Carolina Trace Country Club

Carolina Trace Country Club

Carolina Trace Country Club
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Enjoy 2 Robert Trent Jones Sr.-Designed golf courses, world class tennis, swimming, fine dining, and true Southern hospitality.
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terrenafaye
Sanford, NC4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
I live here and it is a great place to retire. We have two great Robert Trent Jones Golf Courses and a huge lake for fishing or boating. We have met so many wonderful friends.
Written July 9, 2018
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Nick P
123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
The Lake course was awesome-The greens well maintained, the bunkers in perfect condition-I discovered when my ball came crashing into one. The Clubhouse is improving and the tennis is in great shape....same with the pool. It is hard to go on vacation and find a better place then the trace!
Written June 14, 2018
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ShannonBZ
Phoenix, AZ129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We went to visit friends who recently moved from San Diego to The Trace Country Club in Sanford North Carolina. Played both courses. I found out from friends that the boutique company Escallante bought the country club and plan to do renovations. You feel like you are driving into a compound with a big lake, people kayaking, golfing, a complete resort. Gated entrance with your name having to be with the guard to get in. The remodel of the country club is beautiful, stately and fits right into the Southern ambiance and Charm the south has to offer. Both golf courses were terrific with the lake course being more forgiving and beautiful views. Staying with friends is great but the "compound" needs an inn, hotel or rental homes as it has the opportunity to be a point destination like La Costa in California. Simply peaceful.
Written July 3, 2014
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B B
Orlando, FL1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We arrived for an early tee time and were advised they were under a frost delay which was very under stand able given the cold. Jeffery in the pro shop was rude and short tempered when dealing with us and others who were clearly not regulars. Not only was he rude to our group he was extremely rude to an outside group of young golfers. If he worked for me it wouldn’t be for long.

As a golf visitor to the area I would tell everyone to play somewhere else. We don’t mind paying for golf but expect to be treated respectfully.
Written March 19, 2024
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Kimmmy333
Buffalo, NY33 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
My son got married here. We had problems throughout the whole service.Victoria was not our original planner, it seemed like she didn't like the fact that we were grandfathered in on prices so was looking for money any other way she could get it. Victoria offered drinks to the wedding party during set up and Said nothing,.Then right before the reception came to me and told me I had to pay for the drinks, She should of mentioned to the guys they were not free. First of all chairs at the cocktail hour had spider webs on them, leaving webs all over our clothes and they weren't prepared for cocktail hour. We had a sand ceremony and combined the sand as their lives blended. They were supposed to bring it upstairs. It never made it. Come to find out it was boxed up broken, we asked them to replace it they refused. Also our tables were not cleared throughout the night, their reply we don't want to disrupt the wedding, I have never been to a wedding where I had to sit with dirty dishes and unwanted.food all night. Also from the very beginning of the reception they ran out of booze and beer, not just once but a few times. We paid for a full bar and they used tactics to save money on the booze and not have it readily available. Then to top it all off 2 members of the staff spent the night hitting on the wedding party and trying to get phone numbers. Then these 2 staff members and the photo booth attendant took pictures of themselves sticking the middle finger up and even put it in the photo album book and gave it to my son. Then we paid for a burger bar and French fries at the end of the night and was not at all what we asked for not to mention the burgers were raw and the French fries didn't come out until we asked for them. We called Jeffrey Crabbe the manager and all he would do was say we do things by the contract and some of our tactics are the way we do things. Then after waiting for responses from Jeffrey he just blew us off and stopped responding. Maybe he will respond now.
Written October 7, 2018
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Mel Lindo
Fayetteville, NC2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We had our daughter's 16th birthday party last night, we reserved the pool area and the Marathon Bar over a year ago. The Marathon Bar will house the tables and chairs, appetizers, dinner buffet, cake and ice cream bar, and the bar area for drinks for adults. Victoria Harper (event coordinator) was efficient and organized during the planning stages. On event day, the place was set up with tables and chairs and areas for food and drinks, but the whole place was so hot, the portable AC wasn't cooling the room, the ceiling fans were not working, we were given 1 small stand fan full of dust, and no lights were working at all. According to the staff, the power went out 2 days ago and the place was just running on a generator. Because of the oppressive heat inside, we asked the staff to move the tables and chairs to the patio area where there was some breeze. We were given some tiki torches, but it was not enough to light the area and keep the bugs away. This was not what was in the contract. At about 7:45pm, the bar was in complete darkness, there was no source of light whatsoever, the bathrooms were so dark, guests were using their cellphones for light. The bartenders even had to use their cellphones to serve the drinks.
I called the place this morning to relay our complaints, and Mr Durkin (Director of food and beverage) apologized and offered to make amends for the situation. We appreciate his apologies, but the whole situation and humiliation jut left a mark on the event. We cannot recommend this place for any kind of event.
Almost 2 months later, we haven't heard from any of the staff even from the General Manager. This shows that this place does not value and does not respect their customers once the fees have been collected.
Written October 28, 2019
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bobwannamaker
Woodstock, Canada12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Friends
Our group of 12 just played the creek course on wednesday,they moved us from the lakes to the creek because of a toury.They Failed to tell us it had been aerated and the fairways fertilized and long.It was 85 degrees that day and they Failed to tell us there was not a beverage cart out on the course.When we got back to the clubhouse were meet with a too bad so sad attatude from the pro shop.
Never again. Stay away..
Written May 16, 2016
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Jeffrey S
Apex, United States13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
We enjoyed this course. Played it with two other groups. Everyone thought it was a fair test and the conditions were also very good.
Written June 4, 2019
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Valeriejackett
Sanford, NC5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
Food is good and staff is great. Chef will accommodate most all requests. Healthy options even if they're not on the menu.
Written May 23, 2017
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Angie G
57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
We are here playing a junior golf tournament. The staff at the course are very helpful and friendly. The facilities were clean and well stocked. The Lake course is beautiful and in great condition. On course water stations and restrooms. I love the benches under the trees (nice touch). The course is challenging yet enjoyable. I can see why this is such a popular tournament venue. Thank you for having us, Carolina Trace!
Written April 29, 2017
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