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The Golf Club at Ballantyne

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4.1
236
5 Stars
124
4 Stars
79
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.8
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.3
82.9%
Recommend this course
213 out of 236 reviews
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Average Rating
3.5
6
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
2
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.0
66.7%
Recommend this course
4 out of 6 reviews
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Average Rating
3.9
27
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.6
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.7
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
77.8%
Recommend this course
21 out of 27 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Public
Par 71
Length 6740 yards
Slope 132
Rating 71.7
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Ballantyne Hotel Golf Club
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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
Scorecard for The Golf Club At Ballantyne
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 71.7/132 440 455 400 185 520 430 205 405 410 3450 160 365 480 165 550 405 225 520 420 3290 6740
White M: 69.1/128 W: 75.3/140 400 415 375 160 495 405 170 365 380 3165 145 345 445 155 505 375 195 445 350 2960 6125
Green M: 66.1/121 W: 71.2/130 365 350 350 145 425 365 160 270 350 2780 135 325 385 135 475 325 160 365 315 2620 5400
Red M: 62.8/110 W: 66.9/117 335 270 330 135 385 310 140 225 315 2445 120 305 340 115 410 300 135 325 265 2315 4760
Handicap 3 1 15 11 13 5 9 7 17 14 16 18 12 8 2 4 10 6
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 35 3 4 5 3 5 4 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 1 15 9 7 11 3 17 5 13 14 12 2 10 8 6 16 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Hybrid Bermuda
Greens Champion Ultra Dwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Architect Land Design, LLC (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Dana Rader Golf School"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, at certain times
Dress code Appropriate dress attire includes collared shirt, Bermuda length shorts, no jeans or jean shorts, no halter tops.

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Reviews

4.1
236

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 22
Dinner 11
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 32
Bunkers 27
Elevation Changes 25
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 30
Entertaining Clients 26
A Weekend Splurge 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 33
At a Resort 27
Worth the Drive 13

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
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Previously Played

Course in worst condition ever

Usually the course is well maintained which has always allowed me to overlook the staff’s demeanor. But because of all the rain Charlotte has had there should have been a disclaimer. The fairways were ALL swamps. I was in every fairway or first cut and yet came back to the clubhouse completely covered in mud like I had been camping for a week. They recently took out the showers as well so I had to go to my meeting filthy which is also something I wish I would have been made aware of. Overall I still like the challenge of the layout and the greens are good, but it’s not worth the headaches until they are able to dry out the course to make it playable again

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

Ballantyne is a great time

This golf course from the white tees is 6143 yards. And it is a par 71. So it plays longer. The fairways are in great conditions. Bring your best putting game, because the greens are fast and very undulating. This is a beautiful golf course to the eye and it is a true test of golf .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great considering the conditions

Price was a fair price, maybe a little high for the condition of the course (at no fault of the course). Mother Nature has dumped an insanely high amount of water throughout the area yet this course is better shape than most courses at their peak. Greens were a little sandy with no warning online. Don’t take this as a negative review, still a great layout, above par conditions and an excellent staff.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Horrible pace of play

Nice course and layout but pace of play was beyond horrible, on 5th tee box there were three groups waiting to tee off. This is after half and a half to play 4 holes. Called the pro shop to ask for a ranger to come out and speed up play. They did come out it finally got a little better. Course allowed a group of 5 to play in front of us. After 4.5 hours had to call it quits after 14 holes. Nice course but will not come back out until they figure out how to speed up play. If you have 6 hours for a round this is your place!!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
North Carolina Advisor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Country club experience

Ballantyne hotel golf course is far and away the best daily fee course in Charlotte area. It is a country club experience. Conditions are immaculate, and they have some of the best greens around of ANY area course.

Solid test of golf from the back tees, and a back 9 of 3 each par 3’s, par 4’s, par 5’s is unique and fun. Beautiful views abound, and an aesthetically pleasing layout. Staff was very friendly and helpful, and with a resort hotel on premises, food and drink after the round is top quality.

A tad more pricey than other area daily fee courses, but well worth it. Would recommend this course to anyone.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, slow play

Played this course many times but today the course was slow as can be. 3hrs 45min through 13 holes and we left when 4 groups were on the 14th. The staff totally understood when I expressed our disappointment and handled the situation appropriately. I will definitely go back, but not on a Saturday morning.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Ok course. Grumpy staff, especially Ranger

Ballantyne Resort should be one of Charlotte's best daily fee golf courses. After all, it's surely one of the most expensive. It's just not worth the $$$ in my opinion. Inconsistent greens, awful bunkers, and a staff that makes me want to play elsewhere.

We were told to expect a slow round - they had sold every tee time on Labor Day instead of leaving a break every hour like they normally do even on weekends. 4:45 was what it took and it felt longer.

So it was extra annoying when the Ranger came to us on the 3rd Green and said we were 15 minutes "behind" the group in front of us and that we needed to keep pace. #4 is a Par 3 - everyone wants an open green when they get to a Par 3, right? And when we got to the 4th green the group in front was hitting their 2nd shots on the Par 5.

Next time, elsewhere.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Greens

Greens were wicked fast but enjoyable. Excellent course layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
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
Previously Played

Always in great shape

It is my local go to course when i cant play on my home course. Conditions have improved all summer. Yesterday on 17...course ambassador comes out to thank us for coming out to play. Classy!
Sub 4 hour round if you get out early...cant beat it.

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
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

GREAT golf spot!

First time playing based on reviews from others. It is a top notch country club feel but for half the price and its private. Range is very good and nice touch to have a fully stocked snack shop right before you tee off. People there are VERY friendly. We ate dinner after at the restaraunt and it was outstanding! I will for sure be back. The course was decent shape. Greens are very fast, does not hold water well and the mowers had just left clippings all over and we had a 1pm tee time. Overall great experiences though and will for sure be back

Conditions Average
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
First Time Playing

The best public course in Charlotte

I played this course today for the first time. The course is in fabulous condition and pace of play was great. We played in under 4 hours and never waited to hit a shot. Sand traps are in excellent condition. The greens were very good and exceptional compared to any public course I have played around Charlotte. The fairways were excellent and rough well maintained as to where it was difficult and fair. I really liked the course and have heard many times this is Charlotte’s best public course. After playing it today I understand why I hear this from many golfers. If you have not played this course and enjoy good quality golf you need to spend the time and money to play this course. Very enjoyable day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Its ok but ive seen a lot better for cheaper price.

First off the staff was friendly upon arriving. And at the huts, and beverage carts. The layout is very fair and a true golf course ...HOWEVER..... the greens are very bumpy and the bunkers are horrible, you must chip out of the bunkers they are really just for looks and you cant play the blast shot with spin out of them MOST of them desperately need sand def werent freshly raked at all you could either putt or chip out of them. Several tee boxes are very worn and in poor shape. Fairways are great except the closer you got to the green the soggier the turf was which made chipping tough. My worst thought of this place was the workers!!!!! They refuse to respect any players around...for over 6 holes i was followed by at least 4 to 6 workers , mowers, jet dryers ect no reguard to the players what so ever. Even had a few drive and stop bout 100 yards in front of me without moving along or anything. This was extremely annoying especially with the jet dryers and several times around the greens getting blasted with dry grass and not to mention even stopping or anything to chip or putt....for the money i expected more and better conditions. But staff was great.

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

Course in very nice shape

The course is back to being in great condition. A few years ago it was very disappointing but now I would recommend it again. I had the 1st tee time so pace was great. But it can be VERY, VERY slow.

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

Great course

Great course. Greens little bumpy because of being punched recently.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth it

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.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice Course

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

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition

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

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