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Lincoln Country Club

"Great course"

12/29/21: Review by HittOD

I thought I would provide an update for Lincoln Country Club (LCC). The original nine, now the back nine, was opened in 1946, and the cart paths were cement and mostly away from tree roots. The front nine was opened in about 1993 with asphalt paths close to tree roots...

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Anyone been out to Red Bridge lately? Heard they about lost their greens a while back?
The Harry Jones course (formerly Renaissance Park) re-opens this Friday, July 2nd with their brand new Bermuda grass greens. Tee times are available ranging from $37 to $45 this weekend. If anyone checks it out, please post a review and update the group on conditions. Here's the email announcement:

Harry Jones Golf Course Re-Opens Friday July 2nd
Appears the new greens are going in at Birkdale. Walked up to practice and they said everything is dead and closed until some time in August.
Hey guys, I've been working with Homestretch Golf to promote their paperless pre-round pari-mutuels and wagering software for club tournaments and outings. If you are a club pro or a tournament organizer, check out their solution for running Win-Place-Show type competitions where participants can easily make wagers and see LIVE odds on their phone.

I work directly with David Knox, the PGA pro who runs Homestretch Golf, and I can personally get you up and running on the platform if you need help. Just send me a note!

Check Out My Review of the Homestretch Platform
Does anyone have a recommendation for a person or shop( not Club Champion or Golf Galaxy) that can swap out shaft tips? I just converted over from PXG to Titleist and like to convert over shafts I’ve accumulated over to Titleist
Heads up on this maintenance alert from Stonebridge.

Aerification Alert: May 17-18 (Mon-Tues). Only 9 holes will be open each day. $10 discount from May 17-23.
BetterThanMost at 5/11/21 7:17pm
If you've ever played Revival, you know how wet holes 4, 5, and 6 tend to stay, regardless of the weather. The course has changed the 4th hole to a 475 yard par 5, which places the tee shot landing area in a much drier area and allows for pulled tee shots to remain playable. They have also converted the 6th hole into a 384 yard par 4, which eliminates the previous tee shot landing area that could never grow grass or dry out. They have also reclaimed the previously lost front of the 3rd green, added some cart paths, and made other course improvements.
The B-Man at 5/6/21 10:48am
As more Charlotte area courses convert over from Bent Grass to Bermuda grass on their greens, I found this article that talks about this trend in the Pinehurst area. It explains why courses are switching and the differences between the two surfaces.

A Bermuda Revolution
The second issue of my email updates was sent out yesterday. You can use the Subscribe button in the top left of this page to sign up:

Fore, Charlotte! The Pros Are in Town
Greens at Jones were sprayed on Tuesday. Course will close on 4/29 to begin installing new greens. July 1st is target reopening date.
Just got some very interesting and exciting news... three Charlotte-area courses will be getting new Bermuda greens this year:

Harry L. Jones Sr. Course (formerly Renaissance Park)
Tradition Golf Club
Birkdale Golf Club

Exact timing is not set yet but I should be able to confirm dates within a week or two. These will likely be summer to early Fall projects, similar to the renovation of The Divide last year.

The Harry Jones renovation is one step in a long-range master plan that sounds amazing. I can't share details just yet but what I've heard so far sounds really cool!

Stay tuned!
Happy Masters Week everyone! Welcome to another great golf season in the Carolinas! This year, I will be sending regular email updates with the latest reviews and updates from around the Charlotte area golf scene. You can check out the kickoff email I sent today with the link below. If you'd like to get these updates, sign up and Subscribe using the link in the top left corner of the page:

Fore please, B-Man now driving
This article went out on Golf Wire today and describes how Emerald Lake uses "dynamic pricing" with their online tee time rates. Interesting read to understand how this works. The golf industry is becoming more like airlines with fare prices.

Demand-based pricing and focusing on their most profitable hours drives growth
The B-Man at 3/7/21 9:45am
I've been waiting for an official announcement but haven't seen anything. Does anyone have an email or some writeup about this?
golferdude at 2/24/21 8:13am
This explains why Golf Now showed no tee times for the next 7 days...despite seeing this previously on several occasions.
tvrepairex at 2/22/21 7:36pm
Received email that the Tillery Tradition course has been sold as of February 12 and will be known as The Club at Tillery.
Del Ratcliffe, who owns Ratcliffe Golf Services and has been a fixture on the Charlotte golf scene for over 4 decades -- and whom I'm proud to call a friend -- received the prestigious Don Rossi Award for 2021 from the NCGOA. The award video gives a nice bio on Del:

Del Ratcliffe | 2021 Don Rossi Award
For those that follow me on Instagram @charlottegolfer, you are probably aware that I have started working with TripCaddie and have been leading their big group golf trips to some amazing bucket list destinations. Last year just in Sept/Oct/Nov, I got to host trips at Whistling Straits, Erin Hills, French Lick Resort, and Streamsong Resort. Tough job, I know. LOL.

I am doing it again this year with trips lined up for Streamsong in April, Pinehurst Resort in June, Big Cedar Lodge (home to Tiger Woods' Payne's Valley course that opened last summer) in October and Bandon Dunes next March.

These trips are so-called "Ready-Made Golf Trips", where we do all the logistics for your group trip -- tee times, lodging, and other activities with VIP treatment from the resort. You can bring 4, 8, 12 or more guys and we'll slot you in. Our trips typically have 48-60 spots and we slot groups in to get the best package price for everyone. This is your private group trip, though, and there are no required activities with the larger group. We do host a few activities if your group wants to join in, however.

The Streamsong trip is April 29-May 2 and we still have 40+ slots open. I am handling all the reservations and logistics and will likely be a coordinating a group from Charlotte. So even if you are a single, two-some or odd-numbered group, let me know you want to go and I'll make it work. Send me a message here if you're interesting in going.

I was down at Streamsong in November scouting out the resort and the place is awesome. Streamsong has 3 courses ranked in the Top 21 U.S. Resort Courses (GolfWeek). Check out the pics from my November trip on Instagram (@charlottegolfer or @tripcaddie). Along with the 3 championship courses, there's an 18-hole Gauntlet putting course, a 7 hole short course, guided bass fishing, sporting clays shooting range, and a modern, high-class lodge.

