Charlotte Happenings

MAY 2017

Charlotte Happenings is your monthly guide to events and things to do in and around Charlotte, NC.

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With dozens of public golf courses claiming grounds in greater Charlotte, finding spectacular greens on which to perfect each par is easy. But how do you pair down the list of places? We're here to help. Novice golfers starting out at a laid-back pace may prefer one of the area's more affordable county-owned public courses. Located minutes from Uptown, the once overlooked Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park went through a $10 million renovation in 2010, which included the addition of a driving range, new pro shop and full-service snack bar to the nine-hole course. Renaissance Park Golf Course and Charles T. Myers Golf Course are two 18-hole county-owned options that boast beautiful grounds, reasonable prices and challenges suited to all levels of experience. If you find yourself reviewing your form on film, you're probably ready to take on one of the city's more prestigious and difficult courses. The Golf Club at Ballantyne may be Charlotte's most famous public course. With a spa and luxury hotel anchored to the 18-hole PGA course, The Golf Club at Ballantyne attracts golfers from around the world for weekends filled with picture-perfect relaxation and pro-level play. Packing four sets of tees measuring between 5,080 and 7,000 yards, plus 67 bunkers and a harrowing ninth hole that forces even the most experienced golfer to choke down on his grip, Highland Creek Golf Club in University City has been dubbed the city's most challenging public course. Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation is an option many golfers forget about, as the course is semi-private. However the links, designed by Hall of Fame architect Tom Jackson, have won multiple awards, and they're ones you'll want to take a swing at. While you're surveying the manicured Bermuda grass fairways and the zoysia grass around the bunkers, take in the stately Carolina pines that enclose the course. EVENTS Professional Golf Events PGA Championship Aug. 7-13, 2017 Quail Hollow Club Dr. Charles L. Sifford Golf Course at Revolution Park 20 MAY 2017

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