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|Re: Fox Den||Scott at 1/11/14 9:10am|
|Verdict Ridge is already in the rotation. I am looking for another course to pair with it. Need a place for a Saturday morning round and heard Glen Oaks has a dogfight each Saturday which would impact us. Rocky River? Looks like my final choice list is Rocky River and Fox Den. Staying off exit 36 on the lake, and willing to drive 30-40 minutes or so......any other options? How bad is Mallard Head???|
|Re: Fox Den||MadMax2013 at 1/10/14 9:19pm|
|Bermuda greens will be anything but perfect in NC in April. Bermuda will either still be dormant or just coming out of dormancy. I agree that all three of these courses are good tracks and you can't go wrong with any of the three, but bent greens should be better than Bermuda this time of year assuming no maintenance issues. Bermuda is better than bent in the summer but I would rather play bent greens the rest of the year.|
|Fox Den||DrSchteeve at 1/10/14 8:07pm|
|In the same area as Fox Den, Verdict Ridge is an infinitely better track, better conditioned, Bermuda greens that will be perfect. Glen Oaks is another close track, usually in great shape though not Bermuda greens. Fox Den is a distant third behind these, though not a bad place to play.|
|Fox Den??||Scott at 1/10/14 4:52pm|
|Anybody recommend Fox Den for a 20 man golf outing in April? Really just looking for a course in good shape that time of year. A little worried about aeration since they have bent greens. Out of town guests- so clueless on this course.
|Re: Golf Leagues||panthersfann55 at 12/29/13 9:14pm|
|clickit.com has leagues throughout the year at a lot of the courses on their page. sign up and show up win points for prizes.
|5-some||DrSchteeve at 12/29/13 5:24pm|
|We hope not. Just kidding - sort of. If you play as a 5-some, please be cognizant of pace, and keep up with the group ahead. If you can keep up, no harm. If you can't keep up, then you are creating a roadblock that others have to play through (and you should let them) or behind (you should be shot - just kidding, sort of). That said, some courses will let 5-somes play, depending on day of the week and time of day. I've seen this at Olde Sycamore, Charotte National, Eagle Chase, and Edgewater.|
|Fivesome||Josh at 12/29/13 1:58pm|
|Are there any nice public courses in Charlotte that allow 5 players?|
|Golf Leagues||CY at 12/28/13 5:34pm|
I'm new to Charlotte. I'm looking for some competitive (preferably flighted) golf leagues. Any suggestions?
The location doesn't so much matter right now. I haven't found a place to settle yet. For now, I'm staying in Downtown Charlotte, but... travel isn't an issue. Just looking for a nice course and some fun golfers.
|Carolina Trail||DrSchteeve at 12/14/13 5:27pm|
|Value in the land...that is so 1995.|
|Re: Carolina Trail||Wally at 12/10/13 11:04pm|
|The value isn't in the golf courses, its in the land. You can buy The Tradition for pennies on the dollar and build houses. Sell the land to a developer and make a killing....|
|Re: Carolina Trail||Wulfpack at 12/10/13 6:16pm|
|I agree with our resident expert, Dr. Schteeve.|
|Carolina Trail||DrSchteeve at 12/10/13 5:54pm|
|Who wants to buy a golf course in this crowded market and still sluggish economy? I don't think Skybrook has sold yet, and it's been several months. Not sure why Silverstein thinks these courses will sell quickly (probably just more bluff and bluster).|
|Re: Carolina Trail||The B-Man at 12/10/13 2:28pm|
|Here's the latest, with quotes from Silverstein:
Carolina Trail golf courses headed into foreclosure, owner says
|Re: Carolina Trail||Titleist702 at 11/25/13 8:17am|
|I've heard from a reliable source that Silverstein does not. The bank took the properties and Traditional is in place to ready the courses for sale.|
|Re: Carolina Trail||The B-Man at 11/22/13 10:28am|
|I received a clarification from a reliable source. The information about the new management company is correct, but Jeff Silverstein still owns the courses.|
|Carolina Trail||layitdown at 11/21/13 10:41am|
|The balance of the Trail Courses which include Birkdale, Highland Creek, Tradition, The Divide, and Waterford are under the management of Traditional Golf Management effective 11/18/13. Looks like the Charlotte market is finally rid of Jeff Silverstein. The guy deserves leg irons and an orange jumpsuit. His absence should bode well for public golf in Charlotte.|
|Kannapolis Golf||BetterThanMost at 10/23/13 3:12pm|
|You might also want to take a look at Crescent in Salisbury.|
|Re: Kannapolis area golf||izzyf150 at 10/21/13 7:14pm|
|If you know what day you are going to be playing on. Try doing the member for a day deal at Irish Creek. Basically you show up and golf just like you would at any course. There is no pressure to sell you a membership or asking for your contact information or any of that stuff. Just show up and golf at your tee time that the guy will make for you via email. (You and however many, up to a foursome) Last time I did it, it was $40. Private course in great shape and no houses that you have to worry about hitting anyway.
