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"Great course"

7/17/24: Review by Hanson

Enjoyed my round of golf on 7/17/2024. Course condition was fantastic. The staff was warm and welcoming. My only minor complaint was the amount of ball marks on the greens. The greens would be perfect if everyone repaired their pitch marks. I look forward to playing again soon.

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    • #3833
      Mike

      Hello,

      I wanted to know about some of the clubs around me, specifically about practice facilities / range / chipping and putting areas. I also wanted to know about cost for the range. What courses would you list as beginner friendly in the area? A search of what is by me (excluding Ballantyne CC as it is $$$): Regent Park, Springfield, Carolina Lakes, Fort Mill. Can you suggest any of these?

      Thanks,
      Mike

    • #7841

      Any of the courses you listed have nice practice greens and it is free to putt! Chipping areas is a little more complicated. None are ideal but Springfield and Fort Mill are ok. Again, free to chip! If you are just banging balls I would suggest one of the places on South Blvd south of I-485. There are two places and they give you about 100 balls for $10 9also have cards that save $$), but there putting/chipping areas not that great.

      Of the four you listed I would say none are overly “beginner” friendly. All have challenges and can cost a lot depending on what day of the week you play and your age. I would check out some of the Radcliffe courses. They are not as nice but can get some good deals at certain times and are pretty beginner friendly (that is where I start! ed). I would also suggest Charlotte National. Very wide open and good for beginners if you play the right tee (gold). Charlotte National is much better than Radcliffe courses, has some reasonable rates in the afternoons, and has friendly staff and golfers who don’t mind playing with beginners.

      Finally, your first step should be to find a good pro to give you lessons. It will eliminate a lot of the upfront frustration and make the game a whole lot better. don’t invest in nice, shiny clubs, invest in lessons!

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7/17/24: Review by Hanson

Enjoyed my round of golf on 7/17/2024. Course condition was fantastic. The staff was warm and welcoming. My only minor complaint was the amount of ball marks on the greens. The greens would be perfect if everyone repaired their pitch marks. I look forward to playing again soon.

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