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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    9/21/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Average"
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    I played this course on a Monday in September, it was sunny and about 70 degrees but a very strong & gusty wind, maybe 20 to 25 mph. I had never played this course before so that certainly impacted conditions of play and my experience overall. I would say, the front nine on this course is much better than the back nine. The back has many holes with blind shots, extreme dog legs, many berms with rolling hills and fairway and green side bunkers that are not easily visible and can make it difficult playing the first time. In general the course is OK. The tee boxes and fairways are good. There are some narrow fairways on many holes where you are heavily penalized and risk going into the high rough on fairway lined creeks. The greens were mixed, OK on some holes but on most of them pock marked with un-repaired ball marks. The pace of play was good on a Monday afternoon, I was playing solo and had a twosome in front of me and a solo in back of me. I was able to play 18 holes in about 3 hours. The toughest hole is the Par 5, 18th that plays 460 yards but you have water at about the 150 yard mark which is a challenge. The Staff is nice, the gas carts were clean and in good order. Visually, it's nice with ponds, creeks and branches running throughout. The cart paths wind through the housing area, I crossed under 3 tunnels where the road goes over. When you come off the 17th green and drive the cart path you come to a large lake and the road forks. There is no sign. There was a nice man walking his dog and he said "the 18th tee is that way'. Otherwise I would have had no idea I needed to go left. It's a decent value overall I would say. I got the GolfNow discount at $38 bucks. It's about 45 minutes from my house in Fort Mill, SC so it wasn't really an exceptional enough experience to make me feel as though I would want to play it again as there are too many better choices that are much closer to where I live.

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  • Springfield Golf Club

    9/15/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Great course"
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    I have been reading for about 2 weeks about how good of a condition this course is in so today, I had to find out for myself. A 1230p tee time on a Tuesday with a clear blue sky and about 75 degrees, it was just perfect. The course is playing incredibly! The tee boxes, the fairways and the greens are all in excellent condition. I really like this course and the way it plays, you know when a course suits your eye and this is it fo me. There are some acute doglegs that challenge you to place your tee shot just so. Many holes will challenge you to place your second shot just so to approach the green. I think my favorite holes are all the Par 3's. All with elevated greens, green side bunkers and visually beautiful. The Staff here is fantastic! Dan the starter is a great guy who knows the course well and is willing to give you the local knowledge. There is a driving range, practice putt and chipping area as well. The carts are all clean and in good repair. All in all just a fantastic experience for a public course which I would highly recommend.

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  • The Divide Golf Club

    9/15/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Got my first chance to play the new Diamond Zoysia greens at The Divide, the closest course to my house and one I've been waiting for its return to glory. This is a good start. The new greens are soft and they can't cut em really yet. So they were expectedly slow, but fairly smooth on the roll. It was difficult to get the putts to the hole no matter how much you tell yourself to hit em hard. It will likely be a few more weeks before they are able to keep them lower and faster, but I can certainly see the potential. And they beat the heck out of late summer bent grass you are seeing at Olde Sycamore and Carolina Lakes right now, to name a couple. The rest of the course was in really good shape, as you would expect for a month of no play. The tees and fairways are about as good as they get here. The bunker work over the past week was well done. So they were all very playable. Several greens have very wet, muddy entrances or surrounds -- so you will get no run up and likely some plugged lies. This affects play on #3, #4, #12 and #16 in particular. Speaking of #16, this is one of my least favorite golf holes in all of Charlotte and unfortunately today the Blue tees were all the way back and set on the left side of the tee box. That gives left-to-right drivers like me no chance on this hole. I had a +7 round going until a triple on this hole derailed me. I did nearly ace #17 though for a bounce back birdie. All in all it was a good round and the course is very playable now. By next month, I am sure the greens will be very good. And then this course should make its way back on my playlist. A couple of other notes - the practice green is not open yet -- they are giving it a few more days to grow in. Also the rate for a weekday afternoon is a bit pricey ($44) for now. Once the greens have grown in to the point they can cut em fast, then I'd say fair price. And lastly... there are still no Gold tees?!? I've mentioned this several times and haven't gotten an answer yet. This meant that the Blue tees I normally play were sometimes back on the Gold tee box (today this happened on #1, #3, #9, #12, #14, and #16). The course is already fairly long from the Blues and this made it play over 6600 yards. I'll try to find out what the deal is on tee boxes. If you play The Divide over the next month, please post a review so I can keep track of its progress.

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  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    9/11/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Great course"
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    A beautiful Friday in Carolina today and all golfers should be out playing. I got a GolfNow discount of $58 bucks & got paired up with Nick & Mason from Indian Trail for a 12noon tee time. I've played this course three times in the last 2 years & today it played the best of all. The Greens are in fantastic condition, rolling true, well manicured and just pristine. The Tee boxes and Fairways all in excellent condition. This course plays beautifully. The Fairways are open, there is some water but not a lot. There are several holes with green side bunkers but not intrusive to the greens. Just a great all around experience today and I highly recommend this course, especially if you can get a GolfNow discount.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    9/10/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Average"
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    Arnie would probably not be real happy with the condition of his course today. I was able to snag a $35 deal with the GolfNow app and got on for a 130p tee time. I got paired with a guy named Clint who had just retired and moved from California to Denver NC. He had played before & we're about the same age so it worked out good. He was able to offer some guidance on how the course plays. I'm sure when this course was first built in 1997 it was considered a premiere course. Not so much today as the years have not been kind. The tee boxes are good, the fairways are good but the greens were in very poor condition. There were bare spots, un-repaired divots and ragged patches. The front nine was much worse than the back. I really didn't care for the layout and design of this course. Way too many green side bunkers and the green design and pin placement made it very difficult at times. The are observing COVID guidelines. The Staff was nice, the Starter was great, the check-in was smooth and easy and the facilities seemed OK. There is a driving range and a small practice putting green area. The carts were clean and in good condition. On one of the holes on the front nine, balls that are hit from the driving range and are off-line come into the fairway which is very frustrating. I doubt I play this course again. I was disappointed since I had heard so many great things about the course when it first opened.

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  • Waterford Golf Club

    9/8/20 - Review by Jonny

    "Worth playing"
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    I've been taking lessons from Brent who is the Pro here. This course was designed by Hale Irwin and was recently purchased by David Tepper, owner of the Carolina Panthers. Today, I was able to use my GolfNow discount app for a $35 afternoon tee time. It was so smooth and easy, I just gave my name and the tee time and he confirmed the time and that it was pre-paid. The course is better than average. The fairways are in excellent condition as are most of the greens. There were several tee boxes that were a little ragged. I really like the way the course played. The fairways are wide open and there is very little water that comes into play. There is a driving range on-site as well as a putting area. A little interesting that there are no holes on the practice putting surface, they use markers with weighted bottoms that you can move around on the putting surface. The carts were clean and worked well and there is plenty of parking. It will be interesting to see what Mr Tepper does if anything to change or update this course.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    9/6/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Nice leisurely afternoon round at Skybrook with my Dad. We were paired with two other singles for a 3:18 tee time and finished in the dusk. Greens were fantastic. Super slick and smooth. They have really grown in after a year so they can cut em low and fast. Coupled with the slopes and the size of the greens, they make this course much more difficult than it used to be. Now one of the toughest public course tracks in Charlotte, in my opinion. Rough was not bad, very playable, in stark contrast to my round at Ballantyne (see my review from last week). Like most courses, the lack of bunker rakes and all the stormy rains have left the sand traps in rough shape - I nearly got swallowed up by the quicksand bunker on #2. With lift, smooth and place rules, though, you can usually find a playable spot. The staff here is great and take feedback to heart. This course should be in your regular rotation.

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    9/5/20 - Review by sd84

    "Great course"
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    Made the 90-minute drive down to Edgewater and since a lot of people weren't there, got my round done in 3:10, never ran into anyone in front of us and was never pushed from behind. I was a refreshing from 5-hour rounds recently. As for the course it self, I'm old-school in that the best courses are ones where you can a) walk and b) the next tee is near the green of the hold just completed. I knew going in that wasn't the case here since it is 7.2 miles to get around and very hilly, but it's still a great course. The tees (I played the gold tees - 6571 yards) and the fairways were in great shape. You really have to control your ball off the tee and keep it in play, which I did OK at even though my ball-striking was a bit off. The bent grass greens were definitely stressed out from the heat, with the ones with the fans in poorer condition with patchy grass, ball marks and some kind of plant I couldn't identify on those. Fortunately, they didn't seem to be in my line at any time so I was lucky there. The greens that were more in the open were in much better shape, but all of them rolled well. Also, the black flags on some of the holes were almost impossible to see against the backdrop of trees, I could see the yellow flagstick easier. The other point of contention was difficulty in getting yardages. There are 150 and 100 stakes in the fairways, but knowing how far it was to the corner of doglegs or how far it was to lay up to on par-5's was total guesswork. Also, not knowing how deep a green is made for a little more guessing as well. And it wasn't always easy to find a sprinkler head (they are marked) in some places. Still, it was a very enjoyable round at a great pace for a good price on a challenging course.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    9/4/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Got in 15 holes before dusk at Ballantyne resort. The course is in good shape overall, but not pristine. Fairways have lots of divots - and they have not put sand bottles back in the carts. The bunkers are hit or miss - with no rakes and players lifting and placing, they seem kinda neglected as far as daily maintenance. And, wow, the rough. The bermuda rough is so thick that my group nearly lost balls just off the fairway on about 6 holes. If you don't see exactly where your ball entered the rough, good luck. I found one ball literally by stepping on it. For a public course, the rough is ridiculously thick and penalizing -- and maddening. Searching for balls just off the fairway is extremely frustrating and slows play tremendously. The greens were typically slick. Combined with the slopes on most greens, the speed really increases the difficulty of the course. Adding to that, the greens did not putt very smoothly today. Overall, my opinion on the conditions for this being a resort course was very mixed. Due to COVID policies, their hole cups are still upside down (causing some good putts to bounce out and you have to decide to count it) and there are no attendants to bring your bag up or down the stairs. Yet, they are still charging their normal resort course rates. I keep hearing different predictions on when the course will close for the re-development. So I guess I will still play it while I can. Just hope to have more of a "resort" experience for my next round.

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  • Olde Beau Resort & Golf Club

    8/30/20 - Review by 2chipdan

    "Worth playing"
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    1st time playing, thereís some wild holes, blind shots, huge elevation changes, and some punishing misses. Greens were quick and rolled true. Fairways were very hairy everywhere and wet in spots. Apparently they got 16 inches of rain last week so thatís probably why they havenít been able to cut the fairways but it was the equivalent of the second cut anywhere else. A second look is probably needed to give a fair final verdict.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    8/30/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Average"
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    Avoid for now. Took 45 minutes to get a cart (Tee time was 136, we teed off around 2:15) I know COVID factors in, but no other course seems to have this problem. Greens are in pretty bad shape. #2 might be lost for the year. Other ones were fair at best. Better value out there.

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  • Springfield Golf Club

    8/29/20 - Review by RT

    "Great course"
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    Springfield is in top summer condition, though an expectation at the price point. Greens are rolling smooth and fast. Four-hour round on a Saturday morning was a pleasant surprise.

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    8/27/20 - Review by RT

    "Great course"
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    My first visit. Beautiful course on a spectacular, scenic property. Tee boxes and fairways were in outstanding condition. Bermuda rough was thick and tough. Greens had a few stressed areas but putted smoothly and consistently - problems more cosmetic than substantive. Played Gold markers, and it was tough - 140+ slope with multiple 400+ yard par 4s and 200+ yard par 3s. But it looked too short from the Blue (regular) tees, with a couple holes even requiring lay-up. Big gap of 500+ yards between the markers, so probably will set-up better for me with a hybrid approach next time. Great value.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    8/27/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Warrior is in fantastic shape. The greens especially were pretty much perfect, rolling fast and true. Tees, fairways and rough were in good shape. A few bunkers had some water but with lift, smooth and place rules for bunkers, it's not really a problem. We got off early (8:16) and had an easy round, pace wise. The course has several picturesque holes (check my @charlottegolfer Instagram for the photos) with Lake Wright bordering the 9th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. Still not a fan of the 7th hole -- I say this every time... the turf mat tee box is difficult to get a tee in the ground on but I was able to do it this time and hit a decent 3 wood off the tee. That still left me a long approach though! Tough hole. 16 is my second least favorite hole because it requires such a long carry off the tee for a par 3 (~175yd from the Blue tees to carry the lake and front bunker). The 17th is a fun par 5 that you can reach in 2 with a good tee shot and the guts to challenge the lake along the right side. I like this course and now it's in as good a shape as I've seen it. It came in at #10 on my list of best public courses in Charlotte and likely deserves to be a few spots higher.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    8/26/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Bring your A Game! Tega Cay is in phenomenal shape. Tees and fairways are perfect. The greens are spectacular; the best I've ever seen them. They are smooth and fast. Fastest I've played anywhere around Charlotte this year. They have also pinched the fairways in even more than usual on an already tight driving course. The rough is thick but playable. They had gotten a decent amount of rain a couple of nights ago, so it was cart path only, and some of the bunkers hadn't been repaired after the rain, but the sand was still in excellent condition. Pace of play was good on a weekday afternoon, and the staff and service were good as always.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    8/20/20 - Review by THE BIG SHOW

    "Great course"
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    The course was in really good shape. They're were several maintenance guys on the course working and getting ready for last weekends member/guest tournament. First time playing the course with the new greens. They were in really great shape and rolled true. Bunkers needed work but 95% of most courses bunkers do with all the rain we had in the past weeks. Other than that the course was in impeccable shape. Definitely will go back soon.

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  • Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course

    8/19/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Sifford is in spectacular shape. Greens were rolling well, faster than I am used to here. They've really got them where they want them, in terms of maintenance and conditioning. The rest of the course was very lush. The course gets all levels of play -- so it can be slow when it's packed, as it was today. You'll need to be patient on those days. Just played one loop of the 9 holes and had to skip #9 due to an appointment. I used to play here every week during the summer in a work league, but that was postponed due to COVID-19. So I took the chance to get out while I was uptown today. Just a reminder, this course has an excellent practice facility too.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    8/16/20 - Review by BirdiesandFlies

    "Great course"
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    Monroe Country Club is in very good shape. This was my second time playing and I was not disappointed. The greens had some patches of weeds on them, but they must constantly roll them out as it did not impact putts whatsoever. They were quick and held approach shots nicely. Tee boxes and fairways were in great shape. The rough has not been mowed recently and was very punishing. The only downside of Monroe is that the driving range is a solid 5-7 minute cart ride from the pro shop- plan accordingly for your tee time. Overall, a great round and a very fun course to play. My round ended with a 110 wedge in for eagle!

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    8/12/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Perfect"
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    Much like my review earlier this year, the conditions at Rocky River were pretty much perfect. The Bermuda grass greens are nearly flawless, rolling quick and true with no issues anywhere. Tees, fairways and rough (which is penalizing thick stuff) were all in good shape. The bunkers are fine if you play them as lift, smooth and place. The holes still have the foam inserts which don't affect the ball going in the cup. On this hot summer afternoon, they had a ranger making the rounds with free ice cold water bottles. I saw him at least 3 times on each side. He was Johnny-on-the-spot with the water! The carts have GPS and the pin positions were dialed in accurate -- something not all GPS systems do well. Only change since March I noticed is that they've removed the wooden stairs beside the 18th green and sodded with grass. You can't even tell the stairs ever existed and this is a good change. The stairs were not necessary and even though they weren't really in play, it's good to have a nice big bailout spot now that's all grass. Rocky River has had a great year as far as conditions go and it is now a top 5 course here in the Charlotte area. Go play it!

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    8/7/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Worth playing"
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    Typical conditions- fairways good, tee boxes decent, bunkers hard and wet and greens are chewed up and slower. I donít understand why people donít pick up their feet on bent grass greens. Also, tons of unfixed ball marks on these soft bent greens. They could really benefit from following the Divide and switching over. Pace would have been even better if the four some in front of us actually let us play through as a two some before we skipped a hole to get in front of them.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    8/6/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Course is still hanging in there amidst the hot summer days, though the greens, with dozens of unrepaired marks on every green, are teetering on the edge. They rolled with good speed (and faster than I thought) but were a little bumpy, making shorter, normally makeable putts (10-15 feet) a bit of a crap shoot. It's likely than by month's end, they will not be fun to putt on. So get out and play em now. The rest of the course was in fine shape, no issues anywhere that I noticed.

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  • The Divide Golf Club

    8/5/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "The Divide closing for greens renovation this month"

    Great news for The Divide! The course was approved for a $350k greens renovation starting this month. The greens will be sodded with Diamond Zoysia grass, the same as Eagle Chase in Marshville (and those have been good year round).

    The work starts next week and the course plans to re-open for play around Labor Day. Stay tuned for progress details and a more solid date for re-opening, as I will be keeping tabs on it (I live 3 minutes away).

    I spoke to the team at The Divide and Pinnacle Golf Properties and they said Birkdale is on the schedule for next summer -- which will leave only The Tradition and Highland Creek of the former Carolina Trail courses under PGP management with Bentgrass greens. Those courses would be next on the list for future renovations.

    Whenever you hear rumors about courses like this or have major issues with a course, send me a feedback message -- as I can usually get an answer directly from the course in less than 24 hours.

  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    8/2/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Great course"
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    The bent greens are rolling surprisingly well for this time of year. A few rough areas but overall I was impressed. Kept thinking they would be slower than they were which led to a few run by 3 putts on front 9. But figured them out and shot a smooth 36 on back. Bunkers were solid which was nice given all the rain we have gotten recently. This course is only going to get better for the next few months.

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  • Lancaster Golf Club

    8/1/20 - Review by Steveboos

    "Perfect"
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    Second Time playing Lancaster Golf Club and i was even more impressed. The greens are perfect, fast and smooth. Tee boxes are well kept and few divots. Fairways are in great shape, even considering the course got a few inches of rain the days before we played. The course was packed on a Saturday, as to be expected, but the round was enjoyable and staff was great! Will definitely return. Carts are nice and new as well, which is a nice sight to see for a course at this price point.

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  • River Oaks Golf Club

    7/29/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    First time out to River Oaks in several years. Course was in fantastic shape. Probably in the top four or five places I've played so far this year as far as conditions go. Tees, fairways, and greens all were great. Bermuda rough was thick in some places, yet more playable in others. Maybe my only knock on the course was the inconsistency of sand in the bunkers. Some had soft, white sand, while others had harder brown sand. The elevation changes and doglegs require accuracy and correct decision making off the tee. Greens are large and receptive, but you have to put your ball in the proper section if you want a chance to score. Fringes and run up areas are mowed tight and require precise chips and pitches. Pace of play was good; there were only a few groups on the course early on a Wednesday morning.

