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Skybrook Golf Club


"Great course"

9/21/23: Review by cswan14

Love this course. Its a tough track with elevation changes, narrow fairways, and some tiered greens as well. Lots of bunkers protecting landing areas and some other hazards that make you really contemplate what to hit off the tee. It's a residential course so houses are...

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Lancaster Golf Club
1821 Springs Club Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
(803) 416-4500
www.playlancaster.com
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Review Rating:

3.94 stars - "Great course" (8 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $47, Weekend $57

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

The practice facility includes a driving range that can accommodate 15 golfers at one time and it includes yardage banners as targets. To the left of the range tee is a chipping area and practice bunker. The practice putting green is located adjacent to the first tee.

Description

This course is located in Lancaster, SC, accessible from Charlotte via US 521 or I-77 to Hwy 9. It features Bermuda fairways and MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermuda greens. The front nine was designed by famed architect Donald Ross and opened in 1935, with Russell Breeden renovating the front nine and architecting the back nine some 25 years later. All the greens are extremely fast, and water hazards come into play on three holes.

Notes

The course offers very affordable membership plans with no initiation fees.

B-Man's Take

Played this for the first time in the summer of 2020 and I was impressed. Immaculate conditions tee to green, including private country club like lush tee boxes. The nines play quite a bit differently, having been designed 25 years apart by Donald Ross and Russell Breeden, respectively. The Donald Ross front 9 is very open with very little danger off the tee for the first 5 holes. Around the 6th hole is where the course gets interesting and starts to bring water hazards into play. The island green par 3 #7 is a nerve wracking shot. On the back 9, almost every hole has some kind of elevation change from tee to green where you have to choose your club very carefully. The Bermuda greens are challenging with slopes, tiers and speed. I highly recommend this course for the conditions, the price and the challenge. It is located in the heart of Lancaster, though. So it can be quite a haul from the northern or eastern parts of Charlotte. So I might suggest you make a day trip and play 36, with your 2nd round at Edgewater.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Blue)72653871.6132
Mens (White)72609969.9127
Senior (Gold)72509764.4112
Ladies (Red)72496769.4119
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Links

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

Most Recent Reviews

  • 9/11/23 - Review by jsud

    "Worth playing"

    Played a solo during a weekday and it was pretty empty which I loved. overall the course was in great shape, particularly the front 9. Some greens had some burn marks on the edges but overall nothing to complain about. The only real complaint was hole 12 was going thru some fairway repair so it went from a 350 yard par 4 (from white tees) to a 60 yard par 3. no warning about it from the club house or anything. will return once course is fully back

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  • 7/16/23 - Review by GoBux

    "Great course"

    First time playing here but well worth it and will play more often Front and back are totally different which makes this unique. Fairways and greens were in great shape! Pace of play was 4 hours in the AM -- 10 minutes between tee times. Go play it!

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  • 1/16/23 - Review by skwahder

    "Worth playing"

    I was disappointed. We were instructed cart path only. I asked the started why since there was minimal water around the course. He said their carts wouldn’t hold up charges for a full 18 holes. They were trying to save the batteries. Buy new carts!!! The course itself was in ok shape. The greens were on the slower side, but rolled nicely. A little overpriced in comparison to other area courses.

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  • 5/22/22 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Great course"

    It's a hike to get to this course from the Charlotte area, but it's well maintained, affordable and pace of play is excellent. Aside from the fairways being mowed a little too short and the bunkers having more dirt than sand, I would definitely play here more regularly. Fairway width is very forgiving.

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  • 5/8/21 - Review by B-Man

    "Great course"

    Played a GolfWeek Amateur Tour event at Lancaster this weekend, which is about the only time I make it down to play this course. That's a shame, too, because I really like this classic Donald Ross track (it's over 85 years old!). The Bermuda grass greens are typically in great shape and they are vintage Donald Ross. Very challenging. Right now, a few of the greens have some issues around the edges and collars, with bare spots that have been filled in with sand to repair them. On a few holes, these spots came into play requiring relief (holes #2 and #7) for chip shots just off the putting surface. Tees, fairways and bunkers were good. This course can be sneaky tough. The first few holes run adjacent and give you tons of room off the tee, but the uphill approaches on #1 and #3 can be difficult to judge to large sloped greens. The par 5's are all reachable in two but they defend par well with hazards (#2), O.B. (#5), blind, uphill second shots (#14) or trees guarding the dogleg (#16). Ponds make the par 4 6th and par 3 7th holes challenging as well. And #17 continues to give me fits. This downhill dogleg left par 4 requires a layup tee shot (unless you are comfortable hitting a long, accurate draw off the tee) and then a long downhill approach shot to a green guarded by bunkers and a rocky ditch. Overall, I really like the layout and the conditions, along with the price. I just wish it was closer!

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Updates From the Forum

  • 04/01/20 - B-Man replied to "Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    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.

    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."
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  • 08/03/12 - nolimt735 replied to "Lancaster Golf Club"

    Has anyone played Lancaster Golf Course since they reopend from moving to miniverde greens?
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  • 05/16/10 - JD posted "Lancaster Golf Club"

    B-man,

    You've gotta play this course and add it to your list. Front 9 is Donald Ross -- and CLASSIC -- a very good represntation of his work. The back 9 isn't as good, but complementary. In all, if you like a classic-style golf course, this one is very, very good.

    It's in near-perfect shape. Only gripe is small, uneven tee boxes. A gem. Worth the 45-minute drive from South Charlotte.
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"Great course"

9/21/23: Review by cswan14

Love this course. Its a tough track with elevation changes, narrow fairways, and some tiered greens as well. Lots of bunkers protecting landing areas and some other hazards that make you really contemplate what to hit off the tee. It's a residential course so houses are...

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Media Coverage for My Top 10 List and Website

By B-Man on 8/24/23

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