Golden Hills Country Club

4.3418529412 4.3 stars from 5 (40)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6461 yards
  • Slope: 134
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 100 Scotland Dr, Lexington, South Carolina 29072, Lexington County
  • (803) 957-3355
  • (803) 957-2540
  • goldenhillsgolf.com

Year built: 1988
Architect(s): Ron Garl (1988)
Type: Semi-Private
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6461 yards 71.2 134
Blue 71 6011 yards 68.6 128
Green 71 5575 yards 67.2 115
Red (W) 71 4957 yards 68.0 113

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 40 Reviews
5 stars:
19
4 stars:
17
3 stars:
4
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

39 out of 40 reviews


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Reviews


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Type of Golfer
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gabrieent's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2018
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


"nice course"


u000001247737's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I had a 10:15 tee time on a Thursday. I got there early and the course was pretty empty so they let me out early. The guy in the clubhouse was really nice. The course was in really good shape. There was only one green that had some dead and bare spots on the slope (I think it was #4). I only had a few small issues with this course. First, the range is nowhere near the clubhouse. If you want to warm up before your round you have to buy the balls in the clubhouse and drive your car to the range. Second, the gas cart I had was horrible. Loud noises and took forever to get moving. the carts don't have GPS either. I made the turn at 11:10 and there wasn't any lunch type food in the snack bar. Beverage cart was non-existent out on the course. Also, the layout between holes is strange. Keep your eyes out for the signs. If the guy in the clubhouse wouldn't have told me how to find #18 before I tee'd off, I'd still be driving through the neighborhood. Be aware there are quite a few holes that you tee off through a chute. I played from the tips and it was really tight on some of them. With all that said, I would definitely play this course again!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Course is in great shape"


u000005393829's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Not my favorite layout.. there are four holes of shame.. the two cartpath only holes and holes 2 and 10. Other than that it is a great course in immaculate condition. If you have a chance to play you will not be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Hot weather

Reviewed on

The coarse was in good conditions with most greens still having dimples from aeration of the greens but overall the fairways and greens were in good condition


I recommend this course


"Great experience"


u631580812's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golden Hills is right up there in the top courses available of the semi private courses in Columbia. Their greens are a little hard to hold but in good shape. Fairways are plush. Had a great time there.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Challenging Hot"


scmichfan483's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Course still had aeration holes in the Greens, the water jugs were full at each one which was good for a day in the 100's. there was a 5 some in front of us, so it did slow things down. Also there was a "Dog fight" that was in the morning which the last group had fallen behind. I did not play well as this golf course is a placement golf course, if you do not place the ball in the right spots. it makes for a very challenging round, if you are out to have fun with friends it is a nice quiet golf course and the is a chance to see a deer as we did on our round.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed"


u000005043208's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I played this course before and never experienced this situation before. To begin with the course was aerated the green played slow. The ranger on the corse was rude and unprofessional after I spoke with him regarding the foursome in front of me taking to much time and each player was playing 2 balls and chatting. And there were no other group in front of them. I asked the ranger if my twosome can play ahead he said no and the group can play 2 balls. It took 5.5 hours to finish 18 holes a very frustrating situation. And we never saw the ranger again!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Golden Hills Country Club on 06/14/2018:

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us, Golden Hills Country Club, in the Lexington, South Carolina area. We're very sorry to hear you may not have had the best recent customer experience with us due to the pace of play, and we greatly appreciate your feedback regarding the rangers so we may work towards any necessary improvements. We also appreciate your dedication to playing our course over the years and hope we can continue to provide you with a valuable golf experience. Thank you for golfing with us, and we hope to see you again soon.


jcaudle1024's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


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


"Excellent"


DavidBowser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens recently punched but still rolling true. Course is in mint condition. Try Golden Hills, you will enjoy.:)


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


"Tough to describe"


NCGolfer369's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/20/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This was my first time playing this course, and while the layout is ok, I feel you need to play the course 3-4 times before you can truly understand it. The pace was ok with the exception of a few spots but there wasn't a ranger or marshal to be seen, same with a beverage cart. Sprinkler heads with yardage were rarely seen and when you did see a sprinkler head, sometimes there was no yardage. Will I be back, possibly, but I'm not rushing out now to make a tee time.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Golden Hills Country Club on 06/14/2018:

Hello, thank you for reviewing our course, Golden Hills Country Club. We strive to provide the best possible customer experience to our golfers, and we apologize if we missed the mark. Your loyalty to our course is valued and we hope you will see improvements the next time you are with us. Thank you for choosing to play our course, in the Lexington, South Carolina area, and we hope to earn your business again soon.

"Nice quiet course"


u717699827's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions were great, holes were challenging and interesting. Only thing that really bugged me was the number of houses around and along the course which sort of got me worked up but that's just me.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great golf in the cold South"


pcarescheduling's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions for this time of year was better than expected. Greens were smooth and fast. It was 31 degrees so there were no one else in the course but us so pace of play was not a problem.


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



Dan9510707's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great December Weather"


gabrieent's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/23/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Staff was very welcoming and made me feel welcome. I was an individual and pace of play ahead of me was good, never any backup.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course but staff are absolutely horrible."


u247951199's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall the course was in great shape. Pace of play was moderate to slow, due to a tournament they had. The staff in the club house on the other hand was absolutely horrible. I arrived 5 minutes before my tee time and the first thing the guy in the club house said that was late. And followed that up by "have you every played golf in your life?" He then went on to insult my grandfather in the same manner. Due to this I probably won't be back, but that's just me.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Decent for the Price"


Richard7679542's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

I used a hot deal to play so for the price it was ok. The greens were dry but not terrible. The fairways were very dried. The layout of the ciurde is nice. The day I played there was not a lot of people playing so I finished a round in just over 2 hours. It could be a really nice course if they fixed the fairways.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Pretty good value."


u928784050's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice layout and reasonably well maintained. Too many 2somes. Merging these would help pace of play - the main weakness.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



sanderta's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



gabrieent's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather 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

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u284251089's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome layout. A few blind tee shots. Greens were absolutely perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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