The Rock Golf Club & Resort

3.9010058824 3.9 stars from 5 (165)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6710 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

  • 171 Sliding Rock Rd, Pickens, South Carolina 29671, Pickens County
  • (864) 878-2030
  • (864) 878-0201
  • www.therockgolfclub.com

Year built: 1979
Type: Resort
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes, members only before 1 PM on weekends/holidays.
Metal spikes allowed: No

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6710 yards 71.2 132
White 72 6011 yards 68.1 119
Gold 72 5399 yards 65.6 109
Red (W) 72 4567 yards 68.0 112

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.9 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 165 Reviews
5 stars:
28
4 stars:
63
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
23
1 stars:
26

recommend this course

109 out of 164 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive   Great for wildlife/ scenic views locals seniors   Challenges include water hazards elevation changes narrow fairways   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views watching the game  

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"Beautiful Course"


CHilliardGolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/13/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly staff, 4 hour round, beautiful natural setting. The Rock has a nice choice of tees, very nice greens and the fairways were very playable. I will play here again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good layout and greens"


ronkay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/28/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The layout Requires several placement shots off the tee but definitely doable. Greens were sanded but still rolled fairly fast and true. Pretty scenery. My first time but it would be even more enjoyable the next time. Staff was very friendly. I definitely will play this course again mostly because of the greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/31/2019

Hi, Ron. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back @TheRockGolfClub.

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"Great"


markingle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/27/2019
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Reviewed on

The course is in excellent condition. Great food great service and friendly staff. Greens are in great condition and the course plays great with correct placed shots. Will play again soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2019

Mark, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing The Rock.

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"Absolute Blast!"


u8857460's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2019
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Reviewed on

First time we played this course. Challenging because of all the doglegs and water - but made the experience so enjoyable. We played 18 in 3 1/2 hours, so pace was great. We will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/24/2019

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing @TheRockGolfClub.

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habsberg2's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Female

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2019

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/07/2019

Hello, thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.



u672216540's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2019
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/22/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for reviewing us, and thanks for choosing @TheRockGolfClub!

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"Not good"


u5831785's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2019
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Reviewed on

The entire course was in ruff shape. Every fairway and tee box in bad condition, very barren and hard, you could also see the flood damage. Cart paths are deteriorating, very poor fairway markings , etc..... I drove more than an hour to play here and will never be back.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Value for the Money: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 04/29/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course, The Rock Golf Club & Resort. We are sorry to see that you may have had a poor customer experience with us and that the course may not have been in the best shape when you played. Any additional feedback is greatly appreciated so that we can improve your experience with us in the future. Thank you for choosing to golf with us and we hope to see you again soon.


"Beautiful views"


jreb's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
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Reviewed on

Tee time 12:40 no carts. 2 fives ones on course 1 sixsome. No marshalls here or sister course. Free for all come tee times. Greens great shape


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/22/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!



jdd700's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2019
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Reviewed on

Had a great time and will surely come back in the future. Beautiful course.


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/23/2019

We are happy to have exceeded your expectations. We love hearing from you and are glad you had a great experience. We look forward to having you back again soon! Until then, take care!


"Too early in year"


pmonge's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2019
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course has great potential but too early in year I to appreciate it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Commented on 04/01/2019

Thank you so much for letting us know about your recent experience. Your satisfaction is a deep concern of ours as we always aim to exceed expectations. We would the opportunity to bump those 3 stars to 5. Please come back soon and allow us to WOW you on your next visit! Until then, take care!


"It's still winter!"


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Age:  65+
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Have played the course before. Use GolfNow which is the reason for the low price. Tough course due to the many streams and rivers that flow through the course. Due to it being February, the grass was still dormant, making even fairway stroked challenging. But they have upgraded some of the greens with new SOD, not reseeded - new SOD! They were much faster than the others.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/12/2019

Hi, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you had an overall good time at The Rock Golf Club and Resort. We'll see you again soon.


"Not bad"


u790081896's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2019
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Reviewed on

I have played this course for 20 yrs and it is average condition but very consistent and I do recommend playing there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from The Rock Golf Club & Resort on 01/28/2019:

Hello u790081896, thank you for the three-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and we appreciate your feedback on the conditions. Thank you for playing The Rock Golf Club & Resort and we hope to see you again soon.


htauctions's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2019
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


Response from The Rock Golf Club & Resort on 01/22/2019:

Hello htauctions, thank you for the five-star rating. We are glad you had an excellent experience at The Rock Golf Club & Resort. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!


evanmahon's avatar
Age:  65+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2019
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 06/05/2019

We hope you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Evan. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round! Thanks for choosing @TheRockGolfClub.

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Mason7164891's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/29/2019

Thank you for visiting us @TheRockGolfClub. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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"Good Course, Greens Need Work"


Estes8's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/27/2019
First time playing

Reviewed on

Showed up a bit early for the 4pm tee time and the club house was locked, ended up starting a little late. The fairways were in good condition, and I like the course set up, which requires you to pick and place your shots wisely. The greens however were not in good shape and played very fast. Overall the course is full of scenic views and I will definitely come back to play and see if the greens have improved.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 05/22/2019

Hi, Estes. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 4 stars. We appreciate your feedback, and we will inform the entire team. We look forward to having you back @TheRockGolfClub!

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sandyanthonycampbell's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Rock Golf Club & Resort on 12/28/2018:

Hello sandyanthonycampbell, thank you for the four-star rating. We are glad you had a great experience at The Rock Golf Club & Resort. Thank you for visiting us and we hope to see you again soon!

"Hidden course with enjoyable layout!"


Lowden123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I had no idea this course existed until I found it online. Everything was well manicured and it looked like they had a lot of machines out around the course fixing and improving on items. Will definitely be back for more rounds in the future!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from The Rock Golf Club & Resort on 09/20/2018:

Hello Lowden123, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and had a great golf experience. Thank you for visiting The Rock Golf Club & Resort and we hope to see you again soon!

"Great Condition since re-done greens"


u557736043's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

They have ready done some great work repairing greens and fairways. place looks great and plays well. keep up the good work.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Response from The Rock Golf Club & Resort on 09/28/2018:

Hello, thank you for the five-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our improvements and had an excellent experience. Thank you for visiting The Rock Golf Club & Resort and we hope to see you again soon!

"Beautiful scenery"


Frichard335's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/12/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Really enjoyed playing here.It was my first time here,so wasn't sure what to expect.A few of the holes had issues with standing water but other than that it was really enjoyable. The staff was really friendly&the food at the clubhouse was great.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from The Rock Golf Club & Resort on 09/06/2018:

Hello Frichard335, thank you for the four-star review. We are glad you enjoyed our course and our facilities. Thank you for visiting The Rock Golf Club & Resort and we hope to see you again soon!


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