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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...
Re: Revolution Park since renovation   ThatDudeP at 9/9/11 9:54pm
Hahah that's too funny. Yes, you WILL encounter a guy with dreads rolling around on a bike trying to sell you a bag of golf balls. Like clockwork, he just pops outta nowhere when you lease expect it. lol

Pinehurst   DrSchteeve at 9/6/11 8:40pm
I know you may be looking for special ways to access the course(s), but why don't you just call the resort and ask what deals are available?
Playing Pinehurst....   mondiablo at 9/6/11 7:30pm
I would love to play Pinehurst (No. 2 of course), and I am wondering if you need to stay at the resort in order to get a tee time? Is this even an option to do?

I have a couple friends coming in town and wanted to play. However, from their website and what little I have been able to find online, it seems that we would need to stay the night in order to play any of their courses.

I welcome any information anyone may have! Thanks in advance!
NFL Pool   The B-Man at 9/6/11 12:49am
[B-Man's note: the first time I posted this, the link was messed up. The corrected link is listed below.]

As some of you may know, I also run a NFL pool website (this is season 16) called The Weekly NFL Picks Page. It's a great place to run your office pool or a pool for family and friends. You can run your pools against the spread or as straight-up pick'ems. I encourage you to check it out and sign up to play each week to see how you do compared to thousands of other players around the globe.

I created a pool for fans of my golf website. It's an Against the Spread pool, but just for fun, no money to enter. If I get enough players for the pool, I'll work on getting a golf certificate as a prize for the season winner. Here's the link to use to sign up and then get entered in the pool:

Pool Name: Charlotte Caddyshack

Good luck!
Re: Revolution Park since renovation   Bigacito at 9/3/11 12:46pm
Awful does not begin to describe the condition of some of the fairways. 9 is about half clay, broken up by weed mounds that I guess they don't mow to make the fairway look green from a distance. And 1 was underwater during the heavy rains a few weeks back and had a huge deposit of dirt parked in the middle of it. (For about a week 1 has additional water hazard, complete with geese swimming in it). So why play there? Well the greens are hard and slow but amazingly consistent. And it is still extremely cheap (though not the deal it once was) and close to uptown.
Re: Revolution Park since renovation   Russell at 9/1/11 4:39pm
I played here a lot before the renovation and it was not good. Boring design, poorly conditioned but I could walk 9 before work for $8. The redesign made a lot of improvements to the layout and the green complexes. Much more interesting. Still a handful of parallel fairways and I have had some weird experiences like six-somes, people popping out of the woods to sell you golf balls, one-armed golfers (he was pretty good considering) Earlier this summer the greens were in excellent shape but the conditioning of the rest of the course is standard for Ratcliffe Golf. (Sunset Hills, Renaissance, CT Myers)- just not good. The practice area is shared with the First Tee of Charlotte and it excellent. Price has increased - it is not the bargain it used to be.
Re: Revolution Park since renovation   ThatDudeP at 9/1/11 12:12pm
Revolution is okay. They have several Par 4s. I wouldn't necessary call it a beginner's course, more like that midway point of beginner and almost intermediate. The stepping stone if you will.

I still play there every once in a while because, it's fairly cheap and convenient when you want to get in a quick 9. Longest hole is the 9th, at about 430 or something.

Fairways are usually beat up, but the practice area is flawless. The chipping, putting green and range are some of the best around town.

Re: Revolution Park since renovation   Jerry at 9/1/11 9:48am
I played Revolution about three weeks ago. The green complexes are beatiful. The fairways were awful. The course needs more TLC before I'd return
Weeds   IM4DHERD at 9/1/11 9:13am
Found out the reason we are seeing more weeds this year than previously is that the EPA has taken the teeth out of broadleaf and crabgrass killer. What has been used for years is not longer available since it had a trace of arsenic, enough so that if a baby ate a bale of grass in an hour it might have gotten sick. Word is producers are working on a new formula which should be out for next season.
Revolution Park since renovation   The B-Man at 8/31/11 11:17pm
Had someone ask me today about Revolution Park. It was renovated last year and renamed Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park.

Anybody played it since the renovation and have a review?

