I know this course has been in trouble as of recent years from what i hear, but i wanted to write a review from a guy who has played all over the country and from the finest to the poorest types of courses. I moved here in 2011 and was a member at Piper Glen and now play out of Fort Mill.
I played this Waterford for the first time today.
This course is in great shape considering all the negative comments i have seen in the past.
It is a challenge and also score-able. I wouldn’t say it is target golf at all. You maybe take the driver out of your hands twice. From the back tees, Maybe one. There are risk reward shots, so sometimes 3w or less is the smart play.
The greens were in good condition. It just rained, and punched two weeks ago. But the Mini-Verde surface rolled true. No ball marks and when freshly mowed… it was fun to putt.
The Fairways were in really good shape!!! the Rough is tough, mainly cause lack of water in the area. So the ball sits down in the rough more then you want. The bunkers i didnt have to play out of and see how they added new sand. They seemed fair and could use a little TLC around the edge of the bunkers.
Only one gimmicky hole but it played fair. I think it was 14 or something like that.
This course does not have 16-18 holes with water on them, maybe only a few that it really comes into play.
All and all, it was a good course, the rates and monthly rates are a super good deal if you live close. I like that they open at 7am and since no one wants to try this course out….. not many players out there during the week from what i saw.
I try to compare this course to fort mill… its tough. They are pretty even. I give fort mill better greens, but waterford, better fairways and fringe. I like both layouts.. either course is a good course. The tee boxes on two holes could of been better, but they will. If you are walking you have a couple decent walks to a could holes but not to bad. Terrain isn’t bad if you enjoy a walk and exercise.
Good job waterford!!.. i hope you all find this helpful from a player whose review should matter 😉