Welcome to the Message Board. Here you can post messages for others to read and respond to. You can chat about your rounds, local course conditions, current golf events, or just about anything. Post a message now or click on the subject of a message to post a reply. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed to get updates whenever a new message is posted.
|Charlotte National fivesomes||DrSchteeve at 3/11/13 10:10am|
|Yes they routinely allow fivesomes, even on busy spring and summer weekends. One rumor is that the course owner plays in a fivesome regularly. I will say that even with fivesomes the pace is sometimes OK - they do ranger it fairly well.|
|Charlotte National allowing fivesomes?||Mike at 3/11/13 8:19am|
|First of all I love Charlotte National. Very nice people and the greens are always in great shape, I love the layout with some hard and some easy holes.
With that said, the past few times I have been out there I have seen fivesomes on the course. One time there were 4 or 5 groups backed up behind the fivesome waiting on tees. The other time it was a fivsome going from 9 to 10 so no impact on me as I was just starting my round. I am hoping this is not a new policy and was allwed because it was winter, Hopefully this does not happen into spring and summer as my favorite course will be eliminated the first time I have a five and a half round due to a slow fivesome.
|Re: Glen Oaks Clubhouse Destroyed||The B-Man at 3/4/13 7:32am|
|This article has a little more information, including photos, about the fire that destroyed the clubhouse:
Gaston Gazette: Clubhouse fire
|Re: Springfield||Wulfpack at 3/2/13 9:02am|
|Both Springfield and Fort Mill allow pushcarts. All over the place at Fort Mill as it is a walker's course. Fort Mill is very well layed out for walkers - not far at all between green and tee. Springfield is a bear to walk both from a distance standpoint as well as elevation. I like the front nine at Fort Mill (Donald Ross) but the back isn't all that bad and there are a few neat holes on the back. I think a dual membership will give you variety and the best of both worlds for a very reasonable price. Happy golfing!|
|RE:Springfield||slowmofo at 3/1/13 1:20pm|
|Thanks Wulfpac! I actually am thinking about walking the course with a push cart. I don't know if they are frowned upon people down here ( up north you should be old to use them in most ppl's eyes). They are allowed at Springfield which is good. I was thinking about doing the FT mill club too, but I heard the front 9 Ross design is awesome, but the back 9 is lacking. Do you know if its a far walk between green and tee? Im young and in shape so thats not a problem|
|Re: Springfield||Wulfpack at 2/27/13 10:10pm|
|I love Springfield, one of my favorites, but make no mistake it is a very challenging track. If you do join, you can receive discounts at sister courses Fort Mill GC, Chester and Lancaster. You can also get a twin membership between Fort Mill and Springfield. It is well worth it. All of these courses are owned by the same group so look into it. Springfield is a nicer course, but there are parts of Fort Mill that I prefer. Fort Mill's front nine is a classic Donald Ross design. It is a really neat little course and the course I play the most as it is walker friendly. Springfield gets more traffic and is not as walker friendly. A whole lot of steep hills, too.
Never been out to Rock Barn so can't make a fair assessment there. Love Red Bridge and Verdict Ridge. Springfield is def! initely in the same class. If you like a Verdict Ridge and are able to make it out that way, be sure to check out Glen Oaks as well. Clubhouse just burned down, unfortunately. But it had some age on it and is probably due time for a new one. And if you have never been out to Edgewater, it is well worth the trip.
|Springfield||slowmofo at 2/27/13 6:00pm|
|I'm Thinking about joining springfield this year. I have heard so much good things about it and since I play 2 times a weekend its probably more cost effective (if I walk). I love red bridge, rock barn, and verdict ridge and I wonder how this place stacks up? Anyone a member here?|
|Glen Oaks Clubhouse Destroyed||Wulfpack at 2/24/13 1:03pm|
|First Emerald Lake. Now Glen Oaks. What a shame.
