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Re: Rocky River   Bill at 5/13/09 5:32pm
We just played there last week. Course was in good shape and fairways were just starting to green up and grow. Greens were in good shape and held well.
Rocky River   Jin at 5/13/09 12:15pm
Has anyone played Rocky River recently? Thinking of heading out there next week if the conditions are good. Thanks!
Re: Emerald Lake is GREAT   Chad Essick at 5/12/09 9:47pm
I do not agree with this guy one bit. I have been to Emerald Lake twice this year and both times I watched and listened as the Pro Shop Staff made fun of people as they walked out. They seem to be very arrogant over there for no reason. The course is in okay shape, but not nearly as good as other tracks in the area. I hear them talk badly about other golf courses as well. This course has fallen from everyone's grace. Four or five years ago, this course was very, very nice. Now, it is just average at best. Spend your money elsewhere.
Renaissance   fsquid at 5/12/09 3:49pm
I thought they were going to do some work at Renaissance when they got taken over? You are right, the front nine is just awful. I like the back 9, but it is priced way too high for the condition it is in.
Renaissance Park Golf Course   Sephlo at 5/7/09 11:54pm
4/19/09 - Played course for first time this year. Terrible condition, way overpriced. Fairways play like asphalt, greens are weak at best...
Re: Demo days   James Leo at 5/7/09 10:36pm
I believe there is a demo day at Birkdale on Saturday from 11-3. Go to the Edwin Watts website for more info. I get their e-mail updates about demo days, and went to the one last year at Birkdale. It was a pretty nice setup.
Demo days   Dwayne at 5/7/09 1:14pm
Anyone know of any golf demo days in Charlotte this weekend or next weekend
Dog Fights???   James Leo at 5/5/09 10:08pm
Does anyone know about any dog fights on the weekends at any of the local courses in Charlotte? I struggle to find playing partners, and have enjoyed these at courses in other cities. Thanks!
Re: Edgewater?   Dave at 5/4/09 5:47pm
I think Edgewater is as nice as any public/semi-private course in Charlotte. Green fees are reasonable but you make up for it with the drive. Course is not easy but is very playable. The one stand-out characteristic of this course is the greens. They are HUGE. If you feel like making the drive go play the course. The development around it isn't doing real great so who knows how long it will be open.
Course Updates   J.D. at 5/4/09 10:11am
Just some general course updates from a long weekend of a lot of golf...

Springfield is in great shape, but the practice green is rolling a heckuva lot faster than the real greens, so don't be fooled. (There's also a little bumpiness in 2-3 of the back 9 greens.) One more thing -- this course should have a lot more red stakes than what's out there. It amazes me that they spend so much money on course maintenance, but forget to put down $1 stakes. Frustrating.

Carolina Lakes is in great shape, with one exception. NOBODY seems to rake bunkers or fix ball marks here (except me and my playing partners). A shame.

Eagle Chase was in very good shape and a great value. I do think the course is a little gimmicky, though, with nearly EVERY shot on the course factoring in elevation.

One more note -- I've heard amazing things about Edgewater but have not yet played it. Several local golfers are saying "best public course in Charlotte area" so I'll have to check it out soon.
Edgewater?   James Leo at 5/3/09 11:18am
Has anyone played this new course in Lancaster, SC? I'd be curious for your feedback. Thanks
Ballantyne Resort   Scott at 5/1/09 11:41am
Agree with the latest assessment (5/1/09) and wanted to stress the conditions of the greens. I played 4/25/09 and these greens, on this day, were my favorite of any I've played in Charlotte, ever. They were super fast (ala US Open greens that won't hold approach shots hit with pace), yet soft and overall very fair. They weren't like concrete hard to the feel. Overall renovations are an improvement, as I played the last week the course was open in 2008. Having said that, this place remains a "treat" for me as I cannot justify $90 before 2pm on the weekends.

Looking for recommendations for a reasonable course with similar greens if it exists in Charlotte.
Quail Hollow tickets   B-Man at 4/30/09 1:09am
Hey everyone - The B-Man is in need of 2 tickets for any or all days, Friday - Sunday for the Quail Hollow Championship. If you have 2 to spare, please email me. I'll be out at the course on Thursday following Tiger around in the morning.

My Dad and I usually take advantage of the Mulligan Tickets available for $10 after 12noon each day, but this year, the tournament has discontinued the program. I don't get it. It brings more revenue to the tournament and it makes it affordable for a lot of fans -- including me! So why would they cut that program this year, of all years? Sigh...
Emerald Lake is GREAT   William at 4/24/09 10:07am
I don't know what the person before me is talking about, this course is one of the best around! The greens are PERFECT and the guys in the shop are always FANTASTIC to everyone that comes in. I feel like a member of Augusta when I go in. Customer service is A++++ and the course is even better!!!

Sorry you have a horrible attitude Robert Harris, maybe you should just give up the game because it seems like noone or anything can make you happy. If you don't like the guys over there, maybe you should go to Stonebridge, you'd love the folks over there, if you want to talk about bad customer service, try there.

