This scenic course is hidden among the farms in Union County. No houses or other civilization to intrude on your round. Just golf. Plays like a mountain course, with an elevated tee or green on almost every hole. The greens were redone in Diamond Zoysia grass in 2013 and are some of the best in the area. A bunker renovation and much needed cart path re-paving were completed in spring 2022. The staff is very accommodating and I have never had a bad experience here.
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This course is a well-kept secret since it is a good 45-60 minute drive from uptown Charlotte. It annually ranks as one of the best courses in the Charlotte area as featured in my Top 10 list. It is a fun course to play with the hills and elevated tees. The zoysia greens are usually immaculate. Water comes into play on the first 3 holes and 7 of 18 overall. My favorite holes are #6 (189yd par 3 with elevated tee and pond on the right) and #13 (332yd par 4 with pond on the right). My definite hell-hole on this course is #2 - a 412yd par 4 with an elevated tee looking down on a narrow fairway with water on both sides. I would pay $5 extra to play here if I could right down par and skip this hole every time. I try to make it out to Eagle Chase a few times a year. It is affordable and kept in great shape.
Eagle Chase has gotten even better over the past year. They've completed the bunker renovations and they are excellent now. And glory be! They repaved cart paths throughout the course! I've been complaining about broken cart paths and recommending that you don't even use them for years. They finally fixed them! There are 3 covered pavilions next to the clubhouse now, including one with tables and stools for gatherings and events. It's a great place to settle bets after the round over beers. I was disappointed they didn't have any hot dogs on this Sunday. So just pre-packaged sandwiches as far as food. The fairways and greens were in fine shape. The greens were consistently good throughout. Typical speed not lightning fast. The rate was $54 for a weekend morning. That's at least $20-$30 less than other top tier public courses around Charlotte. This course and Deer Brook are the best courses for your money locally. Living uptown, Eagle Chase is now a good 50-60 minutes for me but I will continue to go back every chance I get.Read The Review
I've been reading about the B-Man's Guide to the 'Top 10 Public Courses' in the Charlotte area and this course came in ranked as #7. If you've got some 'wind shield time' take a minute and download the 'Taking Dead Aim' Podcast and listen to the B-Man and Charlie Nance talk about the 'Top 10'. It's a long haul from Fort Mill, SC. It took me an hour to get there and the return trip was and hour and one half. Can you say commitment? When you get there you'll be rewarded. This is in the 'country' and that's part of the charm. Especially if you go during the week. I felt relaxed and not rushed. It was a slow Thursday, maybe because the weather forecast was not the best. It never did rain so I had no one in front or behind me so I played a very relaxed round in 4 hours. I had a 110p tee time and I got there early and hit a small bucket for $6 bucks. They have a nice driving range and distance poles give you good aims and marks for your range finder. There is also a large practice putt area and a chipping area with a bunker. The Clubhouse Pro and Instructor is a guy named Matt who is straight to the point and very knowledgable. I was concerned about the possibility of rain and he assured me there would be an option for a raincheck no matter how many holes I played. The course is in really good condition for the most part. The Zoysia greens are large and roll very fast. There are a few holes where you simply can't see the flag or the green from the fairway. The tee boxes are well marked and in great condition. There are some Par 3's that offer elevated greens and many of the Par 4's are accessible. There are just a few little nits I have and I'm not going to make a big deal because overall this course is a great value for the money. I'm not one of those golfers that can't hit off a fairway with no grass. There is grass but it's short. The cart paths will be a challenge There are many stretches where there is no paved path, it's all gravel. There were several holes where there was ground under repair close in around the greens. I like the elevation changes. Its on a beautiful piece of land. There is a fair amount of water & on a couple of holes it will challenge your strategy for risk/reward. There are a few fairway bunkers but they are not in play for the most part. Same for the green side bunkers. In fact it looks like they have removed some of them and allowed grass to grow in. This is definitely not a course you want to walk. In many cases there is quite a distance from the green to the next tee and there is a lot of up and down hills. There is a small club house & they do have some food and hot dogs. They have several well stocked coolers with a mix of beer's and sodas. They offer a Veteran discount so I got in 18 holes for just $35.00, just a great value.Read The Review
Still one of my faves. The layout, the scenery and the greens will keep this in my Top 10. In the meantime, they have made some improvements and have some in progress that will make it even better. They are halfway through a bunker renovation with the front 9 completed and the back 9 nearly done. For now, several holes on the back have bunkers marked as Ground Under Repair until they are able to fill them in with sand – this made for a hilarious shot by one of my playing partners where he tried to chip over the left greenside bunker on 13, duffed it, bounced off the concrete bunker bottom and onto the green :-D. The bunkers that are done are niiice. Full, fluffy white sand has replaced the old, washed out red dirt bunkers. This will be an excellent upgrade. They've also reshaped and enlarged a few of them. Case in point, the aforementioned left greenside bunker on the driveable par 4 13th now extends across the front of the green. This will block a ball from rolling up onto the green, but it will also save balls from taking the left to right slope and rolling into the water. So I'd call it a good change. They've laid new sod around some of the greens and new bunkers as well. They have also dug up the pond to the right of the par 3 6th hole to put in better drainage I'm guessing. This won't change the hole but might improve the aesthetics when they are done. The Zoysia greens have matured now and they are able to keep them smooth and fast. Downhill putts – and you will have many on these greens – can be scary fast. They are in great shape. Eagle Chase used to be this hidden gem out in the Union County pastures, but with its beauty and excellent greens, word has gotten out. The course is more crowded now and the rates are going up (now $60 for a prime weekend tee time). Still, it is worth the drive and the money!Read The Review
Played here for the first time 6/19/2021. We drove an hour and half (90 miles) to play there. We had a 9:20 tee time. Course was everything we were told it would be. Course was in great condition, great greens. Lots of elevation change through out the course, $53 for Saturday morning tee time was great for being near the Charlotte area.Read The Review
Great Course - Great Greens - Horrendous pace of play. Skipped the last two holes in frustration.Read The Review