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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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    • #3607
      Terry Jackson

      What shape is Regent Park Golf, Fort Mill S.C. in this year. I know they went through a bad stretch of neglect. Thinking of playing it this fall when we come down from Canada. Also, any comments on Rocky River and Emerald Lake Golf courses?
      Cheers

    • #7587

      Very subjective, but I think you are asking about the wrong courses. I don’t know too many who would rank Regent Park (especially with current management), Rocky River (very hard – as in brick-like – greens), and Emerald Lake (still need to switch to Bermuda) among the top courses in Charlotte. For me it is Red Bridge, Verdict Ridge, and Eagle Chase. I know not many would agree with me about Eagle Chase, but they just switched to Bermuda greens and the layout is great. Also Ballantyne. Interested in others favorite 3-4 courses in Charlotte.

    • #7589
      Terry Jackson

      For years we did the Myrtle Beach thing. About 4 years ago we started staying in the Rock Hill area. We play certain courses every year but like to add a few new ones every year. We play 9-10 rounds during our stay each year. Last year Edgewater was great surprise and even Chester was enjoyable. Being Royal Canadian Legion members we spend a lot of time in the Fort Mill Legion Post 43, so we play Springfield and Fort Mill several times with post members. I have several days open this year for new courses too try. Looking for comments on courses within 50-60 minutes drive from Cherry Rd and I 77.

    • #7591
      Terry Jackson

      Thanks Dr Schteeve,
      I looked up Red Bridge and Verdict Ridge and they may make the Canadian Tour this fall….lol
      Send me an email at darkshadows@rogers.com so we can meet up in the fall and we can return your hospitality at the Fort Mill Post.

    • #7593
      Don

      I love Charlotte National. Love the layout and the people. Greens are always in great shape. Would agree with Red Bridge as a maturing course that has gotten a lot better. Fort Mill is a very nice walkable course. Springfield is nice but I always play poorly there (bring your A game if playing there). Edgewater is a little far but another great layout and greens that are always nice.

    • #7595

      My favorites are Olde Sycamore, Stonebridge, Red Bridge, Edgewater, Springfield, Fort Mill, Eagle Chase, Verdict Ridge and Glen Oaks.

    • #7597

      For the fun of it I thought I would list the golf courses from my own personal point of view. Obviously I could not have played all these courses any time recent, but am ranking some of them from memory. These courses come from the B-Man list only. I DID NOT take into account any personal preferences like course layout, cost, or condition of club house, golf carts, or driving time, etc. My rankings are about course conditions ONLY.

      5 Star courses – Glen Oaks and Fox Den.

      4.5 Star course – Edgewater Lancaster, and Tillary Tradition.

      4 Star courses – Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill, Olde Sycamore, Red Bridge, Rocky River, and Stone Bridge.

      3.5 Star courses – Charlotte National, Monroe, Springfield%! 2C and Verdict Ridge.

      3 Star courses – Birkdale, Skybrook, Tega Cay, and Waterford

      2.5 Star courses – Charles T Myers, Eagle Chase, and The Divide.

      Odd ball courses at the moment – Emerald Lake has been a 3.5 star course for the longest time but my latest memories of the course is 2.5 stars. Larkhaven is a 2.5 Star course during the hot summer months and a 4 star course during the winter months.

      Courses that I have not played yet – Crescent, Deer Brook, Revolution Park, Highland Creek, Renaissance, River Oaks, The Tradition, Warrior and Ballantyne. Ballantyne, I suspect is a 5 star course but cost has kept me from playing it.

    • #7599
      Fred C Dodds

      I totally agree with izzyf150. I’m willing to pay an arm, but not a leg to play Ballantyne Golf Course Missed out playing Lancaster last year. Plan on chasing the white ball there this fall. Playing Rocky River on Sept 30th hope the speedway has nothing planned that day across the way.

    • #7601
      Fred C Dobbs

      Hi,
      We come down from Ontario each year the last week of Sept/Oct for 9 rounds of golf. You’d like Edge Water, Springfield and Fort Mill. All three are enjoyable to play.
      Note: You can’t beat the southern hospitality that the Charlotte area people extend to you when you visit. We gave up on the hectic “take you money and run” golf you find on the Myrtle Beach strip and stay in the Rock hill area.
      Cheers

    • #7603
      Fred C Dobbs

      Hello,
      We’ll down in Rock Hill/Fort Mill area playing some rounds of golf. Should we try Olde Sycamore Plantation while were there?

    • #7605
      Fred C Dobbs

      Thanks for the heads up, we’ll pass on Olde Sycamore. I already booked a tee time for Rocky River this year. I will chose one of the other courses you mentioned. By the way which one of those courses you mentioned would be the closest to I77 and David Lyle Blvd. in Rock hill.
      Cheers

    • #7607
      Fred C Dobbs

      Dr Schteeve would anyone recommend Emerald Lake Golf Club. It’s just under an hour from our hotel.
      Cheers

    • #7609
      Fred C Dobbs

      Hello,
      Me again,I see Carolina Lakes Golf Club is under 40 minutes from our hotel. Any comments out there regarding the course and it’s condition. We are playing in the area at end of the month.
      Cheers

    • #7611

      Emerald Lake has the same problem as Olde Sycamore – late summer bent greens that are beat up, at least relative to other courses with Bermuda or Bermuda-like greens that are perfect. If you are gong to spend the time and money to come to Charlotte to play, I would think you would be willing to spend a few extra minutes drive time to play the best courses. In my opinion, Verdict Ridge and Red Bridge are hands-down the best daily fee courses in Charlotte, with Rocky River, Springfield, and Ballantyne not far behind. Courses with bent greens that seem to survive the summer beter than others include Glen Oaks, Fort Mill, and Edgewater.

    • #7615

      Eagle Chase also has great conditions now, except for the cart paths.

    • #7613
      Fred C Dobbs

      Hi Dr Schteeve,
      We are playing Rocky River, Edge water, Fort Mill, Springfield.
      We travel out Lancaster and Chester so we can visit their American Post after there games. I will check with the others to see how far they want to drive for that other game. Question: how is Carolina Lakes?
      Cheers

    • #7617

      If you look at the last review, 8/18/13, the greens were already showing wear and tear, which makes me think they will not be in great condition compared with the courses already discussed.

    • #7619
      Fred C Dobbs

      I’ll put the 3 in a hat and pick one….lol
      Thanks for your help. If your ever by the Fort Mill post late afternoons were usually there.
      Cheers

    • #7621
      Fred C Dobbs

      Verdict Ridge won out. Hoping to arrange a tee time next week. They have 7 day ahead booking system.
      Cheers

    • #7623

      Dr schteeve its like we are the same person. You think exactly like i do. I played Eagle chase ( wish the greens were a touch faster) and I really liked the course. Though the cart path i decided to use after i broke 7 vertebrae ( joking) is what some might call the fairway. Those are probably the worse cart paths I have ever seen. Match them up with Regent’s bridges and I would just never golf again

    • #7625
      Fred C Dobbs

      Try Verdict Ridge, it’s close to Lake Norman and I 77

    • #7627
      Jason

      Played that one too ! Very nice . Thanks

    • #7629

      Try Warrior in China Grove; it’s close and very nice

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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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