Tega Cay is a unique 27-hole golf club just south of NC-SC border off I-77 near Rock Hill, SC. You can play any combination of the 3 nine-hole layouts and make 3 different rounds out of it. All three layouts have many elevation changes and scenic views of the Lake Wylie area. With a huge clubhouse and event pavilion, it is a great place for golf outings.
The 3 nines are called Grande View (GV), Carolina Pines (CP), and the Cove. Grande View is the newest and most challenging nine. Rates are discounted for residents of Tega Cay. Overlooking the practice putting green facility is a beautiful event pavilion designed specifically for large groups. The facility includes a scoreboard, tables and chairs, corner serving area for beverages and restrooms. Adjacent to the clubhouse is the 23,000 square foot Glennon Community and Conference Center, great for hosting even larger events.
Finally played my first round back at this course (May '07) since '99. It did seem familiar, especially on the Grande View nine, which was brand new when I first played it. This course is fun to play for its variety of holes and required shots, as well as its uniqueness compared to most area courses. The holes have many elevation changes, beautiful scenery, and challenging hazards that require some daunting carries over water. The layout includes 27 holes, though I've never played the Cove nine. The Grande View nine begins and ends with a picturesque par 4 with an approach over water. It also has a cool downhill par 3 where the tee is elevated some 100 feet or so. What drove me somewhat nuts about this course, though, was the lack of yardage markers and any kind of hole description or picture. Most nicer courses have the course well marked with sprinkler heads and/or picture placards on the tee boxes. There were several blind shots and hazards in play where knowing the yardages to the trouble would have helped immensely. I hit at least 3 great tee shots in one round that ended up lost or in trouble. So, it pays to play your first round here with a Tega Cay veteran. All in all, this is a course I'd recommend you try to see if you like it. Look for the best rate using a foursome coupon.
PURE. PURE. PURE. Greens were immaculate, running so fast and true. Holding iron shots as well. Fairways were in such good shape. Zero complaints about the course at all. Deer were everywhere as the town of Tega Cay is well known for, but they don't bother you one bit and add to the scenery. I've played Tega Cay 5-6x now and this is the best shape it's ever been in.Read The Review
I returned to Tega Cay for the first time in many years. I was impressed. #1, the greens were excellent throughout both the Carolina Pines and Grande View nines. The Bermuda grass was in great shape and rolled quick and true. Some of the best public access Bermuda greens in the Charlotte area. #2, the layout is fun. Tons of elevation change and doglegs. Some short holes, both par 5's and par 4's. And several challenging but fair holes, with risk-reward decisions. The Carolina Pines nine definitely has an older, more casual feel to it. The Grande View is in a little better shape and has two challenging holes to bookend the nine. The price is in line with the value but still steep. $62 for a weekday afternoon is $15 higher than you would have expected to pay a year or so ago. We happened to play while Ron DeSantis was speaking at the clubhouse (by accident). We could hear him taking questions as we finished up on the last hole. Since we had no place to go, we played the Grande View nine a second time. :-P Tega Cay also has the Cove nine hole course, which is the more casual nine. The driving range was mats only today and you are hitting off a cliff. So there's no real feel at all for how far you're hitting shots. It's strictly for warming up and grooving your swing. The turnhouse is convenient and well stocked. Overall, I felt like Tega Cay is right there in the conversation for a Top 10 Charlotte area course, though it's probably just an honorable mention still.Read The Review
First time here in about a year and was not disappointed. Course was in great shape and the greens were the fastest , smoothest I've putted on this year. I really love the layout and it's definitely in my top ten Charlotte area courses. My only complaint, yes it's pace of play, was that we saw no one in front of us on the the first 9 and then had to wait for two foursomes on every hole on the back. A little under 2 hrs on the front and a little over 2 1/2 hours on the back and my threesome walked. Not sure if the pro shop sent these groups off on the back ahead of us or what.Read The Review
Bring your A Game! Tega Cay is in phenomenal shape. Tees and fairways are perfect. The greens are spectacular; the best I've ever seen them. They are smooth and fast. Fastest I've played anywhere around Charlotte this year. They have also pinched the fairways in even more than usual on an already tight driving course. The rough is thick but playable. They had gotten a decent amount of rain a couple of nights ago, so it was cart path only, and some of the bunkers hadn't been repaired after the rain, but the sand was still in excellent condition. Pace of play was good on a weekday afternoon, and the staff and service were good as always.Read The Review
Tega Cay is in great shape. Tee boxes, fairway, rough, and sand all very well maintained and conditioned. Greens rolled great, with consistent speed all day. Superb pace of play, as well, on a Saturday mid-morning.Read The Review