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    7/26/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Worth playing"
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    Greens were slow and tons of ball marks, but that is sort of expected this time of year with bentgrass. Several bunkers were washed out due to rain, and they look in need of major work. I love this course, but just felt a little steep for what you got. It will be back on my favorites come fall.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    7/26/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Perfect"
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    Eagle Chase almost never disappoints. Greens were in fabulous shape, rolling well. Tees/fairways all good. A few bunkers had standing water, but with lift/clean/place were not a problem. $39 for a Sunday 12:50 tee time was a deal (compare to $59 at Birkdale on Saturday). The ranger was on the course and checked in with us a few times, letting us know a slow group in front of us was "on the clock". He swung by on the back 9 and in the parking lot (!?) to make sure we had a good round. Maybe he liked us? LOL. All in all, just a great track at a great price with great service. I'll give my usual caveat advice to avoid the cart paths.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    7/25/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Birkdale is in very good shape. Greens are doing just fine in the summer heat and rolled with good speed. Lots of ball marks to fix, but most were fresh and not causing permanent pock marks. Tees and fairways were all good. About the only issue I had was with some of the rough just off the fairway and nowhere near out of play. To the right of #8 fairway really penalized me with tall grass and weeds when I was maybe 5 feet off the fairway for my 3rd shot into the par 5. Right of #9 fairway gets you into a net or an area of rough loaded with driving range balls. This hole will likely be altered next year when they take out the driving range to develop that land. Overall, this course is worth playing right now - which is great news for a course I've been down on in recent years due to poor maintenance. $59 after 1:00 on a weekend is a bit pricey compared to other courses in similar or better shape, but not far off market price these days. Arnie's Tavern is open and they have tables outside overlooking the 18th green -- which is a great spot to relax before or after your round.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    7/25/20 - Review by anewt33

    "Perfect"
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    This was my first time out at Eagle Chase, and I was very impressed. Course lived up to the reviews I have read and was in fantastic shape. Greens rolled smooth and true, and I loved the layout that almost gives you a mountain course feel. Stretch of holes 11-13 on the back nine was the highlight of the course for me. A bit of a drive to get out there, but I will surely be back for a value you can't beat in the Charlotte area.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    7/22/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Played this in a scramble tournament so not a regulation round. The Bentgrass greens are still doing okay. Just a crap ton of unfixed ballmarks on every hole. The greens are very soft and average speed. The downhillers will roll out a bit but you'll need to take a good whack at the uphill ones. Conditions around the rest of the course were fine, though many bunkers have not been touched by the maintenance crew. This seems to be a trend around some of the courses here lately. Without the rakes, courses should be giving the bunkers some love every day. All in all, this course is in about the best shape it's been in the past few years, but it still ranks in the lower half of my Charlotte rankings due to the conditions / $$$ value combo.

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  • The Divide Golf Club

    7/18/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"
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    First time playing this course. For some reason the gold tees were not out, so I played 1 set forward which made it somewhat short for me. This helped the scoring, but made it a little mundane off the tee. Overall I like the layout. Greens were a hair fuzzy but rolled good. For bent grass, they are in great shape this tile of year. The course played wet, but not cart path only. Iíll be back- it was a great time and friendly staff.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    7/17/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"
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    They punched about two weeks ago (Monday following the 4th of July) and greens have recovered nicely so far. They had top dressing, and holes were still affecting putts but not as bad as I would have imagined. They held the club Member-Member there this weekend, so they have the course in pristine conditions. the only issue I have run across is the bunkers still arent draining great, and several were closer to hardpan than they were to sand. That is going to be in the next phase of renovations going on at this place (including the range and working to get some better short game practice area). Overall, worth it if you can get a tee time.

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    7/15/20 - Review by GoBux

    "Great course"
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    Great first visit to Edgewater. A bit of a hike to get there but well worth it. Didn't play well but loved the golf course. Great condition. Fair. Good test. The back nne is much harder than the front 42/48. Put it in the fairway and you can score well here. Greens were very soft on the approach shots and a bit speedy but fair. Ready to go back tomorrow. Wish the clubhouse would open.

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  • Lancaster Golf Club

    7/15/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first ever visit to Lancaster Golf Club and it gets a perfect conditions rating. Everything was immaculate, tee to green. Extremely well maintained. I've noticed many many local courses that don't care well for their tee boxes. So when I play one like Lancaster that takes extra care to keep their tee boxes lush like carpet, I notice. The Bermuda greens were rolling quick and true. I only noticed one hole with any kind of issue and that was the green apron on #9 that had some bare dirt spots. That was about it that I can remember. This is an old school course, especially the front nine designed by Donald Ross in 1935. Wide open, with the challenge mostly in the elevation changes tee to green and then the tiered and sloped slick greens. The turn to the Russell Breeden designed back 9 is very different - tree lined and doglegged, but with some of the same elevation changes tee to green. One thing that was true throughout, for the holes with a pin cut in the back or front, they were 5-10 feet off the edges, making for some tricky approaches. Definitely consider pin location before choosing your club. A few of the fun holes include an island green par 3 (#7, roughly an 8 iron) and the dogleg right par 4 9th hole protected by a pond. You do need some course knowledge for a few of the tee shots -- especially the dogleg left par 4 17th where it's easy to drive through the fairway into the woods. Overall, if you are chipping/putting well on the slick, undulating Bermuda greens, it's not a difficult track and you can score well. This course is very reasonably priced and the pro shop guy was very friendly and helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed my first visit (and I'll be back again Saturday for a GolfWeek tourney) and can highly recommend this course, despite the long haul from my neck of the woods (~45 min).

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    7/14/20 - Review by RT

    "Great course"
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    Mooresville is in superb condition. Tee boxes are some of the best in the area. Fairways were play-the-ball-down condition with excellent lies all day. Greens were firm but receptive and rolled very smoothly with very consistent speed all day. The Bermuda is thriving in the summer heat, and the turf is full, with the rough cut at about a half-stroke penalty height. Fun course. Front and back are very different.

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  • Tillery Tradition Country Club

    7/14/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My second round here (ever) was a fun one and I'll be back. Quick note: they are aerating the greens next Monday (7/20). Today the course was in good shape. Greens were not fast but rolled fairly well and my group was able to make some putts when they counted. Tee boxes were a bit hairy but better to have too much grass than none like some other courses. Fairways and bunkers were good, no issues. This is a cool course. The biggest challenge are the blind tee shots where you're not sure how far you can hit it on certain lines, which wreaked havoc on some of the long drives in our group from the Blue tees. Outside of that there are only a few dangerous holes and really they present risks and rewards. So it's your choice to take on a tough pin or that long carry to reach a par 5 (such as #18) in two shots. One observation is that the turf near and on the greens is very hard. We got lots of hard, high bounces on approach shots, saved at times by the slower greens. I think once you get to know this course it's not a difficult track. Very reasonably priced too. I'll be back in the Fall for another go at it.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    7/12/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Monroe CC is in great shape. Greens were punched on 6/30 but you wouldn't know it. They were rolling fast and true. Price was good as usual and pace was fine. All surfaces were in good shape. Not a single issue to report. Go check it out.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    7/10/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Back at Emerald Lake to use up a raincheck before it expired (and managed to dodge the storms so I didn't get another one). Got what I expected. The bent grass greens are getting close to the edge with unfixed ball marks and bare dirt spots where old locations used to be. You've probably got another couple of weeks before the greens will be in trouble. Today they rolled well as long as you fixed any marks on your line. The rest of the course was in fine shape, no issues. Very pricey, as I've reported for years. Got there as a walkup about 2:40 and the rate was going to be $64. The pro shop suggested I go out at 3:10 when the rate would drop to $45 - so I appreciated that. Still, $45 after 3 on a Friday afternoon for Emerald Lake is... not a deal. I kinda had to use the raincheck or lose it, so... One other note, they have paved the parking lot where the old clubhouse used to be to the right of #18. So that's a different visual now, not to mention dangerous O.B.(better have insurance ;-). Other than that, Emerald Lake is still a fun track to play and I have so much history here that I'll be back when the time and price are right.

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  • Glen Oaks Golf Club

    7/9/20 - Review by bobello22

    "Great course"
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    Second time playing this course and I like it more and more every time. In my opinion the course offers a great balance of scoring holes with challenging holes. The greens and the fairways are in excellent condition. Pace of play was good, there were groups in front of us but overall we didn't have to wait and pace of play was right on average. Everyone has always been great, pro shop, snack bar, etc. Only issue is since I live on west side of Charlotte it's a 50 minute drive. If it was closer I would play here twice a week!

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    7/9/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Worth playing"
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    Overall, not much has changed on this course throughout the year. Greens are still in good shape, but were a little on the slower side. Not sure if water had anything to do with that, but they just seemed like they hadn't been cut that day. Fairways were in decent shape, and no huge issues on any other area of the course. Its a good "middle tier" course in the area and if you can get off of the tee box and keep it in play, you can score well. The afternoon walking rate is the same as the afternoon riding rate, which blows my mind.

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  • River Oaks Golf Club

    7/3/20 - Review by sd84

    "Great course"
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    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 the best shape then but reading some reviews on here recently made me try again. And I'm glad I did. The course was in excellent shape, and it is much more open than I remember it. Lots of trees have been removed which I'm sure has helped improve the condition. This is still a course where you must position yourself well and was just as hilly as I remember. If you can't control your ball well, you will lose a bunch of balls even with all of the tree removal. But the tees, greens and fairways were in fantastic shape, except for the common area between 15 and 16 as all of the rain this winter and spring may have contributed to it. The only drawback was pace of play (nearly 5:10) on a very hot day.

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  • River Oaks Golf Club

    7/3/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time playing all 18 holes here and only my second visit. Man have I been missing out! Just a fantastic layout, front and back, with unique challenges and many memorable holes. This course fits the "Wow" factor of my Top 10 rankings very well and that's why it earned an Honorable Mention in my Charlotte Agenda Top 10. If I had played all 18 before I wrote it, River Oaks would likely be in the Top 10. It's a haul for me (1 hour plus from southeast Charlotte) or I'd play this course every week. And I need to, to get used to some of the more difficult holes. The front nine has 4 really tough ones -- the par 4 3rd hole and the par 4 8th hole require two of the most accurate tee shots you'll face on any course. You can sometimes get a break on #8 if the tee is down on the bottom, making the hole 10x easier as an iron/wedge par 4, but oh man, if the tee is on top! You are barely able to see the narrow fairway, protected on 3 sides by hazards with the view blocked by a steep hill on the left. The closing par 4 on the front 9 is a blind, layup tee shot with an approach to an elevated green perched in front of the clubhouse. The back 9 doesn't let up either, with a back and forth mix of risk/reward and birdie/bogey opportunities throughout. The closing par 5 is the best example -- you can play for birdie/eagle with an aggressive tee shot that better be in the fairway to try for the creek-protected green. Or you can play it as a 3-shotter but that again requires 3 accurate shots with hazards and bunkers challenging each shot. It really is an exhilarating course that you will score better on the more you play it. Conditions were very good - the greens rolled true and quick with no issues at all. The tees and fairways were lush. There are a few areas on the course you want to avoid -- especially the right side of the par 5 #2 hole, which is all dirt and dead trees and not cleared out yet. There is also quite a bit of thick high grass bordering the fairways on some of the back nine holes where errant shots go to die. I did not use the practice facilities but I did notice they have a uniquely elevated driving range. The clubhouse and restaurant are top notch and when the COVID restrictions ease, it's a great spot for your 19th hole gatherings as it overlooks the 9th and 18th greens. And check out their rates -- this course is value-priced with a 5 star layout and great conditions. I can't wait to get back and try this one again!

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    7/2/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    First time out to Chuckie T. in about 4 years, and I wasn't disappointed. It was my first time playing their new greens and they were in phenomenal shape. Most of the rest of the course was similarly good. The back nine was nearly perfect as far as conditions go. The front 9 was very good, just not quite as nice as the back nine. Not a complaint, but just an observation. The greens rolled true and there weren't many ball marks to be found. Fairways were good with only isolated issues. Tee boxes were lush. Bunkers had a good amount of sand in them. The wide fairways and lack of rough make this a great course for all skill levels. Fairway bunkers are shallow and allow ease of escape. Greenside bunkers are much more challenging, as is the rough surrounding the greens. Pace of play was OK. Our twosome motored around the back nine (went off 10 first), but caught up to groups on #3 and it was hit and wait from that point forward. Cart fleet is showing its age, but are decent enough. Practice areas were well maintained. Staff was friendly and courteous. Course is taking COVID precautions seriously and encourages online payment and check-in.

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  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    6/28/20 - Review by RT

    "Worth playing"
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    Fort Mill is in very good condition. Fairways are lush. Rough has a few wear spots that generally do not impact play. Greens are almost fully healed from aeration and rolled good all day, with very consistent speed. Very classic layout, and one of my favorite summer courses for years.

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  • Deer Brook Golf Club

    6/27/20 - Review by sd84

    "Great course"
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    This is always one of my favorite courses, great layout with a good variety of holes. Tees, fairways and the one bunker I was in were all in very good shape, but the big surprise to me was the greens. Not that they weren't good, but it seems a lot of the people who play there must all have back problems. The greens had tons of unfixed ball marks, especially on the front portions of the greens. Had a few putts that bounced off the marks, and that is not the fault of the superintendent let me make that clear. Putts that did not hit any marks rolled very smoothly, I just had a little difficulty reading them but that's just me. Again, always an enjoyable round there.

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  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    6/23/20 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    Tee to green in excellent shape. An number of holes have hard-pan dirt off the fairways and some first cut, but this has pretty much always been the case. Greens had been aerated fairly recently but were rolling well and in another week should be darn near perfect. Great layout and not an easy one by any means. Donald Ross designed front nine and George Cobb designed back nine, 'nuf said.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    6/20/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Worth playing"
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    This course just never lives up to the price or hype. Greens were soaking wet, soft and slow. Pace was bad even though it was the suggested pace of play. Staff was pissy all day. Just an overrated course in general. Play it if you like, avoid if not.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    6/19/20 - Review by RT

    "Great course"
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    Tega Cay is in great shape. Tee boxes, fairway, rough, and sand all very well maintained and conditioned. Greens rolled great, with consistent speed all day. Superb pace of play, as well, on a Saturday mid-morning.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    6/17/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Birkdale Re-Development Update"

    Saw this a few days ago giving a slight update on Re-Development at Birkdale, confirming that the current driving range and practice area (which is a nice one) will go away. The article notes that development work could begin by year's end.

    "The driving range is right where the expansion project is, so the range, along with its high protective fence, will disappearĒ said Principal Town Planner David Peete. Peete noted, however, that the owner could build a new driving range in the future, though thatís not currently in the plans."

    Birkdale Moves a Step Closer to a Mulligan

  • The Divide Golf Club

    6/17/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Worth playing"
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    Apparently I am just following around the B-Man. And I tend to agree with him. If you enjoy the layout of the Divide, now is the time to get out there. The course is pretty decent for the price. Greens are running a little slow for my tastes, but putts roll on line.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    6/15/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Emerald Lake drops GolfNow"

    Saw this email come in last week and I've heard many folks complain about TeeOff getting bought by GolfNow:


    "After a long relationship with GolfNow, we have decided to part ways. Emerald Lake Golf Club will no longer have tee times available on any third party website. Some of you may have even noticed that GolfNow.com is showing that our course is closed, which is inaccurate. We are open for play!

    The lowest rates available (including our Daily Deals) can now be found exclusively on our website"


    Courses are finding that they can manage their own tee sheets now. I wonder if that's recency bias though -- with the heightened play due to golf being allowed during the pandemic.
    I still see a need for tee time aggregators, especially for last minute golfers like myself. When you don't care where or how much but just need to quickly see which courses have openings, these aggregators are very helpful. When you have to go to each course's website to check for openings, it might take you 10 minutes to find one.

  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    6/14/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Great course"
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    One of the best values in the area, especially if you live in south Charlotte. The greens were aerated around 10 days ago but are already at 95% and were rolling fine. Staff is friendly as always, and we got around in around 4:45 hours, but the course was packed (not a single space in parking lot) and really the flow was fine so it didn't feel like 5 hours (no long waiting). My ONLY complaint and I am probably nit-picking here. This course has a TON of bunkers, which I don't mind. But they keep the fairway bunkers fluffy and thick just like a green-side bunker, versus the traditional firmer sand of most courses. Makes it pretty difficult to hit a fairway bunker shot effectively (if you hit down, ball goes nowhere). This easily cost me several strokes and was annoying. Add this up with no rakes and you drew some pretty crap breaks.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    6/14/20 - Review by wnb5th

    "Great course"
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    Stonebridge is in great shape right now. Aerated 3 weeks ago and greens are healthy and roll true. Play it now. As the summer goes on they have to water the bent grass a lot it it gets a lot of ball marks but for now, it is in awesome shape.

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  • The Divide Golf Club

    6/14/20 - Review by TheClaw

    "Great course"
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    First time back here in a long time and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I have always loved the layout here but the conditions of previous years have kept me away. I am ready to add this course back to my regular rotation. Everything was in really good to great shape. The bent grass greens were receptive to iron shots and rolled very true. The highlight to me is always the 18th hole. Such a brilliant risk reward hole and the perfect finishing hole. I always walked and happy to report it is a very walkable course overall. I will be back soon

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    6/12/20 - Review by syncgolf

    "Perfect"
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    Staff & Pace of play was very good despite the course being packed. Outstanding greens rolled very quick and true, fairways freshly mowed, rough wasn't too long yet. Its a great Dan Maples design with multi-tiered greens and country club like course conditions. First time I have player in several years and will be back very soon! One of the finest public tracks in #CLTGolf

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  • The Divide Golf Club

    6/11/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    My annual round at The Divide to see how things look. My take: much better than it's been. In fact, if you like this course (I'm kinda ehh about it), now's the time to play it. This is the best shape it's been in for years and the summer heat has only just started. So the greens should be decent for another month or so. The course was green and lush (look for the pics on my Instagram) with only a few issues of note. The greens had no issues. There weren't even any ball marks to complain about. The greens are soft and a few were slower than others but mostly they were just fine. The fairways and rough weren't cut to my liking, a little furry creating some poor lies. A few greens had some muddy unplayable spots just off the collar. This course will always have trouble with some of the shadier spots. Hard to keep those greens and surrounds in good shape (#3, #4, #16 in particular). The other thing I noticed is that they've done away with the Gold tees (back set). The tees themselves are mostly intact except for a few that were not kept up, but no sign of the Gold tee markers on any hole. That makes this course not really one for long hitters. You already can't hit driver on many holes from the Blue tees. Also this is not a course for beginners or hackers. Lots of trouble off the tee with O.B. as the course winds through a neighborhood and then woods, shrubs and little creeks. You will lose many golf balls if you are wild off the tee or misjudge distance to trouble. So I'm not really a fan of this course. I wish I was as it is 5 minutes away. The price was decent ($33 for a weekday twilight) but on a regular basis I'd hit Charlotte National, Stonebridge, Monroe or Red Bridge instead of The Divide.

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  • Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course

    6/9/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Last week was Charlie Sifford's birthday (June 2) and it reminded me I hadn't been out here to the course named in his honor in quite some time. Fun to be back. Sifford is a cool little par 35, 9 hole track that also hosts the First Tee of Charlotte -- there was a clinic going on as we teed off. The course is not long at all -- though the par 4 opening hole can almost reach 400 yards from the back tee. The rest of the holes give you options to cut corners -- especially #5 and #8, which are drivable for players who can hit high fades over trees. The two par 3's are not easy either -- #3 has a bunker protecting the right half of the putting surface and #7 is a long downhill shot to a large two tiered green. The closing par 5 requires a carry over a ditch for your tee shot then a careful uphill approach that can't miss left or right. It's an inexpensive, quick 9 hole trip. The course was in lush shape tee to green. The greens were not fast at all but rolled true. So get the speed down and it was fine. I'll be back for another 9 holes again soon.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    6/9/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Perfect"
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    Skybrook is BACK! This course is in perfect condition. The new greens look great (Little fast/tough to figure out as first, evidenced by my +7 start on first 5 holes with several 3-putts) but once you get them figured out they roll smooth and true. Just cut everything in half and hit less club in. There is a reason it's virtually impossible to find a weekend tee-time here without booking well in advance.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    6/7/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Great course"
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    Almost perfect. Greens are almost fully healed and rolling as good as you can ask for in summer. Fairways and tees are grown in. Managed to avoid the bunkers today but they looked perfect. Staff was amazing as always. Always a top-5 course for me.

