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A golf buddy and I did a quick excursion from the cold of Canada to Cheraw state park for the first week of December.

What a really nice place to go (short 15 hour drive from Ottawa). We stayed at the cabins ($85 a night) but try and make sure you get an updated one as the one we had was a little 'tired' in some places like the bathroom. They are updating them as they go and most will be finished by next year but better safe and ask for an updated one.

18 holes with cart was only $25 (if you are staying at the park) and the replay rate was $18...for a Canadian who is use to paying for some fairly pricey golf in his home town this was like a gift.

The track itself was very nice but not over-seeded so you get use to playing of dormant fairways and hitting to painted greens (but they were rolled once and cut twice while we were there); the greens were quick and rolled very true so absolutely no complaints there. The sand traps could use a little more sand but again once you figure out the correct bounce angle and move some of the larger pebbles out the way it becomes second nature.

The track is your standard 'Carolina' course with tall stands of pine trees with beds of pine needles. Played 14 rds in 7 days and used 2 sleeves of balls (2 in the water, 3 throw out after hitting a cart path). So a good place to hang on to a golf ball. A couple of the holes were very similar but in general every hole was a different challenge with 13 standing out as the hardest hole with a downhill approach shot over water (guess where I misplaced 2 balls). I sure that playing from the tips would make this an extremely challenging track but playing from the whites was a good fun round for this golfer. I believe fun golf can never be overstated when travelling to play golf.

I can't say enough about the clubhouse staff and how friendly they are and how helpful they were with letting us go off first and off the back when it was crowded (one day).

I would recommend a stop-over here if possible for anyone driving down to Myrtle or other southern destinations. You will not regret the small detour. BTW only about 2 hrs from MB if you plan on making a day trip...

 

P.S. Leo's chicken wing joint in town is awesome. Little Mexican restaurant also provided good food and service.

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A golf buddy and I did a quick excursion from the cold of Canada to Cheraw state park for the first week of December.
What a really nice place to go (short 15 hour drive from Ottawa). We stayed at the cabins ($85 a night) but try and make sure you get an updated one as the one we had was a little 'tired' in some places like the bathroom. They are updating them as they go and most will be finished by next year but better safe and ask for an updated one.
18 holes with cart was only $25 (if you are staying at the park) and the replay rate was $18...for a Canadian who is use to paying for some fairly pricey golf in his home town this was like a gift.
The track itself was very nice but not over-seeded so you get use to playing of dormant fairways and hitting to painted greens (but they were rolled once and cut twice while we were there); the greens were quick and rolled very true so absolutely no complaints there. The sand traps could use a little more sand but again once you figure out the correct bounce angle and move some of the larger pebbles out the way it becomes second nature.
The track is your standard 'Carolina' course with tall stands of pine trees with beds of pine needles. Played 14 rds in 7 days and used 2 sleeves of balls (2 in the water, 3 throw out after hitting a cart path). So a good place to hang on to a golf ball. A couple of the holes were very similar but in general every hole was a different challenge with 13 standing out as the hardest hole with a downhill approach shot over water (guess where I misplaced 2 balls). I sure that playing from the tips would make this an extremely challenging track but playing from the whites was a good fun round for this golfer. I believe fun golf can never be overstated when travelling to play golf.
I can't say enough about the clubhouse staff and how friendly they are and how helpful they were with letting us go off first and off the back when it was crowded (one day).
I would recommend a stop-over here if possible for anyone driving down to Myrtle or other southern destinations. You will not regret the small detour. BTW only about 2 hrs from MB if you plan on making a day trip...
 
P.S. Leo's chicken wing joint in town is awesome. Little Mexican restaurant also provided good food and service.

I used to play at Cheraw about every three months with my buddies back when I lived in Charlotte 25 years ago. We always enjoyed it!


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8 hours ago, PMookie said:


I used to play at Cheraw about every three months with my buddies back when I lived in Charlotte 25 years ago. We always enjoyed it!


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We used to do the same thing when I lived in Charlotte and later on when I lived in Gaffney SC----- I guess it has been over 20 years since I played it because I have been here at the beach 20 yearsand have not been back up that way to play it

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