Charlotte, North Carolina is a huge sports town for football, basketball, racing and golf! Many of the golf courses are designed by revered architects and many of the public tracks won't empty your wallet. So whether you are renting or packing your clubs, here are our top five public golf course picks for Charlotte.
This Arnold Palmer design just north of Charlotte has good layout and routing. It's located on 200 acres of rolling terrain with tall pine trees and natural streams. You'll find plenty of elevation changes and water hazards to make your round interesting, especially when course conditions are favorable.
16500 Birkdale Commons Parkway
Huntersville, NC 28078
Green Fees: $35 - $69
This Dan Maples design sits northeast of Charlotte and is sculpted from the undulating hills and nestled into wetlands. It is considered one of the more challenging courses in the area with rocky outcroppings, water and bunkers plus major elevation changes.
6900 Bruton Smith Boulevard
Concord, NC 28027
Green Fees: $25 - $69
This former landfill in southwest Charlotte was reborn as a great golf course designed by Michael Hurdzan. This course is perfect for families and new golfers. It is slightly hilly with a bit more open format on the front nine with a tighter back nine.
1525 W Tyvola Road
Green Fees: $18.25 - $37
Larkhaven is the oldest public course in the city and is family owned and operated. Here you'll find greens with MiniVerde grass, narrow fairways and water hazards on nearly half of the holes. With four tee boxes to chose from it is playable for golfers of all skill levels.
4801 Camp Stewart Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Green Fees: $34 - $48
This Audubon-certified course is full of landscaping with stone walls and flowers that enhance the beauty of the track. With a mogul-like terrain that is dotted with trees ponds and streams, there are plenty of risk/reward opportunities to be had. Be sure to check out all of their different stay and play packages as well.
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277
Green Fees: Contact for more information