Waterford Golf Club
Waterford is a tranquil journey molded for players by Mother Nature and refined by Senior PGA star Hale Irwin. Since opening in 1997, this classic design has received rave reviews from local and national media, as well as golfers from all over the Southeast. It is nestled among dense hardwoods on rolling terrain, and is a true shotmaker's course.
The practice complex includes a driving range, large putting green, short game and bunker area. Waterford also features a comfortable clubhouse that houses banquet and dining facilities, and a well-stocked pro shop.
Waterford Golf Club measures 6942 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 137 and a 72.9 USGA rating. The course features 4 sets of tees for different skill levels.
|Winged Foot||72||6942 yards||72.9||137|
|Medinah (W)||72||5810 yards||71.8||126|
|Waterford (W)||72||4937 yards||67.8||115|
|Gold M: 72.9/137||414||548||376||480||158||349||438||149||596||3508||382||182||413||423||508||182||501||409||434||3434||6942|
|Green M: 71.2/130||384||513||357||457||138||328||406||124||581||3288||352||156||393||401||489||146||494||383||411||3225||6513|
|White M: 69.7/126 W: 71.8/126||357||495||349||382||107||287||365||114||425||2881||341||133||357||357||470||120||487||362||302||2929||5810|
|Red W: 67.8/115||297||405||230||265||88||261||299||93||405||2343||279||107||314||332||405||109||436||342||270||2594||4937|
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Hadn't played Waterford in I can't remember how long and I can only say too bad its a 40+ minutes drive to get there otherwise it would be my go to course. Conditions were as outstanding as you can find at a public course. Well, OK, semi-private.. If you've never played WGC before the course is challenging enough but won't beat you up, i.e., water doesn't really come into play and I wasn't in a bunker all day (unlike Birkdale where I bring a beach chair along.) That's why I gave a "moderate" difficulty rating). They'v put a lot of money into it and it showed. A must play of the public courses around CLT.
Had the pleasure of getting out to Waterford again for an AM round. Facility is the definition of no-frills, as always. Range and practice green are in good shape.
Overall course conditions, outside of tee boxes and a few spots on some fairways, were quite good. Slightly more than half of the tee boxes need some serious TLC. If the tees could be fully reno'd, this course would be an excellent value. Greens were in great shape but were not particularly fast. Bunkers were raked and all had good sand.
Was pretty happy with the round. Waterford is a good local favorite for us.
Tough Course Off the Tee
Overall, not a bad layout. If you play the longer sets of tees, there are a ton of tunnels to hit out of off the tee that can make the course challenging. Once you get to the fairway, it's not that challenging. Conditions were typical hot and dry, but the greens rolled well and were in very good shape. The tee boxes, however, were nonexistent. Only about three had any grass. The course has doglegs both ways and some challenging shots, but overall is a fairly basic layout. Nice grass driving range and putting green, but the clubhouse is pretty basic. Not bad for $35 per round on a Saturday afternoon, but probably wouldn't pay much more.
Good for the money
This is a good course for the money, the greens are in good shape and they have some challenging holes. The cart paths are in bad shape but it seems they are working on these.....ever so slowly ! They have a great senior rate and pace of play there is typically very good.
Course has greatly improved.
Golf course seems to be returning to condition originally designed. Better shape every time I golf there.
Overload of blind tee shots and patchy greens.
Course is what seems like under repair however no one is visible working on it. Greens are fast but patchy with almost two types of grass leading to far less than true puts. Atleast 6 tee shots are blind into hidden doglegs with no diagrams or pictures of holes. Course lacks a ranger and even at 2pm on a Tuesday pace was way beyond slow (6hr) round. Overall would rate this course as poor to fair and won’t play again.
First time golfing this course
Arrived 25 minutes before tee time, quick check in with prepay on Golfnow, began play prior to tee time, cart ran well all 18 holes, fairways were hard and ball ran fast, greens were well maintained, steady play. My only complaint is the golf cart path is in need of repair. Rough ride the entire outing. Other than that I enjoyed my day on the course.
Beautiful course in Rock Hill next to the catawba. Has some challenging holes that require good shots. I play here quite often since its a good course that is taken care of and that doesnt overcharge its golfers. Pace of play is usually pretty good but like most courses you get stuck behind the guys taking their sweet time now and again. If you play in the summer BRING MOSQUITO SPRAY! Most people that play here seem to be very friendly and just looking to enjoy the round. All in all, great course, great people, and taken care of. Take a shot and play it if you havent yet!
Not Worth It
This course is not worth it, as there are much much better courses in the area. The place is pretty much a dump, with a run down club house. Staff is extremely unfriendly, no starter on the first tee. Overall condition of the course was poor, looks like there was really no one keeping it up. Even with the Hot Deal this course isn't worth it.
Are you a golf prima dona? While the club house is not spectacular, the course itself is not in poor condition. The cart paths are for sure, but not the course. If you're an average golfer and don't want high traffic, this is a great course!
Great Course Gone Bad!
This used to be one of the best courses around. Now their are no golf rangers to encoirage faster pace of play. There too many 2 somes not paired up. Slow players jumping in front of faster players and not letting them play through. The quality of the course was poor at best. There was no distinction between the rough and the fairways. The fairways were dry. No proper sprinkling or erragation system. Especially considering this course is right next to a river. The staff in the cub house looked very uninterested in being there and was not helpful. The bartender was nice but the drinks were overpriced for Rock Hill! I mean come on!! $8.50 for a Captain and Coke!!! I know bars in Charlotte that don't charge that much. The course was not kept up and groomed. The cart paths felt like driving on a mountain side. All broken up and rigid. The cost of greens fees are overpriced for the poor quality of the course. There are several other courses that are nicer and cheaper that I can choose from. Until they lower the prices and raise the quality of the course up I will not go back nor recommend this course!
Poor conditioned course
I read previous reviews about poor tee boxes etc and I would agree. Pace of play on the front was slow, over 2 hours being held up by a twosome of all things. Greens were good, but long and very slow. I would not play here again unless the fee was 25 or less.
This course has it all
Great course with all the features for a challenging round. It works you game from left to right and long to short. Must Play!
Good layout with decent conditions.
Played this course on the 4th of July as a twosome and got paired with another 2-some. Due to the storm from the night before it was cart path only. Finished the round in 4hr 45 min which I believe was good considering it was a holiday and cart path only. Course conditions were good on most of the holes. Some of the tee boxes needed work done, but fairways and greens were in great shape. Bunkers were in good condition as well.
From the start we were having some issues with our cart where it would not start immediately. We would have to toggle back and forth with the key and put it in reverse and back to start it. We called the clubhouse on the third hole and were notified that they would "try" to get us a cart. Did not have anyone come help us. We had to keep working with the cart to get it moving, sometimes having to push it to get it started. We had to swap our carts at the turn. We even mentioned the cart number (#48).