With its massive business scene, a major auto racing destination and championship golf, Charlotte’s a southeastern hotbed. Donald Ross designed several esteemed private clubs here, while modern architects like Ron Garl, Dan Maples and Tom Jackson shaped the booming public and semi-private golf scene.
There’s a solid mix of municipal, public and resort layouts to suit any budget, too. Here are some of the best Charlotte golf clubs to enjoy an evening full of excitement.
Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation
The semi-private Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation is nestled in a mature forest of hardwoods within a short distance from 1-485. The golf course was designed by Hall of Fame architect Tom Jackson and opened in 1997. Since then, it has been recognized as the “Best New Course” and the “Best Eastside Course” in Queen City magazine. The course features hybrid Bermuda fairways and Crenshaw bent grass greens. In addition, zoysia grass is used around the bunkers to allow for greater definition and a more challenging green.
This course offers a wide range of amenities, including a driving range, chipping and practice greens, a clubhouse restaurant and bar, and locker rooms. The clubhouse also has a meeting room, and it is available for use by members at no additional cost. Members can enjoy various events at the clubhouse, such as July’s Summer Wine Tasting featuring five food and wine pairings.
Guests can dine on delicious hors d’oeuvres, salads, entrees, and a selection of sides at this venue. The skilled in-house catering team can create a menu to suit any dietary restrictions or preferences. This includes dishes like chicken parmesan, blackened mahi-mahi, chargrilled salmon, and prime rib. Moreover, guests can indulge in cocktails and other beverages from the onsite bar. The venue can accommodate receptions of any size, from a small family affair to an extravagant celebration.
Eagle Chase Golf Club
Located in the northern part of Union County, Eagle Chase Golf Club is one of the more unique courses in the area. It features drastic elevation changes on several holes, offering a mountain golfing experience just a few miles from Uptown Charlotte. The course’s green complexes sit down in valleys and atop hills, with elevated tee boxes and beautiful views of the Uwharries.
Designed by Tom Jackson and opened in 1994, Eagle Chase has zoysia fairways and bermuda grass greens, making it a true test of golf for even the most skilled players. The course also features a driving range, practice bunker, and chipping and putting greens. The staff at the Eagle Chase Golf Club is helpful and friendly, and the clubhouse is comfortable and well-maintained.
Rocky River Golf Club
Golf lovers in Charlotte will find a veritable treasure trove of exceptional golf courses and country clubs within a short drive. From championship-caliber public courses to exclusive, private clubs, the city is a golfer’s paradise. Whether you want to play your best round ever or relax with friends, there is something for every level of golfer.
A Dan Maples design that features a beautiful rock outcropping, various species of wetland grasses along fairways and pristine wetlands on its border, Rocky River is a true challenge for even the most seasoned golfer. It is a course you must visit. Managed by the Embassy Suites in Concord NC, this course offers stay and play packages.
This is a beautiful course with tee times available on weekends. Designed to preserve the natural beauty of the area, it meanders through tall pines and winds around creeks and ponds. It is a challenging course with many elevation changes, making it a true test for golfers of all levels.
Located in the historic Plaza-Midwood neighborhood, this golf club was built in 1910 and is considered one of the top 20 private clubs in the United States. It hosts numerous events throughout the year, including the Charlotte City Amateur and the PGA Championship. The club also has a variety of practice facilities, including a well-manicured putting green and four target greens.
Springfield Golf Club
Golfers at all levels of expertise will enjoy playing this course. There are several sets of tees, so players can choose the one that best suits their skill level and handicap. The course is also well maintained and the staff can offer tips and tricks to improve your game.
Located in Springfield, Ohio, the golf club features beautiful views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. The fairways and greens are well-groomed, making the course difficult yet friendly for beginners and experts alike. The staff at Springfield is helpful and friendly, and they can offer tips to help you play your best round.
The 18-hole course at Springfield Country Club is a par 72 and has a slope rating of 137. It is a private golf course and offers a variety of memberships. These include a family membership, which includes the applying member, spouse and children under the age of 22. There is also a junior golf membership for those under the age of 19.
The clubhouse is spacious and features an open floor plan that allows for large gatherings. The clubhouse also has a full-service restaurant, a bar, and locker rooms. Members can use the clubhouse to host special events, including weddings. A large patio provides great views of the golf course and lake.