Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

3.6443705882 3.6 stars from 5 (336)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6965 yards
  • Slope: 142
  • Rating: 73.4
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire required.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6965 yards 73.4 142
Players Course 72 6398 yards 72.0 138
Blue 72 6398 yards 70.7 132
White 72 5673 yards 67.7 117
Red (W) 72 4756 yards 68.1 120

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 336 Reviews
5 stars:
104
4 stars:
151
3 stars:
51
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

285 out of 334 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers water hazards   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Made us skip a hole"


paulreed13's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in pretty good shape. However, they did make us skip a hole because they were lightly punching the greens. Still made us pay full rate, and didn’t seem to care that we only played 17 holes. Customer service was surprisingly lacking in a day and age when golf courses are going out of business.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


bilsky805's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good Course to play and course was in good shape. Only thing I'd say was give me a heads up that greens are being aerated since this seemed like a last minute update for us from the Ranger prior to tee off.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very nice layout"


send2bart's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has a very nice layout. Maybe 1 or 2 holes that are a somewhat awkward. But the rest of the course is fun to play. The greens are slow but, once you figure that out you should be able to putt well. The greens are generally pretty big with some undulation. But because they are so slow, you have to putt through most of the break. They do a great job trying to keep the greens in good shape in the summer heat by keeping them watered. This means your approach to the green leaves lots of ball marks. Unfortunately, too many golfers do not repair their ball marks and that has taken it's toll on the greens. That's not the course's fault! Come on, people, REPAIR YOUR BALL MARKS!!! Other than that, it's a very nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Juliawest's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape! Make sure to get a score card w layout of holes. Lots of water in play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 07/11/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Great Choice"


Christophe2453357's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the layout and the course conditions were very good. One of the better courses I've played in the Charlotte area.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 07/11/2018:

Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore and rating the course 4-stars!


u000007647030's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review!

"Greens need help"


Speedrix7's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/27/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fairways were in good shape, and tee boxes were in good shape, greens need some work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 07/02/2018:

Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore and sharing your feedback!

"excellent conditions"


roundingrun's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

i was down in sunset beach and played Leopard's chase, river hills, and crow creek Friday, sat, and sunday. played OS Monday, and it was in better shape, by far, than those other 3 courses. staff was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 06/29/2018:

Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore and sharing your 5-star experience!

"Get a clue"


Christophe9864034's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

My father and I had a 9:06 tee time. After some range time, we crept up to the 1st hole at 8:55. Golf Now had the time scheduled for 1-2 players, so I booked for 2 players. We’re about to tee off at 9:06, when the “ranger” comes speeding up saying he was going to pair us up with two other gentlemen. Right away, I was like seriously?!!! There is no one around us. At the second hole, I got a bad feeling when are playing partners hit two-three balls off the tee. They completed slowed everything! No clue what they were doing. After a tortuous front 9 that took three hours, we decided just to play through when the ranger came speeding over that we needed to pick up the pace. I kindly put the ranger in his place and told him he needed to speak to the other gentlemen who were hitting two-three balls pee hole and looking for the balls in the woods as if they were made of gold. Another issue was the awful greens that had sand on each hole. Poor course management indeed. Real simple...Do your job!! Avoid this course and head to Enerald Lake a few miles away. Impeccable greens!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 07/02/2018:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Please feel free to reach out to the pro shop to discuss your experience.

"Greens are too soft, otherwise good course"


Tyler5230445's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I play out here at least once a month. They charge a little too much for the course conditions compared to courses nearby. They have a great layout and good off course amenities. The fairways are green and in good condition.

The greens are spotty at times and are very very soft. Even chips leave divots. Doesn’t look like many players fix them and they are massive, so it’s bumpy and the greens are slow! Need better management of the greens, will probably start dying as it heats up.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 06/29/2018:

Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore and sharing your feedback on course conditions. See you soon!


u784750600's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/21/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 06/29/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review!

