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River Oaks Golf Club


"Worth playing"

5/20/24: Review by golferdude

Played the tips..few mud balls due to recent rains. Greens were decent speed but not very receptive (many iron shots and pitches ran off the green). First time here in 8 years. Do like the look with the renovations. Rates are reasonable.

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Mooresville Golf Club
800 Golf Course Drive
Mooresville, NC 28115
704-663-2539
www.mooresvillegolfclub.com
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Review Rating:

4.33 stars - "Great course" (12 reviews)

Type:

Public

Rates:

Weekday $47, Weekend $60

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

The renovation included upgrades to the now 10-acre practice area with a dual-sided driving range and a short game practice area with a sand bunker. The practice facility is now top-notch and one of the nicest public ones around. The course offers practice memberships.

Description

Formerly the Mooresville Municipal Golf Course (and originally a 9 hole Donald Ross design that opened in 1948), the course now known as Mooresville Golf Club completed a $5 million renovation by Kris Spence in 2016. The current course features a new layout with a links style golf experience. The upgrades include: TifEagle bermuda grass greens, 70 bunkers, 5.2 miles of concrete cart paths, a dual-sided driving range and short game practice area.

Notes

Affordable membership options start at $1000 annually. The club features a 17,000+ sq. ft. club house (opening August 2017) complete with restaurant, snack bar & grill, pro shop, outdoor seating and garage facility to house golf carts with top of the line GPS systems. Banquet space will accommodate 150+ to host special events including weddings, meetings, large tournaments and other gatherings.

B-Man's Take

I played the renovated layout for the first time in August 2017. The new bermuda greens are excellent and very challenging, though they are still young and not holding approach shots well. It pays to have some local knowledge and experience of each hole so you know the right targets to shoot for. The course is very walkable and reasonably priced for the quality of conditions and amenities. It features 5 par-5's and par-3's and plenty of scoring opportunities. There are several really unique and fun holes, including the par-4 downhill #4 that leads right into the clubhouse and parking lots -- careful you don't go long! The 9th hole par 4 is another hole that features a dramatic elevation drop then a long, tough approach over a creek to the green that's backdropped by the clubhouse. On the back nine, the long uphill par 4 17th is a brute. Overall this is a challenging course with tricky greens that is kept in great shape.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Blue)72680373.0135
Mens (White)72631670.6130
Other (White/Gold)72597769.0126
Senior (Gold)72565867.6119
Ladies (Red)72489568.8123
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Most Recent Reviews

  • 8/13/23 - Review by B-Man

    "Great course"

    I played TheGrint Tour event here and the course was a great test, as usual. The greens were very, very good – which is the norm here. They were smooth and quick, but not crazy fast. Pin positions were reasonable except maybe for No. 3, where it was in the middle left right at the top of the slope. I think everyone in my group 3-putted. Tees, fairways, rough and bunkers were fine. No issues. A few holes were cart-path only, which did slow us down a bit. My biggest complaint though was the tall gnarly grass that is just off the fairway on some holes. These areas are not marked with red stakes so if you hit into them it's a lost ball and you have to go back and re-hit (if you didn't hit a provisional). This slowed down many groups in our tournament and made the course artificially difficult, in my opinion. These areas are prominent and adjacent to the fairway on holes 5, 8, 11, and 17 in particular. I really wish they would mark these areas as hazards to speed up play and make it more obvious what the penalty will be for hitting into them. This course has a tough closing stretch with the long par 4 17th (including that ball-eating high grass along the left side of the fairway) and the long, narrow, hazard-ridden par 5 18th. My par at 18 felt like a birdie, as it was playing over 560 yards into the wind. Difficulty aside, this course is a bargain (under $65 weekends) with excellent greens. So it's worth every penny when I play here.

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  • 4/29/23 - Review by 2chipdan

    "Great course"

    Some of the best greens in the area, course always seems to have some drainage issues and some spots that struggle coming out of winter, consequently a lot of areas marked as GUR in the fairways, but outside of the rough spots the course is fine.

