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6/15/24: Review by GinMillDJ

Tee boxes could use a little TLC. Fairways were in very good shape. Although we weren’t in a lot of bunkers, they were in good shape. Fluffy sand. Greens were recently sanded so they played pretty slow and a little bumpy. But not very many blemishes or dead spots. Friendly...

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  • 03/14/14 - Cant3Putt posted "Charlotte Golf Links is done"

    Charlotte Golf Links is closed for good. Sign posted on its door saying they are no longer open for golf as of 03/14/14. Everyone is referred to Skybrook. I wasn't a fan of the layout, but it's a shame when a public course closes. Best wishes to its former employees and their families.
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  • 07/26/09 - Drew replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    I played Golf Links on the 24th. I have to disagree with Jim - the course was not in that bad of shape (in my opinion). Not to say it's pristine at this point in the summer, but fairways are decent and you could always seem to find a nice lie within inches of your ball (if you felt like you were on a bad spot). Greens were fine and rolled pretty well for me. Some were very very nice. Some of them (3-4 maybe) had been punched recently but the mini-tines were used and it really didn't affect putting. They were also soft and held good approach shots well. With the recent Click It coupons (I payed $37), it's a pretty good deal. I enjoy the layout and will be back soon.

    I will agree, however, with the staff. Very rude in the clubhouse and almost dismissive of patrons.
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  • 07/06/09 - J.D. posted "CLT National, Springfield, CLT Links"

    Charlotte National: Continues to be in good shape off the tee, fantastic greens and decent fairways. Bunkers have 1/2 inch of nice fluffy sand that covers a crusty, angry base. (Don't follow my lead -- use the leading edge of your lob wedge and DIG IN.) Some of the toughest rough I've played this year led to my worst round of the year by far.

    Springfield: Very good conditions all around, with the exception of 1-2 greens that are just starting to get chewed up (worms?). Highly recommended.

    Charlotte Links: The staff continues to be some of the most ornery people around...they need attitude adjustments. 4-5 greens were recently punched and are really soft, and you need a pick-axe to get your tee in the teeing ground!

    But the rest of the course is in fine shape. Seems like they're content to keep mowing down the rough -- making this course easier and easier. (Tom Doak would be horrified at what they've done to his design.) All that said, I shot my lowest-ever round of 79 (white tees...we were just having a practice round) so it's tough for me to be too angry.
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  • 06/12/09 - Chuck replied to "Carolina Trail Coupons"

    Used a coupon today(Friday), for 29 bucks you can't go wrong with charlotte links. Haven't played there since last year but the course is in great shape for the traffic it sees. Played in a 4 some and had to wait on just about every tee but still got the round in under 4 hrs 20 mins.
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  • 06/04/09 - J.D. replied to "CLT Links"

    Okay, okay. No more stalking. ; )

    To answer the bunker question -- packed down sand that hadn't been raked in a long time. One bunker I saw (but avoided) had rocks and hard-packed dirt, not sand. They could use a little raking and maybe some new sand in some spots.
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  • 06/04/09 - B-Man posted "CLT Links"

    JD - wouldn't it be the other way around? I teed off at 3:30. You're stalking me! :-P

    I didn't see any problems with the bunkers, but I was only in one all day. What did you see?

    As for ballmarks on the greens, two things: 1) it didn't seem any worse than other public courses in the area that get lots of play and 2) I was able to fix the ones I saw and they never disrupted my putts - so they were healing well. Again, your mileage may vary. So you might have gotten the worst of it. And being backed up, you probably noticed more of them.

    We teed off around 3:30 and finished before 7:30 as a threesome. So pace of play was fine for us. Again, sounds like the (bad) luck of the draw.
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  • 06/04/09 - J.D. replied to "CLT Golf Links"

    B-man,

    Stop stalking me! It seems we were at the Links on the same day again...we've played the same courses on the same day a few times now!