All the details on the trip are here:

For those that may have missed the news last month, The Golf Club at Ballantyne closes for good today. I really hate to see it go and have no idea how they will manage to find comparable golf for their guests to enjoy while staying the hotel. I will always have a plaque on my wall for Ballantyne though as they sent me one for my first and only career hole-in-one that I made on the 13th hole just 9 months ago back in March.

Cheers to Ballantyne!
Here's a note from Edgewater about aeration next week:

We're working hard to keep our course in tip-top shape for you. On October 4th and 5th, the course will be undergoing aeration. Please expect recovery conditions. Check our website for reduced rates during this time!
Great news for The Divide! The course was approved for a $350k greens renovation starting this month. The greens will be sodded with Diamond Zoysia grass, the same as Eagle Chase in Marshville (and those have been good year round).

The work starts next week and the course plans to re-open for play around Labor Day. Stay tuned for progress details and a more solid date for re-opening, as I will be keeping tabs on it (I live 3 minutes away).

I spoke to the team at The Divide and Pinnacle Golf Properties and they said Birkdale is on the schedule for next summer -- which will leave only The Tradition and Highland Creek of the former Carolina Trail courses under PGP management with Bentgrass greens. Those courses would be next on the list for future renovations.

Whenever you hear rumors about courses like this or have major issues with a course, send me a feedback message -- as I can usually get an answer directly from the course in less than 24 hours.
Thanks for the list. Ive been looking for a place to play now that some businesses have opened up. Ive gained a lot of weight because of the lockdowns, I could use some golf.
BetterThanMost at 7/8/20 4:44pm
Springfield punched Monday and Tuesday and has lowered rates for the next couple of weeks.
Verdict Ridge is punching on 7/13 and 7/14. They will have discounted rates 7/15-7/19.
This is an interesting concept for a golf tournament being played on multiple courses - including Red Bridge and Pinehurst Resort - on multiple days to give participants the flexibility to pick their course and day. Check it out:


Event Date Range: June 20 – June 26
Format: 4-man Captain’s Choice
Virtual leaderboard maintained and updated throughout the week long tournament
Multiple courses from within our 15 county territory will be participating to allow golfers options of time and location. This will give players flexibility regarding scheduling tee times, and the ability to socially distance !

while participating.

Select the course and tee time that you would like to play throughout the week
$400 per 4-man team
Courses available include:
Pinehurst 1 – Pinehurst, NC
Pinehurst 5 – Pinehurst, NC
Red Bridge – Locust, NC
Corbin Hills – Salisbury, NC
The Revival – Salisbury, NC

Benefits to players:
The 1st and 2nd overall teams, as well as the winners of the 2nd and 3rd flights, will win tournament prizes.
The entry fee for the tournament also grants you a Three Rivers Land Trust year-long membership.
All proceeds will go directly towards local conservation efforts in the North Carolina!

Piedmont and Sandhills.

For more info!

rmation, contact or call (704) 647-0302.

All I know is that their conditions typically reflect a $25-$30 course and their AM rates for tomorrow (Friday 6/20/20) are $60-$73 dollars, Not sure if they are still charging and extra $7 to ride alone or not. I assume they are trying to make up for cancelled and/or other loss of revenue for weddings, receptions, etc. since they've focused on those events rather than course conditions. Ask me how I feel...
One other thing to note about Emerald Lake's rates now that they've left GN is that they've introduced dynamic pricing. You will see prices for tee times vary depending on the demand, available slots, time of day, etc.
I was told by a teaching pro there that they are going to put together an area in the vicinity of #9 green (#9 will be a par 3) and #1 tee where people will hit into a net. Kinda behind #9 green, or so I understood.
Would really love to know where else on that property someone thinks they could build a driving range.
Saw this a few days ago giving a slight update on Re-Development at Birkdale, confirming that the current driving range and practice area (which is a nice one) will go away. The article notes that development work could begin by year's end.

"The driving range is right where the expansion project is, so the range, along with its high protective fence, will disappear” said Principal Town Planner David Peete. Peete noted, however, that the owner could build a new driving range in the future, though that’s not currently in the plans."

Birkdale Moves a Step Closer to a Mulligan
They also have Tobacco Road at number 40 among the "Courses You Can Play." That list is a joke.
IM4DHERD at 6/17/20 12:41pm
I earlier praised the Golfpass/Golfnow membership as a huge money saver. I've saved an average of just under $60/month with their free round promo code that member get, or got. If anyone else is signed up, be aware. Got an email outlining what looked like an additional $10/month code that could be used any day or time on Hot Deals. Turns out this $10 code REPLACES the free round code. My $99 annual fee was returning $700+/- dollars, now only $120. They say it is due to all the increased weekday play with the pandemic and it might change back, but if you are a member you might want to disable auto-renew and check back when due to determine if it is worth it.
Saw this email come in last week and I've heard many folks complain about TeeOff getting bought by GolfNow:

"After a long relationship with GolfNow, we have decided to part ways. Emerald Lake Golf Club will no longer have tee times available on any third party website. Some of you may have even noticed that is showing that our course is closed, which is inaccurate. We are open for play!

The lowest rates available (including our Daily Deals) can now be found exclusively on our website"

Courses are finding that they can manage their own tee sheets now. I wonder if that's recency bias though -- with the heightened play due to golf being allowed during the pandemic.
I still see a need for tee time aggregators, especially for last minute golfers like myself. When you don't care where or how much but just need to quickly see which courses have openings, these aggregators are very helpful. When you have to go to each course's website to check for openings, it might take you 10 minutes to find one.
North Carolina Golf Panel's (whoever they are) Top Fifty You Can Play in NC. CLT is not well represented with only Rocky River listed. Top 6 are all in Pinehurst and you CAN play them, but...

NC Golf Panel Top 50 Courses You Can Play
Charlotte keeps growing exponentially, so area courses get more and more crowded. I find it worthwhile to drive out of the area sometimes. For instance, played Cleghorn yesterday and from the time I left home to the time I got back was just less than 5.5 hours, 3 or so of that driving. I also find the rates for the quality of courses are much more reasonable. For instance, Emerald Lake - a $30 course now charging $62 on Weekday mornings. Depending on what side of town you live on, these might be some not already listed on this site that could be of interest...

Olde Beau is listed here (80 miles from Huntersville) but you pass Cedarbrook on the way up...Same exit off I-77. Some of the best greens in the state

Clemmons, NC area - Tanglewood championship course has gone through a renovation and is in fantastic shape. Site of the 1972 PGA. Has a second course as well, the Reynolds. Salem Glen (Nicklaus design) is also a great course as is Oak Valley (Palmer design) nearby in Advance, a bit closer to Charlotte.

