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2511 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary, NC  27518-9611
United States
P: (919) 851-0611
F: (919) 851-5360
www.lochmere.com
Lochmere Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

71 par | 6,627 yards | 132 slope

72.1 rating | Bermuda grass


Lochmere Golf Course


The 18-hole "Lochmere" course at the Lochmere Golf Club facility in Cary, North Carolina features 6,627 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 71.The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 132 on Bermuda grass. Designed by Gene Hamm, the Lochmere golf course opened in 1985. ClubCorp USA, Inc. manages this facility, with Ed Hanley as the General Manager.

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Reviewed October 27, 2015

Great Course, however the one issue I've had each time I play this course is what I've called "WALK-ON'S"...I tee off with a pair in front of me and you look ahead and see another pair ( so you have 2 sets of two playing ahead of you) and like clock work each time I get to the 4th hole that number grows to two set of 4 or you a third guy joins a group in front of me.

I spoke with other golfers about this and the common explanation I got was...hole #4 and 15 runs side by side with each other and so tendency is if I play the back 9 I can place 10 that I golfer will pay to play the back nine

Reviewed March 29, 2012

Lochmere is an undistinguished municipal course that is showing its age.

On the upside:
- The course is mature and tree lined, and playing it feels like you are walking through a public park
- There is a driving range and a practice green for pitching and bunker work right behind the clubhouse, a nice amenity
- Most of the holes are straight shots from tee to green, making this course a good remedy for the fatigue of playing target golf at more modern tracks
- Distances from the whites and blues are manageable; as long as you can hit relatively straight, you can score well
- The staff is very friendly, especially the pro shop team; the grill has good food, reasonably priced
- The prices are lower than other local tracks, and you can usually find online specials

On the downside:
- Member events are frequent, be sure to ask if any are on tap before paying. I went out with a buddy one weekday morning, and after we made the turn a senior group kicked off a shotgun start event- about which the pro shop had failed to tell us. Four players pulled in front of us and teed off literally as we were drinking water from a cooler 30 feet away, without saying a word to us. Worse, they were so slow that we ultimately went to the pro shop to get partial refunds. Not a good experience.
- The course can be very busy in general; playing with a foursome, it took us 5 hours to play 13 holes in July, and we waited on every single hole, every shot except putts, at which point we gave up and left
- You will bump into joggers and people walking their dogs on the course, and they don’t stop walking or talking just because you are taking your shot
- There are no elevation changes and minimal water hazards; in general, the course lacks character, and no holes are memorable or exciting as you stare them down
- The greens were in bad shape when I played in September 2011 and again in February 2012, with crabgrass and bare spots; I understand that they are working on replacing their greens soon

Overall, although I try to offer balanced feedbacks in these reviews, I am not a fan of Lochmere. The cost is low, but the sheer number of people playing the track diminishes the enjoyment so much that I no longer play there. For a similar challenge but better experience I suggest Pine Hollow, and for a better value I strongly suggest Crooked Creek.

Reviewed November 17, 2010

Reviewed September 11, 2010

What a waste of a Saturday morning! The greens were in TERRIBLE shape. They don't even have the standard 100 yd markers on the course! For the "prestige" that this course is supposed to offer, the quality of the course is severely lacking. It's hard to play with any speed when you are trying to figure out which club to hit, and having to walk off 15-30 yards from a sprinkler head before deciding between a 9 iron and PW. I won't be playing here again any time soon! Knight's Play is in way better shape!

Reviewed August 05, 2010

The condition of the greens at Lochmere have deteriorated to the point where they are barely playable. It's a shame because the rest of the course is in pretty good shape. The greens have more bare spots than grass and quite a bit of crab grass has crept in. It's almost impossible to gauge a putt. So if putting is something that means something to you, I would pass on this course until they can get the greens straightened out. I was told that they are going to try and get them fixed early in 2011.

Reviewed May 26, 2010

Reviewed April 27, 2010

Reviewed April 17, 2010

This is a pretty easy course if you play from the amateur tees. The holes are pretty generic and there isn't much character to the course. However, you can play there for 25-30 bucks if you book the tee time online, so for this area it isn't too bad. The course could be in a lot better shape though. If it rains, give it about 4 days before you play it because it stays soggy because it's in a flood plain. Good for 15+ handicappers.

Reviewed December 07, 2007

Reviewed October 10, 2007

Beautiful course, like a walk in a beautiful park! They've worked hard to maintain the course quality in the drought of 2007. There are some challenging spots here, mostly when water comes into play, and accuracy is key throughout. Fees are not bad at all if you walk, and the staff and marshalls are friendly and well-informed.

Reviewed October 07, 2007

Reviewed January 17, 2007

Reviewed July 27, 2006

Disappointing!

The course is a decent length but very narrow and it is not worth the ridiculous green fees. Avoid playing after a rain, poor drainage system.

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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Wilson A. 35 66 31 08/05/09
2 Ross W. 24 85 61 10/11/10
3 Richard H. 13 78 65 07/26/07
4 Dennis A. 21 87 66 04/28/12
5 Clifford M. 19 85 66 05/15/10
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
55 Christopher S. 23 98 75 10/08/16
97 Ian S. 11 93 82 08/21/15
38 Sean F. 14 87 73 06/14/14
110 Sean F. 14 99 85 05/31/14
56 Sean F. 13 88 75 05/18/14

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About Lochmere

Lochmere Golf Club

Golf Only facility

Managed by ClubCorp USA, Inc.

20 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Ed Hanley, General Manager
Laura Bavaird, PGA, Golf Professional
John Parrish, Superintendent
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