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ISlayMySelf’s Review of Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course on 7/3/15

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  • Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course

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    Date: 7/3/15 Fri Afternoon
    Overall Rating:

    "Worth playing"
    Conditions: Average - isolated issues
    Pace: 3 1/2 Hours
    Cost: $36
    Username: ISlayMySelf
    Profile: Frequent Golfer (about once a month)
    Handicap: 18.0
    Today's Score: 91
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    I haven’t had many opportunities to play Charlotte courses this year but I got a nice surprise with Renaissance this past Friday. I’m going to focus my review on the course condition because that is really all that matters when playing a muni course. They are repairing some fairways (#1 being the worst) for drainage I presume and their are some sod repairs on a few greens. Most shots will not be effected by the work and the sod looks like it is taking fine on the greens (will be seamless come fall). The tee boxes are in fine shape but not consistently level and the fairways are green with some fluff to hit off of. The traps are not white and fluffy but they are maintained and raked. Greens are cut a little high, play slow and are soft but that is most likely done intentionally to preserve them due to the recent heat wave. With the budget limitations of a muni course a lot of credit needs to be given to the superintendent and his staff. They have focused there efforts in the right places and it shows. I stopped playing here about 4 years ago because of the conditions and started going to Regent because of the location but no more. Only the sand traps and level tee boxes are better there. If you are like me and gave up on Renaissance then I suggest giving it a mulligan. I played for $36 last second on a Friday and it was great. Exactly what a muni course should be and with the work they are doing it will only be in better conditions for the future.

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