So... after living my entire life in New Jersey (except for 8 months living just over the border in Pennsylvania)... I was presented an opportunity with work to relocate to the Charlotte area. I've spent 7 days down there over the last 2-3 weeks, getting acclimated, and I'm already in love with the area. My wife and kids will be here in New Jersey until July, allowing the kids to finish out the school year here.
I'll be temporarily renting a room in Charlotte until I can find us a decent enough home to rent in that area, hopefully by March. We don't want to buy just yet because, we aren't sure which areas to avoid and which area would be best for my job.
Anyway... this will give me a bunch of time to do nothing but play golf. I'll be bored just about every day since I'll be down there alone. This leaves me no choice but to find a club and play until I can't play anymore.
So, what I need from anybody who lives in the area or knows the area... suggestions for a club. I've found a handful I'm interested in. Location isn't really a factor right now. As long as it is within an hour of Downtown Charlotte... I'm willing to play there.
Price - Not looking to spend more than $175 a month.
Location - Within 1 hour of Downtown Charlotte.
Type - I prefer a parkland style course over a links style course.
I'm really looking for a course that has an established membership and/or a men's golf league. I like competition. I can play just to post my best score... but I find that I play much better and I'm more focused when I'm playing in a competition of some kind.
Anyway... any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
If nobody is from the area or knows the area at all... no worries. I just figured it couldn't hurt to post here.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year!