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There’s a magnetic allure to the sport of golf, with enthusiasts flocking to the beautiful landscapes and the chance to bond with friends over their shared passion. Whether you’re a Charlotte local or reside anywhere in the Carolinas, you’re in for a treat as this region boasts a plethora of remarkable fairways and enticing courses. Prepare to explore some of the Queen City’s finest golfing destinations and uncover a selection of hidden gems scattered across the Carolinas.

The Tradition Golf Club

The Tradition Golf Club opened in 1996 and has been a must-visit ever since. With vibrant natural surroundings, this par 72 course remains a hidden gem for North Carolina natives, with unique fairways and impressive water features. The best part? This lush course is located a short distance from Empire Kennington and Empire Camellia Gardens.

Pine Island Country Club

This serene golf course is located near Empire West End Towns and is one of the finest USGA-regulated courses in the region. Inspired by the rolling farmlands of the 1960’s, these greens are continuously maintained and redesigned to challenge the modern golfer. Pine Island Country Club includes fairways and greens to accommodate novice and experienced players.

Cramer Mountain Club

Just moments from Empire Camber Woods, Cramer Mountain Club is a golfer’s paradise nestled in the serene beauty of the Carolina countryside. This 18-hole course features lush fairways, undulating greens, and strategically-placed bunkers that demand precision and skill from players. The club’s stunning landscape creates a serene ambiance, making it a perfect escape from city life. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or a beginner looking to improve your skills, Cramer Mountain Club provides an exceptional golfing experience coupled with warm hospitality and impeccable amenities.

Tega Cay Golf Club

Situated along the shores of Lake Wylie, Tega Cay Golf Club boasts 27 holes of championship golf, offering diverse and challenging layouts that cater to players of all abilities. The courses feature lush fairways, well-manicured greens, and strategic hazards that provide an exciting test of skill and strategy. Beyond golf, the club offers an array of amenities, including a clubhouse with stunning views, dining options, and various social events, ensuring that visitors have a memorable stay. Under a half hour drive from Empire Massey, it’s been voted the #1 Best Golf Course in the Fort Mill area.

Skybrook Golf Club

Located in Mecklenburg County, this prestigious semi-private golf course is located a short distance from Empire Kennington and Empire Camellia Gardens and has more than just rolling fairways. The popular Skybrook Golf Club offers incredible scenic views, along with dramatic elevation changes that make for a challenging round of golf. This championship course covers close to 7,000 yards of mountain-like terrain, complete with five sets of tees to guide golfers of all skill levels.


Worked up an appetite while hitting the greens? Grab a bite at one of Charlotte’s best barbecue restaurants. And if you’re still craving more great local experiences, then be sure to discover all that this charming city has to offer.


Images courtesy of: Robert Ruggiero (First Banner); GolfPass (The Tradition Golf Club); Pine Island Country Club (Pine Island Country Club); Gaston County North Carolina (Cramer Mountain Golf Club); B-Man’s Guide to Golf in Charlotte (Tega Cay Golf Club); Skybrook Golf Club (Skybrook Golf Club).


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