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Ball Flights … Reconnecting North Carolina’s proud military to the game of golf

Ball Flights … Reconnecting North Carolina’s proud military to the game of golf

By DAVID DROSCHAK The ultimate gated communities – North Carolina’s six military golf courses – offer up quite a bucket list for those who would like to check off the box of unique golfing experiences. Ever start a round with an F-15 fig.. Read More

Course Features, Featured News | 08.14.15 | Comments Off on Ball Flights … Reconnecting North Carolina’s proud military to the game of golf

Down East: Celebrating a centennial birthday in style

Down East: Celebrating a centennial birthday in style

By DAVID DROSCHAK Golf has certainly gotten ultra complicated over the last decade, let alone the last century. From computerized swing analysis to oversized drivers to balls flying farther to signature architectural designs to extravagant mainte.. Read More

Course Features | 06.4.15 | Comments Off on Down East: Celebrating a centennial birthday in style

Down East: McConnell brings Brook Valley back to life

Down East: McConnell brings Brook Valley back to life

By DAVID DROSCHAK All of John McConnell’s previous private club purchases across the Carolinas came as “financial saves,” but Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville added a different twist to that equation. The late Carlton Taylor was.. Read More

Course Features, Featured News | 04.17.15 | Comments Off on Down East: McConnell brings Brook Valley back to life

Down East golf: Belmont Lake ready for watershed year

Down East golf: Belmont Lake ready for watershed year

By DAVID DROSCHAK Golf course architect David Johnson weaved his way around briar patches and battled through thick woods and wetlands, suddenly emerging into an open field on a tract of land in Rocky Mount the Ford family had asked him to che.. Read More

Course Features, Featured News | 03.10.15 | Comments Off on Down East golf: Belmont Lake ready for watershed year

Bunker Mentality: Lonnie Poole completes major sand restoration    

Bunker Mentality: Lonnie Poole completes major sand restoration    

By Stuart Hall In mid-May, rain started falling midway through the first round of the NCAA East Regional Championship at Lonnie Poole Golf Course on North Carolina State’s Centennial Campus. Enough rain fell that play was eventually suspended.. Read More

Course Features | 11.24.14 | Comments Off on Bunker Mentality: Lonnie Poole completes major sand restoration    

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