Charlotte Area Golf Attractions

Maybe you’re tired of playing your same old course and are looking for something fresh or perhaps you have just moved to the area and need a pointer as to where to tee off first! We have put together a list of our favorite golf spots around the area! Go out, play a new course! Maybe even spot your dream house on the course!

Voted top 10 Public Charlotte Area Golf Courses

Charlotte Club at Ballantyne Hotel

Tee off at one of Charlotte’s best PGA public golf courses. The prestigious Golf Club at Ballantyne features 18 holes of championship golf, stretching 6,710 yards from the longest tees. Its multiple water hazards provide an exciting challenge for players of all skill levels. Rental clubs are available for a fee, and there is a driving range and putting green for those looking to work on their game. (704-248-4383)

Renaissance Park Golf Course

Located in Southwest Charlotte, Renaissance Park Golf Course offers a satisfying challenge for novices and seasoned pros alike. Designed by Michael Hurdzan, this 18-hole course extends 7,360 yards from the longest tees and features stunning bent grass greens. Players can enjoy all 18 holes or a quick round of 9 for a surprisingly affordable price. Golf carts are available for rent, and the facility also includes a driving range. (704-357-3373)

Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation

Set amongst majestic Carolina tall pines, Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation is a favorite with Charlotte golfers. Spread out over 6,965 yards, the 18-hole semi-private course was designed by noted architect Tom Jackson. Players enjoy challenging play on the hybrid Bermuda fairways and bent grass greens. The club also includes a practice facility with a chipping green and sand bunker, putting green and 35,000-square-foot hitting area. (704-573-1000)

Charlotte Golf Links

You will find a touch of Scotland in the Queen City with this fabulous links-style course. Deep pot bunkers and native grasses complete this beautiful layout. While the open areas will cause the wind to be a factor, there are instances where the trees will be in play. In keeping with the theme, you can expect to find water hazards lining several of these rolling fairways. (704-846-7990)

Eagles Chase Golf Club

These generous fairways offer plenty of landing room and very few hazards. Even though the terrain of this course is relatively hills, there are no hidden hazards that will sneak up and grab you. From the elevated tees, you will have a bird’s eye view of what lays ahead and the task at hand. Avoid the tree line and you should have a good line to the pin. Make some putts and you can card a good score here. (704-385-9000)

Birkdale Golf Club

This Palmer creation contains a number of hazards you must avoid if you plan on going home satisfied. With several carries over water required, you will want to hit some crisp shots here. These greens are guarded by bunkers and an occasional water hazard, and these fairways are often defined by a cut of rough and several fairway bunkers. Typical Palmer, the long ball here is the key to a good round. (704-895-8038)

Rocky River Golf Club at Concord

While it may appear easy to hit these generous fairways, golfers frequently find this demanding rough, and they pay the penalty. Hitting these greens can be tough, but from a buried lie, the gaping bunkers protecting these greens will seem more realistic. If you have trouble getting off the tee, you will be forced to rely on a sound short game for scoring. Keep it in the short grass for the best chance to card some birdies. (704-455-1200)

The Divide

Relax and let it rip on this open course where length off the tee will help take some of the difficulty out of the approach shots. Even though these greens contain little break, you need to hit it close to the pin here, as the size of the putting surface can cause problems if you aren’t rolling the ball well. With water in play on only two holes, you have a good opportunity to get through a round here with few problems. (704-882-8088)

Woodbridge Golf Links

This player-friendly layout will entice even the best golfers around. With plenty of scoring opportunities, a good round is a real possibility here. However, there is enough trouble to keep you honest. Water comes into play on nearly half of these holes, so you can’t be too careless unless you are willing to pay the price. Use some touch on these greens, as they contain some breaks that can make putting a difficult task. (704-482-0353)

Highland Creek Golf Club

Be prepared for some long approach shots to these greens, as the hilly nature of this course will make some of these long holes play even longer. To accommodate the difficult approach shots, large greens await; however the speed on these putting surfaces can be quick, so when chipping and putting, don’t let it get away from you unless you are confident in those 5 to 10 foot come-backers. (704-875-9000)

Other personal favorites of mine:

Club at Irish Creek – Kannapolis, NC

Warrior Golf Club – China Grove, NC

The Tradition Golf Club – Charlotte, NC

Other notable area golf attractions:

Quail Hollow Country Club in Charlotte. Home of the Wells Fargo Championship and 2017 PGA Championship

Pinehurst – Home of multiple US Opens and many other major golf tournaments 2+ hours away

Multiple beautiful courses in the Appalachian Mountain Region approximately 2 hours away

Countless beach courses at North and South Carolina beaches 2.5 – 4 hours away

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