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Re: Carolina Lakes   James at 5/31/08 1:42pm
I would completely agree w/ B-man's assessment of Carolina Lakes. It definitely is a gem down there in Fort Mill, and well worth the drive. I played it with my dad a few weeks ago, and we were both thoroughly impressed with the layout, the condition, and the overall experience. Another great addition to the fabulous lineup in Fort Mill.
charlotte public golf memberships   Matt at 5/31/08 9:21am
New to the Charlotte area, what courses offer the best practice and playing combinations for the price?
Re: Driving ranges and chipping practice area   B-Man at 5/27/08 4:54pm
Driving range with chipping greens and practice bunkers: the Leatherman Golf Learning Center (see the links page) is a good one. I haven't seen it myself yet, but Emerald Lake just advertised a renovated / improved chipping and short game practice area.

My favorite place to do this sort of practice is Charlotte National in Indian Trail. Of the 4 courses nearest me, this one is by far the best in terms of short game practice. The chipping green is large and cut low like a real green. It also has a large practice bunker and about 50 yards of fairway cut grass to practice pitches and half-wedges. I see people there all the time with shag bags.
chipping practice area   porksocks at 5/27/08 12:02pm
Can anyone recommend somewhere to go and practice chipping and wedge shots under a 100 yards such as a place where you can go with a shag bag. I've been looking and haven't found anywhere. All the local parks don't allow golf practice.
driving ranges   jeff at 5/27/08 10:56am
Can anyone suggest a driving range that has a good chipping green and good practice sand traps? thanks
Renaissance Park Conditions   Mike at 5/25/08 5:48pm
We played Renaissance Park today and to say the least were very unhappy in the course conditions. Fairways were washed out with a few under construction. Greens are hard and fast. They increased the fee's for the holiday, which should have been less than the everyday fee due to the condition of the course. The staff was nice and the hotdogs were good though.
Summer Fee   John at 5/22/08 1:05pm
I am a teacher here in Charlotte and looking to find a golf course that offers a summer membership rate. I am having trouble finding anyone that lets you pay green fees for just a summer or on a month by month basis. Everything seems to be anual at best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
GOLF TOURNAMENT   Briana Atwell at 5/22/08 7:49am
"Golfing for Aidan" Benefit Tournament
Proceeds will go toward 2 y/o Aidan Wright to help with the purchase of equipment and ongoing therapy needed to recover from a near drowning accident in February.

June 14, 2008 at Rocky River Golf Club in Concord
Shot Gun start
Longest Drive and Closest to the pin contest
125/individual or 400/team of 4, includes dinner catered by the club house
Lots of fun and prizes to give away
Also holding a raffle full of wonderful and exciting items

For more information and to register please visit

For more information about Aidan and his recovery please visit:

Feel free to e-mail or call 704-315-8820 with questions. Look forward to hearing from you and look forward to seeing you at the event!
Charles T Myers   dave at 5/19/08 10:04pm
Just moved to charlotte and was looking for reasonably priced place to play.
It smelled and the scorecards were xeroxed. After the wind caught hold of it and blew it across the fairway of the 6th hole, i was pissed.

Went to Charles T. Myers and had a horrible experience. The staff was friendly..but the course was in horrid condition. The fairways were rough and dried out. the whole course was overgrown and dirty mounds and mud slicks where everywhere. This is 6 days since the last rain. Never again...Charles T. myers. never again.
Golf/Lessons   golf busters at 5/18/08 3:30pm - go to forums >> equipment discussions >> kis golf, inc ( I was grateful that this site that I had been privileged to start a blog and post for active comments has been closed. You can view as of 05/17/08 3300 plus views. Kis has really no intention in changing any deceptive sales practices which would lead to great customer service. But then you be the judge of this with your own questions.) You can explore more on the

I have been personally involved with this company on level that makes it easy to comment and help as I saw the deception 1st hand. I sold successfully memberships, which compromised me daily. Enough is enough. I had so many members contact me that were looking for resolve outside of kis golf even today, as they had found zero interest form kis to give the highest of customer satisfaction standards. I had always hoped for a change in their business conduct.
Instead of kis resolving ANY of the new members concerns, they at the extreme level just tell ya to get a lawyer - amazing.

