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3.8
68 Reviews (68)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
18
2 Stars
8
1 Stars
5
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
81.7%
Recommend this course
47 out of 68 reviews
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4.1
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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3.8
26 Reviews (26)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.5
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.3
76.9%
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20 out of 26 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7013 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.1
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Birkdale Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Crenshaw Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (1997) Ed Seay (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

3.8
68 Reviews (68)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Standard

Its a decent course but quite frankly its way overpriced for the condition its in. I think they can get away with it because the area they're in is so populated.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Friendly Staff very nice layout .
We have to go back in the summer when the leaves are not there.
Love the course

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A definite must play again

I really enjoyed the course. Staff was nice and I played very good here, whether it was me or the course. I just had a great day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Good learning course

The course is hit or miss depending on the time of year. It’s definitely overpriced for the course conditions. This is a $40 course at best but definitely not worth the $60 they charge sometimes. That being said, you’ll be hard pressed to find membership rates as low as it is at Birkdale. Phone system there is very archaic. Good luck getting through.

The staff in general is very friendly with the exception of a few employees. The GM is very helpful and accommodating.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great layout and great staff

I’ve played here a few times and I have to say some of you think you’re going to get Augusta conditions for a prime $50 tee time Next to Lake Norman with 2 ultra-expensive private clubs. First, this course plays 7014 yds from the tips and I would venture to say that even the lower handicapper, big hitters would have a tough time shooting better than 2/3 under with the length of some of the tougher handicap holes. The blue tees offer a nice spot for the mid-handicappers at 6500 yds. The course layout is a fantastic Palmer design with a little bit of everything. Risk / reward par 5s, a drivable par 4, and a couple doglegs that will require precision with a 3 wood or utility. It also has some holes with wide forgiving fairways only to require a very accurate shot to some smaller greens. Again the greens aren’t perfect but for one of the only courses left with bent grass they are better than fair. Remember, this course gets a TON of PUBLIC play. My only comment would be if you play here make sure you fix your ball mark and 1 to 2 more. That will go a long way in helping the superintendent keep the greens in better shape and have better roll.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course Close to Home

Good course. Tough challenge and the course is in good condition. Wish more of the players would fix their ball marks, but other than that, great place to play. My first time and I will be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Needs help soon

Overall a nice course that could be much better, seems they let it go a bit over the last few years, but prices are down as well. A few holes show the architects interest in a challenge and target awareness, forced layups to prepare for the approach.

Tees: A good selection of tees, (4) provide as much a challenge as you want.
Fairways: Some very wide, some a bit narrow, most holes everything right in front of you.
Bunkers: Un-raked COVID era bunkers. Good amount of sand.
Greens: are in bad shape, many bare areas, many deep marks.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Arnie would be disappointed

Arnie would probably not be real happy with the condition of his course today.

I was able to snag a $35 deal with the GolfNow app and got on for a 130p tee time. I got paired with a guy named Clint who had just retired and moved from California to Denver NC.

He had played before & we're about the same age so it worked out good. He was able to offer some guidance on how the course plays.

I'm sure when this course was first built in 1997 it was considered a premiere course. Not so much today as the years have not been kind.

The tee boxes are good, the fairways are good but the greens were in very poor condition. There were bare spots, unprepared divots and ragged patches. The front nine was much worse than the back.

I really didn't care for the layout and design of this course. Way too many green side bunkers and the green design and pin placement made it very difficult at times.

The Staff was nice, the Starter was great, the check in was smooth and easy and the facilities seemed OK. There is a driving range and a small practice putting green area.

On one of the holes on the front nine, balls that are hit from the driving range and are off-line come into the fairway which is very frustrating.

I doubt I play this course again. I was disappointed since I had heard so many great things about the course when it first opened.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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
Reviews 27
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Greens

The greens are in terrible condition with weeds. Cart paths are in bad condition

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Awful greens

Haven’t played this course in 3-4 years and was shocked at the green conditions! Shaggy and missing turf on many of the greens. Other areas of course were typical for Birkdale.

Will not play again until they fix the greens!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Green's

Not sure what's going on with the green's but they are in pretty bad shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Wide fairways and small greens. I love the layout with a few short par 4s where you can layup off the tee or really go for it. Fairways in good shape, a few bumpy spots on the greens but rolled fairly quick, bunkers washed out. I do enjoy the course overall if you can get a deal or twilight rate.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Needs work

Great layout just doesn’t seem that this course has been maintained very well.
Greens were good and bad. Apparent fungus or some disease on many greens.
Looked like leaves had been in bunkers for days and no rakes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

One of the best public courses in Charlotte

One of my favorite courses in the Charlotte area. Great course layout and friendly staff. Some difficult holes and some good scoring opportunity holes. Conditioning is great, little patchy on the greens but nothing too bad at all and doesn’t take away from the experience. Would recommend to anyone.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fun Times!

Course was in good shape. Enjoyed a round with some very nice gentlemen that let join their group. I’ll be back!

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