I enjoyed the front nine, but the back nine is a 'combat zone' with a few dangerous areas. I hit two power lines with my driver, they are everywhere on the back. Overpriced for me.
The course is NOT 6447 yds par 71...its 6172 from the tips and a par 70. You need to be able to shape shots so you can hit around all the power lines. The bunkers do not have any drainage so they are wet for a week after rain. Also, the bunkers do not carry very much sand. Some of the greens are in bad shape (bumpy, diseased and rock hard). The good news is, the par 5's are long'ish (532 & 566 yds respectively). The par 3's are also long with the shortest one being 169 yards that plays about 185 due to it being up hill.
I just played this course on 6/30/10 .. To be honest i was disappointed when i got there because i had heard good things about the course ... lots of bare spots on tees , fairways and tee boxes .. LOTS OF POWER POLES AND POWERLINES .. bad cartpaths .
Not the worst course i have ever played , but definitely not worth the 50 mile drive i made to get there ... Crowders Mtn ( just a few miles away )is a much better course for the money
The Muni as it's so eloquently called, it not such a bad course for a public one. While it may be a bit of a drive from Charlotte, if you have Gas House friends, then this isn't such a bad course to play for a decent price.
The course may not be the toughest (well for me it is), or the nicest, it still allows for a great day of golf with your buddies. Playing here has always been fun because midday it isn't too busy so you can take your time & not worry too much about other people wanting to play through.
We always rent carts, so the cart fee along with greens fee can get pretty pricey for a public course. But if you just walk the course then it'll be a little cheaper for you. And if you aren't a city resident, then you'll have to pay a fee, but that isn't too much more.
As for the clubhouse, they have a nice little grill selling your normal golf clubhouse fare, from burgers to hot dogs, so nothing special. It's not a bad stop in to eat though & it's a pretty good price. And coming in the next year, they are going to sell beer after the law comes into effect.
The municipal is nothing special if you're looking for a really nice course with lots of amenities. But if you're looking for a course that lets you play without anything fancy or getting in your way, then this has what you need.