Birkdale Golf Club
|White (W)||72||6053 yards||74.9||138|
|Green (Alt)||72||5175 yards||65.7||119|
|Gold M: 74.4/143||392||158||425||408||569||206||330||564||452||3504||334||432||194||595||439||360||208||511||436||3509||7013|
|Blue M: 71.7/135||359||135||405||383||520||179||313||508||427||3229||309||399||184||554||409||329||193||479||400||3256||6485|
|White M: 70.1/128 W: 75.1/138||333||124||372||348||489||171||296||480||407||3020||294||376||166||514||374||309||176||454||370||3033||6053|
|Red M: 66.3/117 W: 71.1/130||288||110||321||306||433||128||242||427||325||2580||255||316||138||390||323||267||153||425||328||2595||5175|
Bad Greens and Way Too Expensive
It's just nowhere worth the $59 they charge for a weekend round. While most of the course is in decent shape, the greens are terrible. They're patchy and extremely bumpy. And from what I've heard, this is the best the course has been in two years. I'd probably only pay about half of what they want to charge for this course now. Has some potential to be good, but the greens need to be completely redone. There are better and cheaper options out there.
Way Over priced
The charge for play is entirely because of the Arnold Palmer name. When we arrived, there was no one at bag drop and when I went inside to check in both the guest services emplyess were standing in the pro shop. Course was in terrible condition except for the fairways. Rough was so deep, half the time not one of us could find our ball. Lost 7 golf balls and 1 of them actually was to a hazard. Would not recommend. Especially to recreational golfers that aren't always in the fairway.
Grew up in the area and this course was once cream of the crop. Great layout; was always in good shape. My how the mighty have fallen. Greens were the worst I've ever played and I have played a few true goat tracks. Bumpy. Slow. Dead spots. Furry. With the amount of play they get you would think they would take heed from Mooresville GC 8 miles to the north and switch to a new hybrid Bermuda grass I.e tif eagle/ mini verde. I remain hopeful they will make some changes before it's too late. It really is a great track and it pains me to write this review. Get well soon, Birkdale
I'd expect a course with Arnies name on it to be in better shape than this. It has such potential with that layout. Just in very poor condition all around.
Great layout, weekend rate too high for this course.
Had relatives in for the PGA tournament, played this course that Saturday. Nice course but was wet of course, enjoyed the round. Lot of the greens were in bad shape and some of the bermuda rough was a bit tall for most of us amateurs. $69 for this course is a bit overpriced and no senior rate on weekends is not a good policy.
Arnold Palmer would be ashamed
For a 55$ round this is one of the worst values for your money. Course is in extremely poor condition, but they still have 6 rangers that were heckling us every hole to speed up our play. One ranger passed us and told us to speed up 4 times. He also saw my friend hit a poor shot and had the nerve to drive over to us in the fairway and demonstrate to him how he should correctly hit. The greens were a -1/10 condition. Tees look to have been in the same spot all summer as there was no grass to even tee up your ball on, only sand.
Will never come back
If the round was free or if my money was returned, I would have left. Greens slow with weeds, bunkers need more sand, if you miss the fairway by a foot you may not find your ball. There is no 1st cut of rough, 5 inches, lots of long dead grass in the fairway. I will not play again until I hear several great reviews.
One good thing: the ball cleaners were nice and the pace was fast because no one else was playing the field.
Course is always a good test but the greens were extremely slow today.
Great course, needs a little work
Great course in an easily accessible exurb north of Charlotte. Some of the fairways needed a mow, and the greens, while they ran true, were VERY slow and needed work. But overall I'd definitely return and heavily recommend the course.
Guy in Pro Shop is Great!!! Course is Good
Played there several times and every time I play it's the same result the assistant pro in the gofb shop who seems to be there everyday I come in, he is absolutely the best! Always is very friendly and try's to do the best possible to make me feel like it's my own place. He is one of the reasons I keep coming back because he always makes my experience better! Also, the golf course has the best layout! Greens are a work in progress but are getting better and overall the course is in much better shape than last year. Will definitely keep coming back!!
Okay, greens are pretty rough.
We played and the course was a fun layout without penalizing you too much for bad shots. The rough was in good shape with the edges of the course not maintained to well. Otherwise, the fairways, rough, and bunkers were in good shape. The greens were not very great. They were spotty and very thin grass. Not aweful just bumpy on a few putts. We paid $31 for a late afternoon round and it was worth the money, I wouldn't pay any higher than that.
Greens were in bad shape
Overall a fair value for $30 but greens were pitted and in bad shape. I was disappointed with the greens conditions.
Thank you for your review and feedback gdad2z2. We value our golfers' opinions and are always striving to provide the best experience we can at Birkdale Golf Club. We hope we'll see you again soon!
This course I will never play again
Starter was very rude and disturbing. He followed up almost every hole in the front nine yelling across the course that we need to play ready golf when there was a backup at the two holes in front and behind us. It's not fun to play when you're rushed and it honestly doesn't allow you to play well when you're that frustrated. Never will I go to this course again even if it were free. The greens are in horrible conditions and never in my life as a golfer have I had such a bad expierence.
Thank you for playing at Birkdale Golf Club. We are disappointed to hear you did not have a great experience with us. We appreciate your feedback as this helps us make improvements for future golfers. We hope you will give us another chance, and will come back to see us again.
Birkdale Golf Club Management
Good layout and great range. As far as course conditions I was a little disappointed. Some bunkers had unattended water runoff. Greens weren't in great shape. Big Goose problem on some tee boxes. Although overall a good experience with attentive staff.
Thank you for playing at Birkdale Golf Club. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the course layout and our driving range. We appreciate your feedback regarding the conditions of the bunkers as this helps us make improvements for future golfers. We hope you will be back to see us for another round soon!
Birkdale Golf Club Management
Greens in below average condition
Tee boxes were bare in spots. Fairways were in pretty good shape overall as was the rough. Greens were slow and bumpy with lots of unrepaired divots. The slowness can be attributed to the heavy downpour we had gotten the night before so they were unable to get out to cut or roll. IMHO, there are better values out there in the area and this course is a bit pricey for the value you're getting. Overall, not a bad experience.
The juice ain't worth the squeeze...
I struggled with playing there or not based on the reviews I read about Birkdale. For the most part the negativity in the reviews were spot on. I left there after enjoying my round thinking I'd played several courses in this area for a lot less money and had just as good of an experience. Greens were beat up pretty good, and there was a guy watering them with a hose at 11:00 am, (which slowed some down while others were fast). There were areas in and around some of the fairways that needed attention. (Bear Spots). Just don't see value in the high cost to play there. Would not pay that to play there again. Ranger was nice.
It had been about 5 years since the last time I had played this course and unfortunately the course is in the same bad condition as it was then. Too bad for us that live close by, great layout and great location but the course is in terrible condition.