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Birkdale Golf Club


"Worth playing"

7/20/24: Review by The Don

Thought the layout was challenging, a fun Arnold Palmer design! Staff was very friendly, and course was not too busy even with a weekend tee time. it had rained a little the night before and course did not drain well. The lack of driving range is a minus, however the staff...

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Edgewater Golf Club
2380 Catawaba Ridge Blvd
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 283-9800
www.edgewatergc.com
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Review Rating:

4.16 stars - "Great course" (22 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $63, Weekend $83

Greens Turf Type:

Bentgrass

Practice Area:

The practice facility at Edgewater has 40 tee stations available and 6 target greens to take dead aim at. In addition to working on your full swing you can master your short game at the pitching and chipping area. The short game area has two bunkers, pitching tee, and target green.

Description

This course is tucked away down in Lancaster, SC and opened in September 2008. Edgewater Golf Club is an 18-hole championship golf course carved out of the rolling terrain and majestic pines of the Carolina country. It features A1/A4 Bent grass greens (similar to Augusta National's purely A1 Bent grass greens) and Bermuda fairways, rough, and tees.

Notes

Memberships offered at great prices - ~$100/mo with $16 cart fees required or $2000 annually with cart fees included.

B-Man's Take

Played this course the year it first opened and was so impressed that I make the trip a couple of times each season to play it. Edgewater is regularly featured in my annual Top 10 list of the best public courses in the Charlotte area. The greens are some of the best Bentgrass greens I've played around Charlotte and Edgewater is one of the few public courses to still have Bentgrass. My favorite hole is the short 429yd par 5 #17 -- my first two rounds I shot eagle-birdie on this hole! My hell hole was the seemingly benign 386-yd par 4 3rd hole. This dogleg right has a tall tree guarding the turn and then a lake that curls around the green -- it bit me twice my first 2 rounds. The staff here is great and you can get the low twilight rate ($30) after 2pm on any day. There are also coolers about every 3 or 4 holes on the course with free water bottles. The course is a bit of a haul from Charlotte, but fairly easy to get to if you come down Hwy 521 to Hwy 9.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Black)72710374.6150
Other (Gold)72657171.5141
Mens (Blue)72610269.4134
Senior (White)72532265.8120
Ladies (Red)72471767.9117
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Most Recent Reviews

  • 7/2/24 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Worth playing"

    Always like playing here. Fairways and bunkers in great shape. The greens would be really good if golfers fixed their ball marks. Some holes looked like the surface of the moon. I think if the club started to enforce golfers to repair their ball marks it would greatly help.

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  • 5/28/24 - Review by Pudge

    "Great course"

    Edgewater Golf Club, opened in 2008, is southwest of Lancaster, SC backed up to the Catawba River in what will be a very large, planned development, most of which has yet to be built. It’s a good hour from uptown Charlotte and Columbia, with the last 10 minutes of the drive giving you an idea something special is coming. As you enter Edgewater by passing their signature tower gate, the community vibe is relaxing while leading you to the club house and course. Currently the club house is a small pro shop and snack bar, but look across the street and you will see the major projects taking place. A huge clubhouse, practice area, and tennis/pickleball court center is being constructed. The practice area will be one of a kind, with a practice green that will be over an acre, a range that will entice you to practice more than play with Top Tracer technology, and a relaxing atmosphere all within reach of a club house being built for luxury and enjoyment. I’ve been around a few clubs from the beginning and some that grow over time. Edgewater is impressive and will be great to watch grow. Enough of the vibe, I checked in for my 9:09 tee time and was warmly greeted by the staff and asked if it was my first time there. As it was, they gave a little info on how to get around during the construction and some course info including a course guide. Then I was on to the range for warm up. I met up with the three guys I was paired with, guys who are neighbors and two brothers, so I knew this was going to be a fun group with all the brotherly banter expected. While the range is mostly under construction (which the next phase will open up in about 3 weeks), it was adequate. One word of advice, get a couple buckets since a single token gives about 20 balls. Moving onto the practice green which is located next to the starter’s area for #1, you get to look down from #1’s elevated tee box to feel for what lies ahead. The first hole is a great opening hole to get familiar with the course and a little challenge. Stay left and the hill down the left side will feed your ball to the center of the fairway and closer to the green. The green is accepting and it should be an easy par. One thing to note are the bent grass greens and their conditions will vary slightly when wet. I saw a lot of old ball marks but nothing affecting the roll. Number 2 is a long par 5 which requires a somewhat accurate tee shot to stay away from the right fairway bunker and out of the trees on the left. Your second shot should be down the left fairway to avoid the right drop-off into the trees and set you up for a better approach into the green. The course is giving you a little less forgiveness but you’ll enjoy the challenge. Third hole is a short par 4 that requires accuracy off the tee. Don’t let it fool you because you need this tee shot to be right to have a less hazardous shot to the small green protected by a front right bunker and water to the left and behind. Number 4, your first par 4 is a beauty from the black tees which sit on its own island. The rest of the tees still have an over water shot but a bit straighter. Regardless plan an extra club for the elevated green and be mindful of the wind you can’t feel because of the tree lines behind and right of the hole. Oh, one more thing, don’t be short! Moving forward #7 is a great shot making hole. You don’t have to be long from the tee, just set yourself up for the approach shot with water in play and bunkers left and right of the green. After you finish you’ll see one of the inlets leading out to the Catawba River. Nice place to take a breather. Edgewater shows you more teeth when making the turn, where #10 is a slightly narrow tee shot to an uphill green. It’s a great hole to start the back nine. The back nine will show you more elevation changes and a few doglegs which set up some great views. As you make it around the back nine, more houses and construction are visible but mostly not in play. Many players do not like houses surrounding or bordering the course, but from my perspective of playing Florida golf where houses are right on the course (literally having back patios 8 feet from the OB markers and even fairways), Edgewater has them set back away from the course with generous amounts of trees in between the houses and the general areas. Maybe a better win-win for players and homeowners. As you finish Edgewater, #18 leaves you a little perplexed with the tee shot having two very tall pines about 100-150 yards straight out and in the middle of your tee shot. It was explained that the original design had much lees room on the right so the player was required to hit a fade around the pines. Now it looks like you can try a draw or a fade. Stick with the fade, trust me. In the future, they will be taking those tall pines out after they plant some shorter pines (there are two already but they need more). Regardless of the tee shot, you see a great finishing hole with slightly elevated approach shot to a well bunkered green. Right now, you see the construction of the club house and the practice facilities well behind the green and further up hill. Once the club house is finished, it will be a beautiful sight from both #18 and the club house. While Edgewater is definitely a longer drive from Charlotte and Columbia, it is well worth it.

