The Club at Pine Forest

3.9023529412 3.9 stars from 5 (366)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6905 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 73.9
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6905 yards 73.9 138
Blue 72 6614 yards 72.5 137
White 72 6256 yards 70.5 132
Gold 72 5782 yards 68.7 121
Red (W) 72 4990 yards 70.8 115

The 18 semi-private holes at Pine Forest wind through the tall Summerville pines with numerous live oaks, dogwoods and a lake system thrown in for good measure. With an equal balance of straightaways, doglegs and elevation changes, this course is nicely balanced, with challenges and fun in store for golfers of all levels. Rental clubs and electric carts are available.

At 6,905 yards with a 138-slope rating, Pine Forest lives up to its name, as the course has numerous barriers of tall Summerville pines to cause problems for an errant shot. The Bob Spence design also makes use of water to add to the difficulty of some holes. It's a semi-private course, and they've named each hole, with No. 12 being known as "Little Augusta" while No. 15 is "Wastelands."

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.9 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 366 Reviews
5 stars:
93
4 stars:
197
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
20
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

331 out of 363 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards undulating greens bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Challenging Course"


u394572529's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Don’t get me wrong, I love a good challenge. The narrow fairways and ponds make for the usual challenges, but having basically no sand traps with sand in them and the greens being burnt out on most greens, it made for an unusually tough experience.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Worst course in Charleston"


Davedweb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/07/2018
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Greens are terrible just like the rest of the course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course



vincent4u's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
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The Greens were horrible, they badly need some TLC,


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course


"Save the greens!!!"


Brandon6072063's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
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I’ve played this course multiple times. The course layout and design are good. Some holes can be very challenging and it could be a fun place to place if...... the greens weren’t so bad!!!! All of the greens have some sort of fungus or lack there of grass! None of them roll smoothly at all! It’s all about getting it close on the approach bc if your anywhere more than 4-6ft out it’s a complete guess on where the ball might go!! Not really worth the money solely bc of the greens, it makes the round that much more not enjoyable!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"First timer"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2018
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I came from San Diego so I try not to be biased. The fairways were great, the course layout was challenging and the hills made some interesting lies, but the greens were awful. I could see that they are doing their best to get them back but the winter storm definitely took its toll. Without a good layer of grass on the green I got zero backspin, and had decent roll. Had a blast overall though!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u076748593's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/08/2018
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"greens need to be redone....."


pdf146's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

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members or someone needs to spend $$ to redo greeens that r worn out.....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tough course"


u1036132's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
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Water on most holes so you need to keep it straight. Lots of tall pines.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Greens Need Help!"


amcneal001's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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I've played Pine Forest many times over the years and this is about the worst conditions I've seen it in. The greens are particularly in rough shape. I understand that the bad winter weather we experienced this year has impacted some of the area courses but Pine seems to have been hit more than most. Fairways and tee boxes weren't much better.

Hopefully the rain that's scheduled for this week will help the course recover and green up some. This is usually one of the better values in the area and I'll still return to play again and hope for the best regarding conditions.

The layout is challenging, the staff is awesome and the restaurant is good as well. May be time for some monetary nvestment from the owners to bring things up to par. With improved conditions, Pine Forest could easily charge the higher fees that most other area courses are charging. It's a balancing act for course owners but I'd love to see a turnaround at "Little Augusta" and even see a competitive tournament return to Pine!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course



u7818596's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Difficult course"


u000005878666's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/22/2018
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Hard course with poor green conditions that were tough.

Every hole had obstacles—water, little hills and elevated green. No roll up to the green here.

Hard for non accomplished golfer. Good price. Greens not in good shape and undulating a lot of grade changes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"This course is normally in excellent condition"


claude6915323's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
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The only reason it gets a good is due to the greens having weeds on them. But for some reason most of the course i have played are in the same condition. I think the winter weather had a lot to do with the greens. If not for the greens this course would be at the top.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u572506466's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
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Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
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Friendly staff, Great layout. I am down from WI. And enjoy it and play it several times when I come down. It is a great value and very challenging.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Had a great day"


dmarcum510's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
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Reviewed on

Enjoyed the round. Didn't loose as many balls as before on the water holes. Learning the course now and understanding the safe zones.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great day."


Denis9136570's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Great day. Just traveling through looking for a regulation course at a good price. Generous fairways with some challenging approaches. Early for the greens but they play very true. Playing the course again soon.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Course"


richard2960537's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2018
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Spring conditions. The greens were a little rough and the fairways patchy. The layout and variety of holes was great. I’d like to play here once it greens up. It’s gorgeous!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Good skill course"


u000003196435's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/08/2018
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Par 4’s are difficult to reach in regulation so you better have a great short game. Par 3’s and Par 5’s are very fair so make up strokes here. The elevated, undulating greens are challenging. No birdies for me today since a found the water three times. All in all a great time early season.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u703803487's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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