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120 Reviews (120)
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6649 yards
Slope 144
Rating 72.0
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The Rock Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 6649 yards 72.0 144
Gold 71 6140 yards 69.6 134
Gold (W) 71 6140 yards 75.8 150
Green 71 5560 yards 67.4 125
Green (W) 71 5560 yards 72.8 145
White 71 4786 yards 64.2 113
White (W) 71 4786 yards 68.1 129
Scorecard for The Rock Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.0/144 480 197 463 383 155 456 395 189 640 3358 389 150 422 409 316 367 551 177 510 3291 6649
Gold M: 69.6/134 W: 75.8/150 440 178 455 343 128 411 366 169 588 3078 365 140 396 383 287 332 510 158 491 3062 6140
Green M: 67.4/125 W: 72.8/145 408 154 415 307 119 365 339 146 490 2743 327 125 382 355 262 304 470 140 452 2817 5560
White M: 64.2/113 W: 68.1/129 346 135 327 276 111 324 294 129 437 2379 289 110 368 257 182 266 434 121 380 2407 4786
Handicap 7 15 5 11 17 3 9 13 1 10 16 8 6 14 12 2 18 4
Par 5 3 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 35 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 3 5 36 71

Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round
Architect Nick Faldo (2004)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts 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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Regular golf attire is required, which excludes denim garments, cut off shorts, work boots, or high heels.

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Reviews

4.3
120 Reviews (120)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 11
Patio Dining 11
Dinner 9
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 21
Bunkers 18
Undulating Greens 15
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 19
A Weekend Splurge 12
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 15
At a Resort 13

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Make good shots or pay sir nick

Sir nick has make a nice track its fricken hard make good shots or pay the piper

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Faldo's Folly

Very difficult course for mid to high handicap players. Terrific shape even with freshly punched greens. Well named and interesting design. It demands another play because now you know what to avoid and where to aim. Many carrys are just too long for the average player. Many greens are huge and create bug time 3 putt potential.

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

Rugged and challenging

The course is very picturesque and though fairways are wide enough, there isnt much forgiveness off them. Conditioning and greens were excellent. We played at 730am and there was no food available and didnt see the cart until 11 - also water on only 2 holes so come prepared. Overall, a must play in the area.

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

Terrible Beauty

Fantastic course but it beats you up if you’re not careful and a very good putter

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

A must play for any player that loves the game

A must, I doubt you'll find a more beautiful and challenging public course than this around. Every hole would be another courses signature hole for them.
Now for your warning, I'm an above average player (I think) high 70's to low 80's, this course was tough I was no where near those scores but I loved every minute of it. We played the golds and and every time we stepped on to the tee decks we were in awe of the layout. really makes you think about your game and works your concentration level. In immaculate shape an the greens are pretty slick, you have to have some touch around them.
The staff was amazingly friendly and always smiling and helpful. Which always help. I looked at the specials they have during the week and the prices are incredibly affordable for any golfer to experience this caliber course. So my advise is to pack a few extra balls, charge your phone (to take some amazing pics) and get out and play it. It's a no brainer. Good Luck

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I typically play this course 3 to 5 times s year and although it can punish you the the layout and views are second to none. Greens are always fast and true. Par 3s are short no matter what tee you play. Great place

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

Good looking course, tough layout, smaller green, too much up and downs. Very tough to score. Par is a good score.

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

Enjoy

Super nice course greens r fast want to play it again too see of i can do better really enjoyed the round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

The Rock has lost its lustre

We played yesterday and what should have been a pleasant day - became a day of frustration. Highlights include;

There was no starter - when we drove up to the 1st tee there were 5 carts before us. Eachgroup played as soon the preceding team was out of reach
There was no course marshall - Pace of play extremely slow.
Our round was 6 hours.

Course is in poor condition - greens fair.

It appears that course management has determined the season is nearing end and have stopped maintaining the course and are managing operations on minimal staff.

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

Golf Now

Love the course but only play because golf now makes it affordable

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad weather

We've played this course before and it's beautiful unfortunately this time we got rained out after only six holes there was standing water on all the fairways and the course should have been closed before we started due to lightning in the area I felt we were treated kind of like second-class citizens in the Pro Shop due to the fact that we were on a golf now hot deal

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A course you love to hate

Don't know why I like this course. Very very tough, with some holes unfair. But I keep coming back. Beautiful scenery and something about it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Challenging

Second time in 10 days - MUCH more manageable with prior knowledge. Score improved by ten strokes just knowing where to aim - especially on the "blind" holes.
Great value at the "hot deals" price. Slope is 125 from the white tees - 5600 yds

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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