Tot Hill Farm in Asheboro (75 mins for me) is worth the drive once in a while. Mike Strantz designed this, he also did Tobacco Road. It'll beat most anyone up, but a lot of fun.

60 mins from 485/77 is Cobblestone Park Golf Club in Blythewood, SC. 27 holes of great golf with elevation changes you wouldn't expect in the middle of the state. Fantastic shape and deals available on Golfnow.

Been meaning to try Silver Creek Plantation and Marion Lake in the Morganton area, about the same distance for me as Cleghorn. Also Grandover Resort up Greensboro way. If willing to drive that far, there are also Forest Oaks, The Cardinal by Pete Dye, and Oak Hollow in High Point, another Dye design. I hear Winding Creek in Thomasville is nice too.
Got out to Cleghorn yesterday for the first time. I see why people like it. Great layout and other than getting through Shelby it's wide open 4-lane just about all the way there. Same amount of time from Huntersville as is Tillary Tradition or Edgewater. Certainly the feel of a mountain course in the foothills. George Cobb design (Quail Hollow, East Lake - Atlanta, Sea Pines, etc.). In great shape except for a lot of areas that look like there is/was some sort of grass fungus or something? Wide green fairways then an area of brown. One tee box had virtually no grass. Greens are beautiful but slower than they look. They were top dressing them, which I think they might do most Mondays (as does Warrior) so might not have cut them over the weekend. All in all well worth the drive. Also note the price: after 2PM Mon-Thurs $25, $21.25 if pay online.
My annual interview with Charlie Nance of the "Taking Dead Aim" podcast for 103.7FM is up now. Download and listen to us discuss my Top 10 List of the Best Public Golf Courses in Charlotte (see article link here on the website):

Taking Dead Aim - 6/8/20
I updated my Top 10 list for Charlotte Agenda and the new list was published yesterday. I use a lot of the feedback I see on my site here as well as my own experiences. A few changes since last year has Rock Barn shooting up to #3, Skybrook in at #8, and Red Bridge (conditions) / Stonebridge (Skybrook moving up) falling out. Verdict Ridge is still #1.

Thanks for the support everyone!

B-Man Ranks the Top 10 Public Golf Courses in Charlotte for Charlotte Agenda
New site update looks great. Love the modern 'floating' look to the site elements!
The B-Man at 5/19/20 11:47am
Hey everyone - as you can see I've been busy during this quarantine. I just launched the new design of the site today and would love your feedback.

This new version, long overdue, should be easier to use and navigate, especially on a mobile phone. I've refreshed as much of the course information and photos as I could -- I've been playing *alot* this year -- but I have even more to add in the coming weeks.

As many of you know, I've run this site since 2002. So it has almost two decades worth of course reviews and forum posts. All of this information should be at your fingertips now with a searchable Forum and handy sort and search features on the Courses and Reviews pages.

Help me out by posting your own course reviews or sending me feedback on courses I haven't listed yet.

Let me know if you have suggestions for how I can help make the site even better. As my tagline says, it was built "For the golfer, by the golfer".

Also, feel free to reach out to me here or on Instagram if you'd like to play a round with me. I love playing with folks that use the site.

And please, spread the word and share the site with your friends and fellow golfers. You guys have helped make the site what it is today!

HittOD at 5/5/20 5:42pm
Last played Cleghorn in late Oct. 2019. Always enjoy this course. Greens were dormant, yet still very nice. This course gets a high rating on for good reason. Was considering a group trip for two rounds in one day, from the Lincolnton area before virus hit. As I recall, not much in the way of food selection except snacks. I recommend this course.
IM4DHERD at 5/5/20 12:36pm
Seems there used to a a bit of discussion here about Cleghorn Plantation golf club. Anyone been out there in a while? Been driving out of the area to avoid the crowds and thought I'd give it a shot.
And they're back! All 4 Leroy Springs golf courses re-open May 1st with the typical COVID-19 social distancing rules -- Fort Mill, Springfield, Lancaster and Chester Golf Club.

Springs Golf - COVID-19 Policies
Here's the full notice about Tega Cay reopening May 1st. Note that the Cove 9 holes will be walking only for now.

Tega Cay Re-Opens May 1st
Tega Cay is re-opening on May 1st.
In the dropdown, scroll all the way down to 'The Golf Club at Ballantyne'
IM4DHERD at 4/19/20 1:26pm
Signed up last April for Golfpass and am renewing today. Three of my buddies have signed up as well, too good a deal to pass up. For the $99 annual fee, you get a monthly coupon code good for a "Hot Deal" tee time on Golfnow (Mon-Thur, After 12N. I've used 4 of them, playing Ballantyne and Olde Sycamore each twice, and saved $211 over the rack rates for those times. Still have eight left...Use those on Ballantyne only, with a typical $63 rack rate, and that's another $496 in savings.

You also get a dozen Taylormade balls, a $35 retail value. For some reason or other, I got two more dozen over the first year, another $80 worth.

There are other rewards...I got a $25 reward credit last week for booking during a promotion period a! nd have another $30 in rewards in the bank for using Golfnow over the past year. In all, it looks like I've rec'd over $380 in benefits BEFORE the other 8 tee times I haven't used. It might be hard to not get $750 worth out of that $99.
Ballantyne is still open and in really good shape right now. I went to post a review, but it is no longer in the drop down menu to do so?? Expensive, but there are ways around that...see my next post.
IM4DHERD at 4/16/20 9:59am
Westport is definitely not a golf trip destination course.
Highland Creek has closed their range and putting green. The course itself is still open.
The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs.

Statement from Leroy Springs:

"Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."
Tega Cay is closed as of 3/28.

