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Catawba Creek Golf Course
530 Niblick Dr
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054
Gaston County

Phone(s): (704) 866-6945
Fax: (704) 854-6693

The 18-hole Catawba Creek Golf Course (formerly known as Gastonia Municipal Golf Course) in Gastonia, North Carolina is a public golf course that opened in 1935. Catawba Creek Golf Course measures 6172 yards from the longest tees and has a slope rating of 130 and a 69.5 USGA rating. The course features 3 sets of tees for different skill levels.

Catawba Creek Golf Course
3 stars out of 5 (based on 6 reviews)
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A sunny day view from Catawba Creek Golf Course (GolfCLT)A view of a hole at Catawba Creek Golf Course (GolfCLT)

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Rich Mandell
  • Public/Private: Public/Municipal
  • Year opened: 1935
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways:
  • Greens:


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $18 - $37
  • Weekends: $18 - $37

Course policies

  • Metal spikes allowed: No
  • Dress code:
  • Credit cards accepted:

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Blue 70 6172 130 69.5
Gold 70 4371 101 63.1
White 70 5544 117 67
Gold (W) 70 4371 112 66.9

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Catawba Creek Golf Course
    1.5 stars out of 5
    by Pat Walsh
    on April 22nd, 2022 17:39
    People operating the course do not oversee the course at all. No starter, no marshal to keep play moving and dress code is not enforced. Played last week and took five and one half hours to complete the round. Saw group of golfers with jeans and tee shirts on. Group in front of us had over three holes open in front of us. If you want to spend all day to play a round this is the course for you. Carts will stop if you go off the cart path and you have to back up and return to the cart path. DO NOT TAKE ME WRONG, I know sometimes it is wet and you need to stay off wet areas, BUT I SEE MOST OF THE DAMAGE BEING DONE BY THE GROUNDS CREW!!They leave damaged area all over. Need new management.
  • Catawba Creek Golf Course
    1 stars out of 5
    by Chris M.
    on August 18th, 2021 20:47
    Worst golf facility in the State of North Carolina!

    City of Gastonia has a bad reputation and had no idea what is taking place at this facility… anything illegal is the name of the game!

    Absolutely the worst managed operation in the United States!

  • Catawba Creek Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Bobby Johnson
    on August 18th, 2021 20:40
    Terrible golf facility

    Managed by a course supt.

    Awful condition

    Much better when owned and operated by the City of Gastonia. A PGA Professional did an outstanding job!

    The City of Gastonia offers nothing but red necks and common trash to the golf course, if you wanted to play.

    Consider relocating to a town or city as far away from Gastonia as possible!
  • Catawba Creek Golf Course
    4.5 stars out of 5
    by Travis
    on July 16th, 2020 14:39
    I am giving this course a 4.5 rating, based on the fact that this is a municipal course. It is a short course, but is in very good shape, and the greens run fast and true. For the money, you cannot beat it. Is is Quail, no, but it is a top municipal course for the money.
  • Catawba Creek Golf Course
    5 stars out of 5
    by Jonathan McDonald
    on October 04th, 2019 14:44
    Let’s put it like this....2019 County Am 1st round one person shot under par. This course is short yes, but you better have a good short game if you bomb it off tee. Tough up and downs when you miss the greens, which are small and is the defensive wall. The Par 3’s are also very good. When the greens are fast, that’s the best time to play. For the $ you can’t beat this for a round of golf any day of the year.
  • Catawba Creek Golf Course
    2.5 stars out of 5
    by Michael Nixon
    on August 10th, 2018 18:51
    Only plays a little over 6100 from the back tees. The course is small and cramped up. Somewhat of a shooting gallery in some spots. Power lines all over the back nine. A few of the tee boxes need a little work but surprisingly the greens are very good for a city municipal course. The local golfers are friendly and staff is too. It's not a bad place to play for the money.
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