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Kiawah Island Ocean Course Wind – How Fast Does It Blow?

The best golfers in the world will make their way to Kiawah Island to play the Ocean Course for the 2021 PGA Championship. In 2012, Rory McIlroy ran away with it when he shot -12. Most people don’t know this but David Lynn came in second at -5. Many argue the winds were not a major factor during that week at Kiawah but 2021 could be very different. So, how fast are the winds blowing at Kiawah Island when the golf course plays like a true major?

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Stimpmeter Reading of Augusta National Greens During the Masters

So, what is the stimpmeter reading of the world famous bentgrass during The Masters at Augusta National? Do they really run 12, 13 or even 14 on the stimp? Before letting your buddies at your country club convince you that your greens are just as fast as Augusta National, you must understand how Augusta is unique and has created the best greens in the world for the second week in April.

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Governor’s Club Golf Course Under Water after Hurricane Florence

Chapel Hill Country Club and Hope Valley Country Club are both under water the day after Hurricane Florence rolled through. With so much of Governor’s Club being around water and at low spots, there has to be some holes that are completely under water. If you have any pictures or video, please send them to me at

Chapel Hill Country Club Under Water After Hurricane Florence

It is safe to say they won’t be playing golf at Chapel Hill Country Club for quite some time. The area around the “lakes” on holes #9, #10 and #18 is completely under water as you can see from the pictures below. The fairway of hole #11 is also underwater. The water is basically a river coming from the other side of the road onto the fairway of #18. If you have any other pictures, feel free to email them to It looks like Hope Valley is just as bad.

What are the Beetles on the Bermuda Greens and Fairways in North Carolina?

If you have played golf in North Carolina during the summer, you have likely seen beetles on the fairways and greens. The one thing you will likely notice about the specific beetles I’m mentioned is the fact that they always seem to be mating. It is 95 degrees with 80% humidity and five to 10 beetles will be on top of each other in what I am assuming is a mating ritual.

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Wildcat Cliffs Country Club Membership Initiation Fees and Monthly Dues

With some of the best weather for golf in the mountains of North Carolina, it comes as no surprise that some of the courses in Highlands and Cashiers demand a very steep initiation fee. You may be considering Cullasaja Club, Wade Hampton, Highlands Falls, Highlands Country Club or Mountaintop Golf and Lake Club as the place in which you want to get a membership. If you would like to know more about these clubs or the Highlands/Cashiers area, email me at

The Wildcat Cliffs Country Club membership initiation fees and monthly dues are as follows:

  • Golf Membership – $40,000 with $11,700 Annual Dues ($975 monthly)
  • Social Membership – $25,000 with $7,020 Annual Dues ($585 monthly)

All other fees and costs are listed below:

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Cullasaja Golf Club Initiation Fee and Membership Dues

If you are considering joining a golf club or country club in Highlands or Cashiers, North Carolina, Cullasaja will likely show up on your list. This golf club has a fantastic restaurant and an even better golf course. If you’d like to know more about the course or this part of Western North Carolina, feel free to email me at

If you are thinking of joining, below are the membership dues and the initiation fees:

  • Full Golf Membership – $45,000 Initiation with $14,550 in Annual Dues ($1212.50 monthly)
  • Age 21-49 Golf Membership – $35,000 Initiation – 75% of Dues Until Age 50 –  $10.912.50 Annually or $909.38 monthly

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. If you would like to know more about this club, other Raleigh, Durham or Chapel Hill country clubs or this part of the Triangle, feel free to email me at

The Membership initiation cost is as follows:

Residents (age 50 and above) – $5000 year/10 years. Monthly dues of $975. Capital replacement fund of $175.

Residents (ages 40-49) – $2500 year/10 years. Monthly dues of $735. Capital replacement fund of $132.

Young Professionals (under age 40) – $2500 year/10 years. Monthly dues of $490. Capital replacement fund of $87.50.

North Carolina (primary residence more than 50 miles from Old Chatham) – $2000 year/10 years. Monthly dues of $490. Capital replacement fund of $87.50.

National (primary residence outside of North Carolina) – $2000 year/10 years. Monthly dues of $325. Capital replacement fund of $58.

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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