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.
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!Read The Review
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.Read The Review
There is a lot to like about this course. It has a mountain course feel as there are a lot of ups and downs with elevated tee boxes and greens. The course is well maintained in every way. The tee boxes are all in excellent condition and well marked. The fairways are wide open and generous. There are a few that are narrow and you'll be punished for being OB. Quite a few greenside bunkers and some scattered fairway bunkers. There is some water with a couple of holes where there is a creek crossing as well as a couple of holes where there is water along the fairway but none that will impede your shot. The greens are all immaculate and roll well. They will challenge even the best golfer. I found the check-in easy and the overall staff was professional and friendly. The Starter was great with a sense of humor and some good info on bathroom location/access and holes to watch for when you're a first time player. The electric carts were all clean and in great repair. There was a beverage cart making regular rounds on the front and back. They have a great driving range with an elevated tee box that has a dramatic feel and easy to follow your ball flight. The bar/grill was very nice though I didn't order anything. I really liked the shady back porch with lots of tables and chairs making great viewing as players roll off 9 & 18. My favorite hole was #16, a 144 yard par 3 with a pond on the left and one green side bunker to the right. Just a great overall golf experience that I would highly recommendRead The Review
Very wet morning. I do play Skybrook more than once a month. Considering how much rain we had over the weekend the course played good. Several of the traps were unplayable but that is understandable with the rain. Greens were very good with the ball tracking smooth and the speed was just a little slower than normal. The greenskeeper has done a wonderful job with these greens over the past three years or so. The only drawback to the course is it appears they purchased new flagsticks. The new ones do not have reflectors on them so if the flag is not waving in the wind it can take the rangefinder several times to get the distance. Overall the course is coming in very nicely from the winter and the greens are of course very good.Read The Review
This continues to move up my list. Everything is coming together. Course knowledge helps on a few of the tee shots. Especially 10, feet here you need to play the tee shot further right than you think it the slanted fairway will push the your drive into the trees. The greens were tiling great, but a little slow. You need to land in the correct areas or you’re three putting.Read The Review