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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 halos-built house? I haven't played there in about 3 years
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