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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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Skybrook Golf Club
14720 Northgreen Drive
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 948-6611
www.skybrookgolf.com
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Review Rating:

4.2 stars - "Great course" (28 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $65, Weekend $80

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

Driving range with grass tees, putting green, chipping area with practice bunker.

Description

This course is right around the corner from Highland Creek near Huntersville and used to be part of the Carolina Trail. It is now managed by Pinnacle Golf Properties, which handles all of the former Carolina Trail Courses and has injected new life into this course. Always a great layout, it now has stellar Mini-Verde Bermuda Greens (installed in 2019) that hold shots well despite being young. It plays like a mountain course with large elevation changes tee to green, making it one of the more challenging courses around town. With the renovations and new ownership, their tagline is "It's a New Day at Skybrook" and it holds true.

Notes

Memberships available. The clubhouse was also renovated and upgraded in 2019 along with the course and now features the Skytop Grill, which has large HD TV's and an impressive patio and firepit that overlooks the 9th green.

B-Man's Take

This course has always been one of my favorite courses around town. I did not play it for many years because came under the mis-management of the Carolina Trail. Now that the former trail courses are managed by Pinnacle Golf Properties, I've come back and love it once again. This is a tough course you'll have to play a few times to get the hang of. With its elevated tees and greens, blind shots and sometimes narrow fairways, it will get you the first time or two. I really like the closing stretch of holes, 15-18. Sixteen is a 178yd par 3 over water. I nearly aced it one round. Seventeen is a long 429yd slight dogleg-left with the same lake running all along its left side. Eighteen has not been good to me so I rank this 553yd par 5 among the hell holes here. The tee shot must stay left of the Skybrook logo oak tree guarding the right side. Then you have to hit a narrow second fairway with swing #2 on this S-shaped hole. Top it off with a bunkered, elevated green and this is very tough par. The staff here is very friendly and frequently posts content on social media - so be sure to follow their Instagram and Facebook accounts.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Black)72700973.6139
Mens (Blue)72659771.7137
Other (White)72611969.5132
Ladies (Green)72576374.1132
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Links

Golfholes.com - Offers 18-hole photo tour for this course.
Official Instagram Account - Check out their Instagram page for photos and videos of the course and maintenance updates.

Most Recent Reviews

  • 3/14/24 - Review by cswan14

    "Great course"

    Had the best conditions in months at Skybrook during my post-work 9 holes on Thursday 3/14/24. They were still not allowing carts on the course so it could fully dry, but it's pretty much there now after a week of no rain and warm temps (of course it's raining heavily now as I type this a day later). Contrary to another recent review, there were zero issues with tee boxes, fairways, greens, or bunkers. The course is not "destroyed" and in actuality is starting to add more green as each day passes. There are no ruts from carts in the fairways, although number 6 has a large area or ground under repair between tee and fairway where some work was done to address drainage. All bunkers look like they've been recently filled, although one still had the new sand sitting in an pile but it had a ground under repair sign next to it. Greens were rolling well as usual although they were a little shaggy/slow compared to normal. Give this course another couple of weeks and it should be in really great shape as the days get longer and temps warm up to help dry it out more consistently. Thankfully, winter golf is just about behind us!

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  • 3/8/24 - Review by Steve

    "Bad, stay away"

    I was so excited to go back to this course. We played it in early fall of 2023 and it was a fantastic experience. This was a different story, the course is nearly destroyed. It has been a wet spring and yes it was cart path only this time - but it looked like they lost their superintendent or something because it was in such horrendous condition and not even close to the previous experience. Tee boxes were a muddy mess with the markers not being moved to dryer areas though easily could have been. The fairways were destroyed with deep cart tracks in the mud and super bad drainage. The greens were mostly in pretty rough shape other than a few of them. bunkers were rough with piles of new sand dropped on them but not raked out. Disappointed as this was beautiful 9 months ago...

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  • 3/3/24 - Review by The Good Son

    "Worth playing"

    Greens were rolling true, just a little slow given the recent rain. 9th green is healing from some weird damage across the middle of it, but imagine that will be remediated in the next couple weeks. Always enjoy playing this course, but like most charlotte area courses, it didn't drain well with the rain we had the last few days. Very muddy, but that's to be expected this time of year. Only negative was that the range was pretty chewed up when I was warming up. Scattered divot patterns all over in every spot.

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  • 9/21/23 - Review by cswan14

    "Great course"

    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 everywhere but that's become the norm around Charlotte so no big deal. I was ambitious and wanted to walk my round but opted for a cart at the turn...just so hilly and some decent distances between holes. Definitely one of the more challenging courses around town to walk!

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  • 8/9/23 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Great course"

    Greens are in fantastic shape. Fairways are good. Bunkers good. Staff friendly. Pace of play was a little slow....5 hours for a mid-week morning round is too long.

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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.

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