Wells Fargo Championship 2015 – Charlotte

Grab your sunscreen, hat and your favorite golf attire because its time for The Wells Fargo Championship! The Quail Hollow Club will host the PGA Tour in its 13th year in Charlotte and hopes it will remain an annual tradition and favorite by all. 

Schedule of Events:

Monday May 11th
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PRO-AM Tee Times begin at 11:00 am
PGA Tour Professionals Practice Rounds – All Day

Tuesday May 12th
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Youth Exhibition begins at 4:00 pm on the     Practice Tee  with PGA Tour Professional Erik Compton 
 PGA Tour Professionals Practice Rounds – All Day

Wednesday May 13th
PRO-AM Tee Times begin at 7:00 am & afternoon times at 12:00 pm

Thursday May 14th 
 1st Round of Competition with Tee Times beginning at 7:00 am
Television Coverage on The Golf Channel from 3:00-7:00 pm ET

Friday May 15th
 2nd Round of Competition with Tee Times beginning at 7:00 am
 Television Coverage on The Golf Channel from 3:00-7:00 pm ET

Saturday May 16th  ( Armed Forces Day )
– Wear your most Patriotic outfit to help show your support 
3rd Round of Competition with Tee Times beginning at 8:00 am
 Television Coverage on The Golf Channel from 1:00-2:30 pm ET 
   & then CBS from 3:00-6:00 pm

Sunday May 17th
Sunrise Service at 7:00 am on the 18th Green 
Final Round with Tee Times beginning at 8:00 am 
– Television Coverage on The Golf Channel from 1:00-2:30 pm ET 
   & then CBS from 3:00-6:00 pm
Closing & Award Ceremony will be on the 18th Green 



                                         A List of Past Champions 
Year Champions 
 2015       ?
2014 J.B. Holmes 
2013          Derek Ernst
2012 Rickie Fowler 
2011  Lucas Glover 
2010 Rory McIlroy 
2009 Sean O’Hair 
2008  Anthony Kim 
2007  Tiger Woods 
2006 Jim Furyk 
2005 Vijay Singh 
2004 Joey Sindelar 
2003 David Toms 
   

River Run-Davidson,NC

 

River Run  

  It’s all about the location, location & location. Living in River Run means having the best of all worlds. You are close to Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville and Concord. Plus, you have access to excellent schools, wooded lots, wide sidewalks, tree-lined neighborhood & the beautiful Lake Norman is just around the corner.   River Run offers a wide range of actives for all ages such as the 18 hole golf course, swim club, fitness center, playground, walking trails & an excellent Tennis club. For the golf enthusiast, you will fall in love with the challenging River Run Championship Golf Course. The course was designed by master course architect Robert Walker and features 394 acres of rolling hills & scenic views.  After testing out the course, relax in the River Run clubhouse. The clubhouse overlooks a peaceful waterfall on the 18th fairway and was designed around Thomas Jefferson’s home “Monticello”. The clubhouse boasts a stunning rotunda Dining Room, perfect for elegant dinners or celebrations. River Run also offers residents enjoyment of the Tennis, Swim and Fitness Center, which includes nine competition Har-Tru courts, three competition hard surface courts and four indoor courts. The facility houses a Fitness Center, snack bar and qualified child care to allow parents to participate in club-related activities. If relaxing poolside sounds more enticing, than gather up your sun screen, towels & pool toys. River Run has two community pools for your delight on those hot summer days.  One features a lazy river and waterslide complex that was added in 2007. In addition to the community’s pools, you can also find a playground and picnic area. Summer camps and instruction lessons in tennis, golf and swimming are available to residents as well.  
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Charlotte Area Lake Living: Lake Norman

