Highland Creek Golf Club
|White (W)||72||6001 yards||74.9||140|
|Red (W)||72||5080 yards||69.8||134|
|Gold M: 74.0/137||405||535||196||419||396||233||562||393||402||3541||405||212||560||398||400||425||395||199||487||3481||7022|
|Blue M: 71.5/136||368||510||165||392||370||211||531||375||372||3294||373||188||542||360||369||409||374||151||460||3226||6520|
|White M: 68.6/130||333||483||127||364||340||178||510||370||320||3025||334||167||527||332||333||364||327||140||452||2976||6001|
|Red M: 64.9/123 W: 69.8/134||267||421||92||338||311||136||470||287||275||2597||255||116||446||288||292||303||272||111||400||2483||5080|
Loving the Greens
Since renovation has been completed, the tee boxes and greens are very nice. Hole 16 is the only green struggling due to lack of sun. Before the fall of 2018, the fairways were extremely inviting. Now that the tee boxes are greens are ready, this course is going to be phenomenal! The staff is awesome as well. Joe and Jim are very helpful, and professional. I'm considering a membership I like playing here! I'll continue my play, but can't wait until spring. Highland Creek is going to be very busy in 2019.
The course is greatly improved
The course at Highland Creek is greatly improved over the last 3 months. The new green superintendent is making great improvements in the greens and most are now in good condition. They are still working to improve greens 4, 10, and 13 and thus Average course conditions rating. You will be pleased to play the course now and if improvements continue through the summer this course will return to what it use to be come fall.
Course had a great layout, but thats where it stops. The tee boxes were dirt in most cases and where there was grass, it was overgrown. The fairways looked like they haven't been mowed in several weeks and were a mix of several types of grass and weeds. The rough was full of clover and you can lose a ball in the middle of the faiway or just a yard into the rough. The greens were less then average and very slow.
The Place is dying
The course will soon be 25 years old and it has been in horrible condition more years than good condition. Hopefully 2018 will be a turning point for the course.
Improving but a ways to go
Tee to green very good but greens still lacking. Crab grass has been killed and bent grass trying to fill in but not there yet. The test will be how well the superintendent handles them come spring. Played on a special rate, so it was a good deal for the special price. Anyone paying regular rate will feel ripped off and appropropriately so. Hopefully things will be better next year. would have loved to be able to rate it a little higher as it is a great layout.
Highland Creek 8-26-17
This course has a really nice layout. When the greens are rolling fast and the course is in good shape, Highland Creek is one of the premier courses in Charlotte. Unfortunately it is not in good condition. The greens have a lot of invasive grass. They are burnt out and bumpy. The rough is 6-10 inches deep in some spots, and my group spent a lot of time looking for balls just off the fairway. The fairway is in good condition, the tee boxes are in fair condition. Surprisingly a lot of brown on the tee boxes. Bunkers need help. It's worth maybe $20 a round here just to practice your ball striking, but the greens are too beat for putting to be meaningful.
Needs more routine maintenance and fix the greens
The greens were missing turf and extremely slow and bumpy. Mowing seems to happen infrequently as the fairways and rough are very long. The traps on the back were not maintained and most needed sand.
Course in rough shape
The greens consist of sand and crab grass. Maybe 2 on the stimp meter. Fairways aren't mowed evenly. Bunkers have little sand. Plenty of potential, but the course is going downhill to closure.
Have played this coure in the past and it was descent and kept up. Now the course is in horrible condition, greens almost gone, bunkers not raked and have grass growing in them but not growling on greens unless you count the crabgrass.. really disappointing to see the course in this condition and for $50 a round, it's really hard to swollow..
The bent grass greens are stressed.
The new management is aware of past mantainance problems and is working to correct them.
Some of the terrain is difficult for older golfers.
From first to worst
Highland Creek used to be a premier course in this area. I hadn't played this course in 8 or 9 months and I was absolutely shocked at the poor conditions of the course. The clubhouse blamed a recent rash of broken mowers, but broken mowers can't explain the terrible conditions of the greens, the bunkers, and the fairways. Weeds everywhere: on the greens, in the fairways, and even in the bunkers.
My playing partners and I all agree....never again. Save your money! Stay away from the Carolina Trail and certainly stay away from Highland Creek until they get a management team and superintendent that can push this course back to it's full potential as a jewel in the North Charlotte area.
It wouldn't be fair to omit comments about positive aspects of playing Highland Creek so here you go: the chicken salad sandwiches are pretty good!
Worst course I've ever played for the money
I'm not usually one to leave a bad review but felt I needed to after playing here. The fairways and greens were in terrible shape and there were large weeds on some of the greens. Fringe and Tee boxes had high grass and the sand traps had more weeds than sand. The areas that had been cut they left the long clippings which looked like a hay field. Bathrooms on the course were out of order and of the 2 coolers that were on the course only 1 had water. I couldn't believe how bad of shape this course was. Don't waste your money here, there are several courses in the area that are in much better shape for the same cost. My friends and I don't plan on ever playing there again.
stay in the fairway, you will do fine
The lay out of this course is very challenging due to the water hazards but the toughest part is the tall grass that is everywhere and quite a few weeds as well. Another golfer shared that this course was beautiful in its hay day but has fallen on hard times of late. Friendly staff and the layout of the course is interesting and challenging. Would not play here without the discount price.
We played this course on vacation! It was great! The staff was really friendly! I highly recommend! It is definitely a challenging course!
Hoping for a nice course...sadly it was not. Greens were fringe length and very spotty. Tees were not cut and not well kept at all. The rough.....wow.....if you are not in the fariway, forget finding your ball. Have not been cut in what has to be weeks. Sand traps the same way, horrible with not sand to be found. Will not return anytime soon. Much better courses out there for a better price.
Course is in Bad Shape
$30 isn't a bad price, but the course is in terrible shape. The rough and other areas have not been mowed in a long time. There are plants growing in the grass! The greens are also a mess. They were aerated 2 weeks ago according to the pro shop, but I don't know how they are going to recover in the near future. They really need to put some work in get the course back up to par.
Greens are rougg
Paid $30 on a Sunday to put on fringe length greens. Lots of brunt spots on ever hreeen through 18. Bunkers not take care of. I will not return until the winter.
Mow your course
Course layout was ok, long distances between some holes which should help the pace. Took almost 6 hours to play 18 holes with lots and lots of waiting. Greens were extremely slow sure to poor maintenance. Fairways were a bit shaggy as well, rough were like going into a wheat field. I would like to play this course again i would just have to know the mowing schedule first.
Absolutley brutal track. Not mowed, greens as long as some fairways, weeds all over.
Staff didn't even bother telling us in the clubhouse that the mower had been broke and that the fairways hadn't been cut. Save your money and play elsewhere. Not one to leave bad reviews but extremely diasapointing. Pace of play was just under 6 hours for 18.