According to their website, Mooresville is open for walking only.
I played Westport last weekend. Course is in OK shape from tee to green. Some teeboxes are sparse, but others are fine. Fairways are decent. There are some thin areas. Greens are quicker than they seem. Don't know when you are planning on coming down, but this course always greens up in summer.
If you don't like to wail away with driver every hole, then you'll like the layout at Westport. I will use driver on 4 or 5 holes max during a round. There isn't much water that comes into play (save the first hole; don't tee off without taking a look down the hill at the pond). There's quite a few doglegs, along with a driveable par 4 (#15).
You can usually find a discount tee time that makes the course worth it.
I've collected updates from most of the Charlotte area public courses that have posted them. Please add if you have more current info. For now, I know of only Mooresville that has closed temporarily. All others remain open with several changes enacted (these are common at most courses):

· Leave flagstick in – some using cup fillers or raised cups (Ballantyne, Eagle Chase, Emerald Lake, Olde Sycamore)

· No bunker rakes

· No ball washers

· No water coolers

· Bathrooms closed

· Driving range stations further apart

· Tee times spaced out further, no shotgun starts

· Some – K! iosk check-in or pre-paid rounds only – no cash

· Some – no trash cans

· Some – no sand bottles

· Some – 1 person to a cart or walk only

· Some – designated walking hours (Olde Sycamore)
The B-Man at 3/23/20 12:51pm
Actually, I've also never played Westport. Whenever I ask someone who has played it whether I should add it to my site, they kinda shrug. So I haven't had a reason to check it out. As Kyle mentioned, Verdict Ridge is top notch (rated #1 in my Top 10 list last year). There are also a couple good ones on the other side of the lake, including Skybrook and Tradition.
KyleSmith at 3/23/20 12:47pm
Honestly can't say I have played it. B-Man himself can probably give you more tips than I can.

I wanted to drop a line and say that Verdict Ridge right around the corner is one of my favorites in the area. Can play a little tight, but good value for the conditions. At least it was last year...
USSOCCERFAN90 at 3/19/20 11:25am
Hey guys, I am coming to the Charlotte area with some buddies for a golf trip and I was wondering if anyone had anything to say about Westport Golf Club? Any insight you could give me would be much appreciated.

BetterThanMost at 2/19/20 3:11pm
The new front nine greens/course improvements, including new cart paths are set to open on March 8th.
BetterThanMost at 2/19/20 3:09pm
I wouldn't say it's the most walkable course in the world, but you do see some people do it. It's not so much the elevation changes as it is the distance between holes.
Mike W at 2/13/20 8:43am
How walkable is Old Sycamore? Some courses are easier to walk than others because of elevation, distance between holes, etc



Not sure the link below will work but you can Google the Golf or Gourmet Package at Kiawah if it doesn't. Here's the deal: You get a very nice one-bedroom villa with pull out sofa for $200. That's $100 each and includes a round of golf on (in order of what I think is best to worst) Cougar Point, Osprey Point, Turtle Point or Oak Point. Add $50 each to play on the Ocean Course,the #4 public course in the US and which has hosted the PGA, the Ryder Cup the Sr. PGA and the World Cup. On the Ocean Course, you must employ a caddy and a $100 tip is suggested.

Went last year and it was the best $450 I ever spent - 3 rounds, including the Ocean Course, and three nights lodging.

Kiawah Gourmet Escape
Tot Hill Farm isn't really near the others, unless you are going through the Asheboro area on the way there or back? About an hour from the Pinehurst area. Same designer as Tobacco Road. Mad Scientist, very unique course.
Played Tobacco Road about 3 weeks ago. Love this course, one of my favorites and it was in fantastic shape. Talamore has always been good when I played it but it's been awhile.
Honestly, the fact that you even posted this question means you take your handicap and the rules of golf more seriously than probably 75% of those golfers that keep handicaps. Cheers to you. You are meeting the spirit of the rule, in my opinion. The handicap rules were made for clubs where members could police each other. So if you are not a member of a club, there's less scrutiny anyway.
Looking for opinions. I work for myself out of my home so I can blow out for 18 most anytime. The USGA rules say to not post a round to my handicap unless playing with at least one other - peer review thing. This is one rule I break all the time. I firmly believe that when playing with others there is more pressure to "cheat" than when playing alone. "That's good, pick it up" / "hit a mulligan" / "roll that away from the tree", etc. I might pick up a putt within in 10-12 inches when on my own, but when playing with others am invariably told to pick up most anything within 3-4 feet. Many even just whack my ball back to me before I even know it. I keep a more honest score when playing alone AND I have more scores posted to make my handicap a more honest measure of my ! abilities. Otherwise, for instance, I played 13 of my last 20 alone. Typically more than that on average.
IM4DHERD at 10/30/19 12:36pm
Thinking about taking a weekend trip here and playing 2 of the following courses: Tobacco Rd, Tot Hill Farm, Southern Pines and Talamore. Has anyone had any recent playing experiences with any of these courses? Any courses other than these that you would recommend ? Thanks
Played Larkin today and was told they now have a camera on the par 3 #2 hole. Make a hole in one and get $2500 and a copy of the video! Got home and have an email from Stonebridge (sister course) saying they are starting a hole in one contest on #15...Pay $5 and win $10,000, $10 wins $20,000.
The B-Man at 8/30/19 11:15am
I'm playing Skybrook tomorrow and will post a review this weekend.
IM4DHERD at 8/30/19 10:51am
Skybrook re-opening for golf Aug 31,2019. From their website - "We are doing so many things it’s hard to list them all. But follow us on social media to find out what’s happening. New Owners, New Mini-Verde Bermuda Greens, Clubhouse Renovations, Cart Path Repairs, Trucks of New Sod and Much More. Click on any of our social media sites or YouTube Videos to see everything that is being done to make Skybrook Golf Club THE premier semi-private club in the market. We can’t wait to show you the results at Skybrook Golf Club!"
IM4DHERD at 7/31/19 10:27am
The Club at Irish Creek, private place in Kannapolis with a Davis Love III designed back nine, has a member for a day program. Link is on their website. Well worth the effort to sign up and the $45 fee with cart.
The B-Man at 7/14/19 11:25am
That's absurd. I play there once or twice a year just to check conditions. I live 3 minutes away and drive by it several times a week. I'm not sure The Divide was ever a must play even in its heyday. Nevertheless, there's no way it's achieved that (again) yet. It will take a few seasons of dedicated effort just to make it regularly playable in my opinion. Over the last 2 years whenever I've played there the conditions have ranged from goat track to decent at best. While I've seen steady improvement the past few times, it's a slow return to playability not a meteoric rise to must play status. My advice is, play a casual round there when it's convenient and see how it is, but don't plan a serious round expecting it to be great.
IM4DHERD at 7/14/19 11:15am
The Carolina Golf Journal, the newspaper-like publication found at vaious courses, has an article stating The Divide is "Returning to 'must play'status". I always enjoyed the layout, but haven't played it since 2016. Was disappointed then and this was after avoiding it for 6 years prior due to poor conditions. Anyone play out there lately?
Know several members at Skybrook and this is pretty much my "home course." Change is going to be great for this course. Pinnacle has committed 1.5 million to the renovations over the next few years. Greens are converting and drainage is going to be addressed (thank God).
Another summer, another bent grass course closing to switch over to Bermuda. Got word today that Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville will be closing next week to switch to a Bermuda Mini-Verde hybrid. While they are closed, they will be addressing other areas including some renovations to the clubhouse. They plan to re-open on Aug 30th.
To be phased out. Holes 1,2 and driving range to become a "Town Center" area. Holes 3, 4 a park, hole 5 a buffer green area between further development and a neighborhood. Rest to be office space, retail etc.

