1120 Copperfield Blvd.
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 788-2150
Fax: (704) 788-4133
This country club is located around 18 miles from Concord. Practicing on its 18-hole course is a nice way to improve your golfing skills. Six hard-surface courts and four Har Tru courts provide the training grounds for a USTA team—they ought to be good enough for you too! A swimming pool with a wading area is especially nice for children. A country house with several dining options and a pleasant garden help you relax when you visit with your family. Tennis training clinics and the "Summer Swim Team Program" are an added bonus. Please check the website for additional information.
Wanna be the next Ayrton Senna or Michael Schumacher? Here's where you get a taste of the thrills behind the wheel of a snazzy race car. The school offers lessons for a fee; amateurs and pro drivers get to blaze the courses in their own styles. Friends and family get to view the action from the side-tracks, as professional instructors show you the ropes. Check the website for age, weight and height specifications, rates and class schedules. Then, slip into some casual gear, down a light meal and let the speed demon emerge! Call +1 877 453 3324 (Toll Free).
Concord Speedway is located in Midland, North Carolina and was built by race promoter Henry Furr. The track initially had a seating capacity for 12,000 people but it has got downsized to accommodate a dirt berm. This track had hosted 12 NASCAR Grand National events between 1956 and 1964. The park has two tracks - a half-mile tri-oval and a quarter-mile oval and has has several air-conditioned suites located behind the main grandstand.
18 holes and 7,000 yards of rolling greens await you at this challenging venue, called “Charlotte's Crown Jewel." Tall trees and curving water hazards pose some of the toughest obstacles; hence the venue is a favorite with those who like to test their skills across the beautiful lake. Open to both men and women, the course has a 15,000 square foot clubhouse with separate lockers and a practice range, a putting green and a grassy driving range for amateurs. The course is open through the week, though tee slots need to be booked for a fee.
These botanical gardens are run by the University of North Carolina Charlotte campus and are comprised of three separate sites- the Van Landingham Glen, the Susie Harwood Garden, and the McMillan Greenhouse. There is a wide variety of plants among the gardens, including rhododendrons, native Carolina flora, orchids, desert succulents, and carnivorous pitcher plant hybrids. There are also many walking paths and interesting landscape architecture displays to please the eye. The park is open daily and features an ever-changing collection that varies depending on the time of year, so be sure to check the website for updates.
Even before the great gold rush out West, North Carolina was experiencing its own gold-fever. The first documented gold find in the United States took place on a small farm outside of Charlotte, and is now the site of the Reed Gold Mine. The site has been restored and now offers guided tours through sections of the underground tunnels, picnic areas, and a visitor center with informational displays that showcase the important history of the area. Multiple events take place throughout the year, including the "Haunted Mine Tour" on Halloween and open gold-panning competitions in the summer months. Check out the website for updated dates and detailed directions- as the mine is located about 30 minutes outside of central Charlotte.
Reedy Creek Nature Center boasts more than 10 miles of walking trails through protected forests. These trails lead through a variety of terrain and provide breath-taking views of Reedy Creek Park's lakes, streams, forests and wildlife. The Nature Center also houses live, native animals and an exhibit hall, allowing visitors to learn valuable information about their surroundings on their trip.
Located to the south of Iredell County, this golf course is one of the area's best-kept secrets. The course, although shorter than the average ones, offers a challenging game for all with its many water hazards and well-designed holes. The members of the Mooresville Women's Golf Association, which is a part of this club, play each Thursday from February till November. The course is open throughout the year; call or email to book your tee times.
Beautiful rolling greens dotted with tall trees and meandering water hazards greet guests as they venture out for a couple of rounds. Opened in 1958, it is arguably one of the oldest of its kind in the city. The nine-hole course can be quite challenging, with sharp slopes, tricky turns and unexpected water bodies, but for those who play a mean game, it can be great fun. Drop by the pro shop to replenish any worn goods before you head for the great outdoors. After a satisfying game, ravenous players can head back to the clubhouse snack bar for some deli-style sandwiches, hotdogs and other bites, along with a glass of spirits or a soft drink. The venue also sports several meeting rooms that can be rented for business meet-ups and conferences.
The Washington Redskins coach and his team organize regular racing events since 1991 to collect money for various charities. Fans can come and watch some wild action on the course as they cheer on the very professional drivers. The posh venue also features the odd workshop that educates aspiring racers on the nitty-gritties of the sport, while guiding them toward a glamorous future in motor-racing. Those interested can also run a hand over the various models of race-cars, or even hire them for a personal show! Check the website for upcoming events and other details.
Birkdale Golf Club has all the trappings of a classy golf establishment, a few miles north of Charlotte. 200 acres of lush green, designed by Arnold Palmer, await professionals and amateurs. However, tee times have to be booked 8 days in advance. Birkdale's Conference Room, Birkdale's Club Room, and Palmer Pavilion are all rentable spaces on the premises, available for business meetings, private gatherings and charity events. Arnie's Tavern, an on-site bar/restaurant caters to hungry golfers.
Ribbon Walk is a great place for anyone seeking quiet outdoor activities in the midst of the big city. There is plenty of room in the 140 acre park for you to enjoy picnics or hikes in the unspoiled forest. The newly-built educational center has lots of family-friendly activities to teach children about wildlife and conservation. Also, it is a short walk to the city center, so you can enjoy an evening out on the town after your excursion in the park.