    Agree with you on conditions: fairways were lush and greens rolled true. Bunkers are still a mess. And in a town where very few people repair ball marks on greens...Links greens have chicken pox. I repaired about 5-6 ball marks on every green.

    But for me, the killer on the Links is the pace of play. I tried to squeeze in a round at 5:30 p.m. and had to wait nearly 5 minutes for every shot. It was backed up like crazy...and it seems to be backed up every time I play the Links. It gets too much play and seems to attract Charlotte's most inconsiderate golfers.
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  • 05/15/09 - Dave replied to "Golf in Charlotte"

    Just some comments on some of the courses I've played in the last couple of months.

    Renaissance - completely disagree with the comments earlier. The only issue I had with this course is that it's sometimes hard to find a flat spot on the tee.

    Emerald lake - completely agree with the last comment. Not going back.

    Regent Park - played there Wednesday. Greens were a little fuzzy and slow but the course is in great shape.

    Springfield - Always in great shape.

    Cleghorn Plantation - made the drive and was dissapointed. Course is gorgeous. Great views, elevation changes, etc. Tees, fairways, bunkers all in great shape. Greens were terrible. They have something growing besides grass. It made them virtually unputtable and ruined the round.

    Olde Sycamore - always in great shape.

    River Oaks - greens were very good. Tee to green, not so much. Needs some work, Not worth the drive unless you're north of town.

    Glen Oaks - I really liked this course. They seem to take a lot of pride in this course. Some really pretty holes and at least one where you tee off across a road. Worth the drive.

    Deer Brook - I wasn't all that impressed but I was out there after some bad weather. I'll try it again before passing judgement.

    Rock Barn - Played the Jones course and it was great as you might expect from a course that is a Senior Tour stop.

    Charlotte Golf Links - It's horrible. Don't bother.

    Moorseville Muni - You hear different things about hhis course but I liked it. A few of the tees needed a lot work but I thought the fairways and greens were very good. They seem to do a lot of 1st Tee/ Junior golf up there. There were lots of kids walking the course Mother's Day.

    Have played Eagle Chase, Fox Den and The Warrior also. All were in good shape and worth going to play.

    Playing Edgewater in the morning. I'll update my last comments about it.

    A comment about Ballantyne Resort. They really aren't interested in attracting local golfers over there. It's all about packaging rounds with rooms and corporate outings.
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  • 03/11/09 - J.D. replied to "A few course updates"

    B-man,
    I've been golfing, but too busy to provide course updates, so here's a bunch from the last month or so:

    Fort Mill -- The improvements made here are all subtle and these have to be some of the fastest greens in Charlotte... at least at this point of the year. Great value. The course is in good shape.

    Charlotte Golf Links -- The greens and bunkers are in better shape than they've been in the past. Sadly, in an effort to speed up play they've made some changes that make the course a lot easier. Specific changes include slashing the thicket areas between holes #6 and 17, to the right of #7, between holes #10 and #18, and between holes #14 and #15.

    Stonebridge -- I played the same day as you, it seems! I think the course is in very good condition for this time of year. No changes to course layout there.

    Ballantyne Resort -- The changes they made to a few holes seem to be designed specifically to speed up play only. Nothing of any real note. Sad to see hole #2 get changed to a much less interesting hole.

    Olde Sycamore -- I'm growing tired of this course for one very nit-picky reason. The hole placement of the first par-3 (hole #4) is terribly unfair... and it screws up my entire round every time. The hole is perched atop a massive slope. If you're above the hole and you miss the putt by two inches... you wind up 20 feet away. If you're downhill and miss the putt by 4 inches... it rolls back down 20 feet. Sidehill putts are death. That's not the way golf is meant to be played. Rant over. The course is in so-so shape.


    Pebble Creek (Par 3) -- Yes, I'm not above playing a little pitch-n-putt. I know it's early in the season, but this place usually has nice greens and bunkers. Not so. It's in terrible shape, even for this time of year.