Great clubs, great lesson, etc. but then in a free market you will find it elsewhere as well.
Re: eGolf Center in Uptown Charlotte   Geof at 5/15/08 12:58pm
I went there a few months ago for an open house they were having. They did have a nice training/weight room, and a virtual driving range/course (like you'd find at Golf Galaxy) and the instructors all seemed fairly knowledgable in helping out those that asked. If you're looking for an endorsement about the place....don't the Charlotte 49ers train and practice with these guys? they're only one of the top college teams in the country for the 2nd year in a row.
Re: New course added and other condition updates   Geof at 5/15/08 12:52pm
I've played Carolina Lakes several times and will continue to go back. I think hands down they have 4 of the best par 3's you'll ever find on one course. Don't let the fact that it's in a "retirement" community discourage you, there's nothing "retired" about it. It's over 7000 from the tips and a nice 6500ish from the next set of tees.

It's bunkered like a beach course, and the greens have some sort of cement in the mix (they're hard and fast)
eGolf Center in Uptown Charlotte   B-Man at 5/15/08 8:43am
Has anyone tried this place? I'm curious if the indoor practice facilities and swing analysis stuff they do are realistic and helpful.
Vacation Town home   John at 5/15/08 8:38am
I am looking for a townhouse in the Charlotte area in a golf community. It will be a vacation home for my wife and I. Any suggestions?
New course added and other condition updates   B-Man at 5/14/08 10:02pm
I've added Carolina Lakes Golf Club (Indian Land, SC) to the roster. I've still got to get out there and post my review, though. Let me know if you've played there and how you liked it.

Also, I received some quick updates from J.D.:

Waterford -- Greens are in good shape and lightning quick as usual. But the fairways could be a bit better, even with our drought conditions.

Carolina Lakes -- Probably one of the best courses in South Charlotte. Excellent condition. Good luck trying to hold the greens on anything more than a PW.

Emerald Lake -- Good greens, but the course was in better condition earlier in the year.

Springfield -- Fantastic condition and still one of the toughest off-the-tee courses around.
Leatherman Golf Learning Center   B-Man at 5/14/08 9:31pm
I just checked out LGLC this week. What a great place to practice all parts of your game. I was impressed. They have dozens of artificial tee mats as well as a traditional grass tee area. I enjoyed using the soft tee mats on the bottom. They feel like solid turf, don't mark up your clubs and they accommodate regular golf tees. There's also a great chipping green with a sand bunker.

Buckets start at $6 for 45 balls and they offer memberships, lessons and group outings. Inside the well-stocked pro shop, you can also get a few cold ones to drink while you practice. I'll definitely be back.

If you sign up on their web site, you can get an email discount for a free small bucket right off the bat.
Golfing for Aidan Tournament   Briana Atwell at 5/13/08 9:30am
"Golfing for Aidan" Benefit Tournament
Proceeds will go toward 2 y/o Aidan Wright to help with the purchase of equipment and ongoing therapy needed to recover from a near drowning accident in February.

