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Emerald Lake   gatlin at 6/30/05 8:28am
I played Emerald Lake yesterday for the first time several years. I was shocked that there was no mud on the tee boxes like there used to be. The course was in the best shape that I've ever seen it. The change around the 9th green to keep balls from rolling into the drink is a nice change.
Firethorne going private   The B-Man at 6/20/05 12:37pm
Saw an ad in the Observer last week saying Firethorne is going private in September. Only a few months left perhaps to play one of the nicer courses in the area.
Monroe   Jim at 6/18/05 8:56pm
Played at Monroe Golf Course today. Always in good shape but NOT now. Tee boxes had no grasss. Greens, which have always been excellent, are shot! They were hard as stone and were mostly dirt. What happened?
good deals   joe at 4/21/05 8:07pm
played sunset hills recently, i think it was in good shape for $26 on a sunday. also one of my favorites is green oaks in concord. always a deal at $20 during the week. greens are great now that aireafacation is over.
Pawtuckett Conditions   Soupy at 4/21/05 10:10am
Played Pawtuckett on 4/9. The practice green was unputtable and the driving range is permanently closed. The greens were a little rough but the fairways were in decent shape. I was not overly impressed, but hopefully conditions will improve with the warm weather.
Re: Used Clubs   Jim C at 4/9/05 5:48pm
Checkout Carolina Golf Manufacturing on Central Ave. John Gamble and Michael Kurilko are the best in town at fitting and finding the best clubs for a fair price.
Used Clubs   John Staley at 4/8/05 1:32pm
1st time here. Recently playing more and want to get better clubs. Any place to get Good Quality used clubs?
Want to join a league?   Patrick Vimislik at 3/30/05 8:46am
Greetings golfers. If you like playing golf with good people and like competition during the round then check out www.carolinagolfleague.com. The league travels to area courses every three to four weeks from April to November. All events take place on Saturday afternoons. Cash and prizes to be won. Please check out the website and if you have any questions please contact me or my partner Jeff Hollenbach at jeff@carolinagolfleague.com. Thanks for your time and may all your drives be long and straight!
Re: course off 485   TGreenway at 3/28/05 2:19pm
That would be the "Divide" course....part of the Carolina Trails group, and yes it's public. FYI, there are several good courses along that stretch...further down on Lawyers is Emerald Lake, about 2 - 3 miles past that is Charlotte Natl. Then just up 485 at exit 244 (hwy 218) is Olde Sycamore...semi private, good course, and further down 485 near Albemarle Rd exit you can see Larkhaven golf course.
course off 485   RandyMan at 3/25/05 8:55am
What is that course off of 485 at Lawyers road that you can see from the highway? Is it a public course?
Tega Cay   Dooner at 3/8/05 11:43am
If you haven't played it, do yourself a favor and drive down to Tega Cay. 27 holes in all, the best combination is the "carolina pines 9" and the "grande view 9." Grande View is the newest 9 and most mountainous. You'll pay more on a weekend, but its worth it. Look for cards being sold around town, I got two and burned through them a couple summers ago. Haven't been around town lately so if anyone has played it lately, let me know how it looks.
Rocky River   Mike at 3/4/05 10:09am
Not sure if anyone else has played here recently, but I played Rocky River last weekend and the greens were the fastest I've ever played. I couldn't get my speed right and was blowing putts way by the hole. However, if you can get your speed right, there aren't greens that will roll more true, and you could have a great round.
Re: fly bye 18   Jim C at 2/11/05 10:57pm
Check out Eagle Chase in Marshville. Great shape. Great challenge. Not too much of a detour on your way to Florence. Another great course is Cheraw State Park about 25 miles from Florence. Always in great shape. Both of these course are challenging at a very affordable price.
fly bye 18   Jeremy at 2/11/05 1:06pm
I am heading to Florence on Feb 17th and wanted to stop and play a quality affordable course in Charlotte. The harder the better. I am hoping to take some $ off my buddy before we get to florence. Can you help?
Re: ISO golf course   Jim at 2/2/05 11:54am
You decision might be based upon where you are staying while in Charlotte. There are great public courses for players of all levels across the metro area. East you may look at Charles T. Myers, Emerald Lake or Olde Sycamore. North try the Tradition. West you might check Paw Creek. And South, Fort Mill Golf Course is a good one. Have a great visit to Charlotte
Re: ISO golf course   JB at 1/30/05 12:25am
Crystal Creek in Pineville should be okay for you. Charles T. Myers is a city course and could be what your looking for. Enjoy Charlotte!!
ISO golf course   Adam at 1/18/05 7:57pm
I'm going to be in Charlotte next month (Feb) and want to take my brother-in-law out for 9. He is very much a beginner, so an executive course or something of that nature would fit us best. I'm scratch, so something with a few "neat" holes would make it more enjoyable. I live in Kansas City and have just started my research. The only one I've found thus far is Revolution Park. Any suggestions or comments are appreciated. Thanks in advance.
November   Don Raczka at 10/10/04 4:55pm
California guy coming into Charlotte and then onto Wilmington over Thanksgiving. What's the weather like about that time of year? do courses stay open? thanks.
Re: Conditions at springfield?   Billy at 10/8/04 1:21pm
My friend and I played it this past Tuesday and the greens were coming back, not all of the way, but definitely worth the price. The rest of the course was in typical top condition. Don't forget to check lastminutegolfer, Springfield is offering a $16 weekday, 9-hole rate with cart!

