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Swing Into Summer Golf Tournament - Red Bridge, Pinehurst - June 20-26

By The B-Man on 6/19/20

This is an interesting concept for a golf tournament being played on multiple courses - including Red Bridge and Pinehurst Resort - on multiple days to give participants the flexibility to pick their course and day. Check it out: THREE RIVERS LAND TRUST SWING INTO SUMMER...

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River Oaks Golf Club


"Great course"

7/5/20: Review by sd84

I have not played this course in forever, back when there wasn't a clubhouse and they had a trailer. And the green on #1 was on the other side of the pond behind the present location of the green. It may have even been last century. I hadn't gone back because it wasn't in...

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 Charlotte Agenda. Check out my ranking of the top 10 courses in Charlotte that anyone can play. Updated May 2020.

Interview With Charlie Nance on "Taking Dead Aim"


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 Charlotte Agenda. My interview starts at the 28 minute mark.

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.

Charlotte GolfWeek Amateur Tour


GolfWeek Amateur Tour CharlotteThis 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 26th 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 closest to the pin and skins games.

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've just connected with this group (Dec 2019) and love the concept. I'll be playing more matches and events with this group in 2020.

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.

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.

GolfNow.com


GolfNow.comThis 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.



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Latest Review

River Oaks Golf Club


"Great course"

7/5/20: Review by sd84

I have not played this course in forever, back when there wasn't a clubhouse and they had a trailer. And the green on #1 was on the other side of the pond behind the present location of the green. It may have even been last century. I hadn't gone back because it wasn't in...

Latest Forum Post

Swing Into Summer Golf Tournament - Red Bridge, Pinehurst - June 20-26

By The B-Man on 6/19/20

This is an interesting concept for a golf tournament being played on multiple courses - including Red Bridge and Pinehurst Resort - on multiple days to give participants the flexibility to pick their course and day. Check it out: THREE RIVERS LAND TRUST SWING INTO SUMMER...

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