A view of the 3rd hole at Carolina Trace Country Club - Creek Course
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3.9
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.1
Pace
4.7
Amenities
3.5
82.7%
Recommend this course
61 out of 68 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.1
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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4.2
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
16 out of 18 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 6845 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.7
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Carolina Trace Country Club - Creek
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Course Details

Year Built 1979
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini Verde Bermunda Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.9
68 Reviews (68)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Bunkers 6
Water Hazards 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 8

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Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good layout, average condition

Bones of this course (the Creek) is very good and greens were in good shape but other aspects of course conditions needed some attention. One expects better at this rate. We played in 4 hours, not bad for a Sunday, but waited on nearly every hole. No Marshalls. At this rate, I recommend playing elsewhere until management figures out the maintenance piece.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Creek Course

Course was in great shape and we were surprised nobody pressed our group from behind. Course layout was challenging for our skill level, but still very playable for high handicappers. High Bermuda first cut is thick enough to hide balls just off fairways and its difficult to get the club on the ball from these lies. Bring your own or buy drinks and snacks at the start though, because the turn doesn't bring you back by the clubhouse.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First Time at the Creek side

Love the course. Unfortunately due to rain previous days, it was cart path only.
The women's tee Box is not set up fairly if you cannot hit your driver more then 200 yrds.
The Lake side is more "ideal" and appropriate for women's tee.
Both Courses are Beautiful and cart seats are very compy. It was worth the cost since we did have a coupon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful and a great layout

The course was wet but what course isn't, this is beautiful course and if you hit it straight you will love it regardless of distance. If you don't like either the creek or lake courses you don't like golf.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Course layout is nice. Tee boxes can stand a little work. Overall great experience nice fairways

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Carolina Trace - Creek Course

Course was in great condition. Challenging but fair. Greens were in excellent shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Great golf course

Very fun course with some great holes. Will play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Don’t miss the fairway

Course is very nice. Greens are fast but also forgiving. All of the holes are either guarded by woods, water, or houses. Not the course to play if your are having a big miss. Greens were smaller and mostly guarded by bunkers. Bring your A game when you come here. The practice facilities were a nice surprise as I didn’t know range balls were included in my tee time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 36
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great track- nice complement to the Lakes Course

Love both courses- lakes is my preferred on views alone. Apart from the views on the Lakes- the Creek may actually be a better layout with more interesting holes. Carolina Trace is top-notch- well worth it from my home here in Pinehurst- Love these 2 gems

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Carolina Trace Creek

Great layout and extremely challenging. Every hole was “wow, I have to hit this shot?!” So much fun and tested every part of my game.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Sunday round

Played the creek course. Course was in very good condition and on a Sunday afternoon my group was the only ones on the whole creek course (Lake course looked fullish) I can not complain about the overall conditional at all. Course is your old school 70’s-80’s country club layout. Plays fairly tight with small greens. I could have kept the driver in my bag for a better score. Plenty of sand traps on the course to protect it from anyone trying to overpower. Knowing the course is highly beneficial for going low. Was disappointed the restaurant/ food area was closed on a Sunday. I will be back sooner than later to enjoy a relaxing day

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Ask before booking which course you will play

We were played he Creek Course. I think my group was the only one playing that course that Saturday. That tells me that their best course is the Lake. Golf Now does not give you that option of booking which course you want to play or it did and we did not know better. Great greens in great condition. Course layout is challenging but playable. Tee box need some grooming. We will come back but to play the Lake course which is those amazing holes you see when coming into the golf course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played

Incredible course only outdone by the staff

Have played this course twice now and have to say both times the fairways and greens have been in impeccable shape. Greens rolling at a 12, fairways manicured to perfection. There are 2 different courses here, Lake/Creek course and both present their own challenges. For beauty but very tight fairways the Creek course is unbeatable. One of the prettiest courses I've played in awhile. The Lake course is a little more open but still has some scenic holes.
Now, the true gem of this course is the staff!!! From the girls inside seeing you off, to the landscapers who always wave and stop to say hi, I have not found a better staff at any course I've played. The most impressive person that I highly recommend you seek out and talk to is the GM/Pro Ray. This gentleman was so accommodating and genuinely nice that he made my party feel like family. Took the time my first time out really explain the course, greens how to play it and a plethora of other knowledge you just don't get when casually playing a course. Ray is the backbone of this Institilution and every other club from Augusta to Pebble Beach should strive to have someone like him at the helm.
So thank you Ray. We will be seeing you again next season.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Beautiful course and first rate professional staff

Played Carolina Trace for the first time with my best friend. The course was in great shape and we'll maintained. Ray Reyes, the Director of Golf/GM and his staff were amazing. They truly made our group feel life we were coming home. The Pro Shop was fully stocked with the latest equipment. I highly recommend checking out Trace and Ray and his staff.
Angel

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

Trace

Good coarse to play. Shot making and really makes you think.

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

Unwanted Gallery

Although the course was in typical early spring condition, there were none of the standard amenities we expected; no water coolers, no place to get food or drinks at turn, no cart people with food or drinks, no ball washers, no coolers. Also, there were several people out “spraying boundaries” and we had to hit into or around them on 12 of the 18 holes we played. This was quite annoying and I still can’t figure out why they felt the need to do this in front of where we were shooting all day.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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