Re: Business golf   JB at 9/30/04 4:38am
Waterford Golf Club in Rock Hill (SC - just across state line) or Springfield in Fort Mill are great courses.
Re: Emerald Lake   dB at 9/26/04 8:27pm
Played there today (9/26/04); the greens were impeccable; tee boxes not too bad but a lot of moving around of the white tees; sometimes back with the blue tees and sometimes up with the red tees. Fairways were cut short and firm so a lot of bounce for your drive. Fairway lies were a bit too tight for me to make those occasional critical shots without sweating it. Overall, I was not disappointed with the course and would play there again an a discount coupon.
Conditions at springfield?   charlottegolfer at 9/23/04 10:59am
Does anyone know what the conditions of the greens are like at Springfield? I heard they were aerated a couple of weeks ago.
Business golf   Bruce at 9/16/04 10:10pm
I have a group of 4 coming into town in early October and have no idea where to play. I'm looking for a good test of golf and a course in very good condition in or close to Charlotte.
Warrior Golf in China Grove   Michael at 7/25/04 12:24am
I made the 30 minute drive to China Grove and it was well worth it. I teed off at 4:00 on a Saturday and it cost $25 with cart. I was able to play 18 and then another 7 holes before it became too dark. The course was in phenomenal shape, the holes were spaced out nicely and it borders a lake on several holes. The fairways were pretty wide, so the beginning/intermediate player can still have alot of fun here.

I read some descriptions about the course being very secluded. I would say those reviews need to be updated, as they are developing on portions of the course.

I played The Divide two weeks ago and this course was much nicer and in considerably better shape. I"ll be back at this course several times in the next month.

If you're willing to drive a little outside of Charlotte, its worth the trip... www.warriorgolf.com
Re: Emerald Lake   B-Man at 7/23/04 5:38pm
I've only played once back in May and it was fine. I usually check LMTT's course feedback board for recent updates: http://www.lastminutegolfer.com/MsgBoard/Graffiti.asp?BoardID=55.

I've played Emerald Lake several times a year for the past few years. I used to love it, then had a few bad experiences in a row -- where they had just aerated or were repairing tee boxes -- so I didn't play as much. Based on price and playability the course was a bit overrated. I play it every now and then just for variety, not because I love the course or the price point.

If you're in that area of town, Charlotte National is a better course in my opinion. Olde Sycamore is also nice, but more pricey. The Divide suffers from the same inconsistency of conditions / high price that Emerald Lake does.
Emerald Lake   Gatlin at 7/23/04 3:45pm
Can anyone comment on the condition of Emerald Lake? I used to play there frequently, but it has been several years since my last round. I've heard that the condition of the course has gotten pretty bad.
Re: Ravings   Jose Kuhn at 7/15/04 9:20am
Try Crowders Mountain. If I get there at 5:30 (June/July) I can play 18 and there are few people there.
Springfield - correction   Nial at 7/9/04 7:48pm
Meant to say Springfield was a little past Regent Park.
Crescent   Nial at 7/9/04 7:46pm
Another good course. Another long drive to get there but well worth it if you've never played it. IMHO the best greens around. Quick but honest, not excessivly slippery, well groomed, will hold an approach shot. Bunkers are deep, probably the deepest around but have good sand and are placed to come in play with bad shots (as should be). Staff (clubhouse and greens) were friendly but found the other golfers standoffish. Who knows why... Plan on going back one more time in a couple of weeks.
Area courses   Nial Williams at 7/9/04 7:35pm
GOT to play Springfield. Located a little past Waterford, this is one nice course. The clubhouse is a trailer (temporary) but the staff is friendly and knowledgable. Have seen wild turkeys the 2 times I've played it this yr. Each hole is seperate, no golfers coming the other way. Tees/fairways/greens & sand traps all good. They were surveying for 700(?) homes last time I was there so it'd be a good idea to play this course soon. Be advised - they have clocks every 4 holes or so to pace your play (4 1/2 hr round). Pay attention to the in-cart hole cards; they'll keep you out of trouble.


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