A view of green with bunkers on the right at Rocky River Golf Club - Concord
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4.3
438 Reviews (438)
5 Stars
194
4 Stars
183
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
13
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
95.1%
Recommend this course
406 out of 438 reviews
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4.6
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
Recommend this course
28 out of 28 reviews
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4.5
63 Reviews (63)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.2%
Recommend this course
60 out of 63 reviews
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About

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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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.

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Most Improved U.S. Golf Courses (2016 #9)

Reviews

4.3
438 Reviews (438)

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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4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Its winter alot of rain #4 was closed do to high level of water that destroyed the green. I'm sure in the spring the course will play better. Cool fairways to play but it was muddy. Just playing golf still fun to play. Cool views the drag racing track you see John force stadium.

Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Rocky River New Years Day 2020

The course was in Excellent condition from tee to green. I always say Rocky River is one of the best public courses in Charlotte by far. Front 9 plays more open. The back 9 is more challenging but you should be warmed up to shoot well. The course has mix of dog legs and about 5 water holes. My favorite par 3’s are at #5 and #15 over water, which are short but challenging. Bring your A game and hitem well at Rocky River!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

SLOW

Midday 12:30 to be exact! A threesome in my group...behind a group of four;BUT two individuals were walking in that foursome! Longest round of my life ! No Marshall's observing pace of play! I have had high stroke rounds that made me want to QUIT the game of golf; but midday behind a walking two-some the worst! It will be a LOOOOOOOOOONG time before I can forgive Rocky River Golf Club for my sun up to sun down 18 holes of golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome public course

One of best public course around charlotte. I have played it 3 times now. Greens always good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and well maintained!

Wow, impressed by this course. Great layout and kept in great condition. A little short for my taste but I’m sure most wouldn’t have a problem with it. Only thing I wasn’t too happy about was the range balls. Time for a upgrade guys! Felt like I was hitting stones. Other than that, 5 stars. Thanks the good time!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track

Rocky River is in great fall shape. Recently did some work on bunkers, taking some out. The greens are outstanding. Every one rolled true, you just have to get on the right side of the hole because they are quick. Fairways also in good shape for this time of year.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Cart path only because of wet areas, still had a good roll in fairways. Greens were good and fast. Staff was friendly, definitely will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Rocky River is one of the best courses near Charlotte, NC. The greens are always some of the best in the area and the fairways are good as well. Bunkers have nice sand and are very consistent. Good pace of play and the staff from the cart guys to the head pro are first class. Highly recommend Rocky River as your choice to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Pace of play/NHRA

The pace of play was absolutely terrible. They booked a 2-some in the middle of like 6 foursomes. Waited on every single tee box for at least 4-5 minutes and then would wait in the fairway for another 4-5 minutes to hit approach shots. Also the drag-race is in town and the entire round of golf all we heard was drag racing. They should offer some sort of discount on these days when the drag race is in town.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tricky Par 3's

I played very well except for a pair of unforgiving Par 3's.
If you're not straight - kiss your balls goodbye!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Rocky River

Staff was AMAZING! I had an issue having enough time to get ready before my tee time and actually take a second to breath because of my daughter having me running behind. The staff completely understood and sent the group in front of me off instead to give me a few extra minutes. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Will be back for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Hot Deal on a Hot Day

Course was terrific today
My only complaint was the heat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Rocky River 3

The course is in excellent shape, there are a few holes where you cannot tell where the green is. the course is somewhat challenging and I would recommend playing it twice if you have the time. Pace of play was great as was the cost. The greens can be somewhat tricky to read as the breaks are not as large as they appear.
Overall I really enjoyed the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A fine day on a fine golf course

Rough is tough & greens are fast but overall great shape for this time of year!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lesson Learned

Do NOT play here right after a tournament unless you enjoy their TOUGHEST pin locations.
The ONLY hole with an easy pin had the tees at the TIPS!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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