n February 2007, the 1st course in Gaston County was opened at beautiful Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia. The course is now a full 18 holes, with the back 9 completed in late August. Hole #1 starts right in front of the clubhouse, check it out!

We are currently working on the following projects at Rankin Lake:

  • A course map to be installed in our kiosk @ hole #1.
  • Tee signs for the back 9 holes, repairs to front 9 signs.
  • Brush, stump, and vine removal on the back 9.

Contact us if you would like to help!

For links to other area courses, please visit our links page.

Hole #1
184' Par 3
Tee Area: Near sidewalk
Target Location: Between 2 large trees
Road is Out-of-Bounds
Tee #1 Hole #1
Hole #2
377' Par 3
Tee Area: Underneath large tree
Target Location: Between 2 large trees
Road is Out-of-Bounds
Tee #2 Hole #2
Hole #3
257' Par 3 / 274' Par 3
Target Location: In between pines
Alternate Location: Clearing near corner of roads
Roads are Out-of-Bounds
Tee #3 Hole #3
Hole #4
225' Par 3
Target Location: Clearing at bottom of hill beyond drainage ditch
Road, lot and creek are out-of-bounds
Tee #4 Hole #4
Hole #5
609' Par 4 / 655' Par 5
Target Location: Closer to main parking lot
Alternate Location: In clearing across creek (dogleg right)
Road, lot and creek are out-of-bounds
Tee #5 Landing Zone for alt. position
(across from #5 alt. green)
Hole #5
Hole #6
562 Par 4 / 821 Par 5
Target Location: Close to road
Alternate Location: Past road, near fence
Road, creek, and across fence are out-of-bounds
Tee #6 Hole #6
Hole #7
236' Par 3
Target Location: Near parking lot, between 2 willow trees
Creek and parking lot are out-of-bounds
Tee #7 Hole #7
Hole #8
299' Par 3
Target Location: Near park entrance
Roads are out-of-bounds
Tee #8 Hole #8  
Hole #9
271' Par 3 / 313' Par 3
Target Location: Clearing near clubhouse access road
Alternate Location: Past clearing to the right (dogleg right)
Roads & playground are out-of-bounds
Tee #9 Hole #9
Hole #10
260' Par 3
Dogleg right, then straight downhill
Road is Out-of-Bounds
Tee #10 Hole #10
Hole #11
475' Par 5
Uphill, fairway doglegs right, then curves to the right, then to the left.
Tee #11 Hole #11
Hole #12
186' Par 3
Downhill, tight wooded fairway.
Tee #12 Hole #12
Hole #13
255' Par 3
Straight, fairly wooded fairway, fades left to basket.
Tee #13 Hole #13
Hole #14
350' Par 3
Downhill and right, fairly wooded fairway.
Tee #14 Hole #14
Hole #15
235' Par 3
Straight narrow fairway, finishes to the right in some boulders.
Tee #15 Hole #15
Hole #16
338' Par 4
S-shaped wooded fairway, finishes uphill and out of the woods.
Tee #16 Hole #16
Hole #17
330' Par 3
Straight fairway, finishes uphill on a rock wall.
Tee #17 Hole #17
Hole #18
265 Par 3
S-shaped uphill wooded fairway, finishes uphill and out of the woods.
Tee #18 Hole #18