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.
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.
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.
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.Read The Review
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.Read The Review
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