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  • Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course

    6/6/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Below average"
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    I get it is a muni. But for $10-20 more for a round I'll play elsewhere. Greens were shaggy/slow, layout is goofy. No transition areas. Bunkers were surprisingly decent. A few cool holes. I'd love to see Charlotte have a great muni like Torrey or Coronado or Bethpage. But none of them are close to being repeat rounds for me.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    6/6/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Worth playing"
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    Finally got out to play Warrior this past weekend. First impression was awesome- loved the drive in through the country, and the course seemed pretty open. Driving range was decent, but the grass was pretty inconsistent (I wish people understood how divot patterns on driving ranges work, and why they are good for the turf). Practice green was pretty true to the course, which was slow and really, really grainy. 4 foot putts would slide 8-12 inches on some holes. The rest of the course was good- I liked the layout alot (except for number 7 and the grass tees), and thought it was a really fun round. I dont know if I will make it back anytime soon, however. The first 18 we played (10:40 tee time and teed off after 11) took nearly 4.5 hours compared to just over 3 hours for the second 18. No ranger on the course, no starter on the first tee and no cart girls. On the 16th hole, there were 4 groups waiting on the tee box while one was on the green finishing out. FOUR GROUPS! Its just wild to see it get so backed up and no attempt to fix it. Stinks, because its a fun course otherwise.

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    6/1/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Mooresville comes in at #4 on my recently published Top 10 list for Charlotte and this round validated that ranking. The layout is fun and challenging. The greens are tough but fair and the price is right. Just a well maintained course and great bang for the buck. Today, conditions were very good. Tees and fairways are lush and full with very few issues due to the rain. The greens were not as fast as I've seen them here but they were rolling true. It was still cart path only today but I heard that should change tomorrow. The path restriction meant we couldn't use the GPS on the carts today but it's a nice feature when you can drive to your ball. It's two to a cart now and there were sand bottles on the carts. So some of the restrictions are easing up. This course has a nice practice area for your warm-up. I really like the front nine. It's easily walkable and has two reachable par 5's. The back nine is a little trickier and has three of each par 3, par 4 and par 5s, which is unique for Charlotte. The only issues today were some ground under repair on #1 where the rains have washed out some areas that just have sand right now and also around the green on #11. Those issues were isolated but I found both areas with my approaches and had to take relief. This is a great course and if you have never played it, take a trip up 77 and check it out.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    5/31/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Course was in good shape, greens especially. A bit slow, but I figure that was due to the rainy soft conditions. Lots of unfixed ball marks. We repaired a bunch on every green. Tees, fairways and bunkers were all very good. Conditions-wise, now's the time to play Olde Sycamore, but find a good deal online. $75 plus another $7 for range balls. Yowser. About $15-$20 more than Eagle Chase and $10 more than Rocky River in similar shape. Pace was slow too with no ranger regulating play on the course. I like the layout and the Bent grass greens are good right now, but this is still a 2-3 rounds a year place for me. Just not enough value or uniqueness to bring me back soon.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    5/31/20 - Review by Hunter

    "Worth playing"
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    Sad I didn't run into Chris out there since we were both on course at same time. My review pretty much echoes his. I was impressed with conditions given all the weather lately. Greens were really slow and some soggy spots, but still solid all things considered. We had two groups of walkers in front of us that grouped up into a 6-some on hole 12 or so and took FOREVER. Not a ranger to be seen on back 9 to correct it. 5 hour round. For $70 bucks, I'd pass. But this course is a great value later in day or during the week.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    5/30/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Eagle Chase was in good shape, despite all the rain. Tees, fairways and greens were fine with little or no puddles even with another mid round rain shower. Many bunkers had standing water though. With the no rakes, lift/clean/place rule already in effect, this didn't matter much. They have PVC pieces in the cups and they worked fine. Greens were smooth with nary a ballmark but they were a bit on the slow side, softened by the rain. Course was beautiful and fun to play as always. This course deserves its spot in my Top 10.

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  • Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

    5/27/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Top 10 Public Golf Courses in Charlotte"

    I updated my Top 10 list for Charlotte Agenda and the new list was published yesterday. I use a lot of the feedback I see on my site here as well as my own experiences. A few changes since last year has Rock Barn shooting up to #3, Skybrook in at #8, and Red Bridge (conditions) / Stonebridge (Skybrook moving up) falling out. Verdict Ridge is still #1.

    Thanks for the support everyone!

    B-Man Ranks the Top 10 Public Golf Courses in Charlotte for Charlotte Agenda

  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    5/26/20 - Review by skwahder

    "Average"
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    It was a slow round. Had group in front of us from 2nd hole on holding everyone up. We finally called on 6th with 2 open holes ahead of us. Nobody ever came after they said they would. Frustrating. The course was in ok condition. Wear and tear and the weather have caused a few areas that could be fixed. The tee boxes need a lot of help.

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  • Waterford Golf Club

    5/24/20 - Review by Wes.hunter

    "Great course"
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    First time playing here! Found a great deal online and took a chance. Fairsways were amazing, greens were fast. T boxes could use alittle work in some holes but all in all had an amazing experience

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    5/18/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Played Stonebridge this morning before all the rain we're supposed to get this week. NOTE: They punched the front nine, so only the back nine is open and you are playing it twice. I imagine that they'll do the same to the back nine at some point in the next couple of weeks. The course was in great shape. Fairways have greened up nicely. Teeboxes were a little beat up in spots, but nothing terrible. Greens were in fantastic shape and rolled really, really well. I didn't hit into any bunkers, so I can't comment on those, other than to say they looked fine.

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    5/16/20 - Review by BirdiesandFlies

    "Great course"
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    My first review on the site! Edgewater is a great course within the greater Charlotte region. It's over an hour from my house (as it is for most), but I never mind the beautiful drive south through cow pastures and country roads. Once you pull into the Edgewater community, you feel like you are at a true golf destination. Upon parking, one of the staff members immediately brings a cart to your tailgate to load up your clubs. Currently, the clubhouse is closed due to COVID restrictions, however the walk-up window is a very convenient alternative to going inside. In terms of the course itself, the conditions were great! The greens were aerated last month, but they have grown and are rolling nicely. They have A1/A4 Bent grass green that always seem to roll true. The collars around the greens could use some attention which made putts off the green a tad unpredictable. Fairways and majority of the tee boxes were in great shape. The layout is fantastic (front is easier than the back) and Edgewater is a true challenge to your golf game- check it out, it's worth the trip!

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    5/13/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    I'll first say that I love the layout here -- and not just because I almost shot par today for the first time in my playing career! Five par 5's (including back-to-back on the front 9), five par 3's, several short par 4's, the namesake bridge, a mammoth par 5 closing hole, quick Bermuda greens, value-priced greens fees. There's a lot to love about this course if you are willing make the drive out to Stanly County and the little town of Locust. For the past season or so though, the conditions outside of the greens have deteriorated, I'm sad to say. The fairways had tons of crabgrass patches and divots. I had several terrible lies in the middle of the fairway due to this. There was also crabgrass on the collars and just off the greens, which made those delicate putts from just off the green very unpredictable. The tee boxes were chewed up with very little grass and not just on the par 3's. The greens themselves were good. They had been top-dressed with sand recently but didn't affect play. They were rolling quick and true. And though I did miss a couple of short putts I won't blame the greens. I had this in my Top 10 last year and I came back to play today to see how it was shaping up. Have to say I was disappointed overall. This is a top 5 layout saddled with average conditions outside of the greens. Hopefully it will round back into shape by next season.

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  • Charlotte National Golf Club

    5/12/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    This place is like home to me -- maybe because it's near my home (5 min away). Mostly because this is where I go to practice -- it has a practice chipping green cut like a real green with a large greenside bunker to practice your sand game. It has a large putting green and a bag of balls is $6 ($5 if you have one of their annual discount cards). It's also a very friendly and walkable course -- so if halfway through your practice you decide you wanna go practice on the course and play 9, it's very easy to do. The staff is the friendliest around when it comes to squeezing in a single or a walk-up group that just wants to get out and play. I played 18 today as a walk-up single around 1:30 -- $25! Try to beat that anywhere in town for a weekday afternoon with cart. They had me join a twosome that was just teeing off. Had a great time with those two and we made it around the course in less than 4 hrs. The Sunday Ultra Dwarf Bermuda greens are now in their second season and are consistently in great shape. Charlotte National has very large greens so having a smooth consistent surface helps alot for those long putts. The grass type even has its own website (go check out http://www.sundayultradwarf.com/). The rest of the course will probably never be top tier for Charlotte. And that's okay (esp. at these prices). The tee boxes, fairways, rough and rocky ground surrounding the trees and brush off the fairways leave something to be desired. You're also out amongst the farms and backroads of Union County. So the aesthetics are definitely more rural than suburban. You may get some ultralight or propeller planes flying over from Goose Creek Airport nearby (one crashed on the 8th hole several years ago on a day that I played there!). Charlotte National kinda is what it is. So depending on your tastes, it may not fit you, but for me, the golf and the price keep me coming back.

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    5/6/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Tradition is in good shape. Greens were rolling good, above average speed and no issues. They are not quick, mind you. Fairways, tees and bunkers were all fine. Off of those and it's just okay, which is what Tradition is, in my opinion. It's a good course and worth playing when it is in good shape like it's in now. However, it will never be one of my favorites. You have almost no chance to find a ball that veers off course. So much thick brush and trees and little creeks on every hole. It's easy to lose balls if you are not keeping the ball near the fairway (can you tell I had a rough day off the tee?). So I wouldn't recommend this course for a beginner or high handicapper. Not because the course is that difficult - it's got several great scoring opportunities for better players - just because it isn't that fun to play when you are losing a ball and having no option to play another shot on so many holes. I'm sure if I played here more I would get used to it and know which holes to be conservative off the tee. Let's just say this course isn't very forgiving. And the $46 price for a weekday morning is no bargain. That said, the round played swiftly as far as pace and the experience itself was good. Tradition is using upside hole cups and they didn't affect play.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    5/5/20 - Review by NCTONY

    "Perfect"
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    Data on Skybrook is very much out of date. Troon is no longer involved with the course. It was purchased by original owner together with Pinnacle Golf. Brand New Bermuda Greens, roll exceptionally well. Tremendous amount of work done to entire course including tee boxes fairways, bunkers, drainage systems etc. Redesigned clubhouse. Homeowners are contributing annually towards maintenance. Right now you would be hard pressed to find a course in better condition, paying attention to detail. You wonít regret playing here. Staff is friendly and accommodating, great Ranger their too!

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    5/4/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Perfect"
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    My second perfect rating of the year. Carolina Lakes is in fabulous shape. The Bentgrass greens were immaculate and rolling true (and quick). Tees, fairways, bunkers were all good. I couldn't find a thing to nitpick all day. Everything was in great condition. The layout is challenging yet scoreable and it includes several picturesque and memorable holes, including the par 5 13th (reachable in two if you challenge the water on the left with your approach), par 4 14th that follows it going up the hill and the short (driveable if you risk the water on the right) par 4 15th. Then there's the murderous par 3 16th with a long water hazard carry to a green guarded by a huge bunker (it looks like a series of bunkers but it's one continuous "trap"). Few courses have such an indelible layout like this - where you will remember so many of the holes. I love this course and the facilities are also top-notch with a great practice/learning area as well as a huge clubhouse / restaurant. Look for deals through GolfNow to book your tee times, though. I went through the course website and would have paid twice what I did through GN ($73 vs $37 for a weekday afternoon). Carolina Lakes is in my local Charlotte Top 3. Go play it!

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    5/4/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Been awhile since I made the trek down to Lancaster to check out Edgewater again. I really enjoy this course but it is over an hour from my house. So this day, I made a 36 hole day of it with the first 18 holes here and the second at Carolina Lakes (just up the road in Indian Land about 30 minutes back towards home). This is a very fun layout, starting with a nearly driveable par 4 opening hole (downhill 300-325 yards). Both myself and my playing partner opened with pretty easy birdies. The par 5's are reachable -- especially the 17th hole -- and there are a couple of other short par 4's (like #9) where you can have just a short pitch shot left for your approach. The course does have teeth though and off the fairway you can get into trouble with trees, brush and creeks. It helps to have a GPS app on your phone to know when to risk it off the tee and when to avoid hazards. The Bentgrass greens are a dying breed in the Charlotte area and they are kept in great shape here. The greens were very quick, even though you could still see punch marks from aeration last month. This course is definitely worth a trip -- maybe do what I did and pair it up with Lancaster, Carolina Lakes or another course on your way back home and play 36!

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  • Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

    5/3/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Had the privilege of playing Verdict twice last week with the GM Scott Knox. I even got to meet his dad, the owner and developer of Verdict Ridge -- and former Charlotte mayor -- Eddie Knox. Great man and a great course he built! Verdict is still #1 in my annual ranking of the best public courses in the Charlotte area. The layout is very unique for the area and plays like a mountain course. Extremely challenging with risk-reward holes throughout both 9's. There are a number of picturesque holes, including the signature 9th hole with it's waterfall backdrop behind the green. I love playing here. The Bermuda greens are always in great shape. They also have GPS on the carts and a beverage cart stationed at the cross path of holes 6 and 14 so you're guaranteed two chances to grab some drinks during the round. Top notch practice facility and clubhouse/grill (when it reopens). If you haven't played Verdict Ridge before, go play it when you can. Only about 30 minutes north on Hwy 16 from uptown Charlotte.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    5/2/20 - Review by RT

    "Great course"
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    What a great surprise. First experience at Skybrook. Superb layout. Course is in fantastic condition and very obviously well-maintained, tee-to-green, including rough and sand. Greens putted perfectly, with consistent speed throughout the day. Well organized operations during coronavirus, and really good pace of play.

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  • Deer Brook Golf Club

    4/27/20 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Deer Brook is a real gem. Some maintenance work going on this Monday (aerating some fairways and teeboxes) but overall a great experience. This one is well worth the drive from CLT. The only thing that I do not like, and this is one of my huge pet peeves, is marking of hazards and areas which should be, and now can, be marked "penalty areas" to speed up play and so players can know what their options are.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    4/27/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Played Eagle Chase on Monday. They are implementing several SD measures: One person to a cart (optional). No one in the clubhouse unless to use restroom. No rakes, sandbottles, ballwashers, etc. The driving range is open. The course itself is in decent shape. Teeboxes are mostly OK, with a few bare ones. Fairways have grass on them, but they are thin. Greens are in excellent shape. Bunkers are in good shape as well. The zoysia greens are extremely hard to read. A putt into the grain is like velcro, while a putt with the grain is very slick. They are doing some work on the path down to the 2nd green, so you actually cut across the white teebox on #2 and then use part of the path coming down from #4 tee. Everyone started on #10 the day we played; don't know if that's the case each day or not.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    4/25/20 - Forum Posting by Chris Charles titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    Tega Cay is re-opening on May 1st.

  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    4/25/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    Here's the full notice about Tega Cay reopening May 1st. Note that the Cove 9 holes will be walking only for now.

    Tega Cay Re-Opens May 1st

  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    4/25/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Finally got back up to Highland Creek in Huntersville. I had been seeing and hearing better things lately and I used to play here often with a friend who lived in the community. I had modest expectations and I'll say the course met them. The Bentgrass greens were fine -- not great, not bad. The speed was decent but not fast. Putts seem to take more break because of that and that made shorter makeable putts more challenging today between the speed and the break. Perhaps I'm biased with some of the nicer courses I've been playing lately but it just goes to show that courses with smooth, fast greens stand out compared to the likes of Highland Creek. The bigger issue with the greens was the collars and areas just off the edges of greens. On several holes there was no grass on the edges, just several feet worth of bare dirt and/or weed clumps. This issue made chips and putts from just off the green dicey. Tee boxes were okay. Fairways were okay though there were some holes with the weed clumps here and there. Overall the turf conditions throughout the course was just kinda average. That said, this course has a fantastic and very challenging layout that I really like. So the gem is there. They just gotta bring it back up a notch to where it was 10 or 12 years ago when it was one of the nicest public tracks in town. All the par 5's are scoreable and offer great risk reward options -- especially the signature 18th hole, which surrendered my first eagle of the season! Much like other courses, this one is using the foam fillers in the cups, which don't affect play and do the job for not having to touch the flagstick. One note of caution, for now, this course (and supposedly others in Meck Co, though this is the first one I've heard this rule) strictly allows one rider to a cart, no matter your relation to the person. At the end of the day, I enjoyed revisiting an old favorite, but I will likely give this course another season to improve before I come back.

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  • Rock Barn Golf & Spa

    4/22/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Perfect"
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    My first time at Rock Barn (Jackson course) and my first perfect rating of the year. The course was in immaculate condition tee to green. The layout is fun, challenging and score-able. It only cost $35 for a weekday afternoon with range balls included. And if it weren't for the pandemic I would have enjoyed the restaurant and amenities as well. This is a great resort course that is more than worth the hour's drive from Charlotte. And it is less than 15 minutes from another top 10 course in our area -- River Oaks. So if you want to make a weekend of it or play 36 in one day, pair these two courses together. Of course, Rock Barn has a Robert Trent Jones II course as well, but it is now members only and private since 2016. Look for some photos from the course on my Instagram (@charlottegolfer). I can't wait to go back and play Rock Barn again!

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    4/22/20 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    $31 was after sharing a Buy one/Get one coupon. Not really a BOGO as you still have to pay a $20 cart fee, but still better than the current $42 rate. (Side note: Many courses have raised their prices, I think because they are setting 15 +/- minute tee time intervals instead of the usual 8 or so minutes. So the typical $25 round at the likes of Traditon, Emerald Lake, Divide, etc. are now almost twice that). Tradition is in fine shape. Fairways are filling in well and the greens, fairly recently aerated, are rolling true. The cups are turned upside down, so the ball doesn't fall below the lip and everyone gets their own cart (at no additional fee).

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  • Larkin Golf Club

    4/21/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Worth playing"
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    Played Larkin today. They were observing some social distancing rules (max 5 people in the clubhouse at any one time, no pencils on the carts), but at the same time they still had bunker rakes out and divot bottles on the carts. Construction continues along 11, 12 and 15. It's a shame, as the 12-15 stretch down in the valley used to be a neat little secluded part of the course, but the houses are now encroaching on that. We were sent off the back as they were doing some maintenance on the front. They were topdressing the greens on the front, but the sand didn't affect the greens at all. Greens were in fairly good shape, not the best I've seen around this spring, but certainly acceptable. Fairways were in great shape, as were most teeboxes. A couple of boxes in shady areas were a little thin. The bunkers were probably the worst aspect of the course. The sand was hard packed in most of them. Pace of play was good; our twosome made it around in 3:10.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    4/18/20 - Review by syncgolf

    "Perfect"
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    First time I have played in a very long time. The course has matured into an unbelievable course. The staff took great care of us. The condition on the golf course was country club condition. Lush fairway, greens were very true and quick. If you haven't played it before or played over fifteen years ago you definitely should

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  • Tillery Tradition Country Club

    4/17/20 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Nothing's perfect, but Tillery Tradition is in great shape. Beautiful course giving a Mountain-like experience. Fairways were fantastic and unlike many places, the rough was full and lush. More like a second cut and not punitive. Easier to point out what is wrong than what is right...Of course the traps are not in pristine shape as, just like everywhere else, they are being a bit ignored since the rakes have been pulled off the course. Full of sand, but they haven't been groomed since what looks like the last big rain. I recall one teebox being a bit bare. The greens are fast and true, but most have some sort of weed on them which didn't alter any putts. I imagine they will spray for those soon. This is going to become more than a once a year course even though it is 1:15 from me.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    4/14/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Emerald Lake used to be my home course and so I played it a ton over the years. Wasn't particularly happy with my experience this time back for 3 reasons -- they have raised the hole cups, they've added a $7 surcharge for single cart usage and their rate for a Tuesday morning round 3 weeks after aeration was $55 (!). The fairways were in good shape and the greens rolled well considering you could still see the aeration holes and some of the sand. But come on, the raised cups do not feel like golf. Put a foam filler in, turn them upside down, but don't raise the cups. Every thing within about 8-10 feet was a virtual gimme. No fear at all. At least my two birdies on #6 and #10 were gimmes under normal conditions (less than 3 feet), but I had a few pars that were no sweat at all from within 10 feet. And I made a dubious "bogey" on 7 with a chip that hit the raised cup. So it was a great round (75) but was probably a 78 with normal cups. This is the first course I've played that's using raised cups and I'll wait to come back until they go back to normal and wipe out that ridiculous $7 surcharge. $62 for a weekday morning round!