Ballantyne golf course to transform into new urban center
IM4DHERD at 6/8/19 9:35am
Wanting to see if anyone else notices, and/or if any club management reads this page and might comment. Last two rounds (Larkin, Springfield) there hasn't been a red or yellow stake or line anywhere on the course. I've noticed the same elsewhere but cannot remember exactly which courses. Certain areas, even without water, can or need to be marked because they are simply punitive. Without a drop option, it slows down play and adds strokes and distance. This is why there are not longer "Water Hazards" but "Penalty Areas" that the Committee can put anywhere. The Rules allow for relief if an unmarked area meets the definition of a hazard, but it'd be nice to have some indication of the borders and what your options are, red v. yellow.
IM4DHERD at 5/16/19 9:46am
Just a quick plug for the Carolina Golf Association. The CGA supports amateur golf in the Carolinas. They run the course ratings programs, maintain the handicap system, run tournaments, provide turf and agronomy services to area Clubs, etc.

For those who are not a member of a Club providing one, membership is one way to obtain a USGA handicap. There are others, some free like The Grint app, but a $40/year eClub membership not only supports their efforts to make our game better but provides other benefits as well.

CGA members are eligible to participate in One-Day individual and four-ball tournaments, often on courses we can't otherwise play. Local ones this year are at Northstone, The Club at Irish Creek, the Jones Course at Rock Barn a! nd Red Bridge. Many other desireable courses such as The Olde North State Club, Country Club of Asheville, and Cliffs courses. Also, members get invitations to play other private courses. I just bought two rounds at the Country Club of Salisbury, a classic Donald Ross design, for $40 each. Usually $95 for a guest to play with a member, the only other way to get on the course.
The B-Man at 4/22/19 10:14pm
I received a note from Jody Saunders, the GM at Lincoln Country Club, about a Demo Day. Check it out:

I'm the GM at Lincoln CC and thought your readers might be interested in our demo day coming up on Wednesday, May 1 from 3-7 p.m. We will have reps on hand from Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Ping, & Taylormade. Anyone wishing to be fitted can reserve a time by calling the golf shop at 704-735-1382 ext. 0. Walkups are welcome, but those that reserve a time will be given priority.
Brian at 4/16/19 12:09pm
Does anyone know of a clone club retailer and fitter here in the Charlotte region? Thanks.
Reid at 4/1/19 6:56am
I live in Marvin. Any idea of weekday shootouts (points system)? Closest courses are sun city, Ballantyne, and fort mill... maybe Lancaster. Looking to join a group of men that enjoy friendly shootouts
In case any of you missed it, I wrote this article ranking the top 10 public golf courses in Charlotte (all of which are listed on the site) for Charlotte Agenda. I've already gotten lots of feedback and welcome your comments.
This article about possible re-development of Birkdale Golf Club (that includes saving the course) was in today's Charlotte Agenda e-newsletter: Birkdale

I don't think the new ownership understands what brings golfers to a course. Great service, conditions, a fair price and a good layout are what brings repeat business. You can have all of the hotels, shops, restaurants, and whatever else you want, but if the course isn't good, then people won't play it.
There is a 9 hole Wednesday night league that runs April-October at Ballantyne Resort. There are a few other courses in the area that have dogfights/leagues once a week on various days. You're best bet would be to check out the websites of courses close to you for more info on their particular leagues.
jaydee at 2/5/19 11:11am
Somewhat new to area, would like to know if there are any golf leagues on the area courses. Also does anyone know of a couples golf league in area.
Monroe Country Club is doing the exact same thing. Closed till Tuesday morning to prevent winterkill. There are likely many other courses following suit as most area courses have switched to Bermuda greens over the past several years. Judging by the number of courses that have struggled with winterkill and had to close these past few years, I'd say this is a smart precautionary measure.
That makes sense, but the low temperature tonight is forecasted to be lower than the low temperature on Saturday night, yet they are going to open for a while on Saturday morning.
Carl spackler at 1/18/19 7:47am
Bermuda grass greens do not tolerate cold weather well. The high temperatures each day don't matter but the overnight lows are cold enough that they need to cover the greens.
Per their Twitter feed, Rocky River is closing at 10:30am on Saturday and will re-open at 9:00am on Tuesday due to impending cold weather. According to what I can see, the high for Saturday is 60°, Sunday is 51°, and Monday is 41°, so you're guess is as good as mine.
Tubby at 11/27/18 11:55am
Forgot to mention that bunkers and cart paths need a bit of work but for the price this course is an excellent value.
Tubby at 11/27/18 11:14am
Played Lincoln CC last week. Best greens I've putted in a long time anywhere. Fairways were good. Tee boxes ok. Good test of golf and fun to play. Only negative was cart path only.
Message on the Highland Creek website says they are re-opening on Friday, 11/23. All greens have been interseeded with A1/A4 bentgrass. I just don't understand closing for two months to put more bentgrass on greens, when every other course in the area is switching to some type of bermuda. They are also touting 'unprecedented re-opening values,' yet their prices are still too high for the course conditions.
Rob glaz at 11/18/18 7:10pm
Got out to catawba creek the old gastonia municipal read some reviews didnt get my hopes up but i couldnt find anything wrong enjoyed it thoutghly perfect greens fast small fairways and tees reminded me of lancaster and monroe, does anybody know if donald ross had anything to do with the front 9? Alot of his design features on the front 9 greens
In case you missed this message, here's the final note from Larkhaven Golf Club:

As many of you already know Larkhaven Golf Club has been under contract to sale. The final day of business will be Sunday, December 2nd. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Larkhaven for the past 60 years. It has been a golf course that many of you started playing when you were just a kid and have gone on to make many memories here. Come out and help us celebrate the final few weeks of Larkhaven!

