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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 $45 to play and there is no hassle about being a member or any of that. This course is a step up from the public courses for sure. The whole course is taken care of even the woods. The course starts out with some easy to normal par 4's which was great because it lets you loosen up your golf swing without getting into trouble. (If you’re one of those people who go right from the car to #1 hole, like I do) I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this course at all. If you’re looking for a change in scenery for a day, give this a try.
Re:Lessons   Greg Pounder at 10/12/11 12:05am
Check out John Higgins at Emerald Lake Golf Club. I have been taking lessons from him for a few months and have made tremendous strides. Simple, clear, concise instruction from one of the best swings in the area.
Re: Re: Lessons   sawlog at 10/10/11 5:19pm
It depends, if you are into taking a lesson plan. Then you might try the Golftech franchise in town. I did take a lesson plan, less expensive than Dana, but more expensive than the range guys. The biggest advantage to the Golftech lessons is you can schedule them in the evenings because they are indoors. I would recomend Brad at Harris Corners because he is a good instructor and a nice guy to boot.
Re: Lessons   outliar at 10/10/11 12:03pm
What are you looking for in an instructor? Dana has all the "bells and whistles", but many would consider her school more suited to "corporate folk$" 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 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
Red Bridge - 7:40am tee time   ILL-INI at 10/4/11 5:05pm
Need 1 more for a early tee time out at Red Bridge. We have 3 so far - I'm 34 (jason), Chris is 30 and Brad is 28. Only so you know we're younger dudes and play a good pace. If anyone from the board wants to join the 4-some let me know. 704-287-8746 - Jason
Edgewater   Jeremy at 10/4/11 9:49am
Has anyone played at Edgewater since they areated the greens on 9/27? Just checking since we wanted to play on Oct. 7
Re: Practice Ranges   HateSlowPlay at 9/30/11 3:14pm
The Cadillac Range (at South Blvd and I-485) works on a time basis. It costs $15 for an hour (you can hit unlimited balls) and $5 per half hour after that. So if you like to practice for long periods of time, this is the place. They always have grass tees and the balls are good quality. Try it out, you won't be disappointed.
Re: Southern Pines   panthersfann55 at 9/28/11 2:41pm
Seven Lakes is a nice course. We play it every year with 2 other courses and it's always in great shape. Other than that we have been trying to find 2 more to go with it.
Southern Pines   jonner_wv at 9/27/11 4:28am
Thinking about heading down to Southern Pines area for a couple days and never been before. Any recommendations on good, not outrageously expensive, courses?
Charity Tournament at Rolling Hills on 10/31   The B-Man at 9/26/11 10:31pm
Turning Point Annual Golf Tournament
Rolling Hills Country Club
Monday, Oct. 31

Registration Link
Team Entry - $600
Individuals - $150

Contests: "Beat the Pro" Par 3 Drive, Win a Car for Hole-in-One, $10,000 Putt, Longest Drive & Longest Putt (Men and Women's)
Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, door and raffle prizes
Free tips: 8:00am Driving Range tips from a PGA Pro
Sponsorships: Corporate sponsorships available!

Turning Point is committed to “turning our community away from domestic violence” and providing victims of domestic violence and their dependent children with safe shelter while they learn how to break free from their abuser.
Practice Ranges   Jova007200 at 9/22/11 9:38pm
I'm kind of looking for a good practice range that has an "all you can hit" option. Sometimes I just want to spend a good 3 hours or more practicing, but I don't know where to go for such a thing... Without removing a leg.
Charity Tournament at Emerald Lake 10/22   The B-Man at 9/22/11 7:59am
What: Cindy's Hope Chest 1st Annual Golf Tournament
4-man Captain's Choice style format
$400/team or $100/individual (includes boxed lunch, dinner and gift bag)

When: Saturday, October 22nd
Registration: 10:30am, Shotgun Start: 12pm

Where: Emerald Lake Golf Club

Contact: Cindy's Hope Chest
P.O. Box 1215
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Online Form

Cindy's Hope Chest's mission is to support women battling breast cancer emotionally and financially. Our goal is to provide ways to educate, support and encourage women while undergoing treaments.

Cleghorn Plantation   DrSchteeve at 9/21/11 7:23pm
Courtesy of Groupon, played on Sunday for $15/golfer. Greens still recovering from a punch, but very good, should be perfect in a few weeks. Pace was slow, 5 hours, but not as miserably slow as on a prior visit and as described by other posters. Probably could have been faster if they tried - no rangers on a Sunday morning?!? With a 1 - 1 1/2 hour drive from Charlotte, a long day. The layout is great, nice mix of holes, maybe a course to try to combine with some others for a 2 or 3 day getaway. Just not sure it's worth a 8-9 hour trip from Charlotte...
NHRA LOUDness....   Jova007200 at 9/18/11 12:47pm
The other guy wasn't kidding.... When I got to Rocky River yesterday the Top Fuel dragsters were on the strip. Good god they're the loudest. Its the low frequency rumble that really gets you....
Re: Westwood Driving Range?   Jova007200 at 9/15/11 2:35pm
I've been there pretty frequently in the past month or two. Lately I've been wearing my Scottish cap.... Maybe you've seen me tirelessly working on my swing... Getting better every time I go I might add, especially after some good advice the other day from..... I forget his name.

He was using my swing as an example of what not to do while talking to his daughter. I heard him, so I asked how I was doing. Apparently I move around too much in the swing (you know rocking back and forth). After watching some slow mo pro swings, I finally think I've gotten the point. ^_^

Club at Irish Creek   IM4DHERD at 9/15/11 9:03am
Played Irish Creek the other day...VERY nice. Everything was in great shape. A private course, but if you go to their website you can find a Member for a Day program to play for $45. They don't try to sell you, it's a legit chance to play the course at a pretty good rate.
Re: Westwood Driving Range?   El Supremo at 9/15/11 5:39am
I stop there 2-3 times a week on my way home from work.
highland creek   1in2out at 9/14/11 6:09pm
What happened? This used to be a great course. Played it 9/13/11. Greens had some kind of clumps growing into them along with bare spots. Bunkers were washed out and full of rocks. Tee boxes were thin. Only positive were the fairways. Very disappointed after bragging to my playing partner about the course. I've played there maybe ten times but not in the last three years.
Westwood Driving Range?   Jova007200 at 9/13/11 8:27pm
Anybody else go to this place? Its on Beatties Ford Rd off of Sunset. Its not your state of the art facility, but its an inexpensive place to practice off the course.

Just curious, really; as I go there pretty often.
white plains golf club   panthersfann55 at 9/13/11 9:36am
Hit up White Plains Golf Club for the first time this year. Just south of Pageland,SC. I play this course once or twice a year because of the drive, but with courses starting to aerify I took a chance (they aerify next mon the 19th). Course in decent shape. Rough was thick but not penalizing, fairways a little dry so the ball rolled, tee boxes were showing their wear, greens were in good but not great shape (ball rolled true but edges were showing signs of wear (hardly any ball marks even though the greens were soft),traps had soft sand (was only in 1). Ended up shooting 77. Over all good experience for $27 (they have a play all day deal for $36).
info needed   jeff at 9/12/11 1:52pm
Anybody play Providence CC recently? nice track?
Re: Re: Revolution Park since renovation   Sephlo at 9/10/11 11:09am
That's Willie. He's been there for years and part of the character of this course in my opinion. Nice guy just looking for a buck or 2 for some balls. I always buy a few and tease him that the balls have been under water longer than the Titanic...

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