Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

3.6486058824 3.6 stars from 5 (322)
  • 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: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 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 322 Reviews
5 stars:
101
4 stars:
144
3 stars:
48
2 stars:
13
1 stars:
16

recommend this course

272 out of 320 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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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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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
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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
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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!

"2018 Spring Golf"


dfbusser's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens where better than expected and most of the fairways were still OK but showed areas of winter kill.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/24/2018:

We're happy to hear you made it to the course for Spring Golf! Thank you for the 4-star review. See you soon!

"Beyond terrible greens"


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

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
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Reviewed on

Such a pour conditions. Greens look like they have some kind of fungus, are externally bumpy and some greens have huge patches of grass missing. I would not want to play this cours for free under current conditions. It would be nice to get fair warning from a staff, no acknowledgment what so ever. I have played this cours before and was satisfied as nothing was standing out, but this time not sure what happened. Everything seems to be out of place. Do yourselves a favor and stay away from this place for at lease couple of months, there is no way greens will be in playable conditions anytime soon.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/19/2018:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Your feedback on greens conditions is greatly appreciated.

"Good hot buy"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
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Reviewed on

Course layout is challenging and more of a target golf layout than a “grip it and rip it” course. Local knowledge would really help. Greens were in pretty bad shape. Had chunks of grass missing and were worse than the average aerated green. We will give it another chance after the course has had some time to rehab the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/18/2018:

Thank you for the review and recommendation! Your feedback on greens conditions is greatly appreciated. See you soon!

"Ray and friends"


levandowski's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful layout.Fairly significant damage to greens from disease.definitely took away from what would otherwise wold have been a great exerience. Beautiful clubhouse. Food was very good!.Nice people.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/16/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!

".slowest moving outing"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
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Reviewed on

Course was in decent shape for this time of year.

Greens need some work. My big complaint was they stuck us in the middle of an outing. Took us 6 hours to play 18.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/16/2018:

We're sorry to hear about the pace of play during your round. Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore and sharing your feedback!

"Greens need work"


u5659788's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
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Reviewed on

1st time ever seeing the greens look that bad. Still worth playing. Normally better greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for taking time to share your recommendation and rate the course 4-stars! Your feedback on greens conditions is also greatly appreciated.

"Pretty good course"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course has tremendous potential. The carts are nice. The sand traps were well taken care of. The tee boxes needed a growing season to repair themselves. Unfortunately the greens were in rough shape though. I plan on coming back in a few months and hope to see the greens have been repaired because it is a nice course and I do like the layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for the 4-star review and recommendation!


chefmask's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

Thank you for taking time to review the golf course after your round!

"Very Poor Greens"


jokerromeo13's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are in extremely Poor conditions. If putting is important to your outing, I do NOT recommend. Otherwise the course is challenging and a beautiful layout.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention.

"Worst greens in the USA"


putterboy14's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on

I have played this course many many times since 2014..it has gotten worse over the years..the green are like 25 to 30 years old. WORN OUT. JUST PLAIN AND SIMPLE GONE DOA. PLZ dig THEM UP PUT IN NEW ONES WITH BETTER DRAINAGE MORE CONSISTENCY PUT MORE SAND IN THE FAIRWY bunkers. Redo the green side bunkers total makeover tee boxes are plain dirt...NO GRASS AT ALL. HORRIBLE. STAY AWAY. THEY NEED TO SPEND SOME Csh now or go broke in a year. A NIGHMARE OF A GOLF COURSE...NO REASON to lie!!! The truth hurts great fun layout on lf my favorites in Charlotte not now..a waste of money at any price!!! Please redo your greens and all the tee boxes...


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking time to review the golf course.

"Poor greens"


u000007824218's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
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Reviewed on

The course layout is great with tremendous potential if they improved the greens. The poor dead spotted greens ruin the course. They should switch to the same greens as the Red Bridge or Eagle Chase course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention.

"Terrible greens"


memark10's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens were in terrible shape. Usually a great course to play. They should have notified customers when they make tee times.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

Your feedback on greens conditions is greatly appreciated. Thank you for playing Olde Sycamore!

"Don’t Waste Your Money (And Time)"


Doug3008077's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The greens are terrible. They really need to dig them up and start over. Every putt bounces over the dead(diseased spots).

Was a total waste of our money.

To top it off, it took 5 hours to play our round.

If you go, you’ve been warned.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

We're sorry to hear you were not able to recommend the course at this time. Thank you for bringing these concerns to our attention.

"Greens nonexistent"


Justin9912585's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/30/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

Such an interesting and challenging layout it's too bad the greens are terrible. So much dead grass you can't even put. Staff is OK, we were harassed a bit by Ranger despite being on the pace of play, fast group in front and twosome behind. Also, every pin was tucked 2 to 3 ft from age of green on a holiday. This wasn't my first time to play here and I woukd recommend golfing elsewhere.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Response from Olde Sycamore Management on 04/11/2018:

We're sorry to hear about pressure from the ranger during your round. Thank you for sharing feedback on customer service and greens conditions during your round.


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