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2030 Nc Hwy 126
Nebo, NC  28761-6627
United States
P: (828) 652-6232
Marion Lake Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

70 par | 6,390 yards | 115 slope

69.0 rating | Bermuda grass

Recommend this course: +0 -0

Marion Lake Golf Course Description

The 18-hole "Marion Lake" course at the Marion Lake Club facility in Nebo, North Carolina features 6,390 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 70. The course rating is 69.0 and it has a slope rating of 115 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Russell Breedon, the Marion Lake golf course opened in 1950. Greg Parker manages the course as the General Manager/Golf Professional.

Course Reviews

This course was too much for my ability and stamina. Very few shots that are not off a slope: left, right, up or down. Greens were fast like marble. I started bringing my wedge with my putter. Lots of putts that roll off the green. That said, I had a great time. Richie in the club house was great. I forgot to bring a hat and he found one for me in the lost & found in the cart shack. $15 to walk 18 on a Sunday afternoon. Don't know if that included a senior discount. What a freaking hike! Moderate to good maintenance of fairways. Greens were almost recovered from aeration so the ball didn't role real true. Like it mattered, they were so fast. One-of-a-kind views. Worth the hour, 40 minute drive from Charlotte. Eighteen lessons in humility.

I played this course the Sr discount..and was pleasantly suprised at what a hidden gem this course is. THe bad things first...there are a number of blind really need to ride or walk up and take a look at the landing areas for your drives..hazards bound. There could be some better signage to let you know where the tee boxes are..and hole 13 and 14 require you to hit over a road and the corner of a house...respectively. Other than that....the course was great. Very good greens....fairways were in very good condition. I thought the front was tighter than the back..but I had no problems hitting the fairways on either 9. THe back nine has views of the lake...and on the 18th tee box...there is a magnificent view of Table Rock and Linville Gorge across Lake James. It was worth playing just for this vista. Beers in the clubhouse were cold and reasonable. I would absolutely come back to this course.

All in all a very nice course. There was a little bit of crabgrass here and there but the greens were in excellent condition as was the overall condition of the course! The snack bar had a good selection of sandwiches and beverages. The staff was friendly and courteous. The back nine was much more scenic although tighter and with smaller greens and a couple of tee boxes were difficult to navigate. The carts and scorecards were awesome. I expected a little more for the greens fees but still not a bad deal by any means.

Fun course and friendly staff make this golf course well worth playing. A little pricey for what you get but some great views of the lake make up for that on the back 9. Only negative would be sharing a fairway on hole 13 and 14 and some greens are really small.


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Jared G. 4 75 71 09/17/10
2 Richard C. 13 84 71 09/14/09
3 Larry H. 13 84 71 05/18/08
4 Jan D. 44 115 71 04/25/08
5 Jan D. 48 122 74 04/21/08
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
9 Anthony C. N/A 92 92 05/25/13
1 Jared G. 4 75 71 09/17/10
6 Aaron K. 12 94 82 07/28/10
2 Richard C. 13 84 71 09/14/09
3 Larry H. 13 84 71 05/18/08

Golf Course Information

About Marion Lake Club

Marion Lake Club

Golf Only facility

7 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

Awards at Marion Lake Club

No recent major awards have been noted.

Tournaments of Marion Lake Club

No local tournaments listed for this course.

Course Staff

Greg Parker, General Manager/Golf Professional
Billy Dameron, Superintendent

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