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Carolina Trail   teetime at 4/7/14 6:11pm
I have read about the positive changes at Skybrook, but does anyone know what is going on with the other courses owned by the Carolina Trail? I am knew to the area and looking for some insight.
Skybrook - Troon Golf   DrSchteeve at 4/7/14 3:14pm
When you look at the Troon Golf website - especially the list of courses they manage - it's hard to imagine this being anything other than a great thing for Skybrook. Yes, the prices will probably go up, but so should the quality of the course. It might be nice to have another higher end course in Charlotte.
Re: Memberships   OnePutt at 4/7/14 11:30am
What part of Charlotte do you live? Lots of options depending on location and your budget.
Re: Skybrook under new management again   Avidgolfer at 4/7/14 11:26am
CGL closed because the landowner wants to redevelop the land. Casper was hired by the receiver and the new owner probably just elected to hire a different manager.
Re: Skybrook under new management again   Better Than Most at 4/6/14 6:56pm
Not a good sign that Skybrook is changing management companies again so soon. With this and CGL sudden closing, I wonder if this is an indication of instability at Billy Casper Golf, or were the situations at those two courses so untenable that BCG made the decision to get out while they were still ahead.
Memberships   Dominic at 4/5/14 5:56pm
Im looking for a memebership at a decent price and a decent course or if anyone knows of a place that might be reasonable? Thanks for all your help. Also if anyone knows of a league that has a opening i am looking to join also.

Thanks again!
Skybrook under new management again   tobacco_rd77 at 4/1/14 8:24pm
Just found out that Troon Golf is taking over management of Skybrook. Hope the course continues to go in the right direction. Wonder how that will affect memberships?
Re: World-AM in Myrtle Beach   Don at 3/31/14 8:38pm
I have never played but I have a friend who has played the past few years. He loves it. Nice courses and great parties each night. Some people take it a little too seriously but he said most people are really friendly and out there to. Have a good time.
World-AM in Myrtle Beach   Lee Philips at 3/27/14 9:38am
I have been thinking of playing in the WorldAM in Myrtle Beach this summer, any here ever participated?
Charlotte Golf Links   DrSchteeve at 3/24/14 1:30pm
See the article on Charlotte Golf Links in the Course Review section. So, since the land Carolina Links was on wasn't part of the auction, ultimately the course wasn't foreclosed on because of the value of the real estate. So much for that theory...
Benefit Golf Torunament Regent   Dennis Bivins at 3/22/14 9:58am
@ Regent Park Golf Club to support Cuba
APRIL 26th, 2014 Event includes one round of golf, lunch, and multiple chances for prizes. MULTIPLE PRIZES awarded for “closest to the pin” (4), “longest drive holes” (2) ONE $10,000.00 hole in one prize Contact for payment $75.00 per golfer TEAM cost $300.00 All holes must be played from the WHITE tees. MUST PREREGISTER BY APRIL 13TH
Pre-pay before April 18th by paying on line at our secure PayPal account or mail to 2115 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, SC 29730. The last day for registration is April 18th.

Vendors who wish to donate contact Dennis Bivins @ 8034126274
Or James Esskew @ 7043228336

Jeff from Toronto   Fred C Dobbs at 3/19/14 8:36pm
Jeff, I got your email. Make up a list of questions and such. I'll try and help you out. We've been golfing in the Rock Hill area for 6 years. Gave up the trek to Myrtle Beach, found the golf cheaper and courses just as enjoyable.
Re: Jeff from Toronto   Toronto Jeff at 3/19/14 5:08pm
Fred C Dobbs from Oshawa. Can I speak with you about this?
Charity Golf Tournament - April 6th at Ballantyne   The B-Man at 3/18/14 6:32am
Primrose School of Lake Wylie at Steele Creek is holding its Inaugural Golf Outing with the proceeds to Benefit Barium Springs Home for Children and March of Dimes.

Where: The Golf Club at Ballantyne

When: Sunday, April 6th, 2014
12:00 Registration, Range and Lunch
1:30pm Shotgun Start for Golf Tournament

Event Format: 4 person scramble

Cost: $125 per player, $500 per foursome includes:

 Lunch and Dinner
 Beverages
 Giveaways
 On Course Contests
 Awards and Prizes
 Silent Auction

Sign up online or here:

Primrose School of Lake Wylie at Steele Creek
3960 West Arrowood Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28273

or call (704) 926-4955

Re: Course Name...   panthersfann55 at 3/17/14 8:28am
Its Dr Sifford (link on bman) its an executive 9 hole course off remount rd. One of the older public courses in charlotte that went through a lot of renovations a few years ago. its part of the ratcliff group. If you travel a lot between the 3 states check out for deals as it will give you the most extensive network as well as deals to most public courses. Olde Beau is one i want to try off 77 north of statesville.
Course Name...   CY at 3/16/14 9:37pm
Hey all... I'm new to Charlotte (just moved from New Jersey to Rock Hill in February). I cover a large territory in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for work and get to pass a lot of nice looking courses in my travel.