Glen Oaks Clubhouse Destroyed
|Re: CLT courses with best drainage?||izzyf150 at 2/24/13 2:45am|
|I cant give an opinion for all of Charlotte. I dont feel like driving across Charlotte to find myself playing golf on some wet sloppy course. I can give my opinion for the east side of Charlotte. I think Monroe Country Club is the best draining course. Monroe does have a couple holes that dont drain well but considing the course as a whole compared the the other courses on the east side, I would have to say Monroe.|
|Courses with best drainage||DrSchteeve at 2/22/13 6:21pm|
|I've been blasted for this suggestion in the past, but I stand by it. Best fairways after heavy rain, hands down, are at Eagle Chase. Most fairways at Eagle Chase have slope, and that combined with the type of fairway grass make the fairway conditions after even heavy rain the best in Charlotte.
Best fairway conditions may not translate to best overall conditions, however. Traps may retain water after heavy rain. The greens at Eagle Chase have been in generally poor condition over the past few years, but apparently they are going to redo the greens this year.
|CLT courses with best drainage?||HateSlowPlay at 2/22/13 1:42pm|
|Given the amount of clay soil here in Charlotte, a lot of the courses really struggle with drainage after rain/snow. Based on everyone's experience, what are the best and worst courses in the area in terms of drainage?|
|Tee Time Golf Pass||Erik Augustin at 2/16/13 3:59am|
|Hey Everyone I'm a regional rep for Tee Time Golf Pass for the Dayton Ohio Area and I'm just dropping by to leave my website for the Mid-Atlantic Region of this years booklet to see if there are any courses in your area that you can save some good money on. just go to www.savewhenyougolf.com and type in promo code 203 and see if there are any courses that you play in the booklet and check out the incredible deals you can get for the whole year!!|
|Larkhaven||slowmofo at 2/1/13 2:36pm|
|I have to agree about Larkhaven's conditions. They are awesome. It feels good to play a course with green grass and full plush fairways and Greens. The only problems are its an older style course ( though its not the best layout), the greens are slow, and they allow fivesomes. Why any ranger would let five people play together blows my mind.|
|Courses in Charlotte||Wade at 1/14/13 11:50pm|
|Courses that are good play in Charlotte are Olde Sycamore and Verdict Ridge. I am sure that there are others but those are 2 of my favs.|
|Emerald Lake Golf Club||Rob Lodge at 1/13/13 9:38pm|
|I played Emerald Lake on Saturday and really enjoyed myself. The course was in good shape, with only 2 greens on the back with some minor issues. The rest were great. The real reason to write this is all that went on other than the round of golf. On the first tee, I was handed a brand new metal divot tool and thanked for supporting the course. At the turn, the course had a grill set up and cooked burgers, hot dogs, and brats for all the golfers. They were out there cooking all day. It was just nice to see extra effort put forth and to see and feel actual gratitude for playing. I really enjoyed myself.|
|Visit to Charlotte||silverback at 1/12/13 8:58pm|
|I'll be passing through Charlotte on the last Monday in March, with time to play one round. It'll be my first round in 6 months, because I live in the land of ice and snow. I'm a 17 hdcp. I would love your suggestions for where I might play in Charlotte, or on the way to Atlanta. Thanks!|
|Larkhaven||izzyf150 at 1/8/13 1:34pm|
|Larkhaven has reseeded with rye grass again this year. Everything is just as green as can be. I tried to play there around 10:30a.m. yesterday (Monday) and turned around and left due to the large line of people still waiting to tee off. Every hole in sight had gofers on it also. If conditions were like they were last year, this is probably the best public course in Charlotte right now. (with the exception of the greens being slow) Don't attempt to go out here without a tee time and make sure you have time to play, that includes the week days.|
|Lessons/video||DrSchteeve at 12/26/12 6:50pm|
|I've had great success with Gary Sinquefield up in Mooresville, but I'm wondering if there is a place nearer with a video and/or launch monitor that can be used for practice. I live in the University area.|
|Re: senior golf leagues||HateSlowPlay at 12/26/12 11:16am|
The Senior Amateur Golf Tour
|senior golf leagues||pnac66 at 12/26/12 10:24am|
|New to area. 10 handicap. Looking for senior golf leagues.|
|Revolution golf course||Courtney Covington at 12/13/12 12:38pm|
|I enjoyed a great round of golf at revolution part nice people great course. Definitely one of the best in Charlotte.|
|Re: Chester Golf Club||lssu889294 at 11/15/12 12:10pm|
|Thanks for the response. Your site has helped me pick out some great Courses for the annual trip. We try and play two different courses every year on the way through. I wish there were more sites like this for other cities. Thanks for doing what you do!|
|Re: Chester Golf Club||The B-Man at 11/14/12 12:32pm|
|Hey everyone -- I'm happy to add Chester to the list. As slowmofo mentioned, I typically don't add courses if I haven't played them but I will make exceptions due to popular demand. If folks want to be able to review and comment on Chester, I can add it.