I never played it because I got the sense it was just a beginners' course.
Re: Best walking course, North Charlotte   ezndat at 8/29/11 2:12pm
Fort Mill Golf Club is a walker friendly course and has several walking groups there every time I've played...However, it isn't the nicest course in Charlote, it is just okay but a good place to walk...
Ballantyne green fees   HateSlowPlay at 8/26/11 9:03am
I played yesterday at Ballantyne for the first time. Really enjoyed the course and would love to play there again. Which leads me to my question.

Does anybody know when the best time to play there is on the weekend to get a good rate? Do they have a twilight rate after 2pm or 4pm or something like that?

I can never find any online discounts for this course on and the like.
Re: Best walking course, North Charlotte   El Supremo at 8/24/11 8:06pm
Westport and Mallard Head are semi private courses, not private. Another course that is walkable on the north side of town is Birkdale. Its part of the Carolina Trail and is usually in OK shape. It also has one of the better practice facilities in the area.
Glen Oaks   IM4DHERD at 8/23/11 10:11pm
Played Glen Oaks in Maiden, NC - 10 minutes north of Lincolnton - today for the first time. What a great course. Fairways, greens and tee boxes are all in excellent shape, best I've seen in this area in years. Landscaping, layout, manicuring and use of water are all like a private club. $33 weekday green fee. A course like this would charge $80 in Charlotte. Played two new courses this year, here and Edgewater and they may now be my two new favorites.
Walking course north Charlotte   DrSchteeve at 8/23/11 7:46pm
It's private (annual fee ~$3000) - but Northstone is a great layout and definitely walkable. Not that many other options, as the majority of Charlotte courses were built as daily fee courses after 1995, and walking was just not a priority. Tradition, in the University area, is walkable, but not easily so. Most other courses just not made for walking. Mooresville Golf Club is walkable, but it is a "C" course - a nice, inexpensive muni, but conditions and availability subject to conditions. Westport Country Club and Mallard Head Country Club are walkable, private, OK but nothing special. I would go Northstone myself.
Best walking course, North Charlotte   Akgolf at 8/23/11 2:44pm
Looking for help finding a good walking course, North of Charlotte. I'm new to the area, currently living in Charleston, SC. Looking to relocate to the Charlotte area. Thanks guys. I love this site, wish we had one down in Charleston...
Re: Golf coach for better player?   Russell at 8/15/11 1:57am
I recommend Randy Joyner. He is the head of instruction at Ballantyne County Club. He does take lessons from non members. He has coached PGA and nationwide pros, us open qualifiers and college players.

He even helps 40+ year old six handicaps like myself.
Re: Golf coach for better player?   malamute at 8/11/11 2:30pm
check out pat stillanio (pga card holder)- he used to work at firethorne - you might find him on facebook or through google / or try charles t myers - he worked there for a time also / he was assistant pro at pine lakes for some time
Golf coach for better player?   HateSlowPlay at 8/10/11 9:40pm
I am looking for recommendations for some golf coaches in the Charlotte area who tend to focus on teaching better players. Would be nice to hear from people who have had first-hand experience as opposed to "I hear so-and-so is pretty good". I have found that golf coaches are like any other profession, there are a few good ones, but a lot more bad ones.

Appreciate any help. Thanks
Stonebridge?   Jova007200 at 8/10/11 3:04pm
Is Stonebridge every busy Thursdays after 5? I'm planning on playing alone, but you never know....

Re: Good course for bad golfers....   Jova007200 at 8/9/11 10:51pm
Alright, thanks guys. I'll put these on the top of the list until I get back into my game. :)
Re: Good course for bad golfers....   The B-Man at 8/9/11 10:41pm
Stonebridge is an easier course that's usually in great shape.

I learned to play golf on the par 3 out in Indian Trail -- Pebble Creek. No hole longer than 175yds. It's fun, inexpensive and laid back. Haven't been in awhile. So I don't know that it's in great shape, but it's worth a shot.
Re: Good course for bad golfers....   Matt at 8/9/11 8:13pm
I have personally never played, but I hear Charles T. Myers is a reasonably open and easier course. Also, you can get good rates for this course through or
Re: Good course for bad golfers....   malamute at 8/9/11 7:14pm
the tradition is a good course - not too difficult with wide fairways

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