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Social at the Pool June 14
Father's Day Buffet
June 17
Cornhole Tournament June 22
Club Championship July 23-26



Dear Members,

I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as your new Golf Course Superintendent. My name is Austin Allison. I have been married to my awesome wife Kristin for 8 years. We have three children Matthew 13, William 4, and Mackenzie 3. Kristin graduated from UNCW and has been an elementary teacher for 12 years. Kristin and I both grew up in Kinston and most of our family lives there as well.

AustinI have a degree in Turfgrass Management and have worked at 6 courses over the past 12 years. I got my feet wet as an intern at Primland Resort in the mountains of Virginia. After graduation I started as an Assistant Superintendent at Carolina Trace in Sanford, NC. Soon an opportunity to work as an Assistant at Cutter Creek during the grow in came up and I jumped all over it. It was an invaluable experience seeing tobacco fields turned into a golf course. Once the grow in was over I moved to Richmond, Virginia to work as an Assistant at The Country Club of Virginia. The CCV really honed in my professional skills as well as taking my agronomic knowledge to another level. It was about this time that things started to get serious with Kristin and when the opportunity to work at Timberlake was presented to me I knew it was a great opportunity to move back closer to home and Kristin. The maintenance team really turned Timberlake into a course with a reputation for providing great conditions on a daily basis.

The turnaround at Timberlake has gotten me a lot of notice from industry peers. I had the honor to speak at a huge Superintendents Conference in 2015 and 2016, as well as being featured in two industry magazines.

I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to make my mark at Coharie. The moment I saw the course I could see the potential. My goal is to be a part of a team that has a reputation of exceeding golfers expectations. My immediate goal is to get healthy turf in all areas of the course. This will mean having to put our primary focus on agronomics and not as much on playability for a short period. From there we can focus attention to areas that are in need of restoration like bunkers. My goal is very much to keep the course the way that Ellis Maples designed his holes and apply that mentality to the entire course. I have some creative ideas on how to cut back on maintenance and still provide great course conditions as well as an aesthetically pleasing course.

I hope to meet everyone over the next few months. Turf has been my life for the past 10+ years so please don't hesitate to ask a question. I love to talk turf.


Austin Allison


PoolIt’s again time for fun ‘n’ sun at the Coharie pool! We had a great opening weekend…until the rain came in on Mon-day! The water feels great and isn’t too cold for swimming.

We will officially open our full-time summer schedule on Saturday, June 9, at 11:00 a.m. Pool hours all summer are 11:00-8:00 Monday-Saturday, and 1:00-8:00 on Sundays. We have two new lifeguards in addition to the list in the May newsletter: Sam Holloman is the son of Doug and Wendi Holloman, and Reid Taylor is the son of Robert and Judith Taylor.

The pool is a great place for birthday parties or any kind of party. If you are interested in reserving the pool for a party, please contact Tina Craig, house manager at the club.

Finally, I will be offering swimming lessons for people of all ages (even adults) at the beginner and intermediate levels this summer. If you are interested, please contact me. (My contact information is below.)

I’m looking forward to a great pool season. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact me. My phone num-ber is 910-385-8770, and my email address is We hope you all enjoy the fun ‘n’ sun at Coharie this summer. See you at the pool! (click to view Pool Rules)

Ms.Susan, Pool Manager


Heather Port will be in the lounge on June 5th around 6pm to meet and say goodbye to everyone. We would like to invite all members to come by and wish her the best before her move to Alaska.


Registration for Coharie Days of Summer is under way. The Day Camps will take place from July 23rd through July 26th from 9:00am to 12:00pm. The camp is open to Coharie children & grandchildren, ages 5-12. The cost is $75 per child. Children will have the opportunity to learn golf, tennis, and swimming! Rain or Shine we look forward to seeing your children! The registration deadline is June 22nd and is on a first-come, first-serve bases due to limited space. Please complete the necessary forms located on our website at and return to Tina Craig in the front office. For more infor-mation or if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Richard Kimble or Tina Craig.

June Social


Please join us for this event as we kick off our membership drive. This invitation will be mailed to non members as part of our mem-bership drive. There is no cost for this event. If you would like to add someone to the invi-tation list please contact Tina or Richard. The first 10 that sign up as members will receive a 25% discount on dues for one year.

Fathers Day


Let Coharie help you and your family celebrate the ‘Father’ in your life by joining us for our annual Father’s Day Buffet. The buffet is scheduled for Sunday, June 17th from 12-230pm (Father’s Day). Menu features London Broil, Rosemary Chick-en, Asparagus, Twice Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Salad Bar and Dessert . Happy Father’s Day!



Randy Folger has been part of the Coharie family for many years. When he was younger his father Chuck and grandfather Bill were active members of the club. He played a lot of golf at Coharie. Randy joined our staff and has been the golf course superintendent for several years. He has decided to make a change in his career path. His last day at Coharie was May 11. We wish him all the best with all of his future endeavors. Hope to see you playing with us soon!


