Stopped by Charlotte National late Tuesday (5pm) to get in a practice session but figured it would be empty enough to play 18. The pro shop guy only charged me the 9 hole rate thinking I might not be able to get 18 in. I breezed thru 18 in 2.5 hours. At Charlotte National, you get more than you pay for so it’s good deal — especially when you get this kind of super twilight rate. The greens are typically maintained fairly well so they will have good speed and generally roll true. That’s still the case. No issues on the greens at all. The aesthetics of the course, however, are where this course is usually lacking and sometimes that spills into the category of poor maintenance. Perhaps the money spent on the new clubhouse (the old trailer clubhouse is gone now btw) took some funds away from keeping the fairways and green fringes weed-free and lush — the fairway on #4 was pretty bare and splotchy, very little grass — or keeping the bunkers clear of standing water — the bunker on #12 had several inches of standing water, yet we’ve had at least 2 completely dry days recently. The issues affecting play are sparse but the overall feel of the course (pasture-like comes to mind) takes away from its appeal for me. As a comparison, Eagle Chase sometimes gives me this same vibe, but generally is kept in better overall shape. Still, I like the layout at Charlotte National, the course is 5 minutes from my house, it’s inexpensive and the staff is friendly. So when I’m in more of a laid-back or practice round type of mood, I will play here. If I want a more refined experience or competitive round, I’d probably play Olde Sycamore or Red Bridge.