The "Charlotte area" is indeed a broad one but I try to cover all the courses that are within an hour's drive of the city that are worth playing.
|Chester||slowmofo at 11/14/12 12:24pm|
|Bman reached out to me a while back and told me he doesn't list courses he hasn't played ( correct me if I am wrong Bman). This way he can give an accurate review|
|Re: Chester Golf Club||izzyf150 at 11/12/12 12:26pm|
|I think your question about Chester Golf Club can only be answered by the B-Man. As a member of this site I can only speculate as to why the course is not on here. If you look at courses like Fox Den and Tillery Tradition, they appear to be a fair distance outside the Charlotte area yet they are on the list. I am going to assume, and from also having played these courses, that the courses are usually in great condition making them worth mentioning and worth the extra driving to play them. The fact that Chester Golf Club is not on the list (to me) means that there is nothing special about this course. It’s probably just your average golf course. This is just my opinion though. It seems that you are trying to play different courses each time you come through. I would have to agree with Wulfpack that! Red Bridge would be a good choice and also Lancaster. Lancaster was in awesome condition the last time I played it.|
|Re: Chester Golf Club||Wulfpack at 11/10/12 9:27am|
|Chester is owned by the same group that runs Springfield, Fort Mill, and Lancaster. I play Springfield and Fort Mill frequently as they are close by for me. I have never played Lancaster or Chester, but have heard from folks on the other two courses that Lancaster is a better track. It seems your list in the south is pretty solid (Edgewater, Springfield). And if you are looking east, I highly suggest you work Red Bridge into the rotation. Not too far from Tillery.|
|Chester Golf Club||lssu889294 at 11/9/12 8:17am|
|Just wondering why Chester Golf Club is not one of the courses listed on this site. I organize a golf trip every year to South Carolina and we play a couple rounds in the Charlotte area on the way through. This site has helped me pick some great courses for our group (Verdict Ridge, Springfield, Edgewater, Tega Cay...) and was just wondering if Chester Golf Club is worth playing. We are going to try Tillery Tradition and then would like something on the South side for the next day. Any information would be appreciated regarding Chester Golf Club.|
|Re: Did the unthinkable last weekend||panthersfann55 at 10/31/12 6:30pm|
|did a google search and it seems that others have the same issue. either has to do with the weights or where the shaft meets the head. depends on the driver you have from callaway.|
|Did the unthinkable last weekend||slowmofo at 10/31/12 1:11pm|
|I have been having a case of the rights, so I went to leatherman's with a coworker to see what I was doing wrong. Fixed them on Friday and hit about 150 balls in a row 300+ and straight. So I was feeling good at Verdict Ridge on Saturday. First ball i teed up, boom the ball goes and so does my driver's head skidding across the cart path into the woods. I run into the proshop ask them if I can borrow a driver. They give me a 2010 cobra zl white demo. 15th hole, ball goes driver head goes into the woods. So i broke 2 drivers in one day, wtf? VR didnt charge me for the driver ( thank god) and callway is going to repair/give me a new driver being that mine is a little over a year old. Anyone ever seen anything like this?|
|Re: Emerald Lake||Chris Beto at 10/30/12 9:26pm|
|I played in a Bank of America outing at Emerald Lake last Friday. Yhe course was is above average shape. The greens were overall in great shape, with only a spot or 2 in repair from some crab grass removal. Firm and fast. They had the temp trailer up and running with incredible hot dogs. The overall experience was better than most other courses in the area this summer for me.|