Highland Creek Golf Club
Nils De La Cruz
Great First experience at Highland Creek. The staff was friendly and helpful and made me feel welcome. Exploring the winding cart paths is a thrill as hills and elevation changes are prominent. The course was well maintained and in beautiful condition with quick greens that had just recovered from aeration. The creek that snakes thru the course is a natural hazard that consistently reminds you to be sure about the distance you intend to carry. Food Truck available by the clubhouse for beer and food. Hot dog was 7/10. Challenging and fun a course I'd definitely like to revisit soon.
For the clubhouse grill (The Taproom). The ownership group has been steadily upgrading the entire clubhouse. They expanded and updated the kitchen and brought in two excellent chefs (Mike and Mikey) to run it. Stopped in last Friday for lunch and picked two items of the specialty menu: the Buffalo Chicken Wontons and the Chicken Cacciatore. They did not disappoint! Pieces of buffalo chicken in a thin wonton shell, what's not to like. The chicken had just a bit of kick on the end and with an oh so satisfying crunch. It was not the normal tomato based sauce for the Cacciatore but a darker mushroom concoction that was great! The chicken was blackened just right and Mike even cam out to offer another chicken leg for the dish. A bit heavy for a summer day, but lots of leftovers. I've head that the Philly on the standard menu is incredible, but I'm looking forward to the specialty menu. You do not have to be a member to eat here, and it is a fairly open room with multiple TVs above the bar and a decent selection of beers on tap. They are also opening a 'Biergarten' behind the clubhouse with multiple benches and a separate pizza/beer stand. Rumor has it that they want to add a stage as well. Come for the golf, or not, but stay and relax and eat and drink! Looking forward to next improvements!
Tough track. There is a lot of water and bunkers. There are several holes that command a very accurate drive. I can't wait to return!
The course was in decent shape and not a bad deal for the money (compared to other public charlotte courses). However, our tee time was 10:30 and we didn't finish the 18th hole until close to 4. So, it was an over-5 hour round and not a single marshal drove past making sure pace of play was kept up. Yet we saw two workers where the starter was on 1? That's a 2 person job? Interesting. When there's other options near that aren't a 5 hour round, I recommend trying other places.
50$ for 18 on a Wednesday. Fair price for a decent course. Highland creek is not a decent course. Played this past week April the 11th. Tee boxs pretty much were just dirt, fairways in okay shape but the greens were in really rough shape for this time of the year. Couldnt imagine paying $70+ for this course on a weekend, way over priced for the condition of the course.