|Re: Fall Golf||4putts at 10/18/13 10:40am|
|Try Warrior in China Grove; it's close and very nice|
|Cleghorn plantation closure||Ken at 10/17/13 10:25pm|
|Garrett, regarding Cleghorn Plantation in Rutherfordton, NC, the course is going to re-open in the Spring, 2014. I will forward details in the next few weeks. Thanks.|
|Re: Fall Golf||Jason at 10/17/13 6:59pm|
|Played that one too ! Very nice . Thanks
|Fall Golf||Fred C Dobbs at 10/17/13 6:17pm|
|Try Verdict Ridge, it's close to Lake Norman and I 77|
|Kannapolis area golf||Jason at 10/17/13 2:10pm|
|From Massachusetts and visit family every Thanksgiving and always get a few rounds in. Have played a few courses- Red Bridge, Birkdale, Tradition, Warrior, and Rocky River. Looking for a great course that doesn't have houses surrounding every hole. Is there one in close proximity of Kannapolis? I absolutely love Rocky River and feel it by far the best course that i have played in NC. Hands down best greens and always a challenge from the tips. Any other ideas for our trip down your way in a few weeks. Thanks
|Thank you||Terry Jackson at 10/16/13 9:43pm|
To all the staff at Rocky River, Fort Mill, Lancaster, Chester, Springfield and Edge Water golf courses for making our golf visit to the Rock Hill and Fort Mill area an enjoyable one.
And most of all, a sincere thank you, to the countless people of North and South Carolina who extended the southern hospitality to us during our golf trip.
See you all again next fall.
Cheers from Canada
|golf nov 4||MadMax2013 at 10/16/13 1:25pm|
|Try Glen Oaks, Lincoln, or Deerbrook. All about 45 minutes or so from airport.|
|golf nov 4||peter at 10/16/13 8:14am|
|looking for a budget course not too far from the airport for last round of 5 day golf trip....looking at rennaisance, birkdale, regent park. any suggestions or comments on conditions? thx Peter|
|Re: Where to play||Wulfpack at 10/3/13 8:59pm|
|I would definitely go with Verdict Ridge. Glen Oaks is a great course close by. Red Bridge is a beauty as well but a hike from the lake. Fox Den is not in the same class as those three.|
|rock barn||panthersfann55 at 10/3/13 6:29pm|
|Check in with rock barn. They closed down this past summer due to what happened in July with all the rain.|
|Top 5 for conditions||DrSchteeve at 10/3/13 11:28am|
|1) Verdict Ridge
2) Red Bridge
3) Rocky River
4) Glen Oaks
Rock Barn (north) and Edgewater (south) deserve a mention.
|Re: Where to play||2puttagain at 10/3/13 9:39am|
|I would play Verdict Ridge always in great shape
If you are in Mooresville... Rock Barn is not too far away and they have two courses for your 36 holes on the second day