June 14, 2008 at Rocky River Golf Club in Concord
Shot Gun start
Longest Drive and Closest to the pin contest
125/individual or 400/team of 4, includes dinner catered by the club house
Lots of fun and prizes to give away
Also holding a raffle full of wonderful and exciting items

For more information and to register please visit

For more information about Aidan and his recovery please visit:

Feel free to e-mail or call 704-315-8820 with questions. Look forward to hearing from you and look forward to seeing you at the event!
Re: Local Golf Tournaments   Briana Atwell at 5/13/08 9:23am
We are hosting a benefit golf tournament for a local child in Concord who was a near drowning victim. The tournament is June 14, 2008 at Rocky River Golf Club in Concord. It is 125/individual or 400/team of 4. This includes your dinner. It is going to be a fun day of golf to support a wonderful cause. We hope to see you there. For more information please visit or feel free to e-mail me at or call 704-315-8820. Thanks, Briana
Looking for members at local private courses   B-Man at 5/7/08 12:57pm
Hey everyone -- I'm looking for members of Charlotte-area private courses to host me (and one friend) in a round of golf this summer so I can check out several of the local membership-only courses. There are several I've never played or only once or twice. Here's a short list to name a few: Longview, Providence CC, Firethorne, Ballantyne CC, Myers Park, Carmel CC, Cedarwood, Raintree, Piper Glen, Rolling Hills, Palisades, and oh yeah, Quail Hollow (ha!).

If you're interested or know a member who might be, send me a note and let me know. Email B-Man.
Re: Local Golf Tournaments   Greg Ruffino at 5/2/08 10:43am
I have just the one for you, go to RiRa Irish Pub and Restaurant of uptown Charlotte is putting on their first annual charity golf classic. It is on Monday September 15th, Charlotte Golf Links (485 and Providence). The fee is only $80 per player, $320 per foursome. Handicaps and previous tournament scoring will be irrelevant to sign up as the tournament will be a nice mix of a competitiveness, fun and of course charity fund raising with St. Baldricks childhood cancer research. To sign up go to and from their you can follow all the prompts. Of all competitors, one will win a trip for two to Ireland, we'll also have all the other fun classics, a $10,000 hole in one and lots of door prizes, giveaways and food and bev provided.
Local Golf Tournaments   Ryan at 4/30/08 8:15pm
Does anyone know of upcoming tournaments that are open to the public? Myself and a friend are registering for another tournament in August and it requires 2 posted tournament scores. Thanks.
Skybrook   CLTgolfer at 4/21/08 5:39pm
I played Skybrook 2 weeks ago and it was in pretty good shape. The greens are starting to come back after being punched several weeks back and the fairways are getting green.
Regent Park   CLTgolfer at 4/21/08 5:36pm
I played Regent Park last week for the first time. I was very unimpressed after all of the talk I had heard about it. Greens, fairways, and tee boxes were all in bad shape. Practice facility was pretty beat up as well. Most of the bunkers were very nice though. Not worth the Friday rate to play there.
re: Golf/Lessons   Kissed Off at 4/20/08 9:10am
Kathy, to read what others have to say about Kis Golf, visit
Kis Golf   JR at 4/13/08 5:34pm
Anyone tyring to research Kis Golf, try

Don't know if its good or bad, but there are some strong opinions about it.
golf communities   wayne at 3/31/08 8:31pm
A great resource for north carolina golf communities if your looking for a golf community to live and play...
BLOOM Golf Tournament   Elizabeth at 3/27/08 10:05am
You are invited to participate in the BLOOM Charity Golf Tournament! Here are few exciting details:

- hole-in-one contests sponsored by Mercedes-Benz!!
- steak/chicken dinner sponsored by Outback Steakhouse
- golfer gift bags including movie ticket packages, cigars, and more
- live music by Shane Williams and band
- exciting contest prizes and silent auction items including vacation packages, Sea World passes, jewelry, restaurant gift cards, memorabilia signed by PGA professionals, and much more!

The entry fee of $100 includes lunch, round of golf, dinner/concert, and golfer gift bag. Additional dinner/after party tickets can also be purchased for $10 each. All proceeds will go towards improving the lives of orphans in our community and around the world! If you and/or someone you know is interested in playing please let me know as soon as possible because we have a limited number of spots for players.

