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Rutherfordton, NC  28139-8409
United States
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Cleghorn Plantation Course

18 hole regulation length course

Public golf course

72 par | 6,903 yards | 134 slope

74.6 rating | Bermuda grass

Cleghorn Plantation Golf Course

The 18-hole "Cleghorn Plantation" course at the Cleghorn Plantation Golf Club facility in Rutherfordton, North Carolina features 6,903 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72.The course rating is 74.6 and it has a slope rating of 134 on Bermuda grass. Designed by George W. Cobb, ASGCA, the Cleghorn Plantation golf course opened in 2014. Dave Long, PGA manages the course as the General Manager/Director of Golf.

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Reviewed May 18, 2012

Reviewed July 06, 2010

Reviewed June 08, 2010

I played this course yesterday. First their website advertises $28.00 twilight rates start @ 1pm and free replays all the time
after you arrive you will find something totally different $40.00 @ 1:30 pm and $15.00 replays. As for condition fairways were great but greens condition was lacking some greens have been sanded some not some greens were half dead and ground under repair one green the only thing left was a 20 ft. circle that they had as green target golf I guess. to sum it up I would think twice about booking a round here for a while.

Reviewed February 20, 2010

Played course in mid Feburary and it was in good shape considering being the middle of winter. I rated difficulty as a 4 because we played from the white tees, from the back tees i'd easily say a 5 difficulty. Accuracy is of the upmost importance here, you've got to keep the tee shot in the fairway. Most of the greens are heavily guarded by sand so beware on approaches. Overall the course is very nice and challenging, can not wait to go play it again.

Reviewed January 20, 2010

I played this course on 1/19/2010..and given the fact its mid winter I was very impressed with the course. THe clubhouse was new and impressive. The price for the over 55 crowd was a steal!! From the whites....the front is pretty short. It presents its challenges though with carries over water and gullies. THe back is longer with water and doglegs. Its a far course if you keep your ball in the fairway. Some of the fairways are a little tight esp on the back. I imagine in the summer its spectacular. THe only bad expereince was with some senior ladies who stopped for lunch after 9 and then would not let us (a twosome) play through. Other than was a VERY good experience. I am going back!

Reviewed October 01, 2009

GREAT VALUE! Very well maintained. This is the first all-bermuda course I've played; the rough is ROUGH! The wind is a real factor. We will play again--often.

Reviewed August 02, 2009

Awesome course. The view is great, course is well maintained. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I would recommend it to all.

Reviewed May 27, 2009

I was delighted with the course when i played on 5/25/2009 the greens were a little rough, the fairways was great and the view is out of this world. I would play this track if i got another chance too, I live 2 hours away and this is the only reasons why its not in my rotation of courses I play often.

Reviewed April 14, 2009

Are u kidding me. Rated better than Brights Creek. These reviews are done by friends of the owners. Totally bogus. This is an OK course only! In the middle of nowhere. All the 2fer golfers play here. Golf link should be ashamed at its rating of this course. 46th in the Country?? Above Westhester???? Oh Please. Enjoy the free lunch!!

Reviewed June 15, 2008

Tough course with some great views

Reviewed June 14, 2008

I have played this course the past couple of years and the conditions just keep getting better. This is a world class golf course. A great challenge but very fair. The new owner has done an awesome job and the grounds crew deserves a round of applause. Just beware of the great big guy behind the counter, he is a load of laughs. I would give it 5 stars all around but they do not have a restaurant. A must play if you are in the area. A steal at $50 a round. I will be back as many times as I can.

Reviewed April 17, 2008

Played a practice round last week and loved it, playing again saturday and hope I like it as well afterwards, LOL
Beautiful course, just starting to green up and very smooth, fast and tricky greens
It does remind me of Augusta in some ways also as some one else stated.

Reviewed April 12, 2008

New owner recently has done major upgrades and this is as nice a course as you'll find in the Carolinas. Wonderful landscaping. Fairly difficult in places.

Reviewed December 29, 2007

one of the most beautiful courses in the carolinas,and a good challenge for beginners anyway.My son and i play it as often as possible LOVE IT

Reviewed September 28, 2007

I would give this a five but 9 is a stupid hole. The course is great and a tremendous value. Terrific variety of holes with fast greens and a thick bermuda rough. IF playing as a par five hole 9 is a 5 iron (200yds) off the tee I hit my 20 degree and almost hit it into the last as it rolled down a severe slope. I would rate it similar to the JAckson course at rock barn but at half the price.

Reviewed September 24, 2007

Awesome! Remote location would be the only minus, then again $25.00 green fees after 2:00 make the drive that much more pleasant. A must play course, Very fast greens and ball gobbling ruff keep you on your toes.

Reviewed August 10, 2007

Cleghorn (played it 8/2/07) is the best course I have ever played in the Carolina's. Supposedly, it was in terrible shape for a few years. I never saw those conditions. All I can say is that it is so AUGUSTA like; the fairways, the greens, the scenery. IT IS BEAUTIFUL. Great water holes that look great because of surrounding rock beds and also flower beds. It is a great buy for $45.00.

Reviewed July 30, 2007

Best greens in Western North Carolina. Play now while the rates are low.

Reviewed July 13, 2007

Reviewed June 30, 2006


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  • Overall
  • Latest Scores
Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
1 Brian R. 25 51 26 02/19/10
2 Dave S. 21 90 69 09/07/09
3 Tim J. 16 85 69 03/26/08
4 Tim J. 16 86 70 03/27/08
5 Leslie K. 35 106 71 05/17/12
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Rank Golfer Name Handicap Gross Net Date
5 Leslie K. 35 106 71 05/17/12
24 Hank F. 2 78 76 05/28/11
6 Taylor F. 10 81 71 05/28/11
35 Hank F. 2 82 80 05/28/11
27 Taylor F. 10 87 77 05/28/11

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About Cleghorn Plantation

Cleghorn Plantation Golf Club

Resort and Community facility

25 tees driving range

18 regulation holes

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Course Staff

Dave Long, PGA, General Manager/Director of Golf
Dan Fradley, Superintendent
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