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  • Olde Beau Resort & Golf Club

    4/12/20 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Olde Beau is in great shape...They had just aerated and sanded the greens but I can't fault them for that. I didn't see the "aeration alert" on Golfnow when I set up the tee time. Fairways, rough and teeboxes all were all lush and full. Funky, funky course that makes you think through every shot. Well worth the drive.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    4/10/20 - Review by SteveD83

    "Perfect"
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    First time playing Skybrook in a few years. Upgrades to the clubhouse look great. Completely new look in the bar/dining area. Money well spent. Iím nitpicking here but some of the par 3 tee boxes could be better but with the amount of play right now and being early April itís almost expected. Fairways were well cut and in really good condition especially for this time of year. Greens looked great, they were rolling true but not overly fast. Overall had a great experience out there. Holes 15-18 are a lot of fun and great way to close out a round of golf. Staff was extremely nice and helpful. Itís definitely worth the trip and I know we will be back soon.

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    4/9/20 - Review by syncgolf

    "Perfect"
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    I really enjoy the golf course layout. Wife range of holes with nice elevation changes and generous fairways. Beautiful bent grass greens and lots of bunkers allows you to use all the clubs in the bag. Great value for the price too.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    4/8/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Rocky River is in fantastic shape tee to green -- the best of any public course I've played this year so far. Fairways in particular were nice and lush and providing lots of roll on tee shots. Greens were near perfect (with one exception noted below) and very quick. I still have trouble reading these Bermuda greens though and I didn't make anything over 10 or 12 feet all day. Tees and sand bunkers were also good. We were able to take individual carts and the pace was brisk starting at 8:30. Not crowded at all. The hole cups had foam fillers which made it easy to retrieve our holed putts without disrupting anything. The snack bar was open and stocked. The only issue on the course was the repaired spot on #4 green. It looks like maybe they had some vandalism on that green a little while back and had to sod a 10 foot wide strip through the middle of the green. The hole was cut away from it and it didn't affect my putt rolling across the strip from the other side of the green. So not a big issue just an anomaly. Overall, these were the best conditions I've played in recently (see my reviews for Warrior, Monroe, and Springfield -- I've also played Skybrook and Olde Sycamore). This course is Top 5 Charlotte material.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    4/8/20 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Ballantyne is in a good a shape as I have ever seen. Fairways are near perfect. A couple tee boxes have some bald spots. Green are in very good shape. They do raise the cups now, but I heard from someone who lives just off the course they might be changing that to allow the ball to drop into the cup.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    4/6/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"
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    My "home" course, as I play it more than any other course by far. The course is still in great shape. The tee boxes still show some overseeding from winter, so they are green and plush. Bunkers are good (a few fairway bunkers that arent in play off the tee still hold standing water i.e. 11 fairway). Fairways have spots that are getting patches of weed grass, but nothing that is unplayable. More of an eye sore than anything. Greens were baked out and FAST Sunday. Tee times are spaced out every 20 minutes, everyone in their own cart unless you live in the same household, walking is allowed, grill/bar is open for takeout only, and pro shop is open but they are discouraging interaction by putting the card chip further out from the counter. Range is still shut down, but chipping green and putting green were "open" with no flags out.

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    4/5/20 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Worth playing"
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    Overall the course was in good shape. Wet in spots, but 90* rule was in place. Everyone took their own carts, and the range was shut down due to state/county mandate. Greens are in good shape- playing early helps as you avoid alot of spike marks later in the day. Bunkers are in decent shape, some wetter than others but still playable. Worth playing, but not the best in the area. Booked on Wednesday and still had most of the tee times open. Asked in the pro shop Saturday and they said any two some that books will likely not be paired with anyone- so that can limit some tee times.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    4/4/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Back at Warrior on a day when the course was as packed as I've ever seen one outside of a tournament. I had a 3:20 tee time reserved online and we were not called to the tee box until after 4:00. They had tee times spaced only 8 minutes apart where other local courses have gone to 15 or 20 minute intervals. They had difficulty turning carts around fast enough for the afternoon tee times. That said, the pace of play was good once we started - 4 hours on a packed course is excellent. We did finish 18 in near darkness though. Contrary to the previous review, they were allowing 2 people to a cart - except for seniors. There weren't any extreme precautions I've seen at other courses - clubhouse was open, grill was open (no dining in of course), hole cups were normal. Conditions-wise, I wasn't overly impressed. I've played at two other courses recently (Monroe CC and Lincolnton CC) where the greens were immaculate and quick. Warrior's greens were fine, no issues, but they were not fast - I left putts short all day. And they still aren't very receptive as far as checking up approach shots. The fairways were fine, though conditions just off the fairways were not as good - weeds and thin grass. The tee boxes were very thin and some were more dirt than grass. So overall, conditions were just average. As for the layout, I forgot how much I dislike the front 9 -- especially #7 where they use a turf tee box that you cannot get a tee in, and this for a hole that requires a 175yd carry over a hazard for what is a layup tee shot due to another hazard reachable by a 200+ yard drive that hits right center of fairway. The back 9, really starting with hole #9, gets a lot better but there are still many holes where you can't hit driver or risk getting into trouble. There are several very pretty holes -- #15 and #17 in particular -- where Lake Wright comes into play. #17 is my favorite hole, a risk-reward par 5 that garnered me an eagle putt yesterday (I just missed). This course is a top 10 Charlotte public course with reasonable rates - it just may take some getting used to.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    4/2/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    This review may be ever so slightly biased by the 2020 best 78 I shot, but the facts are that the greens were perfect. The Champion Bermuda grass is in great shape right now, rolling quick (but not crazy fast) and true. Tees, fairways and bunkers are all quickly getting into top season form. For the conditions and the price, this course can hardly be beat. I got my tee time online and called the pro shop when I arrived since it was closed -- paid thru a card slot in the door and off I went. There was a starter regulating groups and pace of play. The putting green and driving range (which I still have never actually seen) were both closed, but no big deal. They were using foam fillers in all of the cup holes to make it easier to retrieve your ball without touching the flagstick. This works pretty well, but some putts that obviously would have fallen in will sometimes dive in and pop out. You count those as good but make sure you have common sense playing partners. Personally, I like the courses that have turned the cups upside down the best (e.g. Springfield before it closed), but at least they haven't raised the cups (ala Ballantyne for one). This course is fairly easy once you get to know it. All of the par 5's are reachable -- #12 especially -- but several of the par 4's and almost all of the par 3's are challenging and can even out those birdie holes. I shot my career best score of 73 here a couple of years ago. The course added a short game practice area between holes 1 and 3. Looks like you can hit 100 yard shots and in. Nice addition to help PGA Master Instructor Nick Jacobi give lessons. While the course does lack some amenities of other top courses around Charlotte, the golf itself is top notch and very inexpensive. This one may well show up in my Top 10 list.

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  • Chester Golf Club

    4/1/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs.

    Statement from Leroy Springs:

    "Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."

  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    4/1/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs.

    Statement from Leroy Springs:

    "Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."

  • Lancaster Golf Club

    4/1/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs.

    Statement from Leroy Springs:

    "Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."

  • Springfield Golf Club

    4/1/20 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    The hits are coming fast and furious now... all Leroy Springs golf courses have shut down effective today. That's Springfield, Fort Mill, Lancaster and Chester Golf Clubs.

    Statement from Leroy Springs:

    "Despite the precautions we have taken, many of our staff positions conduct transactions with the public which have been difficult to isolate. As a result, we have made the difficult decision to suspend operations at all four Springs Golf courses, effective the end of the day today (April 1, 2020). Maintenance operations will continue."

  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    3/31/20 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "Re: Coronavirus Updates for Charlotte Golf Courses"

    Tega Cay is closed as of 3/28.

    According to their website, Mooresville is open for walking only.

  • Warrior Golf Club

    3/30/20 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Warrior is greening up nicely. Teeboxes are OK. Some are better than others. Fairways are good. Greens and surrounds are phenomenal. The new greens are a little over two years old now, and seem to be better each time I play there. Bunkers have good sand in them and are maintained well. Carts have on-board GPS. Course is allowing one person per cart now. All amenities are still open.

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  • Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

    3/29/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Verdict Ridge is still my #1 choice in Charlotte. Greens are near perfect. Everything was in good shape and it was 90 degree cart rule on most holes. I don't get to play here often enough because it's a haul from Indian Trail to Denver. That means I sometimes forget the trouble you can get into on a few holes (such as #15) where the fairway runs out into a hazard. There are a ton of hills and elevation changes giving you very few flat lies. So Verdict Ridge remains a formidable challenge. The course was using normal hole cups. I actually wish they would use a filler or turn them upside down like some courses so it's easier to retrieve a ball without touching the flagstick. The driving range was open and carts were normal use.

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  • Springfield Golf Club

    3/27/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time back at Springfield in a while. I'm doing some scouting before updating my Charlotte Agenda Top 10 article in a few weeks. A quick COVID-19 update - I was able to pay over the phone so I just had to verbally check in at the pro shop, no touch required. The cups have all been turned upside down which makes them shallower and easier to pick out your ball without touching the flagstick. I was paired up with another group but allowed to have my own cart. There were no bunker rakes. As for the course itself, it was cart path only - though there were only a few spots on the whole course that were still wet. The greens were solid not spectacular -- quick, but not super smooth. It felt like the grain took over on shorter putts. Still good, but just not super nice like they will hopefully be soon. The fairways on the front 9 were a bit sparse with lots of poa annua patches. Oddly, the back 9 fairways were much greener and lush. The layout does feature some blind shots so hopefully you have a GPS or a veteran playing partner. Some of the tee shots are target golf plays rather than grip and rip. Lots of elevation changes and dropoffs. The course meanders through a very wooded neighborhood and there are a few small ponds and streams that come into play. Overall, it's a good test of golf.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    3/26/20

    Course being aerated on 3/25 and 3/26. Only 9 holes will be open both days and then discounted fees will be in effect for 1-2 weeks.

  • Lincoln Country Club

    3/21/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first round here and I loved the course. Great layout and fantastic greens. They are Diamond Zoysia and were perfectly smooth and quick. The course gets an A for the greens alone. The original 9 holes is over 70 years old and has a great risk/reward mix, starting with the opening par 5, with an approach over water. Between the 1st and 2nd holes, there's some construction of condos going on and so it's walled off with black plastic. That's also made the 2nd hole a par 3 over water, as the construction is using that hole for runoff/retention ponds, where there was no hazard before. #7 is a great par 5 with a pond looming at the end of the fairway about 250 yds out and then an uphill climb to the green. Speaking of the greens, they are generally small. You can't have a putt over 60/80 feet on any green. With quick greens and some slopes, it can make putting and chips pretty tricky. This is a relatively short course with lots of scoring opportunities. The closing par 4 18th hole features a narrow landing area with a sharp dogleg right to the green which is perched on a hill next to the clubhouse. It was a fun round and I'll be back soon!

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    3/19/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Greens were recently aerated and so fees were discounted to $25 for 18 with cart. Even with the aeration the greens were okay, though I'm sure the bumps cost me at least 3 strokes. With the discount, I'll call it a wash, but I would give it another 1-2 weeks. There were no special instructions or any changes to the flagstick / cup -- I've seen a few other courses either put a filler in the cup to discourage touching of the flagstick or raise the cup above ground so all you have to do is hit the cup to count it good (Ballantyne is doing this). The course was very wet even with what I think was just overnight rain and so it was cart path only. All in all the conditions were just average, but I'm sure that'll improve with the greens healing and perhaps some dry, warm weather. One course layout note -- they've opened a new tee location on the par 3 #4 hole that is about 50 yards left of the original tee. I like it. It's more visually appealing and gives you a better view and angle to the green, though it's a more direct carry over the water. Check out the picture I posted on Instagram to see it.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    1/8/20 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    The bentgrass greens were in really good shape and rolling well. Fairways, tees and bunkers were fine, though of course it was very wet and cart path only. A few of the greenside collars had not been cut and stop a few balls from going off the green - however, that left an awkward putt where you couldn't get the club behind the ball. Overall it was as good as I expected it to be and a decent value for a weekday afternoon.

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  • Larkin Golf Club

    12/7/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time at Larkin (used to be Fox Den CC), finally. The first thing you notice is the laughable "driving" range -- it's about 125 yards long and only allows wedges. So if you need to warm up with irons and woods, you'll have to hit into a single hitting net they have set up next to the putting green. Once you get over that and actually get onto the course though, you'll love it. The greens are bent grass and were in great shape. One of only a handful of decent public courses around Charlotte that hasn't switched over to Bermuda greens. The greens are mostly flat but at least on this day, the greenskeeper made up for that by hiding the pins on the edges of the greens. I'd say about 1/3 to 1/2 of them were within 10 feet of either the front or back edge of the green -- which made short-sided chips and putts from off the green rather treacherous. The tees, fairways, and rough were all in fine shape -- though I saw several bunkers with standing water. The fairways and rough are all Bermuda so of course they were dormant. No issues to report however. I really enjoyed the layout. Great mix of challenges with strategically placed hazards requiring risk/reward decisions, daunting elevation changes and reachable par 5's. I was playing in a 2 man scramble but I could see being able to shoot a good individual score here. Though this course is a long haul for me (almost to Statesville on I-77), I'll be back at least once or twice a season. I'd love to see it in the Spring when it's greened up.

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  • The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent

    11/22/19 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Worth playing"
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    Just a quick note on Revival/Crescent: They are using temp greens on the front 9 for another week or two as they perform maintenance on greens. You can either play the temps on the front, or play the back 9 twice. Back nine greens are phenomenal. Rest of the course continues to get better and better each time I go as well.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    11/7/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time back at Charles T for 18 holes since last year's switch over to Bermuda greens. Color me impressed. The greens were great -- slick, true and consistent across all 18 holes. The rest of the course was in good shape as well but if you have not played since the new greens went in you will only be talking about the greens after playing. I really liked them, although being so slick now, there are some pin positions that should be outlawed. The front pin on #10 was diabolical. I saw 3 people in my group (myself included) putt from above the hole off the front of the green. It was comical but also not cool. The back left pin on #17 was also impossible to get close to or stop a putt coming from the right side. So either they nix those pin positions on some slopes or they've got to slow the greens down. Outside of that complaint, I'm excited about Charles T again. I've been meaning to get back and check it out and now I will be back more often. I used to consider Charles T one of the best deals in Charlotte golf and that was with bent grass greens that were sometimes slow or chewed up. Now with these awesome Bermuda greens and the same value pricing and great practice facilities, it's back in the conversation. Well done, Del Ratcliffe and team!

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  • Charlotte National Golf Club

    11/1/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    Tee to green in very good shape. The new greens (well, new to me...about a year old now) are in very good shape as are the areas around them, the fairways (some crabgrass spots) and the tee boxes. The rough is, for the most part, crabgrass and kept short giving the course a wide-open look. They also took out a load of trees as everyone does when putting in the TIF bermuda greens.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    10/30/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Normal wear and tear allows for a lot of thin/bar spots down the edges of the cart path, but we did have a tough summer and early fall with little rain and high heat. Tee to green in excellent shape. Some penalty areas improperly marked (red when should be yellow). Quick round, good price, very good conditions.

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    10/6/19 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"
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    First time playing this course and overall I was impressed. Booked the tee time Thursday afternoon and got a 9am tee time on a day the weather was supposed to turn really nice, so I was slightly worried that this course wasn't going to be very good. I was wrong. Course was pretty green and in good shape. The bent grass greens are in good shape, but some idiot in a group in front of us was tearing them up with his/her spikes. Made it tough to put. Overall, worth the price. Good course and will play again soon.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    9/26/19 - Review by BRR

    "Great course"
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    New greens are in great shape. Some of the tee boxes and a few of the fairways were a little thin but overall the course was in good shape. 2 triple bogies ruined an otherwise decent round. I blame them on the clubs or the ball, or the nice sunny weather, anything but me.

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    9/22/19 - Review by TheClaw

    "Great course"
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    Love playing Carolina Lakes as it is a great layout that is always in good condition. The bent grass greens were a little tired from the long hot summer with a few pock marks, but still rolled great and were very receptive. My only beef with this course is that the brakes on the carts are terrible and lock up every time you touch them. Just a matter of time before someone gets seriously hurt in one of these carts on one of the many steep winding downhill paths.

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    9/22/19 - Review by wesleyheightshacker

    "Perfect"
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    First time playing Mooresville today and I will be back. The course was in fantastic shape - tee boxes, fairways, and greens. Pace of play was right at 4 hours. The front nine is a little more aesthetically appealing to my eye, however the entire course was excellent.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    9/11/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Love the layout but the bent grass greens were soft and hairy. Could not get enough of a consistent roll to make any significant putts. I've gotten so spoiled by all the Bermuda grass courses around town that coming back to Emerald Lake was a bit disappointing. Several of the greens had issues with old ball marks or thin dirt spots, but they didn't necessarily affect putting as much as the slow speed and natural bumpiness of the bent grass. Fairways, rough, bunkers and tees were all just fine. The rate was good for a weekday afternoon but $5 for a Stella was pretty steep.

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  • Larkin Golf Club

    9/9/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Larkin is in great shape. They aerated a coupla weeks ago so the greens are a bit slower than normal but should be perfect in about a week. Quantum leap in conditions since being acquired by the Stonebridge/Edgewater group, whatever they are called. Three of the best-condition courses in the area.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    9/1/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time back at Warrior since they redid the greens (Bermuda) last summer. They did not disappoint. They rolled great and were in excellent shape. The course is a little more open now as they also removed tons of trees last year. It is a fun layout and has some beautiful holes on the back 9. The rate was great for a holiday weekend afternoon. If you live anywhere near this course, it should be in your regular rotation.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    8/31/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Got invited to see the new Skybrook -- it just reopened last week after closing for renovations for 2 months. The new Bermuda greens are awesome -- I was very impressed with how they rolled and how receptive they were. With so many Charlotte courses going Bermuda, I've gotten used to the nuances of the grass and these were excellent. They were surprisingly quick too for new greens. They are still growing in the collar Bermuda which will be slightly different than the greens. It should be a nice touch. With 2 months to grow in the new greens, the staff also resodded and fixed some fairway issues. Holes #1 and #6 were typically cart path only but are now good to go. No changes to the layout or the contours of the greens. So it's still the same course, which I've always liked. The clubhouse renovations included a redo of the restaurant with all new big screen TV's and also outdoor patio seating. These changes should make it a great place to hang out after your round. Skybrook is well on its way back to the Top 10 public courses in Charlotte.

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    8/30/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Greens were great as always, no issues. Tee boxes were not great, however. Not a huge deal, but noticeable -- either bare thin, weeds or flufy bermuda almost like rough. And around several fairways or just off, even just off the greens, there were lots of weeds. It wasn't a big problem, but enough to make some lies worse than they should have been and of course diminish the aesthetics. The layout is still great and the price is always really good. So still a great course, just not as nice as I've seen it.

