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.
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.
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.
Course overall was in very good shape. Greens were pretty quick. Fairways are staring to show a little wear and tear and getting harder from the heat. Pace was painfully slow. We were the 3rd group out and we waited on every hole to hit. Rangers need to do a better job keeping up the pace of play. Especially early in the morning.Read The Review
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 (previously a failing grade for the course) are very much improved with no obvious problems; and changing the Green Tee locations on some of the holes (lengthening in all cases) increased the challenge, but not unfairly, for this senior golfer. All-in-all, I agree with, and support, B-Man's recent elevation of Skybrook in Charlotte's top 10 rankings.Read The Review
Skybrook is one of my favorite layouts in the area and I've played it a ton over the years. The improvements to the whole experience with the clubhouse upgrades in particular as well as the Bermuda greens make it worth the higher price of golf in Charlotte nowadays. On this day, we were cart path only and the fairways were indeed still a bit muddy. The walking to and from the cart made for a longer round but we were still able to finish before sunset after teeing off at 1:30. The greens were all in good shape, not super fast but a good true roll helping my group to hole some decent length putts. I still struggle with the 3rd hole and the 10th hole due to the trouble on both sides of the tee shot. The closing stretch 15-18 is one of my favorites in all of Charlotte public golf. Once Spring hits and the dormant fairways and rough come back to life, Skybrook is set for a great season.Read The Review
Course is in magnificent shape. Normal wear and tear on tee boxes, fairways in very good shape, very fast greens. Worth the $70 weekend rateRead The Review
Better than good, but not perfect. Fairways are like carpet. It's just a real pretty course from the tee box. Greens were recently aerated but roll true and are not slow and not overly fast. Another week and they should be perfect. Traps had sand but many look liked they just suffered from a pretty bad storm. Rakes were out, but looks like not many are using them.Read The Review