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B-Man’s Review of Skybrook Golf Club on 5/31/24

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

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    Date: 5/31/24 Fri Afternoon
    Overall Rating:

    "Great course"
    Conditions: Good - normal wear/tear
    Pace: 4 1/2 Hours
    Cost: $85
    Username: B-Man
    Profile: Golf Addict (more than once a week)
    Handicap: 6
    Today's Score: 80
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    Skybrook is one of my favorites due to the layout and the greens. It did not disappoint this time out. The greens were in fantastic condition and not crazy fast. Conditions on tee boxes and fairways were mostly lush with just a few exceptions on the front nine.

    The opening par 4 is a cool way to the start the round as it has an elevated tee with a valley fairway that can feed the ball towards the green. However, the drainage on the hole leaves muddy, thin tracks in the fairway and near the green that take away from the aesthetics and playability of the hole.

    A few other holes on the front have similar issues around the fairways that are less than perfect, but the back 9 had no such issues.

    My other bone to pick at Skybrook is the bunkers. We teed off at 3pm so who knows how many rounds had been played that day before us, but every bunker I was in or near, it looked like no one had raked them all day. The sand in all the bunkers, greenside or fairway, is super fine grained white sand which makes shots come out very heavy or fat if you don’t hit close to the ball. It also creates fried egg lies for every shot that flies into the bunker.

    Last thing about my experience for this round… the price. $85 for a 3pm Friday tee time is very high. It seems public courses around Charlotte have done away with twilight rates altogether.

    I love the layout here and that hasn’t changed much. They have taken out the trees on the right side of the path on hole No. 3 and let the area grow wild — making this hole even more difficult than it already was since anything to the right of the path is now lost.

    The elevation changes that come into play for more than half the holes are the course’s most distinguishing feature. The closing stretch of holes, No. 14 through No. 18, is one of my favorites in the area.

    Skybrook is still one of the best public tracks in Charlotte and worth playing several times a year.

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Reply To: Aerification Dates – 2024

By cswan14 on 7/13/24

FYI - Tega did a deep verticut earlier this week and didn’t have it mentioned on their website. Rode down there today to get a road round in while Skybrook recovers from aerating only to be completely disappointed. Got a rain check at the turn…give it a couple weeks...

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By cswan14 on 7/13/24

FYI - Tega did a deep verticut earlier this week and didn’t have it mentioned on their website. Rode down there today to get a road round in while Skybrook recovers from aerating only to be completely disappointed. Got a rain check at the turn…give it a couple weeks...

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