By Ron Green Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org
Like the city itself, golf in Charlotte has grown into a big, sprawling enterprise with something for everyone.
It wasn’t a long ago that the options for daily-fee golf course were limited around Charlotte. Not anymore.
If you’re on the north side of town, the Arnold Palmer-designed Birkdale Golf Club and Skybrook Golf Club are among the most popular layouts. You can get a taste of Charlotte Motor Speedway when you play Rocky River in Concord.
Down south, the Golf Club at Ballantyne sits just off I-485 and features new Bermuda greens and some of the finest service around.
Carolina Lakes is located in the Sun City community south of Charlotte on Highway 521 but don’t think it’s a course for retirees. It stretches to nearly 7,200 yards from the back tees, has an abundance of bunkers and can be a test for any level of player.
Red Bridge Golf Club is a new layout in Locust, just east of Charlotte and there are the established courses, such as Highland Creek, The Divide and Renaissance Park, that are fixtures in the Charlotte golf market.
There are more than a dozen private clubs in the area including the exclusive Quail Hollow Club and Charlotte Country Club. Like daily fee courses, there’s a private club option for just about everyone.
There are even par-3 courses at Paradise Valley near UNC Charlotte and at The Golf Village in Pineville where it’s easy for beginners to get comfortable with the game.
If you’re looking for something in golf, you can find it around Charlotte.
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