The last Hasentree Classic Member-Guest tournament on bentgrass greens has concluded. Any future tournaments at Hasentree will be with the new Championship Bermuda greens that will be reconstructed over the summer. The 2017 Hasentree Classic was a success and anyone that has the opportunity to play in a Hasentree tournament in the future should do so.
It is hard to deny that Hasentree is one of the best private country clubs in all of North Carolina. With brand new greens coming in later this year many have debated if the course will get a CGA Tournament in 2018 or beyond. Only time will tell.
The 2017 Hasentree Classic Member-Guest started with a practice round on Thursday followed by a closest to the pin chipping contest and a putting contest. Members and guests were also encouraged to pick out their TaylorMade gift from the TaylorMade tent.
Friday morning included three (3) nine hole matches within 10 different flights. Even though there were 60 teams on the course, the pace of play was not horrendous. As to be expected with any tournament, pace of play was not fast, but it was not at a standstill for the entire day.
Saturday was the finale of the Hasentree Classic with two (2) nine hole matches and the four hole playoff to determine the Grand Champion. The entire event ended around 5:00 pm.
The Champions Dinner started around 7:00 pm. If you are the type of golfer that likes major events that conclude in a very fancy dinner, the Hasentree Classic is the right tournament for you. It is important to note that the food and beverage was included in the cost of the tournament ($900).
All Calcutta bets were separate from the cost of the tournament. As is policy with almost every single country club in America, the pro staff and employees of the course did not encourage any type of betting amongst the participants.
Once again, if you are looking to enjoy a great member guest tournament in Wake Forest, North Carolina, this is the one to partake in. Note that it is not easy to get into this tournament as the members have to get on a waiting list if they are not chosen for the event.