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|suggestions||Bruce at 4/12/04 3:47pm|
|three of us are travelling to myrtle beach and are coming through Charlotte to pick up our fourth golfer. we want to play in the Charlotte area (the fourth can't play that day).
Can anyone suggest or rank some of the courses. we are traveling from indiana, so we want to make it worth our while. i have researched on the net and have a list, but wanted to know some of the local knowledge. we will be in town in mid may. Thanks.
|Ravings||rjgolfer at 3/30/04 8:34am|
|OK, here is my beef with golf in Charlotte- golf here just takes too *%#$ long. I have NEVER played a full round here, at any major course, that took less than five hours. Why is this? Speed your game up people. Tee shots and approaches should take no time. Don't dawdle. Spend your time, if you are going to spend it, around the greens. I was playing behind a group the other day, and a guy asks if we want to play through. Very nice of him, however, he says "Would you like to play through, we are just taking our time." No you're not. You are taking everyone else's time. Since you "paid your money" you are NOT entitled to fool around as long as you like. Rangers need to have the nerve to send people home or put them in "time out". Large warning signs should be posted at the first tee that says "You will play briskly or you will not play at all". And why is walking not allowed ever? Anyone who says it is because of "cart fees" wasn't there when I offered to pay the full price of a round, just not ride the cart. I was turned down. Why? Pace of play? It doesn't seem to concern anyone any other time. I also think the average golfer places too much emphasis on course conditioning. We demand it here in the US, and they give it to us, in exchange for ridiculous green fees and slow play. The biggest travesties in town are Renaissance Park and Charlotte Golf Links. Those nonbelievers in the crowd should play a round in Ireland or the UK. Once you did, you would come back and realize how ridiculous golf in the US is. Bottom line, speed up or get off the course.|
|Re: golf||Jim at 3/22/04 9:27pm|
|Try the Tradition. A great layout. I'm not sure of the current conditions. Lots of courses aerate this time of year so call ahead. Their telephone number and web address is located on this site. Another option a little more North is Rocky River GC. It may be better than the Tradition but more expensive.|
|golf||john foley at 3/22/04 11:25am|
|Looking for a course close to Research Drive, Spring Hill suites 28262, for Mon. 3-29-04 can you please advise with rates. Thanks|
|Olde Sycamore||Sonny Rauscher at 3/16/04 6:16am|
|Oh yeah, Forgot about telling you about Olde sycamore!! Not as nice as Tega Cay, But had a very nice time there. Greens were in excelent shape. Fairways were not overseeded. I really don't care for playing with dormant fairways, It's so hard to see.|
|Tega Cay & Olde Sycamore||Sonny Rauscher at 3/16/04 6:09am|
|Played Tega Cay on the 6th of march. Started out playing in the rain but seeing that we haven't played golf in three months we didn't care! All of us really liked this place!! After five the weather got great and we ended up playing all 27 holes. That new nine was nice. Fairways were overseeded and were in great shape. Next time we are in the Charlotte area, We will be playing here again for sure.|
|Re: Practice facility||Jim at 3/11/04 4:59pm|
|Check out Regent Park just across the NC/SC line. Wonderful practice facilities.|
|Practice facility||Skip at 3/4/04 5:57pm|
I'll be in Charlotte for two weeks on business. Can you recommend a local range or practice facility on the southwest side of town, near I-77 and Tyvolia Rd., Renaissance Park? Any good used club shops I should visit? Thanks
|Courses with condos||Jim C at 2/24/04 9:12pm|
|Visiting my daughter in Charlotte the end of April. Would love to rent a condominium on a golf course for the week. She lives in the northwest section (77 & 85) of Charlotte. Any suggestions for a place within 30 to 45 minutes away? Thanks!|
|Re: Moving to Charlotte||Jamie Archie at 2/20/04 7:11am|
|The course you play depends on what type of course you prefer. Down here you will have a lot of choices. I have played them all, and here are my favorites:
1) The Tradition - my favorite course layout, tight fairways, very wooded, good greens, solid overall course, accurate tee shots critical.
2) Highland Creek - well maintained, wider fairways, excellent greens, a little pricier, but worth it.
3) The Divide - bigger greens, comfortable fairways, not as tight off the tees.
4) Springfield, Waterford (south of state line)- great layouts, a little tougher in terms of approach shots. Waterford's greens are about the fastest around.
