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Waterford Golf Club


"Average"

2/25/24: Review by The Good Son

Course was in decent shape. Some holes didn't drain very well, so a couple muddy fairways were chewed up by carts. Greens were rolling well, despite the occasional ballmark that wasn't fixed. They did have a frost delay (~30mins) that slowed down the pace of play with the...

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Eagle Chase Golf Club
3215 Brantley Road
Marshville, NC 28103
(704) 385-9000
www.playeaglechase.com
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Review Rating:

4.43 stars - "Great course" (30 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $60, Weekend $82

Greens Turf Type:

Zoysia

Practice Area:

Driving range with grass tees. Putting green.

Description

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.

Notes

Affordable membership plans are available.

B-Man's Take

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.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Blue)72672372.7138
Other (Tourney)72639471.0134
Mens (White)72599269.3129
Senior (Yellow)72502566.0117
Ladies (Red)72491864.5114
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Most Recent Reviews

  • 12/20/23 - Review by dalewt43

    "Great course"

    First time out to Eagle Chase is 2023. As usual the course was in great condition. The greens were receptive and while the speed was slower than the last time I played there, they were still challenging and rolled very good. We played the course at 6394 yards. A little long for me but my grandson was the host and those are the tees he plays. While I was hitting longer irons and some 7 wood shots into the greens the course provides enough space to hit those shots. The staff at Eagle Chase is friendly and work with you when there is a frost delay to make sure you know exactly when you will go. This eliminated any group being confused until the tee times were back on schedule. My favorite hole on this course is the 14th. This hole is set up for a slight fade but don't push it to the right of the fairway, that will put you in the tree jail. The green has a trap guarding the right front but the green is pretty flat so you can play several types of shots into it. My least favorite hole is the same as the BMan, number 2. This hole has water on the left and no room to miss on the right. The visual from the tee box makes it look like there is absolutely no room to get the ball where you need it. The correct play for me is to start it down the left side of the fairway with a baby fade. The approach shot into the green is slightly uphill with water left and traps around the green. Eagle Chase is a little bit of a drive from the north side of Charlotte but well worth it.

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  • 10/19/23 - Review by B-Man

    "Great course"

    Eagle Chase was in great shape. The greens were good and consistent, not blazing fast like they sometimes can be, though. The restoration of the bunkers from 2 years ago has now really settled in and they now add to the beauty and aesthetics of the layout with the bright white sand contrasting the rolling green hills. The greenside bunker on No. 13 stands out, as it now guards the approach shot even more closely and prevents big hitters from bouncing a ball up onto the green from the teebox. The 11th-12th-13th hole stretch is one of my favorite in all of Charlotte public golf. Despite hitting the fairway, just missing the green and tapping in for a bogey, I still hate the 2nd hole. :-D The weekday morning rate online was only $48 and that qualifies as a good deal around Charlotte for this quality of course.

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  • 8/28/23 - Review by Jonny

    "Great course"

    Back here on 8/28/23 with my golf buddy Ron. He heard me talk about this place and had seen the B-Man's guide rating this place as #7 on the top 10 public courses in the CLT area. It was as good as I remember when I first played it 5/12/22. We were out at 10a on a Monday morning. It was busy but not slammed. We hit a few balls off the driving range and a few practice putts. I noticed they have a designated area for chipping which is new and a welcome addition. Hole #6 is a Par 3 with an elevated green and quite a drop to the green below. It's 142 yards from the Whites/Gold tees. It's a beautiful hole with a fantastic view in the background. Hole #13 is a short Par 4, 217 yards from the Gold. It runs along a lake on the right and has a banking fairway on the left all the way to the hole. There's a green side bunker on the left approach and water on the right as you approach the green. A note worthy hole which is a lot of fun and great bird opportunity for a Par 4 Hole # 15 is a monster! I hope you brought your hiking shoes! It's 321 yards from the Gold and there is barely a level spot in the fairway. It's banked on the right side and a steep grade you want to avoid. Within about 100 yards of the green, the elevation increases dramatically so you may not even see the top of the pin. You will def not see the green until you climb the steep hill to get to green level. It's probably one of the most challenging holes I've ever played. They course was in excellent condition even though they did a 'lite punch' about 2 weeks ago. It didn't noticeably impact play. The clubhouse is on the smallish side as they don't have a lot in the way of hot food options. They do have a warmer for hot dogs and a cooler for cold sammies. At $39 for a Vet rate, I thought it was an excellent value. It's def not a course you want to walk unless you're preparing for a Triathlon. If you are not fit, I would not recommend playin the full 18 holes in the high heat and humidity of the summer. You'll be OK with the front 9. Some of the cart paths have new asphalt since I last played though there are still areas on the front where it's gravel only. They got quite a bit of rain the day before so the bunkers were a little suspect with packed sand though there was no standing water that I could tell as I was only in one bunker :) It's in the beautiful rural and rolling Piedmont of NC and very remote which is part of the attraction for me. It's a golf trip you plan and not a 'spontaneous' golf outing for most. It's situated in the foothills of the Uwharrie Mountains which has a peak at High Rock of 1,200 feet so that will give you an idea of the elevation. From my house in Fort Mill, SC it's 33 miles and a solid hour drive which goes through 'downtown' Monroe. If your coming from Charlotte, you might do it quicker since you can access off highway 74 and if you take the bypass, you'll avoid a lot of the Monroe traffic.

