The Club at Pine Forest

4.0036000000 4.0 stars from 5 (277)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6905 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

  • 1000 Congressional Blvd, Summerville, South Carolina 29483, Dorchester County
  • (843) 851-1193
  • (843) 851-2857
  • www.pineforestcountryclub.com
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Year built: 1992
Architect(s): Bob Spence
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Tifdwarf Bermuda
Fairways: 328 Bermuda
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6905 yards 73.9 138
Blue 72 6614 yards 72.5 137
White 72 6256 yards 70.5 132
Gold 72 5782 yards 68.7 121
Red (W) 72 4990 yards 70.8 115

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.1 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 277 Reviews
5 stars:
75
4 stars:
147
3 stars:
37
2 stars:
17
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

253 out of 274 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Shaggy but fun"


outback2014's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout, greens not in best shape. 7 on the stimp meter. Friendly staff not bad for price. Solid iron game and short game recommended.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Fun challenge with water on right every hole."


u7425055's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2017
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Rolling terrain, fast greens with lots of challenging breaks to test your nerves. We call it the Water Park because every hole borders water on the right.

You'll enjoy.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"great course"


u000006481291's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If you can play using "hot deal" you wont be sorry. The first thing you hear about this course is that it is narrow. I'm not a pro, far from it. If you can hit your ball without spraying it you wont have a problem. The hardest hole on the course according to the score card is by far the best. The par 3's are challenging. If this course ever puts the sand back in the bunkers it will be a dominating course. Not sure when or why the sand was taken out. It has a lot of hills on the course which is a fun change from other course in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Low Price, Ok Course"


u649147669's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played here twice. Course conditions are decent for price. Id recommend someone to come here if theyre looking to play on an 18 hole course for a low price. It is a surprisingly difficult course to play. Only complaints, the cart path is pretty tore up so it is a bumpy ride. This course also has lots of little hills, holes, and hazards so it can be a challenge to spot the ball even in the middle of the fairway.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


mattypants1975's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course has always given me fits. Two weeks ago they had a members tournament and the flag locations were extra difficult. Hole 17 was especially awful, I am prettt sure it was illegal. It was impossible to stop the ball within 10 feet of the hole. We putted it 5 times each, we were waiting on the group in front so we had plenty of time. None of our putts stopped near the hole, I even hit the hole center cup and it still accelerated through the hole. I barely got the ball moving and it just sped up the whole time. The course layout is great and usually in good shape but the pace of play is awful. Too many hackers with no etiquette. I never understood it either, the course is not easy so bad golfers should avoid it. I am a 15 handicap, not great but no slouch.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Difficult for the wrong reasons"


u688302805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Every green is jacked up 15 feet in the air intentionally to make the course difficult. It feels like you're playing the same hole for 18 holes. Also every green has 5ft dips in the middle of them to give you a putt putt course feel. Difficult in all of the wrong ways


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi u688302805,

Thank you for the review. We are sorry that you didnt enjoy the layout. We do hope you will give us another chance.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Ray"


u000006806168's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was an excellent course. The layout was very good and forgiving. Played with locals and played well , which made time good fast. Pace of play was well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"True test"


piccolo0708's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

We play here several times every year. I was surprised how good the greens were given the time of year. Very receptive, rolled well and nice pace. Fairways were a little bare, so iron play was a bit more challenging. That will improve with some more rain.

I always find the course to be a good test for my irons. To score here, you must hit the greens. Very rarely do you miss the green by a few feet and leave yourself an easy chip. Usually end up rolling back or away and left with a more challenging pitch.

If there is one thing that always gets on my nerves is the tee box on #5. Yeah its a nice short par 3, but there isn't a flat lie anywhere on that tee box.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi piccolo0708,

Thank you for the review. We are glad to hear the greens were good!

We hope to see you back soon.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Slammed with no control of play"



2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked the Tee Time on golf now. Showed up.. no starter to be found. There was four groups on the first tee waiting. Went back to the clubhouse to get a refund and left. Even with the course being slammed, golf now showed tee-times available every 10 minutes for the remainder of the day.