Created from the Catawba River, which flows west of Charlotte, Lake Norman, Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake offer endless recreational opportunities. From boating and waterskiing to fishing and camping along the shores of these beautiful lakes, water enthusiasts are sure to be satisfied in the Charlotte region.                       Lake Sunset Grass     Lake Norman ________________________________________________________________________________________ Located just 20 miles northwest of Charlotte, Lake Norman is often referred to as the “Inland Sea.” With 520 miles of shoreline and a surface area of 32,475 acres, Lake Norman is the largest body of fresh water in the state. The lake was created in 1963 when Duke Power constructed the Cowans Ford Dam and was named after former Duke Power President Norman Cocke. Beyond the power it generates, Lake Norman is a major water source for Mooresville, Davidson, Huntersville, Charlotte and Lincoln County. Fishing in Lake Norman is quite plentiful, with crappie, bluegill and yellow perch in addition to striped, largemouth and white bass. Spanning 1,500 acres, Lake Norman State Park in Troutman includes 13 miles of shoreline, biking and hiking trails and camping along the peninsula that juts out into the lake. The park also offers a new lakefront swimming area and beach equipped with lifeguard during the summer months.   Lake Norman Public Access Areas Upper Section Long Island Access Area—919-715-3155 Lake Norman State Park—704-528-6350 Bill’s Marina—704-241-3438 Long Island Marina—828-241-4877 Stumpy Creek Access Area—N/A McCrary Creek Access Area—N/A Pinnacle Access Area—919-715-3155 Marshall Fishing Area—N/A North Bridge Marina—704-663-4600 River City Marina—704-663-6000 Skipper’s Marina—704-528-9880 Lower Section Lake Norman Marina—704-483-5546 Mountain Creek Marina—704-483-0077 Lake Norman Motel, Restaurant and Marina—704-478-2817 The Boat Rack Marina—704-478-2118 Hager Creek Access Area—919-715-3155 Little Creek Access Area—919-715-3155 Westport Dry Storage—704-438-5172 Holiday Harbor—704-892-0561 Beatties Ford Access Area—919-715-3155 Jetton Road County Park—704-896-9808 Ramsey Creek Access Area—704-892-7852 McGuire Fishing Area—N/A Energy Explorium—704-875-5600 Blythe Landing County Park—704-896-9808 All Seasons Marina—704-892-3478 Stutts Bait and Tackle—704-664-3106 Inland Sea Marina—704-664-4414

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Charlotte, NC Sports Teams & Events

 Panther Stadium

 

Sporting events always draw big crowds in the Charlotte area.

  FOOTBALL The Carolina Panthers (704-358-7800, www.panthers.com) took to the field as an NFL expansion team in 1995 and rose to a magical season in 2004, making their first-ever Super Bowl appearance against the New England Patriots. Their home, the natural-grass Bank of America Stadium, is located in Third Ward Uptown. BASKETBALL The NBA returned to Charlotte in 2004 thanks to Black Entertainment Television founder Robert Johnson. The Charlotte Bobcats (704-262-2287; www.nba.com/bobcats) play in the new Charlotte Arena in Uptown. The Charlotte area is also home to wonderful ACC teams (www.theacc.com) such as North Carolina, Duke, Clemson, North Carolina State & Wake Forest. BASEBALL The Charlotte Knights (704-364-6637, www.charlotteknights.com), a farm club for the Chicago White Sox, have played baseball in the Charlotte area for more than 100 years. They currently play at Knights Stadium in Fort Mill but may move closer to the city soon. HOCKEY On the ice, the Charlotte Checkers (704-342-4423,  www.gocheckers.com) are the East Coast Hockey League affiliates of the New York Rangers and the AHL’s Hartford Wolf Pack. The team recently moved to the Charlotte Arena. SOCCER For soccer fans there are the Charlotte Eagles, a professional team in the second division of the United Soccer Leagues, and the Lady Eagles, who play in the Atlantic division of the USL’s W league (704-841-8644, www.charlotteeagles.com). The season runs from April to August. GOLF In May 2003, Wachovia first sponsored the PGA tour to Charlotte at Quail Hollow Country Club , which has welcomed by such golfing greats as Tiger Woods and Phil Mickleson. It began as the Wachovia Championship but is now know as the Quail Hollow Championship. (800-945-0777, www.quailhollowchampionship.com). NASCAR

NASCAR races roar at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Sprint All-Star Challenge in May and the UAW-GM Quality 500 in October (704-455-3200, www.lowesmotorspeedway.com). Racing excitement spills from the speedway into uptown Charlotte during Speed Week each May. You can enjoy a parade, fireworks, entertainment, food and special events leading up to the races.

