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jw11
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January 8, 2019 10:56 pm  

I've been pleasantly surprised as a first-timer at some courses I talk a lot about ..like the Pearl's, the Witch , Shaftsbury Glen ,Farmstead and River Hills... but I will go with  these three lower tier courses.

1) BURNING RIDGE 

This was 7 or 8 years ago and I was just looking for an inexpensive place for my wife and I to golf and there was a coupon in the paper for this course.

I had not heard much about it , and was not expecting much

But I was very pleasantly surprised at the very good conditions of the course and the workers there were very friendly.

It was a great experience

2) LITCHFIELD

I played the River Club, Founders , Caledonia and True Blue on the same trip and I was expecting Litchfield to be the worst of the bunch from what I had read ,but I actually thought it was better than River Club and Founders 

It was in much better shape than both.

3) BEACHWOOD

This course was 1/2 a mile away from where I was staying 2 years ago.

My girls wanted to use the car so I had them drop me off .

I was just expecting a low tier experience,  and was sort of shocked at the better than average conditions. 

I was also surprised by the amount of people that played there . I could tell a lot of them were regulars .

Good subject!

jw11

 

 

"King Of The Mid-tiers"


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Undercover Golf Pro
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January 9, 2019 5:18 am  

Beachwood gets a lot of local play, but they also sell one month memberships to visitors in the winter. And the location is excellent for the out of towners too.

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leftygar1
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January 12, 2019 4:02 pm  

Great question, for me I would say River Hills it was in very good shape and Pro Shop guys were great.  Then I had a chance to play Wachesaw Plantation, man a good course with so many nice holes and views.  Last I would say Cape Fear National, it was solid for all 18 holes and conditions were great.


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January 12, 2019 4:15 pm  

The pro at River Hills is Sam one of the only woman PGA head pro's in the area - she's awesome. Bag guys and all the shop guys too. RH is the hidden gem of MB

Golf is just an excuse to drink whiskey and smoke cigars


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jw11
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January 12, 2019 10:11 pm  

Just remembered another pleasant surprise.

The first time I ever played Tidewater ..about 10 years ago.. I went into the Pro Shop and paid and then I was looking for a straw hat and found a real nice one that had a Tidewater  band on it.

..went back up to the counter to pay and the guy told me that the hat was on him,and thanked me for coming out.

jw11

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herdman
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January 13, 2019 9:11 pm  
Posted by: Undercover Golf Pro

The pro at River Hills is Sam one of the only woman PGA head pro's in the area - she's awesome. Bag guys and all the shop guys too. RH is the hidden gem of MB

I agree. Great course.


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