Larkhaven Golf Club

3.3951764706 3.4 stars from 5 (96)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6464 yards
  • Slope: 121
  • Rating: 70.8
  • Layout

  • 4801 Camp Stewart Rd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28215, Mecklenburg County
  • (704) 545-4653
  • www.larkhavengolf.com

Year built: 1958
Architect(s): Butch Connell
Type: Semi-Private
Style: Traditional
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: No
Simulator: No

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 72 6464 yards 70.8 121
White 72 6042 yards 68.7 115
Red (W) 72 4645 yards 67.2 110

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.4 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 96 Reviews
5 stars:
20
4 stars:
39
3 stars:
18
2 stars:
14
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

71 out of 95 reviews


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"Had not played here in nearly a decade. Will be at least that long before I do again."


Greg4473514's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

When I played this course the first time (about 10 years ago), I found it to be an interesting layout in pretty good condition, but with greens that were almost unplayably slow because, as I was informed in the clubhouse, "the members like it that way." I did not go back for nearly a decade, but finally gave it another try.

What I found was a course that was exactly the opposite in every respect: the greens were firm and fast, but the rest of the course was in miserable condition, with bare tee boxes, burned out fairways and a pace of play which was awful.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Greens are terrific"


u6558505's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Overall great value for a practice round. Play mid-day for a quick pace. Starter and snack shop super friendly and very helpful. Left a club on the course and it wasn't turned in so the clientele, or at least one of them are untrustworthy. A few challenging holes and a couple fairways are torn up and being re-planted. I find this one of my go to places.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good Time"


tmathesctcnet's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Hooked up with three guys I had not played with before. Had a great time. Hate to see this course go away at the end of the year. Pace of play was good, little slow in spots but that was to be expected on a Friday. Pipe work that affected some holes has been completed and those areas have not been sodded. Greens were in good shape and rolled true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Excellent design and challenging"


zebshue's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Enjoyed playing this course

Course has bounced back well from

utility work.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good value"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course for average golfer. Challenges on some and no frills on other holes. Enough to stay interested. The greens were true and the fairways were in decent shape.

Staff was exceptional and made the day enjoyable. This course is in it's last season and that's a shame. But progress and the value of the real estate have prevailed I guess.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Larkhaven 5/24/18"


GolfingNC23's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

This course has had to deal with the City putting a sewer line in through the middle of the course. Construction is finally over, and they have put sod down in the areas that were torn up by construction. It's still Ground Under Repair so free drops if you hit it in the sod. The fairway isn't great, there are some bare spots. The greens are awesome though. They are fast but roll true, and give a difficult challenge every time I play here. For $20 on the weekday, you won't find a course with a better value for how good these greens are.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


tmathesctcnet's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Larkhaven is a great value. Got in a round for $24. Played as a single and got around in 3 hours. Fairways are bare with spots where there was not any grass. Pipeline work going on and it altered the way you played some holes. Hate to see this course go away at the end of the year but it was good to get in a round before that happens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Needs a lot of work"


Jason1446920's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once every three months

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played here a few years ago. Course has a great layout but is in really bad condition. There is some underground pipe construction going in which has most of the course destroyed.

Payed too much money for a course in such bad condition.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I don't recommend this course


"Below average"


u164632336's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was not in good shape. There was extensive work going on wasn't listed on website. The tee box on #9 was atrocious. No grass, just bare spots and weeds. We paid $32 and it should have been 1/2 that. Sorry for the bad rating, but just being honest.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"One of the worst courses I've ever played."


lcm289's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

There was no difference between fairway or rough, no matter where your ball went you were hitting off dirt with a few exceptions of dried up grass. There was quite a bit of construction going on which was a distraction as well and the greens were basically concrete spray painted green. Out of my 18 years playing golf this course is probably one of the worst places I've had the displeasure of playing and should find new management asap.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Under construction"


scott9708395's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The entire course was being torn up with heavy machinery! The fairways were dead and the tee boxes were ruined.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


"Construction on course was rough"


Jacob1323099's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course. Wish I could have know they had construction going on.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Construction in Progress"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/23/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Holes 10, 11, & 12 closed due to course maintenance. Can replay choice of three back nine holes to make an 18 hole round. I was aware of this before booking.

Overall, conditions were fine for winter golf. Won't recommend only because of course maintenance. I understand this may be the last year of operation due to planned housing development on site.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"course is in construction zone"


spangler1957's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

was not warned of condition until i arrived. 3 holes were closed 1 par 4 played as a par 3 and 1 par 3 shortened to 60 yards. they are putting a road in the middle of the course so you also have to deal with construction equipment and debris. they are closing at the end of the year so i dont see it getting any better. they do have good deals now but i will never play again at any price!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I don't recommend this course


"Larkhaven 1-25-18"


GolfingNC23's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

Best greens in Charlotte for a public course! I played here several times during the summer and Larkhaven always has great greens. Unfortunately there is some construction going on right now and they have had to alter some holes. Honestly it doesn't affect play too much. #9 tee is like 50 yards from the green (but it was a par 3 anyway), #10 the fairway is a little obstructed (but it doesn't affect play), #12 the tee is moved up, and #18 is now a par 3. All other holes are not effected. Also because of the construction the rate is $20 on the weekdays. I played in under 4 hours. The fairways are dormant and beat down in some places, but I can deal with that for those sweet smooth rolling greens. Staff was very friendly, I will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"pick up the pace !"


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

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fivesome in front of us---shouldn't happen! plus 5some never made any gesture at all for our 2some, to play thru...........way too long of a round.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"worth getting Golf Now deal"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

played in winter-so I can imagine what it would look like in summer. greens are extremely difficult to read.

nice layout.

It is sad that this course will be closing forever, in August of 2018. I am sure the members, and those that play frequently, will be disappointed.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


u5824959's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Easy paced course. Some challenges for all players


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Perfect Greens !"


u000002925566's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wow for early November you would have thought it was the middle of the season for the greens. Great value for $32.00 and will be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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