Twilight League is in full swing. Check out some of the players in action. Below are current standings through four weeks:

Mark/Charlotte Harrell 10.5 points ~ Anita Pope/JL 9.0 points ~ Dr. and Brook Morkos 8.5 points ~ Bill/Cindy Nance 7.5 points ~ Justin/Kristen Spell 7.0 points

Bill N Casey
						Charlotte Cindy Eva
JL Justin Morkos Sarah Greg


The NCSU Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan was in Clinton on May 22, 2018. Head football coach Dave Doren and head women’s basketball coach Wes Moore decided to play a little golf at Coharie. President Randy Barefoot and long-time member/supporter Ronnie Jackson hosted the coaches. “Both coaches had a great time and enjoyed the course. I want to thank Mr. Jackson for spearheading the outing” noted Barefoot.

Coaches 1
l-r Coach Doren, Garrison Hill, and Sammy Martin

Coaches 1
l-r Coach Wes Moore, Ronnie Jackson, Coach Dave Doren, and Randy Barefoot



Bill Dunlap scored a hole in one on hole #15 on May 15. Bill has had at least one hole in one on every par 3 at Coharie. Congratulations Bill!


During May 14-16 Coharie’s Bob Yow competed in the North Carolina Senior Championship at Starmount Forest Country Club in Greensboro. Yow qualified for the tournament at Gates Four Country Club in Fayette-ville. With rounds of 74 and 73 he made the cut . On the final day he shot 71 to finish in a tie for 15th. Great playing Bob and congratulations!





On June 22 Coharie will host it’s first Cornhole Tournament. You must register by 6pm on that day with the tournament starting at 7pm. Two person teams will be determined by blind draw. For more information or to sign up call Tina at 910.592.6745 or email her at



  • If you need new clubs contact Richard. He now has accounts with Ping, Callaway, Titleist, TaylorMade, Cleveland, Mizuno, Srixon, and Bridgestone.
  • Ping G400 fairway woods and hybrids are 10% off this months on clubs in stock
  • For new grips contact Richard about different grip options
  • Members always receive a 10% discount on all golf balls and a 15% discount on Gloves and Apparel. Members call also order items that we do not normally carry at a special offer of cost plus 10%. If you need anything ordered please talk to Richard.


If you are not receiving our email updates from the new server (there have been several to go out at this point), please check your SPAM or JUNK mail folder and mark COHARIE COUNTRY CLUB as a “SAFE SENDER”. This will ensure that your emails from Coharie get sent to your appropriate inbox.

If you have received no emails from the new server, please contact Heather Port at directly, or at 910-592-6745.


Click here to view the 2018 Tournament Schedule at Coharie Country Club.



We are proud to announce that the Shag Club will be returning to Coharie in 2017. Listed below are the dates and DJ’s that will be visiting Coharie for 2017:

Shag Club
January 6-Mike Hudson
July 7-Jimmy Bufkin
February 3-Justin Rouse
August 19-Fundraiser TBA
March 3-Walter Scott
September-No meeting
April 8-4th Anniversity Party@Coharie w/Imitations and Robert Strod
October 6-Butch Halpin
May 5-Raymond Rigsbee
November 3-Sherman Sandlin
June 2-TBD
December 3-Christmas Part @ Coharie with Joey Warren

For more information on the SamCo Shag Club be sure to check out their Facebook page, Sam Co Shag Club.


How can you Stay Connected with all News at Coharie Country Club?

Texts: Sign Up for our Texting Service today! Text Coharie to 85100. We will limit Texts based on our new Communication Policy but it’s a great way to receive Lunch Specials.

Emails: Please let us know your correct email address and make sure we have both spouses' emails. You can send this information to We are implementing a new Communication Policy where we will be sending one weekly email with updates instead of numerous emails.

Newsletters: Be sure to look for our Newsletters that are emailed and available to read in the Lounge. These will be emailed the last day of each month for the following month’s news.

We invite you to read the agronomist report about Coharie from Bill Anderson, CGCS Agronomist of the Carolina's Golf Association. Click here to read report.

2016 BY-LAWS
Review the 2016 by-laws that were approved at the last board meeting (click here).


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June 1: Art Council Tournament 9am

June 3-4: Greens Aerification

June 5: Twilight League 5:45

June 12: Twilight League 5:45

June 14: Southeastern Seniors

June 14 Social at Pool 6pm

June 17 Father’s Day Buffet

June 19: Twilight League 5:45

June 22: Corn Hole Tournament 6pm

July 11: Harold Newman Group 9am

July 21-22: Club Championship

July 23-26: Coharie Days of Summer

August 3-4 Member-Guest

Clubhouse: 592-6745

Pro Shop: 592-2951

Pool: 592-2384

Club Fax: 592-4455

Richard Kimble, General Manager

Heather Port, Bookkeeper

Randy Folger, Superintendant

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Coharie Country Club - 101 Coharie Lane - Clinton, NC 28328 - Office 910.592.6745 - Pro Shop 910.592.2951 - Pool 910.592.2384