Lake at Carolina Trace Country Club

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4.4
84
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
32
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
90.4%
Recommend this course
77 out of 84 reviews
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4.8
6
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
4.4
16
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.8
Amenities
3.5
StaffFriendliness
4.3
87.5%
Recommend this course
14 out of 16 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Private
Par 72
Length 7263
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

4.4
84

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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5.0
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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
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track

Fairways yet to be lush due to time of year. Greens true. Nice layout. Traps consistent and predictable. Will play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Awesome course layout!! Loved it. Greens were slow but I could tell that this course was Gem.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Terrific Trace

I booked with Golf Now and was thrilled to get onto a country club course for $55. We were supposed to play the Creek Course but started on the Lake Course. The fairways were nice and the greens were slow but true. After a few holes, we finally figured out the speed of the greens and were able to score well on the challenging course. There were many holes up and down hills. There were spectacular holes along the water, and there were holes with ponds. The course had a lot of variety and the pace of play were spectacular (3 hours 45 minutes). I will go out of my way to play this course again in the future.

Conditions Excellent
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
Windy weather
Used cart

Always a pleasure

CT Lakes is on the great courses in the Sanford / Pinehurst area. Lots of water, but the dry holes are just as interesting and nearly as challenging. Bermuda greens in near perfect shape. Fairways still brown (played in Feb.( but look like they will again be plush this year.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Definitely a must play again course

Greens excellent shape as were fairways. Of course it is winter so the landscape reflected the season. Course is challenging, but too much that hack golfers would be frustrated. Staff super friendly. There are 2 courses, we played the Lake course. Many holes on the water. Course is walkable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course beautiful , sand traps out of this world. Could not beat the Golf Now deal...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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