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|Cleghorn Plantation Conditions||MGOBLUE at 4/28/14 12:12pm|
|Played this course for the first time yesterday. Liked the layout of the back 9 better than the front. The fairways were a little rough, no pun intended but the greens were basically unplayable. Not sure what is going on there but it appeared they had been aerated and top dressed with too much sand. My son and I didn't even try to put after a few holes. There also appears to be some other type of grass or weed growing on them in many spots. The staff was very friendly and for $35 for a Sunday morning tee time and a free sleeve of Titleist golf ballsfor booking on line the price was great. I may be back if the conditions improve dramatically.|
|Statement from the new owners of the CT courses||The B-Man at 4/26/14 11:57pm|
|In case you are not on Clickit's mailing list, they sent out this statement from the new management company of the Carolina Trail courses. I'm not sure why it doesn't mention Waterford. We already know Charlotte Golf Links is closed for good and Skybrook has got a new owner.
"As you have probably heard, a foreclosure process was recently completed with respect to Birkdale Golf Club, The Divide Golf Club, Highland Creek Golf Club and Tradition Golf Club. As a result of that process, effective April 8, 2014, Romspen Birkdale LLC / Romspen Divide LLC / Romspen Highland Creek LLC / Romspen, The Tradition LLC is now the owner of the respective courses.
The new owners are committed to returning the golf courses to their r! ightful place as some of the best daily fee facilities in the Charlotte area and have retained the services of Traditional Golf Management to operate the day to day business. We understand that this has been a very volatile environment and we are confident that the new ownership and management will provide the much needed stability that these clubs need. We are currently working on both operating and capital plans that will allow us to show continuous improvement in the facilities and service levels at the clubs.
New membership programs are in place and special considerations are being given to those that held memberships under the previous ownership. Please contact the respective golf club for more information on the membership details (including the revised pricing for weekday sports members).
We are excited to begin the process of restoring these courses to the quality that was enjoyed years ago. We look forward to earn! ing back your business and seeing you on the golf course."%3! Cbr />
-Traditional Golf Management
|Re: firstname.lastname@example.org||Steve at 4/26/14 6:55am|
|I am not a frequent visitor to this website but when I did visit I always enjoyed your posts. Enjoy the southwest!|
|Condition of Cleghorn||HittOD at 4/23/14 11:36am|
|I see a deal on GolfNow Dealcaddy for Cleghorn in Rutherfordton. I know this course is out of the Charlotte area, but I thought somebody on this list might have some information regarding Cleghorn. The deal is $28 for one round with a free replay on same day, and range balls, through May 31, 14. It states that Cleghorn was closed for a while and reopened on March 1. I've never played there. It sounds like they've had some problems. Does anyone know about the general condition of this course?|
|email@example.com||DrSchteeve at 4/21/14 11:15pm|
|Well, it's been a great time playing Charlotte golf for the past 20 years, but it is time to move. Heading for Scottsdale, Az, which should be fun. Leaving in July, so I will spend my last 3 months playing as many times as possible at Eagle Chase, Red Bridge, Olde Sycamore and Verdict Ridge (with at least one trip to Edgewater). Thanks to the B-Man for a great site that has helped me play the best courses in the best conditions.|
|Rock Barn Not on Course List?||Bogeybryan at 4/19/14 12:12pm|
|Why is the best club in northern Charlotte region not listed. Beautiful facility with two great courses and excellent staff.|
|Re: Carolina Trail Has New Owner||4Putts at 4/13/14 5:08am|
|It seems like 'occupying' the Tradition's driveway won't generate a large amount of sympathy amongst the non-golfing public. Fact is that these guys made a contractual agreement with an entity that no longer legally exists. No doubt it sucks but what is happening here is nothing new when a bankruptcy occurs. Legally... I believe the technical term is S.O.L.
Hopefully, the new owners are smart & savvy businesspeople who will figure out some way to lessen the pain but they are not obligated to do so. As always, Caveat Emptor...
|Re: Carolina Trail Has New Owner||The B-Man at 4/11/14 2:17pm|
|Check out what these Carolina Trail members did today at The Tradition:
Golfers protest Carolina Trail membership loss
Good for them.
|Aeration||slowmofo at 4/10/14 4:18pm|
|FYI it looks like Fox den aerated a week and a half ago. Still a little bumpy. It's that time of year for aeration so if you know anything please post!|
|Carolina Trails Courses||Fred C Dobbs at 4/9/14 11:11am|
|Romspen is one of the largest non-bank industrial and commercial mortgage lenders in Canada. You'll probably never see them as owners. They more than likely picked up the bankruptcy option as an investment only.|
|Re: Carolina Trail Has New Owner||pmatt at 4/9/14 10:05am|
|Would be nice for the new owner to give something to Gift of Golf coupon-holders. Like give them the greens fee and have them pay for the cart. Builds good will as they try to bring golfers back to those decrepit courses. Those coupons will be gone soon enough and they'll have kept the players' loyalty.|
|Carolina Trail Has New Owner||Wulfpack at 4/8/14 10:00pm|
|A Canadian lender has taken ownership of four Charlotte-area golf courses that were part of the troubled Carolina Trail group, according to letters from the company.
After the foreclosure process, Toronto-based Romspen is the new owner of the Birkdale, Highland Creek, The Divide and The Tradition golf clubs, the letters say. The new ownership is effective as of Tuesday.
