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10 Ways to Experience Presidents Cup Week in Charlotte Like a Pro

Charlotte has the honor of hosting the 2022 Presidents Cup as it makes its first trip to the Southeastern United States from September 20 to 25. Tens of thousands of fans are expected in the Queen City to celebrate the biennial tournament pitting the top professional U.S. golfers against top golfers from around the world. To ace your Presidents Cup week, take a swing at a few of these can’t miss events and experiences.

Grab Official Gear from the Fan Shop

Visiting the Fan Shop is a must for anyone looking to take home a souvenir from the 2022 event. With over 40,000 square feet of shopping space, fans will be hard-pressed to leave empty-handed. A wide selection of apparel brands including Nike, Adidas, Lululemon, Peter Millar and 704 Shop can be found in addition to non-apparel favorites like cups, koozies, pin flags, golf balls and more. Be one of the first to get your gear at the Fan Shop's preview event Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The preview event is free and open to the public with no ticket required. Fans can park at South Mecklenburg High School and will be shuttled to Quail Hollow Club.

Open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Quail Hollow for Presidents Cup ticketholders. Citi cardholders will receive 10% off all purchases when using their Citi card to make a purchase.

Join the Watch Party on The Green

Trade the Quail Hollow greens for The Green in Uptown Charlotte where the Presidents Cup is hosting a free fan experience. Open Tuesday through Sunday of tournament week, you can watch all the action on large screens while lounging with friends and family on picnic tables and taking photos with a large replica of the Cup.

Visit the Presidents Cup Mural Uptown

Just off College Street in Uptown Charlotte is a mural that can’t be missed for any fans of “the greatest game.” The mural towers over 50 feet and features Presidents Cup captains Davis Love III (U.S. Team) and Trevor Immelman (International Team) against a colorful Charlotte skyline. The artists behind the mural are Charlotte’s own Sydney Durate and Australian muralist Treazy Treaz.

The Light Rail

Skip Parking for a Ride to Quail Hollow

Fan who are looking to avoid parking or traffic can hop aboard one of the many transportation options to the course. Ticket holders may use the LYNX Blue Line for a quick ride to and from the event with multiple on-boarding locations. Exit the Light Rail at Sharon Road West Stations and board a complimentary shuttle to take you to the main entrance. Complimentary shuttles will also be offered at the Charlotte Convention Center along East Martin Luther King Boulevard in Uptown.

American Made Exhibit at the Mint Museum

Celebrate Art from America and Around the World

It doesn’t matter if you’re a supporter of the U.S. Team or International Team, you’ll find fine art that speaks to you at The Mint Museum in Charlotte. Visit Mint Museum Uptown for a look at the newly opened “American Made” exhibit featuring more than 100 paintings and sculptures from the Thomas H. and Diane DeMell Jacobsen PhD Foundation or gaze at paintings by Russian artist Mark Rothko. Take a short drive from the Uptown location to Mint Museum Randolph where you’ll discover “Arts of Africa,” “Portals to the Past: British Ceramics 1675–1825” and more international (and national) works on display. During the tournament, the Mint is offering Presidents Cup ticket holders free admission. Simply show your digital ticket at Guest Services at either location.

Chester Golf Club

Play a Round on a Prestigious Charlotte Course

Quail Hollow may be reserved for Presidents Cup players but other private and semi-private clubhouses are opening their doors for non-members to book a round. Private clubs TPC Piper Glen in South Charlotte and Firethorne Country Club in Marvin, North Carolina, are celebrating the international event by granting access to their grounds to non-members for a limited time during Presidents Cup week. Other semi-private courses in the Charlotte area, including Emerald Lake Golf Club, Springfield Golf Club, Fort Mill Golf Club, Lancaster Golf Club and Chester Golf Club, offer the public the opportunity to book select tee times year-round.

Snap a Unique CLT Selfie

If you’re wandering the grounds at Quail Hollow looking for the perfect Presidents Cup backdrop, look no further than larger-than-life CHARLOTTE sign. Constructed in celebration of Charlotte’s role as host city, the stunning structure stretches 28 feet long and is sure to be a fan favorite for selfies.

Bloom! at the CIAF. Photo courtesy of Elsie Management

Get Inspired at the Charlotte International Arts Festival

The inaugural Charlotte International Arts Festival will be in full swing during Presidents Cup week, giving guests and fans an opportunity to infuse their itineraries with a selection of more than 200 art attractions. The festival runs from September 16 through October 2 and features performing arts, large-scale interactive art installations, theatrical productions, musical events and more. For more details, read through our Guide to Charlotte’s International Arts Festival roundup.

Topgolf University location - Photo courtesy of Topgolf

Take the Celebration off the Course

The Queen City has a seemingly unlimited amount of “19th hole” celebration spots. Those looking to play a late-night round can mix their tee time with cocktails at Stroke, Puttery or Topgolf. For a post-tournament beer take a tour of some of Charlotte’s top breweries such as Divine Barrel Brewing, Triple C Brewing Company or Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Pro tip: grab a Charlotte Brew Badge to save as you sip.

Scope Out the Official Presidents Cup Fan Guide

The 2022 Presidents Cup Fan Guide has all the information ticket holders will need to make the most out of their tournament experience. Browse through a complete list of fan attractions at Quail Hollow, take a look at the course map and find a full schedule of events in one convenient location.