Olde Liberty Golf & Country Club

2.6489411765 2.6 stars from 5 (21)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7200 yards
  • Slope: 139
  • Rating: 74.5
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Dress code: Proper attire is required.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Founders 72 7200 yards 74.5 139
Minutemen 72 6733 yards 72.0 132
Statesmen (W) 72 6041 yards 74.5 135
Statesmen 72 6041 yards 68.7 125
Patriot 72 5441 yards 66.2 118
Patriot (W) 72 5441 yards 71.6 122

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 2.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 1.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 2.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 2.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 21 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
3
3 stars:
7
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

13 out of 21 reviews


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"The Challenge"


gunny64's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course gives you different challenges from the starting par 4 till the 18th hole. Greens were in great condition smooth rolling.


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


"Worst course ever"


mhensley5650's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

This most neglected golf course in the area. Fairways are nearly bare. Greens are in need of water and weed killer. Green fees are way too high. This would golf course would have to improve to suck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"One word - Neglected"


geocarp74's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I've read several reviews on this course and they all said the same. Could be a great course if it was maintained and its spot on. Its best described if you were playing a round on Mars. Greens were decent, lots of red barren spots in the fairways, you'll end up peeing blood if ride in the fairways too fast they are extremely bumpy and rock hard, the grass was not really cut and essentially every bunker was almost unplayable. But still its a fun layout and could be a great course if they would get it back in shape. And $35 for a twilight round on a Saturday is absurd. I wouldn't pay for than $25 to play this course in the condition it was in. It needs some love and it could be a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



"The course has gone downhill"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

About my 4th time playing here and I have been saddened about the current condition. All of the golf carts were so worn down, none of the starters would work. Press the gas pedal and wait, and wait, and wait, and wait and hopefully it will fire up. Range balls looked like they would have been good to okay 4 years ago. The sand traps were more like waste bunkers and absolutely unplayable. The fairways were also in rough shape. The only saving grace was that the greens were were soft and relatively smooth. The cost was cheap but it reflected in the course. Sad to see this beautiful course end up so neglected. Hate to see it in a few more weeks once the cold weather sets in. Will be crossing it off the list for a while.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Interesting course"


Harri9994014's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If this course was in better shape it would be a great course ! Tee's and greens are in good condition but the fairways and rough are miserable !

Bunkers haven't seen maintenance in a while either !

Next time I'm walking the course , the cart was a piece of junk !


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Decent shape"


u000001640616's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/26/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Olde liberty is a challenging course with a nice layout. Bunkers are awful and the fairways are hit or miss, but the greens are decent. Always a quick round which is nice.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"So So"


fishdaddy2011's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

For the price I paid on a holiday the course is not bad other than that the course is horrible. The greens were beautiful their Fairway another story it does not look like the fairways have been maintenanced since of course was originally built, golf carts in rough shape not very many other outside amenities.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Solid layout - good greens - needs help"


YertleTurtle's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Other recent reviews are generally spot on. Challenging and enjoyable layout with very good greens surrounded by areas of significant neglect. Most tees are workable. Fairways do not appear to get any water - very firm and occasionally sparse. It looks like there is some activity to get sprinklers working, so there might be hope. Rough is rocks and weeds. Paths are in surprisingly good condition. Can't say the same about the carts. Not an easy walk.

Clubhouse is a modular unit with almost no amenities - BYO everything. Range has nice turf, but balls and targets are third world.

This place could really be something If ownership could get the sprinklers working by fall and perform a major turf renovation. It's a $20-$25 track as is.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Potential"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This could be a great course with more grass in fairway, sand in bunkers and a staff with personality. Had fun with good pace but played winter rules so we could avoid hard pan.

Good greats n layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"Terrible customer service"


addison100's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This course really gas serious potential due to it's great layout. The course conditions, on the other hand, as pathetic. Needs lots of work. The front desk service is abysmal, as well. The young, redheaded/blond-haired guy at the desk has a terrible, unwelcoming demeanor.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Great Layout, Awful Condition"


u355565945's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/05/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

