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Little River Golf & Resort

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3.3
262
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
120
3 Stars
49
2 Stars
23
1 Stars
12
Conditions
2.8
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.1
72.5%
Recommend this course
214 out of 262 reviews
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4.0
1
5 Stars
0
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
5.0
Layout
5.0
Pace
5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
Recommend this course
1 out of 1 reviews
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Average Rating
3.1
19
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
4
Conditions
2.6
Value
3.2
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.1
StaffFriendliness
3.9
68.4%
Recommend this course
13 out of 19 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7018 yards
Slope 140
Rating 74.2

Editor's Note: Course closed for business in 2018.

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 7018 yards 74.2 140
White (W) 72 6430 yards 76.9 142
White 72 6430 yards 70.9 132
Gold 72 5516 yards 66.1 121
Gold (W) 72 5516 yards 71.8 129
Red (W) 72 4850 yards 67.9 120
Red 72 4850 yards 63.6 107
Scorecard for Little River Golf Resort
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Blue M: 73.5/135 396 581 336 134 334 392 200 563 411 3347 466 183 531 386 443 560 439 206 459 3673 7020
White M: 70.5/128 W: 77.5/144 371 549 329 124 315 355 177 529 374 3123 432 161 510 341 406 514 387 181 375 3307 6430
White/Gold M: 68.2/125 371 549 329 124 315 355 149 529 277 2998 281 161 510 341 351 514 356 139 375 3028 6026
Gold M: 65.9/120 W: 72.2/134 318 498 302 101 286 266 149 502 277 2699 281 130 486 324 351 459 356 139 291 2817 5516
Red M: 63.1/107 W: 68.1/124 316 494 265 74 236 204 126 349 273 2337 243 118 395 254 348 425 337 113 280 2513 4850
Handicap 14 4 16 18 10 12 8 2 6 3 17 5 13 7 1 9 15 11
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 4 3 5 4 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 2 10 18 12 16 14 8 4 9 17 5 13 7 1 3 15 11

Course Details

Year Built 1996
Fairways 419 Bermuda
Greens Crenshaw Bent
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker No
Caddies No
Golf School Academy No
Golf Simulator No
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole No

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Fivesomes Allowed No
Single Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

3.3
262

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 29
Water Hazards 26
Elevation Changes 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 30
Advanced Golfers 25
Seniors 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
Convenient to the City 16
At a Resort 12

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 10-14
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Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
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Go to Bermuda or close it....

See photo uploaded today....
They go through this every year with the greens, it seems. Instead of making a commitment to re-doing the greens, as so many other courses in the area have done, they still muddle through making a minimum effort and taking peoples money.
As others have said before me, this is one of the best layouts around but all they need to do is the greens and put sand in the bunkers and it would be, again, be a very nice course to play.
The greens as they are now are completely gone and won't be back in any kind of shape for at least 6 weeks or more. They're apparently praying for cooler weather. That's their solution.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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MikeWizHouseKey
Commented On 2018-10-03T13:07:19.000+00:00

Hey Raffcat... I see it says... "See uploaded photo today" but I do not see a photo. I am actually not sure if there is a way to upload a photo... I am curious how it looks though.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The course is a great layout, tee boxes are nice, fairways are OK, the Ruffs are way to thick, and the greens are DEAD DEAD.........

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Please Just Close the Course

Wow, this was very disappointing for someone who has played this course since it's opening. This used to be a five star course which has fallen on sad times. The greens are a mix of grab grass, dead bent grass and sand. On some greens there wasn't even a spot to place the pin in decent bent. The course should no longer be open and it takes a lot of nerve to charge folks to play. Don't waste your money on this place.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Previously Played

Stay Away

The greens are unplayable. We decided to stop playing after the 3rd hole and we went to the clubhouse to get a refund because the conditions were so poor, but we had a horrible encounter with a golf registration staff. The staff refused to provide a refund, but did offer a raincheck. Providing a raincheck would be useless because the conditions are going to be bad for a long time. The staff asked, "what did you expect for $35? and the staff's attitude was rather flippant to the situation. I will never return to this golf course. Also, I reached out to my bank start a fraud claim because at no point was it communicated to us that the conditions were this awful. Do not pay to play this course.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

No more maintenance? Terrible greens.

