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4.1
380 Reviews (380)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
164
3 Stars
38
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
13
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.1
93.3%
Recommend this course
349 out of 380 reviews
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4.2
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.9
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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4.0
43 Reviews (43)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
3.7
Value
3.7
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.3%
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41 out of 43 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6970 yards
Slope 137
Rating 73.5
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Rocky River Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 72 6970 yards 73.5 137
Green 72 6450 yards 70.9 130
White 72 6028 yards 69.0 125
White 72 6028 yards 75.2 140
Burgundy 72 4754 yards 68.4 119
Scorecard for Rocky River
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 73.6/139 422 437 555 387 178 389 404 430 406 3608 169 386 548 400 350 170 413 354 572 3362 6970
Green M: 70.8/133 360 416 509 372 156 357 341 421 379 3311 159 377 534 385 305 140 396 342 501 3139 6450
White M: 68.2/124 W: 74.1/134 355 351 499 332 145 346 336 378 352 3094 133 352 512 360 284 128 352 321 492 2934 6028
Burgundy M: 63.8/102 W: 67.2/116 294 310 432 246 109 232 278 278 297 2476 84 210 405 270 211 68 308 257 465 2278 4754
Handicap 7 1 5 13 17 15 11 3 9 18 8 2 10 12 16 6 14 4
Par 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 4 36 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Golf Season Year round
Architect Dan Maples

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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Reviews

4.1
380 Reviews (380)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 21
Patio Dining 13
Brunch 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 34
Forced Carries 25
Undulating Greens 25
This course/club is great for:
Locals 35
Advanced Golfers 26
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 37
Near Local Attractions 37
Worth the Drive 16

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0

Way over priced

This is a great course, but way over priced for a municipal owned course.why not a $25 rate for seniors during the week like all other courses in the area. We drive 15-20 miles to play other courses for much better value. This course is only 3 miles from my house.

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

This course has great features

My favorite course in Charlotte. Unfortunately this particular day was on a Monday and they scheduled a small outing in front of everyone. 18 holes took us 6 hrs to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Staff sucks

Greens are great, but the staff is horrible! Not worth the money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great outing

Love the course and staff looking forward to our next outing

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Previously Played

Slow Play

Greens were excellent ....It’s been wet so the course is soggy but in good shape ...Pace of play was the issue ...It was cart path only so that didn’t help but NO ranger moving groups along caused an over 5 hour round which is ridiculous and mind numbing ...The course layout isn’t easy and the whites are too long they need to offer gold senior tees to move a few of the 150 yard drivers along

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

I absolutely love this course. The greens are almost always in perfect condition however they have gone ADD on the tree cutting. Some of the holes they have cut down so many trees that it’s taking away from the character of the golf course. Would love to see them spend less time on trees that are irrelevant have more time on maybe putting some French drains in certain fairways such as number 18 to allow for better drainage. Also would love to see them put a few more dollars into the driving range. We hit off the mats almost the entire year last year with balls that were found in the woods. But all this aside it is still my favorite golf course in the area. Please redirect a little focus on a few more in Porten things.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

2 inches of rain the day before made the day cart path only. Most tee boxes and several fairways were still very wet. Not much course could do about this as mother nature rules. Layout is great and greens in great shape in the middle of winter

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Fun Layout, but Soggy Conditions

Rocky River is an interesting layout, with the front nine more of an open links-style course and the back nine more tucked in the woods. Most holes were well designed with plenty of challenges. Pretty neat playing in the backdrop of the Dragway and Speedway as well. On this day, conditions were soaking wet as it has rained several days prior, and it was cart path only which slowed play, but we still finished in 4:30. I also read it can get pricey in the summer (over $60). And the amenities leave something to be desired (older clubhouse, no chipping area, irons-only range). It's a fun course, though, and definitely worth a play as it's on the nicer side of public courses in the area.

OVERALL: 7.2/10

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

great course,

I always enjoy playing at rocky river. Even though course was wet from all the rains of late, greens were in excellent shape .
pace of play was a little slower as there were holiday golfers playing hack golf.
It was an enjoyable round with wide fairways on front nine.
negtives - no beverage cart , wet areas and pace of play. Otherwise perfect

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course in Concord

Quality course. Carts with digital course and proximity sensors. Greens are well kept. Personnel is friendly. Driving range and putting area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Despite some light rain and high winds during play, the course held up well and the greens were in the best shape of any course in the Charlotte area. The course layout is good and the overall course condition is excellent. We’ll play again whenever possible.

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
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A Great Value

I played Rocky River Municipal GC yesterday for the first time and had a great experience. I went out as a single and was partnered up with three other avid golfers who were also playing there through the GolfNow website as I was.

The course, set in the shadow of the Charlotte Speedway in Concord, was 25 minutes from Uptown where I was staying. At $32, including cart, it was a hard offer to resist. They have a driving range (horrible balls, but only $5 more), and an excellent putting green. The halfway house offered a hot dog, beer, and chips for $9.50. The layout was interesting, winding through full grown forests, and the green tees were 6,450 yards. With minimal roll on the dormant (brown) fairways it played a bit long for me as I typically drive the ball 210-220. When I return I will play the white tees at 6,000. The greens were near perfect and running at about a 10 stump meter. There was little grain on the Bermuda surface which was amazingly smooth. Every put had an extra 2-3 feet of roll and I had to adjust from my usual bent grass surface. The conditioning was so-so but not out of line for a heavily played muni layout.

I would return and recommend Rocky River to my golfing friends and family.

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

Ruff rough, this Bermuda is thick

But hit it in the fairway or bunker and it’s like golfing in April. Fairways and greens were in great shape. Greens pitted true, consistent and a little fast. They held irons well, but it would be nice if more golfers would take advantage of th free divot tools.
I found 7-8 balls just walking the rough looking for mine. Of course I lost about 4-5 of mine I was sure I’d find them a couple club lengths off the fairway.
One thing I’d like to change here is what you pay. I booked a hot deal, but could have paid a cheaper rate as a walkin. We had that happen a couple times over about 8 rounds here this year. Don’t get me wrong, the course is absolutely worth the money paid, I just like to feel like a hot deal really is one.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course!

The course is in great playing shape. Fairways, rough and greens are pristine. Greens are excellent and rolling smoothly. I've played this course regularly over the last three years. It's always in great condition. Highly recommended!

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

Great course

Course is in very good shape. There are no houses on the course, but plenty of hazards and forest areas on every hole. Keeping the ball straight and in play is a must. The greens rolled well. The only thing I didn’t love were how hard the greens were. They still held on full wedges, but it was difficult to stop short shots close. Pace of play was good. And the value was exceptional.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice course next to Charlotte Speedway

Good layout. Not overly difficult, but you need to hit a few different shots.

Greens were excellent. Fairways very good. Tee boxes could use a little TLC, but were acceptable. Bunkers were good as well.

Staff was very friendly. Price of $69 on Saturday morning was fair.

Nice clubhouse with a well stocked pro shop.

Overall it was well worth playing. I enjoyed the course. Thank you.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course But Has Some Issues Right Now

First off the course is pretty and the layout is nice. They have some dead spots on their greens and some areas in the rough that have dead or no grass. We have also had lots of rain over the last week and all of the bunkers were washed out. Plus the sand in many of the bunkers is strange and more like dirt. The $69 price on the weekend is nowhere near worth that price. If you can get a round for around 45 bucks during the week or better yet on the weekend, then go for it. But this course is not a course that is worth $69. One other issue the course is having right now is that several of the tee boxes are dead as well. For the most part the greens are in good shape, but some of them do have dead spots on them as well.

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