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Red Bridge Golf & Country Club


"Great course"

4/15/24: Review by Steve

Red Bridge is looking good right now. We played after a morning tournament and you would never know it, course is in good condition. Greens are running super fast.

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Warrior Golf Club
890 Lake Wright Rd
China Grove, NC 28023
(704) 856-0871
www.warriorgolf.com
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Review Rating:

4.19 stars - "Great course" (13 reviews)

Type:

Semi-Private

Rates:

Weekday $55, Weekend $75

Greens Turf Type:

Bermuda

Practice Area:

This course has a great practice area where you can cover all aspects of your game, including grass tees on the driving range, a spacious chipping and bunker practice green, and a large putting green.

Description

Warrior Golf Club is located in China Grove about 30 minutes north of Charlotte and conveniently accessible from both I-85 and I-77. Warrior offers a large practice area, five sets of tees, six miles of concrete cart parts, eleven ponds, over forty bunkers, and dual line irrigation. Designed in 1999 by Stan Gentry, Warrior Golf Club was built around the beautiful 52-acre Lake Wright. Warrior is a par-71 with over 6,600 yards of rolling terrain and Bermuda fairways with Champion G12 Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Greens (2018).

Notes

The golf carts now include touch screen GPS.

B-Man's Take

Warrior is a nice course for those north of Charlotte. It's tucked in a little community. So you do get some O.B. spots here and there. Quite a few hazards, too. It's got very few flat holes. Almost every one is rolling hills and sloping fairways. While the tees, fairways and rough can be spotty, the greens are kept in very good shape -- but you may have some long putts cause the greens are all very spacious. There are some good scoring opportunities with most of the par 5's reachable and 3 of the 5 par 3's are medium irons with no trouble in play. My favorite hole is the risk-reward par 5 17th hole. It is reachable in two but only with a good tee shot that avoids running off into a hazard guarding the right side of the fairway. Then you'll have a long-iron approach to a well protected green (by sand and water). It's a definite eagle opportunity! I despise the 7th hole. My issues with this hole start with the tee shot -- which comes from a turf tee box (it's completely shaded by trees so no real grass) that will not hold a normal tee unless you carry a hammer. Then you must carry about 175 yards without a fade or trajectory down the right half of the fairway because it will run into another hazard that's only about 215 yards out. I wish they would just put all the tees on the white grass tee box where everyone can just hit a layup iron (or big hitters could try to drive the green). There are several holes with hazards not visible from the tee so make sure you use the GPS on the carts to judge how much room you have for each shot. This course is a nice change from some of the Charlotte area courses and is worth the extra drive.

TeeParYardageRatingSlope
Championship (Black)71660972.4132
Mens (Blue)71619370.3128
Other (White)71562967.5123
Senior (Gold)71504164.5115
Ladies (Gold)71504169.5124
Junior (Red)71442365.1112
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Most Recent Reviews

  • 8/28/23 - Review by Mike

    "Great course"

    Course was in good shape even with the lack of rain. They're working on the greens; did some top dressing today (but it's Monday). Lots of pock marks, but nothing irreparable. I think the "play fast" encouragement in general at most courses has distracted most golfers from repairing ball marks, but as slow as it was... meh, come on. Tee boxes are good, and the fairways are in good shape. Overall, it wasn't busy so we took our time, but played at a good pace. I felt like I turned a corner with my game, but then I fell apart on the back 9.. 42 in and then 55 out...... Should have been an 80s level round. Oops. :D

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  • 7/6/23 - Review by Jonny

    "Great course"

    Their on-line tee time reservation system works great, they do require a CC to book. Nice to get a Senior discount at $42 bucks with cart for 18 holes. It was busy but not slammed so the pace of play was very good. They don't have a dedicated Starter but they announce your start time over a PA system. It's a scenically beautiful course as it's built around Lake Wright in rural China Grove, NC. There are elevated tee boxes on the front and back and there is a fair amount of up and down but not excessive like a mountain course. The tee boxes were well marked and the fairways were wide open on most holes. There is some trouble on each side for many holes if you're out of the fairway. There were several holes that had blind shots. They have well maintained electric carts all with GPS and video screens that give you good info. There is a fair amount of water throughout as it wraps around Lake Wright and some smaller ponds are scattered over the length of the course. Hole #7 is called the War Party. There is water in front of the tee as well as to the left and right of the fairway. It's a 363 yard par 4 from the white tees. It will challenge you. All of the greens were in excellent condition and rolling true. Not a lot of undulation and most were generous. For the most part, everything about this course was favorable. There were just a few things that I was disappointed with. The driving range was closed for some reason. We never got a clear explanation as to why. There was only one bathroom on the entire course. There were no water stations and it was in the low 90's and humid. There was no beverage cart so be sure and bring lots of water to stay hydrated. After playing 18 holes at good pace of about 4.5 hours we all agreed it was a legitimate top 10 course as rated by the BMan and one that offers a lot of value for your money.

