The Rock Golf Club & Resort
|Red (W)||72||4567 yards||68.0||112|
|Black M: 70.7/124||385||407||503||330||215||552||367||175||394||3328||420||165||538||405||150||415||395||406||488||3382||6710|
|White M: 69.9/118||341||350||470||312||188||524||320||140||325||2970||390||138||498||347||140||382||349||350||447||3041||6011|
|Gold M: 65.6/109||300||330||400||292||160||470||275||115||296||2638||350||114||470||332||130||335||300||300||430||2761||5399|
|Red W: 68.0/112||251||239||384||264||141||360||221||97||260||2217||251||99||420||276||108||328||253||295||320||2350||4567|
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View from one of the tee boxes. Photo submitted by 88bogeyman on 02/19/2018
More weedy greens Photo submitted by cubuckeye on 09/06/2016
Homemade fix for bad latches Photo submitted by cubuckeye on 09/06/2016
The worst green Photo submitted by cubuckeye on 09/06/2016
Picture of the green on 18 Photo submitted by Brandon4267173 on 11/04/2012
It's still February.
First time. Better than I expected. The fairways were tough as it is February and the grass is still dormant. Made irons a bit difficult. A lot of water (ponds and streams) all over. Good to have a GPS map (I use goflnow.com) to actually view the satellite images. Guy at the pro-shop said the greens were new and hard. They were in excellent shape -pretty much the only green part of the course (it is February!). I would go back if I could next time through.
I have played the course over the last 10 years. Unfortunately, I have not played much there the past three years because the conditions were so bad that he course was unplayable. However, they have done a great job of getting the course back nto shape, including rebuilding the greens. We had a great time on a cold day. There was very little play so we finished in 3 hours. The greens were smooth and quick. Do note that as most new greens they are very firm and not very receptive. However, with time, airification and top dressing they will improve. It has always been a nice track with some beautiful views and challenging shots both from the tee and into the greens. Welcome Back.
Great greens! Good layout. Despite recent rains course very playable. Look forward to going back.
Challenging and unique
I booked through GolfNow and the price was an extreme value for the course. I am one of those is tempted to use his driver at every tee box always looking for every extra yard to give me the advantage but on this course there are a few holes that makes you hold back the driver. The course is so well laid out and each hole plays unique that it seems like a different coursee just about every hole. It is riddled with water in the form of creeks and ponds which also lends itself to forcing you to choose your shot wisely. The greenss are in excellent shape and take a good eye to read some of the subtle breaks. Overall it was a fantastic experience from the staff friendliness to the course play! It will definitely be worth your time to play it.
Changes are amazing
What a great job Tommy and the guys did with this course!! If you haven’t played here before or played it 2-3 years ago when it was in bad shape you need to come play it again. The greens are absolutely perfect and this is still January!! The layout is great and the new owners have brought this course back to life! You owe it to yourself to come play The Rock
Best Improvement Ever
This course has come a long way on improvement and it’s a great course to play.
The Rock at Jocassee
Brand New greens are in wonderful playing shape,Challenging and fun to play.
A must see!
Played this course couple times a year ago and told myself I would never come back. Now under new ownership it is a definite must play. The greens are 2nd to none. Even though the fairways are dormant I could tell there has been a lot of work done and has great potential. I now tell myself can't wait to come back.
Great course, slow play.
Only problem I had with this round was having to wait between 5 and 10 min on every hole! Also the cart paths could use some TLC.
What a job these guys have done! The greens are brand new and roll perfect. Tees and bunkers are much better also. Fairways and rough are dormant but I am sure come spring they will be really nice too. A perfect location and finally the course conditions make you want to go back time after time. Great job Tommy and crew!
The course is under new ownership and reopened three weeks ago. While I’m sure course will continue to improve, it’s still a great value. Best greens I’ve played all year!
New ownership. New greens. Great new attitude. Been playing here for years. The course never looked better. Thank you.
Many Improvements at THE ROCK
There has been a lot of hard work done on this course in the past year. And it takes a lot of guts to reopen a golf course when winter is knocking on the door. But they have done a great job fixing and improving this course. A beautiful place to play! I can't wait to see what this course will hopefully look like this coming summer. Thanks for all your continued hard work!
What a change!
I played the Rock at Jocassee today again for the first time under the latest management change. I played it last about 3 months ago and was very disappointed with the course conditions, the staff friendliness, and the amenities at the course. After hearing that there had been a change in ownership and heard that Biershank was involved in the new management, I decided to try it again. It was like stepping out onto a totally different course. From the first stop at the pro shop, the changes were dramatic. The staff was friendly and welcoming and the changes in the course conditions was eye-popping. Every green has been redone and was immaculate. It was like putting on a carpet. Wayne, Bill, and I play every week at some course in the upstate, and at present The Rock at Jocassee is our new favorite course. You've got to try it to believe it. The course has always been scenic, but the greens, tee boxes, and fairways are now first rate.
The Rock is back!
I have played the Rock for many years and it was sad the terrible shape the previous group let this course slip to. It was a dog track at best. I played on November 19 and was absolutely amazed at the changes. New gas carts, tee boxes, greens not just puttable but challenging, restaurant open and serving. I cant say enough good things about the course. It is a real golf course once again and i encourage any one who has ever played there to give it a shot. You wont be dissappointed.
The mountain. Is a beautiful place,the course is in great shape,it has long fairways with tough mountain side holse very challenging me and my father played this course many times, friendly staff great club house with pool area plus lot more,cabins also available and condos in area , course has it all waterfalls small ponds to add water challenge,would recommend anytime of year
Great Potential, Terrible Shape
The course is in a fantastic area with awesome views of the surrounding mountains and waterfalls. However this may be the worst golf course I have ever played from a condition standpoint. The greens are unputtable and many are lacking grass (just sand) and the fairways did not look like they had been cut in about a week. There was no differentiation between the fairway and rough - it was all the same. On the positive side, we were able to play extremely quickly because we did not see any other players the entire round (3 other cars in the parking lot when we finished). The course has spectacular views but lacks in the quality of the course.
Up coming best course
WOW! Have you seen what they are doing at the Rock! Under new ownership & the place is going to be wonderful! All new fairways, all new greens & it looks like the club house & restaurant are going to be great. They have been closed since mid-May. I was told they will be reopening sometime in September. Can't wait!
No putting surface
I took my son to play at this course mainly because it was a hot deal for $12 each. It was really not a good value after all. The greens have totally been taken over by crabgrass. I have always like the layout of this course and the fairway were ok. Most of the tee boxes had not been mowed in a while. There was really no way to put the ball on most of the greens. They were just clumps of crabgrass and dirt. I hope someone turns this course around, but it's going to take a ton of work.