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|Ballantyne Resort||dongtrgolfer at 3/1/14 10:18pm|
|Did not see a listing for Ballantyne Resort. Practice area very nice. Played on Saturday and greens are nice. Fairways brown but pretty good shape. Bunkers good. It was a little cool and cloudy and really few golfers out. I was with a friend, there was another single and the starter said we we were waiting for another single.
I had been at the course hitting balls and putting for about 30 minutes. I saw one twosome go out during the 30 minutes. I ask the starter if we can go out as a twosome since no one else was around. He said no. I ask why a twosome with a later tee time was able to go out and he stated they paid full price. I guess we all paid the $45 discount rate so he was making us wait and sending us all out together (stupid). The fourth guy showed up and he sent us out a few m! inutes early (thanks). We played the first hole and then split up into two twosomes to play faster. Played a little under 3:00 hours. Good challenging course, but the starter is a a$@hole.
|walkable courses||Peter at 3/1/14 9:43am|
I love this site and check it regularly when traveling to Charlotte.
The reason for writing is to request an enhancement to your course descriptions. If you could add the courses walking policy is and if the course is walkable, it would be fantastic. Don't mind riding, but walking sure is a lot more fun (while I am still able to do so). Furthermore, I can write it off as exercise to the family.
thanks for the help and the great site.
|Charlotte Golf Links and Skybrook||jjjgolf at 2/27/14 5:48pm|
|Both CGL and Skybrook are now under Billy Casper's management are not in money trouble and are taking all the steps in the right direction. No more Carolina Trail for two great Charlotte courses.|
|Re: OLDE SYC||slowmofo at 2/20/14 5:06pm|
|Olde syc is a decent course. Conditions are generally good and they were fine the last time i played it a month ago. There is a weird double green ( hole 6+8). At first I hated it because I thought the layout was a little boring, but it has grown on me and will play it anytime i get a decent price.|
|OLDE SYC||NC Shank at 2/20/14 2:14pm|
|I've been in Charlotte for a few years and never played at OLDE SYC. Is it in good shape? I have some friends coming to town and I am looking to shake up the rotation.
|Re: Skybrook||D Valentine at 2/19/14 6:07pm|
|Good news on Skybrook. They just moved thru the ledgal process and now have ownership. They no longer are any part of the Carolina Trial. Also, the Day-to-day operations have been contracted with and will be managed by the Billy Casper Golf Co., one of the biggest Golf companies in the country. Just booked an Outing with Skybrook and are excited about the program. They have some rally aggressive plans to improve and upgrade conditions beginning now. Good to hear one of Charlotte's great layouts is back.|
|Re: Mallard Head||4Putts at 2/19/14 12:17pm|
|Played it a couple of years ago... total Goat Ranch and have not been back.|
|Mallard Head||Scott at 2/18/14 11:58am|
|Has anybody played Mallard Head in the last 4 years? Curious about the course.|
|Re: Skybrook||Mike O'Brien at 2/17/14 7:44pm|
|Unfortunately, all of the Carolina Trail courses are going to be in trouble for a while longer. No one has purchased The Golf Links or Skybrook, which have both been for sale for months. The Divide, Waterford, and The Tradition are now owned by a bank and are just awful. They are all basically for sale. Until a new golf course owner comes in and turns it around, might be a good idea to stay away.|
|Skybrook||Scott at 2/17/14 2:48pm|
|Any update on Skybrook? Was planning an event there this spring and believe I just saw headlines its back in trouble again...|
|Lessons||Brian Hunt at 1/31/14 10:13am|
|I had the best lesson of my life! Finally a instructor that makes sense of the swing and puts everything into a context that is easy to understand. He broke it down to where I had several aha moments. I highly recommend going to Kent Sonnefeld at The Tradition GC for lessons.
|Re: Fox Den||IM4DHERD at 1/28/14 9:08am|
|I live off Exit 23 and play up this way as often as not...From Exit 36, the Warrior is a great course and easily accessible, about 20 mins. Fox Den is almost always in great shape, less than 15 mins. From where you are staying, Rock Barn is about as close (35 mins?), and an easier drive, than Verdict Ridge (30 mins?) if you want to go for 36 in a day.|
|The Divide and Tradition officially in foreclosure||The B-Man at 1/27/14 4:56pm|
|The latest in the Carolina Trail saga:
Foreclosure filed against two Carolina Trail golf courses
|Rock Hill Country Club||slowmofo at 1/20/14 2:45pm|
|Well the deal is $100 to join through May 31st. The cart fee is $17. THough once June 1 hits, you have the option to join at the regular rates which are a lot more expensive and on par with the cc's around here|
|Anyone wanna golf tomorrow?||tobacco_rd77 at 1/19/14 3:10pm|
|Haven't been out yet this year, and wanted to find some guys to golf with throughout the year. I'd like to get out tomorrow...if your interested let me know. Heard olde sycamore is in good shape.
