Pinehurst Point Course at Atascocita Country Club Ratings & Reviews
about 2 months ago
Ok so let me preface this with the fact I was a single walker playing on a Sunday. I knew well in advance it would likely be tough getting on here, but with the course being so close, and having never played it, I thought I’d give it a go.
Staff: this is a hit and miss area. The guy in the pro shop handling reservations told me it could be a while before getting on, but as I was walking he offered a discount off the normal rate (although I don’t know any public course that doesn’t offer a lower rate for walking, weekend or not). He also said to check in with the guy outside and that I. Ought be able to be squeezed in. This particular individual made me feel like a stain on his existence, or that any single who’d dare come in as a walk on (I was in no rush and said so) was a pain in his rear end. He then told me about 15min later that I could follow a threesome (that part of a split group of 7 apparently) but they I could press them or ask to play through because “I” would be the reason for slow downs on the course. Sorry, but etiquette used to state you let the faster player through so you don’t hold up pace of play. As a walker, I waited on this group ALL DAY, to where a twosome joined up with me and we played on pace with the very group. My partners later left, and I was back to waiting 15min for this group to each have a turn making a putt. The Marshal didn’t seem to be bothered by any of this pace of play nonsense, so I have nothing positive to say there. About the only on-course staff that was worth a positive in this review is the beverage cart girl. She was kind and courteous.
Course: the courses I played were nice. I thought the front nine (black) was more challenging than the back (red) despite the lack of bunkers. Hole layout was fairly simple and easy to get used to. This course doesn’t seem to have one of those quirky “local knowledge” type holes. Fairways were in good shape, and greens rolled fast, and if anything had some comical slopes in them. I enjoyed the courses save for the painted greens (fertilizer or artificial color I’m not sure).
Value: again, I appreciate the discount for walking, but I chuckled at how it was some special deal rather than a standard practice. I’ve played many places where there’s always a reduced rate for walking without having to be made to feel like you were getting special treatment. You use less course resources, you get a discount. Simple. I think if I’d actually been able to finish my round (quit in the fairway of 18, and almost did so sooner) I would say I’d try it again, but I don’t particularly care for a course where the marshal is just riding around saying hi to people and not enforcing proper pace of play. I walked in 4.5 hours what should have taken 3.5.
As is, I won’t be playing here again, and I won’t recommend it to anyone, especially on weekends.
25 days ago
Greens are in very poor shape. Management is dishonest with customers and needs to be changed out. Course is poor and deferred maintenance is showing. Other courses in the area, Oakhurst, Cypresswood, etc. are much better.
about 1 year ago
As a playing golfer for about 50 years, I can say that you will not meet a more accommodating staff anywhere. I've been a member at several different courses and have played a lot of golf courses all over the US. The staff here beats them all. I definitely recommend Atascocita Golf Club. With all of the rain in the area the last year, the course is in surprisingly good condition. They have several games they play out there on different days of the week and it is a fun 27 hole layout. The members are very friendly.