- Rated #30 Best Residential Course in America by Golfweek, 2010
- Rated #5 in the Greater Charlotte Region by the NC Golf Panel
- Rated #38 North Carolina’s Top 100 Courses by the NC Golf Panel
- Rated #9 Best New Course in America by Golfweek, 2008
- Host to the PGA TOUR Q-School First Qualifying Stage
- Host to the CPGA Toshiba/EMC North Carolina Open
- Host to the prestigious Irish Creek Collegiate Championship
The centerpiece of The Club at Irish Creek is a stunning 18-hole Davis Love III Signature Golf Course. Set into dramatic, rolling terrain that encircles a pristine 400-acre lake, Love's design takes full advantage of the mature forest, the natural contours, and the ever-present lakefront, which is visible from 16 of the 18 holes.
Beyond the breathtaking views, this masterful design pays homage to a past where walking was part of the game. Love's goal was to create a course that members want to play repeatedly - a layout that challenges skilled players to think their way from tee to green, but also "is a course that my mom would enjoy," with few forced carries, wide fairways, and ample greens to accommodate recreational players and juniors just learning the game.
The front nine is a core layout, with no internal housing and only a handful of homesites on the perimeter of the property. The back nine is more expansive yet is no less walkable, thanks to tees placed just steps from the preceding greens, while dense buffers of mature hardwoods preserve the integrity of the golf. In a rare exception to modern development practices, the course routing was clearly given priority.
Complementing the course is one of golf’s most picturesque practice facilities. Within the lakefront range, Love created an internal six-hole par-3 routing, perfect for instruction, scheduled junior play, or special events such as member-guest competitions. An expansive two-tier practice green provides plenty of room and variety for putting and chipping.
Love's handiwork was crafted on land formerly home to Kannapolis Country Club, incorporating adjacent property to lengthen a layout made outdated by modern golf technology. Even those holes crafted within existing golf corridors feature completely new tees, fairways, bunkers, and green complexes, incorporating uncommon details such as the same SubAir drainage systems and Spruce Pine sand found at Augusta National.
Everything comes together in a fresh routing that makes it abundantly clear that Love has not merely renovated what was here, but created a brand new course – one suited to the demands of the modern game, while still conveying a classic, timeless air.
The setting and layout of The Club at Irish Creek are without peer not only in greater Charlotte, but anywhere in the Piedmont. If you want to grow as a golfer, you have found your home course.