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Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation


"Below average"

5/26/24: Review by RT

Poor value. Fairways in good shape, with a few isolated spots, but able to play the ball down. Greens generally in good shape, with a lot of unrepaired ball marks. Speeds were consistent. Tee boxes are beat up. Bunkers not raked. Pace of play was just under 5 hours,...

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Springfield Golf Club
990 Springfield Parkway
Fort Mill, SC 29716
866-304-GOLF
www.playspringfield.com
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Review Rating:

3.93 stars - "Great course" (7 reviews)

Type:

Public

Rates:

Weekday $65, Weekend $83

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

Wide open driving range with grass tees, large putting green.

Description

The 6,906-yard par 72 Clyde Johnston-designed layout is located on a heavily wooded and hilly site just over the South Carolina border in Fort Mill. The course features 4 holes that flank Sugar Creek, affording players spectacular views and includes 13 holes that play across and along perennial streams that feed into the Catawba River. Each hole offers 5 tees for different skill levels. The greens were converted to MiniVerde Ultradwarf in 2010.

Notes

This course is part of the Leroy Springs & Co. collection of upstate SC golf courses near Charlotte -- including Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs as well.

B-Man's Take

I've only played this course a couple of times, but I need to get out here more often. It is a well-kept course with lots of challenge and several unique holes. Pretty straightforward layout, with elevation changes and rolling hills the most common features. Look for twilight times and discounts to keep it affordable as the rack rates are some of the highest in town. My favorite hole is #10, a short but picturesque par-4 with a lake on the left side and an elevated green guarded by 3 large bunkers. There are a handful of devilish holes, including the #1 handicap 428yd 7th hole. This long par 4 will give you a long approach to an elevated green guarded by a creek in front.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Silver)72690673.8145
Other (Blue)72650672.0139
Mens (White)72615572.0132
Senior (Gold)72566268.3126
Ladies (Red)72483468.8129
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Links

Golfholes.com - Offers 18-hole photo tour and discount coupons for this course.

Most Recent Reviews

  • 1/30/24 - Review by Golfmusician

    "Worth playing"

    The course is in pretty good shape for the winter conditions. There was hardly anyone there because it was cart path only. HEADS UP! According to the pro shop, it will probably be cart path only through April.

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  • 10/1/23 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"

    Always liked this layout and again it did not disappoint, Fairways, tee boxes and bunkers were in great shape, greens were smooth but soft and slow compared to other courses I normally play. Played as a twosome with a 3:10 Sunday tee time and finished in 3.5 hrs , we normally walk but took a cart to make sure we finished before dark.

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  • 3/21/23 - Review by B-Man

    "Worth playing"

    Got out to Springfield as I make my rounds for the updated Top 10 list (coming in May). This course has never left a great impression on me but I tried again to see if I could come to appreciate it. I made some strides in that direction, but a few things keep this course just outside my Top 10. The greens are in great shape and I don't remember them not being good. So in that regard, the course is a good value every time out. Almost every one of these Bermuda greens is elevated and sloped or crowned. So they can be very tricky to hold and to putt when they are slick. Today they were quick but not silly fast. The dormant Bermuda fairways make this course play hard and fast. With all of the slopes and elevation changes, your ball can bounce or roll out of play quickly. That can be very frustrating and make the course play very difficult at times. Several holes play severely uphill, making them play much longer than the yardage (and several par 4's are already over 400 yards from the Blue tees). So, from a layout perspective, this course is very challenging. From a conditions perspective, outside of the near-perfect greens, the tees, fairways and rough were just okay. Thin, sometimes bare dirt lies. A few fairways had patches of weed grass throughout. The course is using the Cart Path Only rule until May. On a dry afternoon, that was no fun. That also meant the fairways were dotted with unfixed divots. The rate was only $40 for a weekday afternoon (2:30pm) and that felt like a good value. Checking a few other courses online showed $50-$62 rates for the same time. My primary reason for not ranking Springfield higher is that there are very few memorable holes. The long dogleg left par 4 No. 9 is probably the signature hole (it would be a great finishing hole). I rate Springfield as one of the better but not best public courses in the area. The price puts it in the value half of the courses in the area. With very good greens, Springfield is definitely worth playing.

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  • 9/15/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Great course"

    I have been reading for about 2 weeks about how good of a condition this course is in so today, I had to find out for myself. A 1230p tee time on a Tuesday with a clear blue sky and about 75 degrees, it was just perfect. The course is playing incredibly! The tee boxes, the fairways and the greens are all in excellent condition. I really like this course and the way it plays, you know when a course suits your eye and this is it fo me. There are some acute doglegs that challenge you to place your tee shot just so. Many holes will challenge you to place your second shot just so to approach the green. I think my favorite holes are all the Par 3's. All with elevated greens, green side bunkers and visually beautiful. The Staff here is fantastic! Dan the starter is a great guy who knows the course well and is willing to give you the local knowledge. There is a driving range, practice putt and chipping area as well. The carts are all clean and in good repair. All in all just a fantastic experience for a public course which I would highly recommend.

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  • 8/29/20 - Review by RT

    "Great course"

    Springfield is in top summer condition, though an expectation at the price point. Greens are rolling smooth and fast. Four-hour round on a Saturday morning was a pleasant surprise.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 04/24/24 - B-Man posted "Leroy Springs 4-Course Membership"

    Leroy Springs runs Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Club and offers a 4-course membership with privileges across all of their courses. They sent this email recently advertising the waitlist to join: "If you are interested in a Four Course Membership please act promptly as the waiting list will be processed on a first come first served basis as space becomes available for our Four Course Memberships. The Leroy Springs Golf Four Course Membership waiting list is now open. There is a $500 non-refundable payment required to join the waiting list. When your spot becomes available this payment will be used to cover the first month of your dues and a Leroy Springs Golf welcome package." Here's the link to the Waiting List.
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  • 04/01/20 - B-Man replied to "Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs.

    Statement from Leroy Springs:

    "Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."
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  • 05/18/18 - BetterThanMost posted "Springfield Golf Club Update"

    Got this email from Springfield Golf Club today: "We have experienced severe winter kill on several of our greens due to the past winter. We have closed the golf course until May 26th to address these issues. At that time, the back nine of the course will reopen with two temporary greens. The front nine will remain closed to allow the greens to heal and the new greens to establish.
    We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience while we work diligently to restore the course to the standards we all expect."
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  • 03/02/13 - Wulfpack replied to "Springfield"

    Both Springfield and Fort Mill allow pushcarts. All over the place at Fort Mill as it is a walker's course. Fort Mill is very well layed out for walkers - not far at all between green and tee. Springfield is a bear to walk both from a distance standpoint as well as elevation. I like the front nine at Fort Mill (Donald Ross) but the back isn't all that bad and there are a few neat holes on the back. I think a dual membership will give you variety and the best of both worlds for a very reasonable price. Happy golfing!
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  • 07/20/11 - DrSchteeve replied to "Springfield - Walking the course??"

    Not walking friendly. Actually, just not friendly - greens very nonrecptive with the angles required for many shots. If you play it all the time, you probably could figure out the angles of the fairways and greens, but to play occasionally, very difficult.
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"Below average"

5/26/24: Review by RT

Poor value. Fairways in good shape, with a few isolated spots, but able to play the ball down. Greens generally in good shape, with a lot of unrepaired ball marks. Speeds were consistent. Tee boxes are beat up. Bunkers not raked. Pace of play was just under 5 hours,...

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