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Old 01-31-2018, 08:49 AM
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It’s not formally open yet, but yes, there is a new private course in Boone. I’ve played it once, and fell in love with it immediately. Great elevation, streams, lake, etc. I’m sure it will be very popular very soon. But I’m not posting the name.
Any ideas if it will be open by the last weekend of March, the OP's vacation? I've seen a few pictures, and a few comments, and I assume he should put it on his itinerary, if it is.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:10 AM
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I will add that Grand Central has 5 brand new holes and a sixth somewhat new hole (hole 2 tee to hole 3 long basket) as part of a new layout, so it may be worth stopping there again. The IDGC is also a good move as well, and Aiken County has Langley Pond just across the river, although some of the holes may still be closed when you get out there
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Make sure to throw in some fun, easier courses into your trip. As much fun as IDGC, Stoney Hill, Renny, Nevin, Rolling Pines, etc. are, you're not going to be able to move if that's all you play.

Sprinkle in some fun mid-range courses such as Trails (Anderson, SC) Timmons (Greenville), Earlewood (Columbia), Reedy & Elon Eager Beaver (Charlotte) and Wellspring (Burlington, NC). These are all excellent courses that allow you to challenge other parts of your game without killing your arm & shoulder.

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Old 02-01-2018, 06:51 PM
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Make sure to throw in some fun, easier courses into your trip. As much fun as IDGC, Stoney Hill, Renny, Nevin, Rolling Pines, etc. are, you're not going to be able to move if that's all you play.

Sprinkle in some fun mid-range courses such as Trails (Anderson, SC) Timmons (Greenville), Earlewood (Columbia), Reedy & Elon Eager Beaver (Charlotte) and Wellspring (Burlington, NC). These are all excellent courses that allow you to challenge other parts of your game without killing your arm & shoulder.
Trails is my jam

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Any ideas if it will be open by the last weekend of March, the OP's vacation? I've seen a few pictures, and a few comments, and I assume he should put it on his itinerary, if it is.

I'll be playing it tomorrow, with the owner, I will ask him his thoughts about a formal opening date. In all likelihood, I strongly believe that a guest would be allowed to visit and play, with a guide being there. I'll report back on Sunday.

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Count me in the minority but I found Rolling Pines to be pretty marginal. If it was in Charlotte, I wouldn't play it often, but that's probably more a reflection of how good Charlotte courses are.

If you do end up in Charlotte, Nevin, Hornet's Nest, Renny Gold are all great courses. I'd add in Robert L Smith (RL Smith), as it is really fun to play and will be closed in the near future due to construction.
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Well.....we might never make it back from this trip.

Drive from Cincinnati to Kingsport, TN....

Day #1 - Play Harmon Hills and Sugar Hollow. Drive to Boone, NC area.

Day #2 - Play Ashe County and Rolling Pines.

Day #3 - Drive to Charlotte early. Play Hornet's Nest and Nevin. Drive back to Boone.

Day #4 - Hopefully play the new private course in Boone. Drive home.

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Count me in the minority but I found Rolling Pines to be pretty marginal. If it was in Charlotte, I wouldn't play it often, but that's probably more a reflection of how good Charlotte courses are.

If you do end up in Charlotte, Nevin, Hornet's Nest, Renny Gold are all great courses. I'd add in Robert L Smith (RL Smith), as it is really fun to play and will be closed in the near future due to construction.
Love RL Smith. Temporarily closed or closed for good?
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Old 02-14-2018, 03:08 PM
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Love RL Smith. Temporarily closed or closed for good?
As far as I know, it will be remodeled.

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Old 02-14-2018, 05:30 PM
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Love RL Smith. Temporarily closed or closed for good?
Remodeled after a 2 summer closure. It should come back better than before with parks committed to mowing parts that were previously untended. You'll see 6 or so new holes or updated holes.

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