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  • 4/13/23 - Review by Hunter

    "Great course"

    BMan told me for YEARS I needed to make the drive to play here. I'm kicking myself for not listening earlier. Course was in top notch shape. Greens are legit tour speed but perfect. Fairways/bunkers solid as well. Once you get a hang of the speed it gets really fun. This might be my new favorite closing stretch of holes. The only thing that kept this from being higher is the layout/conditions of hole 7. Really narrow teeing ground and just kinda goofy.

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  • 2/9/23 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"

    Played Warrior this afternoon in warm but blustery conditions. The course is in good shape currently, with a few projects underway to improve the course even more. They are making improvements to the driving range area. They are also in the process of removing trees in areas that may not necessarily be in play, but are areas where a lot of tee shots end up. This will allow for faster pace of play and the chance of playing a recovery shot as opposed to a lost ball. The one big project underway is the renovation and repositioning of the bunkers on the par 3 6th hole. The two large bunkers that were on the front left of the green have been removed. In their place will be two smaller bunkers that are directly in front of the green, as well as a small pot bunker to the left of the green. As for the rest of the course, the greens are in great shape, and roll faster than anything else in the area. Teeboxes are a little beat up, but they are moving tee markers around to utilize better areas of turf. Fairways are in good shape, and you get good roll on the dormant grass.

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  • 8/8/21 - Review by oneputt

    "Great course"

    Finally got to play here! Pricey but overall worth the expense. Tees were really beat up. Fairways in spectacular shape. Played the ball down. Greens were moderately fast, especially down grain. The actual cups were horrible! Everyone of them had severe burnt out edges at least on one side. This in itself made me wish I had not been charged such a high green fee. I would guess that cups had not been moved in at least a few days or who ever was cutting cups just didn’t do their job. Anyway, the management should have known about the cup situation and reacted. The practice area was fabulous. Plenty of grass and top notch balls. The routing of the course is the strangest I’ve seen in all my years of golfing. I did not ever feel any continuity. Due in large part to the lengthy criss cross travels between holes. Although course directions were adequate it still didn’t provide that feeling of a course theme. No doubt about it, there were 18 really good holes of golf.

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Updates From the Forum

  • 05/11/22 - B-Man replied to "Aerification Dates - 2022"

    Warrior Golf Club in China Grove is aerating greens on June 1st.
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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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  • 07/09/10 - t2green2 posted "Warrior Golf Club"

    We played Warrior July 4th and could not have been happier with the condition of the greens. There is still some poana in the greens but they are well water and roll very true. Other than the occasional issue with ball marks not being fixed the greens are in great shape.

    The Fairways are a bit hard but considering how little rain we have had of late I can over look that. The Tee boxes for the middle tees were not in very good shape at all. They appear to have killed off some tee boxes and are trying to grow new grass.

    Hope this helps,
    Todd
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  • 07/16/08 - Elsupremo posted "Recent Play"

    3 July - Played Warrior for the first time. Pretty impressive. Course was in great shape, greens, tee boxes, everything. Well worth the drive. Playing partner walked on and shot four over, the annoying b@$t@rd.

    4 July - Olde Sycamore - Was in it's usual immaculate shape. Of the 30 or so public/semi-private courses I've played in this area, I think this is the nicest and also the most difficult.

    5 July - Tega Cay. Second time I've played here. I think it's a very nice course but it is another one that doesn't believe in bunker maintenance. I've noticed that about several courses in the area.

    12 July - Skybrook - Played here several times and it's always in great shape but it's also one of those courses that could use a little more bunker maintenance. It is on the Carolina Trail now but not part of any of the packages. Not sure what the deal is there.

    13 July - Stonebridge - Nice course but it is a haul from Huntersville. Again, bunker maintenance. How hard is it to go in, turn over the bunkers and rake them smooth. I don't get it. I know, I know, if you don't hit into them you won't have that problem. Whatever.

    Playing Pinetuck on the 18th and Eagle Chase on the 19th. I'll write up something about Pinetuck next week.
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  • 10/13/05 - mtharpster replied to "Warrior Golf Club in China Grove"

    for anyone looking for a great course of the betten path try Warrior in China Grove (i85exit 68 to 152 n) about 25 min. from Concord Mills. this is a great course in perfect conditon rates about $56 but well worth it, having played many Pro level courses this is not far behind. If the grow the rough and fasten up the greens a bit could host a tour event.
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"Great course"

4/15/24: Review by Steve

Red Bridge is looking good right now. We played after a morning tournament and you would never know it, course is in good condition. Greens are running super fast.

Latest Forum Post

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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