We will be having a sale in the pro shop to help clear out merchandise. Everything will be sold at cost starting today. That is a savings of 25% on all merchandise.

Thank you again for all the support!

>Larkhaven Staff
Highland Creek sent a letter to its members this week that it is closing October 1st in an attempt to fix the greens. However, the letter did not say for certain whether the course will re-open. It simply said, "We will monitor progress and make a determination later in the fall whether reopening the course is a viable option."

I'm not optimistic. Courses usually have a definitive plan to replace their greens (typically with Bermuda) when they reach this age and condition. HC's letter does not say they have the funding or support to replace the greens. So this sure sounds like the end of the line for what was once one of the more prestigious public tracks in Charlotte, in my opinion.
Deacon Blues at 9/18/18 8:32am
Does anybody know how Charlotte-area golf courses fared during the storm? Any damage that could disrupt or prevent play this weekend?
KyleSmith at 9/3/18 4:33pm
Eric at the Golf Studio at Northstone is the best I have seen in the area (limited knowledge on my part though, honestly). Northstone itself is private, but the Golf Studio is open to the public for lessons. Probably not the cheapest, but will be worth it for sure.
IM4DHERD at 8/17/18 1:40pm
Searched the Message Board for "Lessons" and "Instruction" and see nothing newer than 3 years old. I desperately need a tune up, maybe an overhaul. Curious to read reviews of area pros ... figure it might be a good thing to have on this site. I live in Huntersville. Seems some had good things to say about Kent Sonnefeld? Anybody try Jason Lilly at Emerald Lake?
BetterThanMost at 7/29/18 8:13am
Warrior is reopening on Friday, August 3rd for public play. You can now make tee times on their website.

Revival/Crescent is dealing with some issues on their greens due to a bad batch of chemicals they got earlier this season. They are interseeding their greens with Pure Distinction bent grass, but are still open for play. Additionally, they have cut down several trees around the 3rd green, and are laying sod to bring it back to its original size. If you've played the course, you know the 3rd green has been a problem for several years, so it's good to see that they are remedying it.
hey Brett, you should come out and play with the charlotte chapter of the MGA. we play once a month for a big check and trophy.
As promised, here's the link to all the capital improvement work that Ratcliffe Golf has planned for this year at Charles T Myers, Harry Jones and the Sifford Course.
Charlotte is not the only Carolina golf market affected by the harsh winter. Over ten courses in Myrtle Beach are closing this summer to recover from winterkill damage. More details here. .
Warrior is also closed as they switch the greens over to Bermuda. Work started the week after Memorial Day.
Add Charles T Myers to the list of courses closing for some time this summer. They are replacing their greens with bermuda, just like Charlotte National. So they will be closed in July/Aug.

Help me keep track of the courses closing for some time this summer:

Charlotte National
Charles T Myers
Larkhaven (permanently)

Did I miss one?
Mooresville is currently using 3 temporary greens and will close on June 11th for the remainder of the month to complete repairs to the course.

Got this email from Springfield Golf Club today: "We have experienced severe winter kill on several of our greens due to the past winter. We have closed the golf course until May 26th to address these issues. At that time, the back nine of the course will reopen with two temporary greens. The front nine will remain closed to allow the greens to heal and the new greens to establish.
We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience while we work diligently to restore the course to the standards we all expect."
Hey there, recently moved to the area (just outside of downtown Charlotte) and would like to get involved in a weekly league. I'm a decent player (+15 handicap) , looking for something thats not going to break the bank. Any suggestions for something in the area?
Rob glaz at 5/5/18 8:47pm
So highland creek is still crap? I got the entercom golf pass hoping those courses would be in better shape after the managment change
CHRISTOPHER BUHSE at 4/30/18 1:47pm
Played there on 4/29/18 and it was in such bad shape. Even if the green fees were free, it would not be worth it. It's a shame as its a great layout. Conditions are horrible and don't see them improving without a lot of time and money.
Yeah, it's kind of funny that after all of the hullabaloo over the Jeff Silverstein/CGT debacle, and then the dividing up of the courses amongst different management groups, the six surviving CGT courses have all ended up back under the same umbrella (Pinnacle) again. I've played four of those in the last year, and they've all been meh as far as conditions go. I haven't heard great things about the other two (Skybrook and Birkdale), either. Personally, I'm not optimistic.
MGOBLUE at 4/21/18 6:30am
I just saw where GolfNiners5's posted a review on April 14th. Not looking good at all. There was an article in the Carolina Golf Journal that Highland Creek was now part of Pinnacle Golf Properties along with other former Carolina Trail courses. I hope they can restore this course to it's glory days.
Unless you're getting a really good rate, I wouldn't pay what they are asking to play there on a Saturday.
Thinking about playing there this Saturday , April 21. Has anyone played there recently and if so what were the course conditions? Thanks.
I think you're thinking of Greenbriar Hills, which was near the airport off of Old Dowd Road. My dad played there in the 60s and 70s, and my brother and I would tag along sometimes. I don't remember when it closed, but it was no longer around when I moved back here in the late 80s. Hope this helps!
Although I rarely play Larkhaven (the indifferent staff), the #1 Par 4 is unlike anything else in the Charlotte area.
It looks as if Larkhaven will soon go the way of Eastwood, Crystal Creek, Charlotte Golf Links, and other former courses that are now housing developments:

Charlotte’s oldest public golf course is set to be replaced by a housing development
kuehbr at 10/10/17 11:25am
Thanks for the update! One of my favorite area courses and happy to hear that they are putting in the time/money to make that place great again, looking forward to playing it in the upcoming months
They have reopened the course for play. Here's part of an email the club sent out regarding current conditions:

Golf Course Update!

Anyone that has played since we have opened knows we have had a slow growing season for our new greens and they have not quite fully grown in. To improve this and give our members and guests a better playing experience we will be Sodding in all the areas that have not grown in within the next 2 weeks.
We will also be overseeding all of our tee boxes next week with Rye Grass to give them a good coverage for the fall, winter and spring. New Rakes, cups, flags and flagsticks have been ordered to inhance our facility and we exepct those to be delivered next week.
The ownership and managem!
ent are committed to do everything we can to create a great experience for our membership and we appreciate your patience through this process.