Carolina Trail golf courses have new owner
|Sunset Hills||panthersfann55 at 4/8/14 7:39pm|
|This course isn't listed and I only played it because it was a buddy's first time out this year. 3 star course nothing more nothing less. Greens were bumpy, bunkers had sand and were raked. It's a good short course if you are getting the rust out but other then that consistency isn't there. Paid $24 on clickit.|
|Re: Memberships||Dom at 4/7/14 9:00pm|
|Matthews off 51. I don't want to join a private course just looking for more a loyalty card i guess you could say....|
|Carolina Trail||teetime at 4/7/14 6:11pm|
|I have read about the positive changes at Skybrook, but does anyone know what is going on with the other courses owned by the Carolina Trail? I am knew to the area and looking for some insight.|
|Skybrook - Troon Golf||DrSchteeve at 4/7/14 3:14pm|
|When you look at the Troon Golf website - especially the list of courses they manage - it's hard to imagine this being anything other than a great thing for Skybrook. Yes, the prices will probably go up, but so should the quality of the course. It might be nice to have another higher end course in Charlotte.|
|Re: Memberships||OnePutt at 4/7/14 11:30am|
|What part of Charlotte do you live? Lots of options depending on location and your budget.|
|Re: Skybrook under new management again||Avidgolfer at 4/7/14 11:26am|
|CGL closed because the landowner wants to redevelop the land. Casper was hired by the receiver and the new owner probably just elected to hire a different manager.|
|Re: Skybrook under new management again||Better Than Most at 4/6/14 6:56pm|
|Not a good sign that Skybrook is changing management companies again so soon. With this and CGL sudden closing, I wonder if this is an indication of instability at Billy Casper Golf, or were the situations at those two courses so untenable that BCG made the decision to get out while they were still ahead.|
|Memberships||Dominic at 4/5/14 5:56pm|
|Im looking for a memebership at a decent price and a decent course or if anyone knows of a place that might be reasonable? Thanks for all your help. Also if anyone knows of a league that has a opening i am looking to join also.
|Skybrook under new management again||tobacco_rd77 at 4/1/14 8:24pm|
|Just found out that Troon Golf is taking over management of Skybrook. Hope the course continues to go in the right direction. Wonder how that will affect memberships?|
|Re: World-AM in Myrtle Beach||Don at 3/31/14 8:38pm|
|I have never played but I have a friend who has played the past few years. He loves it. Nice courses and great parties each night. Some people take it a little too seriously but he said most people are really friendly and out there to. Have a good time.|
|World-AM in Myrtle Beach||Lee Philips at 3/27/14 9:38am|
|I have been thinking of playing in the WorldAM in Myrtle Beach this summer, any here ever participated?
|Charlotte Golf Links||DrSchteeve at 3/24/14 1:30pm|
|See the article on Charlotte Golf Links in the Course Review section. So, since the land Carolina Links was on wasn't part of the auction, ultimately the course wasn't foreclosed on because of the value of the real estate. So much for that theory...|
|Benefit Golf Torunament Regent||Dennis Bivins at 3/22/14 9:58am|
| @ Regent Park Golf Club to support Cuba
APRIL 26th, 2014 Event includes one round of golf, lunch, and multiple chances for prizes. MULTIPLE PRIZES awarded for “closest to the pin” (4), “longest drive holes” (2) ONE $10,000.00 hole in one prize Contact www.thebodylive.com for payment $75.00 per golfer TEAM cost $300.00 All holes must be played from the WHITE tees. MUST PREREGISTER BY APRIL 13TH
Pre-pay before April 18th by paying on line at our secure PayPal account or mail to 2115 Ebenezer Road Rock Hill, SC 29730. The last day for registration is April 18th.
Vendors who wish to donate contact Dennis Bivins @ firstname.lastname@example.org 8034126274
Or James Esskew @ 7043228336
|Jeff from Toronto||Fred C Dobbs at 3/19/14 8:36pm|
|Jeff, I got your email. Make up a list of questions and such. I'll try and help you out. We've been golfing in the Rock Hill area for 6 years. Gave up the trek to Myrtle Beach, found the golf cheaper and courses just as enjoyable.|
|Re: Jeff from Toronto||Toronto Jeff at 3/19/14 5:08pm|
|Fred C Dobbs from Oshawa. Can I speak with you about this?|
|Charity Golf Tournament - April 6th at Ballantyne||The B-Man at 3/18/14 6:32am|
|Primrose School of Lake Wylie at Steele Creek is holding its Inaugural Golf Outing with the proceeds to Benefit Barium Springs Home for Children and March of Dimes.
Where: The Golf Club at Ballantyne
When: Sunday, April 6th, 2014
12:00 Registration, Range and Lunch
1:30pm Shotgun Start for Golf Tournament
Event Format: 4 person scramble
Cost: $125 per player, $500 per foursome includes:
Lunch and Dinner
On Course Contests
Awards and Prizes
Sign up online or here:
Primrose School of Lake Wylie at Steele Creek
3960 West Arrowood Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28273
or call (704) 926-4955
DEADLINE IS MARCH 21st, 2014
|Re: Course Name...||panthersfann55 at 3/17/14 8:28am|
|Its Dr Sifford (link on bman) its an executive 9 hole course off remount rd. One of the older public courses in charlotte that went through a lot of renovations a few years ago. its part of the ratcliff group. If you travel a lot between the 3 states check out clickitgolf.com for deals as it will give you the most extensive network as well as deals to most public courses. Olde Beau is one i want to try off 77 north of statesville.|
|Course Name...||CY at 3/16/14 9:37pm|
|Hey all... I'm new to Charlotte (just moved from New Jersey to Rock Hill in February). I cover a large territory in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia for work and get to pass a lot of nice looking courses in my travel.
Anyway... on my way home almost every day, I pass a course located just off 77 South... somewhere between Exit 9 and Exit 3. The rough is all browned up, but the fairways and greens are... well... REALLY green.
Anybody know the name of the course and why the course looks so green? I know that courses will sometimes paint greens, but... never heard of painting the fairways.
Thanks for your help!