5) Fox Den (35 miles north) - one of my favorites since I shot 69 my first time there. Great diversity of holes.
6) Verdict Ridge - the toughest course I have played in this area. Bring your A game, or you are in trouble.
There are about two dozen solid courses within a reasonable driving distance of downtown Charlotte, so take your time in picking. Just check out the yellow pages when you get here. B-man web site is a good reference too. All of the ones I listed are semi-private, so the public can usually play anytime. Good luck, and welcome to Charlotte!
|Moving to Charlotte||Scott at 2/19/04 4:12pm|
|Moving to Charlotte in March from Michigan. Any suggestions on where I should play my first round?|
|OnLine Tournaments||Todd Casey at 2/10/04 1:31am|
|I tried this out and its fun, challenging and free. Its new so they are letting everyone play for no charge, except some of the tournaments that have prizes. Just clik on " The Game " at http://egolfinternational.com/5linxgolf|
|10/26 Golf Team-Scramble at Chateau Elan||organizer at 10/8/03 11:35pm|
|Fund-raiser donating portion of proceeds to charity. Go to: http://www.insidesoftball.com/golf for more details.|
|Used Golf Equipment||Stacy at 6/7/03 3:14pm|
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|Membership Drives||The B-Man at 5/30/03 12:02am|
|I got a question via email about courses that might be running a membership drive. This was my response. Feel free to add if you know of any.
Semi-private courses near me that offer memberships are The Divide (and its 4 sister courses of the Carolina Trail), Olde Sycamore, and Emerald Lake -- these are generally in the $130-$150 / mo range. Out of those, Olde Sycamore's the nicest (but closer to $200 / mo). Monroe Country Club offers affordable memberships -- around $100 / mo. I'm a member of 2 public sister courses, Charles T Myers and Renaissance Park ($100 / mo).
I rarely play private courses, so I wouldn't know of any membership drives for those.
|ebay auctions part 2||Russell at 3/2/03 8:52pm|
|I was the high bidder for a foursome at Charlotte Golf Links. It was very inexpensive ($39 total on a Sunday!)
The problem was the weather. Even thought half the course was underwater and it was foggy and 45 degrees it was open, so we had to play.
I noticed that they tend to auction each weekend tee time twice. Once around Tuesday and then again (if it did not sell on Tuesday) around Friday. Since the Charlotte weathermen are so bad it might be worth waiting until the later auction.
|LastMinuteGolfer now in Charlotte||Tim at 3/1/03 2:07pm|
|LastMinuteGolfer which started as Last Minute Tee Times in Atlanta in 1998 is now up and running in Charlotte. Membership is FREE and golfers enjoy "last minute" and "red flag" specials at great Charlotte golf courses like Verdict Ridge and Skybrook.
We've used this service / site in Atlanta and it is terrific. You can even track your stats and your unofficial index right on the site after you log in.
|eBay Auctions||Russell at 2/6/03 3:00pm|
|I used the ezlinks auction to buy greens fees and carts for The Tradition for two people for only $29. (less than $15 ea!) It was a very smooth transaction. I paid with Paypal and received an email from The Tradition later that day with my confirmation number on it.
Since I had never used this service before, I called the proshop the morning of my round and they confirmed my tee time. I brought a printed copy of my email with me to the course and they checked us in right away.
This is a great service. If someone wins an auction and needs to fill out a foursome, let me know!
|Update: eBay auctions||The B-Man at 1/20/03 10:31pm|
|Just tried EZLinks out today. I got an awesome deal. We got a foursome for $39 at Charlotte Golf Links. I was the only bidder and the transaction was smooth. I paid via Paypal and a few hours after the auction ended I had the confirmation email for the pro shop. No problems at all. This is a great way to get a huge discount when you have time to make advance plans.|
|Tee time auctions on eBay||The B-Man at 1/2/03 1:26pm|
|I just added this web site to the Links page: EZLinks Tee Times. This site is hosted on eBay and lets you bid for tee times at local courses, mostly the Carolina Trail quintet. The Buy-it-now prices are great by themselves, but you can also go the auction route to try and get a better deal. Each listing shows the exact date/time of the tee time you are bidding on. Each tee time is for a foursome. Try it out and let me know how it goes.|
|Welcome||The B-Man at 11/16/02 11:27pm|
|Welcome to the message board. This will be a good place to find news of local happenings and talk about golf in Charlotte.|