440 Griffith Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
Phone: (704) 525-0747
Fax: (704) 522-0968
440 Griffith Road, Charlotte, NC, US, 28217
- Phone: (704) 525-0747
- Fax: (704) 522-0968
If you are all thumbs when it comes to holding a club, don't worry too much. Hone your skills at this facility, which includes a top notch practice center, eight target greens and artificial tees that can be played in all kinds of weather. Classes are held on a regular basis and can go on for as long as six months to a year; find a schedule that suits you best. If your kids show some potential in the sport, bring them along too—special classes are also conducted for those between five and 17 years of age. Check the website for more details.
Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary was designed and created by Elizabeth and Edwin Clarkson in 1927, encompassing almost three acres in the Myers Park neighborhood of Charlotte. The estate includes the original house built by the couple, as well as extensive gardens which are now home to an array of flowers, local trees and birds. There are many winding paths to explore, with informational plaques lining the brick walkways. The Clarkson house is also worth a visit, as it has been renovated to replicate its original style. Also, make sure to check out the website for more information about the estate, as well as fun tips like recipes for peanut butter birdseed cakes. Guided tours for groups are available on some weekday mornings and reservations can be made by phone.
Symphony Park is a beautiful setting to enjoy free music with friends, family and loved ones. Located in South Park, this space offers a free summer concert series and a number of outdoor movies under the stars. Seating is first come first served, so be sure to arrive early if you'd like a clear view of the entertainment.
The people of Charlotte tend to agree that Freedom Park is the place to be. This 98-acre public park is a slice of nature at its best, right in the middle of the city. Complete with four baseball diamonds, two batting cages, a dozen tennis courts, four soccer fields, a basketball court, a pair of volleyball courts, a pair of playgrounds, a seven-acre lake, an amphitheater, a number of sheltered picnic areas, and miles of trails and paths, Freedom Park has something for everyone. There's even a concession stand for joggers in need of water or sun bathers in need of ice cream. Many of the picnic shelters are reservable, as are the Freedom Park Bandshell and the Mahlon Adams Pavilion, a banquet hall that seats 70 people.
The 'Quail Hollow Club' was founded by James J. Harris on the 13th of April 1959. This 18 hole golf course covers 7,114 yards of golf for the longest tees at a par of 72. This brilliantly designed course captures the Piedmont region with its amazing beauty. The course was designed by George W. Cobb in 1961 and has gone under a number of changes, being redesigned by Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio.
Latta Park began as a real estate developer's ploy to lure the people of Charlotte out of the crowded city center and into the suburbs. Today, the South End is far from suburban, and Latta Park remains a thing of beauty. Long, narrow and green, the 31-acre park is home to a basketball court, a multi-purpose field, two softball fields, six tennis courts, a volleyball court, a six-table sheltered picnic area, a recreation center, a playground, a sprayground, and miles of trails. See website for park map and reservable facilities information. Open daily.
Though they are officially known as the "Carolina" Panthers, they play in uptown Charlotte, and it is the citizens of Charlotte in the stands cheering for them. Since their inception in 1995, the Panthers have clinched their division championship three times. They even made it to Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2003, where the New England Patriots defeated them by a slim three-point margin thanks to Adam Vinatieri's infamous, last-second, 41-yard field goal. See the Panthers go for the glory at their home, Bank of America Stadium. See website for ticketing information.
This exclusive, private country club in South Charlotte is for the whole family. The owners seem to have taken great efforts to ensure that no one feels left out. Sport lovers will love playing on the two 18-hole golf courses, trying out the Olympic-sized swimming pool and several tennis courts. Executives can cut a deal in one of the meeting rooms and families can share a jovial meal while checking out the place.
Amid the hustle and bustle of Charlotte lies Marshall Park, a nicely landscaped area with green grass and trees, a pond and a fountain in the middle. Occasionally, events and festivals take place here.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway provides trails that run through both urban and nature settings. There are works of public art positioned throughout the trail, including a mirrored sphere and a terrace that couples occasionally use for weddings. The Greenway connects to a number of parks, offering places for you to stop, rest, and relax along your journey.
In addition to being the oldest park in Charlotte, this 24-acre parcel in the heart of Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood serves your every recreational need. For athletes, Independence Park has a batting cage, two basketball courts, two tennis courts, a volleyball court, and three hiking trails. Families make good use of the sheltered picnic area and the playground. If romance is in the air, stroll by the reflecting pool or through the rose garden. A number of shelters, including the rose garden's gazebo, are available for private events. See website for reservation information.
Owned and operated by the same organization that runs the NBA Bobcats, the Charlotte Sting are another beloved institution of the Queen City. They were one of the first teams in a fledgling WNBA, and they made the playoffs in each of their first three seasons. The team thrills crowds all summer long at Charlotte Bobcats Arena, and tickets start as low as USD7 per seat. See website for season tickets and package deals. Call +1 800 495 2295 (Toll Free).