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Re: sstclair@bellsouth.net   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?
sstclair@bellsouth.net   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.

Thanks again!
-dom
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?
http://www.worldamgolf.com/
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 @ cmgt@thebodylive.com 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
 Beverages
 Giveaways
 On Course Contests
 Awards and Prizes
 Silent Auction

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!

CY
Carolina Links   DrSchteeve at 3/15/14 12:36am
I responded to the idea that someone would make a killing buying the courses for the land. Did they? Will they? Who knows? Let's face it, Charlotte Golf Links won't be missed by many. Neither will the Divide if it happens there. Highland Creek, Tradition, Birkdale, even Waterford - those would be losses.
Jeff from Toronto   Fred C Dobbs at 3/14/14 9:43pm
We travel down from Oshawa every fall for 12 days of golf. Stay in Rock Hill. Search internet for Springfield, Fort Mill, Edge Water(a fantastic course) First two are very close to Regent Park and Edge Water is just down 77. You should check out Leroy Springs website, they two other courses as well. Don't hesitate to use the Senior tee boxes,the yardage is enough to make the game interesting especially if it's your first time this year swinging the clubs.
P.S. Stop by the Fort Mill American Legion if you play any of the Fort Mill area courses and enjoy their southern hospitality.


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