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,...
Date of play: 5/31/09
Located in Denver,NC. Since 485 hooks into Hwy 16, well worth the trip. (about 35-40 minutes from S. Charlotte).
Weekend rates: $52
Fairways/tee boxes: A- shape
Greens: B (reason: plugged about 6 weeks or so ago) HOWEVER they rolled true and with good speed.
Well worth visiting this course again if you haven’t played it for sometime.
Verdict just punched the greens on Monday (8/16). The staff was kind enough to significantly reduce their rates during this time (~50% off). Tough to putt on aerated greens, but harder to pass up this layout for half price!
Played Verdict Ridge for the first time today. Enjoyed the layout, fairways and greens were both in great shape. It’s about an hour drive from the house but will add this one to list and play again.
Clickitgolf had a coupon for $ 39 bucks.
I cannot believe I failed to practice what I preached. I posted a note a few months back about always asking about aeration when you call to make a tee time – REGARDLESS of the time of year. I called last week to schedule a tee time at Verdict Ridge. I get there today (11/9) with my brother who came up from Columbia just to play this course I was raving about. I first played Verdict Ridge 10 years ago when they opened and have not been back until today. Usually too expensive for me, and quite a drive. We get to the first tee, and I notice the #1 green looked a little light colored from a distance. I thought hmmmm that’s weird, but did not think anything about it. I hit a great tee shot, then hit a wedge to the front section of the green. I get to the green and to my complete shock, they are aerated and sanded, apparently very recently.
I have been mad on the golf course many times, but this was more than just anger, it was extreme disappointment. I have been talking about this course to my brother for years, he finally comes up to play it for the first time, and this is what we get – surprise surprise!! I somehow managed to hole two long birdie putts, but it was mostly luck.
To all the course management or maintenance that frequent BMAN’s site – you have got to find some way to warn golfers about adverse or unusual course conditions. When players call to reserve a tee time, could you please update them on things such as aeration or temporary greens? I really don’t think that is asking too much. Hint – treat potential customers the same way you would want to be treated if you were calling.
This is the last weekend to play before they make their switch to Bermuda. They have the bent shaved and brown, as fast as any greens I have ever played. On Sunday they will be playing super-hard pins. So for those of you that always say “I’d like to play greens the way the pro’s do”, this would be your chance.
I only got to play 3 holes due to rain, but it was punishing fun.