I have played the course in the past, it's a decent course. Biggest complaint is the community using the ponds to fish. Nothing is more freighting than having young kids standing around a pond fishing--and that pond is right within your driving range.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi u000007307258,

Thank you for the review. We are so sorry to hear about your tee time mishap.

We hope you will give us another chance.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Great layout]Summerville"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is in great shape for this time of year. Dave was a fantastic host and the overall experience was second to none.


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


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi mfellis,

Thank you for the review! We will pass the message along to Dave! Hope to see you back soon!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Best course in summerville"


Patrick7464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course, even if it wasn't priced so low. The layout is good and the greens are interesting. Conditions tend to vary based on weather and how recent maintenance was done but even at its worst it tends to be above average. Only complaint I could weigh is that the pace of play there tends to be slow and there isn't much marshalling. I have played there a dozen times and about 80% of the time I get stuck behind a group that won't let people play through. That comes with the more laid back atmosphere I suppose. Staff is quite friendly and the food at the club house is solid.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi Patrick7464,

Thank you for the review! We love to hear that you liked the layout and had a great time.

Hope to see you back soon for another round and lunch!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management



Bruce7291578's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi Bruce7291578,

Thank you for the review! We hope you will come back!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Great Layout, lots of unseen hazards from the tee."


Dudeabides's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Great time, it's important if it's your first time here to read the hole designs on the tee box markers to see the hazards that are not in view from the tee box. I lost (2) balls with perfect drives on the first (2) holes due to unseen hazards.

The staff was friendly but the ranger was no where to be seen. The two some in front of us thought nothing of driving and at times parking their cart on the green!! Finally after four holes I couldn't take it any longer and yelled to them to get their cart off the green. Of course you can imagine how this almost came to a rumble with their return to the fairway and approached me with contempt. Luckily there was no violence except for their crude language.

If you like rubber turkey order the turkey club.

All and all, I highly recommend this course for value and hole diversity. I wish my home course in New Jersey was this interesting.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi Dudeabides,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We love to hear that the staff was friendly.

We are sorry to hear you had a unpleasant interaction with other golfers. We hope you will come back!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Excellence in the pines"


kglidden's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great course. I played off the gold tees and the fairways were in great shape. A misplaced shot did not destroy your round. Recommend you review the yardage book before play so the sneaky pond over the hill doesn't gobble up your ball.

Greens even wet played fast.

Other golfers were freindly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2017

Hi kglidden,

Thank you for the 4 star review! We are glad to hear to enjoyed your time and gave a great time.

Hope to see you back when you are in town!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management



u000001313052's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape. Great layout. All sorts of holes. Long and short par 4's. Great greens. All the par 3's and 5's are different with lots of character. Highly recommend course


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


Commented on 02/19/2017

Hi u000001313052,

Thank you for the 5 star review! We love to hear that you would recommend us! Can't wait to see you soon.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Great course!!!"


u6027698's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

New to golf and have played a few other courses, this one was by far the best. The greens were perfect and very well maintained. I look forward to getting back out soon. The staff was awesome as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/19/2017

Hi u6027698,

Thank you for the great review! We love to hear that you loved the course! We can't wait to see you back soon!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"Challenging Layout"


Drewcoen's avatar
Skill:  Advanced

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2017
First time playing Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the course in the off season, early February. Conditions were decent for the time of year. Course layout is very challenging, especially from the back tees.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/19/2017

Hi Drewcoen,

Thank you for the great review! We are so glad to hear you like the challenge of the course and the conditions were good.

Can't wait to see you back in season!

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management


"SLOW Playle and head to wait on every shot."


BTCMRHA's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Really need a ranger on this course. We. Got behind a 4 some and they would not let use play thru. Followed them for 16 holes. NO GROUP AHEAD OF THEM THE WHOLE WAY.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 02/19/2017

Hi BTCMRHA,

Thank you for the review and bring that to our attention. We hope you will give us another chance as that is not how we run our course.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management



u7991804's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/19/2017

Hi u7991804,

Thank you for the 5-star review! We can't wait to see you soon.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management



atr0088's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round as always... great price for course... will play again for sure


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 01/07/2017

Hi atr0088,

Thank you for the review! We are glad you find our course very valuable!

We can't wait to see you soon.

Best Wishes,

Pine Forest Management



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