Don't believe what Mr. Harris says, this place is top notch!!!!
Emerald Lake Golf Club   Robert Harris at 4/23/09 11:24pm
This course has become a laughing stock. They have jerks behind the counter, jerks running the course, and horrible course conditions as a nice little cherry on top of that sundae. Absolutely no customer service. They just promoted their assistant pro to head pro, and he was the worst one of them all! Stay away, and play somewhere that appreciates the hard earned money you are spending. With 90-some-odd courses to choose from, why go somewhere that acts like they are doing you a favor by being open?
Practice   Dan at 4/23/09 7:07pm
Does anyone know where there is a good practice facility around Charlotte? I have been to a couple of driving ranges that were not very good. It seemed very expensive for the amount of practice balls you received. I just moved down from michigan and would like to find a nice place to practice. Up in michigan, there were a couple of places that had unlimited practice.
golf outing   John at 4/20/09 12:30pm
Planning a golf "tournament" does anyone have any suggestions for a course to hold about a 30 person event on a Saturday this summer? Has anyone planned one before and have any suggestions.
The Joe Martin ALS Foundation Golf Tournament   Rusty McDonald at 4/17/09 2:56pm
Entry fee includes a moisture management logo golf shirt, goodie bag, and lunch. First place prize is a chartered fishing trip for the winning team of four. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive, straightest drive, longest putt and closest to the pin. You can enter the hole in one contest for a chance to win a BMW Z4 Roadster. All proceeds go to help support the Joe Martin ALS Foundation and their effort to provide free home care to families facing the challenge of living with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Please register by visiting the tournament website at
or by calling 704-332-1929.
Play the Private Courses   Powerpig at 4/17/09 11:10am
Anyone used services like the It lists many private courses here and somehow sounds fishy to me...
Re: Demo days   B-Man at 4/15/09 10:34pm
Leatherman Golf has a Callaway demo day next Thursday, April 23rd - 3pm-7pm.

LEATHERMAN GOLF LEARNING CENTER - 5845 S. Tryon St. Charlotte, NC 28217 - 704-527-1123
Demo days   Dwayne at 4/14/09 12:11pm
When is the next Callaway or Mizuno demo day in Charlotte?
Olde Sycamore   Jin at 4/13/09 9:28am
Played 4/11 for the first time and pace of play was good. we used coupons off their website for a discount. wet from the t-storms on fri, but it wasn't bad. greens were a bit slower and holes were still visible from aeration... should roll better in the next few weeks. the par 3 4th green really is a monster. well, i think it depends more on pin placement. it didn't look too intimidating off the tee, but once we started putting it was nearly impossible. the pin was cut about 3 ft from the tier in the middle of the green. a few inches past the hole and you roll 20 ft down, and if you roll it a few inches short it'd roll right back down. i was lucky enough to 2 putt and get out. the layout was fun, a few dogleg rights in the beginning. fairways are greening out and bunkers were clean for the most part.
Charity Golf Tournament at Highland Creek on May 8   B-Man at 4/9/09 2:06am
The 2009 Bethany Open is being held at Highland Creek on May 8th. It is a charity fund-raising event for Bethany Christian Services. The cost is $120 per individual or $400 for a foursome. Click on the link above for more information.
Highland Creek   Randy at 4/8/09 11:30pm
Just got back from Highland Creek and am quite happy. With the course, not my game. But compared to most courses I have been playing, it was in great shape. You could really see the green starting to grow in. It was nice to have a little grass to hit off of in the fairways. Tees were goood. Bunkers were great, minus 2 being in terrible shape. Not bad considering how many there are. And the greens were in good shape. Could still see the holes from aereating, but rolled true, no bouncing. Plus they would hold shots. Not in mid-season form by any means, but better than most around right now.
Emerald Lake   Jamie at 4/6/09 7:50am
Played Emerald Lake on 4/4. Fairways are starting to green nicely, but were wet. The greens are in good shape after March aeration, but were unusually slow...don't know why. Very odd for that course, greens are normally much faster.
golf for a bachelor party   Joe at 4/5/09 9:39pm
Ladies and Gentleman,

Quick question. I'm charged with the responsibility of planning a day of golf in late May for a group of 6-10 young men part of a wedding.

Most of the folks involved are not serious golfers - and will probably have as much fun driving the golf carts as driving off of the first tee.

I'm looking for a course in the Charlotte area that is:

1) accessible to downtown (where the wedding party is staying) - no more than 30 minute drive
2) user-friendly and in good shape - not too difficult for the group of duffers that we're bringing
3) somewhere between the $35 to $70 per round mark

Any advice would be appreciated.

Tega Cay   Jin at 3/31/09 10:06am
Tega Cay just started aerfication of their greens yesterday. They say they will be back to 30% by the weekend. Just a heads up.
Fox Den Country Club   David Quintana at 3/30/09 10:39pm
I am telling everyone right now, and then I am not bringing it up again because I want this place all to myself. Fox Den Country Club is in Statesville and well worth the drive up 77 North. This is the closest thing to a mountain course that is within driving distance of Charlotte. The layout is like nothing else around here. The course was in fantastic shape with the greens rolling smooth and true. There is so much elevation change, with dramatic views and dropoffs. I loved every second of it. The prices are better than anyone in Charlotte. Give it a shot, I promise that you will be hooked.
Re: Demo Days   B-Man at 3/26/09 4:42pm
Skybrook Golf Club is having a Callaway Demo Day next Wednesday, April 1st - 11:00am to 5:00pm.
Demo Days   Russell at 3/26/09 4:29pm
I practice at Leatherman Golf on S. Tryon here in Charlotte and thought that others would be interested in some demo days they have scheduled:

4/2 3-7pm Nike and Ping
4/9 3-7pm Adams
4/16 3-7pm Wilson

Does anyone else know of any demo days in the Charlotte area?

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