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    8/29/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Or darn near perfect. Greens rival those at The Warrior. When they re-opened a while back they were far too fast. Coupla years of aerating and they roll as well or better than anywhere. Great layout and near perfect conditions.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    8/28/19 - Review by dad4204

    "Great course"
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    I hadn't played here in about 3 years. It was in fantastic shape. I'd heard the bunkers were sometimes bad, but they seem to have been repaired. Except for the fairways just a little thin in some places this is perfect. The greens are super, rolled fantastically. Play there !

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    8/27/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Better than good, but not perfect. Fastest greens I've played in a while. Place is in great shape. Worst score in a LONG time, but it certainly wasn't due to conditions. Place will be closing before too terribly long.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    8/24/19 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"
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    Agree with IM4DHERD's 7/7/19 review. Greens, fairways and tee boxes in great shape. With over 2 inches of rain last night some of the bunkers had casual water in them but I had no trouble getting out of two I found. Cart paths are indeed very bumpy. Played behind a very, very slow foursome which made for a 5 hour rd. One of my favorite courses.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    8/16/19 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"
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    I love this layout and agree that it is important to play with someone familiar with the course. It is critical on a lot of holes to be not just in the fairway but the correct side of the fairway. The greens were smooth and very fast and the fairways, tee boxes and bunkers were in great shape.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    8/15/19

    Course is being aerated next week on Monday 8/19 and Tuesday 8/20. Only 9 holes will be open during the aeration dates.

  • Birkdale Golf Club

    8/10/19 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Worth playing"
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    Played Birkdale this afternoon. Tees and fairways are in decent shape. Some bunkers are better than others. Greens are showing the stress of the summer heat. Lots of bare spots and bumps that throw your ball offline. Also not a lot of consistency in speed from green to green. The starter told me that the club will close this Fall to re-grass their greens with bermuda. Also, at some point in the future, they are going to build a hotel and shops on the land where the driving range currently sits. This project will also take out the 9th tee and fairway. That hole will be converted to a par 3.

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  • Waterford Golf Club

    8/5/19 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"
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    I received an email from Waterford on 7/24 that their greens had recovered from a root disease and decided to give it a try after playing it in early May posting here to stay away. The greens were in very good condition as was the rest of the course. Due to the heavy rain on Sunday the bunkers were a little firm but overall very satisfied. This is one of my favorite courses and I am so glad its back it great shape.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    8/3/19 - Review by wesleyheightshacker

    "Great course"
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    Greens were fantastic, probably some of the best that I've putted on in Charlotte. The fairways were fine. There were a few tee boxes that were pretty bare with not much grass on them. The bunkers are in bad need of repair as most didn't have much sand in them at all and the edges of some of the bunkers were grass less. The pace of play was pretty slow.

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  • Glen Oaks Golf Club

    8/2/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    A little disappointed in Glen Oaks, but temper that with higher expectations. Probably as in good a shape as most anywhere around, but I can't recall seeming weeds on that course before. Also, the greens were in great shape, but rolled slow for some reason. Didn't look to be shaggy at all, maybe the gravity is different in Lincoln County? Tees traps and fairways all in good shape, except for the afore-mentioned weeds.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    7/30/19 - Review by Hunter

    "Below average"
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    I used to like this course. Layout wise. Haven't played in a LONG time and heard it got better so we played 9 after work. Outside of the tee boxes/fairways I was not impressed. Greens have tons of weeds and were very bumpy/slow. Several dead spots. Some bunkers looked good others looked mud. I will be passing on this course until I hear better news.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    7/28/19 - Review by Hunter

    "Great course"
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    I love Stonebridge. Fair layout. Looked in great shape from tee to green. Few ball marks but that is on the players not the course. Staff is always friendly and well worth the money for a primetime weekend round.

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    7/24/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Mooresville is looking and playing great. Some of the best greens in the area, right up there with Warrior. When they were rebuilt they were too hard and fast, but have settled down. Fairways, rough, tee boxes all in excellent shape. One of the best practice ranges, chipping greens and putting greens in the Metro area.

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  • River Oaks Golf Club

    7/10/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Average"
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    For the most part the fairways were in good shape. The greens had been top-dressed with a sand that had numerous small pebbles in it. Ball marks all over, not unlike Emerald Lake. The traps looked good. They had put a lot of money into clearing trees and maybe just don't have enough now to keep it in the shape I remembered (last play 11/17).

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    7/7/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    Where it needs to be good, it is very good. Where it doesn't, not so much. Greens, fairways and teeboxes are in great shape. Sandtraps have a lot of gravel in the them, or at least the two I was in and others I observed walking by. Much of the cartpaths are so broken up as to be very uncomfortable, if not dangerous, to ride on. Outside of the fairways and some rough are a lot of bare areas, but this has always been the case.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    7/7/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Had a good experience Sunday afternoon at the #7 course in my recent Top 10 list (Charlotte Agenda link on my Insta profile). One of my playing partners is friends with the PGA Director of Golf (Ryan Brickley) so we received great service -- he even rode with us a few holes. Fairways and greens were in fantastic shape. Only issue we encountered were several washed out or water-filled bunkers due to the recent heavy rains over the holiday weekend. We played lift, rake and replace in the bunkers because of this, but I did lose one ball in a sand bunker "water hazard" that led to a double bogey even after a rake/replace. I also think the course could be improved by cutting down the brush just off the cart paths so it's easier to find shots that are only mildly out of play. Despite that and the 95+ degree heat, my group had a fun round. The carts have GPS which was helpful for measuring targets to different portions of the greens and for layups. The amenities -- clubhouse, pro shop, bar, driving range, etc -- combined with the course conditions and layout will keep Rocky River in my Top 10 and possibly moving up this year.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    7/2/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    The good - Couple of fairways have a few bare spots that make you scratch your head, but none seemingly in play. Otherwise they are lush and beautiful. Greens and fringe are magnificent. Some of teeboxes have some sand repair going on, but overall in great shape. The bad - The traps are thin, hard and have rocks. There are thins and bare areas, particularly at the cart paths but they shouldn't come into play. The ugly - they took out a large number of trees last year and those areas, not in play, are not very appealing. They did, however, have a number of people out working in the heat on these. Bottom line, tee to green as good as it gets.

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  • Deer Brook Golf Club

    6/30/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Always a pleasure to play Deer Brook. Always in excellent condition, particularly this time of year. They had sodded a large section of the par 5 fairway, but it doesn't seem an area reachable by driver nor likely for a lay-up. Some issues with unattended ball marks on the greens, but those are player's faults, not the course's. Fairways, teeboxes, greens all in great shape. Wasn't in a trap, but they looked just fine. Greens were a bit faster than those I've played anywhere else around Charlotte this year.

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    6/24/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Overall in very good shape. Greens were a little slower than they looked, but with all the rain we got in May and dry conditions that followed, they might have been giving them a break. Putted true and looked great. Fairways and tee boxes in great shape but oddly enough, some fairways had what looked to be ground up hardwood mulch spread on them. Maybe to hold moisture? Maybe to add alkaline? Didn't affect play at all. Some thin areas by the cart path. Now the sand traps...Looked great and you could tell there was plenty of sand in them but it was pretty compacted. Maybe they never fluffed them back up after May rain. Great for hitting out of fairway bunkers but my club would bounce and I'd skull the ball around the greens.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    6/19/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Weekday Senior rate $35, replay $15, Played 36, 80 and 83. Course is in great shape. They had dressed the greens not too long ago but they were putting great and the sandtraps showed issues from some recent heavy rain (ponds, etc. were bloated) but you could tell there is fresh sand in all of them and maintenance was out raking them back into shape. Tee boxes, save #10 that gets little sun, were for the most part great and the fairways, rough and fringes were very good. Well worth playing.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    6/11/19 - Forum Posting by Kyle Smith titled "Re: Skybrook closing for greens renovation"

    Know several members at Skybrook and this is pretty much my "home course." Change is going to be great for this course. Pinnacle has committed 1.5 million to the renovations over the next few years. Greens are converting and drainage is going to be addressed (thank God).

  • Skybrook Golf Club

    6/10/19 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Skybrook closing for greens renovation"

    Another summer, another bent grass course closing to switch over to Bermuda. Got word today that Skybrook Golf Club in Huntersville will be closing next week to switch to a Bermuda Mini-Verde hybrid. While they are closed, they will be addressing other areas including some renovations to the clubhouse. They plan to re-open on Aug 30th.

  • Springfield Golf Club

    6/7/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    Some might rate it average, but am giving them credit for the work being done. Issues - Most tee boxes have little if any grass. On one, we teed up just outside the designated teeing area, just to have some grass. They are, for the most part, well sanded so they are definitely working on them. The rough is fairly thin and had been aerated maybe not so recently. Again, they are aware of it, working on it and ask they you drive the carts in the fairways not the rough. Fairways and greens are in excellent shape, no complaints whatsoever. I guess they re-did the greens since the last time I played. They used to be so crazy fast that if your approach was above the hole you were screwed. Rolling very true now. Great practice area. One thing, and this is becoming a pet peeve of mine - Not a single red or yellow stake or line anywhere on the course.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    6/4/19 - Review by dad4204

    "Worth playing"
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    As said earlier, the greens are severely pockmarked. I tried to repair several marks each hole, but it's a lesson in frustration as there are thousands. Fairways good, bunkers mostly good, but unraked, not sure why that was. I ran out of sand in 4 holes so the new carts will hopefully have 2 carriers. I didn't see a place on the course to acquire new sand, so played the last 14 holes without it. Obviously I'm obsessed with that. I love this course, but it kicked me this time. Tees were hard as a rock, maybe they could put a hammer in each cart. Should be good now with the rain.

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  • Larkin Golf Club

    6/3/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    The good, the bad, and the ugly. The good - Course is in excellent shape, perhaps in part due to lack of play because for what seems like forever they have had #10 either totally closed or at least shortened due to neighborhood construction. #11 was shortened for some time too due to rebuilding of tee-boxes. I know I avoided it for more than a year. Sister course to Stonebridge and Edgewater and it shows in it's condition. Greens are fantastic. Hardly a blemish. The fairways near perfect except for some approach areas with multiple divots that haven't grown in, maybe due to the recent lack of rain? Bunkers look to have been recently re-done and are in great shape. Tee to green as nice as anywhere around, or better. Best $25 conditions out there, for sure. Holes 5-11 are like playing a mountain course with elevation changes seldom seen around here. The bad - Afore-mentioned construction. Not on the tees, fairways or greens but they are building a surrounding neighborhood. Just a bit distracting. Have to follow a maze to get to #1 and #10. Really only affects #s 11 and 12. Didn't see any marks/designations for penalty areas. No red or yellow stakes or lines anywhere. There are a number of holes with areas of very thick vegetation just off a short area of rough that could/should be designated a penalty area to allow for a drop rather than stroke and distance for a lost ball. Or just hit it in the fairway, I suppose. The ugly - 12 on a par five with 5 penalty strokes.

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  • Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

    6/1/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Verdict Ridge lived up to my own hype (I ranked it #1 for Charlotte's public courses in a recent article for Charlotte Agenda). Course was in immaculate shape tee to green. The greens in particular were quick and true, just about perfect. While the heat took a nice break on Saturday, they had a well stocked beverage tent set up on the crossing between 6 & 14, which was perfectly situated in the middle of both 9's. The only notable negative was the ground under repair on #7 at the end of the fairway -- my playing partner's ball rolled under the black plastic fence and he got a free drop. Not sure what the plan is for that area right in front of the hazard. The staff was super friendly and I should also mention the practice area has free range balls before your round -- not many public courses offer that. Needless to say, I'll be back many more times this year.

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  • Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course

    5/30/19 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Worth playing"
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    Played Sifford/Revolution in the heat this afternoon. Conditions were fairly good from tee to green. Tee boxes were a touch on the long side, but nothing too bad. Fairways had plenty of grass on them. Green surrounds were in excellent shape. The greens themselves were in great shape but were on the shaggy side. Bunkers were good. Pace of play was fine on a weekday afternoon.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    5/25/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    I just played the front 9 as the back 9 was closed due to a wedding and I only had 2 hours of daylight. I wanted to post this review though to say that Emerald Lake's bent grass greens are just okay. The course gets so much play from folks who you don't fix pitch marks that the greens are extremely pock marked. Most of the time, you can fix the marks in the line of your putt and it's okay, but this is going to take its toll. It's only the first of June. Emerald Lake is one of the last public courses remaining with bent grass greens (along with nearby Olde Sycamore which tends to suffer similarly in the summer). I'm not sure how much longer they'll go before converting to Bermuda. The rest of the course was fine as far as conditions. I've played a lot of golf here (I was member for two seasons several years ago) and so I really know and love the layout (especially the back 9). If you play here this summer, post a review and let me know how it holds up.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    5/25/19 - Review by brinstone02

    "Worth playing"
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    I hadn't played here in over 10 years because of how far I heard it had fallen. Based off recent reviews we thought we would give it a shot. The fairways were in good shape, the greens were in good shape but fairly slow. You can tell the new management is trying to get this course back. However they need more water stations and they did not have a cart girl so your only opportunity for refreshment was at the turn. It is one of the harder courses in the area and can give you headaches.

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    5/22/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Worth playing"
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    So since I use these review so much, I determined to start writing my own. Why I have the three worst scores in a row of all year as soon as I do is embarassing. Tradition is in great shape. The greens are in excellent condition, a bit slower than they look but receptive a roll true. Some of the old Tradition broccoli is still in the fringe but it looks like they figured out how to hold it back. Fairways are all in great shape and most all tee boxes are as well with the exeption of #15 which has almost none for some reason. Seems Pinnacle Properties is doing a pretty good job of turning around the likes of Birkdale, Skybrook, Tradition, etc.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    5/16/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Better than good, but not perfect. Very impressed that most any area not just about perfect was well marked as ground under repair. Looks like they've been doing some work on drainage areas. Otherwise the greens and fairways are about the best I have seen all year anywhere.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    5/14/19 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Took a first timer out for his maiden round at Eagle Chase and he loved it. Greens were virtually perfect as they usually are. Carts were 90* despite weekend rainfall. A few bunkers had standing water but the maintenance crew was actively draining them on several holes (we teed off at 7:30am). So it was good to see them being proactive to quickly address it. Staff was very friendly to let us play through and did not interrupt our round.

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    5/14/19 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    Really very good conditions, but not perfect. Some spots in the fairways that didn't make much, if any, difference. I think an earlier review mentioned a lack of sand? Traps were well sanded and full. Greens were in fantastic shape as were teeboxes.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    5/5/19 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"
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    First time playing here in years and I was very pleased with the course conditions. Fairways were lush and green , greens were smooth and fast. I only played the front 9 due to weather concerns, lightening in the area. This was always one of my favorite courses in the Charlotte area and I definitely will be back and very soon.

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  • Waterford Golf Club

    5/4/19 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Bad, stay away"
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    Let me start by saying that Waterford is one of my favorite golf courses in the Charlotte area. I have played this course several times this year and it has always been in good shape so I was shocked to see the condition of the greens and tee boxes. I am not sure what is going on with the greens but they were almost bare as were the tee boxes. Not sure if this is related to all the rain we have had in the past half year or what. The pace of play was 4 hours and 40 mins which is way too slow for me. When my threesome got to the twelth tee box there was the twosome that was ahead of us on the tee, in the fairway was a threesome and on the green was another threesome. I called the pro shop to ask for a ranger and was told no ranger was on duty that day due to only 45 golfers having signed up to play. I explained that all those 45 golfers were on the 12th hole at the same time. I had found out earlier that a tournament had been scheduled for May 4th but was canceled due to not enough golfers signing up. Maybe they saw the conditions of the greens and tee boxes? I hope the greens and tee boxes come back to their normally great condition as this is one of my favorite courses.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    4/11/19 - Review by nstoudt

    "Great course"
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    Course was in really good condition. I expected it to be wet but there was really only 1 hole that was soggy and it was near the water anyhow. Greens were in great shape and rolling nice.

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  • Charlotte National Golf Club

    4/7/19 - Review by TheClaw

    "Worth playing"
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    I love Charlotte National, but I don't love the new greens. I understand why they made the change but I still miss the old bent greens. Played a late 9 yesterday and everything was good. I just found the greens to be too furry for my liking. They don't roll near as nice as the old ones used to. Hopefully once we are in growing season though they can cut 'em and roll 'em and get them rolling nice and true. Still worth playing though.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    3/16/19 - Review by brinstone02

    "Great course"
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    With it being so early in the season and all the rain the last 2 months we were skeptical of the conditions. The fairways were in great conditions and the greens were faster than normal and rolled very true! The only drawback was if you were unfortunate to get in a bunker. They were hard and soggy from all the rain. All in all we were pleasantly surprised at how great of condition the greens were in.

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    3/9/19 - Review by TheClaw

    "Great course"
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    After my last review I was not excited to come to Edgewater but I was signed up to play in a tournament. I had low expectations this time but was actually pleasantly surprised as I noticed a definite improvement over last time. They have done some work on some of the bunkers that were really bad my previous outing. They also have clearly been removing a lot of trees and vegetation to the betterment of the course. The greens were excellent. I take back what I said about not worth the drive from Charlotte, I am not giving up on this course yet and neither should you.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    2/26/19 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Worth playing"
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    Some minor issues on tee boxes and some fairways with dead grass. Greens look great but need to be cut (can't blame them since it has rained forever). Worth playing- Should be in great shape once the season comes around

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    2/7/19 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Below average"
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    Hadn't been to Birkdale in quite some time, and it will probably be a while before I go back. Course was not crowded at all on a nearly 80į day, which should've been the first clue. Had a coupon and it's a good thing, as the rack rate of $49 would have been way too much to pay for current conditions. Much of the grass was dormant, as to be expected, but the greens were in really rough shape. Bare patches and uneven patches abound. Low areas of the course are still really wet. Staff was great. Range was mats only. Range balls are a mix of old and new.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    2/6/19 - Review by jaydee

    "Worth playing"
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    First time playing here. Fairways and greens in good shape for time of year, greens were fast and true. While playing back nine couldn't help but noticed excessive noise from major highway . Front nines greens are small and raised making for short shots rolling back off putting surface. All in all liked course except for "road noise".

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    2/2/19 - Review by TheClaw

    "Below average"
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    Was inevitable I guess, but this course is going backwards fast. Greens are still good, everything else is just ok to terrible. The range balls were in terrible condition, half the bunkers are red clay. They are taking out a lot of bunkers as well so what is left are massive holes that look terrible with signs that say "GUR". Some of the "cart path only" signs look like they were created by children. The starter said they use red, white and blue flags to show the pin positions but some of the flags had been stolen so he said it is a mix. They have no other way to tell where the pin is (no pin position map on the cards or anything). I feel bad for the course as it obviously doesn't make enough money from rounds to make ends meet. For those who live in Charlotte this course is no longer worth the drive to play.

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  • Lincoln Country Club

    11/27/18 - Forum Posting by Tubby titled "Lincoln CC"

    Played Lincoln CC last week. Best greens I've putted in a long time anywhere. Fairways were good. Tee boxes ok. Good test of golf and fun to play. Only negative was cart path only.

  • Lincoln Country Club

    11/27/18 - Forum Posting by Tubby titled "Re: Lincoln CC"

    Forgot to mention that bunkers and cart paths need a bit of work but for the price this course is an excellent value.

