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|Re: trip||Doubled at 9/26/06 4:14pm|
|Played Verdict Ridge 9/23. Course was in excellent condition tee to green. Very challenging and the staff was outstanding. Highly recommend.|
|trip||Jcolley4 at 9/25/06 11:27am|
|Thanks everyone for the information so far. My friends and I will be down in two weeks to play Ballantyne, Regent Park, Verdict Ridge and Skybrook. Has anyone played them lately and if so, How were the conditions?
|Charlotte Golf Links||Jamie at 9/23/06 6:18pm|
|Played Charlotte Golf Links today (9/23/06) and noticed an improvement from my previous round way back in February. The greens are not all the way back, but improved - the front nine greens were a little smoother than the back. The fairways were in good shape. BUT - they are aerating in a few weeks, so call ahead to check before you book anything.|
|Re: One Chance To Golf In Charlotte||B-Man at 9/20/06 10:16pm|
|Might be at the top end of that price range, but I hear Verdict Ridge fits your description (I've never played). I'd probably put Rocky River and Waterford next in line.|
|One Chance To Golf In Charlotte||Rob Kay at 9/20/06 10:11pm|
Have one more day in Charlotte (from Western Canada) and would like to play somewhere Thursday afternoon, hopefully around $40-$50, any suggestions? Looking for something kind of scenic, in great shape?
|Re: night courses||T at 9/19/06 5:22pm|
|Try Pebble Creek -- it's on US 74, Southeast of Charlotte in the Indian Trail area (you can see the course from the highway). It's not at all fancy, and the fees are downright cheap -- but it's a fun little part 3.|
|night courses||richie at 9/18/06 5:36pm|
|just wondering if there are any par 3 night courses in charlotte the area.|
|Re: Fox Den CC||panthersfann55 at 9/11/06 8:31am|
|played in the spring, fun layout. called a few days ago learned they airified. will be playing this track next thursday will let you know what conditions are.|
|Fox Den CC||Fisher171 at 9/6/06 1:24pm|
|Anyone play this track recently? I've gone there to use their practice range on several occasions, but have not had the chance to play yet. Let's hear it! Mahalo nui!!|
|Re: Springfield||Fisher171 at 9/6/06 1:20pm|
|I played Charlotte Golf Links on 8/26 & agree w/ Springfield that most of the greens were in rough shape; a case of too much rain in combination with all the rounds that club attracts. Some of the greens looked like they had trouble recovering from the last aerification. Also, it looked as if the grounds crew didn't bother mowing grees that morning, but that's my opinion. Overall, I enjoyed the lay-out & would like ly come back...after some dry days.|
|Best values, good practice ranges||new to Charlotte at 9/3/06 11:19am|
|I'm new to the area and am hoping you all might have some recommendations as to the best places to play for cheap, and also where the best practice ranges are. I live in Fort Mill. Thanks and great site!|
|Re: Regent Park||Eric at 9/3/06 9:42am|
|I played Regent Park about 2 weeks ago. The course is in excellent shape and the greens were fast. The price is a little high but overall its in very good condition.|
|Springfield||JB at 8/27/06 3:29pm|
|Greens are in terrible shape. Give them a month to recover.|
|Charlotte Golf Links||Fisher171 at 8/24/06 11:37am|
|My buddy & I are playing Charlotte Golf Links this Sat a.m. Does anyone know what type of condition the course is in? Are the greens in decent shape? I played at Verdict Ridge last Thu (8/17) & the greens were, by far, the best I've putted on in the Charlotte area. Mahalo nui for any feedback!|
|Regent Park||jcolley4 at 8/21/06 2:11pm|
|Thanks for the information regarding Birkdale. Has anyone played Regent Park recently and if so how was the condition. It used to be one of my favorite tracks but last year it was not in good shape at all.
|Tradition Golf Club||Chipper Green at 8/18/06 9:53am|
|Just a minor gripe, but I played Tradition yesterday, which is usually one of my favorite courses, and they had the pin placements on the GPS system all screwed up. It wouldn't be a big deal if this were the first time, but the last several times I've been out there I've gotten bad info from the GPS. They should atleast color code the flags so you can atleast double check the GPS. I can't tell you how dissappointing it was to hit several "great shots" to front hole locations, only to get up to the green and see that I was facing a 40ft putt b/c the pin was in the back. Other than that, it was ok.|
|Re: courses||Chipper Green at 8/18/06 9:46am|
|Played Verdict Ridge last week and its in great shape. Lastminutegolfer.com offers discounted tee times for Verdict Ridge and Skybrook. Also try Golfholes.com, they have discount coupons for Verdict Ridge.|
|re: courses||pete at 8/16/06 5:14pm|
|Played Birkdale this past weekend and the greens were really a mess. We got stuck behind a real slow group and ended up spending five hours out there... won't be going back any time soon.
Played Verdict Ridge the previous weekend and enjoyed the round. Conditions are among the best I've played in the area recently. Pricey at $74 though.