    Carolina Lakes (Sun City) -- Continues to be one of the nicest and well-maintained courses around. Not too tough off the tee, but the greens are sinister. They raised prices again and now it's not a good value... but it is a good course when you have some extra cash.
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  • 03/04/09 - Trace Mannig replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    Played at golf links today, at 5 (only got in 9) but even so, it looked ok. It is my stomping ground, play there at least once a month since it is 2 seconds away from my house. There is a major drainage problem. The last time I was there it was soggy, and today (2 days after snow) it was real nasty. Even still bunkers could have been better, and greens needs some work. They need to just till the heck out of the bunkers and lossen up the packed in sand. I still chipped in #10 from the bunker guarding the front of the green!!!! I like this course, I just wish they would put a little of the money I spend into it and make it a great public course!
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  • 11/03/08 - Jin replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    Played at 2 and finished by 5:45, right when the sun was setting. The course was pretty empty, and the rough wasn't as brutal this time. Heard they just cut the rough for the rest of this year. The fairways had a lot of roll, and I couldn't get anything to stick on the greens. They were super fast and the fringe wasn't any slower. I swore never to play here again, but it was close so I gave it a try. Actually enjoyed my round, but that's because the rough wasn't as bad. FYI they are aerating the greens in the next few weeks. Not sure about an exact date.
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  • 10/05/08 - Jin posted "Clt Links, Stone Bridge"

    Clt Links today- course was pretty empty (I think most were watching the beating the Chiefs took). Fairways were nice and greens were fast. Most of the greens were in great shape, with the usual divot marks. Most of the tee boxes were in decent shape. As stated before, the rough is almost unfair... even worse, is the shrubage a few feet outside of the rough... it's so easy to lose a ball if your shot is a little off track. Keep it in the fairway and you'll really enjoy your round.
    Stonebridge - played yesterday early in the AM... really chilly. course was in great shape and very green. The tee boxes were in good shape and the greens were in great condition. greens were kind of slow in the AM because of the dew, but they sped up as the sun came up.
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  • 10/04/08 - Rob Pappalardo replied to "Charlotte Golf Links,Divide"

    Played there(Charlotte Golf Links) last weekend 9/28/08..VERY happy with the condition the greens were great and the fairways were good (My god though the rough was like the US open...Give us a chance guys)..Overall it was in great shape.
    Played the Divide 9/27/08 and was not as pleased with it..the greens are getting beat up in my opinion ..pockmarked and burnt in spots.
    I'm playing Mooresville tomorrow and I'll report on the conditions there... Its a Donald Ross track thats actually a REAL cool layout... the question there is the condition I have heard they aerated 2 weeks ago... so I'll report tommorow.
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  • 12/20/07 - Jamie posted "Divide/Charlotte Golf Links"

    I played The Divide yesterday, and it was fairly OK. The greens are in pretty good shape, but a little inconsistent with respect to speed. The course that continues to struggle somewhat with its greens is Charlotte Golf Links. I played there two weeks ago, and about 1/3 of the greens had been re-aerated! Putting was pretty tough that day.
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  • 05/25/07 - J.D. posted "CLT Golf Links"

    Okay, I've been consistently tough on CLT Golf Links, because there's so much potential at this Tom Doak course and I hate to see it treated poorly.

    Good news (at last). The greens have made a comeback. They're still cut high and slow, but they're rolling and I didn't see any beetles today -- a good sign. Fairways in decent shape. It's obvious they're clearing out some of the high rough to speed up rounds a bit. Now if they can just improve the bunkers, this underrated star may shine bright again.
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  • 05/01/07 - Jamie replied to "More Course Reviews"

    Thanks for the info on Olde Sycamore. I have a church tournament there on 5/11.

