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Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation


"Average"

9/16/22: Review by KirklandSpecial

Tee boxes - above average Fairways - excellent Greens - below average Played the course more times than I can count in the last 5 years. The greens were the best the crew can make them, but more than half of them have dead spots. They put the flags in the best spots,...

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Cleghorn Plantation
    • #3249

      Anyone play there recently? I read a recent review that suggested they are having the same green issues that a lot of courses are having. Same review said they aren’t honoring the low prices their website advertises. Anyone with any recent info? I just don’t want to travel an hour and 1/2 to be disappointed.

    • #7171

      Played today. The bad news: 40 minute delay from tee time for no excusable reason (it certainly wasn’t a frost delay!). Fairly slow round as well – apparently the course was packed, perhaps because of a $25 dollar special (included cart & range balls). The good news: gorgeous course, in the best conditions I’ve played all year. Champion Bermuda greens were perfect. Fairways perfect. Rough was punishing but fair. Worth the drive but it is a hike (about an hour and 20 minutes from downtown Charlotte).

    • #7173

      has anyone played this course and can provide info on conditions, etc?
      thx

    • #7175

      Played it last year.

      The good: the layout is pretty cool – lots of elevation changes. One or two holes a bit goofy (too much elevation change, type of shot required). Conditions were perfect – Bermuda greens, nice fairways. Cost was reasonable.

      The bad: our round took 5 1/2 hours. If you scroll down in this message board, I think you will see a review from someone who played twice, and both rounds were 5+ hours. The worst: when they said something to someone in the clubhouse about the pace of play, they were told something to the effect of “If you don’t like it, don’t come back”. WOW! PCA – pretty crappy attitude.

    • #7177

      thxs doc – i remember that post now – shame because it looks good on web page hole layout

    • #7179

      Courtesy of Groupon, played on Sunday for $15/golfer. Greens still recovering from a punch, but very good, should be perfect in a few weeks. Pace was slow, 5 hours, but not as miserably slow as on a prior visit and as described by other posters. Probably could have been faster if they tried – no rangers on a Sunday morning?!? With a 1 – 1 1/2 hour drive from Charlotte, a long day. The layout is great, nice mix of holes, maybe a course to try to combine with some others for a 2 or 3 day getaway. Just not sure it’s worth a 8-9 hour trip from Charlotte…

    • #7181
      Tom

      Had a 10:00 tee time at Cleghorn this week and when we got there, they were closed. Supposedly closed on Friday (9/7/12). Very disappointed as this is one of my favorite courses. We drive from Charleston, Pawley’s and Columbia to play for the views and the great golf.

      Bummed out! Was told they may reopen in a couple of weeks but don’t know anything for sure.

      Just wanted folks to know that if they have a tee time there, they may want to call and double check first.

    • #7183

      I thought they had their financial problems straightened out. That is a bummer, because one of my friends loves that course and has been trying to get me to play it for years.

    • #7185

      Cleghorn was a great track, but it is closed.

    • #7187

      Played this course for the first time yesterday. Liked the layout of the back 9 better than the front. The fairways were a little rough, no pun intended but the greens were basically unplayable. Not sure what is going on there but it appeared they had been aerated and top dressed with too much sand. My son and I didn’t even try to put after a few holes. There also appears to be some other type of grass or weed growing on them in many spots. The staff was very friendly and for $35 for a Sunday morning tee time and a free sleeve of Titleist golf ballsfor booking on line the price was great. I may be back if the conditions improve dramatically.

    • #7189

      Made the trip out to Cleghorn today. Shot 93. Overall it seems to be a work in progress. The front nine fairways and tee boxes were being worked on (grass was patchy at best probably another year before its ready to go. Back nine fairways and tees a lot better but still need sometime to get better. Greens were in good shape. Bunkers had soft sand. Lots of elevation changes so course knowledge would help. Had a lot of side hill lies. Pace of play was great till we caught a 4some on the 15th hole that took forever on each shot (ready golf was not part of their game). Took a chance based on golfnow reviews and would say if you lived close to the course enjoy it with a golfnow or clickit deal unlike us being an 1hr and 1/2 will wait till next year.

    • #7191

      Seems there used to a a bit of discussion here about Cleghorn Plantation golf club. Anyone been out there in a while? Been driving out of the area to avoid the crowds and thought I’d give it a shot.

    • #7193

      Last played Cleghorn in late Oct. 2019. Always enjoy this course. Greens were dormant, yet still very nice. This course gets a high rating on Golfadvisor.com for good reason. Was considering a group trip for two rounds in one day, from the Lincolnton area before virus hit. As I recall, not much in the way of food selection except snacks. I recommend this course.

    • #7195

      Got out to Cleghorn yesterday for the first time. I see why people like it. Great layout and other than getting through Shelby it’s wide open 4-lane just about all the way there. Same amount of time from Huntersville as is Tillary Tradition or Edgewater. Certainly the feel of a mountain course in the foothills. George Cobb design (Quail Hollow, East Lake – Atlanta, Sea Pines, etc.). In great shape except for a lot of areas that look like there is/was some sort of grass fungus or something? Wide green fairways then an area of brown. One tee box had virtually no grass. Greens are beautiful but slower than they look. They were top dressing them, which I think they might do most Mondays (as does Warrior) so might not have cut them over the weekend. All in all well worth the drive. Also note the price: after 2PM Mon-Thurs $25, $21.25 if pay online.

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Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation


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9/16/22: Review by KirklandSpecial

Tee boxes - above average Fairways - excellent Greens - below average Played the course more times than I can count in the last 5 years. The greens were the best the crew can make them, but more than half of them have dead spots. They put the flags in the best spots,...

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