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One month left to play Larkhaven
Posted by: The B-Man
on 11/4/18 10:06pm
In case you missed this message, here's the final note from Larkhaven Golf Club: As many of you already know Larkhaven Golf Club has been under contract to sale. The final day of business...

Crowders Mountain Golf Club

255 Lincoln Academy Rd
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 734-0383
Type: Public Rates: Weekday $25-$28, Weekend $28-$38
Practice Area: This no-frills course has a putting green behind the clubhouse and a small field behind the 9th hole where I saw one golfer hitting iron shots -- but I wouldn't call it a driving range.

Course photo Description: This 60+ year old course sits near the base of Crowders Mountain in Gaston County. As you might expect, the course offers beautiful views of the mountain on most holes. Lots of elevation changes tee to green, both downhill and uphill (sometimes on the same hole). The bent grass greens are mostly small and flat but there are several sloped and tiered ones that will challenge you. The course is home to the par 5 14th hole called "Young's Revenge" - which is billed as the "Hardest Par 5 in the World" according to a sign in the clubhouse. Each hole has a signature name on the scorecard and most were very appropriate.

Notes: No coolers on the carts and no beer in the clubhouse - so it's BYOB. There are no tee ratings or slopes listed on the card. I had to find them through my GHIN handicap service.

B-Man's Take: This course is fun to play -- with many short holes that are scoreable. The elevation changes will challenge your club selection and iron game off of uneven lies. The greens are kept in good shape, but the tee boxes and fairways may be hit or miss -- and not necessarily cut. The yardages on the scorecard are all round numbers (and there was a math error on the front 9) -- so take them as "estimates". I found the course played much shorter than the card indicated. The rates are some of the most reasonable in the Charlotte area and the course gets a ton of local play. The course is not big on amenities -- no driving range, no beer, no bathrooms on the course -- but still remains a good value. The mountain views are really nice and worth the trip on their own merits. The fabled "Young's Revenge" par 5 14th is definitely a test, but seems to be enhanced by its own legend. It requires a carefully placed tee shot (likely not a driver), then another target golf second shot that will likely leave you a 140-160 yard third shot that will play 3 clubs longer because of the uphill slope. The green was peanut shaped front to back and pretty sloped as well. There are three par 3's that require carry over water -- including the tough 210 yd #3 hole and the short 135 yd #5, both holes playing significantly downhill. I've played this course only once, but loved it and will be back any chance I get.

Avg User Rating:
4 stars - "Great course" (1 review)




TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Gold)72679571.8139
Men's (Blue)72641070.0129
Men's (White)72600068.8122
Ladies (Red)72530569.0120
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