Here’s 10 ways to get in the swing of it in Charlotte.
1) Take a personalized golf lesson with computerized video swing analysis at Dana Rader Golf School, named one of the “Top 25 Golf Schools in America” by Golf Magazine.
2) After your lesson, head next door for on-course training on the serene tree-lined fairways at The Golf Club at Ballantyne, designated a Certified Wildlife Habitat™ site by the National Wildlife Federation®.
3) Improve your golf game with a few rounds at the double-decker driving range at Leatherman Golf Learning Center. For the beer lovers, try the Bucket of Beer & Bucket of Balls daily combo special.
4) Discover the distinct charm of the Carolinas at one of the 40-plus public golf courses in the region, including the Charles T. Myers Golf Course, Sunset Hills Golf Course, Revolution Park Golf Course, Renaissance Park Golf Course and Paradise Valley Golf Course.
5) Strike it rich at The Lost Duffer Miniature Golf Course, one of Charlotte’s most unique facilities, which celebrates the first U.S. gold rush (it unfolded here in the Charlotte area) with a replica of a 19th-century mining camp and a real abandoned mine shaft.
6) Hit the links at the Dan Maples-designed Rocky River Golf Club and then hit the track for a tour of Charlotte Motor Speedway just 1 mile from the course.
7) Experience “Charlotte’s Crown Jewel of Golf” at Highland Creek Golf Club, rated one of the best and most challenging golf courses in Charlotte. Highland Creek was designed to preserve the natural beauty of the area with meandering creeks and water features on 11 of the 18 holes.
8) Take a swing at Birkdale Golf Club, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer-designed championship course that has been voted the “Best New Golf Course in North Carolina” and one of the “Top Five Public Courses in the State.
10) Make plans to attend the 99th PGA Championship in August 2017 and the Wells Fargo Championship in May 2018 at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.
For more ways to tee off in Charlotte, visit charlottesgotalot.com/golf-listings.