The Preserve at Verdae

4.0499588235 4.0 stars from 5 (222)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6861 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
GPS: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Course dress code is collared shirts (mock neck shirts acceptable), no jeans, denim or cut off shorts.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6861 yards 73.7 138
Blue 72 6685 yards 72.4 133
White 72 6162 yards 69.6 125
Gold 72 5453 yards 66.7 112
Gold (W) 72 5453 yards 71.6 124
Red (W) 72 4999 yards 68.7 116

The Preserve at Verdae sprawls across a lush landscape of rolling hills and meadows covered with beautiful Carolina forests. Formerly known as Verdae Greens, the golf course was completely revamped but one of the primary goals of the renovation was to find harmony between golf and nature. The carefully reworked course does just that, blending seamlessly into its scenic surroundings. Rambling brooks wander across the layout and provide water hazards on a few holes. The wind is also a major factor on this golf course. The breezes can be either light and refreshing or strong and blustery, making proper club selection even more important. The most photographed hole on the golf course is the par-3 second. If you're lucky enough to come when the azaleas are blooming, this hole offers a breathtaking setting.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 222 Reviews
5 stars:
80
4 stars:
105
3 stars:
23
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
8

recommend this course

201 out of 222 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city near the airport near local attractions   Great for advanced golfers locals entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks watching the game  

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"Good course for challenging shot making"


Smartacus's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is one of those rare courses where each hole presents a different type of shot challenge. Whether it's a long par 3 or a short par 4 where driver is a poor choice from nearly any tee, this course layout forces you to think about each drive and approach and putts outside of 8 feet are often tricky reads.

Even with the recent wacky weather in the Upstate of SC, the superintendent and his grounds crew have kept the course and greens in really good shape.

I really enjoy playing this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Paul9518189's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/07/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u4379932's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


""Tough day" was Tough"


James1492192's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course is challenging... especially on "tough day" where every pin is set up on the most difficult area of the green. Greens were in excellent shape with many challenging dog legs and out of bounds created by water, streams and lakes. If you don't know this course, or play with someone who does, there are surprises where streams and hazards, not visible from the tee, will eat your shot, unless you are told to lay up, etc., Staff was professional and positive. Pace was excellent.

Enjoy, but if you are a bogey golfer like me, expect to donate a couple balls to the course even when you make a "good" shot.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good Day at Verdae"


arobbi77's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Booked on GolfNow for 2 players at a great price. Course is still coming out of winter, but greens in nice shape. A little wet from recent rain, but we picked a nice warm day to play. Paired w another young fellow and made a nice afternoon of it. Course is a real challenge with some forced carries and blind shots. Playable with bailout options. Would play it again. If you spray the ball off the tee, you will have a tough day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u000007688923's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



BillNewhouse's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/13/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Awesome Experience"


u8534137's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played here on a Friday in early March. The course was in ok shape. Greens were very grainy and that is to be expected. I enjoyed it a lot. We were able to play 36 holes in about 6.5 hours. Great tough and fun course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging, well maintained course"


sachem000001's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/08/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a challenging course. Played the blue tees which was a lot of golf course for me. Every hole is different and interesting. Great winter conditions. The staff was great, very helpful and welcoming. Definitely recommend this course if you want to test your game.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Your Average Willard Byrd Course!"


wncpreacher's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2018
First time playing Walked

Reviewed on

This is your typical Willard Byrd Course; narrow fairways, blind shots, dog legs galore, and fast greens that if you miss the hole your ball keeps on rolling down hill. I knew from reading previous reviews that since I signed up for the red hot special that I would be paired up with three strangers. Even though the young man in the pro shop told me on Sunday that Golf Now Courses do this I know for a fact that not all Golf Now Courses pair strangers up. I have played at least fifty rounds on ten Golf Now Courses in three states and this is only the second time I have even been paired up with strangers. Most Golf Now Courses that I have played have given me the option to play by myself (or with my partner as a twosome) or play with strangers. The three other guys were all friends that were fifteen years younger than me and I have a 75 to 80 mph swing speed but all three of them had a 115 to 120 mph swing speeds. I normally play from the gold or red tees but I played from the blues and white tees with them to speed things up and I have never done that before. I even rode in the cart with one of the guys and they were all nice to me but it could have been very awkward for many golfers. Be advise if you sign up as a single! I left after nine holes because I had to get home. Overall it wasn't all that bad and I enjoyed playing golf with my partners even though it was too much for me to play from the blue and white tees.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Condition of the greens"


esprag49's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Big hole plugs all over the greens the maid of black rubber


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Grossly overrated here"


u317616444's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rained out and no refunds.

Thats Golf Never for you.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from The Preserve at Verdae on 03/01/2018:

Thanks for writing a review of the course. We're so sorry that your round was rained out. Typically, courses offer rainchecks when you are rained out. Please contact us to resolve this issue. If your round was purchased through an online retailer, we can assist you with that also. There is nothing more disappointing than having your round rained out. Please allow us to help find a resolution, and thanks so much for choosing The Preserve at Verdae.

"Not a bad course, not the best but not the worst"


sbboudreau1961's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course layout with some challenging shots. First time playing this course but was fortunate to be paired with another player who knew the layout well and was given tips on all the doflegs for best results. Pro shop personnel was rather abrupt and didn't seem to want to be bothered by the likes of me, starter was great and funny, easy going. It was a nice 75 degree day almost no wind, all the people in our forsome purchased our tee times on Golf Now and all strangers, everyone was nice and we had a good time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Winter Golf"


Bob1481546's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

The course was in decent shape for this time of year.I was impress By the greens having grass on them for this time of year.I love the course for its toughness but playability.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging but nice course"


u289151297's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was 36 degree weather so only a couple of groups were playing.The starter was rude as we were trying to finish our roundand made us skip the 17 th hole and go to 18 and finish our round.We would have had time to finish before dark if we could have played the 17th.It was a slow round due to him making us cart path only.It should have been 90 degree rulebecause it was only wet in very few areas that we could have easily avoided.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



johnny8172355's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great staff & course to play on"


u408547810's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I visited from Oregon for the holidays & decided to play a round. I received great hospitality from their staff


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001603503's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"South Carolina golf at its best"


u111632321's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome golf course great greens dramatic lay out super friendly staff ! Shot high 80’s but was my 1st Time there struggled w “grain “ & speed on the front 9 ,learned quickly from that & had steady satisfying back.. ... winter hit Long Island so I’m shutting it down but will replay this round for inspiration this winter all in all one of the best course I played this year !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LArce's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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