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Monday, August 18, 2014

Golf Course Ratings to Rely On

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        If you are traveling to play golf on a strange golf course or, better yet, thinking of relocating to a retirement rich with golf, you probably have been less than satisfied with any of the course rankings you find online. The major magazines only rank a few courses per state and relying on some of the online golf sites (e.g. Golflink) is unsatisfying (e.g. 15 handicap says "Playwell Golf Club is good, I might play it again.") How helpful is that?
        But if you are planning a golf trip to either of the Carolina states, you are in luck. That's because for more than a decade, each state has maintained an organized golf ratings panel comprising more than 100 golfers just like us -- well, just like most of us, which is to say a keen interest in playing golf on different courses and with handicaps anywhere from mid-single digits to the low 20s or so. For those considering a retirement in the Carolinas that is focused on golf, the panels' ratings can help arbitrate the decision on where exactly to move.
        CarolinaLiving.com just published an article I authored about both golf ratings panels. You will find it at http://www.carolinaliving.com/life/golf-courses-carolina.asp  If you are contemplating a move to the Carolinas or any other southern state, I would be pleased to help you with the research.  My services are free and without obligation.  Contact me today.

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Larry Gavrich

This blog was conceived and is published by me, Larry Gavrich, a former corporate communications executive who founded HomeOnTheCourse, LLC, in 2005.  Our firm advises baby boomers and others seeking a lifestyle in which golf is a major component.  My wife Connie and I own a home in Connecticut (not on a golf course) and a condo at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC, on a Jack Nicklaus layout.  We began our search for our home on the course more than 15 years ago, and the challenges of the search inspired me to research golf communities and write objective reviews of them.


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