The Rock Golf Club & Resort
|Red (W)||72||4567 yards||68.0||112|
|Black M: 71.8/133||385||415||503||330||215||552||367||185||394||3346||420||165||538||405||150||415||380||388||488||3349||6695|
|White M: 68.7/125||341||350||470||312||188||524||320||140||325||2970||390||138||498||347||140||382||340||350||447||3032||6002|
|Gold M: 66.7/116||300||330||400||292||160||470||275||115||296||2638||350||114||470||332||130||335||320||300||430||2781||5419|
|Red M: 63.6/112 W: 67.6/126||251||239||384||264||141||360||221||97||260||2217||251||99||420||276||108||328||305||295||320||2402||4619|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Banquet Facilities
Available ActivitiesSwimming, Billiards
Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses
Great #8 hole! Photo submitted by u314159348474 on 07/14/2020
Photo submitted by Stryker121201 on 12/27/2019
Photo submitted by u557736043 on 09/26/2018
Photo submitted by u557736043 on 09/26/2018
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
A gem in the SC Upstate
This course is under new ownership and management and what a pleasure it is to play here now. Everything is much improved. The 8th hole par 3 with the waterfall is a challenge with an incredible view. The pulled pork sandwich at the turn from the club house restaurant was delicious.
Nice people and place, poor condition
The staff is incredibly friendly and the newly renovated dining area is great. The layout is fun but the fairways are poor. The tee boxes weren’t all kept and the greens were hard as rocks
Much better, but still a ways to go
Had a great time back at Bear Valley after a few years. Met one of the new owners and could see they are putting money and investment back into the course. There are a few greens that are still dormant, but many are in great shape. Some of the fairways are still coming in, but overall the course is in the best shape I have seen it in over 15 years of playing it. The new ownership has a great vision for getting that course in great shape, and the staff is very friendly. I thought I would never go back there, but after today I will be back for sure. Keep up the good work!
Best its been in 10 years
Best its been here in 10 years or so. they need rain but course was in very good condition. Staff was very pleasant. I recommend to anyone.
The Rock can be WAY better.
The last time I played the rock was about 12 years ago. Back then, the course was Beautiful and in great shape, there was an actual driving range, the greens were awesome and well kept. Now, is another story. Although the scenery is really great, the staff is wonderful, and the creek winding through the entire course is something that I love...the fairways, tee boxes, and greens need some serious improvement. I hope that it can return to its glory days of natural grandeur as a true golfing destination.
Excellent course !! Great staff . Only reason i did not rate condition higher is still lots of Flat pan with Grass slow to fill in and Grass not Covering fairways . BUT , that is coming soon with this good weather. great experience
I have been playing this course for a number of years and I've never seen it in such a good shape especially the greens fast and true.....keep up the great work!
My experience at the Rock
This was a wonderful course. The holes we a little challenging, but nicely designed. The views over all of the course was amazing!
This is the first time I’ve played at The Rock and I had high hopes since it was recently renovated. The fairways were in horrible shape, the greens were average and you couldn’t tell where the fairways ended and the rough began. This course has the potential to be very nice if they would hire a grounds crew that knew what they were doing. I will say that the views on this course were very nice.
Somewhat challenging layout
New owners are getting this course back in shape. Need steady temps in the 80s plus some rain to fill in the fairways... just like many courses in the upstate. No doubt this course will be in great shape very soon. Some holes will test your game. Championship speed on the greens but not difficult if you lineup your putt correctly and stroke it square & true. Will definitely play again & again.
Drove about 45 minutes to play. GPS directions from GolfNow were a bit off so double check before missing the course!
Pace of play was slow but it was a beautiful day so you expect it somewhat.
Greens were in great shape and rolled true. Best part of the actual course.
Fairways were non-existent. Terrible, I was glad to be in the rough so I didn’t have to hit off the hard pan. Most people use their foot wedge to get into the fairway, several times it was opposite! Hoping in a month there will be actual grass there. I will play again before writing the course off. If the summer season hits and there’s no grass, there are many other options available.
Staff was 5 star all the way. Cheeseburger from the grill was PERFECT and they let me refill my drink for the road.
Honestly, if there was ANY grass on the fairways it’d be 4 stars, nice fairways and it would merit 5 stars. The scenery is beautiful with a creek running through the course. Beautiful waterfall on 8 is definitely picture worthy. But the fairways!!!!
Course was in rough shape. Not sure if it was due to the amount of rain the area has had or what but fairways had a lot of hardpan... rough was almost all hardpan...greens were like rock except for maybe 3 of them....pace of play was extremely slow due to a foursome of women not letting anyone play through on the front 9...back 9 was a bit better but not by much. Played the course a few years ago and it was in better shape. New owners have their work cut out for them to get this track in better shape. Course layout is pretty nice and you have to bag the driver on a bunch of holes as it is a ball position course with plenty of tight holes and doglegs.
Worth the drive!!!
The new owners are putting some money back into the course. Greens are in great shape just waiting for the grass to green up. The only small thing they need is sand on the carts and sand at the tees. Lunch was amazing.
Overall I think this course is great. I live just a few minutes from the course, but this was my first time playing here. Played on 3/25 so the Bermuda is still domant, however, the course conditions overall we're great. Some small puddles of standing water, 1.5" of rain the night before. I will certainly be playing again in the next month.
I played the course several times back in the early 2000s. It is much improved. The new greens roll good and will get better with time. I found them hard to read, due to undulations, and suttle breaks. The fairways were very bare (even considering early March) This is a unique layout with lots of elevation and lots of dogleg fairways. It also has a pretty backdrop with the mountains. With warmer weather there should be greater enhancement. Played under 4 hours. Add all this together, it will be on my list to return.
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.