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Conditions
3.5
Value
3.6
Layout
4.0
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.6
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About

Holes 9
Type Semi-Private
Par 35
Length 2914 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0

Tega Cay Golf Club is conveniently close to both Charlotte and Rock Hill but it feels like it's much further away from the bustling city thanks to Lake Wylie, which surrounds the club on all sides. Tega Cay, which means "beautiful peninsula" in Polynesian, offers three nine-hole golf courses that can be played in different 18-hole combinations. They all play across a dramatic landscape of undulating meadows and hardwood forests. Overall, Tega Cay's golf courses are playable for all skill levels, but the Grande View presents the most formidable challenge. The Cove is the shortest of the three nines and also the most player friendly of the three. It is ideal for beginners and gentle enough for juniors. The layout has some water that comes into play occasionally and there are a few strategically placed bunkers as well.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 35 2914 yards
White 35 2782 yards
Gold 35 2542 yards
Red 35 2180 yards
Junior 36 1224 yards
Scorecard for Cove 9
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 36.1/113 186 448 428 376 310 312 219 147 488 2914 2914
White M: 36.1/113 174 433 418 360 301 297 193 134 472 2782 2782
Gold M: 36.1/113 160 361 408 328 291 280 136 121 457 2542 2542
Red W: 36.1/113 152 356 346 307 279 223 116 89 308 2176 2176
Handicap 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Par 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 5 35 35

Course Details

Year Built 1971
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.9
182 Reviews (182)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Patio Dining 14
Dinner 11
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 44
Water Hazards 30
Narrow Fairways 29
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 31
Locals 30
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 29
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 31
Convenient to the City 27
In the 'Burbs 15

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Handicap 15-19
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4.0
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Cold weather
Used cart

Rainy Season, Carth Path Only but Still Fun

The first thing to know about Tega Cay is that the course is three 9-hole courses. The championship "18 hole" course is comprised of Carolina Pines/Grand View. Grand View is the 2nd nine (or 10-18). The name fits because the views are beautiful.

Advice: Take a cart. The elevation changes are significant and walking would be exhausting unless you are in really good shape. Plus the course winds through the Tega Cay neighborhood so there are some long distances between tees for some holes.

Pace of Pace of Play - I played at 12:30 on a Thursday (it was in the high 40s/low 50s). We (twosome) finished in 3 1/2 hours. We could have finished sooner but we had to wait for one foursome ahead that slowed things down a bit.

It has been a really rainy winter so it was cart path only. I was surprised how nice the greens were given the wet weather. The fairways had a few issues but nothing really bad.

The elevation changes were fun and challenging. I loved the long drives on a few holes when you got a nice bounce down hill but there were also a few elevated greens that made you think how much club to add for the added distance.

One Improvement needed (and I shared this with the guys in the Pro Shop after my round): They need better signs. On the first whole I played as a single and I did not know where hole 2 was (turns out it was across the street). I joined up with another golfer on Hole 6 (Carolina Pines) and I was so glad I did because I probably would have gotten lost a few more times. He even said that he has played the course a number of times and he even misses the tunnel (8th hole, I think) sometimes (as he did the day we were playing).

They do have a driving range, putting green, and chipping area. The Range is elevated which I don't really like but it actually made sense once you got on the course.

I would definitely play this course again. I bet that this course is just beautiful in late April/May into the summer.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Course Conditions Have Improved

I played Tega Cay about a month ago with many patchy spots, rough tee boxes, and burnt out greens. However, conditions have improved greatly. Some tee boxes are closed for renovation but most remaining tees are in better shape. Fairways were nice and green, and the greens were rolling true and fast. Definitely worth a trip to play here now that conditions have improved. Nice amenities too; it really has a private club feel with a great clubhouse.

OVERALL: 7.7/10

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

This place is in rough shape

So, played this course 1st time with my buddy, who is a golf novice. First of all this place overall is in rough shape right now. They have had a lot of rain recently. There are numerous of places on this course that are distressed. Tee boxes that have little or no grass on them, that are still open with markers on them. The 18th green is a disaster area. Those are hopefully just temporary issues here. The real issue that I saw is that the front side is gimmicky, blind shots, trees that get in the way. The back side is a way better and fairer layout, but even it has a strange hole or two. There is a lot of up and down here and it looks like they saved the best land to build houses. I know that the second time you play here you will know better where to play your ball. But for me once was enough. The next time I am in Charlotte I will find somewhere else to play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun Layout but Needs Rain Badly

The course is a lot of fun and pretty easy so long as you don't spray the ball off the tee. Back nine (Grande View) provides a more challenging layout with more water hazards. Most of the greens were in great shape and rolling true, but there were four or five really patchy greens. Additionally, the tee boxes and fairways were VERY dry. Not sure if it's just a lack of rain or a lack of watering but the course needs water badly. It has the potential to be much better than it was this day.

