Edgewater Golf Club in Lancaster, SC
Lancaster, SC 29720
(51 miles, 55 minutes from Charlotte)
Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Edgewater Golf Club has been a course that comes highly recommended. Located in Lancaster, SC, it’s a little less than an hour from Charlotte. On the drive, you’ll start to see signs for Edgewater miles away that’ll start to get you excited for the round. We soon learned that it’s way more than just a golf course, it’s an entire community. It’s still a new course and development as it was built only 11 years ago. It started as a retirement community, but didn’t get the traction it wanted so is now expanding to attract families and people of all ages. Expect this place to look a lot different in the years to come.
The course has a big driving range so you may want to get there early and hit some balls. It also has a nice putting area, as well as bunkers to work on your short game.
With everything going on with the coronavirus, we couldn’t get to see the clubhouse, but got some food and drinks that were good at a very reasonable price.
The course just aerated its greens about a week ago, so they were a little bumpy, but that doesn’t change the fact that we had a great time and loved the course. The layout was exceptional, and no two holes were alike. There were a lot of elevation changes, doglegs, and water hazards that come into play so expect to use all the clubs in your bag. There aren’t any houses on the course, which is a nice change from a lot of the courses we see closer to Charlotte.
There were a few holes that could be drivable distance-wise, but a lot of trouble comes into play. Course management is key at a course like this and could make or break your score on a few bad decisions (see our recent post highlighting 4 key tips to improve your game). Play it smart and you could finish with a decent score as there are some scoreable holes.
We already can’t wait to come back to see what it looks like in a few months. This course is a top 10 course in the area, and you won’t regret making the drive. The next time we update our rankings, you just might them listed 😊.
#3 Par 4, 386yds, Handicap: 12 – This downhill tee shot isn’t too bad with an open landing zone, but your second shot is a beauty. You’ll be surrounded by water hazard, or bunker on your approach which makes this hole difficult.
#7 Par 4, 374yds, Handicap: 8 – You can hit it over the trees on the left or play a big draw to reach the green which is about 300yds from the gold tees. Is it worth it? If you miss it left, its gone. The miss is right but you’re probably better off laying up on the fairway and setting yourself up for a good chance at par.
#17 Par 5, 429yds, Handicap: 15 – Yup, you read that right! 429yd par 5. It’s straight uphill but with a good tee shot you have a very good chance at tap in birdie, or maybe even hit that put for an eagle. Don’t take it too easy though, because you could still find yourself in trouble.