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  • 9/11/23 - Review by jsud

    "Great course"

    Played this on a whim as my earlier tee time finished up very quickly. Thought I would only play 9 but the course was pretty empty which allowed me to race through. This course was amazing but it is a bit a of a drive. The front 9 eases you into the round with some scoreable par 4's and 5's. The par 3 were very challenging for me as I am new to the game and dont have the yardage for 170+ par 3s. I actually ended up doing a hybrid tee round on the back 9, playing the navy for par 4's and 5's and white tees for the par 3's. Lots of elevation changes keep you guessing and make you think of your next shot. Course was in great shape as I imagine it looks pretty new. will definitely be back!

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  • 7/13/23 - Review by skwahder

    "Great course"

    The course is in really good shape. They’ve recently used the small tine spikes on the greens. Very small and no affect on putting. They are in the process of “cleaning out” some needed areas and trees. I highly recommend playing this course.

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  • 5/24/23 - Review by skwahder

    "Best of the best"

    I play here regularly. The course is in fantastic shape. They are in the process of multiple upgrades around the course. The greens are rolling perfectly. I highly recommend playing this course.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 03/24/22 - B-Man replied to "Aerification Dates - 2022"

    Edgewater Golf Club: early March and Oct 3-4
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  • 09/29/20 - B-Man posted "Edgewater Aerating 10/4-10/5"

    Here's a note from Edgewater about aeration next week:

    We're working hard to keep our course in tip-top shape for you. On October 4th and 5th, the course will be undergoing aeration. Please expect recovery conditions. Check our website for reduced rates during this time!
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  • 11/30/09 - Jamie replied to "Edgewater"

    I have been trying to play new courses lately, and I had heard some good things about Edgewater in Lancaster. I played Friday (11/27) and was pleased at what I saw. The course is a haul from Charlotte, and is literally in the middle of nowhere, but it's a good layout with very nice greens. It will take some getting used to - I hit what I thought were several good approach shots, only to have 60' for birdie. I three-putted four times from long range; the greens are huge, with some tough contours. And several elevation changes present challenges for club selection. Overall I was happy with the course. The greens rolled very true, and the course design presented some unique holes. It's a course that will take a few rounds to adjust to, but it's a good one.
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  • 07/20/09 - James replied to "Edgewater"

    I played in the "Heat Stroke" tourney at Edgewater, and it was a treat. I enjoyed the course and the layout, and thought it was a fair challenge. The back nine was in better shape than the front, but such can be expected for a new course. The greens were terrific, and the terrain is at times breathtaking. Certainly worth the drive to check this one out, but it does take a solid 70 minutes from center city Charlotte. They have a great staff and are committed to working hard to bring players in like me, which I appreciated after being ignored at other courses.
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  • 06/16/09 - James replied to "Edgewater"

    Though I haven't played there yet, I've read good things. I am on their e-mail list, and wanted to put the word out because they have a lot of fun tournaments going on to incentivize people to make the drive. Thought I would spread the word, so sign up if you're interested.
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Birkdale Golf Club


"Worth playing"

7/20/24: Review by The Don

Thought the layout was challenging, a fun Arnold Palmer design! Staff was very friendly, and course was not too busy even with a weekend tee time. it had rained a little the night before and course did not drain well. The lack of driving range is a minus, however the staff...

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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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