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10 play cards   Spencer at 6/22/15 5:26pm
Anyone know of a good deal on a multiplay prepay card for any good courses around Charlotte? I saw that Red Bridge had a Father's Day special but I just missed out on it. Will be playing a lot during some time off and looking to play good courses for a little less if possible! Thanks!
Re: Winterkill of Bermuda Grass in N.C.   cyoung2ty at 6/22/15 2:48pm
Definitely the courses up north were the most hard hit.

Irish Creek is an absolute mess. Warrior is even worse.

Meanwhile, a little further south... Stonebridge, Tega Cay and Carolina Lakes seem just fine (with a few spotty areas here and there).
Re: Is Deer Brook any good?   Landon at 6/16/15 10:51am
Deer Brook is awesome right now played there this past Sunday it was there member guest that day but they got us out at 7 am The Fairways are perfect as well as tee boxes the greens are as good as you are going to get. They were very fast. This is a hidden gem only issue is it is a 45-50 min drive from Charlotte a must play.
Re: Is Deer Brook any good?   Bogey-Golf at 6/15/15 7:42pm
Thanks for the info. I ended up taking quick overnight trip to pinehurst area. Played Tobacco Rd on Sunday and played Dormie Club today. I recommend both to everyone but Dormie is now in my top 5 of all courses I have played.

Re: Winterkill of Bermuda Grass in N.C.   slowmofo at 6/15/15 2:49pm
Thanks for the info B. It seems like most of the courses in N Charlotte and above were affected badly. Rocky River and Verdict Ridge's fairways were hurt, but are turning around.
Re: Winterkill of Bermuda Grass in N.C.   The B-Man at 6/13/15 11:05pm
A few more links to similar articles:

Winter Weather Extremes Kill Grass, Force Course Closures:
Damages in the Carolinas Golf Industry Run into Millions

Many Still Feeling the Effects of Winter
Winterkill of Bermuda Grass in N.C.   The B-Man at 6/13/15 10:58pm
The Carolinas Golf Association posted this article last month that has a good description of the problem affecting some of our local Charlotte golf courses:

Winterkill of Bermuda Grass in N.C.

I sympathize with the plight of the local courses suffering from this and I will return to play them once the issues are corrected. Let's do our best to support them.
Highland Creek Condition   DJ at 6/13/15 9:45am
Has anyone played Highland Creek recently? Interested to hear if it's in good shape or not.

Re: Is Deer Brook any good?   5putts at 6/12/15 1:30pm
Absolutely worth the drive. Nice track, typically in good shape, has some interesting holes but not at all 'tricked up'. Try it!
Is Deer Brook any good?   Bogey-Golf at 6/11/15 6:20pm
Wanna play somewhere I haven't played before. Is it worth it?
The Divide   Jamie at 6/8/15 8:58am
Played at The Divide on 6/6/15. The course is in decent shape as far as fairways are concerned. The greens looked good and were very consistent, but they were extremely slow. They had been cut, just were cut high for some reason. Very different from all other course I have played this year.
Re: Membership   Ga Heel at 5/31/15 9:53pm
JB- Check out Raintree Country Club in South Charlotte. They have a deal for e-tour players that seems pretty reasonable. There are several e-tour players there all the time. There are 2 courses that are always in great condition. It's private and the pace of play is usually very good.
Membership   Jb at 5/26/15 11:50pm

Question: just moved down from NY to pursue golf full time; trying to compete on the mini tour down here. Looking for a good course to join that would good practice facilities, putting greens basically the works. On a tight budget affordable monthly under two hundred. Any suggestions. Please help
Cleghorn Plantation Golf Club   panthersfann55 at 5/13/15 5:26pm
Made the trip out to Cleghorn today. Shot 93. Overall it seems to be a work in progress. The front nine fairways and tee boxes were being worked on (grass was patchy at best probably another year before its ready to go. Back nine fairways and tees a lot better but still need sometime to get better. Greens were in good shape. Bunkers had soft sand. Lots of elevation changes so course knowledge would help. Had a lot of side hill lies. Pace of play was great till we caught a 4some on the 15th hole that took forever on each shot (ready golf was not part of their game). Took a chance based on golfnow reviews and would say if you lived close to the course enjoy it with a golfnow or clickit deal unlike us being an 1hr and 1/2 will wait till next year.
Looking to book a good public semi/priv round for Saturday May 30th ??   Kevin at 5/13/15 2:12pm
Hey folks, got a few buddies coming in town from Boone and am trying to decide on what course to play.. Any recs..

