Anderson Creek Golf Club

3.8118294118 3.8 stars from 5 (70)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7215 yards
  • Slope: 144
  • Rating: 75.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

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

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required. No jeans or t-shirts.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7215 yards 75.1 144
Blue 72 6672 yards 73.0 140
White 72 6179 yards 70.5 129
Gray 72 5864 yards 68.8 124
Gray (W) 72 5864 yards 74.0 142
Red (W) 72 4986 yards 71.4 127

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.6 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 70 Reviews
5 stars:
27
4 stars:
34
3 stars:
8
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

62 out of 68 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks  

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"Great warmup for Pinehurst area courses"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Designed by Davis Love III, Anderson Creek sits on a beautiful piece of property, meaning the course has a number of picturesque holes. It's also as difficult a course as you want to make it, depending on the tee selection. Besides the rolling topography, greens complexes are probably the most interesting part of the course with plenty of undulation and interesting pin placements.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




u110021310's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/27/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Tight fairways, quick greens"


u844358462's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Anderson Creek has a very tricky front 9, the greens are big. Although they were just treated the ball was rolling fairly decent. I really like the course when I can control my driver! I typically am a 3 or 4 handicap, but this course beat me down with the long par 3s and complex lay out


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Meodicre Sandhills option"


Maddognc1954's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Course in shoddy shape, I give it a C-. Greens slow and poorly maintained. Tboxes were good, fairways ok but show years of neglect in many areas. Bunkers were fair they had been raked. The layout is great, in my mind their biggest asset. Staff was friendly and the service and food in the grill were good. I won't make the trip again until I hear conditions are improved, their are better options in the area with higher QPR.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



Jordan5484301's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Post Downpour Round"


nageln's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2017
Previously played Walked Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played this course on a Friday after heavy morning rain, so instead of playing cart path only they let us walk. The ProShop guys are very accommodating and gave us a great rate considering the weather. Biggest downside was seeing how poorly the bunkers drain on this course. The layout is phenomenal and a true championship course with extremely challenging bent grass greens that undulate dramatically. It appears that after Davis Love III gave up management of the course the upkeep has struggled. You can see this course is in dire need of a cash infusion to renovate. I recommend getting out and playing it very soon before its no longer enjoyable. With good weather and in the summer it is a great course to play, especially if you want to test your skills as a low handicapper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Anderson"


Mrusso9064's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in good shape overall. Greens were fast and steady but fairways were not in the best shape. Given that it is burnish, not surprising at this time of year. Shop folks were friendly and helpful. Overall, good experience and will be back.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Stephanie5390952's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Was a little drive from Cary but a great course - placement of holes in greens were challenging especially the first time played


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"No longer a hidden gem"


Charles6445996's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I played this course in a tournament and was really looking forward to it. When I got to the community entrance and seen the guard that had to let me in and the beautiful houses, I thought for sure this would have to be a well maintained course...boy was I wrong about that. The fairways were completely dead and it was just like hitting of dirt that was hard as a rock, the greens were in decent shape if you can miss all the unfepaired ball marks. Another thing that is terrible about the layout is the fact the houses are literally right off the cart path, this place is riddle with white stakes and if you aren't very accurate off the tee, you will have a miserable time here. I told myself after playing this course that I will never play it again, unless they start maintaining it better.


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


"Not what I thought"


Charles6445996's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I recently played this Davis Love designed course for a tournament and let me tell you, it was not what I expected at all. I arrived at the gated community and thought this place has got to be nice looking at all the gorgeous houses and security guard at the main entrance. Once I got on the course the fairways were dead and brown, it really felt like you hitting off of dirt as there really wasn't much grass at all. This course demands that you hit your drives straight, it is riddled with houses and the white stakes that line the course near those houses seem to be right off of the cart path. This gives you no room to miss at all. The greens were pretty decent minus the fact that no one seems to ever repair their ball marks. All in all I will say that I will not be back to play this course anytime soon, I have better playing conditions at my local municipal golf course for half the price.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"UNIMPRESSED & OVERPRICED"


DeanV's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2016
First time playing Walked Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Just not that great!! Greens were decent rest of course was just OK. After reading reviews I expected a lot better course layout. It was decent, but it felt like homes were close to fairways on most holes. Not worth the $40 rate they are currently charging.

Staff was very indifferent! Starter didn't say a word to me, had to track him down to ask for scorecard since I was walking. He still didn't say more then 2 words to me.

Won't be heading back to Anderson Creek.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Anderson Creek.....money!"


OMCoop's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

What a great course for the dollar! Davis Love III did a great job designing the course. I will SURELY go back and play it when I can.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Very Long, Decent Course"


LouisianaGolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I played from the back tees and i was looked at multiple times like i was a complete moron. The course is 7,200 from the back which is normal from where i am from. But the course is pretty doable. Anyway, we spoke to some members who while telling us we were crazy for playing the back, updated us on the course. They said Davis Love was no longer involved and that the course had gone way down hill in recent years. They were right. I had been told about this course for a couple months, that it was the hidden jem around here. Well it was pretty untrue. Course fairways were pretty rough, greens weren't great and bunkers were over grown and grass was all around them. Many places were hard to find the distance to the green too. If you play from the back have fun on the par 3s. I played them well but they are long. We paid $35. Thats iffy for this place. Should be $25-30 max. Plenty of nicer courses on golf now for the $35 range that i would rather play. Holes 14-18 are great and you can tell were very well designed. Could be a great course. Members out here are drinking beer and betting on holes. We luckily got stuck behind 5 Five some of drinking members coming out of the bar. All were pretty poor golfers and slow as humanly possible. We played 18 holes in 6 hours and 35 minutes. So have fun with that part of it, they also don't take care of the course at all. Divots are everywhere and the greens have divots literally covering the whole green. I probably repaired 50.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 07/08/2015

Thanks for the review. Just saw it for $25 on Groupgolfer and have heard great things in the past so almost bought. Glad I came here first.


"Sandhills Davis Love Design"


u000002057558's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Solid test of golf, in pretty good condition, leaves a problem - it's that time of year.<br/> Played on a Sat @9:30 finished by 1 - temps mid 70's<br/> good test of skills at 6400+ from white tees<br/> Put this one on your golf bucket list.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


highdraw4's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/22/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

This DL3 design is a hidden gem nestled in the woods. Great holes which plays over 7200 from the tips, with some long holes on the back. Play the right tees for your length, and you will enjoy this great golf course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointing"


Tony1988244's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/04/2014
First time playing Used cart

Reviewed on

After a day with not a spectacular amount of rainfall, the course was extremely muddy and mushy. Bunkers were horrible, staff in the snack bar were rude at the turn.

Just a bad experience.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Awesome Course-Great Challenge"


longjr7's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2014
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

WOW...this course is spectacular! I highly recommend it to any golfer looking for a fun time, on a great course that's in really good shape. Make sure you play from the right tees for your game, or you will get beat up.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Course conditions were thin"


SScrib's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There were thin and burned out areas. Conditions only average. Course complexity was good (difficult for me). Greens are large and multi-level.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"wonderfull"


u000003524007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

we played this great golf course on April 9/2014. we liked it so much we returned the next day, & the food was great. Very friendly .


I recommend this course


"tobacco road hidden gem"


u000005745393's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/10/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

played ac while fairways were still dormant; would love to play course later in the season; greens were recently punched and had not fully recovered so putting was a challenge; please tell singles that they cannot play through, especially when the course is backed-up; otherwise the wife and I had a wonderful time.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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