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CHARLOTTE WELCOMES ALL GOLF ENTHUSIASTS May 3, 2013

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Charlotte is now humming  spring’s symphonic sounds, sprinkled with just a whisper of pending summer breezes!  Included in the melodies of song birds, children giggling in backyards and the outdoor concerts of The Charlotte Symphony and local bands; is the unmistakable sound of a well-hit golf ball!

Golf is very popular in Charlotte and both private and public courses are sprinkled throughout the Charlotte area.

Some favorite private courses in Charlotte include:

Quail Hollow Club has hosted the PGA Tour in Charlotte each year for the past eleven years, during the first week in May. This prestigious event will be April 29-May 5 in 2013. Quail Hollow Country Club Course and the Clubhouse are located at 3700 Gleneagles Road in Charlotte. Quail Hollow Club has what is considered by many to be one of the finest courses in the southeastern United States. The Quail Hollow layout features numerous bunkers and tree-lined fairways to provide a truly challenging round.  The course features 7,114 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.9 and it has a slope rating of 139.

Piper Glen Golf Course opened in 1989 and is Arnold Palmer designed.  The course features a par 72, 6,853 yard course. Located a 4300 Piper Glenn Drive in the lovely Ballantyne area, Piper Glen is a private course.

Ballantyne Golf Course   is a member only course; located at 11120 Ballantyne Crossing Ave.
Tee times can be made up to 30 days in advance online or 10 days in advance by calling the golf pro shop. Driving range and putting greens are available to the public and guests. Located just down the road is the The Ballantyne Resort Golf is a public course offering year-round play. It is a championship PGA course located at 1000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. It is an 18-hole, par 71 course.The Ballantyne Spa and Resort offers beautiful rooms, delicious meals and luxurious spa treatments as a way to end your golf experience.

Charlotte Country Club was founded in 1910 and is located four miles east of bustling uptown Charlotte, in the historic Plaza-Midwood neighborhood. The yardage is 7,335 yards with a 75.9 rating and 146 slope. Charlotte Country Club permits up to six member-sponsored Golf Outings each year.

Carmel Country Club offers members two championship 18-hole courses on 384 acres of landscape. North and South 18-hole courses offer wonderfully different golfing experiences. The club is located at 4735 Carmel Road.

Public Courses are also located throughout South Charlotte, offering a great golfing experience for all!

Some favorite public courses in Charlotte are:

Carolina Lakes Golf Course is a public course located just minutes from the South Charlotte/Ballantyne area. Carolina Lakes Golf club is considered challenging, but fair par 72m 7,024 yard course.

Springfield Golf Club is located in Fort Mill. The Clyde Johnston design is surrounded by trees and is a hilly site. It is a 6,906 yard, par 72 course.

The Golf Links is located at 11500 Providence Road and is considered great for the bargain-hunting golfer.  The course has 6.700 yards of golf, par 71. It is a 18 hole, regulation length course.

Yes, the resounding “thwack!” of golf balls well hit is a true sound of another beautiful spring and summer in Charlotte!   And if YOU would like to live in a Charlotte Golf Course community, call us – there are plenty of wonderful properties currently FOR SALE!  704-541-2500.

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CHARLOTTE’S FUN FALL FAMILY FESTIVALS October 25, 2012

Charlotte’s kaleidoscope of fall foliage and crisp air is beckoning families to come out and play! People are out and about in Charlotte’s neighborhoods and parks chasing toddlers through piles of colorful leaves, jogging along tree-lined streets or simply walking arm-in-arm enjoying the splendors of autumn in Charlotte. Along with beautiful scenery and perfect fall weather, Charlotte also offers outdoor fall festivities and activities for all!

Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill, SC is offering wonderful outdoor activities Friday, Oct 19 7:00p to 10:00p. You can pick your own pumpkin, get lost in the corm maze, participate in archery and horseback Rides, or enjoy the many more family fun activities.www.greenwayfallfest.com

The Carolina Renaissance Festival  is an annual bawdy good time for all ages. It is a 16th century European-style art and entertainment event that features outdoor theater, circus entertainment, an arts and crafts marketplace, jousting tournaments, and of course, a feast fit for royalty (the turkey legs are a must-have)! The Carolina Renaissance Festival season opens this fall for seven festive weekends, Saturdays and Sundays, October 6th – November 18th.