"Great Course"


rj2019's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some greens were in need of work. Players can help by repairing ball marks.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 06/29/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


u249074812's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 06/12/2018:

Thank you for the 5-star review!

"Slowest round ever played."


Stephen9762739's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course but pace of play was unexceptionable. Tee time was just after 1:pm and we didn’t finish until after 6;30pm. Ranger was rude, and did nothing to speed up the round. The 2 groups ahead of us, and everyone behind us were wating 10-20 minutes on every tee box from hole 3-18 (and no ranger after the first 3 holes.) We tried calling the pro-shop multiple times to get some help and no one answered? I was on the fence about joining as a member, but after this experience, I don’t see any value.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 06/05/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and course recommendation! We hope you'll reconsider joining us as a member. See you soon!


u9317752's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/13/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore and rating the course 4-stars!



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 05/16/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review!



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall nice course, good layout and not too long. Greens in poor condition though, with weeds and nearly bare spots on a few. Otherwise, would have easily been 5 stars.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 05/08/2018:

Thank you for taking time to rate the course! Your feedback on course conditions is greatly appreciated. See you soon!

"Course needs help"


u025241379's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We have played Olde Sycamore a half dozen times over the last 3 years. Have always found it to be a nice course with a nice layout. This trip will be our last for a while however since the greens were in terrible condition and the pace of play was ridiculous.

Greens: Bare in spots, very bumpy in other spots making reading the lines and speed impossible. We joked all day that the ball was bouncing so much it felt like we putting in the rough. The weeds and different grasses made it very unattractive. We asked a ranger what the deal was and he said the weather has caused the inability for anything to grow. Sorry, don't buy it. The odd spring weather might be causing the greens not to be lush and perfect, but to have a ball bounce the way it did on every green is not acceptable.

Fairways were in decent shape, tee boxes needed work. Sand traps were decent.

Pace of play: took us 4 hours to get thru 13 holes and we quit due to the poor conditions...my wife and I asked each other, "With the way the ball is rolling, why bother." There were rangers out there and they said they were trying.

Everyone was very nice this day, which is a change since the staff in the clubhouse is usually on the rude side. That was a nice change. What was not a nice change was the egg shells and foot long hair that my wife found in her egg salad sandwich. A shell can be expected from time to time, but hair? Disgusting. I pay $8 for a sandwich, I expect it to be edible.

We might give it a second chance in a few months, but it is going to be hard after this last experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 05/08/2018:

We're sorry to hear about your experience with us. Our rangers expressed concerns about the weather and the pace of play. Heading into the summer season, our staff looks forward to improved course conditions. As for your sandwich, we hope you brought this to the attention of the wait staff. If not, please feel free to reach out to the pro shop. Thank you for golfing with us and taking time to share feedback.

"WORST greens in Charlotte!. Terrible experience. Beware!."


zjuanz's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Absolutely the worst golfing experience. The pace of play was very slow. The ranger harrased our group on the very first hole, even though the group in front were just walking off the green;he demanded us to hit into them. The ranger and starter were very rude and condescending. That is unacceptable. The greens are in terrible shape and by far the worst I have played in the Charlotte area. Definitely not worth half of the $70 they charge in greens fees. Stay away and spend your money somewhere else.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 05/01/2018:

Your feedback on greens conditions is greatly appreciated. We're sorry to hear about your experience with the starter and ranger. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

"Nice Day Out"


ewagner1262's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Had a great time being on the course with my son and were paired up with two really nice gentlemen. The weather was pleasantly cool with a nice overcast.

The course overall was in decent shape considering all the rain over the two days prior to playing. It was cart path only for good reason. Many of the greens though were lacking grass and made for some interesting putting. Play was very slow because we tee'd off right after the start of a church golf tournament.

All in all, I'd play the course again for the price. The layout challenges me and makes me use most of the clubs in my bag.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 05/08/2018:

We're happy to hear you and your son had a nice day of golf at Olde Sycamore. See you soon!


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