Golf Club at Ballantyne, The

4.1910470588 4.2 stars from 5 (218)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6740 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Dana Rader Golf School"

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, at certain times
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate dress attire includes collared shirt, Bermuda length shorts, no jeans or jean shorts, no halter tops.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 71 6740 yards 71.7 132
White 71 6125 yards 69.1 128
White (W) 71 6125 yards 75.3 140
Green 71 5400 yards 66.1 121
Green (W) 71 5400 yards 71.2 130
Red 71 4760 yards 62.8 110
Red (W) 71 4760 yards 66.9 117

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 3.9 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 218 Reviews
5 stars:
117
4 stars:
73
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

199 out of 215 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city at a resort worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers entertaining clients a weekend splurge   Challenges include undulating greens bunkers elevation changes   Great for drinks dinner patio dining  

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"Not worth it"


weez2880's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

The course is not in very good condition. A lot of bare spots on the fairway. Several times I had to move my ball so I wasn't hitting off of mud. You can play courses in and around Charlotte for half the price that are nicer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Nice Course"


Devin1080's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/22/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great, fun course. Course recently aerated; however still played well. Nice views and staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent condition"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wonderful course. Great experience. Look forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Orange scented towel"


Joseph2369052's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Impeccable timing with the orange scented cold wet towel at the turn . Right after I got an Arnold Palmer on ice. Greens were faster than I'm used to, but I'm told they get faster!!! Fantastic conditions. Well worth the money


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Slow play"


u383574947's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5 and a half hours for 18 holes. We waited on every shot. There were groups of 4, 3 and 2. No ranger and it took forever. Would not recommend unless you have a lot of time to waste.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Good course"


jlee196's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course probably best public one in Charlotte. Even with all the rain fairways were great and nice greens


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course, Wonderful Conditions."


levimshelton's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hadn’t played here in years, course was in spectacular shape. Carts come with towels and tees and a cooler with ice (rare for a public course in charlotte). The food is very good albeit a bit pricey, but hey, it’s Ballantyne. Staff was friendly and cart girl was around multiple times. I will be back very soon.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good condition but played shirt"


Garrett8244304's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Many tee boxes are under repair causing long or short conditions with the course playing a little shorter than usual. Fairways and greens are in fantastic conditiion as usual.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u9647659's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Ballantyne Hotel Club is one of the greatest course I play at


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



MarieDrie's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"NY Prices for View of Office Buildings"


Lewwwis's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Doesn't anybody besides me miss seeing trees and nature?


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Place"


Cforcucci19's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/22/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have lived in Charlotte for 20 years now. Have played this course both before and after renovations, but absolutely love the new design. My dad was traveling and coming into town and we decided on Ballantyne Resort since neither of us have played here in awhile. We booked through Golfnow.com and got an exceptional rate for the two of us. Great range facility and practice area, two putting greens and most of all the staff was exceptional, and for me, made the visit. Course was in great shape except for the greens being a little slow. Absolutely loved coming up the overseeded 18th with the hotel in the background, except the fairway needed mowed. But overall, a great experience and will definitely be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"a truly disappointing day"


calliverian's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

These were the worst conditions I have ever seen this course in. I have played here many many times but haven’t in almost six months. The ranger said it was soggy out there but that certainly did not describe the poor conditions the course was in. The greens were the slowest I have ever seen them and muddy as well in places. I have always held Ballentyne to a higher standard due to the quality the course used to be . As for amenities there were none available on the course and since the turn doesn’t come back to the clubhouse it’s 4 hours with no, absolutely no refreshments


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A solid layout and very nice course with terrific greens"


LICC's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/08/2018

Reviewed on

I'll preface by saying that I played the course when the grass was dormant and all browned out. I liked it and would give it a solid 3-1/2 stars. I tried to picture the how the course would be in the warmer weather and evaluate it but maybe I would bump it to 4 stars if I played it in top condition.

The good- Nice rolling property. Good movement of the fairways. Nice setting of many of the holes. I really liked the greens. They were nicely shaped and had challenging slopes and contours without being severe or tricked up.

A few holes play alongside commercial buildings. Quite a few of the holes are basic hit your spot between fairway bunkers and not much thought involved. And the par-3s while all nice are repetitive (all drop-shots with similar distances).

This is a very good course that I enjoyed playing.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



"Nice course. close to everything."


bradjack's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was nice. It had poured the night before so it was quite wet. It was golf cart path only. The day was sunny and warm which made the wet conditions ok. We enjoyed ourselves. We booked through Golfnow. When we arrived we discovered we paid the normal price. It was upsetting to find out that we paid more because of fees to golfnow. I would recommend you call the course before you book.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Last Group Out"


danhowze20's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I booked a single tee time on 12/30/17. Paired up with a threesome. Nicest guys to play with!! Had a lot of fun getting to know them. As it turns out we were the last time off that day due to the grounds crew having to tarp the greens for the freezing temps arriving. We were behind another foursome and they were a bit slow but not overly. The grounds crew were waiting on us on every hole. Even had a marshal telling us to speed up because the grounds crew were having to wait. Nothing we could do about that. Disappointing when that happens. Great course at that rate. Regular rate is a bit too high in my opinion. Hopefully will play it again in warmer weather at a discounted rate.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u4270475's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/14/2017
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: Average


I recommend this course


"Ballantyne resorts slowest ever"


walleye8's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the slowest round I have played all year. Almost 5 hours on a weekday No cart person, snack bar at the turn was not open. So 5 hours out there with nothing to drink. Tee boxes were in poor shape and many of the green side bunkers lacked enough sand. I’m not sure what has happened recently but not the same course conditions that we have played before. Just no excuse for a 5 hour round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Pace of play, conditions"


walleye8's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately the ridiculously slow pace of play has cast a cloud over what I had considered to be a good golf course. I never believe a round of golf should take more than 4 hours. The score card slots 4:30. So I was disappointed a bit before we even teed off a disappointing 15 minutes late. Including first tee wait, my round of golf took over 5 hours! We waited every hole and every single shot. On a Tuesday as well! Cart path only, no reason why and stil no excuse for such slow play. Greens were great and why not overseed entire course as is with 18th? Every single tee was a disaster, more sand than grass. For what should be premier course and one of most expensive to play in this area, my expectations were destroyed. Not sure what is going on but I will be hard pressed to want to play there again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course



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