  • Skybrook Golf Club

    11/25/18 - Review by hotrod jb

    "Worth playing"
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    First time playing Skybrook and I must say I really like the course. Conditions were very wet from the rain but overall it was good. The greens rolled true but a few issues with weeds. Only issue was the price in my book.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    11/11/18 - Review by tpac

    "Perfect"
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    First time playing Olde Sycamore, and I think I have a new local favorite. The course itself was perfect, sans the marks on the greens the idiots in front of us were leaving. "Repairs yours and one other" everyone... Otherwise, the fairways were in great shape, the rough cut as should be, beyond the rough kept clear in case you need to retrieve an errant shot or two. and the green were FAST! Thought the course layout was great. The cart we had was also in great shape.. lots of power and quiet electric. The staff was welcoming and very professional. Practice facilities was also in good shape and offered plenty of space for everyone. All in all, I cannot wait to get back out to Olde Sycamore.

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  • Larkhaven Golf Club

    11/4/18 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "One month left to play Larkhaven"

    In case you missed this message, here's the final note from Larkhaven Golf Club:

    As many of you already know Larkhaven Golf Club has been under contract to sale. The final day of business will be Sunday, December 2nd. We would like to thank everyone who has supported Larkhaven for the past 60 years. It has been a golf course that many of you started playing when you were just a kid and have gone on to make many memories here. Come out and help us celebrate the final few weeks of Larkhaven!

    We will be having a sale in the pro shop to help clear out merchandise. Everything will be sold at cost starting today. That is a savings of 25% on all merchandise.

    Thank you again for all the support!

    >Larkhaven Staff

  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    10/25/18 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Great course"
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    Played in the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Rub of the Green Golf Tournament and the course was in near perfect shape; the only issue I had was no one seemed to repair ball marks on the greens. This is one of my favorite courses in the area.

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  • Deer Brook Golf Club

    10/15/18 - Review by BRR

    "Perfect"
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    Iíve played twice this year, once in May (shot in upper 80ís) and the 2nd in Oct. (a 77 this time). Both times the course was in great shape. Green fee for seniors is $27.

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  • Springfield Golf Club

    10/13/18 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Perfect"
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    Last played here in April, front 9 only, and thought the front was in pretty good shape. They closed the course for almost 2 mos to replace the greens and all I can say is that it they did a fantastic job. Fairways were lush and if there were any dead spots I didn't see them. The greens were immaculate and rolled great. I was only in one bunker but it had plenty of the white stuff in it. The tee boxes would be the only area not up to the same standard as the rest of the course.

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  • Charlotte National Golf Club

    10/1/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    My first time back since they re-opened with new Bermuda greens. I liked them. Could not make a single mark all day on them, even with wedges, but they held shots just fine. They are not cut fast right now, but they rolled pretty true. There were a few that still had issues on the collar with bare dirt. I think once they grow in and can be cut faster, they'll be really nice. The rest of the course was not as good. Fairways were not cut, which was strange. They were lush but they would qualify as first cut rough at nicer courses. The tee boxes were also not cut and many were not in great shape. Rough was also thick and difficult. It's like they haven't mowed in a week. Assuming they cut the grass this week, the course is worth playing, especially at these prices.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    9/28/18 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Highland Creek closing next week"

    Highland Creek sent a letter to its members this week that it is closing October 1st in an attempt to fix the greens. However, the letter did not say for certain whether the course will re-open. It simply said, "We will monitor progress and make a determination later in the fall whether reopening the course is a viable option."

    I'm not optimistic. Courses usually have a definitive plan to replace their greens (typically with Bermuda) when they reach this age and condition. HC's letter does not say they have the funding or support to replace the greens. So this sure sounds like the end of the line for what was once one of the more prestigious public tracks in Charlotte, in my opinion.

  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    9/23/18 - Review by StanTheCaddy

    "Great course"
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    The entire course played slooooooow most likely from Florence. Rough was high but playable and fairways were pristine. Greens slow with a few scars due to people not repairing their marks. Some tee boxes were worn but nothing too bad. Pace of play was on par for Sat morning - a little slow.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    9/14/18 - Review by jaydee

    "Worth playing"
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    This is the first time I have played since the greens were redone. Much improved greens from when I played here over winter (they were real bad then.)Yes I did too have trouble getting out of the rough on a few holes.I have to believe that the course will only get better going forward. I hope the greens hold up over the winter. Looking forward to playing some more here.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    9/13/18 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Just want to echo IAM4HERD's review. New greens are great. Fairways are phemomenal! The other new feature is the removal of trees on just about every hole, mostly around the greens. Makes the course much more playable for all ability levels. They have grown the rough up to help combat the tree removal, but you can play out of it. GPS was working on my cart today as well. Definitely back in my rotation.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    9/11/18 - Review by IM4DHERD

    "Great course"
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    First time at Warrior since the re-do. VERY impressed. The new greens are as perfect as anything around. A little slower than you might think for the way they look, but not shaggy. Perhaps kept a fraction long to keep them healthy. 95% of the fairways are perfect, just a couple spots here and there. Traps look great. I was in a couple and they played well ... Not fluffy, but compacted and raked. I was afraid they were thin, but they weren't. All the tee boxes were as good as any. GPS wasn't on, but I use my own so didn't even ask about it. Might have just needed to flip a switch. For the most part there is a nice 2nd cut, but the third cut can be pretty bare or overly thick. I expect this to be the next priority. Definitely well worth the trip (40 mins) and even the cost.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    9/5/18 - Review by dad4204

    "Worth playing"
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    Just coming out of renovation. So it's still rough. The greens have been completely redone and are going to be nice once they get really flat. We putted over some bumps and there are still areas growing in. But a great improvement. Tees have been replaced or are being replaced. You need tall tees for the new ones because the grass is tall. Again, the process is underway. Some traps have been reworked but others have no sand and are playing as ground under repair. Fairways are overall good. The rough is high and the fairways skinny, at least for the 15-18 handicappers we are. Some of our group became frustrated trying to get it out of the rough. Course is on the right path, I'll go back in a month or so and see how its coming.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    9/3/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My review may be slightly biased by my score. I shot a career best 73 with 4 birdies. I was a little worried before I teed off because the putting green was not in great shape. The greens on the course were fine though. Not perfect but they rolled pretty well and I was able to make some putts. Some were tricky to read as the bermuda blades have dried out in the summer heat. Tees and fairways were fine. I was only in 2 bunkers and they had no issues. The rough in a few places was pretty penalizing and deep enough you might not find your ball unless you step on it (raises hand). I won't say too much though because the thick rough kept one errant tee shot in play for me. This course is very reasonably priced and now has tee times online. The starter was friendly and offered to let me go off #10 as a single so I wouldn't be held up. I ran into a maintenance worker on several holes who was filling fairway divots with sand and generally checking things out. That was good to see. Nick Jacobi runs a great course and you should check it out when you can!

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    9/3/18 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Worth playing"
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    Overall, this course is worth playing, especially if you can find a deal online. The greens are perfect as usual- quick and true. The fairways had some spots throughout the course, which is pretty typical from what I have experienced. Tee boxes were pretty decent, although I played the tips for the first time and they don't get as much use. This course plays completely different from the tips- multiple 200+ yard carries and different angles when you have to hit driver. Still a fantastic course. Worth the trip.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    9/2/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Eagle Chase never disappoints me. While they did have some winterkill damage to repair over the past 2 months on a few greens, the problems are pretty much resolved. They resodded and mended a few (notably #9 and #17). Greens were a little slower than usual but still rolled true. Tees, fairways and bunkers were all fine. The rates and the views here are some of the best around. If the course were closer, I'd get a membership.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    8/26/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    I came back again for the 3rd time in 2 months. The course is now in just about perfect shape. The greens were nearly immaculate and rolling very fast! Tees, fairways and bunkers were all in good shape. The bermuda rough was the only knock. Seemed like it had not been cut or they are keeping it high. The ball tends to sink down in it so you can't find it unless you walk right over the ball. This makes it very easy to lose a golf ball that's just a few yards off the fairway. So definitely keep a couple pairs of eyes on your ball if it is headed for the thick stuff. I played with a member so perhaps I got a guest rate. I paid $82 in July - so this was much better.

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  • Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

    8/22/18 - Review by dischydo

    "Great course"
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    Fairways and tees are in great shape. Greens were running at US open speeds. If you hit the green in the wrong spot above the hole, there are times were your next putt will be off the green. So fast, but a little bumpy/wavy. overall good

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    8/17/18 - Review by RJH6

    "Great course"
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    Not sure why the ratings here are so low. Thought the greens were some of the better greens Iíve played in Charlotte especially for the cost. Some of the bunkers could use some work, but everything else was great. Iíll be back for sure.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    8/8/18 - Review by jaydee

    "Great course"
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    Been a while since I have played here. I've been missing some great golf. Fairways and most all greens in excellent condition for summer. A couple of fun holes. A challenging but fair course. Will be back soon.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    8/8/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Great course"
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    Course is in excellent condition. Found a late deal on Golfnow for $25 and it was well worth it. We cruised around the front 9 with no problems, the only complaint would be that they were starting everyone off on 10 but people who only played 9 started at 1. We went to play our back 9 and were held up on almost every shot. Still completely worth it

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  • The Revival Golf Club at the Crescent

    7/29/18 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "Couple of Updates"

    Warrior is reopening on Friday, August 3rd for public play. You can now make tee times on their website.

    Revival/Crescent is dealing with some issues on their greens due to a bad batch of chemicals they got earlier this season. They are interseeding their greens with Pure Distinction bent grass, but are still open for play. Additionally, they have cut down several trees around the 3rd green, and are laying sod to bring it back to its original size. If you've played the course, you know the 3rd green has been a problem for several years, so it's good to see that they are remedying it.

  • Warrior Golf Club

    7/29/18 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "Couple of Updates"

    Warrior is reopening on Friday, August 3rd for public play. You can now make tee times on their website.

    Revival/Crescent is dealing with some issues on their greens due to a bad batch of chemicals they got earlier this season. They are interseeding their greens with Pure Distinction bent grass, but are still open for play. Additionally, they have cut down several trees around the 3rd green, and are laying sod to bring it back to its original size. If you've played the course, you know the 3rd green has been a problem for several years, so it's good to see that they are remedying it.

  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    7/29/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Been meaning to get back out here and finally made it late Sunday afternoon. I really enjoy this course because it's straightforward and a place where you can post a good score (like I did today!). It's a bit of a drive since it's situated in the middle of Union County halfway between Monroe, Indian Trail and Waxhaw. They've really picked up the construction on the neighborhood now. So the landscape has changed, especially behind the par 3 third and to the right of number 4. Right now, the trees have been cleared and so it's just dirt piles. Besides that, they are working on the tee boxes everywhere but especially the front 9. They've chopped down lots of trees on the front 9 too. Hole #5 needs some love. I think they intend to sod around the areas where they cleared trees but right now it's rocks and dirt all along the left side of the hole and up to the green. If you stay on the fairway around this layout, you'll love the conditions. If you get off the fairway though, you will have some difficult lies on dirt and rocks. The greens and bunkers seemed to be in good shape. The bent grass greens have held up well and they were not too many unrepaired ballmarks. I thought the speeds were average but putts were rolling true. All in all, very good conditions for late summer. I will complain a bit about the rate though. $54 for a Sunday 4:30 tee time? My partner said he asked for a twilight rate and got $29. Why was I charged $25 more?? I'll be sending the course a note. Assuming the price is right, I'll be back here again soon.

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    7/28/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Great course"
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    Course is in great shape, greens were slow and you could tell they had been punched within the last couple of weeks but hey rolled true. My main complaint and reasoning for not giving it 5 stars was the pace of play. They piled people up even though they had a starter. We waited pretty much on every hole and probably every shot. It had to be the longest round of golf in my life. They have 3 to 4 rangers driving around but they don't do anything to speed people up. If I wasn't playing so well we probably would have quit early.

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    7/27/18 - Review by jaydee

    "Great course"
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    First time playing this course. Played with my wife and another couple we know. All of us loved the course and lay-out, fair but not to tough for us average golfers. We all thought the course was in great summer conditions. Greens a little slow , but that is expected. Fairways overall in great shape and rough not too long. We will be back soon.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    7/25/18 - Review by GungaGalunga

    "Average"
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    Reviewed this earlier in the year and was harsh in my comments to the course...and it still needs work regarding the greens...most have significant issues around the edges of the green and a few are really bad...also noticed higher than usual ball marks not repaired on the greens. Shame for a nice layout. Bunkers need sand added...hit one shot and saw the liner of the bunker. there was probably 1/2 in of sand only. Fun course when it's in better shape, but this is not it's year. Hope they can turn it around soon.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    7/22/18 - Review by Drewpac

    "Worth playing"
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    Similar to some recent reviews, there are still challenges but it seems the course is improving. There are some issues with some tee boxes (just tee off around them), there are some issues with the greens on a couple of holes (yes 10 is bad), and probably the one that's the most confusing is the amount of weeds in some of the bunkers (easy fix). But overall, the course is in an improved condition. Its such a unique layout that seeing improvement is encouraging. As i said, there are issues, but $55 for a weekend round is unfortuntely on the low end around CLT these days, and you do get a good challenge with overall good conditions at HC. *We did get a cart that barely worked, which is odd and indicative of the financial challenges they face. Traded it in before we started, moved on. All went well after that.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    7/21/18 - Review by dischydo

    "Worth playing"
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    First time playing Eagle Chase after hearing great things. Was not as impressed as other reviews make it sound. About ⅓ of the greens had been partially sodded and the rest were punched about 2 weeks ago. Overall good layout but the greens were slow and the sod really made it questionable. Give it a month or 2

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    7/20/18 - Review by jaydee

    "Worth playing"
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    Played with my wife and another couple we know. Course in good condition overall. Now that we have played course a few times we are becoming more familiar with certain hazards you have to negotiate like knowing you have to lay up off the tee. Love the 14'th and 18'th holes.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    7/14/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Great course"
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    Tee boxes still have not improved. Par 3's are the worst. Some fairways have bare spots but for the most part are in great condition. Biggest issue right now is the bunkers, they are not raked and there are weeds/grass growing in them. I feel this is an easy issue to fix but shows that they aren't worried or can't pay someone to do it. I booked on teeoff.com and had a discount code so for $35 definitely worth it.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    7/14/18 - Review by Jdog85

    "Worth playing"
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    Layout, fairways and tee boxes in good condition. Now the greens are a different story. Need to put the new greens in and also improve some traps. Greens are bad, too soft people not properly repairing ball marks. Great course worst greens in Charlotte. Dont be fool by the drive by.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    7/12/18 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Worth playing"
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    Played here for the first time since the fall 2016 and I was impressed by the course conditions based on past reviews. Some of the greens had bare/dead spots, but with the exception of #10(almost unplayable) and #14 , they were located mainly on the edges away from the hole. The course could use a good soaking from mother nature as fairways and tee boxes were very firm. Hopefully this is an indication that Highland Creek is on it's way back to the shape I remember in the late 90's and early 2000's.

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  • Crowders Mountain Golf Club

    7/8/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time at Crowders and I loved it. Great fun and great views and a great price. I had low expectations for course conditions because of the price and the lack of amenities, but the key was that the bent grass greens were in good shape. A few collars had issues but the greens themselves rolled well and didn't have any issues - save one. Apparently a vandal took a 3-wheeler to the 17th green creating some nasty tire track damage. However, the green was big enough to put the pin away from the damage. Fairways were cut high so they were slow -- which helped on a few holes with sidehill slopes. The tee boxes were not manicured at all either -- a few were even cut in random spots that didn't look like a tee box (#6 and #11). That was kinda what I expected for the price and the rural location. Those course condition gripes aside, this was a ton of fun to play. It plays much shorter than the yardage on the card and many of the greens are flat and easy to read. The elevation changes provide much of the challenge. Almost every hole offers views of the namesake mountain. It's a very picturesque layout. My first meeting with "Young's Revenge" - the fabled "hardest par 5 in the world" - resulted in a double bogey, even though I was only about 15 yards off the green in 3. It is predictably overhyped, but does require 3 really good shots to get to the green. I look forward to getting my revenge the next time I play it. Take note that there is no driving range and the clubhouse doesn't sell beer. So bring your own cooler. I will be back again soon.

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  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    7/8/18 - Review by syncgolf

    "Perfect"
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    Ft Mill golf club is a Ross and Cobb design. Tee to green course was in best shape I have ever seen. Greens rolled true at medium to fast pace. Fun course to play and best value for your dollar. Proshop staff is always friendly.

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  • Edgewater Golf Club

    7/7/18 - Review by TheClaw

    "Great course"
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    Greens were in awesome shape, a little sandy but still great overall. Fairways and tee boxes in great shape (which is expected as remote and quiet as this course is). The best thing about this course is standing on the 3rd green we could not see or hear another human being. Very tranquil and enjoyable place to play. My only grip is some bunkers are orange and muddy, while others are completely filled with new white sand. The course does not rake the new white sand bunkers though so you can actually get a worse lie in them than the orange bunkers cos the sand is so fluffy. Minor issue though. Overall though a great place to play, conditions always fantastic, pace of play is always great as it is so quiet. Definitely worth the haul from Charlotte.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    7/7/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    The good - greens were in good shape and rolled pretty well, though they were not as fast and smooth as usual for Ballantyne. Plenty of beverage access before, during and at the turn. The starter and cart crew were courteous and helpful. The bad - the price (!) -- this round was a terrible value compared to other local courses given... the bunkers, plain terrible. The majority had standing water but even those that didn't played like dried up river beds. Every one my group landed in had to be played as ground under repair and it was difficult to find a playable spot. This really looked like negligent maintenance, like they hadn't been touched in weeks. I was also not happy that it was cart path only even though the fairways were fine (I noticed the next morning that the cart rule was 90*). The tee boxes were also very bad -- many were very thin and muddy. Overall, these were course conditions I'd expect to see at a $40 course at best, not one that charges $82 for an afternoon round. I will not be back to play at those rates.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    7/5/18 - Review by Shankapotomous

    "Great course"
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    Eagle Chase is always a welcome addition to the rotation of courses that I play. If it wasn't for the time it takes me to drive there to play, I would play there far more often. It's a completely different style of course than you will find any other place in the area. It gives you a mountain course feel with the elevation changes and slopes and is a test unlike other courses in the area. Having said that, they are making their way through some of the same issues that have plagued other courses in the area over the harsh winter. However they are handling the necessary recovery efforts better than most courses. Roughly 5 to 6 greens had some form of winter damage that they have worked hard to repair. Of those greens there were only 2 that I would call "damaged" currently. However the sod they replaced and the aeration and top dressing is taking well. All but 1 green should be 95% healed within the next 2 weeks with a little rain. Having said that, the course staff does an EXCELLENT job of placing the pins in unaffected areas of the greens and still making sure your experience is pleasurable. Fairways are very well maintained and course conditions are as good as any around. When the greens on this course are healed, they will be back to being some of the best (as they normally are) in all of Charlotte. It is well worth playing. If you are the type however that gets easily frustrated at conditions that are not pristine (even if due to acts of nature) then hold off for about 3 more weeks before playing it. But if you are the type of player who recognizes a good course, understands how conditions change and appreciates a staff that takes care of you and does the best they can to get the course back in the tip top shape it almost always is, then give it a shot and make sure to go in the clubhouse afterwards and tell Wally and the staff that they are doing a great job with the hand they were dealt. It is an excellent value for the course you always get. It's a great mix of holes and strategy that you don't use on most other courses. Appreciate the views and give it a go !