Again, here are the details:
Bloom Charity Golf Tournament
Monday, April 21 2008
Springfield Golf Club
10:30 registration
12:00 shotgun start

Hope you'll join us for the big day! To find our more about Bloom and the tournament you can visit our website at or register via email at
Larkhaven Golf Club   larry at 3/19/08 3:02am
Larkhaven is in the best shape i've ever seen it! The fairways are great, its nice to play on green grass in the fall and winter, you can really tell this course is going to be one of best ones in town before long! They also have one of longest running tournaments in Charlotte coming up at the end of April. I think everyone should check this course out! Great conditions.
Charlotte Clippers Charity Golf Tournament   Kelvin Mapp at 3/15/08 9:34pm
WHEN: Saturday, March 22, 2008
8:00 AM Registration
9:00 AM Shotgun Start

WHERE: Westport Golf Club
7494 Golf Course Road South
Denver, North Carolina 28037
(704) 489-8088

FORMAT: 4-Person Captain's Choice
No Handicaps

COST: $60Per Person (Includes Greens Fee, Cart, Lunch, Snacks, Prizes and LOTS OF FUN!!!)
** A portion of the proceeds will be used to establish a scholarship fund **


The Charlotte Clipper AAU Basketball Organization will host a golf tournament on Saturday, March 22nd. The tournament will be held at The Westport Golf Club. There will be a shotgun start at 9:00 A.M. using a four-person captain’s choice format with teams being formed from the entries.
The cost of the tournament is $60.00, which will include a round of golf, cart fee, and prizes. Lunch will be provided at the end of the round.
The Charlotte Clippers are a Boys Youth Basketball organization which is a Non-Profit group of volunteers dedicated to the promotion and development of youth basketball. The Clippers are made up of unpaid volunteers that believe that young people benefit in a number of ways from organized athletic experiences.

Prizes will be awarded for closest to the pin on a Par-3, and longest drives for men and women. Tournament prizes will include golf lessons and golf clubs. Additional prizes will be awarded through a random drawing.

The tournament is limited to the first 100 golfers to register and pay the tournament fee. A full field is anticipated, and registration is on a first-received, first-accepted basis. The registration deadline is March 15th, and there will be no refunds after March 15th. If you wish to choose your playing partner(s), please make the request by including their name(s) on the entry form below, and an effort will be made to honor your request.

For additional information, contact tournament chairman Carlton Cammon (704-299-1050) or Kelvin Mapp (704-847-8006)

Tournament registration and information is available at

Events and prizes:
Tee Buster
Closest to the pin prize
Longest drive prize
Door prizes
Lunch will be provided

Please print this page and fill out the registration information below and mail it to Carlton Cammon at 12843 Spirit Bound Way Charlotte, NC 28273.
Registration can also be completed at Please use the Signup/Player Signup link at the top of the page. Credit card, eCheck & PayPal payments are accepted.

Deadline October 20th. No refunds after October 20th.

Name: ___________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________


City, State ZIP: ____________________________________

Phone / e-mail: ____________________________________

Playing partner(s) preferences:

1. _____________________________

2. _____________________________

3. _____________________________

Send Registration form with your check made payable to:
Charlotte Clippers
GOLF CHANNEL Amateur Tour   Director at 3/11/08 3:06pm
The GOLF CHANNEL Amateur Tour is coming to Charlotte. Whether you're a 2 or a 20+ handicap, you can feel the excitment and pressures of competing for the title of "Champion". This year the GOLF CHANNEL Amateur Tour, the largest amateur tour in the nation, will host 700 tournaments for nearly 6500 members in 60 cities including Canada and Puerto Rico....all culminationg in 2008 National Championship.

The Tour is open to all interested golfers, regardless of handicap index, gender, or age. The GOLF CHANNEL Amateur Tour truly is a golf tour made....JUST FOR YOU.

Sign up or find out more information about the GOLF CHANNEL Amateur Tour - Charlotte by visiting or contact Shane Hawks- Tour Director at or by phone at 336.409.1130.

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