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Fall Golf   Fred C Dobbs at 9/19/13 9:10pm
Thanks for the heads up, we'll pass on Olde Sycamore. I already booked a tee time for Rocky River this year. I will chose one of the other courses you mentioned. By the way which one of those courses you mentioned would be the closest to I77 and David Lyle Blvd. in Rock hill.
Olde Sycamore   DrSchteeve at 9/19/13 8:31am
Please see my recent review. The greens at Olde Sycamore now are late summer bent that are pocked and scarred. Compared with perfect greens at Red Bridge, Eagle Chase, Verdict Ridge, and Rocky River it is hard to recommend Olde Sycamore at this time.
Fall Golf   Fred C Dobbs at 9/18/13 10:29pm
We'll down in Rock Hill/Fort Mill area playing some rounds of golf. Should we try Olde Sycamore Plantation while were there?
Re: Charlotte Golf Links & Skybrook   syncgolf at 9/17/13 9:40pm
I played Charlotte Golf Links last week! I thought it was ok! For what we paid for I think it was $20! The greens were very hard and very slow!
Charlotte Golf Links & Skybrook   Lee in Waxhaw at 9/17/13 1:17pm
Has anyone braved these 2 courses to see if there have been in improvement since the take over? It's not far from home and convenient to play but I haven't heard whether there have been any changes lately.
Re: Rocky River in Great Shape, but...   Jamie at 9/16/13 8:47pm
Thanks Ryan. I did not get a name of the employee, and it was a long time ago, but I did honestly quote him verbatim. Maybe he was joking, just was an odd comment at the time. We do plan on coming back in the near term. As far as the conditioning of the course is concerned, your superintendent and greens keeping staff are brilliant. Tough pins or not, I think the course is definitely one of the better in the Charlotte area.
Re: Rocky River in Great Shape, but...   Ryan- Rocky River GM/ Professional at 9/16/13 7:51am
I have been here for a little over 3 years, and don't know who would have said "we mess with people on Saturdays", but nothing could be further from the truth. Our goal is ALWAYS to make the customer feel welcome, and to offer a well conditioned product. Saturdays are consistently our busiest day, and we would NEVER try to make the course more difficult by putting holes in extreme spots. We follow a rotation with 5 different areas, and yes, there are some tough holes in each of the 5 setup rotations. There is definitely no intent to make our busiest day tougher, which would only slow down play which is not good for anyone. Thanks for your comments, and I hope to see you again soon.
Rocky River in Great Shape, but...   Jamie at 9/15/13 11:47am
I have heard some good things about RR lately and played there a few Saturdays ago. It was in excellent condition with their new hybrid greens. The new speed/break combinations take some adjusting, but they are very consistent. I had not played at RR for several years because of their "policy" of Saturday pin placements - and after all these years they did not "disappoint" this particular Saturday. Almost all the pins were tucked along the edges. Reasonable approach shots can still leave you with 40' birdie putts. I remember verbatim the comment a staffer said to me back in 2005, the last time I played there and was amazed by some of the pin placements and inquired after the round - "we like to mess with people on Saturdays". After that I was reluctant to come back - too many other good courses ! around. Several years later they are still doing their US Open pin placements on Saturdays. Advice - enjoy the course because it is a great layout in great condition, just work on your long range putting before you get there. Or do what I have never done - play during the week.
Just me thinking   Fred C Dobbs at 9/14/13 5:18am
Hi Mad Max,
I commend a person takes the time to re-read the countless past posts comparing the THEN & NOW comments and conditions of various courses. Would it be possible to share some of your findings with us. I'm sure the Trail Courses are right up there at the top of your list.

