Formerly Crescent Golf Club, the course was taken over by new management and renamed in 2017 as The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent. This course was built in 1998 north of Charlotte on I-85. It features Crenshaw bent grass greens, bermuda fairways, 31 sand bunkers and water hazards on 9 holes.
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A long time ago I shot a then career-best 81 here. I've not had an opportunity to go back yet since it's a solid 75 minute drive for me. I was impressed during my round (May 2001). Immaculate tees, fairways and greens. Lots of challenging holes, including many with water. My favorite hole is probably #6 (short 430yd par 5) with its approach over water. Though #8 is also a fun one over water (134yd par 3). Hell hole for me was #12 (370yd par 4) because of the bunkers.
Really enjoyed the layout. Plenty of challenge for all levels of play. Tee boxes are the best I have seen in the area. Fairways were good. Rough was actually rough, lol. If you were not in the fairway it was a penalty and I really like that. The course actually makes you think about what shot to hit, driver was not always the correct choice. Bunkers in excellent shape and placed so they are in play no matter what tee you use. Greens were soft, some crab grass and bare spots, which is really the only detraction I can give this course. Range was nice and putting/chipping area was nice. Well worth the money.Read The Review
Played early morning,3rd group out.The fairways were in good shape for the most part,some of the tees (played senior) were a little beat up.The greens however were pretty bad.They were reseeded about 1-1 1/2 years ago and were pretty good until a couple months ago.There are some that appear to be dying with bad areas everywhere.They resodded #5 par 3 last month and the new green looks to be dying.The greens that are good have numerous pitch marks that were unrepaired. The traps are usually raked well , and the layout is good ,but the green issues have me playing elsewhere for a time.There are other Salisbury courses that are better now.Read The Review
Just a quick note on Revival/Crescent: They are using temp greens on the front 9 for another week or two as they perform maintenance on greens. You can either play the temps on the front, or play the back 9 twice. Back nine greens are phenomenal. Rest of the course continues to get better and better each time I go as well.Read The Review
Wanted to give an update on Crescent, as my review over 2 years ago was the most recent review. The club has new ownership and a new name in 2017. It is officially called The Revival At The Crescent. The new ownership has put a lot of resources into bringing the course back from the edge of death (see my previous review). I found all but one tee box in great shape. They were as lush as any I've seen this summer. The fairways as well, save the 6th, have finally recovered from the winter kill of '15. The weather has allowed the bermuda to thrive. The greens have never really been an issue at Crescent, other than the 3rd, and that is still the case. The greens were spongy underfoot and rolled pretty true. The club has done a lot of work on all green side bunkers. They have redone the drainage in the bunkers and added new sand to them. It appears as if they are letting several fairway bunkers that don't really come into play transition into grass bunkers. There are new carts with usb charging ports. Additionally, there were coolers of cold water at several spots around the course. Sprinklers had distances on them and their was new signage everywhere. The club still has work to do. The front half of the 3rd green has been transitioned back into fairway, leaving a really small target. It sits so far back in a wooded area, that I don't see any way they can get air back there other than bringing in fans. The 5th tee, green and 6th fairway also need work. They sit down in a low area and don't much airflow. The club never had complete cart paths, and while it wasn't a problem 15 years ago, the lack of maintenance of the dirt cart paths over the years has made them almost impassible. The edges of bunkers need to be worked on as well. Areas of the course that aren't directly in the line of play, but could see an errant shot are the last piece of the course to come back. All in all, the club has made great strides to make the course playable again. Continued efforts in that same vein will bring it close to the condition it was in during the mid-'00s.Read The Review
Wish I could dispute what others have written about Crescent recently, but I can't. I guess the first clue was pulling into the parking lot on a Sunday morning and seeing only a half dozen cars. Conditions from tee to green were quite frankly shocking. Tees, fairways, and rough with little or no grass on them. What grass was on them was random and unkempt. There was a notice posted in the pro shop from the Carolinas Section about how the late cold winter weather had severely retarded the growth of bermuda grass, and I'm sure that has something to do with it, but every other course in the area looks a lot better than Crescent. There were large areas of fairway grass in non-playable areas where the turf had been harvested and moved elsewhere. Where I don't know, because it certainly wasn't on the course. Some bunkers had sand, others were just dirt. Most had rocks and none of them had been maintained on a Sunday morning. The one part of the course that was above average were the greens. They were in great shape. Plenty of grass on them and not many ball marks (probably due to the lack of play). The one exception is the 3rd green. They've lost the front 1/3 of the green. They need to clear out a lot of trees or get some fans back there if they want any chance of bringing that green back.Read The Review