It does look like they do not have a website any longer, although their mobile website is still active, but not current. It also appears as if they aren't on any of the tee time services any longer, either. Published rates are $38 on weekdays and $45 on weekends. Twilight rates are $28.

Also in that area, Badin Golf Club closed suddenly at the end of August. Little to no information is known as to the future of that course.
kuehbr at 9/29/17 10:08am
Heard Tillery was putting in new greens this summer, are they open for play yet? I can't seem to find their website either...
Worth the 1 1/3 hour drive from Charlotte. Superb, fast, true greens. Lush fairways. They offer substantial discounts on-line. Downside, small greens, the cart path is extremely rutted, bumpy, falling apart. So is the ground near the path. A LOT of dry, rock-hard clay surfaces.
This is an extremely slopey track. 90% of shots are on a slope. But, I like that kind of thing.
I'll be back.
The B-Man at 8/16/17 5:00pm
Eagle Chase in Marshville.
LukeDuke at 8/16/17 4:53pm
Hi Fellow Golfers,

Hoping to locate a track in the Charlotte area that offers zoysia fairways to prepare for a tourney in a few weeks.

Thank you in advance.
GinMillDJ at 8/16/17 9:04am
Has anyone played Red Bridge recently? Wondering what kind of shape the greens are in with all the heat we've had. Thanks!
i found this during a google search

John Sagi

Greg, I've created a golf course website and a golf course coding system that has every known golf course, including past courses and courses that have changed name or merged. It also includes golf associations, unions, clubs, etc. The only way to activate the personal pages are through my personal search engine on my website.

I would be interested in any and all information and images that will help keep Sharon Golf Club MA-0437.

GolfTracer's - Golf Clubs & Code Numbers - Sharon Golf Club - NC-0437

Read more here

Gid at 8/1/17 9:09pm
I need help from a Charlotte golf old-timer. In around 1980 I played a nine hole course somewhere off Wilkinson Blvd. I can't come up with its name. Do any of you remember it? It was not Sunset Hills, Oak Hills, Pawtucket or Revolution. Can anyone tell me the name of the course I'm thinking of?
Shawn Oberreiter at 7/28/17 10:08pm

We are currently contacting clubs in Charlotte who may be interested in earning money for their organization or who have individuals who may want to earn some extra money. We are in need of 100 individuals to help work the PGA event at the Quail Hollow Club on Aug 8- 13th. If you would like additional details, please contact Allysa in our office at 812-491-6171.

Thank you.

BetterThanMost at 7/20/17 8:49pm
For anyone who is interested, Larkin's 10th hole will be reopening for play on July 28th. The club has been using only 17 holes for the better part of the last year while houses were built around the 10th hole.
I couldn't agree more. I was wow'ed today when I played it with a Verdict Ridge member on a reciprocal. It was a nice day and just made the holes adjacent to the water look stunning -- see the photos on my @charlottegolfer Instagram account. I may add it to the site just because...
Played in a tournament at Irish Creek yesterday, oh my word, one of the most beautiful golf courses I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot). If this course was closer to Charlotte it would be one of the premier courses in the area. Has some of the best golf holes you will ever play. It is a private country club but they do offer "be a member for a day" and you can play it for $49. Do you yourself a favor and GO AND PLAY THIS COURSE. Best kept secret in all of North Carolina.
TheClaw at 5/23/17 12:12pm
Add Carolina Lakes to your list. Right now it is in perfect condition.
I would say either Red Bridge or Rocky River based on current conditions. I've heard promising things about Skybrook, as it was in really rough shape last year about this time. New management sounds like they are working on making improvements. Tradition is what it is. Will never be in great shape, but may be in good shape. Don't know much about Glen Oaks.
DrSchteeve at 5/10/17 11:03pm
Haven't been back to Charlotte since leaving 3 years ago. Plan to play:

1) Eagle Chase
2) Verdict Ridge
3) Olde Sycamore

After that, possibles include Red Bridge, Skybrook, Rocky River, Tradition, Glen Oaks, Mostly interested in best conditions, since I know all courses very well. Any info or suggestions appreciated.
TheClaw at 5/3/17 3:23pm
Generally a par 72 with a rating of 72 means that for a scratch golfer (0 handicap) the course plays to its par.

But if the course is a par 72 but has a rating of 69, it means that if a scratch golfer shoots level par 72, he effectively played 3 over his handicap. As 69 is really "par" for that course because it plays easier than the 72 on the scorecard suggests.

Same as if the par is 72 but the rating is 75, it means the course is 3 shots tougher than the par suggests.

Slope applies to a similar rating for bogey golfers (instead of scratch), read more here:

So if you like to play "easier courses" choose courses with ratings well below their par. Conve! rsely if you like to play tough courses, choose courses with ratings well above their par.
Skools64 at 5/3/17 2:06am
I'm in my Mid 20s and wanted to see if anyone can explain to me what rate and slope means. I never seem to understand it

I play Carolina National a lot and the rating and slope are
69.8 131

Does a rating below 72 mean the course is harder. The higher the slope is the more challenging the course is? I.E. Bunkers Water

My friend told me the average Slope is 121 but in his own opinion he won't play anything below 125. Then when it comes to rating he won't play anything 70 or above.

Are those good bench marks or is he way off?

Thank You for the help.
I think this depends on several factors: What part of Charlotte are you moving to? How far are you willing to drive to play? What part(s) of your game make you a high handicapper? Do you spray the ball or are you not a long hitter? Do you struggle on fast greens, etc. In the SE Charlotte area, I think Charlotte National and Charles T. Myers are probably your best bets, as they tend to have wider fairways. National also has relatively flat greens. In the SW Charlotte area, you would probably want to look at Renaissance Park. In the NW Charlotte area, Sunset Hills is probably your single best bet within the city limits for what you are looking for. Wide fairways and slow greens should be appealing. At 6,028yds from the tips and a slope of 118, it's neither long, nor difficult. T! hey also have a nine hole par 3 'learning course' that is an option as well. If you're inclined to travel a little, there are two courses in Salisbury less than 5 miles apart, McCanless and Corbin Hills, that are less than 6,000 yards from the whites, and carry slope ratings below 120. Neither course has bunkers, either, which is often appealing to higher handicap golfers.
Bill at 4/26/17 11:34pm
Hello. I'm moving to the Charlotte area soon and was wondering if anyone could make a recommendation as to which public course might be a good choice for a high handicap golfer. I would prefer a course that's not too crowded. I don't hit the ball all that well and don't want to hold others up (or embarrass myself too much). Any helpful suggestions would be appreciated.
For anyone who ventures out to Albemarle to play Tillery Tradition, they are regrassing their greens this summer. The course will close on July 5th as they switch from Crenshaw Bentgrass to MiniVerde Bermudagrass. They anticipate reopening on Labor Day Monday.
Jackson at 4/19/17 2:26pm
I sent the complaint in SC and I was allowed to play my two rounds now, worked for me. Didn't seem like a scam. At least they are holding them accountable.
JoeJag at 4/6/17 2:58pm
I got the same email. I asked at the course I played this past weekend about the email. They told me that clickit owes them A LOT of money, is refusing to pay, and is now obviously trying scare and diversion tactics to take away from the real facts. sounds like the new owner is a bit of a scam artist and has done this before
Mike at 3/26/17 11:07am
I got this today from Clickit Golf.