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  • 3/13/23 - Review by B-Man

    "Great course"

    Mooresville continues to be one of the best values in the area. $34 for a weekday afternoon is very good, especially given the conditions/amenities. So my 4.5 star rating is based on the price and the greens more than anything. Speaking of, the Bermuda greens were near perfect. Slick and smooth. The fairways were extremely wet and muddy and it was cart path only. So to be honest, it's not the best draining course around town (especially hole 1). Pace of play was solid despite the cart rule, though we had a twosome and single in the two groups directly behind our foursome. Seems like the twosome and single should have paired up so they wouldn't be waiting on us, but to each his own. By the back 9 we were waiting on almost every hole. High school matches were teeing off No. 1 when we made the turn and I believe the course let a group out in front of us on No. 10. So that slowed us down a tad, but it wasn't brutally slow. I did not notice any significant changes to the course since last season. We played the tips and given the wet conditions, several holes played very long. I seemed to shoot about the same score I would normally expect. So I was kinda surprised that it didn't seem brutally difficult from back there (6800+ yards). I do like the diversity of the layout. Some folks don't like the back 9, but not me. I appreciate the full 18. There's a great mix of easy/difficult holes and risk/reward. Some holes seem quirky (Nos. 4, 13, and 16). Others are just difficult (Nos. 5, 11, 17, 18). But overall, I really like this course. It will once again rank highly in my Top 10 list.

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  • 5/15/22 - Review by B-Man

    "Great course"

    Played Sunday in TheGrintTour's Classic at Mooresville. Overall, the course was in great shape. The greens were typically immaculate, rolling quick and true – watch out for some of the pin positions near slopes! Tee boxes and fairways were lush and green, except for signs of heavy play. I did end up in one sand-filled fairway divot and a few of the par 3 tee boxes were divot minefields. Bunkers were in good shape and I didn't notice any maintenance issues throughout the course. My only *complaint* is the inconsistent markings of hazard areas. In a tournament, you have to play things very strictly. If an area of high grass or marsh is not marked Red, you have to play it as a lost ball if you don't find it or unplayable if you do find it but don't have a shot. This made the course play very difficult. I went through scorecards and probably 2/3 of the field had at least an 8 or worse – there was even a 13! I lost a couple of balls in the high grass, which comes into play on many holes: #1, #5, #8, #11, #13, #15, #16, #17, #18. Several of those are not marked as Red hazards. This slowed play tremendously and led to those high scores. The other difficult aspects of this course are the long, forced carries from the tee on several holes: #1, #8, #10, #11, #16. In some cases, those carries are 175-200 yards to safely reach the fairway from the White Men's tees. So, by no means is this a course I would bring a beginner or high handicapper to play. If your game is in good shape and you can putt slick, Bermuda greens well, you will like this course. It's kept in great shape and has top-notch amenities, including an excellent practice area.

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  • 4/17/22 - Review by The Good Son

    "Great course"

    One of the better public courses I've played recently. Greens were slick and rolled true. A few of the tee boxes were somewhat beat up given all the play (tee sheet always fills up!), but that's easy to forgive. The value you get for the green fees is still one of the best in the CLT area for public courses IMO.

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River Oaks Golf Club


"Worth playing"

5/20/24: Review by golferdude

Played the tips..few mud balls due to recent rains. Greens were decent speed but not very receptive (many iron shots and pitches ran off the green). First time here in 8 years. Do like the look with the renovations. Rates are reasonable.

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Reply To: Short Game Lessons or Clinic

By B-Man on 5/23/24

Lots of clubs around town will do short game clinics (1-3 hours on one day) that are fairly inexpensive ($30-$100). Stonebridge is one course that offers this. I've taken the one with Fred Bond and got my money's worth out of it. These types of clinics are usually a good...

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