Anyway... on my way home almost every day, I pass a course located just off 77 South... somewhere between Exit 9 and Exit 3. The rough is all browned up, but the fairways and greens are... well... REALLY green.

Anybody know the name of the course and why the course looks so green? I know that courses will sometimes paint greens, but... never heard of painting the fairways.

Thanks for your help!

Carolina Links   DrSchteeve at 3/15/14 12:36am
I responded to the idea that someone would make a killing buying the courses for the land. Did they? Will they? Who knows? Let's face it, Charlotte Golf Links won't be missed by many. Neither will the Divide if it happens there. Highland Creek, Tradition, Birkdale, even Waterford - those would be losses.
Jeff from Toronto   Fred C Dobbs at 3/14/14 9:43pm
We travel down from Oshawa every fall for 12 days of golf. Stay in Rock Hill. Search internet for Springfield, Fort Mill, Edge Water(a fantastic course) First two are very close to Regent Park and Edge Water is just down 77. You should check out Leroy Springs website, they two other courses as well. Don't hesitate to use the Senior tee boxes,the yardage is enough to make the game interesting especially if it's your first time this year swinging the clubs.
P.S. Stop by the Fort Mill American Legion if you play any of the Fort Mill area courses and enjoy their southern hospitality.
Re: Charlotte Golf Links is done   Kevin Louse at 3/14/14 8:05pm
Where is Dr, Schteeve when you need him. Just a few months ago he called the notion of building houses on these dilapidated golf courses "such a 90's thing". The Golf Links is the first of a few courses within that old Carolina Trail that will close permanently. They were driven to the brink of goat tracks that are beyond repair.
Local advice please   Jeff at 3/14/14 1:54pm
Local knowledge needed. We are 2 guys from Toronto looking for inexpensive ($40) and easy course for Apr 5 & 6 weekend. Staying about 7 miles from Regent Park - never been to Charlotte area before and haven't swung a club since November. Any suggestions?
Re: Charlotte Golf Links is done   ILL-INI at 3/14/14 10:41am
One of my friends' mom ran the concessions there. She said they were blind-sided by the closing. The entrance to that golf course is now going to be entrance to a big ass sub-division or a big ass mall or something like that. There's a ton of land back there wasting away as a poor golf course for this not to happen.
Re: Charlotte Golf Links is done   4Putts at 3/14/14 7:19am
That much land, in that part of town... Not that surprising.
Charlotte Golf Links is done   Cant3Putt at 3/14/14 6:34am
Charlotte Golf Links is closed for good. Sign posted on its door saying they are no longer open for golf as of 03/14/14. Everyone is referred to Skybrook. I wasn't a fan of the layout, but it's a shame when a public course closes. Best wishes to its former employees and their families.
Trip to NC   golfer13c at 3/13/14 4:58pm
Hey guys so mini tour players coming down south to play three rounds in three days on a budget of course. We seem to get some deals so were looking to play next Friday-Sunday.
we have booked so far

Friday-Charles T Myers for $18
Saturday- Rocky River for $50
Need a place for Sunday below $60 ish closer to the airport we are leaning towards Stonebridge Golf Club. If anyone has any other places they feel is better please let me know Thanks !
Aeration   slowmofo at 3/13/14 4:08pm
Anyone have an aeration schedule for this year?
Rocky River   NC Shank at 3/13/14 12:28pm
Anyone have stimp reading over at Rocky River? I heard 12+!
Ole Still (was Rivercrest)   KDMcC at 3/12/14 6:28pm
Thanks Fred. We actually played Rocky River last year. It was a nice layout and in good shape. The only issue we had last year was the greens were rock hard and wouldn't hold an approach shot (I seem to recall they had been redone last year). Are the greens a little more receptive now?
Course near Moorseville   Fred C Dobbs at 3/12/14 4:46am
Check out Rocky River course,only 40 minutes from Mooresville.
Nice layout and excellent staff.
Cheers Fred C Dobbs
Ole Still (was Rivercrest)   KDMcC at 3/11/14 8:22pm
Has anyone played the Ole Still course (was Rivercrest) ? I'm thinking of adding it to the rotation for a group coming down to Mooresville from Ontario for a golf trip in late April.

Our tour currently includes Rock Barn, Verdict Ridge, Warrior, Ballantyne and Tanglewood. I'm open to suggestions for good courses within 45 minutes or so from Mooresville.
Re: Golf Trip Suggestions???   slowmofo at 3/10/14 6:16pm
Don't forget Monroe Country Club. I actually like it better than Eagle Chase( i am a weirdo I know). There is just something about the jackson back nine that is just gorgeous.

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