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“Wonderful Course”

The Golf Club at Ballantyne
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: With exceptional public, PGA golf course conditions, extensive facilities and superior service, The Golf Club at Ballantyne provides the total golf experience year-round. The Golf Club at Ballantyne offers an ideal location to hit the links in Charlotte, North Carolina. Enjoy a golf pro shop, practice area, driving range, professionally maintained course conditions, golf pavilion starter house and turn house for food and beverage, overnight golf packages at The Ballantyne and golf lessons by renowned Dana Rader Golf School, a Golf Channel Academy. Hours vary by season. Twilight rates available seasonally.
Greer, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Wonderful Course”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

I had the chance to play here last week and absolutely loved it. The course is in great condition and the grounds are beautiful. You can reach several of the par 5's in two.. Definitely take some extra time on the putting green as the greens are super fast. Only concerns besides the greens was the cost for the driving range balls. Way too expensive for a course that is charging over $80 a round. That should be included.

Visited August 2012
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CharlotteTravel, Director of eCommerce at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Dear Patrick H,

Thank you for playing our course at The Golf Club at Ballantyne for sharing your feedback. We appreciate your kind words regarding our course conditions and landscaping and value your comment regarding our range. We have shared your feedback with our management team. At The Golf Club at Ballantyne, we are committed to providing the best golf experience possible. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Sincerely,
Golf Management
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Denver, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Great Course and Great Experience!!”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

I have played the Ballantyne Golf Club on numerous occasions. The staff is always friendly and very helpful. The course is very nice and challenging no matter what level of golfer you are. When you finish you can have a great meal and even enjoy massage at the spa.

Visited May 2012
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CharlotteTravel, Director of eCommerce at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Dear NCDeepDiver,
Thank you for playing our course multiple times and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are happy that you found our course to be enjoyable and challenging and appreciate your positive comments regarding our staff. At The Golf Club at Ballantyne, we are dedicated to providing an exceptional golf experience and encourage golfers to take advantage of the amenities available at the hotel, such as spa and dining. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Sincerely,
Golf Management
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
“Nice Course, Questionable Value”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

The good things about the golf course- Helpful staff, nice condition of fairways/greens/rough, nice pace of play, not too crowded.

The less than stellar aspects-The most expensive course in the area, no beverage cart, the three recent changes to the layout detracted from the course.

1) The first change to the course, I would grade as a "C". Although the rerouting done on the 2nd hole was probably a good idea, the changes to the 3rd hole changed the golf course for the worse. The hole was changed from a nice risk/reward par 5 to a par 4 with no character, the only defense the hole has is the rough that was grown where the fairway should be. This prevents a long drive and a short approach. If that was the goal, the redesign could have added a creek or fairway bunkers that pinched the driving area rather than simply ending the fairway by growing out the rough. Not a well thought out change.

2) The second change I would grade as an "F". The 8th hole was changed from one of the most challenging par 4's in Charlotte to a < 300 par four with no defense or character. The old hole was around 420 from the back tees and allowed for a driver up the left side with little risk. But, the approach shot from the left side of the fairway was difficult due to the way the green was set. The ideal position for the approach was the right side of the fairway, which brought a hazard and bushes into play. Either side of the fairway did not make for an easy approach with a green fronted by a creek and backed by grass bunkers cut into a steep slope leading to a slippery and narrow green. Now, the hole is a par four with no trouble and it is reachable from the tee for most players.

3) The third change I would grade as an "F". To deal with the impact on the scorecard from the first change noted; changing a par 5 into a par 4, the course managers decided to simply change the 12th hole from a par 4 into a par 5. Nothing was done to the layout of the hole, the par on the card was simply changed. There is nothing wrong with this hole as a par 4, there should be difficult par 4s on a golf course.

Overall, this is one of the nicer courses open to the public in Charlotte. But, due to the high cost, most people do not frequently play the course. If they were to drop the price by $10 or $15, I bet they would have many more local residents play on a regular basis. I also fear that the course changes mentioned above are due to either pressure or monetary incentives from the developers of the corporate park.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Tony S
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CharlotteTravel, Director of eCommerce at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Dear Tony S,
Thank you for playing the course at The Golf Club at Ballantyne and for taking the time to share your feedback. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our staff, course condition and pace of play. We also value your feedback regarding our changes to the course. We take all feedback very seriously and have shared your comments with our golf management team. At The Golf Club at Ballantyne, we are dedicated to providing a great golf experience, and your comments will help us as we continue to work at improving our course.

Sincerely,
Golf Management
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Jasper, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“Pretty place to place golf in Charlotte”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

Nice employees and nice facilities at Golf Club at Ballantyne. Husband really enjoyed it as well. If you have a free Sunday afternoon, one of the staffers told me it is a great time to play. Public course and reasonable prices.

Visited May 2012
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CharlotteTravel, Director of eCommerce at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, responded to this review, May 25, 2012
Dear loribledsoe,

Thank you for playing our course at The Golf Club at Ballantyne and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so delighted that you and your husband had an enjoyable experience and appreciate your kind words regarding our staff, facilities and course. At The Golf Club at Ballantyne, we strive to offer one of the finest golfing experiences in the region. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Sincerely,

Golf Management
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“A MUST play in Charlotte.”
Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

I have had the opportunity to play many high-end private clubs, and I can certainly say that this Public Course had the same feel as one of them. The staff was friendly and helpful. The practice facility had ample room for warm up. The course and greens were in superb condition, and best of all was the smooth pace of play in 4 hours. In fact, I felt so comfortable and relaxed that I shot my best round ever!
-GolfGirl

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CharlotteTravel, Director of eCommerce at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Dear NaplesGolfGirl,

Thank you for visiting The Golf Club at Ballantyne and for taking the time to share your positive feedback. Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff, practice facility, course and pace of play. We’re so glad you enjoyed your experience and played well! We hope to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,
Golf Management
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