Mount Vintage Plantation Golf Club - Independent Course

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4.2
77
5 Stars
33
4 Stars
24
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.1
90.2%
Recommend this course
66 out of 77 reviews
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4.2
77
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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4.2
77
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
86.4%
Recommend this course
19 out of 22 reviews
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About

Holes 9
Par 36
Length 3614
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
Type Public
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Mount Vintage Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3614 yards
Blue 36 3249 yards
White 36 2963 yards
Gold 36 2634 yards
Red (W) 36 2335 yards
Scorecard for Independent/Chester
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 75.3/151 436 185 560 347 472 460 418 169 567 3614 7131
Blue M: 72.4/144 380 165 521 316 408 436 363 163 497 3249 6503
White M: 69.6/133 352 142 492 271 369 395 350 134 458 2963 6000
Gold M: 67.0/124 322 122 459 256 276 353 289 130 427 2634 5355
Red W: 67.6/112 297 103 426 209 254 297 256 96 397 2335 4673
Handicap 11 9 3 17 7 5 15 13 1
Par 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2008
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Champion G12
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (2008)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed Yes, with permission only.
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire required.

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  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2015 #20)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in South Carolina (2015 #7)

Reviews

4.2
77

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 9
Brunch 5
Dinner 5
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 15
Bunkers 13
Water Hazards 13
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Locals 9
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11
In the 'Burbs 6
Convenient to the City 4
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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Bermuda Greens

Chester nine was recently opened with new Bermuda greens. Enjoyed a wonderful putting surface. Independent nine greens were converted to Bermuda last year from the original bent grass. Eighteen great putting surfaces now available for the first time since 2014. Plentiful rainfall this summer has produced lush fairways. Best since 2005. Will definitely resume regular play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not Good

I saw other bad reviews on this but decided to give it at try anyway. Should’ve listened to the reviews. Lots of weeds, lots of fungus, lots of dead patches. The course has so much potential....

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very scenic course

This course will be top 5 in the csra in a year or two. Greens and fairways still growing in but the course is still gorgeous.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

New Chester greens are excellent

Played on the new Chester nine champion.g12 greens this morning. They were excellent especially considering this morning was the 1st day since they were sprigged earlier this summer. Now independent and Chester have new greens and by the end of summer they plan to have vintage re-done. If you have not played the new greens, head to mount vintage soon. The most scenic course in the area and really good rates on golf now.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice layout

the course has a great layout but the greens need help.but it is being worked on and by the of year it should be great

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

Vintage Greens

Independent is in pretty good shape and a beautiful scenic 9 holes. However, Vintage was very disappointing as the greens were diseased. If all 18 holes looked like the Independent nine, the course would be phenomenal.

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

The greens on the Vintage course had some kind of fungus on them. Some holes were real bad. The Independent course was excellaent!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still needs work

Great layout! Have played a total of 5-6 times before the course went off the rails a few years ago. Decided to play again as I heard it was in much better shape. Clearly the Homeowners are spending money and it is not unnoticed. Played Chester and Independence. Fairways were good to excellent for the most part. Greens not so much on either. Independence has new greens but they are spotty. I'm sure with time it will be in shape but for the $49 I can play other courses with in 1 hour and not have to deal with the frustrations. On a positive note the staff are dynamite, friendly and clearly schooled on how a great golf course can be operated. The course is catching up... I do hope soon because when its in shape its a very nice day in the county...

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Worth the trip

The Vintage and Independent nine are open, while the Chester nine is still waiting for the Champion greens to fill in. Vintage is still bent grass meaning the first 3 greens were very spotty, however starting from the 4th hole on, there was marked improvement in the greens. The fairways are in great condition and this is a beautiful layout, quiet, beautiful woods, water, all excellent. This was our first time so some of the blind tee shots put us off. The GPS on our phone was not working well..so take your laser range finder. There are no yardage books! The Independent nine is Champion and on a few greens the patchwork sodding was noticeable, however, this did not impact the roll much. The Champion seems a bit slower than bent grass, still quality greens. I can't wait for the Chester nine to be ready. From Columbia the drive was well worth it and the green fees are modest for the quality of course. The course at 11 am Saturday wasn't all that busy. There is a fair amount of elevation change, so I would encourage the higher handicap golfer to beware. Definitely planning a trip in the fall to check it out again. We had a great time!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Going Downhill

I played Mt Vintage about a month ago and thought that the condition of the course might be because it hadn’t had a chance to fully fill in. However, now that it’s June it’s had its chance. Some of the tee boxes on the Vintage course were almost fully void of grass and way too many of the greens had large patches that were dead and almost mossy. The fairways seem to be in pretty good shape. I think that if I’m going to pay more than $30 to play, I should expect the course to be in better shape. I can see where some of the greens have been patched but it’s got a ways to go. Staff are always very friendly and helpful.

The fact of the matter is that Mt Vintage is out in the middle of nowhere and it looked like they didn’t have a whole lot of people playing that day. To attract more, they need the course to be in better shape or offered at a lower price. But I imagine that to get the course in better shape, they probably need more revenue from more players. Catch 22.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good

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