Golf Club at Ballantyne, The

4.3381058824 4.3 stars from 5 (192)
  • 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 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 192 Reviews
5 stars:
107
4 stars:
64
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

178 out of 189 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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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A Good Resort Course"


bobjacobs's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed a round at Ballantyne GC on a cloudy, but not rainy day. Rains the previous few days had the course somewhat softer than I expected. Pace of play was good, probably due to the lack of players on the course. Overall very good conditions - greens and fairways were well maintained. Tee boxes were a little bare, but not too bad. Interesting routing through an office park made for some unusual perspectives. A little on the pricey side relative to other courses in the Charlotte area, but not outrageous.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Avoid"


u220807830's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

First off, I had a great round but this is an honest review. This was a major disappointment. I now played here several times and it just keeps getting worse. The course is in fair condition. You would expect more from the only public golf course in the Charlotte area over $75. They don't have anyone managing the course so it's not uncommon to have 5+ hour rounds here. Greens were slow and shaggy and the course layout is average at best. The tee boxes are all jacked up and so is the driving range. They definitely need to schedule tee times a larger increments than every 8 minutes because so many people who play are hacks. I'm sure a lot of people find it nice because they have a big hotel attached but if you have played much golf in your lifetime this place will not be anything other than an average. Public golf in Charlotte is pretty weak, but to spend your money at this course is waste. The whole experience is low vibe. Major improvement would be to set the expectation that we play 4:30 rounds here.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Great Day"


kg70041's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Booked a Hot Deal for a late morning start on Sunday and was not disappointed. Top-notch from the get-go and we were able to get off an hour early after warming up at the practice facility. Pace of play was great as the course was relatively empty. We stopped for a quick bite after #10 and let two two-somes through and still managed to barely crack 4 hours for the round.

Aside from some pretty chewed up tee boxes on a few holes, course conditions are outstanding. Greens were pretty fast but rolled true.

Course is definitely worth a try if you haven't before. Plenty of challenging holes and a few relatively easy ones to break it all up. Pretty short from a yardage standpoint compared to some other local courses but they make up for it with bunker placement and other contouring.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


Jfazio13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

At 6,700 yards I was thinking it's a little on the shorter side. Days earlier i went to practice at the course and noticed how fast the greens were. Fast forward to the round, two holes in I knew I was in for a tough day of golf. Each hole was uniquely their own and filled with slopes and elevation differentials including the greens which were running at a 13. This course seemed longer than the 6700 yards and definitely required distance control as you could not be above the hole. Great course, great condition and PGA caliber greens. Only problem is I live in FLA.


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



u000001837992's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent golf course for the $42 hot deal. Very good experience, starter was very personable, gave me a logoed ball. Course very nice, although as a plus handicap thought the greens had too much undulation for the 13+ green speed and wonder how enjoyable course can be for higher handicappers.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must play, best public course in the area"


Jake2698464's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely friendly staff, challenging layout and very fast greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great Use of Land"


LowcountryBuckeye's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Second time my wife and I played Ballantyne, both during a hurricane evacuation. A great layout in spectacular condition. Greens were running at a 13. Very friendly staff. A brilliant use of land, hidden away among a well planned office park. One of our favorites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Beautiful course"


u199802872's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course. Only downside is extremely fast greens making it very difficult to score well. But still well worth playing for sure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Why is this course on GolfNow? Value is not even close"


markepperly's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I've played this course many times over the years mainly because I knew a staff member and it was free. I play a lot of golf and live at Olde Sycamore so I generally look for deals there but occasionally I want to play another course and Ballantyne always comes up in my search and for a split second I think, "man I'd like to play Ballantyne again" until I look at the $82.00 (down from $92.00) rack rate and NEVER a "Hot Deal." Seriously, why bother? This is NOT an $82.00 course with the other options available for half or a quarter of the price. I can play Old Sycamore most of the time for $30-$35 and I can play Red Bridge for $18 to $25 everyday. Both are every bit the course that Ballantyne is and Sycamore has been voted "Best Public Course" in Charlotte several times. I looked at tee times at Ballantyne today and it's WIDE OPEN all day on FRIDAY! You know why? Because it's $82.00! GolfNow should boot them or they should not participate. It's laughable to post that a "deal" when there are REAL DEALS out there. Ridiculous!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Excellant Conditions"


u000003451789's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

The course is in perfect shape. Greens were fast, fairways were true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"What a treat! Special course."


None's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/07/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Take yourself to the best public course in Charlotte NC on your next birthday! Play from the front fringe. Do not try to putt from the back of the green to the front, you will end up in the front fringe. Cheers


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


"Greens are super fast."


Bamacj05's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/06/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Excellent experience. Great staff and crew. Loved the course. But make sure you spend some time on the practice green. These were the fastest greens I have ever played. About 12 on stimp meter according to the starter. Several 3 putts but it was challenging to think more about approach shots and where to place the 2nd shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
Previously played 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fast Greens- Deep Rough- Good Course"


David4489253's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very fast greens, really deep rough, but a fun golf course. A lot of the holes are tight, but the course isn't too long so if you are accurate off the tee with a 3W you can score. Solid conditions, would recommend playing this course- the greens were the fastest I've played anywhere in the area this season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course poor pace"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Six hours to play should not be the pace. Mentioned to ranger several times but went on deaf ears. Will be a while before I return.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wonderfully managed and beautiful course!"


u4650713's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I selected to play this course through Golf Now for a great price and was taken away at the service that I received. From the time of arrival my bags were picked up, taken and loaded on a cart by an attendant. The check-in was painless and the staff was very helpful! The putting and chipping area was great as it provided a shaded patio with full food and beverage service while awaiting your tee times. The course itself was beautifully constructed and layed out. The greens were great but with a lot of angulations. The pace of play was great with no prolonged waiting at each tee. There was an ample amount of restroom and water provided throughout the course along with a full food and beverage stand provided on the course between 10th and 11th hole. Overall, my experience was great and I would love to come back and play this course again.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Ballantyne"


u8548661's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course and friendly staff. There were no backups the whole day, which made for a speedy round. Have already recommended to friends in the CLT area


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course is NOT was it used to be"


Kingnumber4's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens have patches were they had to repair them. This used to be a very nice course to play, it has change a lot


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



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