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    7/4/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    The course was in very good shape, but the greens were still slow (as the last review noted). Once you adjust to the speed, it's fine because there are no problems with the greens. Very few ball marks -- which compared to other bent grass courses like Emerald Lake is an accomplishment worthy of note. They had us start on the back 9 - no reason given, but whatever. There were no marshals on the course -- it was the 4th of July afterall -- and so we ran into a roadblock with slow play on our 10th hole. There was also no cart girl on a 90+ degree day. Again, it's a holiday so I assumed they were just under staffed. The GPS touchscreen in our cart was non-functional so we couldn't really use it to check distances. I also noted that while the scorecard had up to date ratings for the tee boxes, they have not been updated on GHIN. So I couldn't post my score with the right tee ratings. Those are all little things, granted, but they added up. So this course has the potential to be a 5 star gem around Charlotte. For now, I gave it 4. Happy 4th y'all!

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    6/30/18 - Review by TheClaw

    "Perfect"
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    I booked a last minute tee time at Carolina Lakes but was initially hesitant about it as I feared the greens would be under stress from the heat. Boy was I wrong. Every green had a perfect covering of pristine bent grass. The course was in perfect condition. Everything about it was great but the greens were a real highlight. They were a touch on the slow side for how good they looked but I understand they are keeping them long and well watered. I highly recommend you get out there and play Carolina Lakes and enjoy it while it is in such great condition.

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  • Deer Brook Golf Club

    6/29/18 - Review by Shankapotomous

    "Great course"
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    Overall this course was in great shape. For those of you that haven't given Deer Brook a chance you should find the time to make the drive. Greens were in very good shape given the rough winter and the time of year for aeration. They aerated the first week of June so they have recovered very well with no signs at all of any punch marks. Fairways were in very good shape, and bunkers were well maintained. There really wasn't anything at all to complain about the day that I was playing, short of it being slow play. That isn't the courses fault though, just happened to be how it went, but still finished in the standard 4 1/2 hours. Overall given the many other courses I have played around the area recently, Deer Brook ranks near the very top for course quality, layout, and condition.

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    6/27/18 - Review by Shankapotomous

    "Perfect"
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    I stumbled on this website recently and I firmly believe in first hand reviews. So since I play often and everywhere, I thought this might be helpful. First of all ... if you have not played Red Bridge or its been a while, do yourself a favor and go again. In terms of public courses in Charlotte, Red Bridge is absolutely one of the best I have played. It starts at check in with a first class staff (Mark Davis - Head Pro) is always extremely helpful and attentive. And it goes through the grounds crew who do a great job with the course. This truly is a hidden gem. It is always in top notch shape and is a true test to your game. The greens are very smooth and well manicured, and the fairways are green and great turf to hit off. The seeding of the course is consistent and flush and green throughout. The rough is fair and plays consistent hole to hole. The bunkers are well maintained and fair to hit from (actually true playing sand .... not the dirt or hard pan many courses have). There are 2 greens (12 and 15) which had small winter kill which is being addressed and rectified by the grounds crew. These greens were aerated and top dressed and are recovering appropriately, and they do a good job of placing the pins where you can still play the greens fairly so keep an open mind and be glad they are doing everything they can to have those back in tip top shape soon too. Several holes have some newly laid sod which seems to be a proactive course improvement to areas before they became an issue (so kudos to the grounds crew and staff for being proactive and not reactive). Weekday rounds (pay at the counter are roughly $35 but if you pay online you can get them as cheap as $25 in some cases). Pace of play is what you would expect and the course is a great mix of dog legs left and right, and is made up of 5 par 5's, 5 par 3's and 8 par 4's. All of which play tough but fair. All in all, if you haven't played here .... you are missing out. Do yourself a favor and go play Red Bridge and take a few friends as well, you will not be disappointed. This really is a hidden gem around the area.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    6/26/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Course is in overall great shape, nothing wrong with the bunkers, fairways or anything, but they just recently punched the course tee to green within a week or less, so some holes here and there on the tee boxes and fairways, but greens are extremely bumpy from being punched but still rolling pretty quick! Overall you cant go wrong playing here, only thing I was disappointed to hear was they were only cutting off $10 the price to play while the greens were punched!

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    6/24/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Worth playing"
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    Very surprised on the conditions of this course. It is a complete turn around from the last time I played it. There are still maybe 6-7 tee boxes that need significant work but the rest of the course is in great condition. I am not sure it is worth $55 but the greens roll true and are playable. I am happy to see the change here as this has always been a favorite course of mine. On the back 9 there are a couple of holes where they are doing some minor construction but it didn't come into play.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    6/24/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Perfect"
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    I've said it a few times over the past few months, but if you aren't playing at Monroe CC you are not doing yourself a favor, the price, the conditions and everything are outstanding! They just punched the greens just over 2 weeks ago and the greens were in perfect condition and rolling quick!! Go out and play this course!!

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    6/23/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Great course"
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    Course is in excellent condition with the exception of about 2-3 holes in which the fringe was burned off. We had no issues with anything else on the course. I would complain that they need a marshal out there to move people along. We had a group of 3 and were constantly waiting on a group of 2 that would hit multiple shots. Behind us they let out a group of about 6 and each had their own cart. Can't beat the price if you find a special online.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    6/22/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Below average"
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    I know the course is about to close but figured I would give everyone the heads up. Entire course is in great condition but the greens are 100% burned out. They charge walking rates since they are almost unplayable. If you are looking for a quick round to work on every aspect of your game except putting then it is worth it. We played the greens as an automatic 2 putt, it was like putting on a hardwood floor.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    6/20/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Course is in great shape, greens had just been punched, so they were a tad bumpy in places and super slow, seemed and looked a bit fuzzy, but with bentgrass I think they didn't want to cut them right after punching them, but we played for a reasonable rate, so cant complain! Course should be good to go and back to normal conditions soon!

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    6/16/18 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Great course"
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    Aside from a few dead spots around some of the fringe areas near the greens, this course was in spectacular shape. Fairways were perfect, greens excellent. The carts have some nice features...GPS screens (That are pretty accurate) and USB charging plus for your phone. Nice job Carolina Lakes getting your greens back!

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  • The Divide Golf Club

    6/16/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Average"
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    The course is more playable than it was on my last visit (Labor Day last year). Conditions are still hit and miss. Greens were very soft -- likely aerated recently. Several on the front 9 had major problems with little or no grass in spots. These were mostly the shady greens that get little sunlight -- #3, #4, #7. This made putting very bumpy and unpredictable on those greens. The back 9 greens were better but I doubt they'll get the few (#12 was another rough one) greens I mentioned back this season. There were a few other head-scratching maintenance issues -- a giant patch of resodded fairway on #9 that was overgrown like rough but covered the left half of the fairway, unmown grass right next to the 16th green, and grass in the greenside bunker at #17. They are also doing work on #18 which has the cart path to the second fairway blocked -- which requires a long detour by the 1st green to get around the lake. All in all, the course is playable now and you might have a good round if you avoid those issues. They are clearly putting some work into the course. However, right now it's still overpriced. $34 for that late on a weekend afternoon was about $10 too high for those conditions.

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    6/15/18

    Warrior Golf Club closed for a greens renovation on 5/29. The course is targeting an early August re-open. They are switching over from Bent Grass to Champion G12 Ultra Dwarf Bermuda. They've already removed ~2000 trees to maximize sunlight and airflow to the new greens. Further upgrades to the irrigation system and walk mowers will keep the course in great shape moving forward. They also have a new fleet of golf carts equipped with GPS -- which means they will keep you from getting close to the greens and tees. Mike Cagiano is the new superintendent who started last Fall -- he came over from River Run. The course should have a great setup once it re-opens in August.

  • The Tradition Golf Club

    6/15/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Greens were just punched 10 days prior to our round and were mostly fine, just a little on the slow side still. No major issues and they will probably be in good shape with another week where they can cut 'em faster. Most of the tee boxes were spotty, but fairways and bunkers were in good shape. We played on the last day of the $25 aeration deal and it was a great value.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    6/10/18 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Below average"
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    Overall, this is a good beginner course, but after playing Rocky River Friday, this course just about drove me crazy. A lot of bare spots in fairways, a lot of rocks in areas just off fairways, bunkers as hard as concrete, and greens that might have ran at a 7 on the stimp (if they weren't losing them). Overall, the conditions wouldn't bother me if the green fee/cart fee weren't higher than the majority of the other public courses in the area. But $52 to play, and another $10 for approximately 45 range balls, is a joke. I don't suggest playing Highland Creek, especially with Skybrook and Rocky River so close.

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    6/9/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Amazing course, great layout, kind of reminds me of the low country or Myrtle Beach if it wasn't in this area, pretty flat course overall, some creeks and water to play around, but was a great course and was in excellent shape! Only wish it didn't cost an arm and a leg to play there on the weekends, its a bit of a drive for me from north charlotte area, but was worth it! But if it was priced closer to Monroe price Id play it more!

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  • Glen Oaks Golf Club

    6/8/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Found this course on GolfNow, played there relatively cheap, the guy inside asked how I found out and told him Id found it on golf now, he was like they had just started using them in the last little bit and has helped generate traffic to the course which is good to know. The course itself was in great shape, few greens had some isolated issues but most of them were in great shape, fairways were excellent, definitely a course you will want to play a few times to learn the layout and where to hit the ball, plays quirky in the way the holes are laid out, but ill definitely be visiting again to play!

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    6/8/18 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"
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    Got out of the office a little early and played a late 18 with B-Man himself. I had never played this course and have heard so many good things about it, so I was excited to get out. It didnt disappoint. The fairways were green and in great shape, and the greens were fast and true. There was a little bit of an issue on 17 green (not sure if its winter kill or what), but it seemed close to flawless other than that. Can't wait to get back to this course.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    6/7/18

    Update on the greens renovation: The course will be closed from July 5th until the first of September as they switch over from Bentgrass to MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens. They'll also be leveling tee boxes and making other improvements. They will have a web page with status updates on the renovation and I will post it on the message board once I get it from Ratcliffe.

  • Charlotte National Golf Club

    6/7/18

    Quick update from playing 9 holes yesterday - they've sprayed the greens to kill them off before the switchover to bermuda. That has made them very thin and lightning FAST! If you enjoy putting on glass or Augusta-style green speeds, go play Charlotte National this week. The greens probably have another week of playability and it was a fun challenge not to 3 or 4 putt! Also, they've mown down spots on a few holes for the temporary greens so you can sorta see how the course will play in a few weeks.

  • Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course

    6/7/18

    I had a great chat with Del Ratcliffe this week about plans for all of his courses, including the Harry Jones course near Renaissance Park. Plans are not yet finalized but they have brought in Ron Garl (he designed the now closed Regent Park golf course) to consult on a likely redesign of all 18 holes. This municipal course has many holes built on the site of a former city landfill which presents many challenges for the maintenance and upkeep of good playing conditions. If the redesign proposal moves forward, the course would likely be closed for 18-24 months. This is one of the reasons Ratcliffe Golf Services is investing now in making improvements to their other courses -- Charles T Myers (new greens this summer), the Sifford Course at Revolution Park and Sunset Hills. I'll keep you posted as I hear more about the plans for this course.

  • Birkdale Golf Club

    6/4/18 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Average"
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    Birkdale is the perfect example of why I hate the current state of golf. They charge $65 for a course that is very green, but plays pretty terrible. The course looked great- very green, not many issues in the fairways or tee boxes, and greens looked decent from the fairways. In reality, if you missed a fairway at all, you were probably not finding your ball because of isolated dirt patches that shoot your ball way off line, or thick bermuda rough that wasn't that thick at Quail for the PGA. The greens were incredibly soft and a hair furry (read: slow). I had heard a lot of good stuff about Birkdale, and later this summer I might give it another go, but I am not impressed with the $65 round Sunday.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    6/3/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    One of my top 5 favorite public courses in the area is in pretty good shape. They just have a handful of greens with areas they had to aerify recently due to lingering winterkill issues but the greens are large enough that they were able to put pins in spots where it did not affect play. They had a note posted on each cart listing the holes affected and asking you to play them as ground under repair. The only one I really noticed was #9 but the others (#1, #8, #17 and #18) were not that bad. All the other greens were immaculate and rolling well. This is a great course with beautiful views and it's very reasonably priced. I need to play it once a month at least.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    6/2/18 - Forum Posting by The B-Man titled "Courses closed this summer"

    Add Charles T Myers to the list of courses closing for some time this summer. They are replacing their greens with bermuda, just like Charlotte National. So they will be closed in July/Aug.

    Help me keep track of the courses closing for some time this summer:

    Springfield
    Mooresville
    Charlotte National
    Charles T Myers
    Larkhaven (permanently)

    Did I miss one?

  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    6/2/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    Disclaimer: Charles T Myers is redoing their greens and closing in July/August. Today the course was in really good shape - except maybe for the tee boxes, but that did not affect play really. The greens in particular were very good. Play the bentgrass greens while you can since they're being replaced next month with bermuda. The course held up well today even with two ten minute downpours during our back nine. We did have to play through some puddles but many courses would have been unplayable after that much rain in such a short time. I did wish the carts had a pull down rain cover though! I may try to get back out here before it closes in July.

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    5/27/18 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "The Hits Just Keep On Coming"

    Mooresville is currently using 3 temporary greens and will close on June 11th for the remainder of the month to complete repairs to the course.

  • Charlotte National Golf Club

    5/27/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    Conditions were fine - especially compared to other public courses in Charlotte right now. However... Charlotte National is replacing their 20 year old bent grass greens with Bermuda in July. So they will be killing off the bent grass in June and going to a reduced rate as they die off and are replaced with Bermuda. Then they will offer temporary greens in July while the new greens grow in. So you've probably got another 2-3 weeks to play the course as is. If I get out there to practice in the next month, I'll post another update.

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  • Chester Golf Club

    5/27/18 - Review by syncgolf

    "Perfect"
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    Course was in great shape. I love the new greens they roll true and fast. Fun course with generous fairways. Best value for your money only 33 min from my house Played in 4 hours on a Sunday. will be back again soon!

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  • Monroe Country Club

    5/27/18 - Review by mattc1323

    "Great course"
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    Fun little course. Greens are in great shape. They let a walker go off in front of us, at 8:00am, caused us to have a 5 hour round. Very frustrating, but the course is a solid play at a great price.

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  • Mooresville Golf Club

    5/27/18 - Review by KyleSmith

    "Great course"
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    Disclaimer up front: yes, they have three temp greens currently. That shouldn't keep you from playing this course if you are in the area. This is the best public track I have played in Charlotte. Hands down. The back nine (our front nine) can play a little tight, but many holes I hit 2 iron off the tee and still had low iron/wedge in. The course was well kept and the greens were pristine. I will for sure be back that way this summer once the greens are finished.

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  • Carolina Lakes Golf Club

    5/25/18 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    This was my first visit to Carolina Lakes, and I will most definitely be back. The cold Spring and resulting winter kill have affected just about every course in the Charlotte area this year, but Carolina Lakes was in phenomenal shape. Greens were excellent, as were the fairways. An occasional tee box had some thin spots, but those were few and far between. Each of the numerous bunkers on the course were well maintained and had plenty of soft white sand in them. Every sprinkler head had yardages on them and there were markers in the fairways and on cart paths. The cart paths are also well maintained. The layout of the course is outstanding as well. The course is inside of the Sun City retirement community, and winds it way through it. There is a mix of short and long holes, straight holes and doglegs. You will hit clubs other than driver off of several tees and that helps to provide great variety to the course. The four par 3's all demand carries over water or natural areas. There is a good bit of elevation change, particularly on the back nine. Perhaps the signature hole is #9, a dogleg right par 4 that features 7 bunkers that the tee shot must be threaded through. This is not a course that you can walk, as there are a few lengthy rides between holes. The fleet of carts is new and full of features, including the best GPS system I've ever seen in a cart. The GPS touch screen gives you a flyover of each hole, in addition to the distances to the front, back, and that day's hole location. I did not go into the clubhouse, but those amenities seem top class as well. Staff was pleasant and helpful. Pace of play was great. Our twosome got around in less than 3.5 hours on the Friday afternoon of a holiday weekend. As I mentioned above, Carolina Lakes is in about the best shape of any course in the Charlotte area currently. The conditions and layout make this one a must play for anyone.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    5/24/18 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Perfect"
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    Played in a church tournament today which was the first time playing here since ??? Course was in fantastic shape even though they had heavy rain the night before. I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed playing here in the past. I will be back and soon.

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  • Verdict Ridge Golf & Country Club

    5/22/18 - Review by tpac

    "Great course"
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    First time playing the course. Really enjoyed it. Free access to range balls during pre-round warmup was nice.. wish other courses would follow suite. Cart, while didn't have GPS, seemed fairly new and had plenty of power. Pro Shop guys were super nice and helpful to a first time visitor. Locker room was very nice. If I lived closer, would contemplate a membership here. Only complaint was they had just sanded the greens, so coupled with the early morning dew, it was a bit messy out there. Having said that, can't wait to go back to play those rolling fairways!

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  • Stonebridge Golf Club

    5/21/18 - Review by ILL-INI

    "Great course"
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    I've played Stonebridge 5 or 6 times in the last 30 days and it's been in really good shape each time. They mini-punched a couple weeks ago but the greens are pretty much back to normal - a little hairy as of yesterday but that's too be expected - they still roll true just have to put a little more speed on them. Prior to the punch they were rolling at least a 10 and true. Some of the "Gold" back tees are in need of some love but really only a couple are in need of repair. Exceptional golf course, exceptional staff, exceptional value. This and Carolina Lakes (At sun city) are my must plays right now.

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  • Springfield Golf Club

    5/18/18 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "Springfield Golf Club Update"

    Got this email from Springfield Golf Club today: "We have experienced severe winter kill on several of our greens due to the past winter. We have closed the golf course until May 26th to address these issues. At that time, the back nine of the course will reopen with two temporary greens. The front nine will remain closed to allow the greens to heal and the new greens to establish.
    We greatly appreciate your understanding and patience while we work diligently to restore the course to the standards we all expect."

  • Skybrook Golf Club

    5/13/18 - Review by jscum13

    "Worth playing"
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    Skybrook is coming around. Definitely putting in the effort to make the course great. They are suffering from the same issues as most public courses right now, thin fairways, dead in some spots like on 1 fairway and 5 fairway, but the greens are really good, no poa and rolling true. The fast pace of play may have had to do with sneaking out on Mother's Day morning and the 95 degree forecast, but Skybrook usually isn't a slow round. They look to be completely over their bunker issues of the past, I was in 2 or 3 and felt very confident in the sand each time. They are trying (watering diligently during the day) and that's all you can ask for when searching for a public course in Charlotte right now. Not many others can say the same. Should be in really good shape this summer.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    5/12/18 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Great course"
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    Fairways and greens are spectacular. Most bunkers are in good shape. Some of the tee boxes are chewed up. The course is trying to repair the regular mens tee boxes, so some tee positions are playing back and some are playing from the senior area. Course does a pretty good job trying to keep the pace of play around 4.5 hours. On hot days, the ranger drives around with cold wet towels to cool down with. Nice touch

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    5/10/18 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Worth playing"
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    First time playing here since 2012. Greens and bunkers were in good shape but tee boxes and fairways were not. Number one fairway was in the worst shape of them all and had maintenance being done to it while we teed off. They appear to be making an honest effort to get it back in shape so I will be back as this was once one of my favorite courses.

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  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    5/9/18 - Review by Acgolf

    "Average"
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    This was my 3rd or 4th time playing FM, the other times were all last summer. The course was not good this time around. Fairways were mediocre at best, the green on 2 was dismal. Overall, this was VERY overpriced and I will not be back until I read that improvements have been made.