Hi Mike,

You are receiving this notice because we believe you have paid for at least one voucher for golf and were either refused play or a refund since 2012. If you purchased a coupon voucher for golf at Red Bridge Golf Club, Olde Sycamore Golf Club, Monroe Country Club, and or Carolina Lakes Golf Club, and did not redeem your voucher, you may be legally entitled to receive consideration or to at least play. By law, Vouchers qualify as “gift certificates” because you did not choose a Tee Time, and it was for use for a future product or benefit.

NC Law:
N.C. Gen. Stat. §66-67.5
"Gift card" means a record evidencing a promise, made for monetary consideration, by a seller or! issuer that goods or services will be provided to the owner of the record to the value shown in the record.

N.C. Gen. Stat. §116B-53(c)(8)
Any gift certificate or electronic gift card bearing an expiration date and remaining unredeemed or dormant for more than three years after the gift certificate or electronic gift card was sold is deemed abandoned. The amount abandoned is deemed to be 60 percent of the unredeemed portion of the face value of the gift certificate or the electronic gift card.

N.C. Gen. Stat. §116B-54(b)
A gift certificate or electronic gift card is not abandoned property when the gift certificate or electronic gift card: (1) Conspicuously states that the gift certificate or electronic gift card does not expire; (2) Bears no expiration date; or (3) States that a date of expiration printed on the gift certificate or electronic gift card is not applicable ! in North Carolina

Federal Law:
In 2009, Congress passed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which set consumer protections for gift cards based on many state laws. The law provides that gift cards cannot expire within five years from the date they were activated and generally limits inactivity fee on gift cards except in certain circumstances, such as if there has been no transaction for at least 12 months. The federal law creates a floor for regulation and leaves room for state regulation on redeeming gift cards for cash and unclaimed property provisions.

What this means:
If you purchased a coupon on within the last 5 years, you are entitled to the actual cash value of the voucher, even if it’s expired, per federal law. This also means that you are ONLY entitled to the actual cash value, not any additional discount or “upside”. Since the courses were paid for these vouchers, you may ! have a legal right to collect it back from them from 2012 forward. Clickit Golf, Inc has been attempting to correct this issue on your behalf and get permission for you to play, but we have been refused by these courses.

What you should do:
If you believe that you qualify, you should submit a support ticket to with your name, email, the date you purchased and the voucher/course that you were unable to redeem. You may qualify even if you were not refused and simply did not use the voucher. We will then contact you with the next steps.

Clickit Golf Management

May 5th - U Deserve a Chance Charity Golf Tournament @ Carolina Lakes. Check out for tournament info and sponsorship or email me at Proceeds benefit the 501c-3 organization so are tax deductible.

Organization uses proceeds to help families and people with youth athletic costs due to the rising costs. Funds specifically benefit families that are involved in baseball (the future golf ball slicers) of the greater Charlotte area.

PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD to make this the greatest CINCO de Mayo/ Golf Fundraiser in the areas history.
ILL-INI at 2/28/17 12:18pm
Nah - I use Much easier process and cheaper in most instances.
JoeJag at 2/13/17 12:56pm
Has anyone bought golf through clickit lately? First, the website is really cumbersome so its hard to find anything. And now it looks like there are very few courses listed. a guy there helped me out before with my credits, but now nobody responds to emails. Sad really, clickit was such a great and easy place to buy golf rounds.
NCGolfer at 2/7/17 10:40am
Played Lincoln again Sunday. Greens continue to be some of the best I've played if not the best. Tees and fairways dormant but in good shape for the winter. Not sure about previous poster concerning highways on a few holes. Would have to have a nasty slice to hit it there. All in all a good course, with friendly staff.
Almost blew somebody's windshield out. Check traffic before hitting on 10, 11 and 12.
I hate this golf course. Love playing there, but it kills me. Just cannot figure out the greens. Most places I'm a two-putt or better. Not here. And yeah, they're fast, firm- my preference. One par-3 on the front I swear the ball appeared to roll uphill.
Four doglegs are close to 90-degrees. Fun. Wide open fairways are sprinkled with semi-visible traps, plenty of water. No miss-hits allowed. Every shot has got to count. Most of the collars are a little chewed up. By the way, most greens are slightly elevated so you can forget about a bump and run. Short shots roll off to the side.
Cheap rates. Paid $14 to walk. Which was a challenge. Some pretty steep hills. r />Worth playing this course just for #18 which has the steepest approach shot of any course in the area. Granted, I was pretty ragged at this point. At 135 yards out I hit a five-wood, thinking "If I hit the club house maybe that'll teach 'em." Pin-high with a steep downhill roll I two-putted for par on a hole I assumed I'd double- or triple-bogey. I hate this course.
IM4DHERD at 1/31/17 12:08pm
Not lately, but have played it plenty of times in the winter and as always it has been in as good or better shape as anywhere in the area.
IM4DHERD at 1/31/17 9:51am
Since this is a board of public course players, I wonder if anyone uses a USGA Handicap system of some sort to get a card. There are a number out there, but I don't know the cost/benefit of one vs. another.

I have an excel spreadsheet with formulas that does the work for me, that I can it share with anyone interested, but wouldn't mind getting an official index if the price is right. I think there are online options where you can develop a group/club if a "B-Man" group/club might be of interest.

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I thought I would provide an update for Lincoln Country Club (LCC). The original nine, now the back nine, was opened in 1946, and the cart paths were cement and mostly away from tree roots. The front nine was opened in about 1993 with asphalt paths close to tree roots...



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