Based on layout alone, this could easily be one of the top 10 public courses in the Triangle area. Sadly, no maintenance is done on this course. The fairways are littered with dirt patches and the rough is even worse. There are golf ball sized stones in many of the bunkers as well. And some of the tee boxes are even lacking in adequate grass. The best thing this course has going for it (other than layout) is the concrete cart paths and freshly paved parking lot. It is such a wasted opportunity. If the Fred Smith company would simply put some effort into maintaining it, I'd play here regularly. As it is, I'll likely never play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course



u1865625's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Will probably return"


sbengler734's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course conditions were very good. My only complaints were the condition of the golf carts, having two different carts that both had the same problem of occasionally refusing to move. Also, I would agree with other reviews I read about the unfriendliness of the staff. I've can't remember a time that I felt less welcome at a golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"never improved fairways"


albatross89's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is my second time play here. I played maybe 5 years ago. What I remember was nice layout poor fairways. Nothing changed. Green is OK. I paid 15 bucks so this course is ok for me. I hope they spend some money for the course. It could be very nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Better Than I Thought"


rjdemick's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/19/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I read previous reviews and expected little. I was pleasantly surprised. The greens are EXCELLENT - 10!! The fairways are decent. The rough of the fairways need some work due to poor soil (rocks and clay). Overall, I enjoyed my round provided you are allowed to move your ball from rocky ground conditions. The course layout is quite fun with elevation changes and many sand traps! I would go back again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"improving, can be excellent if..."


Asbury's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Sprinkler system in. Formerly bankrupt, new staff working to improve conditions. Greens excellent, rest of course needs additional work. Very nice layout; here's hoping Fred Smith and Co. spend the money to make this one of the best in the RTP. Has the potential. 19th hole non-existant. Clubhouse is trailer.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"maybe someday .. this will be a good course.. Terrible Fairways/Rough"


lorestat's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/07/2015
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I had played here before, I was hoping that things had changed from a few years ago, and they have somewhat.. The Greens are very good,, The Fairways and Tee Boxes are dismal at best, just no grass and you practically need a kidney belt to drive down the fairways with. Its too bad, the course lay out is Great. Also, The pro shop, its not really anything like a pro shop, is only a place to take money and get you on the course.

I asked before I layed out my $40 if the fairways grass had come in and were in good shape, I was told yes. After the round, i asked the Kid who told me this if he had ever been on the course, he said No!! Haha. poor kid,, seems he was filling in for someone and he was from a different Fred Smith Golf course. I wonder how teh other Fred Smith Courses are... I may not try to find out.

GREAT lay out, Greens are Good...STAY AWAY because of the fairways. Too bad, this place could be a winner.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 07/11/2016

Update - 7/2016 - didn't follow my own recommendation. Greens are now getting bad as well No SAND in the traps.. Its that Bad.. I live very close and held hope, but no more.. I'm done..


Commented on 07/11/2016

Update - 7/2016 - didn't follow my own recommendation. Greens are now getting bad as well No SAND in the traps.. Its that Bad.. I live very close and held hope, but no more.. I'm done..

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I had played here before, I was hoping that things had changed from a few years ago, and they have somewhat.. The Greens are very good,, The Fairways and Tee Boxes are dismal at best, just no grass and you practically need a kidney belt to drive down the fairways. Its too bad, the course lay out is Great. Also, The pro shop, its not really anything like a pro shop, its' only a place to take money and get you on the course.

I asked before I layed out my $40 if the fairways grass had come in and were in good shape, I was told yes. After the round, I asked the Kid who told me this if he had ever been on the course, he said No!! Haha. poor kid,, seems he was filling in for someone and he was from a different Fred Smith Golf course. I wonder how the other Fred Smith Courses are... I may not try to find out.

GREAT lay out, Greens are Good...STAY AWAY because of the fairways. Too bad, this place could be a winner.


"Killer Layout"


hiltd's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This was an bankrupt developer course. Greens are usually super. Just punched recently. Fairways need lots put into it but getting better. Their growing out grass so fairways recover. Layout is never boring. This has the potential to be just an absolute killer course. Beautiful layout. I've player it several times and its always a very fast round. And I love fast rounds. Heres hoping new owners turns the corner on this course


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Good greens. Terrible fairways"


Ron5306942's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2014
Previously played

Reviewed on

Try to play it often but just can't justify what they want for what you get. Attitude of staff could be improved. Hopefully they will start putting $$ into the fairways and add water. Ground too hard for a blade. Excellent design. Could one of the top courses in the area. Did notice today they are aerating the fairways after a heavy rain. To no avail unless they put topsoil and water on the fairways.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course



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