FALL FUN FESTIVAL – PRESENTED BY CHARLOTTE SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER. 4th Annual Fun Fest is Saturday, Nov 3 12:00p to 4:00p at Park Road. Free hearing and fine/gross motor skills screenings available along with games, food and fun!  www.funfestcharlotte.com for details.

The Great Pumpkin Patch Party is for the kids! It will be at the Ivory Baker Recreation Center; 1920 Stroud Park Ct. in Charlotte, Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 10 to11:30am parkandrec.com
Aw Shucks Farm at 3718 Plyler Mill Road in Monroe has fall fun that includes a Corn Maze, hayrides, and a new Animal Barn Grain Bin Slide. www.awshucksfarm.com

The Amazing Maize Maze at Rural Hill Farm in Huntersville returns for another fall season just in time to get you completely lost in a giant field of corn. Flashlight mazes every Friday evening at dusk through early November.      www.ruralhill.net/amazingmaizemaze.asp

18th Annual St. Stephen Fall Craft Festival at 6800 Sardis Rd. in Charlotte returns Saturday, Nov 3 from 9:00a to 2:00p. It will include 50+ vendors from Charlotte & surrounding areas and yummy Southern BBQ–eat in or take out. www.ststephenumc.net/UMW/umw_fallfestival.html

Autumn is calling you to come out and play in Charlotte!

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CHARLOTTE OFFERS A FUN HALLOWEEN FOR ALL AGES October 18, 2012

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Scary goblins, haunted houses and ghoulish activities abound in Charlotte during the month of October. Charlotte has entertainment and activities for all fright levels, and there is surely some wickedly wonderful fun to accommodate all during the month of Halloween!

Because the even the smallest witches and wizards want to join in the spirit of Halloween, Carowinds Amusement Park offers a Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast for the youngest set.  During the daytime, the park’s Paladium Amphitheatre Plaza is transformed in to a street party of frightful fun for kids and their families. Complete with activities that are fun-scary, not scary-scary, Howl-O-Fest’s Boo Blast is an exciting compilation of shows, attractions, and interactive activities throughout the day.  Then, the older kids (13 and older) can come back at night for SCarowinds Halloween Haunt XI. SCarowinds has long been a rite of passage for all teens! (www.carowinds.com ). The younger set can also enjoy a natural Halloween at Creepy Crawly Celebration! Friday, Oct 26, 6:00p to 9:00p at Reedy Creek Nature Center, Charlotte, NC.  The museum celebrates all that’s creepy and crawly Halloween weekend! Live animals, touch tanks, costume contest, marshmallow roast, and trick or treating included. Also, for the wriggly and giggly, head out to Lake Norman to join the Sate Park Rangers to investigate creatures living in the region. Costumes are optional, but call ahead due to group limits, 704 528-6350.

If you are looking to be terrified, The Campground Massacre in Fort Mill, www.themassacre.com ,  is a scream-your-head off choice. The 130-acre Carrigan Farms inMooresville, NC is a short 30-minute drive and turned into Scarrigan Farms, www.scarriganfarms.com, every October and is a very scary haunted trail for the older, thrill-seeking set.

For a more sophisticated, musical Halloween route. Wicked Divas of Broadway is being presented October 28-29 by the Charlotte Symphony at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, www.blumenthalcenter.com. The North Carolina Music Factory, 1000 NC Music Factory Boulevard will have Music, Monsters and Mayhem for those interested in some wicked entertainment.  The 12th Annual Grave Diggers Ball at 301 E. Seventh St.is an annual party has become one of the biggest Halloween events in the region and often sells out.

Whether you are looking to get your goul on by being terrified, investigating creepy crawlies outdoors, dancing the night away, or watching a show Charlotte is sure to leave you spellbound!

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