I like Charlotte National. Usually in good shape and always a reasonable price. Sure, you see things here that you don’t see at other courses (dress code includes boots and overalls) but I think that is part of why I like it.
The course has bent greens so I had pretty low expectations. The practice green was in excellent shape. Most of the greens were good but a handful were having real problems. (#15 comes to mind) It looks like they are doing what they can to nurse them back but it is tough. I guess my 4 star rating is relative to the other bent greens I have seen recently.
Fairways and tee boxes were a little long and hairy – I suppose to try to protect the turf during the hot and dry conditions. Traps were not maintained on the front nine but I noticed maintenance working on the back nine bunkers.