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4.1
104 Reviews (104)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
6
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
97.3%
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91 out of 104 reviews
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4.3
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
7
4 Stars
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1 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
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22 out of 22 reviews
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4.1
25 Reviews (25)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
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25 out of 25 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Style Traditional
Par 72
Length 6942 yards
Slope 137
Rating 72.9

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.

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Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Hale Irwin (1997)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.1
104 Reviews (104)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 8
Narrow Fairways 7
Bunkers 6
This course/club is great for:
Locals 12
Advanced Golfers 9
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 9
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 7
Worth the Drive 7

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With all the rain the course was in good condition

The greens are in great shape and don’t mind coming back

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Work is paying off

I've been playing Waterford for several years now, though it had been a little while. We could see see that a lot of work was being done to improve the course since we last played, particularly the cart paths. The greens were really nice when we played on Oct. 27 and the fairways were in great shape.. Kudos to the management for the investments they have been making.

Conditions Good
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Layout Good
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Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Reviews 210
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

NO 100 YARD MARKERS!!!

Manager had all the 100 yard markers removed
MAKES ZERO SENSE

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 3
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Skill Intermediate
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Well worth the money

Course was wet; but in good condition considering a lot of rain. Still a very good value.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Slow but fun

Course is in nice shape. Best I’ve seen it. Pace of play was my only complaint. 2.5 hour front nine. Seemed to get better on back nine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Reviews 23
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
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5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course is in great shape

No issues at all! Great layout, green grass everywhere, greens rolled true, staff extremely accommodating and our foursome played in about 3.5 hours. I hadn't played here in quite a while but it is now back on my rotation!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Waterford is a quality course.

The course is better than average. The fairways are in excellent condition as are most of the greens. There were several tee boxes that were a little ragged.

I really like the way the course played. The fairways are wide open and there is very little water that comes into play.

There is a driving range on-site as well as a putting area. A little interesting that there are no holes on the practice putting surface, they use markers with weighted bottoms that you can move around on the putting surface.

The carts were clean and worked well and there is plenty of parking.

It will be interesting to see what Mr Tepper does if anything to change or update this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Exceeded all our expectations

We had a very enjoyable round of golf at yesterday. Except for #10, all the tee boxes were in good shape. The shorter par 3s were heavily divoted of course, and #10 looked like it had been eroded by a flash flood from a nearby creek. Fairways were in great shape as were the sandtraps. The greens were amazing! Lightning fast and true, the slopes from Irwin's original design. We played in less than 4 hours but did not rush. Definitely on our short list of places to play in the Charlotte area!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 210
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

17 Great Holes & 1 That Really STINKS

I was having such a wonderful time for my first visit to Waterford but then I arrived at #18 tee.
The smell literally made me sick!
I've been home an hour now but still the terrible sewer odor is in my nose!!!
If I ever go back, I'll just play 17 holes

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 36
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Pleasant surprise!

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Conditions Excellent
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Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Wow..!!

I’ve played this course numerous times and this was the best shape I’ve seen it. Greens were quick and fairways were nice. Can’t wait to play here again, they’ve done a lot of work and improvements on the course and it shows

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 44
Handicap 10-14
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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