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Winter golf in NC/SC   Fred C Dobbs at 3/9/14 10:15pm
I read with tongue in cheek the complaints and comments area golfers post regarding local course conditions. Whether it be standing water,torn up tee boxes or just the courses in general. Geez... give your head a shake...up here in Ontario, Canada we've got 10 or more inches of snow everywhere. I'd take a wet fairway or non raked bunker right about now and never complain. Remember... it's still winter golf in the Carolina's, but at least you can see the fairways.
Hope to see and enjoy the local courses again this fall.
trip to Augusta   oneputt at 3/9/14 9:40am
I am headed to Augusta to watch a women's ncaa golf event this friday and was looking for some suggestions as to where to play friday afternoon. short of a miracle and someone getting me on at AN I would appreciate any ideas. thanks
Re: Golf Trip Suggestions???   HackingLefty at 3/6/14 11:21pm
Thanks Panthersfann55, I will take a look at it. The location sounds perfect. We want to get a round in on our way up and back home, so marshville will be great. Thanks for the info.
Re: Golf Trip Suggestions???   panthersfann55 at 3/6/14 8:40pm
go to eagle chase then. its outside marshville before you hit monroe on the east side. best course hands down besides red bridge (out of your way). no houses around, in the middle of nowhere and feels like a mountain course it is in a small mt range, with a lot of elevation changes with a great layout. again deals to be had at
Re: Golf Trip Suggestions???   HackingLefty at 3/5/14 7:09pm
Thanks. I meant to put it in my original post but ill be traveling up 74 through Monroe and probably play on way up. Thinking somewhere between Monroe & Pineville
Re: Golf Trip Suggestions???   panthersfann55 at 3/5/14 4:56pm
edgewater is located in lancaster. good layout, free range balls and bottle water. $25-$30 a round on
Golf Trip Suggestions???   HackingLefty at 3/5/14 11:49am
Myself and 3 buddies are coming up for the Wells Fargo Championship at end of April. We haven't played any of the area courses. We will be staying near Carowinds. Any Course recommendations? Looking for well maintained and reasonably priced. Thanks
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.
Brian Hunt
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.


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