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Old Chatham Golf Club Initiation Fee and Monthly Dues

If you are thinking about joining a private golf club or country club in the Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill area, you may consider Old Chatham. Below are the Initiation fees and monthly dues for members. This is the 2017 price sheet but they likely have not changed that much.

Names of the Holes (Battles) at Secession Golf Club

Hole 1 – Fort Sumter
Hole 2 – Bull Run
Hole 3 – Port Royal
Hole 4 – Shiloh
Hole 5 – Seven Days’ Retreat
Hole 6 – Harper’s Ferry
Hole 7 – Antietam
Hole 8 – Fredicksburg
Hole 9 – Chancellorsville

Hole 10 – Vicksburg
Hole 11 – Gettysburg
Hole 12 – Chickamauga
Hole 13 – Missionary Ridge
Hole 14 – Wilderness
Hole 15 – Cold Harbour
Hole 16 – Hatcher’s Run
Hole 17 – Mobile Bay
Hole 18 – Appomattox

Tee Boxes

Grant – 143 – 74.2
Lee – 140 – 72.7
Stuart – 134 – 71.0
Sherman – 129 – 70.3
Sherman Ladies’ – 143 – 75.2
Jackson – 130 – 71.7

What Golf Course was the First with Champion Bermuda Greens?

Champion Bermuda is the talk of the golf world these days; especially in the southern United States. More and more private country clubs in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Florida are going to Champion Bermuda greens. So, what started this trend? What was the first golf course or country club to go to Championship Bermuda?

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Playing Chechessee Creek Club Near Hilton Head, SC

If you are want a very exclusive private golf club experience near Hilton Head or Charleston, South Carolina you may start your research on Chechessee Creek Club in Okatie, South Carolina. Chechessee Creek is about 30 minutes north of Hilton Head so it is a great way to play golf off the island. If you don’t want to deal with “tourism golf” I strongly suggest playing Chechessee Creek or Secession.

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Chechessee Creek Club Membership Initiation Fees and Monthly Dues

If you play a lot of golf in the Hilton Head area, you have likely heard of Chechessee Creek Club. Those that want a private golf club north of Hilton Head, in the Beaufort area choose between Secession and Chechessee Creek. For those looking for membership initiation fees and monthly dues, here they are:

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What Happens When Champion Bermuda Greens Stay Dormant?

In the summer of 2017, Hasentree Country Club went from Bentgrass to Champion Bermuda. Other courses in the Raleigh-Durham area did the same thing. Chapel Hill Country Club, North Ridge Country Club and a handful of others were down for the summer because of a green renovation. Unfortunately, the Triangle was hit with one of the harshest winters in recent history and now courses are left wondering what to do if the Champion Bermuda greens do not come out of dormancy.

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Why Do Dentists and Orthodontists Play Golf?

When you visit any private country club in America, the membership director will likely tell you the membership roster is littered with dentists, orthodontists and other healthcare professionals. Why is this the case?

Well, it is very easy to understand as most dentists and orthodontists only work four days a week. Some of the most successful dentists and orthodontics offices are open on Friday but these are limited hours and the main doctors are not in the office. This is not to say they don’t work on Friday, but they are not in the office.

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What Type of Greens Does Hamilton Farms Have?

If you  are fortunate enough to play Hamilton Farms in Gladstone, New Jersey you will see bentgrass from tee to green. The fairways are bent and the greens are bent. I will be playing it this weekend so I will give you feedback on the course condition and how the greens are rolling. I have heard amazing things. Please comment below if you have played the course recently and have an opinion or review.

What Type of Greens Does Bright’s Creek Have?

If you plan on playing Bright’s Creek in Mill Spring, North Carolina you are going to play bentgrass greens. The course is amazing and the greens were in fantastic shape in late 2016. If you played the course recently, please comment below with the course condition.

Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia – Obama’s New Course

Well, it didn’t take former President Barack Obama long to join a private country club close to Washington, DC. He has joined the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. We have tried to find out the initiation fee but have been unable to come up with a number. Our guess would be around $125k to $175k. The¬†annual dues are around $14,000 to $15,000 a year from our research.

From the overhead photo, it looks like a gorgeous course.

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