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4.2
93 Reviews (93)
5 Stars
44
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.5
87.9%
Recommend this course
84 out of 93 reviews
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3.6
9 Reviews (9)
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
2.9
StaffFriendliness
4.0
77.8%
Recommend this course
7 out of 9 reviews
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3.9
16 Reviews (16)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.3
StaffFriendliness
4.1
81.2%
Recommend this course
13 out of 16 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 72 7263 yards 76.0 143
Black 72 6881 yards 74.2 139
Blue 72 6447 yards 71.6 134
Blue (W) 72 6447 yards 78.3 150
White 72 5972 yards 69.4 130
White (W) 72 5972 yards 75.9 144
Gold 72 5443 yards 67.4 121
Gold (W) 72 5443 yards 73.1 137
Red (W) 72 4764 yards 69.3 128
Scorecard for Lake
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 76.0/143 401 430 547 399 429 199 547 224 416 3592 419 421 422 229 576 209 448 394 553 3671 7263
Black M: 74.2/139 364 404 540 395 412 192 522 195 410 3434 380 412 409 222 551 190 392 382 509 3447 6881
Blue M: 71.6/134 W: 78.3/150 341 380 511 372 404 157 479 173 380 3197 346 384 396 195 543 172 382 350 482 3250 6447
White M: 69.4/130 W: 75.9/144 335 346 475 334 379 135 461 149 347 2961 317 355 357 170 512 142 347 337 474 3011 5972
Gold M: 67.4/121 W: 73.1/137 293 286 413 302 373 113 448 131 319 2678 309 321 319 149 482 131 313 297 444 2765 5443
Red W: 69.3/128 281 256 348 231 306 96 397 110 260 2285 269 268 252 139 432 120 272 292 435 2479 4764
Handicap 13 3 1 9 7 17 5 15 11 8 10 4 16 2 18 12 14 6
Par 4 4 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 4 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 7 11 5 13 3 17 1 15 9 8 12 2 14 4 18 16 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens MiniVerde Bermuda 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

4.2
93 Reviews (93)

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
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
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
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
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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Played this course many times. The lake and creek course are always nice and are a good challenge. However, this year the prices in Trace and getting out of control. I played on a hot deal rate of $70.00. A normal golf now rate would have been $125.00. Which is ridiculous for this area. This is not a Pinehurst quality track.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Prices are out of control

I've played this course for many years. Its never been a stellar or above average track. I am extremely disappointed with the new management and their approach to gaining new members. Trace has a stigma of arrogance and rude staff. They are certainly still living up to that. The amount open tee times prove that they are not heading in the right direction.

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

CT Lakes is in great condition

Wonderful round at our own pace, 4hr 5 minutes. This course is in very nice condition. It just looks great with all the scenic (lake) holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Nice layout, but not $100 conditions this time around

Beautiful layout, and fun holes for right hander. About 4 downhill, right dog legs with wide fairways. Some other fairways were much tighter. Most greens are on the smaller size.
But the conditions were disappointing: perimeters of the greens were patchy, the bunkers were hard packed (just had heavy rains), fairways were not smooth and lush, as expected for a $100 fee course.
Really nice layout, good club house; fair prices for a club house (eg $3 lemonades).

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

Very good course just a bit overpriced for visitors.

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