Golf Club At Wescott Plantation - Black Robin Course

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4.2
390
5 Stars
134
4 Stars
197
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
15
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
91.6%
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356 out of 390 reviews
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4.0
20
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.0%
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17 out of 20 reviews
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4.2
58
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.4
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.7%
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52 out of 58 reviews
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Holes 9
Type Public
Par 36
Length 3563 yards
Slope 0
Rating 0.0
The Golf Club at Westcott Plantation may be owned by the city of North Charleston but it is far from being your typical municipal course. The 27-hole layout is divided into three nines: Black Robin, Burn Kills, and Oak Forest. They each take their name from the plantation's long history, it's one of the oldest in the area. Care was taken to preserve the centuries-old live oaks and pristine wetlands that are scattered throughout the entire course. Black Robin is the tightest of the three nines with small greens that make it the most challenging as well. Every hole is framed by lush vegetation and various streams, ponds, and wetlands come into play throughout the course. The golf course ends with a welcome chance for a birdie in case you didn't fare too well on the tougher preceding holes.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 36 3563 yards
Blue 36 3388 yards
White 36 3194 yards
Green 36 2838 yards
Red (W) 36 2501 yards
Scorecard for Black Robin/Oak Forest
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Black M: 73.5/131 402 355 431 182 565 448 430 218 532 3563 7113
Blue M: 71.8/128 378 344 406 167 549 433 400 200 511 3388 6756
White M: 69.6/123 360 320 385 150 525 405 379 184 486 3194 6350
Green M: 66.9/114 W: 72.8/126 321 262 355 110 489 371 340 138 452 2838 5713
Red W: 69.3/115 293 234 310 80 442 306 296 126 414 2501 5072
Handicap 11 13 7 17 1 5 9 15 3
Par 4 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Fairways Tifsport
Greens Tifeagle
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan (2000)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

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

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
390

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 29
Dinner 19
Watching the Game 18
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 36
Water Hazards 29
Forced Carries 19
This course/club is great for:
Locals 37
Playing Multiple Courses 29
Seniors 26
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 38
Worth the Drive 23
Near the Airport 22

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Consistant quality

Played Black Robin and Burn Kill nines this time around. This course actually has one more nine, Oak Forest, which I did not play this trip. That is one of the strongest points,it seems like you always get always different look. The course is usually in good playable condition with nice greens and good fairways. This trip, grass is still dormant in the fairways and they are still soft from recent rains. In the winter the dormant grass does not suck the moisture out of the ground like it does in the summer. Sometime sun alone is insufficient for a fast dry. Overall though the course was in good shape. Staff was, as usual, very friendly and responsive to needs. Course itself has a reasonable level of difficulty for the average golfer. A little of everything, water carries, marsh in the way, and a few bunkers that jump up and bite you and length. I enjoy it. This course is a true municipal course that gives back to the residents through support of programs like First Tee, Drive,Pitch and Putt, PGA Hope for Veterans, High School and College support and various leagues.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Great course!

Played a foursome yesterday and had fun. Great course to play at for your money. Only thing was it was still a lil muddy in some parts but overall it was good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Good Time

I enjoyed my round. I find the staff friends and helpful, especially when dropping off clubs to be loaded on cart at arrival. The course is well laid out and offers a variety of challenges.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Poor Conditions

This was the least enjoyable round I've played in the Charleston area. The course was wet and muddy from start to finish – the tee boxes, the fairways, the rough, and, most annoyingly, all around the green. Approach shots that should have rolled upon landing instead got plugged up. Several sand traps were mud traps. There were also no ball washers on the entire course. Today was Cart Path Only, which wasn't made clear until I had already paid for a cart, and it would have been easier to just walk. Just close the course if the conditions are this poor.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 2019-01-27T16:23:15.000+00:00

We are so sorry to find that we disappointed you on your visit. During the winter months, most of the golf course vegetation drifts into dormancy while the temperatures are too low to produce growth. Thus, the grasses have no need for water. Our fairways are clay-based (which like to retain water), whereas our greens are sand-based (and drain very well). The course must rely on winds from the north to realistically dry the fairways and rough. The sun is lower on the horizon and produces a lessened heat intensity that does not encourage rapid (if any!) evaporation during the winter months. The historical monthly rainfall average for December is 3.1”. This year our rain gauges indicated 10.4” of rainfall during this period- more than three times the normal average. Mother Nature was on a weekly pattern that would produce excessive amounts of rain that compounded throughout the month and never gave us an opportunity to dry out and get our heads above the water! (Yes, the bad pun was intended!)

January averages approximately 3.5” of rainfall. Through yesterday (Jan 26th, 2019) we have seen 2.25”, with more rain expected in a few days, so we are still not having adequate opportunities to dry out. During this time period, the golf course has indeed suffered and we apologize that your experience was not up to par.

