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|Gift of Golf||Greg Pounder at 12/21/11 2:34pm|
|Just bought the Carolina Trail's Gift of Golf. 7 rounds of golf for $139. You can play one round at each of their 7 locations. The only restriction is Saturday and Sunday mornings. I had read somewhere on this sight about getting burned by Olde Sycamore so I wanted to post a deal that doesn't seem like a scam. Anyone else purchase this?|
|Re: Olde Sycamore: golf or used car sales?||Matt at 12/20/11 10:03pm|
|Thanks for the heads up. I was considering purchasing what seemed like a good deal. I should have known Olde Sycamore might have pulled something like this. Thanks again Outlier. It's absolutely ridiculous that a lesson is only five to ten minutes. And of course they don't tell you how much the cart fee is on the coupon. Complete BS. You can't trust a lot of people these days. How sad.
|Olde Sycamore: golf or used car sales?||outliar at 12/20/11 2:55pm|
|I don't like "cons" and therefore want to call these guys out!
Advertisement says "$185 for 10 rounds, 10 range tokens and 10 lessons....a value of over $1800 bucks!"
BS- Add $230 more dollars to play (mandatory cart fee); the "lesson" is 5-10 minutes. What you end of getting is 10 rounds + a small bucket of range balls for $41.50 + tax.
|Christmas Day||anonymous at 12/20/11 11:21am|
|Does anyone know of course(s) open on Christmas Day?|
|Re: Charlotte National Range Balls||The B-Man at 12/6/11 10:57am|
|Just got an email from Emerald Lake with new rates on range balls:
- 1 token is now just $4 or get three tokens for $10
Also, an update on their winter rates:
Regular golf rates including cart:
$35 Monday-Friday or $29 after 12:00
$42 Saturday, Sunday and Holidays or $30 after 12:00
$29 for Seniors 55+ Anytime Monday-Friday
I played there last week and the greens were in very good shape.
|Re: Re: Charlotte National Range Balls||izzyf150 at 12/2/11 10:07pm|
|Well it sounds like Charlotte National is still a better deal than Emerald Lake. It just upsets me to see a good thing disappear like that. I donít know why they had to do that anyway. If you ever seen Charlotte Nationalís range balls, 75 percent of them are old balls out of peoples bags anyway. Itís not like they spent a lot of money on these balls (they were free). They only sent I guy out to get more balls when their box inside started getting low and it takes him a whole 30 minutes maybe to get enough balls to fill the box back up.|
|Re: Charlotte National Range Balls||HateSlowPlay at 12/2/11 2:25pm|
|Emerald Lake GC takes the cake when it comes to bad range deals.
They charge $6 for a token which literally only gets you 15-20 balls (if it's more than that it certainly doesn't feel like it). Half of which don't have dimples.
|Charlotte National Range Balls||izzyf150 at 12/2/11 1:34pm|
|BAD NEWS! Charlotte National has decreased the size of the range ball bags. Theyíre range balls our now no better of a deal then what any other golf course offers. I have on occasion went out to Charlotte National to hit balls even when I planned on golfing at another course (once in a blue moon but still) just because I knew I would get a better deal. I guess I can just purchase range balls at the course that I will be playing at from now on. Charlotte National you disappoint me!|
|Re: Thanksgiving golf||Ty Donahue at 11/23/11 8:00pm|
|I know Fox Den will be open from sunrise to 4PM. If you want a track that will test every stick in your bag at a decent price, tee it up!|
|Thanksgiving golf||HateSlowPlay at 11/21/11 11:22am|
|Does anyone know which courses are open for early rounds on Thanksgiving, and what time they close normally?|
|Re: Dress Code Stuff||Jova007200 at 11/10/11 6:33pm|
|Rocky river does? I never realized that... I play there somewhat often.|
|Re: Dress Code Stuff||golfguy33 at 11/8/11 12:02pm|
|Rocky River allows denim, but you have to have a collared shirt. Good golf course with good service and friendly staff.|
|Pine Lake Country Club||JonM at 11/1/11 7:17pm|
|Anyone looking for a full country club with a fantastic golf course should check out Pine Lake in Mint Hill. The are running a no initiation fee membership with $100 off the monthly dues for the first year ($250 instead of $350).
I joined here about 1.5 years ago and I absolutely love it. Great, well maintained golf course and practice facility, awesome, welcoming members, 6 clay tennis courts and giant pool.
Can't tell you how nice it is to always be able to get on when I want and not have to do the rate chase online.