OVERALL: 6.1/10, with the potential to be 7.5 - 8/10 with better conditions.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great conditioned golf course!

Chuck and his staff at Tega Cay keep the course in excellent condition. The greens are some of the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great place to play

What a fun golf course. Lots of elevation changes. The course was in great shape. Keep it up, definitely a return trip on the horizon

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 250 Contributor
Charlotte Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Tega Cay Golf Club - Carolina Pines and Grandview

Played the Carolina Pines and Grandview nines of Tega Cay Golf Club today. Tega Cay is a public facility, but has very much a private club feel. The facilities are top notch, from the practice areas to the clubhouse to the turnhouse. The CP and GV nines make up the majority of the 18 hole routings, although there is another 9 holes, called the Cove that is sometimes used as an alternate 9, but can be played by itself.
The tees and fairways are bermuda grass and all were in fantastic shape. Bunkers were well maintained and full of soft, white sand. Greens were receptive and quick! Most of the greens are large, with the exception of the 10th, and have subtle breaks instead of large undulations. There is significant elevation change from tee to green on about half the holes. #'s 5, 8, 10, and 12 are the most prominent examples of this. When driving towards the 150 yard marker on the 8th hole, it looks like you are going over the side of a cliff! The course is not overly long, and narrow fairways and subtle doglegs make proper club selection important. Water only comes into play on three holes, all on the GV nine. All in all, Tega Cay is a great golf experience, and I will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Beat expectations

The last time I had played the cove was back in 2012 and I remember a course in poor condition. Well I was pleasantly surprised to play the cove and enjoy my entire round. Yes the fairways were a little brown but that is just what the grass does. But what made up for this was the fantastic condition of the greens. The were quick and looked amazing. Another great addition to this course is the fact that the layout is a little challenging. I believe I shot 4+ and I had to work for every shot. I have just one recommendation, do walk The Cove unless you are willing to walk up some steep cliffs. Overall and great course.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

If you're in the Fort Mill/Charlotte area Tega Cay's 18 hole course, featuring the Pines and the Grande View is a must play because of the exquisite hole design along with an extremely friendly staff. First, when you arrive at Tega Cay GC you will notice that there is a driving range (easily with 25+ stalls) and a putting green with multiple holes to practice on. But many people overlook the pitching area that lurks next to hole one of The Cove. It is a great area to not only practice your short game but to improve bunker and long ranged pitching. Second, they have the most friendly staff ever. For me, being a member, I interact with them multiple times a week, and I could not think of a better group to run a golf facility. They will guide you if you need help and they are always willing to give a tip or two. Third, how do the courses play. Well I have played the 18-hole course multiple times over the winter and it has played the same each time. The greens are a little slow, but that's expected, and the fairways are superb given the climate of the area. I can't speak for the Cove because I haven't play that course in years and they just opened it up again after introducing a new irrigation system. I will look to put up a review for that course after next weekend because I am looking to play the course twice by then.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Spectacular greens!

Played The Cove's front 9. It was a steal at only $16! The course was in decent shape, but I was very impressed by the consistency and quality of the condition of the greens. Lots of elevation and fun tee shots. I'll return to play the full course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Course conditions

The course is well maintained and greens played great. GolfNow is the way to go for booking tee times.
Played course numerous times. This day we were confined to cart path only due the the amount of rain in last few days. Slowed up play and took a little longer than normal, the pace of players kept moving and waiting time was nominal (twice for us). Three times we saw deer on the course and once had to run the deer of the fairway to hit. Filmed deer on phone. Just beautiful creatures.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Conditions of the course were great from tee to green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tega cay golf course

The course was in excellent condition well groomed course, staff was nice and the food at the end of the round was excellent thank you for a great round

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tega Cay

Greens and fairways are in excellent condition ball placement is a must on this course

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Labor Day Golf

I like this course have played it several times and it's always in great condition.I played the usual 18 which is the Grande View /Carolina Pines so can't comment on Cove 9.The Greens are fast and in excellent shape.Labor day price was a little hefty but you can usually get a good deal on Golf Now,which we didn't do this time as booking last minute.i would always recommend this course for a group outing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

This course has great holes and challenging.

My only gripe was that there is three courses and the club house do not tell you which one you are scheduled on because they do not have a starter. I found out after nine holes on the Cove that I was suppose to have played on the other course. I played nine holes on the other course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Needs more care for the fairways

I played the course they send you to when you only play 9 holes. The fairways had bare spots and the terrain wasn't consistent. The greens however were in good shape.

Conditions Fair
Value Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tega cay

Best greens ive played in Charlotte. Difficult course's but we'll worth the golfnow price.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

great

the greens were the best I have seen in this whole area...including more expensive courses...we got an excellent deal thru Golfnow....greta day...there really is nothing to complain about here people...

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good course. Not for the beginner though.

Enjoyed the outing. Course knowledge very important for shot selection. Very good first impressions of course, facilities and staff. Will definitely play it again.
Thanks

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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