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|Brushy Mtn||IM4DHERD at 8/15/13 9:53pm|
|Played Brushy Mtn in Taylorsville today. 45 mins from Huntersville, same as Rock Barn, Deerbrook, Red Bridge, Warrior, etc. Mature course with lots of old growth trees. Very interesting layout with most holes where the green was not visible from the tee due to dogleg or elevation. Teeboxes, fairways and greens were in excellent shape. Rough was rough...Deep Bermuda and weeds. They said they hadn't been able to keep up with mowing due to rain and I saw them double mowing rough on a number of holes to get it down and with $25 weekday fees probably can't afford weed chemicals for the 2nd cut. Well worth the trip...I'll go back.|
|Re: Digital Leaderboard App||Snipehook at 8/14/13 8:43pm|
|So you could see how many Skins everyone had while you were playing? That is sweeet! Gonna check it out.
I play over at Charlotte National. My favorite course. Great greens and the best chili/slaw dog in town!
|Digital Leaderboard App||Fairway Doc at 8/12/13 6:13pm|
|Just got done playing over at Old Sycamore. Course was in pretty good shape, greens could have been faster.
Friend of mine invited me to their game and we played for a few bucks between 12 of us... gross/net skins and net stableford. They use a digital scorecard app that kept up with the scores while we played called Status4. It was fantastic! Highly recommend it for any group that plays competitively.
|Re: More on Skybrook and Golf Links||Waterford Employee at 8/7/13 8:10pm|
|Silverstein was a no-show in court today. The curtains have closed for these 2 courses. Hopefully, after a short period of time where these 2 courses are closed, a new owner will buy them out of foreclosure and give them the money and attention they deserve...|
|Re: More on Skybrook and Golf Links||Divide employee at 8/7/13 9:21am|
|More on Skybrook and Golf Links||Wulfpack at 8/6/13 7:33pm|
|Don't give The Trail another penny, folks. Plenty of other great options.
Skybrook Golf Club, Charlotte Golf Links owe millions, placed in receivership
|Skybrook||BJGrooves at 8/5/13 8:59am|
|Yes Billy Casper took over on a judges order on Friday I have meet the transition team. Hunting Dog investments was the holder of the note on the property and filed the paperwork.
Course is over grown with weeds and greens are showing signs of dollar spot again. Rumor has it Textron was coming for the carts which are bad anyway. Hopefully a quick management change and some cash will save the greens and get the course playable. Likely take a year to fix everything, then you they have to fix the business model to get the cash flow up to take care of the place. The deals have to stop.
|Skybrook and Charlotte Golf Links||DrSchteeve at 8/3/13 8:13pm|
|If you Google Billy Casper Golf, it is a real company that appears to do a good job of managing real golf courses.
If you Google IRI Golf, the first listing is something to the effect that "Jeff Silverstein is an ***hoe, and you can't find a website that seems to suggest that IRI is a real company.
Let's hope all the IRI courses go to Billy Casper Golf. Let's hope Silverstein ends up in shackles.
|Re: Skybrook & Charlotte Golf Links||abc123 at 8/3/13 4:36pm|
|If that is a fact, I am elated!|
|Skybrook & Charlotte Golf Links||layitdown at 8/2/13 8:42pm|
|Skybrook & Charlotte Golf Links are in receivership and as of today are under the management of Billy Casper Golf|
|Rock Barn||IM4DHERD at 8/1/13 10:33pm|
|Played Glen Oaks today, which by the way is in (as always) incredible shape...I always feel like I am on vacation when I play there. Anyway, they tell me that they have been packed because ROCK BARN HAS BEEN CLOSED due to all the weather. Said they've already cancelled the Sr. Tour event in large part due to the areas they set up hospitality tents being washed out. That and they are not sure when they would be able to re-open the Jones course anyway due to all the damage from the whole season of rain followed by last weekend's 10-12 inches. Not only Rock Barn, but he listed a whole bunch of other courses I wasn't familiar with as being closed. I'd bet River Oaks is a mess and probably closed...They have a lot of low-lying areas.|
|Fall Golf||Fred C Dobbs at 7/28/13 7:43pm|
We come down from Ontario each year the last week of Sept/Oct for 9 rounds of golf. You'd like Edge Water, Springfield and Fort Mill. All three are enjoyable to play.
