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|
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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!
Not sure what's going on with the green's but they are in pretty bad shape.
Met family last minute. Had a great day. Pace of play was great and nice difficult course. Recommend to anyone
Booked my round through TeeOff. Payed over $30 up front for “taxes” that were supposed to be applied to my green fees. The course apparently has no association with the app and would not honor what I had already paid. Ended up paying $90 to play a $59 course.
Overall good play
Very good layout, Affordable , good value for your money, Ok fairyway, poor green conditions
What a difference!
Had not played this course in several years. Staff was awesome and the course was in great shape. They have really changed the old “ cold and aloof atmosphere “. .
Greens were great but slow due to tons of rain .
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.