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  • Fort Mill Golf Club

    5/8/18 - Review by tpac

    "Worth playing"
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    We teed off at 2pm on a Monday afternoon. There were very few other golfers on the course, so we played at a relaxed pace. The course was in OK shape. Yes, there were some problem areas and some of the greens had a bit of weed infestation, but it's a public course. If you're expecting Charlotte Country Club type conditions, you've set yourself up to be disappointed. To me, it was as good as most public courses in the area. Of course some are much better - Skybrook, Verdict Ridge, but there are plenty that are worse. So for my $46, I feel it was worth the drive down I-77.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    5/5/18 - Forum Posting by Rob glaz titled "Highland creek"

    So highland creek is still crap? I got the entercom golf pass hoping those courses would be in better shape after the managment change

  • Mooresville Golf Club

    5/5/18 - Review by dischydo

    "Great course"
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    Fairways were in bad shape. #2,4 and 18 greens were bad as well. A A member told me that they are closing it down for a month to get them back. They really want it to be a great course, which it could be

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    5/1/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Course is in good shape, greens are a little thin in areas but roll smooth, they had punched 2-3 greens but didn't affect play at all, course is looking beautiful tho, one of the best public courses around, just wish it didn't take me 45 minutes to get there! Honestly this course and Monroe CC have become my favorite 2 public courses around the Charlotte region, both are in good shape and you cant beat the price they charge!!

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    4/30/18 - Forum Posting by CHRISTOPHER BUHSE titled "Re: Highland Creek Conditions?"

    Played there on 4/29/18 and it was in such bad shape. Even if the green fees were free, it would not be worth it. It's a shame as its a great layout. Conditions are horrible and don't see them improving without a lot of time and money.

  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    4/29/18 - Review by jscum13

    "Below average"
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    Almost every tee box was dead. Dirt or significant issues but you had to search for grass in order to put a peg in the ground. Greens were fast, very fast...and true but half the greens were suffering from significant poa disease and it was thick and prevalent around the greens making the Texas wedge almost impossible. Red Bridge is usually in good shape but judging by the reviews on this site, it appears April hasnít been a good month for the public tracks. Course was very dry too, fairways thin and spotty and need the heat really bad.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    4/26/18 - Review by GungaGalunga

    "Bad, stay away"
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    Played in a Captains Choice fundraiser...and thankful I had not paid good money to play my own ball given the course conditions. It is in embarrassing shape. I don't think any of the greens were in good shape...some are in terrible shape...fairways were horrendous...tee boxes trashy...not sure what is going on because this is a good track and layout...but in really bad shape right now. Sad.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    4/22/18 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "Re: Highland Creek Conditions?"

    Yeah, it's kind of funny that after all of the hullabaloo over the Jeff Silverstein/CGT debacle, and then the dividing up of the courses amongst different management groups, the six surviving CGT courses have all ended up back under the same umbrella (Pinnacle) again. I've played four of those in the last year, and they've all been meh as far as conditions go. I haven't heard great things about the other two (Skybrook and Birkdale), either. Personally, I'm not optimistic.

  • Skybrook Golf Club

    4/22/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Worth playing"
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    Played here this past weekend in a charity event, going to give it a 3.5 stars but trending towards 4, greens are starting to come around and should be pretty good with some isolated issues in the next week or two with some warmer weather, little bumpy but still played really well. Fairways still pretty patchy and need the Bermuda to grow thru, could stand a few weeks of 80 degree weather! Tee boxes pretty decent overall. They have done a huge renovation to the bunkers and most are in great shape now, the course has isolated issues but I expect this place to be superb before the year is out if they keep working on it at the rate they are going!

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  • The Tradition Golf Club

    4/22/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Worth playing"
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    I would say 75% of the greens are in decent shape. The other 25% had bumpy patches or were bare. Fairways were extremely bare, tee boxes were good for the most part. We booked a 1:20 tee time and didn't tee off until 1:40ish. The starter was pairing people together to create foursomes but it was a waste of time. There would be a one or two some mixed in. There was also no ranger to help speed up play. We had a group constantly hit into us when there was a four some in front of us. At one point a single (with his girl in the cart) drove in front of us while we were on the green. We then had to wait for him on the next 2 holes. They need someone out there to control the pace of play

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    4/21/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Worth playing"
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    Majority of the course is in great shape. I didn't notice any issues with the bunkers, tee boxes or fairways. I would say 75% of the greens are in good shape. Most of the fringe around the greens is bare or dead. There were a couple of holes in which the greens were very bumpy and looked like they had a disease. There were bare spots and rough patches but it only affected about 25% of the greens and they were still playable. Found a special on BirdieBug for 37 bucks so it was definitely worth it. I would imagine in a couple of weeks this could be back to 5 stars

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  • Warrior Golf Club

    4/21/18 - Review by MosherH'ville

    "Great course"
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    First review. They've been doing a lot of work at Warrior. Cleared out numerous trees throughout the course, giving it more of an open feel. Greens are rolling true with few if any blemishes. Very pleased here. Rest of the course is growing back nicely, still lots of dead areas but to be expected with extended bouts of cold.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    4/19/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Greens are in excellent shape, cant ask for much better conditions, still quite a few dormant spots on the course, but fairways trying to grow out slowly!!! Overall still one of the best courses in the region!

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  • Skybrook Golf Club

    4/17/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    The layout is still a favorite of mine, pretty much a mountain course with elevation changes on almost every hole. The course conditions were okay and certainly playable. However, most of the fairways have serious issues that remind me of the winterkill that Rocky River suffered a couple of years ago. The impacted fairways (I lost track but it's easily half) are basically bare dirt with no grass. In some cases, we gave ourselves a better lie on the few blades of grass we could find near our ball but that was a challenge. I didn't get a chance to chat with the pro shop about what was going on. Greens were good. Speed was good even though they were just a bit bumpy. I didn't notice any major problems so I'd expect the greens will be in good seasonal form very soon. The bunker issues of the past 2 years seem to be resolved. I didn't have a problem with any of the ones I visited. Tee boxes were mixed but no issues affected play. It's just those fairways -- they are an eyesore and you're better off being just off in the rough. Also, if anyone ever figures out how best to play the tee shot on #10, I'm all ears. I despise that hole!

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  • Larkhaven Golf Club

    4/15/18 - Review by DriveCannon

    "Bad, stay away"
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    As I understand they are closing down the course at the end of this season, there is still is no excuse. After reading comments that the course has significant construction throughout, I followed up by calling into the club house to hear first hand. The staff did not fully describe how bad the construction actually is. There is some type of pipeline being run through the entire course almost toughing every other hole. This mud path is 20ft across and extremely affects holes 1,10,11,12,18 to the point of being un-playable. Needless to say I will not be back, and I would think the course would deeply discount their prices due how bad these conditions are. I use to really enjoy this course, it sucks they are closing.

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  • Highland Creek Golf Club

    4/14/18 - Review by GolfNiners5

    "Never going back"
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    Posting this review for a friend. I did not play but wanted to keep everyone updated. He stated there are still significant issues with the course which now has gone into the fairways. Greens are awful and the course rarely gets mowed. Fairways have weeds growing in them and also needs to be mowed. He said they almost thought about quitting after 7 holes because the course was that bad. I am not sure what is going on there but the last 3-4 reviews have not been good and it doesn't seem as if they are making any changes to better the course

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  • Monroe Country Club

    4/14/18 - Review by jscum13

    "Below average"
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    You know how you get stuck behind that one group?? That one group that plays so slow and is a hole behind the entire round. Turns your 4 hour round in to 5 hours. That happened to our group today and no one at Monroe did anything about it, including the head pro Nick who came out to the course, saw a group well behind and did nothing about it. A member of our group even said something to him about the pace of play and he rudely blew him off. He was an eye witness to an errant shot that nearly hit my playing partner on the fly, with no fore call, and he did nothing to reprimand that group. Thatís the head pro of a public course ignoring the request of a paid golfer. Nick and his staff did nothing to speed these guys up. The greens were great and fast and the course is coming in slowly, but that was a really bad look for a course I (used to) hold to high regard. Safe to say I wonít be back.

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    4/14/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    I have to caveat this review with the fact that I shot my career best tying round (76) - lol. I actually told my dad during the round that if I shot my best score, I would take on an extra half star to my review. The other caveat is that Red Bridge has literally been my favorite public course in the area for the last several years. So I have high expectations around here. I have to say though that it is not in the best shape right now. The bermuda greens are blotched with poa annua - really badly on the front 9, not so much on the back. It does affect putting on about 1/3 of the holes. Talking to the staff, they acknowledged it would be a few weeks before the poa annua dies off as the bermuda wakes up and starts growing again. In addition to the greens, the tee boxes were badly torn up and many were bare dirt. The fairways were very thin and at least one (#8) was littered with weeds. So the course is showing some neglect in addition to the poa annua. That was disappointing to see -- this course is usually in tremendous shape. I got a very good deal online ($26 for a 2pm Saturday tee time) so the value was certainly there. Pace of play was slow but we were warned that a large outing had teed off about 45 minutes before we did. The issues I listed didn't significantly affect play (though we allowed everyone to move their ball on the green if there was poa annua in the immediate direct line). I just expected better. With the score I shot, I'll be back of course :-P, but I'll probably wait at least a month before I consider it.

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  • Charles T. Myers Golf Club

    4/13/18 - Review by The B-Man

    "Great course"
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    My first time back at Charles T in a long while. I have great memories of playing here a bunch over 15 years ago when I had an annual membership. The course still feels and plays the same. I only got to play the back 9 today as I came out after work. There was not another soul on the back 9 though so it was a leisurely round - big thanks to the pro shop for telling me to play the back. Course conditions were pretty good. 90% of the green surfaces were nearly perfect, but several had some bumpy bare spots - I noticed it on 10, 11 and 17 the most. Everything else was just fine. I'll be back out soon to play the entire 18!

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    4/12/18 - Review by nstoudt

    "Below average"
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    Tee boxes and fairways were in pretty rough shape. The front 9 had a few holes water logged. With that being said, the greens were in amazing condition. Yet for $49, way over priced.

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  • Monroe Country Club

    4/6/18 - Review by aepfeiffer

    "Great course"
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    Course is really coming in, fairways trying their best to grow in, with some rain and warm weather this course will possibly be the best public course around Charlotte this year, the greens are ultra smooth and quick usually, this course is a fun course to play, the front 9 and back 9 play totally different and the staff are super friendly, I've played here quite often lately due to the quality of the course versus others and usually play pretty quick except a few times! If you want good greens and a good course layout overall then this is the place to play!!!

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  • Red Bridge Golf & Country Club

    4/6/18 - Review by jaydee

    "Great course"
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    Tee boxes / areas are pretty rough shape but not a real concern for me. Greens in good shape, some irregular areas thought but course in great shape for early April. Got a deal on GolfNow, at $20 each I'll play this course all day. Both me and my wife always enjoy course.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    2/23/18 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Played Emerald Lake on Friday. Weather was absolutely perfect. Course is in fairly good shape, other than the fact that it was really wet in spots, which was odd, as it hasn't rained much at all lately. Greens were the best I've seen them at Emerald Lake in quite sometime. The bermuda on the fairways and rough is still dormant, but should start greening up soon. They had some tees pushed up as they were letting some boxes recover. New clubhouse/grill is gorgeous. Pace of play was good. Our threesome got around in exactly 4 hours despite several foursomes directly in front of us.

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  • Larkhaven Golf Club

    2/18/18 - Review by GinMillDJ

    "Worth playing"
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    I'm giving it 3 stars because the greens are in excellent shape. They are digging sewer lines in through much of the course, so several holes are affected. There are ditches and netting/tarps across # 1 Fairway, #10 end of fairway, beginning of 12th hole (tee boxes are pushed up); 17 in front of the pond and 18 is now a par 3. Some of the bunkers had hard clay/dirt in them instead of fluffy sand. Luckily it was only $25 to play on a Sunday. Any more than that it would not be a very good value. Staff is always friendly, however the dress code is severely relaxed. Jeans, t-shirts and even a flannel shirt was spotted.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    12/1/17 - Review by GetThere214

    "Great course"
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    Love this course. Course is in great shape for late fall. Did have some leaves on and around the greens which is to be expected. They got some new golf carts which are really nice. Can't wait to get out here again.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    11/29/17 - Review by BetterThanMost

    "Great course"
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    Wanted to post an update, particularly about Olde Sycamore's greens. They were in much better condition than the previous post. The cooler November weather seems to have served them well. Tees, fairways, rough, bunkers all in excellent shape.

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  • Emerald Lake Golf Club

    11/19/17 - Review by TheClaw

    "Bad, stay away"
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    Giving them 1 star for pace of play. Course wasn't that busy, but they sent out a 4-ball and 3-ball of beginner golfers. By the time they finished they were 5 holes behind (and never caught up). No ranger in sight. In addition to slow play these guys were tearing the course up with massive divots, not raking bunkers (even taking practice swings in the sand). If there had been a ranger we could have told him/her to explain how golf works to these beginners (they don't know any better). The course was happy to take our money, and not care about customer service after that.

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  • Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

    11/4/17 - Review by kuehbr

    "Below average"
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    Teed off at 12:30 on Saturday and it was probably my least favorite experience at Olde Sycamore. The pace of play was extremely slow, consistently had 3 to 4 groups waiting in front and behind us for a 4some that didnt know what ready golf was. The greens are shot right now. They are in a world of trouble for next summer if they can't get the roots to grow deeper and some spots were basically sand/dirt around the holes. Tee boxes are similar to greens. Fairways were nice and they have new carts. But for $70 dollars this place did not come close to expectations.. Would expect it from a $30-$40 dollar course.. save your money or look for deals to play this course right now. BirdieBug or GolfNow usually runs a couple of them.

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  • Eagle Chase Golf Club

    10/22/17 - Review by MGOBLUE

    "Perfect"
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    This was my first time playing Eagle Chase, but after reading many good reviews over the years I decided to give it a try and I was not disappointed. The course conditions were near perfect,the layout was very challenging and the staff was very friendly. They even had a ranger on the course successfully keeping the pace of play at 4 hours. The drive from Ft Mill was almost 1 hour, but once you exited I-485 , the drive in the country was a great change of pace from typical highway driving in and around Charlotte. I will definitely be back.

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  • Tega Cay Golf Club

    10/20/17 - Review by syncgolf

    "Perfect"
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    played tega cay and found the course to be in perfect conditions. ball sits perfect in the fairways, tees are well kept. greens rolling wry true and quick. one of the few public course that is not only keeping the course in good shape but actually improving and making it better. best value in town for the quality

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  • Tillery Tradition Country Club

    10/18/17 - Review by tvrepairex

    "Great course"
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    Played this course early morning, first time on the new greens. The greens themselves were very good,smooth,medium speed.There were some areas on a few greens that had been sodded at the edges near the fringes.These did not affect our play and I had heard about these in advance through their emails.Fairways were great and the tee boxes for the most part very good.The rough seemed a little thicker than in the past ,but not as bad as some other area courses. The traps on the other hand had not been raked and this had usually been a strength of the course.Maybe because we were out before they got a chance to do them? Overall very good course but they have raised their rates somewhat,thirty five dollars for senior rate in the weekdays.I love the course,but can do better price wise and closer than a 45 min.drive.

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  • Rocky River Golf Club

    10/14/17 - Review by Opow

    "Great course"
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    All I can says is that this place is in great shape as it always seems to be. The price is a little more than I like to spend but it was worth it. Greens are always fast and true. I still don't like the bunker because of stones in some of them but other then that I would always recommend playing here.

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  • Birkdale Golf Club

    10/13/17 - Review by Opow

    "Never going back"
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    Six years later and this place is still in bad shape. I wish the would get a real management company in hear to fix the place. Nothing is worse than hit a ball on the first green about ten feet away and when you walk up on green you see that there is no way you can make the putt because of clumps of crabgrass and bear spots in your line. It also looked as if the just cut the rough because the clippings were everywhere and we lost two balls under it. I said six years ago it was crap and I would not be back and I should have stayed away.

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  • Harry L. Jones Sr. Golf Course

    10/5/17 - Review by The B-Man

    "Worth playing"
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    My first time back at RP in several years. I do enjoy the uniqueness of the layout, with lots of elevation changes and hilly terrain, a few blind shots. It was very familiar even having not played here in so long. That said, the course is quirky. Lies will be hit or miss everywhere. Since so many holes are sloped and hilly even fairway lies will be iffy. The fairways were in good shape for the most part. The rough on many holes had not been mowed recently, so we nearly lost a few balls in it. The greens on the front 9 were really good and quick. The back 9 was like a completely different course and very disappointing. Most of the greens were nearly unputtable due to sandy bare spots. Count two putts and pick up your ball. That bad. Not sure why the front 9 and back 9 were like night and day. I will say that the pro shop attendant mentioned that they had aerated 2 weeks ago and gave us a coupon for $20 off our next round if we come back in the next 2 weeks. I won't have a chance to use it and the expiration was kinda short, but it was a nice gesture. I do enjoy the challenge of this course so it was fun being back, but I'd like to see the back 9 greens in better shape when I play next.

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  • Glen Oaks Golf Club

    10/3/17 - Review by tvrepairex

    "Great course"
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    Played today and the course was in great shape,even with the drought.The fairways and tee boxes were good.The traps had good sand and were raked perfectly.The greens were good and a little faster than they appeared.Some of the pin placements were a little tough,such as on the edge of a ridge,but they were having a captains choice tournament after lunch so this probably led to some of the placements.I live in Concord so its about an hour trip up there ,but we love the course so we go monthly.

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  • Tillery Tradition Country Club

    10/1/17 - Forum Posting by BetterThanMost titled "Re: Tillery Tradition Status"

    They have reopened the course for play. Here's part of an email the club sent out regarding current conditions:

    Golf Course Update!

    Anyone that has played since we have opened knows we have had a slow growing season for our new greens and they have not quite fully grown in. To improve this and give our members and guests a better playing experience we will be Sodding in all the areas that have not grown in within the next 2 weeks.
    We will also be overseeding all of our tee boxes next week with Rye Grass to give them a good coverage for the fall, winter and spring. New Rakes, cups, flags and flagsticks have been ordered to inhance our facility and we exepct those to be delivered next week.
    The ownership and managem!
    ent are committed to do everything we can to create a great experience for our membership and we appreciate your patience through this process.

    It does look like they do not have a website any longer, although their mobile website is still active, but not current. It also appears as if they aren't on any of the tee time services any longer, either. Published rates are $38 on weekdays and $45 on weekends. Twilight rates are $28.

    Also in that area, Badin Golf Club closed suddenly at the end of August. Little to no information is known as to the future of that course.

  • Edgewater Golf Club

    9/24/17 - Review by HittOD

    "Worth playing"
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    Greens 2.75/5 (some spottiness due to being bent grass coming out of hot time of the year, and aeration recently)., Fairways 4/5 (nice), Traps 2.5/5 ( many need more sand), Clubhouse/Staff 5/5 (always great). Course Layout 4/5 (nice mix of holes) From my experience playing bent greens, I expect the greens at Edgewater to be much nicer by the end of October after some cooler nights.

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  • The Golf Club at Ballantyne

    9/24/17 - Review by kuehbr

    "Perfect"
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    It is always a treat playing Ballantyne. The course was in gorgeous shape. The greens were very quick and they were holding any shots into them. Pace of play was quirky since they allow 2somes out in the morning in between foursomes. The beer special on sundays are great, $1 dollar beers and they start serving at 10am. Staff was very friendly as well.

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The Divide closing for greens renovation this month

By The B-Man on 8/5/20

Great news for The Divide! The course was approved for a $350k greens renovation starting this month. The greens will be sodded with Diamond Zoysia grass, the same as Eagle Chase in Marshville (and those have been good year round). The work starts next week and the course...

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