Heading to Ballantyne on Saturday morning...
|courses||jcolley4 at 8/14/06 2:14pm|
|My friends and I are making our usuall trip to the Charlotte area the 2nd week of October. If anyone knows how the conditions have been for Ballantyne, Skybrook, Verdict Ridge and Birkdale. I would really like to know. Also if anyone knows of the best site for discount coupons, It would be greatly appreciated as well.
|Re: Mallard Head||Pinger at 8/10/06 2:54pm|
|Yes, it is still alive and well, not to mention one of the few courses you can still play for $27 with $1 hot dogs and $1 beers at the turn. Probably one of the best kept secrets in Iredell County. Pro shop is a bit out of date, but the staff there is great. I would call the course about an 8 out of 10 for condition and playability. If you can play during the week, there is rarely more than a few other foursomes on the course.|
|charles t. myers||panthersfan55 at 8/9/06 3:23pm|
|Played this course for the first time this year. Not a great experience. All the greens on the back 9 had weeds growing on them. Along with the greens being hard as a rock putting was almost impossible. Front 9 played a little better (greens in somewhat better shape). I know new management took this course over but i would give it sometime.|
|Mallard Head||Chipper Green at 8/9/06 2:11pm|
|Does anyone know anything about a course in Mooresville called Mallard Head? I thought I knew of all the local public courses but someone mentioned this course to me and I was clueless. Playable or not? Thanks.|
|Charlotte natl.||Scott at 8/6/06 7:33pm|
|The great thing about the finishing two holes is the 17th favors a fade and the 18th a draw.
I play a draw so on the 18th I aim to the right of the far 150 yard marker. The carry is probably around 230 yards to make it over the water (from the back tees) and over 290 to push through the fairway.
If you cant make the carry then aim for the two mounds at the end of the fairway to the right you will wind up with under 200 yds.
Hope this helps.
|ROCKY RIVER GOLF CLUB||JPO at 8/4/06 3:06pm|
|In great shape on 8-3-06.
Tees as good as they've ever been.
Fairways really lush (not dried out), and green.
Didn't have a bad lie all day.
Summer rules are a snap.
A few of the greens had some burnt spots on them.
However, the superintendent did a good job of placing the hole locations.
Sure wish that they would change the flags to solid colors so they could be seen from far away. Those checkered flags without pin sheets are ridiculous.
Seniors for $29.00
"ONLY IN AMERICA"
|Charlotte National and Waterford||J.D. at 7/31/06 12:45pm|
|Played both courses this weekend and both are in great condition. Look for online specials for Waterford--was able to play Sunday for $29!
If someone can tell me how to play the 18th hole at Charlotte National, I'd appreciate it. It's always a card-killer for me.
|Crowders Mtn GC||Eric at 7/27/06 8:52pm|
|Has anybody played this course this year? If so, what shape is it in. Thx.|
|CLT Links and Olde Sycamore||J.D. at 7/24/06 10:12am|
Charlotte Golf Links -- greens were still bumpy and inconsistent as they have been for most of the year, but the fairways were in average shape. The course layout still continues to impress me...you have to think your way around the course, with a few options off most tees. If they put a bit of money into fixing the greens and making the bunkers a little more interesting (e.g. make them more Scottish), it could be one of the best in Charlotte. The potential is there.
Olde Sycamore -- worst greens they've had this year, unfortunately. But the fairways are in good shape. If you're having trouble with long irons on this course, you're in for a long day...it feels like the slope rating should be higher than posted. For the money, you'd expect a yardage book or a good GPS system on this course, rather than the dog-eared photobooks they put in the carts. But still a good course.
|Near UNCC||Jonathan at 7/18/06 11:14pm|
|I would try Rocky River Golf Club near the race track in Concord. I played there last week and was really impressed with the course and the staff. You might pay 50 bones on Friday, but the course was in really good shape with only a few greens that needed just a bit of attention.
Also, try The Tradition if you need another option. I have not played there but do know that it is up that way and Clickit has a good deal running for it right now (I think $40 for two people on Friday).
|where||chris at 7/12/06 1:42pm|
|a buddy and i are coming to charlotte this friday we want to play a round in the afternoon somewhere on the north side of town near uncc we would like to not break our budget yet play a decent course..... any suggestions
|Lincoln Country Club||Soup at 6/26/06 10:06pm|
|I played an interesting little track this weekend for the first time called Lincoln Country Club. Was looking for something new around Huntersville on a steal after blowing my golf budget at Ballantyne this weekend (which was in awesome shape). Found LCC on last minute golfer for $33 on Sunday morning. I wasn't impressed pulling in (golf shop is in a church), and things generally look run down (built in '43). But there are some interesting hole layouts and the minimal hazards are well placed. The best part is the well kept greens that were in great shape. Worth a look if you are up near the lake and looking for a VERY laid back course to take your high-handicaper buddies. - soup|