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5.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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1.0
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Course should have been closed

Course was a complete wet mess, almost every step was a “squash, squash, squash”. With a lot of traffic later in the day l’m sure the fairways were well chewed up. The tee boxes were all messy with many of the markers placed in the rough in front or behind the flat areas. This was a total waste of my money and day.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-18T13:48:01.000+00:00

We are so sorry to find that we disappointed you on your visit. During the winter months, most of the golf course vegetation drifts into dormancy while the temperatures are too low to produce growth. Thus, the grasses have no need for water. Our fairways are clay-based (which like to retain water), whereas our greens are sand-based (and drain very well). The course must rely on winds from the north to realistically dry the fairways and rough. The sun is lower on the horizon and produces a lessened heat intensity that does not encourage rapid (if any!) evaporation during the winter months. The historical monthly rainfall average for December is 3.1”. This year our rain gauges indicated 10.4” of rainfall during this period- more than three times the normal average. Mother Nature was on a weekly pattern that would produce excessive amounts of rain that compounded throughout the month and never gave us an opportunity to dry out and get our heads above the water! (Yes, the bad pun was intended!) During this time period, the golf course has indeed suffered and I apologize that your experience was not up to par. Sorry, …did it again. Conditions are improving daily. I hope you give us another try.

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Poor course conditions

We played Black Robin and Oak Forest. It has rained more than a normal December but it hasn’t rained but maybe a slight amount over the last week or so. There was standing water throughout the course including the fairways and tee boxes. Black Robin was way worse than the 9 holes at Oak Forest but Oak still had several bad holes with soggy fairways. The range was also closed because of the water. This course simply does not dry up for a very long time after some rain.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented On 2019-01-22T15:51:03.000+00:00

We are so sorry to find that we disappointed you on your visit. During the winter months, most of the golf course vegetation drifts into dormancy while the temperatures are too low to produce growth. Thus, the grasses have no need for water. Our fairways are clay-based (which like to retain water), whereas our greens are sand-based (and drain very well). The course must rely on winds from the north to realistically dry the fairways and rough. The sun is lower on the horizon and produces a lessened heat intensity that does not encourage rapid (if any!) evaporation during the winter months. The historical monthly rainfall average for December is 3.1”. This year our rain gauges indicated 10.4” of rainfall during this period- more than three times the normal average. Mother Nature was on a weekly pattern that would produce excessive amounts of rain that compounded throughout the month and never gave us an opportunity to dry out and get our heads above the water! (Yes, the bad pun was intended!) During this time period, the golf course has indeed suffered and I apologize that your experience was not up to par. Sorry, …did it again.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value, nice facility

Wescott is a fun, “locals” course that’s very forgiving off the tee, regardless of what combination of 18 you get from the clubhouse, as well as consistently well-maintained (even when “soggy”). greens run true with interesting hole placements that can create more of a challenge on some of the seemingly easier hole layouts. One of my favorites in the area for value/conditions and facility friendliness.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 2019-01-18T13:51:20.000+00:00

We are so sorry to find that we disappointed you on your visit. During the winter months, most of the golf course vegetation drifts into dormancy while the temperatures are too low to produce growth. Thus, the grasses have no need for water. Our fairways are clay-based (which like to retain water), whereas our greens are sand-based (and drain very well). The course must rely on winds from the north to realistically dry the fairways and rough. The sun is lower on the horizon and produces a lessened heat intensity that does not encourage rapid (if any!) evaporation during the winter months. The historical monthly rainfall average for December is 3.1”. This year our rain gauges indicated 10.4” of rainfall during this period- more than three times the normal average. This does not include the amount of rainfall that began during the last weekend of November, which is when the rain fiasco began. Mother Nature was on a weekly pattern that would produce excessive amounts of rain that compounded throughout the month and never gave us an opportunity to dry out and get our heads above the water! (Yes, the bad pun was intended!) During this time period, the golf course has indeed suffered and I apologize that your experience was not up to par. Sorry, …did it again. Conditions are improving daily. We hope you try us again post-rain season.

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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wescott

The bad A lot of are pan dead areas around the greens. Dead muddy tee off areas. Good Greens are in good shape

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice courses and facility

Nice layout and great tee box levels for all golfers.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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

Wescott Golf Club

Course is in excellent shape. Staff is very friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Very Nice Course Overall

Course is setup as 3x9 holes, so you'll have to visit twice to play all 36. We've played twice and it has been a lot of fun. The clubhouse is great and the greens are very nice and challenging (Caution - there are some par 3s that are very deceptive). Overall a nice layout, nice employees, and fun course to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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