Weekday $60, Weekend $75
Greens Turf Type:
Driving range with grass tees, putting green, chipping green and practice bunker.
This is an older course, originally built in 1948 to service the mill workers. It has a nice clubhouse and friendly membership plans. The course has a more classic layout than today's tracks and is very walkable. The front 9 holes were designed by Donald Ross, with George Cobb finishing the course's last 9 holes. The course was renovated under the direction of Clyde Johnston in 2008. It is located right in the heart of Fort Mill. This course is a very junior-friendly place and you'll likely see alot of father-son pairs.
I've only played here a few times, but I like the classic layout. The greens are now MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda and are well-kept and cut to be fast. The par 3's are all hefty from the white/member's tees at 154+. There are several holes with water in play and every hole is well-bunkered. My favorite hole is probably #16 because of the picturesque, severely downhill approach shot into this par 5. My least favorite would probably be #12, another par 5, but this one with a tee shot over a pond and an uphill approach. The course is pretty straightforward with very few blind shots or doglegs and the classic layout with holes running side-by-side can be forgiving. With a friendly staff, the walkability, and a nice 19th hole restaurant bar, this is a nice member club that's open for public play. Rack rates here are some of the highest in Charlotte to preserve times for members -- look for online deals!
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- "Best of the best"
2nd time playing at Fort Mill, and it is slowly creeping up my rankings. Tee to green, the course was in great shape, and the greens were in mint condition and rolling true. The layout is nothing extravagant, but very enjoyable with a good variety of different holes. I enjoy the old school feel of the Donald Ross designed front 9, with a couple of tricky elevated greens that test your short game. The back 9 presents a nice change of scenery, with the picturesque, downhill par-5 16th being the highlight for me. It is on the more expensive side for Charlotte, which has kept me away in the past, but I think I will be more likely to pay up to play here or look for weekday/twilight deals going forward. Read The Review
- "Great course"
A beautiful Friday in Carolina today and all golfers should be out playing.
I got a GolfNow discount of $58 bucks & got paired up with Nick & Mason from Indian Trail for a 12noon tee time.
I've played this course three times in the last 2 years & today it played the best of all.
The Greens are in fantastic condition, rolling true, well manicured and just pristine.
The Tee boxes and Fairways all in excellent condition.
This course plays beautifully. The Fairways are open, there is some water but not a lot. There are several holes with green side bunkers but not intrusive to the greens.
Just a great all around experience today and I highly recommend this course, especially if you can get a GolfNow discount. Read The Review
- "Worth playing"
Fort Mill is in very good condition. Fairways are lush. Rough has a few wear spots that generally do not impact play. Greens are almost fully healed from aeration and rolled good all day, with very consistent speed. Very classic layout, and one of my favorite summer courses for years. Read The Review
- "Worth playing"
Tee to green in excellent shape. An number of holes have hard-pan dirt off the fairways and some first cut, but this has pretty much always been the case. Greens had been aerated fairly recently but were rolling well and in another week should be darn near perfect. Great layout and not an easy one by any means. Donald Ross designed front nine and George Cobb designed back nine, 'nuf said. Read The Review
- "Best of the best"
Ft Mill golf club is a Ross and Cobb design. Tee to green course was in best shape I have ever seen. Greens rolled true at medium to fast pace. Fun course to play and best value for your dollar. Proshop staff is always friendly. Read The Review
The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs. View this thread
Statement from Leroy Springs:
"Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."
Both Springfield and Fort Mill allow pushcarts. All over the place at Fort Mill as it is a walker's course. Fort Mill is very well layed out for walkers - not far at all between green and tee. Springfield is a bear to walk both from a distance standpoint as well as elevation. I like the front nine at Fort Mill (Donald Ross) but the back isn't all that bad and there are a few neat holes on the back. I think a dual membership will give you variety and the best of both worlds for a very reasonable price. Happy golfing! View this thread
Got the note today that Fort Mill just aerated their greens and offering reduced rates for the next 2 weeks - $29 during the week and $39 on the weekends. View this thread
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I've been golfing, but too busy to provide course updates, so here's a bunch from the last month or so:
Fort Mill -- The improvements made here are all subtle and these have to be some of the fastest greens in Charlotte... at least at this point of the year. Great value. The course is in good shape.
Charlotte Golf Links -- The greens and bunkers are in better shape than they've been in the past. Sadly, in an effort to speed up play they've made some changes that make the course a lot easier. Specific changes include slashing the thicket areas between holes #6 and 17, to the right of #7, between holes #10 and #18, and between holes #14 and #15.
Stonebridge -- I played the same day as you, it seems! I think the course is in very good condition for this time of year. No changes to course layout there.
Ballantyne Resort -- The changes they made to a few holes seem to be designed specifically to speed up play only. Nothing of any real note. Sad to see hole #2 get changed to a much less interesting hole.
Olde Sycamore -- I'm growing tired of this course for one very nit-picky reason. The hole placement of the first par-3 (hole #4) is terribly unfair... and it screws up my entire round every time. The hole is perched atop a massive slope. If you're above the hole and you miss the putt by two inches... you wind up 20 feet away. If you're downhill and miss the putt by 4 inches... it rolls back down 20 feet. Sidehill putts are death. That's not the way golf is meant to be played. Rant over. The course is in so-so shape.
Pebble Creek (Par 3) -- Yes, I'm not above playing a little pitch-n-putt. I know it's early in the season, but this place usually has nice greens and bunkers. Not so. It's in terrible shape, even for this time of year.
Carolina Lakes (Sun City) -- Continues to be one of the nicest and well-maintained courses around. Not too tough off the tee, but the greens are sinister. They raised prices again and now it's not a good value... but it is a good course when you have some extra cash.
Dave, I just played Fort Mill yesterday for the first time in about 10 years. What an impressive renovation of the place. Maybe doesn't rank among the top courses around the area but might be the most improved. The key is to join as a member if you can... unfortunatley memberships are limited to residents of Fort Mill or if you work in Fort Mill. If you are lucky enough to meet that criteria (which I am and will be joining soon) then the rates are much more resonable. $120/mth + Cart Fees or you can walk all you want. Looking forward to playing there a lot! View this thread