FISHING The Charlotte Regional Sports Commission (704-332-7717, www.charlottesports.org) sponsors other sporting events in the Charlotte Area, like the Citgo Bassmaster Classic at Lake Norman. The commission also works to bring in sports organizations and teams, which contribute millions to the local economy and enhance the area’s overall quality of life.  OTHER SPORTING EVENTS Other big sporting events include the Charlotte Run for Peace and 10K (www.charlotterunforpeace.com) in January and the Queens Cup Steeplechase in Mineral Springs in Union County (704-843-7070, www.queenscup.org) in April. In addition, there’s the Charlotte Ultraswim in June (704-846-5335, www.justswimmac.org/ultraswim). The Continental Tire Bowl brought the excitement for a college football bowl game to the Carolinas and has recently been changed to the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Played at Bank of America Stadium and featuring the ACC and Big East Conference, the game draws a crowd of more than 70,000. HOT AIR BALLOONS In September, the sky’s the limit for the National Hot Air Balloon Rally (704-873-2892, www.statesvillechamber.org) near Statesville.                                                                                                                                                             704-896-5141 Office                                                        www.LeeAnnMiller.com                                                            Allen Tate Company

Charlotte Area Golf Courses (A-M)

 Ballantyne Country Club (Private)    11120 Ballantyne Country   Club Drive    Charlotte, NC 28277    704-544-1404    www.ballantyneclub.com Birkdale Golf Course (Public)    16500 Birkdale Commons Pky    Huntersville, NC 28078    704-895-8038    www.birkdale.com Cabarrus Country Club (Private)    3247 Weddington Road    Concord, NC 28025    704-786-8154    www.cabbarruscc.org Carmel Country Club (Private)    4735 Carmel Road    Charlotte, NC 28226    704-542-2457    www.carmelcountryclub.org Carolina Golf Club (Semi-Private)    2415 Old Steele Creek Road    Charlotte, NC 28208    704-392-6363    www.carolinagolfclub.com Cedarwood Country Club (Private)    500 Pineville Matthews Rd   Charlotte, NC 28226    704-542-0206    www.cedarwoodcc.com Charles T Myers Course (Public)    7817 Harrisburg Road    Charlotte, NC 28215    704-536-1692      Charlotte Country Club (Private)    2465 Mecklenburg Avenue    Charlotte, NC 28205    704-333-9809   www.charlottecountryclub.org   Charlotte Golf Links (Public)    Charlotte, NC 28277    704-846-7990  www.charlottegolflinks.com Charlotte National Course  (Semi- Private)    6920 Howey Bottoms Road    Indian Trail, NC 28079    704-882-8282      Cowans Ford Country Club (Private)    761 Club Drive    Stanley, NC 28164    704-827-3088    www.cowansford.com Crowders Mountain Golf (Public)    255 Lincoln Academy Road    King’s Mountain, NC 28086    704-739-7681      The Divide (Public)    6803 Stevens Mill Road    Matthews, NC 28104    704-822-4899    www.thedividegolfclub.com   Emerald Lake Golf Club (Semi-Private)    1 Tournament Drive    Matthews, NC 28105    704-882-7888    www.emeraldlakegolfclub.com Firethorne Country Club (Semi-Private)    1108 Firethorne Club Drive    Waxhaw, NC 28173    704-843-0289    www.firethornecountryclub.com   Gaston Country Club (Private)    3700 Country Club Drive     Gastonia, NC 28054     704-866-6945    www.gastoncc.com Gastonia Municipal Golf Course (Public)    530 Niblick Drive    Gastonia, NC 28054    704-866-6954   www.cityofgastonia.com/city_serv/golf/    golf.cfm  The Golf Club at Ballantyne (Public)    10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway    Charlotte, NC 28277    704-341-4653    www.ballantyneresort.com Green Meadows Golf Course (Public)    957 Kelly Road    Mount Holly, NC 28120    704-827-9264    www.greenmeadowsgolfsite.com Highland Creek (Public)    7001 Highland Creek Parkway    Charlotte, NC 28269    704-875-9000    www.highlandcreekgolf.com Kannapolis Country Club (Private)    1196 Fairway Drive    Kannapolis, NC 28081    704-933-4336    www.kannapoliscc.com Kings Mountain Country Club (Semi-Private)    110 Country Club Road    Kings Mountain, NC 28086    704-739-5871    www.kingsmountaingolf.com Lakewood Golf Course (Public)    15 Lakewood Road    Belmont, NC 28032    704-825-2852      Larkhaven Golf Club (Semi-Private)    4801 Camp Stewart Road    Charlotte, NC 28215    704-545-4653    www.larhavengolf.com   Lincoln Country Club (Private)    2108 Country Club Road    Lincolnton, NC 28092    704-735-1382    www.lincolncountryclub.net Linwood Springs Golf Course (Public)    2900 Linwood Road     Gastonia, NC 28052     704-867-1642      Mallard Head Country Club (Semi-Private)    185 Mallard Head    Mooresville, NC 28115     704-664-7031    www.mallardheadcc.com Monroe Country Club (Public)    Highway 601 S.    Monroe, NC 28110    704-282-4661   www.monroenc.org/countryclub_0.htm Mooresville Country Club (Public)   W. Wilson Avenue    Mooresville, NC 28115    704-663-2539      Myers Park Country Club (Private)    2415 Roswell Avenue    Charlotte, NC 28209    704-376-0745    www.myersparkcc.com           704-896-5141 www.LeeAnnMiller.com   Allen Tate Company  

