A difficult review to write. Basically, the course was not in nearly as bad shape as I expected. I haven’t played in over 2 years, because I have a policy of not playing Carolina Trail courses (for reasons I assume are obvious). Since Skybrook is no longer a Carolina Trail course (still in receivership according to the clubhouse) and I have always loved the layout, I played 9 holes with my son. Teeboxes and fairways in good shape, bunkers all had sand and were raked. Rough cut, but still very difficult to find your ball (it was always like this at Skybrook, even before the decline). The greens were not good, but for the most part were playable – it looked as though they were carefully placing the pins in the best areas of the greens. There were other signs of neglect – piles of dirt, some cart paths in poor repair, but all in all, for the rates and deals now available, I will consider playing occasionally. At one time, I considered Skybrook the best daily fee course in Charlotte; hopefully, with new ownership, they can at least get back into that discussion.