    You're right about Charlotte Golf Links. They starting losing their greens back in 2005 during a very bad dry period in the summer. They have nevered recovered, so I don't play there very often. As to why they're always crowded, I have no idea. Well, actually I do, sort of. Judging by the constant traffic on Providence Road, (which should be a six lane highway to handle the ridiculous traffic volume) they could probably charge $200 per round and still be crowded. Seriously, though, I just think management is taking advantage of the location. After all, if you have ever tried to turn left onto Providence Road after your round, you can understand why. You literally take your life in your hands when you make that attempt. About 8 million people live within a mile or two of the course, and management knows that.
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  • 04/30/07 - J.D. posted "More Course Reviews"

    * Regent Park is in better-than-average shape and the greens are rolling true. I met the new owner and he seems to be genuinely committed to providing a quality golf experience.

    * Olde Sycamore is in average shape, but there are a few holes (5-6?) on the front nine that have fairways that are practically dead. Greens have been better here, but are average.

    * Charlotte Golf Links is just awful. The greens are terribly inconsistent, and they're all cut high, almost like fairways. They claim to be working on the problems, but there are beetles on most greens, which suggest its only going to get worse. Are they just letting this place rot? Or are they just keeping status quo because it's always crowded?
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  • 04/04/07 - J.D. posted "A few course updates"

    B-man,

    C'mon, man, it's Masters Week! No 2007 course updates from you yet? Where's the love, man?

    Here are a few observations I had over the past few weeks:

    1) Ballantyne Resort course is in great shape. It's not a favorite of mine (especially at the price) but the fairways and greens (recently aerated) are in very good shape. It's still a mystery to me why they can't even out the tee boxes. It always seems like tee shots are from sidehill lies.

    2) Stonebridge has had great greens this winter/spring! In my opinion, Stonebridge and Charlotte National really keeps the best greens in town.

    3) Charlotte Golf Links -- I've heard that the greens are very long and slow...again. Why can't they ever seems to get the greens right? The place is always packed with people...you have to believe they're making money. Yet, in my 2 1/2 years here, the greens are always terrible. What a waste of a Tom Doak design! I've also heard rumors that they finally sold the course to a condo developer. Not sure if that's true.

    4) Regent Park -- I've also heard that the greens were in bad shape at RP this year. Haven't experienced first-hand. If true, I hope that's not a sign of things to come from the new management that bought the place.

    - J.D.
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  • 09/23/06 - Jamie replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    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.
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  • 07/24/06 - J.D. posted "CLT Links and Olde Sycamore"

    Latest reviews:

    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.

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  • 05/12/06 - J.D. replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    Played 36 there today -- the greens keep getting better, but still have more room to improve. In addition, they're pock-marked with ball divots (does anyone repair their ball marks on the greens anymore?!?). Fairways were in good shape. One gripe though -- you won't find any real sand in the bunkers here. Instead, it's more like packed, hard dirt. For the money, this course rates around a "B."
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  • 01/19/06 - Tom Cusick replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    Plyed CGL on 1/7/06 and actually wrote to the Pro to complain about the conditions. Course obviously wet from prior rain (3 days earlier) so cart paths only. Course does not drain that well. Traps were poor and sand was like wet concrete. Greens were horrible and heavily spotted with Bermuda as well as disease, couldn't find a true roll anywhere. Still charging $52 for bad golf in dead of winter, play somewhere else.
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  • 10/06/05 - MJS replied to "Course Conditions"

    For those visiting Charlotte this fall, please know that this summer's conditions were very hard on local area greens - very wet and humid early and very, very dry for an extended period only now starting to come back. My opinion on those asked about in earlier posts:

    Springfield - tough tough, forced carries and truly unique place - just now developing real estate on/around course. Play it now as it is one of the best premium courses in the area. I played last week and greens were so so - having just been punched and suffering a bit from the bad summer - great value durring the week and unique.

    Eagle Chase - kind of a long drive, I call this a bubba course. I mean it in a nice way - more like a muni look and feel it is low end but really good layout, not in great shape - almost like a mtn course with elevation change.

    Olde Sycamore - Probably best greens around right now - very playable and tough layout. typical Charlotte style course in a housing development.

