McCanless Golf Club

3.5975882353 3.6 stars from 5 (66)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6008 yards
  • Slope: 117
  • Rating: 67.2
  • Layout

  • 3515 Stokes Ferry Rd, Salisbury, North Carolina 28146, Rowan County
  • (704) 637-1235
  • (704) 637-2621
  • themacgc.com

Year built: 1946
Architect(s): Ken Monroe
Type: Semi-Private
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: None

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 70 6008 yards 67.2 117
White 70 5570 yards 65.4 111
Yellow 70 5250 yards 61.8 105
Red (W) 70 4960 yards 64.4 109

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 2.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 66 Reviews
5 stars:
11
4 stars:
29
3 stars:
21
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
2

recommend this course

58 out of 66 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Great for beginners locals walkers   Challenges include narrow fairways  

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"Always a Pleasure"


ncgolfer78's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have never had a bad experience here. Well, as far as the course and staff are concerned. I have had bad rounds everywhere when it comes to score. But the staff, especially the Pro, are always nice all the way down to the grounds staff. A lot of people believe this to be a trash course and too easy. Not true in the least. The greens and tee boxes are always beautiful. The fairways and rough leave something to be desired. Lots of bad patches all over, but not a big deal. Its short, but only par 70. There are some tight holes, occasional dog legs or blind shots, but its very fair. Most of the greens are small too, so you have to be on your game. There is no pressure to play at an unreasonable pace. I have been playing this course for over 20 years.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Quickest round ever"


gnewby's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've played McCanless more than 50 times over the years and the greens keep getting smaller. Soon they won't exist. It's a decent course for the hot deal price of $18- the 25%off I got for Memorial day morning. I teed off at 745 and was done by 945,... not many people out golfing that day I guess. I like the layout except the course is a tad short, but that means a lower score I suppose. This course is about like any other this year with poor fairways but the greens were good and tee boxes were just ok. The greens are hard to hit since they're teeny tiny. Hopefully, one day, they do a green expansion, but I guess it's a trade off for the short yardage of the holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Short Course"


johnkalehrcc's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a short course with small greens. A great place to work on accuracy. My dad joined me and as a senior he was excited to find a course that allowed him to hit wedges to greens also.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



Anthony7949524's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



u889002291's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Excellent for the money"


u3911484's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

You cannot beat any course whatsoever for 18 holes at $9 for a hot deal. The course is your average course with nothing special. It is well maintained and has all you can ask for. I would highly suggest, if you can get the hot deal I got to go for it. It is a fun course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great first-time play @ McCanless"


u2277582's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Although this course has some tight fairways and not that long, the small sloping greens add a wonderful challenge. The course was in good shape the greens was exalent and rolled true. The staff was very friendly and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our round. Will play again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Curt6209438's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



Curt6209438's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



u322602190's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



u322602190's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the friendliest staff I have ever seen a any golf course. We were greeted as soon as we got out of the car. The gentleman brought the cart to us as well. this is my first experience at this course, so they told me of the changes that has happened in the recent year. They are really proud of the improvements, as they should be. Then we headed to the "makeshift" range and found it looks to be about 220yds long and saw a sign that asks to not hit over 240yds. I was kinda sad about that. Saw no putting/chipping greens. The front nine played fairly easily. Ball placement is key at this course. Greens were kinda slow and grabby. The entire field was super dry but I blame Mother Nature. Then we headed to snack bar, the lady at the counter was a very pleasant person, she really brightened up our game. Hat's off to you. Then headed off to 10. The level of difficulty raised o few bars. Many doglegs/difficult greens/ narrow fairways. Overall... a great course with high possibilities. Very short course even from the blue tee. Not really for the long hitters.


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 course"


u5824959's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Nice greens. Only downfall is that the price on GolfNow includes a cart but you have to share a cart with another person


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



u173670001's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
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: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"short but fun"


Jlett8256's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course is not long at all you can maneuver around course fairly easy but bad shots are multiplied danger


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



dntownjrbrown's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time with my dad and brother. Putting green had not bee mowed and was no where near the course greens. Greens were small. Fairways had clover in them. Overall it was a good time, not too many people were out probably due to the hotter day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u889002291's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



Curt6209438's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I don't recommend this course



u7321130's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing this course. Good layout for newer golfers; no bunkers, few water hazards, and open fairways. Greens are small and quick. Overall every enjoyable experience and look forward to returning.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Fun course"


michaeljfrance's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was a fun course to play. Most holes, I would recommend leaving your driver in the bag and pull out an iron. The course is short, but don't let it fool you. There are a lot of dogleg holes that challenge your game. While there is not a sand trap on the course, there are several holes that have water. Every green was fast and elevated, making it critical to hit the green in regulation. Overall, I didn't hit the ball well and will be planning a trip back to this little gem. As I said, the course wasn't very long, but will challenge your club discipline and short game. Play smart and you will have a blast.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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