Golf-Related Website Links
Here's a 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 and there's a list of discount links at the bottom of the course detail page.
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.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.Charlotte egolf Amateur Tour
This a great local tour for individual competition. Plays regularly at many of the local courses listed here and some within an hour of the city. Entering its fourteenth season, the Amateur Tour conducts stroke-play golf tournaments for golfers of all ages and handicaps. Winners get trophies and gift certifcates. There are also prizes for long drive and closest to the pin.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.GolfHoles.com - Charlotte Course Directory
Offers prepaid vouchers (Paypal only) for discount rates at local course in the Carolinas. Includes course information and photo tours of many courses.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. Metrolina Golf Magazine
This local source for Charlotte 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.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.The First Tee of 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. Jay Reid School of Golf
Jay Reid is a PGA life member with over 30 years of teaching experience. He was with the Dana Rader Golf School for 15 years before opening his own in 2011. He offers lessons and clinics for golfers of all ages and skills at Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville. Jay was nice enough to give me a free lesson and has offered $20 off lessons and clinics to users of my site. Just mention that you found him on B-Man's Guide to Golf.
This site is sponsored by The Golf Channel and allows you to book tee times online for many local Charlotte courses. I haven't used this one yet but it does appear to offer some discounts for off-peak times. Most of the peak times are rack rate -- where you'd be better off calling in your own tee time and using a Clickit voucher. Worth a look if your time and course choice is flexible.FindaGolfer.com
This site is a good resource for finding golfers, games, tournaments and other like-minded enthusiasts here in Charlotte. The site organizes weekly matches and is now tracking scores & handicaps for regular players. Sign up and give it a try. Just be sure to come back here to post your course review after you play!
This online tee times site has good deals on several local courses. It even lets you book same-day, last minute tee times. Local courses include Emerald Lake, Eagle Chase, Renaissance Park, Charles T Myers and the Charles Sifford Course at Revolution Park. You can use the same site for tee times in other NC/SC cities and other states too.The Golf Course Guru - Tri-State Area Course Reviews
This is another local course guide with insightful reviews on where to play in the Tri-State area - New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The Guru also posts reviews for courses he plays around the country.Yahoo! Handicap Tracker
Free, easy-to-use tool to track your USGA Handicap Index. It's not "official" but it uses the correct USGA formula, taking into account the course's rating and slope. The site also allows to form your own private groups and keep track of your buddy's index as well.Golf Vacations in the Carolinas
B-Man's guide to golf vacations in North and South Carolina with links to some of the best package deals.Golfing with B-Man in the Carolinas
My old companion blog for the site. I used to post thoughts and comments about golf in the area and golf in general, but haven't in quite a while due to time constraints. I may eventually pick it up again.