Charlotte, NC-Recreation

The Charlotte region has an opportunity around every corner for the recreational athlete. There are more than 20 area YMCAs that offer everything from swimming, weight training and yoga classes to youth and adult leagues for basketball, baseball and soccer. In addition, Ray’s Splash Planet is an indoor waterpark in Uptown thats drawing families for year-round fun. If you like adventure, the area boasts a host of beautiful parks and lakes. Whether you’re a duffer, hiker, fisher or swimmer, you’ll find a variety of outlets for your activity.

Public Parks

There are, literally, hundreds of public parks. Latta Plantation Nature Preserve is one of the largest. The 1,343-acre preserve on the wooded banks of Mountain Island Lake includes an equestrian center, 16 miles of hiking and riding trails, fishing and picnic shelters. Its also home to the Carolina Raptor Center, a rehabilitation facility for injured birds of prey. There are several other nature preserves, such as 1,108-acre McDowell Nature Preserve on Lake Wylie and 727-acre Reedy Creek Park and Nature Preserve in northeast Charlotte. Each county in the region has a variety of parks in varying sizes. Many of the larger parks have lakes or ponds for fishing, but be prepared to abide by state fishing regulations. There are also countless ball fields available for public use. Check with the county park and recreation department if you’d like to rent a field and picnic shelter for your league tournament or family reunion.

State Parks

The area also boasts a number of state parks. Crowders Mountain State Park, south of Gastonia, is a popular hiking and rock climbing spot. Lake Norman State Park in Iredell County provides access to Lake Norman, including a new swimming beach and mountain biking trails. Kings Mountain State Park in York County has 16 miles of hiking trails amid its 6,883 wooded acres, and nearby Kings Mountain National Military Park, the site of a Revolutionary War battle, adds another 4,000 acres.

