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#1 g_spy20

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

Hey guys,
My wife has a work conference at the beginning of October in the Raleigh area. I plan to tag along and golf while she is attending the conference. I have a list of courses that interest me and they seem like favorites for the area, but I am looking for some tips and recommendations.

Because it's a work trip for my wife we will have a hotel, so stay and play packages are out. I will also have a rental car, so driving wont be a huge deal.

Courses of interest:
Tobacco Road
Mid Pines
Pine Needles
Dormie Club
Pinehurst - Possibly

Are there any sites or companies that can book rounds to multiple courses and provide a bit of a discount?

Are there any second tier courses (price wise) that i should look into? I may not be able to play all top of the line courses.

Any other tips would be welcomed as well.

Thanks.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:42 AM

I've heard good things about Tobacco Road Travel but have never used them myself. They specialize in Sand Hills golf packages; IDK whether they will do a "tee times only" package. Bear in mind that, depending on where you are in "the Raleigh area", there are several good courses that are much closer. I would highly recommend the three university courses in the Triangle: Duke, UNC, and NC State (Lonnie Poole) in that order. If you want to give your wallet a bit of a break, The Preserve, Chapel Ridge, and Mill Creek are all nice tracks, although the first two are apparently having condition issues just now.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:12 PM

The Neuse is a solid second tier course.  25-30 bucks on a weekday.

I played Pine Needles today.  Similar to a Pinehurst resort course for half the price.
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Posted 13 June 2018 - 10:17 PM

All good advice above and by October all of these courses should be in excellent condition. Depending on where you are in Raleigh Pinehurst/Southern Pines is about a 90 minute drive. Pinehurst is a cool town for a golfer.

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:32 PM

I would highly recommend Finley at UNC and Lonnie Poole at N.C. State for that time of year.


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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:39 PM

View PostHakko, on 12 June 2018 - 09:42 AM, said:

The Preserve, Chapel Ridge, and Mill Creek are all nice tracks, although the first two are apparently having condition issues just now.

The Preserve is having turf issues on a few holes , Chapel Ridge is as good as its been in years.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 11:02 AM

Glad to be wrong about Chapel Ridge. Have they fixed the long-term issue they had with (IIRC) 15th fairway - the one with the permanently half-built house? I haven't played there in about 3 years

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:01 PM

View Postg_spy20, on 12 June 2018 - 08:57 AM, said:

Hey guys,
My wife has a work conference at the beginning of October in the Raleigh area. I plan to tag along and golf while she is attending the conference. I have a list of courses that interest me and they seem like favorites for the area, but I am looking for some tips and recommendations.

Because it's a work trip for my wife we will have a hotel, so stay and play packages are out. I will also have a rental car, so driving wont be a huge deal.

Courses of interest:
Tobacco Road
Mid Pines
Pine Needles
Dormie Club
Pinehurst - Possibly

Are there any sites or companies that can book rounds to multiple courses and provide a bit of a discount?

Are there any second tier courses (price wise) that i should look into? I may not be able to play all top of the line courses.

Any other tips would be welcomed as well.

Thanks.

I just played all the courses on your list 2 weeks ago, all are great.  I booked all the rounds solo as I had a place to stay already.   I have heard Tobacco Road booking is good and can get some decent deals.

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Posted 27 June 2018 - 09:56 AM

For close to Raleigh these would be my recommendations:
Lonnie Poole (NC State) - I never seem to score well here, but still love playing it
Finley (UNC course) - kind of my home course.  Very playable and almost always in great shape.  
Mill Creek - Always a solid course

For the others in Pinehurst and on the way
Tobacco Road is great.  If you haven't played there before I would try to go with someone who has.  If I'm in town while you're here I'll volunteer, and maybe some others from the area would want to join.  We could do a GolfWRX outing.  
Dormie I only played once and it was in crap shape, but there's no way it can't be better now :)
Talamore and Legacy are 2 more in the Pinehurst area that are reasonable pricing and really good courses.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 07:39 AM

I'd be open to a Raleigh GolfWRX outing in October. I'm a member at Lonnie Poole. I've also played Duke University, UNC Finley and Tobacco Road (multiple times). All great tracks.

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Posted 30 June 2018 - 02:43 PM

View Postcagecitizen, on 30 June 2018 - 07:39 AM, said:

I'd be open to a Raleigh GolfWRX outing in October. I'm a member at Lonnie Poole. I've also played Duke University, UNC Finley and Tobacco Road (multiple times). All great tracks.

