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Resort290 Macon Ave, Asheville, NC(828) 252-2711
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Neil Morris reviewed 5 years ago
- This is a classic Donald Ross design, restored several years ago back to Ross' original design. The setting amidst the mountains around Asheville in the shadow of the venerable Grove Park Inn is idyllic. A well-maintained course, it feaures perhaps the best fairways I have ever played on. My only complaint is green fees - even hotel residents will pay over $100 for an 18-hole round (and $85 is the twilight rate). Nonetheless, a course everyone should play at least once.
Soccer Field201 Soccer Park Dr, Cary, NC(919) 858-0464
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Neil Morris reviewed 3 years ago
Hotel162 Main St, Freeport, ME(207) 865-9377
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Neil Morris reviewed 2 years ago
Golf Course442 Tobacco Rd, Sanford, NC(919) 775-1940
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Neil Morris reviewed 5 years ago
- This well-known, popular course is every bit as wild as its reputation. Every hole is its own adventure. Let's just say the bells you are asked to ring on 5-6 different holes when you exit the fairway actually serve a purpose for the players standing back on the tee-box waiting to hit where you are...but they cannot see you. It is a fun course whose conditions are usually good. My complaints are few - the staff can be a little aloof, probably from having dealt with so many tourist players through the years. I know the course was built on an old quarry, but why do the greenside bunkers have to be so hard and rocky? That is fine for the waste areas, but chipping out of bunkers can be, I think, too difficult. Take someone who has played it before your first time, then watch your score go down the next time you play it.
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Neil Morris reviewed 5 years ago
- This is a nice, simple little course notable for 3 very difficult holes - the par 4 3rd and the back-to-back par 5s at 12 and 13. Otherwise, this is a decent course, although many of the greens are chronically beaten or worn. It is not worth the $59 weekend rate. If you can wait until twilight or get a discount coupon, the rate becomes worth it.
Golf Resort211 Clubhouse Rd, Sunset Beach, NC(910) 287-1100
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Neil Morris reviewed 2 years ago
Beach Resort6000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC(843) 449-6406
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Neil Morris reviewed a year ago
Quality Excellent
Pizza Restaurant1813 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC(919) 833-0226
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Neil Morris reviewed a year ago
Food Excellent Decor Very good Service Very good
Golf Resort48 Talamore Dr, Southern Pines, NC(910) 692-5884
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Neil Morris reviewed 5 years ago
- Contrary to popular opinion, this is a good, but not great Rees Jones-designed course that opened in 1991, but feels more like 1961 re. the feel of the course, the yardage and hole markers, and the course conditions. Even the renowned llamas looked puny in their corral! There are lots the signature Rees Jones mounding and bunkers, but the course conditions were average at best - greens & bunkers were fine, but the fairways and rough areas were patchy. A good course if you can find a discount card or coupon; otherwise, paying more than $50 per round is a waste of your money. Making my experience was the fact that our round took over 6 hrs. to complete due to being at the back-end of a single group of 13 foursomes ahead of us that the staff didn't tell us about before we started our round. We saw the marshal approach them only once, and then tell us he didn't want to rush them b/c they only visit once a year! When we complained to management once we finally finished our round, the clubhouse attendant only shrugged his shoulders and said, "I'm sorry..." A good course, but not worth regular green fee rates.
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Neil Morris reviewed 5 years ago
- Played The Preserve about a year ago. First, this is a wonderfully-kept, exquisite course that tests every aspect of your game. Fairways are tight and rolling, greens are tough, LOTS of forced natural waste-area carries, and the fairway bunkers are plentiful and punitive (just like most Davis Love courses). If you miss the fairway, kiss your ball goodbye. The good news is that it's easy to get a tee time, even on weekend AM; the bad news is that is b/c most people, esp. the older casual players, would rather play somewhere else rather than a course that beats you up. Plays a lot longer than its listed yardage no matter which tee you choose. Lots of houses along the course, but they are so high-end that they actually enhance the playing experience (one the very few community courses I can say that about). One other problem I have heard others complain about is that the clubhouse staff can sometimes be a bit aloof and impersonal. A beautiful Davis Love design, for those dare to see (and play) it.
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