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Charlotte Country Club

Charlotte, NC Private

4.3

Panelists

80 Reviews

Overview

There was never a dispute about the Donald Ross pedigree of Charlotte Country Club. Ross expanded its original nine-hole course in 1915, remodeled it while adding grass greens in 1925 and further tinkered with it in the 1940s. But in the 1960s, Robert Trent Jones rearranged holes to create a practice range and redesigned the others. Still, it was until 2007 that the club felt it should restore its Ross design. But Ross-expert Ron Prichard convinced them it wasn’t smart to simply replicate holes from a 70-year-old aerial photograph, because golf technology has changed. Prichard rebuilt all greens and bunkers in the style of Ross, but improvised the green contours based on what he’s observed at other Ross layouts. He also installed SubAir cooling systems beneath the greens, one example of how times have certainly changed since Ross’ day.

About

Holes 18
Length 6808
Slope 136
Facility Type Private
Designer Donald J. Ross, ASGCA

Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.3

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.51
Challenge
7.31
Distinctiveness
7.22
Layout Variety
7.31
Fun
7.35
Aesthetics
7.21
Conditioning
7.49

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