|Re: Rock Hill Country Club||oneputt at 1/16/14 11:25am|
|I know a member there at RHCC. They spent a great amount of money to restore the course to it's original status, a really quality layout. Can someone share their plans for recruitment? Very convenient access from south end of Charlotte. Can someone play the course as a quest? Thanks|
|Rock Hill Country Club||slowmofo at 1/15/14 4:56pm|
|Anyone ever play this? They are running a ridonculous special right now. If its good I may have to join. It doesn't seem like the holes are that long is the only problem i see.|
|Fox Den||DrSchteeve at 1/11/14 2:58pm|
|Another course to consider is Skybrook. It's not that far from where you will be staying. Great track, and conditions have vastly improved since it is no longer a Carolina Trail course.|
|Re: Fox Den||Scott at 1/11/14 9:58am|
|Any recent reviews of Warrior? It looks close to where we are staying. Heard all troubles with Birkdale, is it still terrible out there?|
|Re: Fox Den||Scott at 1/11/14 9:10am|
|Verdict Ridge is already in the rotation. I am looking for another course to pair with it. Need a place for a Saturday morning round and heard Glen Oaks has a dogfight each Saturday which would impact us. Rocky River? Looks like my final choice list is Rocky River and Fox Den. Staying off exit 36 on the lake, and willing to drive 30-40 minutes or so......any other options? How bad is Mallard Head???|
|Re: Fox Den||MadMax2013 at 1/10/14 9:19pm|
|Bermuda greens will be anything but perfect in NC in April. Bermuda will either still be dormant or just coming out of dormancy. I agree that all three of these courses are good tracks and you can't go wrong with any of the three, but bent greens should be better than Bermuda this time of year assuming no maintenance issues. Bermuda is better than bent in the summer but I would rather play bent greens the rest of the year.|
|Fox Den||DrSchteeve at 1/10/14 8:07pm|
|In the same area as Fox Den, Verdict Ridge is an infinitely better track, better conditioned, Bermuda greens that will be perfect. Glen Oaks is another close track, usually in great shape though not Bermuda greens. Fox Den is a distant third behind these, though not a bad place to play.|
|Fox Den??||Scott at 1/10/14 4:52pm|
|Anybody recommend Fox Den for a 20 man golf outing in April? Really just looking for a course in good shape that time of year. A little worried about aeration since they have bent greens. Out of town guests- so clueless on this course.
|Re: Golf Leagues||panthersfann55 at 12/29/13 9:14pm|
|clickit.com has leagues throughout the year at a lot of the courses on their page. sign up and show up win points for prizes.
|5-some||DrSchteeve at 12/29/13 5:24pm|
|We hope not. Just kidding - sort of. If you play as a 5-some, please be cognizant of pace, and keep up with the group ahead. If you can keep up, no harm. If you can't keep up, then you are creating a roadblock that others have to play through (and you should let them) or behind (you should be shot - just kidding, sort of). That said, some courses will let 5-somes play, depending on day of the week and time of day. I've seen this at Olde Sycamore, Charotte National, Eagle Chase, and Edgewater.|
|Fivesome||Josh at 12/29/13 1:58pm|
|Are there any nice public courses in Charlotte that allow 5 players?|
|Golf Leagues||CY at 12/28/13 5:34pm|
I'm new to Charlotte. I'm looking for some competitive (preferably flighted) golf leagues. Any suggestions?
The location doesn't so much matter right now. I haven't found a place to settle yet. For now, I'm staying in Downtown Charlotte, but... travel isn't an issue. Just looking for a nice course and some fun golfers.
|Carolina Trail||DrSchteeve at 12/14/13 5:27pm|
|Value in the land...that is so 1995.|
|Re: Carolina Trail||Wally at 12/10/13 11:04pm|
|The value isn't in the golf courses, its in the land. You can buy The Tradition for pennies on the dollar and build houses. Sell the land to a developer and make a killing....|
|Re: Carolina Trail||Wulfpack at 12/10/13 6:16pm|
|I agree with our resident expert, Dr. Schteeve.|