Scotch Hall Preserve
|Green (W)||72||6073 yards||77.4||145|
|Burgundy (W)||72||5330 yards||73.1||130|
|Palmer M: 77.1/146||414||420||205||390||612||428||172||552||451||3644||443||523||331||404||233||462||445||207||570||3618||7262|
|Silver M: 75.3/142||402||407||195||381||594||402||161||538||436||3516||425||506||321||391||206||445||421||189||554||3458||6974|
|Cherry Hills M: 73.8/138||402||407||182||356||561||381||146||494||436||3365||425||506||296||358||175||445||361||189||554||3309||6674|
|Blue M: 72.7/135||377||378||182||356||561||381||146||494||369||3244||393||469||296||358||175||415||361||167||491||3125||6369|
|Green M: 70.9/132 W: 77.4/145||364||358||152||332||561||365||146||480||358||3116||375||452||289||343||175||355||361||144||463||2957||6073|
|Birkdale M: 69.1/128 W: 75.3/137||364||327||139||332||464||365||124||480||358||2953||330||403||289||305||175||339||332||144||425||2742||5695|
|White M: 67.4/124 W: 73.1/130||321||327||139||294||464||315||124||434||306||2724||330||403||266||305||108||339||332||98||425||2606||5330|
|Troon M: 66.1/120 W: 71.3/126||321||273||139||294||406||315||124||434||300||2606||239||403||266||305||108||339||249||98||425||2432||5038|
|Yellow M: 63.1/114 W: 67.2/118||222||273||92||290||406||219||124||351||300||2277||239||397||190||265||108||250||249||95||357||2150||4427|
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How close can u get!!! No 17 Par 3 Photo submitted by clfalkiner
Number 9 par 4. Photo submitted by JustaGOONER
Number 14, 230 yard par 3 from the tips. Photo submitted by JustaGOONER
Number 5, 612 yards from the tips. Par 5. What a hole.... Photo submitted by JustaGOONER
Number 12, par 4. Photo submitted by JustaGOONER
Great Design but...
I loved the layout of the course. Generous fairways, not overly complex greens, and nice rough. The tee boxes, fairways, and rough were in great shape. For the most part, the pace of play was good. We had two groups of 3 and caught up to a foursome at the turn that had just finished up a three hour front 9. We know this because as we caught them, we let a twosome of locals pass through that had already played through them once. So instead of waiting on every shot, we played all 6 together and kept pace with them. Since we were there for the weekend and had unlimited plays, this wasn't a big deal for us.
Now for the bad. Several greens were completely gone. I mean they were hit it and hope it stays close to the line you intended. Not really sure how they lost them as most of the greens were good but I guess the weather had something to do with it.
Also, the bunkers need a lot of work. Some had sand and some didn't. Some were raked and some weren't. As there are a lot of bunkers on this course, it makes it difficult to play when they're so hit or miss.
This was our second year visiting Scotch Hall and staying in one of the villas. I'm not sure if we'll return next year as I've seen a significant deterioration from last year to this and I feel it's a trend. For a weekend getaway with the guys, Scotch Hall is a bargain. But there's a limit to my penny pinching.
Oh and if you go to the bar after you play, don't let the bar manager know anyone in your group had drinks on the course. She's one of the most unfriendly people I've ever met. She will cut your whole group off. Think soup knotsy from Seinfeld.
many pros but some cons
First time playing the course. Loved the layout, pace of play was great as we rarely saw another person. Free range balls, bottled water on course, carts with tees and GPS were all positives. On-course restrooms were clean. Pro shop guy was very friendly.
Okay, now the cons. While the fairways were in nice shape, some of the greens were spotty at best and 4 greens were totally unputtable. The bunkers are all beyond terrible as they are not even trying to fix them. The GPS in our cart did not work and the scorecard had no illustrations of the course. No idea what each hole featured.
I realize they have suffered from some tough weather. In speaking with the proshop the bunkers are at a standstill until they determine the proper course to repair them. This could be a fantastic place to play but I cannot recommend it to anyone with their current conditions/problems.
The layout of this course is great. Generous fairways, some great views and lots of different hole designs. That's all the positives. I do appreciate the toll the weather took on many courses in the area and the south in general....however 6 greens still in marginal to bad condition. Not a single playable trap on the course. At least 40% with standing water in the trap. None had been conditioned or raked. Yes you can say the course cant control the weather.... however they do control their pricing and they do control notification of course conditions. No one including the general manager seemed interested in the feedback on the course. Perhaps a great tract at other times, but not right now.
Worth the drive from RDU. LOVE the course.
I live in Durham. Headed out to OBX yesterday and Decided to stop in between to play golf. Played Scotch Hall before Last September. Remember it very well and being in great shape. Every hole is different; very beautiful course on the Albemarle Sound. Got to use every club in the bag which I like. Will make this 2.5 hour drive on a weekend to play again.
Why the course is real good the service and friendliness of the staff was outstanding (especially
Savanna and Sommer (sp)). They went above and beyond to ensure my cell phone (left in the cart) was returned at no cost to me. These two are a big reason that I will return to the course in the near future and thank them personally if possible.
asst superintendent unprofessional behavior
Golf course is great but interaction with rude and unprofessional asst superintendent ruined a great golf day.
Living in Chesapeake, it takes a good hour and a half to make the journey to Scotch Hall. I can promise you it is worth the drive! Scotch Hall is first class with great amenities. The staff is extremely welcoming, restaurant is great and clean, and the golf course is awesome! Course was in great shape with only a few bad spots that do not effect your round whatsoever. If you are on the fence being skeptical about driving so long for your round, don't be. It is definitely worth it as it is better than anything else in the VB area. I cant wait to return!
Awesome track tucked away on the sound. A fe holes had some fairway issues but overall the ball sat up like it was on a tee. The layout was extremely fair but still challenging. Greens were perfect speed and rolled true. It was extremely windy but that just adds to the links feel. Overall it was a top 3 track for me.