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4.3
101 Reviews (101)
5 Stars
52
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
88.9%
Recommend this course
92 out of 101 reviews
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5.0
8 Reviews (8)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
5.0
Value
4.6
Layout
5.0
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
8 out of 8 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
88.2%
Recommend this course
15 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7263 yards
Slope 143
Rating 76.0
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Carolina Trace Country Club - Lake
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Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Mini Verde Bermunda Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1971) David Whelchel (2015)

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

4.3
101 Reviews (101)

What Golfers Are Saying

Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 8
Water Hazards 8
Elevation Changes 7
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 6
Locals 6
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 6

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Off the radar gem

This track checks everything off the list... outstanding layout, very challenging, pristine greens, well maintained, scenic, great service/friendly staff, just a great experience! Even happened to rub elbows w the head pro out on the course, gave me a tip on getting out of the rough (which is penal) when it’s sitting down vs fluffy lie sitting up, pretty cool. Very impressed across the board, worth every penny and then some!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Outstanding course in great shape! A awesome experience all around! Keep up the good work!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Wow

I’ve lived in Sanford for 3 years now. Ashamed I have never played this course! I was impressed. Normally I balk at the $100+ price tag. I got a “bushwood”feeling looking from the outside in, when I arrived today I was floored. The young lady at check in was very friendly. The range is great, I loved the short game area. Greens were recently sanded but rolled so true and such as snot. I’ll definitely go back, when the deals can be had. The only negative was the group inferring if me who were incredibly slow. I found myself hitting 2-3 balls per hole so I wasn’t wasting time. Other than that, sublime. Now to ply creek!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A True Challenge

The Lake Course is probably the most challenging I’ve ever played. Course in excellent condition. Greens definitely fastest I’ve ever played! Unforgiving rough! Staff very friendly. Eric in the pro shop was very kind and welcoming. Also, spoke with another super friendly grounds crew member while I was warming up on the range.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens were almost too fast....almost

Great layout and the course is in perfect shape. Stay below the hole or you will have a few 3 putts

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

Nice track

First time playing, did not get to play the 18th hole due to lightning, but this is a great course and in great shape. If you play the correct tee you will have a great time.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great layout

Beautiful golf course. Challenging but fair. One of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout

Always love CT Lakes. My only issue today is that the greens were hard and extremely fast. Did not hold well struck irons and downhill putts were impossible. But beautiful and well designed layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good conditions

Lake course is a beautiful layout and in great condition . Most enjoyable to play

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a waste of time

This course is a cow pasture and a dump. There are no Rangers there are no starters and there are no beverage carts in the price they’re charging makes all of this a true disappointment. There’s very little grass in the fairways but the greens are the only good thing about the place hard and fast. There is not even a bag drop or a sign to let you know where to go and the pro shop expects you just to grab a car go to the parking lot and load up your own bag. Total laziness on their part. There are no marks signs to let you know where number one or number 10 is so I’m having to ask other golfers. The driving range is a small area of mats that was over ran by college kids so I could not even hit a few. The entire experience made me feel like I was in an environment where someone threw a little money at a golf course I had no idea how to run it. It is absolutely not worth the price they charge. As a matter of fact they could not pay me to come back to this crappy little dump. With so many better courses in the area please do not fall into the same trap that I did.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A complete waste of time

Upon arriving there are no signs marking where to go. There is no backdrop. There are no starters, rangers to help speed up the play, or beverage cart. Being my first time here and without direction there’s no way I could know the pro shop was downstairs in the clubhouse and when I finally found it the pro seemed put out by my comment that it was difficult to find him. Then he just gives me a key and says grab a cart and load up my things and go at noon. I had half an hour so I decided to go to the range to hit a few. The range is this tiny little area off mats there was completely full of college kids who would not give up a spot. The course layout is nothing to brag about I played the lake course. The greens were fast which I like but the fairways are all very tight lies since there’s barely any grass anywhere. The pace was terrible since apparently Saturday is when all of the retired women play who never bothered to learn proper etiquette. The point is they could not pay me to come back to this dump. The course is a cow pasture and the staff worthless. And THAT is the memory etched into my brain

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Value for the money

Nice course but I’m not thrilled with a cost discrepancy that was notice upon arrival. I bought as a hot deal for $90/player, the person I went with was unaware that I used GolfNow. When he went in and spoke to the pro shop they told him it was $70/person before I interjected. I’m more than a little frustrated with the price difference enough so that I will now check with golf courses before booking on GolfNow and do not recommend the course based on this reason, value of customer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun Course to Play (LAKE)

I really enjoyed playing at Lake side (they have two 18 holes)
Personally, I liked the Lake course better.
Greens were very fast.
Course views are great.
Sand conditions was A ++

Must play if UNDER $50

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Sweet track

Great layout and greens running a 12 easily. My only complaint is there is no drinking water available on the course. Course is in perfect shape and the pace of play was fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Tricky

Beware of the greens!!!
Tricky greens with invisible breaks everywhere, definitely a members course

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Beautiful course - Very challenging

The course was in great shape especially for the fall season. The course was very challenging as indicated in the slopes rating. Great views of the lake from a number of the tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Awsome Experience!!!!

The staff was very friendly and helpful and the coarse was well maintained. Just a great overall experience and value. Would highly recommend any one visiting the sand hills of N.C. to include this coarse as a must play. The visuals around the coarse are very tranquil. Will play again when I returned to the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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