Golf Courses Holding Line On Green Fees

Most area golf courses continued to hold the line on green fees, according to annual CSN survey of nearly three dozen courses in the region.

Nine courses raised rates including five that hiked both daily and weekend/holiday fees, six lowered rates (three reduced both). Chapel Hill/Durham green fees went in both directions.

Biggest changes were at Finley, Chapel Hill, hiking daily rates by $7, weekends by $10 and Keith Hills, Buies Creek, lowering daily by $6, weekends by $5. Most increases or decreases were in $1-$3 range.

Lowering rates were Challenge, Graham, weekdays by $3, weekends $2; Crossings, Dur­ham, $4 and $2; Eagles Ridge, Garner, and Lochmere, Cary, weekends $1; Neuse, Clay­ton, Friday $6.

Hiking fees: Chapel Ridge, Chapel Hill, weekdays $2; Duke, Durham, weekdays $5; Hillandale, Durham, $1 weekdays; Lake Winds, Durham, weekends $4; Lonnie Poole, Raleigh, weekends $3; Occoneechee, Hills­borough, both $1 (last July); Pine Hollow, Clayton, $2 weekdays, $3 Friday/weekends; Raleigh Golf Association., $2 both.

Umstead Pines, Durham, did both, raising Mon/Wed $2, lowering Tue/Thu $2, Friday $3 and hiking weekends $2.

Holding the line locally were Preserve and Twin Lakes in Chapel Hill and Falls Village, Lakeshore in Durham.

Sourwood, Snow Camp, closed last fall.

J.B.