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Birkdale Golf Club


"Below average"

12/4/22: Review by Hunter

I heard they are closing for 8 months for a sewer project, hopefully they use that time to fix the issues. The greens are newer Bermuda and were fine (but fast and hard, I like those, some may not). None of the bunkers were playable. Full of mud/water etc. To be fair they...

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Links to Other Charlotte Area Golf Resources

Here’s a handy list of sites that The B-Man uses frequently. If you are looking for course-related web sites, go to the course information page. The official web site is listed under the course address.

Top 10 Best Public Golf Courses in Charlotte


This is an article I author and update each year for Axios Charlotte (formerly Charlotte Agenda). Check out my ranking of the top 10 courses in Charlotte that anyone can play. Updated May 2022.

Top 10 Country Clubs in Charlotte


Similar to my article, this is one that Axios Charlotte did for private clubs in the area. This is a handy reference if you’re looking for a private club to join. Last updated Sept 2019.

B-Man on Instagram


Follow me on Instagram (@charlottegolfer) and get the pictures to go with my reviews and all my golf adventures. Tag me with your photos and I will repost them.

B-Man on Twitter


Follow me on Twitter (@charlottegolfer) for the latest news and updates as well as interesting tidbits and retweets about all things golf around Charlotte.

B-Man’s Guide to Golf on Facebook


If Facebook is where you get updates the quickest, then follow me there. Everything I post on Twitter goes to Facebook as well and you can easily comment and share with your FB friends.

Interview With Charlie Nance on “Taking Dead Aim”


This is the 2022 edition of my annual chat with Charlie Nance of the “Taking Dead Aim” podcast for 103.7FM. We discuss my Top 10 Best Public Golf Courses list for Axios Charlotte. Click here to listen to the episode about my 2020 list (my interview starts at the 28 minute mark).

TripCaddie


TripCaddie - Buddy Golf Trips Done Right!I am the IT and Social Media Marketing lead for TripCaddie – the buddy golf trip experts. You’ll see me on their Instagram leading Ready-Made Golf Trips and Golf Trip Scouting Missions to the top bucket list golf resort destinations in the U.S. and abroad.

Homestretch Golf


Homestretch GolfI’ve been working with Homestretch Golf since 2020, promoting their paperless pre-round pari-mutuels and wagering software for clubs and tournaments. If you are a club pro or a tournament organizer, check out their solution for running Win-Place-Show type competitions where participants can easily make wagers and see LIVE odds on their phone.

TheGrint Tour


TheGrint TourTheGrint Tour is a PGA-style amateur golf tour in 18 cities across North America. Players of all skill levels can compete in local tournaments against other amateur golfers for cash prizes, skins and the season-long points race trophy. The North Carolina Tour is run by Michael Hawkins and hosts over a dozen events within an hour or two of Charlotte. I’ve been playing on the tour since 2021.

The BAG Tour


Below Average Golf - The BAG TourThe Below Average Golf Association brings players that like competitive matches together with golf brands and sponsors who want to get their names and products more exposure. I connected with this group a few years ago and love the concept. Andy Keene has grown it since then and now runs regular events a couple of times a month. Buca Belts has sponsored me on this tour and I now own almost 20 of their belts!

Leatherman Golf Learning Center


A great place to practice all parts of your game. They have dozens of artificial tee mats as well as a traditional grass tee area. The soft mats feel like solid turf, don’t mark up your clubs and they accommodate regular golf tees. There’s also a great chipping green with a sand bunker. Buckets start at $6 for 45 balls and they offer memberships, lessons and group outings. Inside the well-stocked pro shop, you can also get a few cold ones to drink while you practice. And if you sign up on their web site, you can get an email discount for a free small bucket right off the bat.

The First Tee of Greater Charlotte


This local chapter of the First Tee non-profit organization has as its mission: To impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. The programs are specifically targeted at youth aged 9-18 years old. Revolution Park now provides host facilities for the program.

Carolinas Golf Association


*The* association for amateur golfers in NC and SC. Regularly hosts large tournament events in different formats for amateurs at all levels at courses throughout the Carolinas, including season-ending championships on Tour-quality venues such as Pinehurst resort.

The Effortless Golf Center


Formerly The Golf Depot — another great practice facility similar to Leatherman’s. I haven’t tried this one yet, but the website offers lessons from a 25 year teaching professional named Bruce Parker.

Metrolina Golf Magazine


This local source for Carolinas region golf information has been published monthly for over 20 years. Good coverage of local amateur tours and pros.

Carolina Golf Journal


This is another great local golf publication covering the amateur tours, local pros’ golf tips, equipment reviews, and a comprehensive schedule of local charity tournaments.

GolfHoles.com – Charlotte Course Directory


GolfHoles.comOffers prepaid vouchers (Paypal only) for discount rates at local course in the Carolinas. Includes course information and photo tours of many courses.



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"Below average"

12/4/22: Review by Hunter

I heard they are closing for 8 months for a sewer project, hopefully they use that time to fix the issues. The greens are newer Bermuda and were fine (but fast and hard, I like those, some may not). None of the bunkers were playable. Full of mud/water etc. To be fair they...

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Reply To: Latest Newsletter Issue is Out!

By B-Man on 11/17/22

The November issue of my email newsletter went out today. Sign up if you haven't already and go check out this report on winter golf in Charlotte, the new Toptracer range at The Divide, my 2-month epic golf odyssey and the latest course reviews from around Charlotte. I...

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