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  • 7/29/23 - Review by Mike

    "Best of the best"

    Great conditions. The greens were a tad slower than they were the last time I played here a bit more than a month ago. That was a good thing because the last time they were somewhat solid and I think the aeration obviously worked that out. They're in great shape. Fairways and Tee Boxes are in the conditions you would expect from a top course. This one is a challenging course. There are a few holes to keep in mind. Keep cart speed in check on down hill paths, as the brakes on their cars are soft. The aforementioned #2 is indeed a challenge. If anything, you need to aim for the bunker and gently fade it. A straight shot in that direction will not make you pay until you get above 320 yards or so. A straight snot aimed slightly to the right is optimal, but approach with caution as the water is in play. Another one is #5 that has an island of woods after a steep drop, so keep to the left if at all possible. It takes a 270 yard drive to carry it into the crap. Long hitters are better off with a 3 wood, but a driver on a draw is less likely to be punished. Just not too far left. #11 is pretty straight forward, but water is in play for your 2nd shot, and a layup is a smarter play. That said, if you want to go for it, pick a little more club and the back side of the green is on a steep uphill, so over strikes won't be punished terribly. #12 is bloody murder if you miss it anything other than short and slightly left. To the right and it'll bounce out of bounds. To the left and you're hitting it out of the garbage. I missed this one AGAIN today and ended up with a 6. I barely missed O.B. and chunked it out of the weeds with the weed whacker (lob wedge). #13 is fun or frustrating. It is within reach for long hitters. If taking the chance, the desired path is a fade into the hill so it bounces and feeds into the green. Anything else is 99% going into the water, so you've got to have control; otherwise don't bother. But it's tempting. :D Other than that, everything else is pretty straight forward. :) It is a fun course, but also very challenging.

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  • 7/12/23 - Review by skwahder

    "Best of the best"

    Definitely a course you should go play. Always in great shape. The greens and fairways are as good as it gets in the area.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 08/20/23 - B-Man posted "Rates Increasing... et tu, Eagle Chase?"

    I just happened to notice tee time rates at Eagle Chase this weekend were north of $70. So that made me investigate. Their web site still shows $45/$52/$72 as the Weekday/Friday/Weekend rates, but if you look at tee times for the next week, you get $60/$70/$82. That's quite the increase, especially on weekdays when Eagle Chase used to be the value leader among the nice courses around town. Eagle Chase is still more worthy of those prices than the likes of Emerald Lake, The Divide and Olde Sycamore to name a few, but the increase leaves a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. Hopefully, they will put the extra revenue back into the amenities to crank them up a bit with a nicer clubhouse, maybe add a bar. Thoughts?
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  • 04/28/14 - panthersfann55 replied to "Eagle Chase"

    biggest thing is to take an extra club or 2 on certain holes. on #4 1 extra, #5 2 extra to the middle, #6 go with your gut its all downhill it does play it's true yardage, #9 one extra from the fairway, #11 go for the green in 2, #15 2 extra, 17 1 extra if u end up by the drain on the right. played this past fri and greens were quick. don't over think it focus on speed. the practice green reflects the course greens which is very rare.
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  • 03/11/13 - DrSchteeve replied to "Eagle Chase"

    Eagle Chase will be redoing their greens in April. Changing to some type of zoysia, which supposedly does well in heat, requires little watering, grows in both shade and sun. They will be softening the contours of 4 greens - 2,3,12, and 14. Supposedly the whole process will take only 32 days. Now if they could only do something with the cart paths...
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  • 02/22/12 - B-Man replied to "Eagle Chase"

    I received a quick reply from Wally Moore, the general manager, and he simply said "We are not closing."
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  • 02/22/12 - PT replied to "Eagle Chase"

    I have heard an unconfirmed rumor that Eagle Chase will be closing. I hope this isn't true as it would be a total shame to see this happen. Does anyone know if this is a truth or not?
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Waterford Golf Club


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2/25/24: Review by The Good Son

Course was in decent shape. Some holes didn't drain very well, so a couple muddy fairways were chewed up by carts. Greens were rolling well, despite the occasional ballmark that wasn't fixed. They did have a frost delay (~30mins) that slowed down the pace of play with the...

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Leatherman Golf Range – Trackman

By The Good Son on 2/26/24

Anyone have the scoop on the trackman range leather is installing? Is it for the entire range or will they keep some non-trackman tees? They posted the following on their site with their modified hours: Leatherman Golf installing 23 Trackman Range hitting bays. This exciting...

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