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Skybrook Golf Club


"Great course"

5/25/22: Review by aimtobreak80

Background: First time in 5 years posting a review; 6 month's since playing following a year of health issues; and 3 years since last (recorded) play at Skybrook. Observations: Addition of two, new restrooms on the course is a BIG improvement; trap's and bunker's conditions...

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Larkhaven Golf Club
4801 Camp Stewart Rd
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 545-4653
www.larkhavengolf.com
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Review Rating:

1.83 stars - "Below average" (3 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $35, Weekend $45

Greens Turf Type:

Bentgrass

Practice Area:

This course has a decent-sized putting green, but I've never noticed a chipping area or driving range.

Description

Larkhaven is an older course with a laid-back atmosphere. This course and Charles T Myers (about 5-10 mins away) are two of the friendliest courses around town for beginners. The course features tree-lined, rolling terrain and has its share of creeks and ponds. It often plays more difficult than its rating, at least until you get used to the nuances of each hole. The rates here are among the most reasonable in town.

Notes

This course is scheduled to close in the Fall of 2018 and will be developed. Some of the changeover work has already started and several holes are affected. If you liked this course, plan one more round to say goodbye.

B-Man's Take

The course is challenging and the layout can be fun. With its lower fees, it can be a great value. Beware, however, you do get what you pay for in terms of green and fairway conditions. There are many likeable holes for me on this course because each one is so unique. You start on a short, drive-able par 4 with an elevated green. The 9th hole is par 3 over water with the tee boxes a hundred feet above the green. The 17th hole is a par 5 that rolls downhill, then has a final approach over a pond. A few holes have teeth, like the long, dogleg right par 4 #4 with an elevated green. The dogleg left par 4 #10 has well-positioned fairway bunkers and a creek protecting the green.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Blue)72671771.9130
Mens (White)72632870.5123
Other (Gold)72521665.6110
Ladies (Red)72461567.2110
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Most Recent Reviews

  • 5/11/18 - Review by Acgolf

    "Below average"

    Larkhaven is not good. I will leave it at that. Luckily, the price is very cheap, but do not expect anything good here other than friendly service.

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  • 4/15/18 - Review by DriveCannon

    "Bad, stay away"

    As I understand they are closing down the course at the end of this season, there is still is no excuse. After reading comments that the course has significant construction throughout, I followed up by calling into the club house to hear first hand. The staff did not fully describe how bad the construction actually is. There is some type of pipeline being run through the entire course almost toughing every other hole. This mud path is 20ft across and extremely affects holes 1,10,11,12,18 to the point of being un-playable. Needless to say I will not be back, and I would think the course would deeply discount their prices due how bad these conditions are. I use to really enjoy this course, it sucks they are closing.

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  • 2/18/18 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Worth playing"

    I'm giving it 3 stars because the greens are in excellent shape. They are digging sewer lines in through much of the course, so several holes are affected. There are ditches and netting/tarps across # 1 Fairway, #10 end of fairway, beginning of 12th hole (tee boxes are pushed up); 17 in front of the pond and 18 is now a par 3. Some of the bunkers had hard clay/dirt in them instead of fluffy sand. Luckily it was only $25 to play on a Sunday. Any more than that it would not be a very good value. Staff is always friendly, however the dress code is severely relaxed. Jeans, t-shirts and even a flannel shirt was spotted.

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  • 4/15/17 - Review by hotrod jb

    "Average"

    Greens are great, the rest is pretty rough. Fairways are terrible

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  • 4/3/17 - Review by nstoudt

    "Average"

    Fairways and tee boxes were spotty. Fairways have some dirt spots even. Greens were in amazing shape however. Pace of play was awful. Took 5 hours. Tee'd off just after 11am.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 11/04/18 - B-Man posted "One month left to play Larkhaven"

    In case you missed this message, here's the final note from Larkhaven Golf Club:

    As many of you already know Larkhaven Golf Club has been under contract to sale. The final day of business will be Sunday, December 2nd. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Larkhaven for the past 60 years. It has been a golf course that many of you started playing when you were just a kid and have gone on to make many memories here. Come out and help us celebrate the final few weeks of Larkhaven!

    We will be having a sale in the pro shop to help clear out merchandise. Everything will be sold at cost starting today. That is a savings of 25% on all merchandise.

    Thank you again for all the support!

    >Larkhaven Staff
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  • 01/30/18 - BetterThanMost posted "Larkhaven to be no more?"

    It looks as if Larkhaven will soon go the way of Eastwood, Crystal Creek, Charlotte Golf Links, and other former courses that are now housing developments:

    Charlotte’s oldest public golf course is set to be replaced by a housing development
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  • 02/01/13 - slowmofo replied to "Larkhaven"

    I have to agree about Larkhaven's conditions. They are awesome. It feels good to play a course with green grass and full plush fairways and Greens. The only problems are its an older style course ( though its not the best layout), the greens are slow, and they allow fivesomes. Why any ranger would let five people play together blows my mind.
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  • 08/19/10 - B-Man posted "5th Annual Larkhaven Founders Tournament"

    Got an email on this today and thought I would share. Also, I have not received any updates recently on Larkhaven. I'm curious how it is holding up this summer.

    5th Annual Larkhaven Founders Tournament
    October 2 & 3, 2010
    $270 per team

    Larkhaven Golf Club cordially invites you to join us for the 5th Annual Founders Tournament on October 2 & 3, 2010. Entry deadline is Wednesday, September 29, 2010.

    Entry includes all cart & greens fees for tournament, Bar-B-Que Cookout following Saturday's round, lunch Sunday, Gift and CASH prizes for each flight, closest to the pin prizes and more. Optional team skins game held both days. Payment must be received by Wednesday, September 29, 2010 or the entry will increase to $300.

    Format will be two person Captains Choice. Women play red tees, seniors, 60 and older, play gold tees, everyone else play white tees.

    More information
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  • 10/02/09 - Don replied to "Larkhaven"

    Played on 9/29 and the greens were very inconsistent. Some were cut and some were not. Made for very inconsistent putting from hole to hole. There seems to be two types of grass on the greens.
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"Great course"

5/25/22: Review by aimtobreak80

Background: First time in 5 years posting a review; 6 month's since playing following a year of health issues; and 3 years since last (recorded) play at Skybrook. Observations: Addition of two, new restrooms on the course is a BIG improvement; trap's and bunker's conditions...

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Reply To: Aerification Dates – 2022

By B-Man on 5/11/22

Warrior Golf Club in China Grove is aerating greens on June 1st.

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