Just played carolina lakes and stonebridge in the last few weeks and I would be hard pressed to find 2 courses in better shape right now but still looking for options..

Wells Fargo Championship   The B-Man at 5/12/15 11:43am
Who's going? Who's playing golf around town this week?

I'll be out there all 4 tournament days in the afternoon. I'm playing Firethorne (now private) and Verdict Ridge this week too.

If you are going to be out there, tweet at me (@charlottegolfer) or tag me in your Instagram photos (@charlottegolfer). Would love to meet some of you guys that regularly use the site and post reviews.
Re: Queen City Golf Pass   The B-Man at 5/12/15 11:32am
Bought one Saturday and used my free round at The Tradition. It paid for itself on the same day since the card costs $50 and my Saturday morning round would have cost me $55. So now, any time I use it ($10 off rack rate, $5 off twilight), it will be a bonus.
Renaissance Golf Course   pruittjc at 5/8/15 10:03am

Looking to get out for some twilight golf this evening and have overplayed Revolution. Has anyone played Renaissance in the past few weeks and if so, how was the condition of the course?

Re: Queen City Golf Pass   dongtrgolfer at 5/6/15 7:59am
Just bough the pass. With improvements in the courses this is a pretty good deal and really pays for itself after two to three rounds with the one round free.
Re: Queen City Golf Pass   Jeff Allston at 4/17/15 9:49pm
I have played a few of the courses over the last year or so and they are better, not great, but better. I am still hesitant to buy anything from these courses other than a round of golf though. You just never know when the doors are going to close.....
Queen City Golf Pass   ISlayMySelf at 4/16/15 5:18pm
Does anyone have any feedback on the Golf Pass that is being offered now? I know it is for a couple of former Carolina Trail courses and was curious if the conditions, management and experience of playing have improved in the last year. I'd like to support the courses but I'm hesitant. Any feedback would be appreciated.
Re: Looking for good conditions April 3-5   tvrepairex at 3/24/15 8:12pm
Try Red bridge in Locust or Rocky River in Concord.
Looking for good conditions April 3-5   jscum13 at 3/23/15 9:16pm
Couple buddies coming down from upstate NY to stay with me and play area courses in Charlotte NC. I know most of the courses are still dormant and fighting the moisture from the rain we've been getting but has anyone played an area course worth traveling to? It's a vacation for them so we'll drive as far as 50-60 mins from south charlotte. Any recommendations are appreciated.
10 courses in Triad for $75   Desmond Johnson at 3/19/15 11:49am
The Winston Salem Journal is currently offering a Golf ParCard deal card...10 courses in the Piedmont for only $ include Badin Inn, Pudding Ridge, Oak Valley, Pilot Knob, Cedarbrook and more. Over 75% in savings. There are only 400 of the cards available for sale to the public. You can get up to 4 (3 to give to playing buddies)at enjoy!
golf leagues   rmunyer at 3/12/15 11:01am
Anyone know of any after work golf leagues
Re: senior play events   panthersfann55 at 1/26/15 6:21pm

check out this website. You get to play a lot of the private clubs in town and compete with golfers on the same level. Can't sandbag it either. I played on their regular tour a few years ago. Good fun for all.
senior play events   oneputt at 1/26/15 7:56am
I would like to find a listing of senior golf leagues or events open to the general golfing public. Thanks
WInter golf   Fred C Dobbs at 1/4/15 12:48am
Round was a little slow today at Deer Creek C.C. just outside Toronto. Fairways and greens were slick and difficult to read. Could have been the 5 inches of snow that fell the night before. I chuckle when I read the golfers comments regarding the conditions of the local courses during the N.C and S.C. winter months. We only dream of golf from Nov till April up
Looking forward to our return in the fall for some golf and Southern Hospitality in and around Fort Mill/Rock Hill area.
Cheers from up north in Canada.
Re: Instructor   ComeBackWarmGolf at 12/23/14 12:43pm
I highly recommend Brett Latcham at Golf Depot.
Re: Instructor   dongtrgolfer at 12/19/14 12:39pm
I have tken lessons from Scott Fossum at Emerald Lakes and highly recommend him.

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