So I just played this course and it could be a really good course however they just let this course go... Greens had more dirt spots and weeds then their bent Crenshaw grass. Some greens seemed 75% barren, it was like a put put course on the greens with how spotty they were. They just need to get a good crew to bring this course back up to it's potential. Alot of heavy weeds, fairways weren't mowed and if they were the grass clippings were left all over the fairways, like use a bucket if you mow them. Just was disappointed in the quality but for $25 I guess you get what you pay for.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Gone Downhill

Last time we played here, the course was in great shape. The greens have gone downhill pretty bad. A lot of dead spots. Tall grass in the fairways. Overall we still had a great time playing.

Conditions Poor
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

fairways in very good condition but narrow when they didn't have to be. Rough 4 inchs and thick. aprons around greens inconsistent and not in good shape.
Greens diseased with so much brown and bare spots it was really bad. putting true to hole impossible. Sorry but for price and competitor courses available, much better choices available.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A forgotten classic

The course is less forgiving when you land in the rough, they leave it cut high which can bury your ball to where you can't see it and can lose it if you don't keep an eye on it. The areas around and the greens themselves definitely need some work. I played here a few years ago and sadly I don't think much has changed. There is still patchiness in the greens, and while they roll well, it is unsettling aesthetically. Hole placements on this course are not ideal, one hourglass shaped par 3 left you with a space of about 10 feet behind and in front of the pin at the middle location, and the fringe was practically first cut rough. Some memorable holes nonetheless, as well as some that make you think twice, since there are some hidden hazards to fall prey to.

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

Greet deal

Great layout. Fun course. Lots of elevation and a nice mix of long and short holes. Friendly staff.

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

Beautiful greens

Course was in good condition and greens were in excellent condition. I’m somewhat confused as to why on this day the course was empty, our 4some played 18 holes and never saw another golfer the entire day. Such a nice layout to not get more play.
Played the 6400 yard tees because only other lower option was 5800 yards, need another option of 6000 yards.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hope it makes it

I am a local resident in Whispering Pines and have access a all people do who live in this area to several golf courses. I have been playing Little River a few times a year for the past 10 years. I always liked the layout and unique holes on this course. I really like how the course is not lined with houses and is a very peaceful surrounding. We played last week and you could tell that they have been putting minimum maintenance into the course. Greens are pretty good considering they lost them last year. Fairways are decent. All tee boxes were total weeds. Unfortunately from what I understand the property is under control by the bank and holding on to a thread looking for another owner. I would really hate to see another course go down like the Carolina which is another good layout. They should consider doing something like they are doing out at Seven Lakes to pull more people out and charge less with some promotions. They can't expect people to pay $60 to play this course in this condition. We paid $40 through golf now so that was an OK price.

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

Funday Sunday!!

Great weather for golfing and couldn't have chosen a better golf course to play along with my husband.
The drive was forty minutes but well worth the drive. Thanks to GolfNow, they made it very affordable :)
WE WILL BE BACK!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

They are working on it.

After a couple of years trying to find a new owner, they have begun improvements. Always a good challenge, I hope they keep moving forward bringing it back.

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

Good course

Good course with a lot of varied shot making opportunities. I look forward to playing here again soon!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Friday

Played here plenty of times. Came down with some friends from Greensboro, NC on Good Friday. It was a great day to play. Weather was nice. Even though I didn't play that good, I had fun. By it being early spring the grass wasnt all green yet. But it really didn't matter it beats a day at work. All in all this is a great course to play. I was trying to show my friends some of the courses down in the sandhill area.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course well laid out

Weather not in our favor 20 mile hour winds and had rained most of the day before.
We started on back 9 I don't know way but has been this way a number of time.
Course was cart path only for good reason by it's always a nice play.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Enjoyable for this time of the year

Fun and very playable layout. Course was ok condition for this time of year. Nice staff. Worth playing for the golf now price. Good course for my wife and I to play around of golf together.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Needs work

Although the staff was very friendly, the course has fallen into disrepair. Pace of play was great.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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