 yards 69.3 126
Black 70 5333 yards 65.9 123
Red/Long (W) 74 5023 yards 69.5 120
Red/Short (W) 74 4562 yards 67.3 114

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.1 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 165 Reviews
5 stars:
70
4 stars:
66
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
8
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

146 out of 165 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Bunkers are horrible"


angeldparrish's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
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Reviewed on

The bunkers on the course are horrible!! Pretty much no sand! Only dirt, mud, and rocks!

I didnt even bother to try hitting out of them. Just set the ball to the nearest refief to avoid unnecessary frustration.

Other than that the course is ok.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



Skippy15's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course"


u000007669459's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bunkers really bad but everything else is awesome! I hate goat tracks but this place held the 1974 PGA championship and it still looks awesome! Greens and fairways are awesome! Will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000007738092's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/02/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Tons of sand. Would like to have seen people fix their divots on the greens. Got to see about 12 deer while on the course. Played for $20 per person. Can't beat that for a former championship course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Practice your bunker shots"


DevineCara's avatar
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Plenty of opportunity on this course- would rather have sand than water. Would like it better if there were a few range balls to practice before you tee off. Not sure why so stingy about that? Lovely course. Enjoyed playing and will play again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kearnbi's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Not perfect"


T828K's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens has some unwelcome sprigs of grass that could affect the roll of your putt and of course unrepaired ball marks but still played fairly well. The bunkers are still the same as always and I prefer them to what most other golfers like. Deep heavy or fluffy sand is difficult for me to control so I like these even if they were a little crusty in places. Fairways and greens mean good scoring opportunities but the rough was rough.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Value"


chuckharbaugh's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Great layout, several sets of tees for all levels of player. Bunkers were rough earlier in the summer, but are significantly better now. Greens are slow but have been consistently so all summer. Only real complaint is that the golf now app shows the par from the white tees incorrectly as 74, instead if the correct 70.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tired & Neglected"


u245113803's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
First time playing Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Range horrible! cow patch, no grass, flag laying down on range. Bunkers not raked in days, many with debris, most were clay hard as a rock. Trees were overgrown in shot sight lines. Tee Markers had not been painted all year, difficult to tell blue from white. Greens were full of ball marks and not mowed. Played on Monday, cups not moved recently. Very disappointing to see the neglect of this once a jewel. Course is tired, care givers are apathetic. Did not see a single person working on the course. Shame


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



trigsby's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Sand"


Aboone1969's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course and conditions. Tough to stay out of the sand, pretty much impossible to with the number of fairway and green side bunkers. If you struggle out of the sand then the course will frustrate you.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tanglewood Park - Championship Course"


ccharles's avatar
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Charlotte Advisor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Played the Championship Course at Tanglewood Park yesterday. The two courses at Tanglewood are part of a huge municipal park complex. Each car entering the park must pay $2, so keep that in mind. The clubhouse is dated, but serviceable. Both the shop and outside staff were friendly and helpful. There was a delay in getting a cart as they were out of carts for the Championship course. The Champ course uses electric carts, while the Reynolds course uses gas carts.

There is a driving range, and large putting green that the two courses share.

The Championship course has hosted PGA Championships and USGA Public Links. That pedigree remains to this day, even if the course is no longer long enough for that type of competition. The main defense of the course are the bunkers. I counted 94 spread among the 18 holes. Fairway bunkers crowd fairways. Those, combined with quite a few doglegs make accuracy off the tee a must. Each and every green is ringed with between 3 and 5 bunkers. Running a shot up onto a green is not an option. Most of the greens are also elevated from the fairway. Accurate approach shots are also a must or else you will spend quite a bit of time in greenside bunkers. Water, in the form of ponds, comes into play on the 3rd, 5th, and 16th holes.

Course conditions were good overall. Tees, fairways, and rough are bermuda and were in great shape, as would be expected during this stretch of hot weather. There were a couple of large areas in the 14th fairway that were roped off for repair. The bermuda greens were medium speed. They suffered from a lack of repaired ball marks that caused some putts to wobble. The undulations in them were not too severe. The bunkers were filled with coarse sand that included lots of pebbles and rocks. A few of the bunkers still had puddles in them from recent rains. The differing levels of moisture in the sand made judging how the sand would react to a shot more difficult.

All in all the Champ course at Tanglewood is a great test of golf that requires accuracy off the tee and into the green. Avoiding the plethora of bunkers is a must.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, very challenging"


grandpaday's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played Tanglewood for the first time. Got paired up with some locals, which was nice. Course was in good condition, and is quite a challenge, with 4 par fours over 400 yards long. The only negative I have was some of the bunkers were needing attention. Other than that, a very enjoyable day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



mk8q16ophx7401868's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Charles5854978's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great day at tanglewood champions"


Justin06677's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2017
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Reviewed on

Was in great shape! Lots of bunkers .

The staff is always excellent even with how big they are all staff extra friendly! Keep it up!

Pace of play was great . 3.5 hours !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Sunday round"


u000008007860's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape other than bunkers. Pace of pllaywas good for a weekend round. Highly recommend this course if you are in the area!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect Day in North Carolina"


Jetstar's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The 8 seniors from Pittsburgh came to Clemmons for the first time after going to Sanford NC for the last six years. Yes we will be back to Tanglewood. This course was great. Kitty in the club house made our experience easy. Our carts where ready for us. The first whole was breath taken and it only got better. Each hole was like looking at a picture. I won't forget it. Past reviews talk about there traps being in rough shape, not a big deal at all we just pulled our ball out and hit to keep the game going.

I ran the golf outing and the other seven guy's said to me. I could not have picked a better course.

Thank you Kitty and the rest of your staff for an experience I will never forget.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



angeldparrish's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Championship Course layout"


fryelock's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course with impressive layout. Conditions were very pleasing and fair. Won't find a better Trent Jones course for this price!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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