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Your Top 3 Most Pleasant Surprises
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
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.
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 .
"King Of The Mid-tiers"
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.
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.
"King Of The Mid-tiers"