Located just off Highway 321 five miles north of Lincolnton and easily accessible from Highway 16, Glen Oaks is a well-established, semi-private course that opened for play in 1967. The Management and Membership take great pride in landscaping, manicuring and maintaining some of the finest fairways, bunkers and greens to be found in the area. The course features a challenging and interesting layout with some severe doglegs and carries over water on 7 holes.
Claims to have the best junior golf program in the area. It begins in April with an 8-week instruction course and runs thru the summer with matches at Glen Oaks and other courses in the Catawba Valley.
I haven't played Glen Oaks yet, but due to regular rave reviews from other players, it's high on my must-play list.
Not worth the ~50min drive if you live in Charlotte. While I thought the layout of the course was interesting, the overall conditions weren't great. Beat up tee boxes, some patch rough and fairways, etc. The par 3 8th hole is currently using a temp green cut into an adjacent hill. They recently punched and sanded their greens fwiw. Likely won't be going back anytime soon.Read The Review
Second time playing this course and I like it more and more every time. In my opinion the course offers a great balance of scoring holes with challenging holes. The greens and the fairways are in excellent condition. Pace of play was good, there were groups in front of us but overall we didn't have to wait and pace of play was right on average. Everyone has always been great, pro shop, snack bar, etc. Only issue is since I live on west side of Charlotte it's a 50 minute drive. If it was closer I would play here twice a week!Read The Review
A little disappointed in Glen Oaks, but temper that with higher expectations. Probably as in good a shape as most anywhere around, but I can't recall seeming weeds on that course before. Also, the greens were in great shape, but rolled slow for some reason. Didn't look to be shaggy at all, maybe the gravity is different in Lincoln County? Tees traps and fairways all in good shape, except for the afore-mentioned weeds.Read The Review
Found this course on GolfNow, played there relatively cheap, the guy inside asked how I found out and told him Id found it on golf now, he was like they had just started using them in the last little bit and has helped generate traffic to the course which is good to know. The course itself was in great shape, few greens had some isolated issues but most of them were in great shape, fairways were excellent, definitely a course you will want to play a few times to learn the layout and where to hit the ball, plays quirky in the way the holes are laid out, but ill definitely be visiting again to play!Read The Review
Played today and the course was in great shape,even with the drought.The fairways and tee boxes were good.The traps had good sand and were raked perfectly.The greens were good and a little faster than they appeared.Some of the pin placements were a little tough,such as on the edge of a ridge,but they were having a captains choice tournament after lunch so this probably led to some of the placements.I live in Concord so its about an hour trip up there ,but we love the course so we go monthly.Read The Review