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"Great course"

5/25/22: Review by aimtobreak80

Background: First time in 5 years posting a review; 6 month's since playing following a year of health issues; and 3 years since last (recorded) play at Skybrook. Observations: Addition of two, new restrooms on the course is a BIG improvement; trap's and bunker's conditions...

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    • #2903
      J.D.

      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.

    • #6719
      J.D.

      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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"Great course"

5/25/22: Review by aimtobreak80

Background: First time in 5 years posting a review; 6 month's since playing following a year of health issues; and 3 years since last (recorded) play at Skybrook. Observations: Addition of two, new restrooms on the course is a BIG improvement; trap's and bunker's conditions...

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