Would be fun.  I'm in NW Raleigh
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 03:41 PM

I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.
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Posted 03 July 2018 - 04:10 PM

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I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

It's a good course I have use to be a member there until I moved to wake forest.  I have a tournament there in August haven't played it in a few years though looking forward to playing it again.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:13 AM

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View Postcwolfson, on 03 July 2018 - 03:41 PM, said:

I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

It's a good course I have use to be a member there until I moved to wake forest.  I have a tournament there in August haven't played it in a few years though looking forward to playing it again.

Good to know thanks.  Where do you play in Wake Forest?  I flew down to the area a few weeks ago to buy a house and the two towns that we looked at were Wake Forest (Heritage) and Holly Springs.
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Posted 04 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

View Postcwolfson, on 04 July 2018 - 07:13 AM, said:

View PostPoser, on 03 July 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

View Postcwolfson, on 03 July 2018 - 03:41 PM, said:

I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

It's a good course I have use to be a member there until I moved to wake forest.  I have a tournament there in August haven't played it in a few years though looking forward to playing it again.

Good to know thanks.  Where do you play in Wake Forest?  I flew down to the area a few weeks ago to buy a house and the two towns that we looked at were Wake Forest (Heritage) and Holly Springs.

There really are only 2 options in wake forest for private clubs and thats TPC wakefield and Hasentree.  I'm at Hasentree


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:44 PM

View PostPoser, on 04 July 2018 - 12:47 PM, said:

View Postcwolfson, on 04 July 2018 - 07:13 AM, said:

View PostPoser, on 03 July 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

View Postcwolfson, on 03 July 2018 - 03:41 PM, said:

I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

It's a good course I have use to be a member there until I moved to wake forest.  I have a tournament there in August haven't played it in a few years though looking forward to playing it again.

Good to know thanks.  Where do you play in Wake Forest?  I flew down to the area a few weeks ago to buy a house and the two towns that we looked at were Wake Forest (Heritage) and Holly Springs.

There really are only 2 options in wake forest for private clubs and thats TPC wakefield and Hasentree.  I'm at Hasentree

Did Heritage close?
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Posted 05 July 2018 - 05:39 AM

View PostBMC, on 04 July 2018 - 07:44 PM, said:

View PostPoser, on 04 July 2018 - 12:47 PM, said:

View Postcwolfson, on 04 July 2018 - 07:13 AM, said:

View PostPoser, on 03 July 2018 - 04:10 PM, said:

View Postcwolfson, on 03 July 2018 - 03:41 PM, said:

I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

It's a good course I have use to be a member there until I moved to wake forest.  I have a tournament there in August haven't played it in a few years though looking forward to playing it again.

Good to know thanks.  Where do you play in Wake Forest?  I flew down to the area a few weeks ago to buy a house and the two towns that we looked at were Wake Forest (Heritage) and Holly Springs.

There really are only 2 options in wake forest for private clubs and thats TPC wakefield and Hasentree.  I'm at Hasentree

Did Heritage close?

No but, they are not private they are semi-private and it's a great course just the slowest place on the planet to play.  The reason I didn't join it

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:10 AM

View Postcwolfson, on 03 July 2018 - 03:41 PM, said:

I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

I live about 2 minutes from 12 Oaks (not a member however) so if you ever need a guest to play with, let me know!

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Posted 03 August 2018 - 09:09 AM

Will keep you in mind ihititstraight.  I’m living about 2 minutes away from the course too.  Closing on 8/21 on a house in trinity creek.
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Posted 08 August 2018 - 07:44 PM

Never knew how many wrx'ers we had in the area.


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Posted 28 August 2018 - 01:22 PM

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I've heard good things about Tobacco Road Travel but have never used them myself. They specialize in Sand Hills golf packages; IDK whether they will do a "tee times only" package. Bear in mind that, depending on where you are in "the Raleigh area", there are several good courses that are much closer. I would highly recommend the three university courses in the Triangle: Duke, UNC, and NC State (Lonnie Poole) in that order. If you want to give your wallet a bit of a break, The Preserve, Chapel Ridge, and Mill Creek are all nice tracks, although the first two are apparently having condition issues just now.

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Posted 28 August 2018 - 03:03 PM

I'm also in wake forest, lots of good courses in the area, heritage is nice but its slow for sure.
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Posted 28 August 2018 - 04:03 PM

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I’d be interested too.  I’m moving to the area in August (Holy Springs) and just joined 12 oaks, although I never played it lol.

Just played a tournament there it was in horrible shape I hope they can turn it around.

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Posted 11 September 2018 - 02:39 PM

The Club at 12 Oaks Sold to Concert Golf Partners

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The sale of the Holly Springs, N.C. club includes provisions to pay off all club debt, freeze member dues rates, inject nearly $1 million into capital projects at the club and bar any future assessments on the membership. The Club at 12 Oaks is the centerpiece amenity of the 912-acre 12 Oaks community, which includes 1,700 homesites.

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