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Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course


"Worth playing"

5/20/22: Review by Jonny

The last time I played this course was in 1999. It was somewhat new at the time and built on re-claimed property from a land fill. I was most impressed by the driving range and practice area for chipping and putting. Nearly every course I have gone to in the CLT area...

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Olde Sycamore
    • #2735
      Sonny Rauscher

      Oh yeah, Forgot about telling you about Olde sycamore!! Not as nice as Tega Cay, But had a very nice time there. Greens were in excelent shape. Fairways were not overseeded. I really don’t care for playing with dormant fairways, It’s so hard to see.

    • #6055
      Nathan Helms

      I played olde sycamore today, because it was so cold the greens were brutaly fast. Most holes were not very muddy despite the heavens opening up two days ago. I played a horrible round but course was in good shape.

    • #6057
      Jin

      Played 4/11 for the first time and pace of play was good. we used coupons off their website for a discount. wet from the t-storms on fri, but it wasn’t bad. greens were a bit slower and holes were still visible from aeration… should roll better in the next few weeks. the par 3 4th green really is a monster. well, i think it depends more on pin placement. it didn’t look too intimidating off the tee, but once we started putting it was nearly impossible. the pin was cut about 3 ft from the tier in the middle of the green. a few inches past the hole and you roll 20 ft down, and if you roll it a few inches short it’d roll right back down. i was lucky enough to 2 putt and get out. the layout was fun, a few dogleg rights in the beginning. fairways are greening out and bunkers were clean for the most part.

    • #6059
      James

      I agree with the comments about the condition of the course. Great shape right now. Greens are quick. I still would rather play Skybrook or Carolina Lakes for the price though, $69 on Friday. They charged a holiday rate. Does anybody know what holiday it was on Friday?

    • #6061
      Lee F.

      Played Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation on Friday, July 31. We’ve gotten a good amount of rain this week and the course was a bit wet (cart path golf), but I can imagine this course will suck up all the moisture this week. The place was in great condition. It was my first time playing it and I was impressed. On “par” with Emerald Lake and Skybrook, though Skybrook has had a little wear and tear in recent weeks. Greens were a little beat up due to the moisture and resulting softness of the playing surface, but I think they’ll bounce back soon. Even though this course is a bit more expensive than the other public courses in the area, I thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a decent challenge and good conditions.

    • #6063
      James

      Another great round at Olde Sycamore. I don’t play there nearly enough as the condition of the course was immaculate as usual, much better than any of the Carolina Trail courses. It’s a terrific layout and well worth $54 (with coupon) on weekends.

    • #6065

      I think all those apply, except occasionally the pro shop staff is a bit stuffy. With a lot of courses suffering this year due to the heat, they have done a very good job with course conditions so far.

    • #6067
      Wade

      I played Olde Sycamore last year and will play that again. I might drive over to Pinehurst and play a few rounds there. Any reccomendations? I am looking at Hyland Hills, Tallamore, Southern Pines. I am trying to stay within a budget of $50 per course.

    • #6069

      we play seven lakes every year we go to pinehurst nice course. we’ll be trying southern pines and little river this time around. In charlotte area foxden (30 minutes north)is a challenging layout, verdict ridge too. eagle chase to the southeast (45 minutes) is another to consider.

    • #6071
      roy

      I had the honor of playing with THE B Man today at Olde Sycamore. Overall the course was in good shape, fairways rolling and the greens were true throughout the round.

    • #6073

      My trials and tribulations with Olde Sycamore continue. Showed up for my twosome tee time at 1:18, noticed as I drove up that a mower was in the middle of the 1st fairway with lots of mown grass everywhere. Then I notice the parking lot is full, and, yep, you guessed it, an outing. So I ask at the pro shop what is happening with the outing, and I’m told: “They are a 1:00 shotgun from holes 1-6, so it won’t be any problem for you. !?! – No problem?!? A twosome teeing off 2 holes behind an outing?!? It get’s better: mistakenly, I decide we will go ahead and try to play, so I hand over my card and mention I am a senior, and I’m told “That will be $49”. I point out that the website lists the Friday senior rate at $39, and I’m told “this is a h! oliday weekend, so holiday rates apply”. On Friday?!? Going out behind an outing?!? So I call Charlotte National, get a 1:40 tee time, and pay $29 to play in perfect conditions and a 4 hour round. Olde Sycamore just doesn’t make it easy to want to play there.

    • #6075

      Please see my recent review. The greens at Olde Sycamore now are late summer bent that are pocked and scarred. Compared with perfect greens at Red Bridge, Eagle Chase, Verdict Ridge, and Rocky River it is hard to recommend Olde Sycamore at this time.

    • #6077

      I’ve been in Charlotte for a few years and never played at OLDE SYC. Is it in good shape? I have some friends coming to town and I am looking to shake up the rotation.

      Thanks

      -NC SHANK

    • #6079

      Olde syc is a decent course. Conditions are generally good and they were fine the last time i played it a month ago. There is a weird double green ( hole 6+8). At first I hated it because I thought the layout was a little boring, but it has grown on me and will play it anytime i get a decent price.

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Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course


"Worth playing"

5/20/22: Review by Jonny

The last time I played this course was in 1999. It was somewhat new at the time and built on re-claimed property from a land fill. I was most impressed by the driving range and practice area for chipping and putting. Nearly every course I have gone to in the CLT area...

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