Note: You can't beat the southern hospitality that the Charlotte area people extend to you when you visit. We gave up on the hectic "take you money and run" golf you find on the Myrtle Beach strip and stay in the Rock hill area.
|canadian pantherfanz||peter at 7/28/13 3:32pm|
|bringing 12 buddies on our annual visit 1st week of nov...am booked at ballantyne...and have 2 more open slots...prefer south of city near accomodations. looking at tega, carolina lakes, springfield and fort mill. any of these way better...especially considering time of year? love this site.....12th year....cheers Peter|
|Re: waterford||Divide employee at 7/28/13 11:51am|
|Re: waterford||Waterford Employee at 7/28/13 6:42am|
|uh - yes......|
|waterford||peter iversen at 7/27/13 12:49pm|
|is waterford suffering the same fate as other trail courses?|
|Re: Thirsty? Beware of Regent Park||Don at 7/26/13 8:13pm|
|Played Regent Park today and coolers back on the course. Must have heard you.|
|Fundraiser golf tournent||Clifford Blanquicet Jr. at 7/25/13 6:25pm|
|I am hosting a fundraiser golf tournament this Saturday, July 27 at eagle chase golf club at 2pm. The cost is $75 a player that includes golf, cart, range balls and lunch at 1pm. The format is 4 man superball and there are prizes for the winners!
I am a professional golfer trying to raise money for q school and if you want to play please call either eagle chase or me at 919-356-3453 ASAP. Thank you!
|Cleghorn||DrSchteeve at 7/23/13 4:14pm|
|Cleghorn was a great track, but it is closed.|
|Re: On the way to Asheville||IM4DHERD at 7/23/13 2:10pm|
|Haven't played there, but Cleghorn gets good reviews. I will personally vouch for Deer Brook in Shelby.|
|Re: Thirsty? Beware of Regent Park||slowmofo at 7/23/13 10:52am|
|I on the other hand do not care about the coolers. As I will just bring twice as much beer and not buy anything at the pro shop then. More beer = more fun|
|Re: Thirsty? Beware of Regent Park||ILL-INI at 7/23/13 10:21am|
|I asked one of the Rangers while I was playing there why they didn't have any water coolers and he told me they were having theft issues with people taking the coolers. Really? Someone is coming out in the middle of the day, walking through the course, and carrying away a 50 gallon jug cooler? Like the Italian Job? I doubt it. I just don't think they want to pay anyone to fill up the coolers and take them out, bring them back in at night. What is it with these courses that have stopped going the extra mile for their clients? My theory...they want you buying all their powerades/water in the pro-shop. Has nothing to do with the coolers getting stolen. Just another trick to rid you of a few more of your dollars.|
|Thirsty? Beware of Regent Park||Jamie at 7/23/13 7:43am|
|One of my favorite courses is Regent Park, I play there at least once a month, sometimes twice, always fairly early on Saturdays. For some weird reason they have stopped providing water coolers on the course now that we are in the hottest period of the year. The last five times or more I have been out on Saturday morningss, no drinking water anywhere. Plenty of stands for drinking water coolers, just no coolers. Also never anyone selling refreshments, I'm not sure why they have a refreshment stand in the fist place. Bizarre to say the least. Make sure you bring your own cooler or stock up at the clubhouse before you start play. Just an FYI.|
|On the way to Asheville||DrSchteeve at 7/22/13 11:00am|
|Deer Creek, in Shelby, NC, off route 74 always gets good reviews. North of Asheville Reems Creek is a fun tract.|
|Re: Asheville Route Recommendations?||panthersfann55 at 7/21/13 9:53pm|
|lake lure has 2 very different mountain golf courses. apple valley and bald mountain. played them some years ago but were very challenging.|
|Asheville Route Recommendations?||Sean at 7/21/13 7:21pm|
|I'm going to be heading up to Asheville on the 8th and was thinking about trying to play a round someplace along the way.
Most of the routes there (74 or 40) are about the same distance. Anything out in the middle of nowhere I might consider checking out?
|Carolina Trail||DrSchteeve at 7/19/13 8:25pm|
|The sad thing is that even if the courses are bought by entities - such as homeowner associations - that will restore them to their former and potential glory, the curent owner may still escape without jail time.|
|RE: The Carolina Trail||Seran at 7/18/13 11:30pm|
|The fat lady is warming up her vocals....
Complaints of unpaid wages persist at Carolina Trail golf courses
|Golf tomorrow?||tobacco_rd77 at 7/16/13 6:38pm|
|Anyone want to golf tomorrow? Some greats deals going on midday|
|Aerial footage of Revolution Park under water||The B-Man at 7/16/13 9:23am|
|This is amazing video of what Revolution Park looked like after the flooding rains last week:
This aerial footage was shot by the WBTV helicopter last Thursday (7/11/13).