Lochmere Golf Club
|White (W)||71||5632 yards||73.3||131|
|Red (W)||71||4677 yards||70.0||110|
|Black M: 71.6/139 W: 76.0/130||411||360||198||395||376||421||202||445||558||3366||381||164||513||378||358||360||542||193||372||3261||6627|
|Blue M: 69.5/132 W: 75.7/135||385||336||179||363||346||377||172||412||536||3106||364||151||492||338||336||319||512||172||346||3030||6136|
|White M: 67.1/123 W: 72.5/131||350||300||125||341||332||331||153||375||494||2801||342||139||453||306||288||289||454||137||326||2734||5535|
|Gold M: 64.6/112 W: 69.5/123||314||293||102||288||308||293||147||295||438||2478||263||132||441||279||281||257||376||131||314||2474||4952|
|Red M: 63.6/106 W: 67.7/123||310||239||99||286||301||287||144||292||434||2392||260||127||352||275||248||252||373||110||278||2275||4667|
Not the best around
Although the rates are cheap, there is little grass on the tees, burned out fairways, and sand all over the greens. Spend a little bit more somewhere else and have a great experience.
Bermuda not ready yet
As of 5/10 Fairways at Lochmere were still very thin. Greens and bunkers great. Tee boxes on most holes very rough. I'd recommend giving it a couple of weeks.
A very straightforward course, setup nicely for all levels of play. Greens are very nice, fairway and tee boxes likely feeling the effects of a wet Spring. I did enjoy the round, but the price is high compared to other courses in the area. You are paying to be in Cary. Try it once and see what you think.
Tuesday morning Seniors
I played behind a twosome (with no one in front of them) that took at least 2 1/2 hours for 9 holes.
Teeing area needs to be cleaned up. Broken tees all over tee areas. Grass conditions were poor. Branches all over the course. Grass needs to be fertilized.
I assume due to a wet winter/early spring the course stayed flooded and wet. Fairways have no actual grass, just crust and dirt. Only course in area not green and growing. Glad i had a good deal from Golfnow. They have a long way to go before course is close to playable!!!
Drainage Help Needed
This course had a nice layout and the greens were in good condition. Unfortunately the fairways were basically flood plains, very little grass to hit off and lots of mud. My groups opinion was that the course was not in fit playing condition after what had been recent heavy rain.
This course is a nightmare whenever it rains and was in terrible condition. Playing in wet conditions tough, however playing on a course that lacks attention and upkeep is demoralizing. Top dressing fairways goes a long way to helping prevent random bald spots in the grass.
I really wish they took better care of this course because it has a lot of character and neat design.
It's a good course to play on when it is dry for a few days. The only thing I dislike is the holes feel all the same, nothing interesting or to remember.
Recent Weather Matters Here
First, I like this course, and you probably will, too. Not too long or overly demanding on shot-making, but...
WARNING--if there has been significant rain in the 7 days before you play, this course will be boggy. I actually had two sunny days prior to my tee time, but it's simply at the low point of the surrounding topography, and while I did expect cart path only to be in effect, I did not expect to create casual water with many steps on the fairway. The tee boxes were very soft and on several holes we had to tee from well back of the box to find acceptable footing. On the flip side, the greens were in great winter shape with no moisture issues.
Again, it's a fine but not top-tier course and is reasonably priced for the area. Play it when it's dry and you'll be happy.
The course was pretty good overall. It was very wet due to the crazy rain lately but I'll definitely play again.
Super friendly staff. The course conditions were a little rough due to water and lots of play. Slower foursome walking in front of us. This course should be great by mid spring. Would def play here again.
What you expect from a $27 round
Moderate length and tight fairways make this a shot-maker's course. There are scoring opportunities on most holes if you keep it in the short grass. Water hazards on almost every hole but they don't come into play as much as you might expect.
Only critique is the lack of drainage on the course. There was standing water on nearly every fairway. Granted, it's been the wettest winter of record but I haven't experienced an issue like this at other courses in the area. A member of my group said he has played the course half a dozen times throughout the year and the fairways are always wet.
Overall: It's a good under $30 course but I probably won't be back until mid-summer after a prolonged dry spell.
Do not play here
Course in terrible shape - probably one of worst courses in the area. There are open holes in fairway that look like they go into the drainage/sewer system. Hit a drive down the middle on number one and saw ball disappear. Walk up and there’s an open drainage pipe near where ball landed. Waste of money.
The fairways were awful!! Hardly and grass. Mostly mud and and patches of hard dirt....in the fairway.
By far the worst course I’ve ever played, that’s not an understatement.