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Red Bridge Golf & Country Club


"Great course"

4/15/24: Review by Steve

Red Bridge is looking good right now. We played after a morning tournament and you would never know it, course is in good condition. Greens are running super fast.

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Rocky River Golf Club
6900 Bruton Smith Blvd
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 455-1200
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Review Rating:

4.43 stars - "Great course" (21 reviews)

Type:

Public

Rates:

Weekday $59, Weekend $79

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

Grass tee driving range and a chipping / putting green.

Description

This semi-private club is located within earshot of Charlotte Motor Speedway and you'll know it if you play during a race week. Designed by Dan Maples and managed by the Embassy Suites-Concord, the course offers stay and play packages similar to a resort course. The clubhouse offers nice views of the 18th green from the Stonehouse Grille. With several risk-reward holes and the amenities, this course is a great place for an outing. The greens were redone in bermuda grass during the summer of 2012.

Notes

Good selection of affordable, annual golf plans, including discounts for Concord residents.

B-Man's Take

I now play here regularly a few times a year. It's typically kept in very nice shape and the staff and amenities are top-notch. It's also fun to play when something's going on at the race track -- the Zmax Dragway stands now rise over the clubhouse and driving range. The course has many unique and memorable holes, including the 555yd par 5 3rd hole with a huge boulder smack in the middle of the fairway -- "Gragg's Rock" is named after Floyd Gragg who directed the opening of the course in 1997. With the conversion to bermuda grass on the greens in 2012, the course remains in great playing shape almost all year round. I enjoy the challenge and scoring opportunities at Rocky River -- I nearly aced the 10th hole (missed by inches) in July 2014.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Black)72697073.1142
Mens (Green)72645070.9136
Other (White)72602868.9128
Ladies (Burgundy)72465466.8118
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Links

Golfholes.com - 18-hole photo tour and coupons available

Most Recent Reviews

  • 4/12/24 - Review by Kimchi Golfs

    "Great course"

    Love Rocky River, especially this time of year. It was cart path only, but conditions were still over solid. Greens weren’t playing as fast as I’ve seen them later into summer, but still offer a good pace & challenge. This course gets more fun the more you play - definitely recommend.

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  • 8/9/23 - Review by Mike

    "Great course"

    I always loved playing Rocky River, and I still do. This was my first time back in years, and somehow it seemed different. It's amazing how time changes your perception, because it's still the same as it was then. The greens are in good shape, and they roll true. They are firm, so ball marks are going to be hard to find but I repaired what I could. In fact, I was able to average two putts, and even chipped one in on a penalty hole to save single bogey instead of much worse. Shaved a bunch of strokes off today, but the penalties killed me. I like the GPS in the carts. :) Top notch course as usual.

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  • 7/30/23 - Review by cswan14

    "Great course"

    Great course and great atmosphere. Greens were punched in early July so they're in great condition now as is the rest of the course. Carts have GPS, score tracking, built in Bluetooth speakers, and coolers provided. Everyone from the pro shop to grill (had an excellent breakfast sandwich too) were super friendly...very much enjoyed my round and will certainly be back.

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  • 5/21/23 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"

    This is one of the top three courses in the Charlotte area in my opinion and again it did not disappoint. Greens were smooth, FIRM and fast. Fairways, bunkers and tee boxes were in good-great shape. I love the layout and love walking this course. Just an FYI, we had a 4:10 tee time and when I booked it online the twilight rate for a cart was $55 and the rate to walk was $60. I called the pro shop to confirm the walking rate was higher than the cart rate, I was told yes it was and I could pay the cart rate and walk instead.

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  • 5/2/23 - Review by skwahder

    "Best of the best"

    Always one of my favorite tracks. The greens were perfect and rolling fast. The only downside to the course is they seem to struggle with their tee boxes.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 06/29/23 - B-Man replied to "Aeration and Renovation Updates"

    Rocky River is aerating their Bermuda greens Mon 7/3-Wed 7/5.
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  • 07/31/15 - Ryan Brickley replied to "Rocky River"

    The fairways that were sprigged with new grass have now been mowed and are OPEN for play. All holes are back to their regular length, except 2 and 6 which being played from the forward tees.
    The greens are in GREAT shape and rolling a consistent 10 on the stimpmeter.
    Thanks for everyone's patience as we have restored Rocky River to the condition you have come to expect.
    Ryan Brickley
    PGA Director of Golf
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  • 07/14/15 - B-Man posted "Rocky River Fairways Being Repaired"

    Found this statement from Rocky River today on efforts to repair the winter kill damage to their fairways:

    Like many courses in North Carolina this past winter, Rocky River Golf Club unfortunately experienced some winter kill of Bermuda grass in fairways and teeing areas. Some courses in Greensboro and Raleigh have had to close completely due to the damage incurred, but in Concord the impact was not quite as bad.

    Rocky River has re-sprigged fairway areas on 8 holes and expects to have all areas completely back by Mid-August. The course REMAINS OPEN though, with several holes on the front 9 shortened to route play around the newly repaired areas. The 9 has been reduced to a Par of 31, and is playing much shorter which has been very popular! for juniors and senior players!

    We are offering reduced rates for the entire month of July to compensate for the repaired areas. We apologize for the temporary situation but look forward to when it's back to 100% later this summer and fall.

    Thank you for your patience and continued support of the club!
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  • 04/01/13 - Ryan replied to "Aeration Dates"

    Rocky River will NOT have any Spring aerification because of the new greens. They only need 1 per year, and that will happen in July. Course is is great shape!

    Ryan Brickley
    PGA Director of Golf
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  • 08/16/12 - Wulfpack posted "Rocky River and Verdict Ridge Set To Open With New Greens"

    Check out the Charlotte Observer post below. Rocky River opens on the 20th with special rates and Verdict Ridge follows on the 25th. Good stuff.

    http://green-side.blogspot.com/2012/08/rocky-river-verdict-ridge-open-with-new.html
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4/15/24: Review by Steve

Red Bridge is looking good right now. We played after a morning tournament and you would never know it, course is in good condition. Greens are running super fast.

Latest Forum Post

2024 Charlotte Golf Survey

By B-Man on 4/12/24

I've launched this year's version of the Charlotte Golf Survey where you get to rate all of the public golf courses within an hour of Charlotte. And just like last year, if you submit the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win a round of golf with me a The Club...

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