Waterford Golf Club

3.6442941176 3.6 stars from 5 (77)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6942 yards
  • Slope: 137
  • Rating: 72.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
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

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Winged Foot 72 6942 yards 72.9 137
Inverness 72 6513 yards 71.2 130
Medinah 72 5810 yards 69.7 126
Medinah (W) 72 5810 yards 71.8 126
Waterford (W) 72 4937 yards 67.8 115

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 77 Reviews
5 stars:
13
4 stars:
40
3 stars:
17
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
1

recommend this course

64 out of 77 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for locals advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include elevation changes narrow fairways bunkers   Great for drinks  

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"Good for the money"


ALS2012's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course has greatly improved."


gerard5710710's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Golf course seems to be returning to condition originally designed. Better shape every time I golf there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Overload of blind tee shots and patchy greens."


Williamsgt's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"First time golfing this course"


melndon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/25/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Garrett8244304's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



LaCardie's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


GoNavy28's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not Worth It"


jlee196's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 08/25/2017

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!



u3449774's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2017
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


"Great Course Gone Bad!"


Kevin8735865's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Poor conditioned course"


tlc24's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course has it all"


800johnh's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Great course with all the features for a challenging round. It works you game from left to right and long to short. Must Play!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course




3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Good layout with decent conditions."


metallikviper's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

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).


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good greens, decent fairways, horrible cart paths."


u025241379's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

We enjoyed our round at Waterford today but not sure I plan to play here on a regular basis. Likely to visit once every 3 or 4 months if I can get a deal.

The layout and the greens are it's best attributes. Course has some interesting holes that are somewhat challenging.

The greens seem to have recovered from punching a few weeks back. They were a little slow but in very good shape.

Fairways were in decent to good shape.

The tee boxes are between fair and horrible. Half of them were not bad, but the other half were either overgrown or dirt. Played with my wife and the ladies tee on the 18 was so overgrown, we could not see her feet from the cart path.

The cart paths: I know they can't replace all the paths, that would be outrageously expensive...but, at least fill in the pot holes that are 6-8 inches deep...or try to do something where the roots are making motocross ramps out of the paths. BEWARE: you need to be careful driving every path. If you don't pay attention, you could hit a ramp so hard, that you hit your head on the roof of the cart. No, I am not kidding.

All in all, this is a decent course for the money. Try to get a deal on Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Mosquito atrium"


u000001618100's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Bring your game and deet (mosquito spray) , and you'll enjoy a challenging round.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u798488823's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Waterford"


u108931553's avatar
Age:  35-44

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Fairways were good, but tee boxes all need work. Lots of work. Greens aerated and just filling in. The tee boxes were just aweful!!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Punched green"


jones0267's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I think that GolfNow should inform you that the greens have been punched or if there is any maintenance on the course the course would be great if the Grange were not


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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