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Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation


"Average"

9/16/22: Review by KirklandSpecial

Tee boxes - above average Fairways - excellent Greens - below average Played the course more times than I can count in the last 5 years. The greens were the best the crew can make them, but more than half of them have dead spots. They put the flags in the best spots,...

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Firethorne Country Club
1108 Firethorne Club Drive
Waxhaw, NC 28173
704-843-3111
firethornecountryclub.com
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Type:

Private

Rates:

Weekday $60, Weekend $70

Greens Turf Type:

Bentgrass

Practice Area:

Driving range with grass tees, large putting green.

Description

This Tom Jackson designed layout is hidden in Union County not too far from Ballantyne. The course winds among tall trees and expensive houses, with ponds and creeks offering a few natural hazards. It's a challenging, tight layout where you need to be in control of your tee shots to play well. The clubhouse is impressive.

Notes

This course is now private and closed to public play. Find a member to get a tee time.

B-Man's Take

Played this course twice, a couple years apart. The course and the landscape were young and still growing. The pro shop ran out of a trailer. What a difference 2+ years made. The clubhouse is a beautiful 2-story mansion. The houses and landscape are now complete. I really like how it has turned out. It's a tight course, with little room off the tee for wayward shots, though a couple of holes run adjacently. There are sloping fairways, elevated greens, creeks and ponds, and lots of sand bunkers. You'll do better to play with a veteran your first time out so they can provide local course knowledge. There are a few blind shots and hidden hazards. Who says a short hole is easy? The 348 yd par 4 11th hole is devilish with its short fairway cut off by a hazardous ditch then with an approach to a tricky green guarded by several bunkers. There are several other dangerous spots, like the #1 handicap 378 yd par 4 6th hole with its tee shot over water and uphill approach shot. Another one is the 197 yd par 3 8th hole where anything right of the green bounces down into a hazard. My favorite hole is probably the 575 yd par 5 13th hole. A little dogleg right uphill then downhill then uphill again to an elevated green. I can really only recommend this course to above average golfers. For less accurate players, this course can be very frustrating.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Firethorne)72690474.5145
Mens (Black)72640671.4133
Other (Gold)72555167.7124
Ladies (Green)72462668.4120
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Links

Golfholes.com - Offers 18-hole photo tour and discount coupons for this course.

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Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation


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9/16/22: Review by KirklandSpecial

Tee boxes - above average Fairways - excellent Greens - below average Played the course more times than I can count in the last 5 years. The greens were the best the crew can make them, but more than half of them have dead spots. They put the flags in the best spots,...

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Reply To: Latest Newsletter Issue is Out!

By B-Man on 8/22/22

The August issue of my email newsletter is out today with a report on Charlotte's public courses with Bentgrass greens. Spoiler alert: some are not doing so well in the summer heat. Also, I make a last call for anyone who'd like to go to Whistling Straits and Erin Hills...

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