Water Sports

Charlotte is also known for its water recreational opportunities. The U.S. National Whitewater Center opens along the banks of the Catawba River in 2006. The park, which covers 300 acres, is modeled after the 2000 Olympic facility in Sydney, Australia, and will bring Olympic-caliber athletes from around the country here to train. The center also includes an artificial river with controllable rapids, an adventure center with climbing walls and ropes courses, more than 11 miles of hiking and biking trails and a 37-acre island for camping. The Charlotte region is home to three lakes, all of which are sources for hydroelectric power for Duke Energy Corp. There are more than 20 public boat launching areas on the three lakes and at least 25 marinas. Lake Norman, the largest manmade lake in North Carolina, has 520 miles of shoreline that touches four counties: Mecklenburg, Iredell, Lincoln and Catawba. The lake is packed on weekends from spring through fall with boaters, jet skiers, fishermen and water skiers. Mountain Island Lake, in northwest Mecklenburg, is the source for Charlotte’s drinking water. It’s also home to a waterfowl refuge, so keep your eyes open for some unusual creatures. Lake Wylie, on the border of York, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties, is smaller than Lake Norman with 325 miles of shoreline, but is equally popular with local residents. You can rent pontoon boats, hire a chartered boat or fish from a dock or bass boat. Lake Norman, Lake Wylie and Mountain Island Lake have restrictions regarding watercraft operation, so be sure to check with the respective marine commissions to learn the rules.

Golf

Aside from water sports, perhaps the Charlotte region’s most popular recreational activity is golf. The Carolinas are home to some of the finest golf courses in the country, and Charlotte certainly has its share. In the last decade, there has been a boom in public-access course construction, creating much-needed alternatives for those who do not belong to the area’s private country clubs. For more than 60 years, the region has drawn some of the most respected names in golf course design, including Tom Jackson, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman and Jack Nicklaus. You don’t have to drive to Pinehurst to experience a Donald Ross course, either. Two little-known gems in the Charlotte regionMonroe Country Club and Mooresville Golf Clubfeature Donald Ross designs. And you can see the stars play in the Wachovia Championship at Quail Hollow Club in May. Charlotte area golf has something for everyone. There are several courses owned by the City of Charlotte and surrounding counties where you can play 18 holes very economically. If you prefer to feel as though youre playing at an exclusive club, you can play courses such as Ballantyne Resort, Birkdale or Highland Creek. When it opened a few years ago, Ballantyne was dubbed the best new public course in the state.

Several public-access courses offer league play for men and women, as well as youth programs. There are also a number of excellent golf schools in the area, including the schools at Regent Park and Ballantyne Resort. Ballantyne Resort is home to the nationally known Dana Rader School of Golf; Rader is ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the Top 100 instructors in the country.

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The Peninsula Golf & Country Club

Cornelius, North Carolina

     

 The Peninsula Club boasts an 18-hole championship course designed by Rees Jones, one of the country’s leading golf course architects. The course offers a challenge to players of all skill levels. The classic layout blends into the natural terrain, sixteen holes feature lake views with many playing over or along the water.

The Peninsula has hosted LPGA events, USGA events, and AJGA events. Golf amenities include a practice facility with multiple putting and chipping areas, a fully stocked golf pro shop and full service locker rooms.

                   

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Birkdale Golf Club Huntersville, NC

The Arnold Palmer designed Birkdale golf course, is a public facility with a “private club” atmosphere. Located on 200 acres of rolling terrain, carved between tall pines and natural streams, Birkdale is a challenging 7,013 yard, par 72 course made up of Bermuda fairways and Crenshaw bent grass greens offering a true test of golf skills.

Birkdale has received a good deal of acclaim, being voted one of the top five public golf courses in North Carolina. When it opened in 1997 it was voted The Best New Golf Course in North Carolina and was named Charlotte’s Best Public Course in 1998. Four sets of tees allows golfers of all abilities to enjoy the layout at Birkdale. The course features a number of elevation changes, which are appealing to the eye and add to the challenge. Well placed water hazards require players to use every shot in their bag.

Always well manicured with firm and true greens, Birkdale Golf Club provides an outstanding daily fee golf experience that should not be missed. Birkdale Homes for Sale – Updated Daily! www.birkdale.com   Click here for a Brikdale Map

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