Its a great family club and I highly recommend it.
|Orlando Golf Deals||Tom P at 10/25/11 7:42pm|
|On a recent trip to Orlando we cam across a company called Tee It Up, they were able to get us on great courses at a huge savings. Their number is 407 493-7021.|
|A Ryder Cup Tournament||Eddie Keen at 10/25/11 8:50am|
|Hi my names Eddie Keen and I live in Liverpool England and I am trying to organise a trip to the U S to play golf. The idea would be for 16 of us Brits to travel over on holiday. We would then play a tournament against an Amnerican team whist there. If anybody would be interested in helping me organise this please get in touch.
|Ballantyne Resort||Jamie at 10/21/11 7:33am|
|Played Ballantyne Resport on Sunday the 16th at 2:30. Course was in great shape, but greens were the hardest and fastest I can ever remember seeing. In good condition, just would not hold anything. Only real gripe was price, $80.....and this was at 2:30. Have not played there in about three years, and it will likely be another three years. The laws of supply and demand I guess. Well, they may be supplying, but I ain't demanding.|
|Columbia golf||pt at 10/19/11 10:36pm|
|Anyone played Timberlake on Lake Murray? Is it worth the trip?|
|www.GroupGolfDeal.com||Bryan at 10/19/11 3:07pm|
|I saw a great deal on golf for Rocky River GC in Concord, NC (Charlotte) $29 for 18 holes with a cart and range balls. I played the course a couple weeks ago and it was in good shape with a good layout. Take a look at www.GroupGolfDeal.com to get the deal.|
|Cramer Mountain Country Club||Mike at 10/17/11 11:38am|
|Has anybody played this course recently? Went to a wedding reception there this past weekend and the hole layouts I could see looked interesting but it was in the evening so I couldn't tell about the condition - read some other reviews and they weren't to kind but I trust the guys more on this site -- Thanks, Mike|
|Irish Creek||izzyf150 at 10/12/11 8:17am|
|I read in an earlier message posted on here about the member for a day deal to play at Irish Creek. Well I tried it yesterday even though it was raining, and boy was it nice. They charge $45 to play and there is no hassle about being a member or any of that. This course is a step up from the public courses for sure. The whole course is taken care of even the woods. The course starts out with some easy to normal par 4's which was great because it lets you loosen up your golf swing without getting into trouble. (If youíre one of those people who go right from the car to #1 hole, like I do) I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this course at all. If youíre looking for a change in scenery for a day, give this a try.|
|Re:Lessons||Greg Pounder at 10/12/11 12:05am|
|Check out John Higgins at Emerald Lake Golf Club. I have been taking lessons from him for a few months and have made tremendous strides. Simple, clear, concise instruction from one of the best swings in the area.|
|Re: Re: Lessons||sawlog at 10/10/11 5:19pm|
|It depends, if you are into taking a lesson plan. Then you might try the Golftech franchise in town. I did take a lesson plan, less expensive than Dana, but more expensive than the range guys. The biggest advantage to the Golftech lessons is you can schedule them in the evenings because they are indoors. I would recomend Brad at Harris Corners because he is a good instructor and a nice guy to boot.|
|Re: Lessons||outliar at 10/10/11 12:03pm|
|What are you looking for in an instructor? Dana has all the "bells and whistles", but many would consider her school more suited to "corporate folk$" looking to feel like they are on the golf channel rather than old-school hands on "build it in the dirt" instruction.
Scott is more of the old-school than bells and whistles, and has a decent reputation with juniors. Another competent alternative may be Deac Dawson working out of Charlotte National. If you have Dana money but want better instruction (IN MY OPINION) the 2 best in Charlotte are Randy Joyner at Ballantyne Country Club and Scott Lafever at Long View.
|Lessons||Paciocco at 10/10/11 9:48am|
|Does anyone know of a good golf instructor in the Charlotte area? I'm currently about a 18 or so handicapper and I'm trying to get better, but I cant seem to get a handle on a couple things on my own. I practice alot, but I think Im practicing the wrong things so going to an instructor is the way I want to go. Google brings up Scott Fossum and Dana Rader, but I was wondering if anyone here had some suggestions....
feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you know anyone...
|Re: Edgewater||Paciocco at 10/10/11 9:41am|
|Dad and I played Edgewater on 10/7 and the greens were perfect! The whole course was perfect, as usual|
|Re: Dress Code Stuff||panthersfann55 at 10/7/11 7:00am|
|Green Oaks and Eagle Chase come to mind where I have seen jeans worn on the course. I would call Eagle Chase first to check.|
|Re: Dress Code Stuff||outliar at 10/7/11 6:58am|
|Perfect place for you is Charles T. Meyers. I have heard shirts are optional, so "play through".
|Dress Code Stuff||Jova007200 at 10/6/11 9:13pm|
|Does anyone allow denim? I'm sick of playing in my uncomfortable khakis, and since the cold is approaching, it would be warmer and more comfy in a nice pair of jeans. Its not like a nice pair of jeans with a belt is any less classy than khakis.
|Edgewater||DrSchteeve at 10/5/11 7:26pm|
|My experience is that most greens take at least 4 weeks to get to good condition, 3 to reach conditions that you don't feel like complaining when you put.|
|need playing partners||JE at 10/5/11 9:55am|
|I am looking for a golf partner(s) for Saturday or Sunday play. I play most every weekend and recently lost my group as they moved to Florida. I am in the Waxhaw area and enjoy Carolina Lakes, Emerald Lake, Old Sycamore, etc. I'm a laid back guy and my handicap is around 20 and looking for similiar strength golfers. Contact me at email@example.com.|