    Regent Park - great layout and usually great shape - i have heard greens were lost earlier this year and have stayed away but will defer to earlier posters and go back on their rec.

    Waterford - in Rock Hill SC - 30 min from Charlotte. A gem, and a Hale Irwin Course very fun and some unique holes (#3 has you drive thru a "chute") Good shape

    Charlotte Golf Links - scottish style layout with lots of Gorse, bunkers and elevated greens - good shape and right off 485

    Stonebridge - good shape for the most part and forgiving layout

    Larkhaven is a muni that is not in the same tier as above but fun/fair and cheap

    Verdict Ridge is TIGHT and LOTS of houses but very nice and good shape last time I played

    My top 4:

    Waterford
    Olde Sycamore
    Springfield
    Charlotte Golf Links
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  • 08/12/05 - B-Man replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    Passed your note along to the course manager, Boyd Everling, and he gave me this very detailed response:

    "As of August 1st we have been giving discounts off of our full rates to every player when they come in and explaining that we have some thinning of the greens and that we have been quad-tining (using 1/4 tines) on the greens to get air and water to the roots. We also have been explaining that holes #2, #9, #13 were bad and that they should consider a mandatory 2-putt. On 8/6/05 our morning rates should have been $59 but we were charging $49 automatically.

    As of today, 8/12/05, our problems greens (2,9,13) are now 90%+ covered and playable. The other 15 greens are good except for some quad-tines still healing. Besides the greens, we have been told (and I agree) that our fairways are some of the best in the Carolina's.

    For anyone not familiar with our courses, the Carolina Trail courses have a central tee-time office in Chicago that takes tee-times on occasion. They will not mention course conditions or fee reductions because they do not know. If any golfer wants our course conditions or rates, please ask the operator to transfer them to the golf shop. We have been up front with every customer that we have talked to about this situation, with most saying that they appreciate our honesty. For anyone that has fallen through the cracks, we apologize, but we are doing everything that we can. Please be sure to ask for the "Golf Shop Staff" to answer any questions and there should not be any problems. Going forward, our greens are much improved but still have small quad-tine holes. From what our customers are telling us, our greens are the same as many in the area due to the tough summer stretch of weather. We should be much better in a couple weeks as long as we don't hit 100 degrees for an extended period of time again.

    What I would like to say is that our greens are just O.K. right now, but very playable. We have made it through the tough period and we are improving each day. We are still discounting through this weekend and may continue depending on the conditions. I would recommend that anyone wanting to play a great conditioned course immediately, call the Tradition at (704) 549-9779 which is a sister course of ours. The whole course is great and the A-4 greens are outstanding.

    I appreciate the opportunity to explain our situation.

    Professionally,

    Boyd Everling
    PGA Head Professional/GM
    Charlotte Golf Links"
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  • 08/12/05 - Jamie replied to "Charlotte Golf Links"

    Played on 8/6, and greens were having problems. Three were unplayable, and the other fifteen were a mixture of fair to poor. Very frustrating...particularly since the folks in the clubhouse never said anything about it when I made the tee time. A few minor glitches, well OK, I can understand not saying anything. But when most of the greens are trashed? That's what actually bothers me more than the lousy greens....it's called the "bait and switch" technique. I should not have to go through a phone interview with the greenskeeper to learn about major course issues!
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  • 07/09/05 - bigbadbob posted "Charlotte Golf Links"

    I really enjoy this course. It is in great shape. Though short it makes you pay if you try to stripe it and miss.
    The Course is in great shape, the staff is a pleasure and it is a real great price.
    Thanks to Bman for the time he puts into his site.
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6/15/24: Review by GinMillDJ

Tee boxes could use a little TLC. Fairways were in very good shape. Although we weren’t in a lot of bunkers, they were in good shape. Fluffy sand. Greens were recently sanded so they played pretty slow and a little bumpy. But not very many blemishes or dead spots. Friendly...

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