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Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park

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4.7
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4.7
Value
4.8
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
5.0
96.9%
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14 out of 17 reviews
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
Amenities
5.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 2976 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 36 2976 yards
White 36 2825 yards
Red (W) 36 2211 yards
Scorecard for Revolution Park
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Back M: 68.0/121 423 342 153 377 286 333 196 339 487 2936 5872
Middle M: 66.4/112 W: 67.8/113 402 326 144 355 258 325 173 300 462 2745 5490
Forward M: 63.1/108 W: 65.6/110 342 246 122 276 239 220 138 274 403 2260 4520
Handicap 11 7 5 15 9 3 1 13 17
Par 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 5 35 70

Course Details

Year Built 1937
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.7
17
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Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Experience! Tons of fun

This course is awesome! The pro shop staff were very pleasant. The course itself was in great shape. We teed at 9:10 and were done by 11:00 on a Saturday morning. The facilities are nice. Tons of areas to practice chipping and putting and a well-marked driving range. I lost my apple watch and a team member found it in the rough and returned it to the pro shop, which really meant a lot to me. Just a great group of people that work here. We will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
Charlotte Advisor
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Dr. Charles Sifford Golf Course

DCSGC is a public 9 hole course located close to uptown Charlotte. It is home to the First Tee of Charlotte in addition to the 9 holes of golf. Extensive work in upgrading the course was done in 2010, and the improvements and course conditions still reflect that today. The course may have one of the best practice areas of any public facility in the country. A large, all-grass range is paired with two short game target greens and one large putting green.
As for the course itself, it is a par 35 layout with two par 3's and one par 5. 4 of the holes have bunkers, while 5 do not. Four of the holes are doglegs, while the other five are fairly straight. There is water on the 1st and 9th hole, but it doesn't really come into play on either. The course is in great shape. It is bermuda grass from tee to green. The greens are very grainy. Putts against the grain are very slow, while any breaking putt will get eaten up by the break as it loses speed.
Rates range from $23 to $29 to ride 9 holes. I think this is a little high based on what you get for your money, but you can often find better deals online.
This is a great course to hit a bucket of balls or play 9 holes after work if you are centrally located to Uptown Charlotte.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Good golfing

This small (9-hole) course was a pleasure to play, so good we added another 9. The layout is moderately challenging, greens are in good shape and the staff are friendly. It's definitely a course for regular play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Go-to course

Perfect 9 holes on a compact tract. In great condition most of the time.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun and Easy

This is a fun course to play with your friends. The course conditions aren't the best. The greens don't role well at all because they just aerated them. There is not a big difference between the fairway and the rough. If you miss the fairway significantly then you can kiss par goodbye. They have an amazing practice are where you can practice all parts of your short game. The staff is very friendly. They have improved the course conditions a lot with in the past year or so. This is an easy course to walk as well and a good way to have fun with your friends.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course for a quick round near downtown

The views were wonderful. The greens had been topdressed but still nice. The fairways were nice as well. But the main thing, was the ease of playing 9 holes in way less than 2 hours on a workday during my lunch. That is more than enough to enjoy looking at the Charlotte Skyline on such a beautiful day.....

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Skip. It may be cheap but even so it's not worth it.

Due to the attractive low-cost fees and the fact that it is a 9-hole course, I have played here 6 times at different times of the year. It has always been in mediocre shape.

Drainage is poor and you will find standing water and mud throughout the course. The fairways were in decent shape once but weeds have been everywhere the other times. The greens have always been in poor shape with sand and dead grass covering most of the surface.

Trash is common and the red-neck, beer-drinking crowd looking for a cheap round of golf can be an issue some days. So can be overcrowding. The course is cheap and it attracts a ton of players many of which are slow beginners. What should be a quick 9 holes can turn into a 3 1/2 hour round.

The quality of the staff varies and I have dealt with both knowledgeable and friendly folks and others who are rude and absolutely clueless about golf.

Even as a cheap alternative, this course is not worth the trouble. I will not play it again.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great and convenient...God value for the money

I use this course to work on all aspects of my game. Great practice area to work on putting and short game.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fair challenge at a fair fare

I've been playing this track regularly for 3 years and it is in the best overall condition right now. After the reasonably long par 4 1st hole, the scorecard yardages make the rest look easy. Don't be fooled. Each hole presents unique challenges for accurate distance and placement. Greens are 85% back, still some apron areas in need of work; but overall rolling very true. Fairways are consistently some of the best around. This course is a great challenge in a convenient location at a reasonable price. What else do you need? I wish it were 18 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

You definitely get what you pay for

Can"t say I've ever played a course before that doesn't label each hole. Luckily there. was someone in front. of me I could follow. Thanks but no thanks.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Fairways are great but greens needs work. Need a change of staff.

This course is a good place to work on your game, the fairways are better then most courses in Charlotte but the greens are among the worst one's I have played on. I tied of about 5 min before I started in a rush due to the fact they placed 3 kids behind us that had not tee time scheduled. Then the staff drove up to us on the first green and told us that we were 20 minutes late and should be happy to even be playing!, I later found our they had a small tournament scheduled that the same staff person was in. My suggestion to the course management is to really remind the staff of the customer service.

I would normally recommend this course to someone that needs to work on their game but will not do so, what really upsets me is the fact that this is the place where the fist tee of Charlotte has their facility.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Featured
Previously Played

GREAT DEAL!!!!

This course has gone through a total overhaul from what it was. The fairway and tee box's are in perfect shape! The greens are hard and slick. For what it costs this may be the best deal in Charlotte. Fun track to play a quick 9. Plus....$1 beer on Saturdays...I'll see ya on the first tee! Happy to support a local city run club!

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

Hole #6

I want to preface this review by saying that I am thoroughly impressed with the facelift that this course has had. They have obviously put a lot of time and money into making this 9 hole track into a hidden treasure in downtown Charlotte. I have a feeling that it will soon loose it's stigma of being a course in a dangerous part of town. Although, with that said...they must not allow a person to be peddling used golf balls on the 6th tee box. Not only is it a huge distraction to the average golfer. But, it is also a bother to have someone try to sell you something while you are on the golf course trying to enjoy your round. Golf is a luxury that not everyone gets to participate in. You should not have to deal with street peddlers on the course.
Like I said before, I love this gem of a course. But, the guy on #6 has to go.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

You get what you pay for

I don't have many positive or negative things to say about the course. I will say the fairways looked great...very green for this time of year. The greens? They play like 'astroturf.' Honestly, I think the greens are dead grass dyed green. If you're looking for a quick 9 and don't want to pay much, this place is perfect. I recommend it to those who are okay with those conditions.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Compact and nicely maintained with challenge green.

340 yards par 4 and less than 500 yards par 5.. Short 9 hole course, but around green is a bit difficult. Well maintained course and very enjoyable with 11 bucks..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0

This course isn't extremely long but don't fool yourself! It can be difficult.

I tend to play here a lot because it is easy to get to being just outside of uptown. Very good place to go to get your golf fix!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Good alternative course

I have been in public courses and this one is well maintained. In my opinion, really Good course for a quick match (9 holes). Challenging fairways and greens. Unbeatable price with hot deals. Last time I paid $11 round of 9.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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