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Birkdale Golf Club


"Worth playing"

4/1/24: Review by B-Man

This was my first round back at Birkdale since it re-opened last November. I spent some time before my round chatting with Jeff Thomas, the GM, to get some construction updates and tour the changes to the course, including the new 9th hole. The $45 million commercial...

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The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent
220 Laurel Valley Way
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 647-0025
www.revival.golf
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Review Rating:

3.5 stars - "Worth playing" (5 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $37, Weekend $50

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

Large undulating putting green. Chipping area with sand bunker. Driving range with grass tees.

Description

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.

Notes

In summer 2023, the course switched over to Mach 1 Bermuda grass on the greens (reopening around Labor Day). Memberships available -- see web site for details.

B-Man's Take

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.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Blue)72682273.1130
Mens (White)72631170.6127
Other (Gold)72576768.1117
Ladies (Red)72516370.3119
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Most Recent Reviews

  • 9/4/23 - Review by THE BIG SHOW

    "Great course"

    The new Mach 1 greens were rolling pretty good and at a decent speed. Quiet a few holes had downed trees due to tree removal but were not in play unless it was a real wayward shot. Fairways were nice and full. Pace of play was SLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOW. My group (3some) waited on every tee except 1 and 10 at least 10 minutes minimum and a couple holes 15 minutes. The course wasn't that busy. We tee'd off @ 10:41 am and finished at 3:20 pm. Can't allow "entitled" golfers to hit 2 tee shots off every tee which both ended up OB most times. This place needs a marshal or 2 to keep things orderly and moving along because it affects everyone else. Overall, besides that I'd definitely go back and play. Hopefully, this course doesn't turn into a "money-grab" and just let golfers do as they please. There are enough of those courses now. Hopeffully this is an isolated situation.

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  • 9/1/23 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"

    First day of reopening at Revival after the greens replacement. Lots of other course work has taken place this summer as well. The greens are typical for new greens, still a little sandy and fairly firm. All 18 look to have taken the new grass well; I could find no issues with them. Elsewhere on the course, the tees and fairways were in the best shape I've ever seen at Revival. Bunkers were well manicured with PLENTY of sand in them. Lots of tree removal has also taken place: The right side of #2, between 12 and 13, between 14, 15, and 16, and to the right of 17 green/behind 8 green. The removal has opened up so much of the course. Hopefully it will help get air flow to the greens and other spots on the course that can get soggy and remain so over long stretches. Some downed trees from recent storms are also present, but not in areas of play.

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  • 8/29/22 - Review by JIGGITY JOE

    "Worth playing"

    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.

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  • 8/24/21 - Review by tvrepairex

    "Average"

    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.

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  • 11/22/19 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Worth playing"

    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.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 06/01/23 - B-Man posted "Aeration and Renovation Updates"

    A few Aeration dates to keep in mind: Stonebridge: 5/30-5/31 Monroe CC: 6/6-6/7 Renovation updates: River Oaks is closing in the next 2 weeks until Labor Day for renovation of 2 holes (#1 and #8) as well as the switchover from Bentgrass to Mach 1 Bermuda greens. The Revival at the Crescent is closing July 5th for a similar conversion to Mach 1 Bermuda on the greens. They also are targeting a Labor Day re-opening.
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  • 05/11/21 - BetterThanMost posted "Update on Revival"

    If you've ever played Revival, you know how wet holes 4, 5, and 6 tend to stay, regardless of the weather. The course has changed the 4th hole to a 475 yard par 5, which places the tee shot landing area in a much drier area and allows for pulled tee shots to remain playable. They have also converted the 6th hole into a 384 yard par 4, which eliminates the previous tee shot landing area that could never grow grass or dry out. They have also reclaimed the previously lost front of the 3rd green, added some cart paths, and made other course improvements.
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  • 07/29/18 - BetterThanMost posted "Couple of Updates"

    Warrior is reopening on Friday, August 3rd for public play. You can now make tee times on their website.

    Revival/Crescent is dealing with some issues on their greens due to a bad batch of chemicals they got earlier this season. They are interseeding their greens with Pure Distinction bent grass, but are still open for play. Additionally, they have cut down several trees around the 3rd green, and are laying sod to bring it back to its original size. If you've played the course, you know the 3rd green has been a problem for several years, so it's good to see that they are remedying it.
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  • 04/26/07 - Fisher posted "I should call..."

    ...next time I drive 25 miles to a golf course, only to find out they had a shot-gun tournament about to start. Crescent did this to me last weekend. I had to come up w/ an alternative place & ended up at a course nearby(I won't mention the name, but they have a HUGE boulder painted white at the entrance). That was absolutely the longest round. Pro shop kept sending out 5-somes on that day for some reason. RIDICULOUS!!

    Has anyone played Crescent within the last two weeks? Just want to get an idea of conditions & how long ago they aerated greens.

    Thanks!
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  • 09/26/05 - Jamie replied to "Crescent"

    9-26-2005

    I played there today and the course is in excellent condition.
    Naturally, I played horrible but the greens are in mint condition and the fairways are nice as well.
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"Worth playing"

4/1/24: Review by B-Man

This was my first round back at Birkdale since it re-opened last November. I spent some time before my round chatting with Jeff Thomas, the GM, to get some construction updates and tour the changes to the course, including the new 9th hole. The $45 million commercial...

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2024 Charlotte Golf Survey

By B-Man on 4/12/24

I've launched this year's version of the Charlotte Golf Survey where you get to rate all of the public golf courses within an hour of Charlotte. And just like last year, if you submit the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to win a round of golf with me a The Club...

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