722 York Rd.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Phone: (704) 739-7070
Fax: (704) 739-7117
722 York Rd., Kings Mountain, NC, US, 28086
- Phone: (704) 739-7070
- Fax: (704) 739-7117
Open year round, this scenic 18 hole, par 72 championship mountain golf course features abundant wildlife, rolling hills, great Bermuda fairways, and large bent greens. The course is known as the home of the "Hardest Par 5 in the World" and includes a putting green and a fully stocked pro shop.
This park is a great way to reflect on the revolutionary war that took place on October 7, 1980. Kings Mountain National Military Park, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996, beautifully commemorates the Battle of Kings Mountain, which was a first major patriotic victory to have happened after the British invasion of Charleston in May 1780. No wonder Thomas Jefferson referred to it as a turning point event. The park offers an adventurous mix of camping, picnicking, hiking trails and a functional history farm. Admission is free and an average visit would probably take one to two hours.
Although this is a public facility, the course and amenities are great. They offer a course that is challenging, yet fair, making it a delight for players of all levels. They also offer one of the largest natural turf driving ranges in the Carolinas to help you prepare for your round.
Designed by Bob Renault and built in 1960, this semiprivate 18 hole, par 72 golf course features large Bermuda greens and narrow fairways and includes a driving range, putting green, sand and chipping areas, a snack bar, and a well stocked pro shop.
Established several decades ago as an initiative by Charlotte Observer, Camp Thunderbird is now managed by the YMCA of Greater Charlotte. It is located around 16 miles from Charlotte, with a giant waterslide and baseball pitch on-site. Ski boats, for having some fun in the Lake Wylie are also available. This camp is operational throughout the year and offers several programs dealing with subjects like ecology, specially suited to youth and school children. The venue is rented out for events during weekends. Call +1 800 732 3855 (Toll Free).
Even after having done whitewater rafting, kayaking, flat-water paddling, hiking, climbing, or biking at Charlotte's National Whitewater Center, you'll want to do more and more. Keep in mind that all of these activities require you to be physically fit, and also that your activities here help contribute to the preservation of the Catawba River and its natural surroundings.
Along the banks of Lake Wylie, McDowell Nature Center and Preserve is an almost undeveloped forest area and one of Charlotte's main attractions. The center aims to educate people about the need to conserve the ecology and environment. The place is home to over 100 species of birds and 21 species of mammals and amphibians. Rare species, such as the Seminole bat and the Loggerhead Shrike, are also spotted here. Those interested in kayaking, canoeing, nature walking, and fishing can get in touch with the center for information.