Just me thinking   MadMax2013 at 9/13/13 10:13pm
I noticed in going back thru this site that the courses most were touting a few years ago are now to be avoided at all costs. Any thoughts as to why? Will the courses being touted today see the same fate in a few years?
Re: Conditions at Tillery Tradition?   Modeclan at 9/10/13 9:29pm
Played with my youngest son Saturday afternoon. Hadn't played there since late spring. Was a little stunned. Last time I played course was near perfect. This time the fairways, although browning a little were okay and the rough was just high enough that you had to walk up on your ball to find it. The greens were the real surprise. Some ok but some getting large brown dead areas. 18 was a checkerboard of bent and bare. Almost unputtable. We got a good rate at $20 each and it was still fine for the cost but I was surprised at the degradation of the greens. Wouldn't stop me from going back but I'd have to get a good rate.
Fast Greeens and Tillery   slowmofo at 9/10/13 5:23pm
My friend just played there and said it was in awesome shape as always. Its usually cheap just due to the distance away from CLT.

FYI I golfed at Ballentyne on Sunday and the greens were definitely 12+. I forgot how good of a course Ballentyne is
Conditions at Tillery Tradition?   HittOD at 9/10/13 2:42pm
Has anyone played Tillery Tradition at Mt. Gliead lately? I see the last actual review on was March 2013. The previous reviews were good. I saw rounds for as low as $9 tomorrow, Wed. Sept 11 on I called the Pro Shop and the girl didn't know much except that the greens were aerated on Aug. 19.
Verdict Ridge Green Speeds   DrSchteeve at 9/10/13 7:20am
I don't know about 12+, but they were very quick and very consistent.
Re: Verdict Ridge 10:20a Sunday   CLT HACK at 9/9/13 7:28pm
I heard Verdict was running 12+ on the stimp. Were they slippery out there?

Verdict Ridge 10:20a Sunday   DrSchteeve at 9/7/13 12:55pm
Room for a 4th Verdict Ridge 10:20a Sunday September 8.
Red Bridge Labor Day   DrSchteeve at 8/30/13 9:06am
Room for a 3rd and/or 4th 9:12 Monday morning at Red Bridge.
Need a 4th   slowmofo at 8/29/13 5:33pm
Anyone want to golf at Regent Park on Saturday @ 11:54. I have one spot open for $30
Country Clubs   DrSchteeve at 8/24/13 8:54pm
If you really mean "Country Club" as in private club, no public play, there are lots of options but you won't find a lot of information on this site, since this is a site for public golf options in Charlotte. Since traffic is always an issue in Charlotte, if you really want a private club, better pick the club and then buy a house very close by. If you would consider a semi-private club, there are lots to choose from on this site. Olde Sycamore, Verdict Ridge, Springfield, Carolina Lakes come to mind, but most of the courses on this site offer a member option - just be aware that a semi-private club will not offer the benefits of a true private club (walk-on play, uncrowded conditions mostly). Stay away from the Carolina Trail.
Re: Country Clubs   Wulfpack at 8/24/13 12:27pm
There are a ton to choose from and so many are offering specials. However, some are either way too expensive or you have no chance as there are very long waiting lists. Living in south Charlotte, my favorites are Carolina Golf Club or Cedarwood. Very reasonable all things considered. Depending on your locale, I can offer more suggestions as traffic is always an issue in town.
Country Clubs   bobby at 8/23/13 12:49pm
I am going to be moving to Charlotte and looking for a good Country Club to join that has a good b-man membership..Any suggestions??
Chester Golf Course   Fred C Dobbs at 8/18/13 8:24pm
We found Chester Golf Course enjoyable to play and look forward to playing it again next month when we come down from Canada. Staff were very polite and helpful.I highly recommend it along with all the other Leroy Springs courses.I hope they have resolved the GPS glitch we ran into last year driving in from Rock Hill. GPS put us in a neighbors driveway on the other side of the course on some where on Old Richburg Rd.
Chester Golf Club   The B-Man at 8/18/13 2:57pm
At the request of a recent reviewer, I've added Chester Golf Club to the site -- which is the 4th of the Leroy Springs & Co. courses listed here, rounding out the group. You can now post your reviews for Chester directly.
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
Anyone hiring?!?!?
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.

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