Birkdale Golf Club
This 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed Championship golf course opened in 1997 and was voted the “Best New Golf Course in North Carolina,” one of the “Top Five Public Courses in the State,” and Charlotte’s “Best Public Course.” 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.
Four sets of tees allow golfers of all abilities to enjoy the Arnold Palmer designed layout. The course features a number of slight 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 around this well-manicured course. The greens are firm and true and provide golfers with a great golf experience.
The practice area includes a 10-acre lighted driving range with Bermuda grass tees, short game area and putting green.
Birkdale has several meeting and reception spaces including two conference rooms that are ideal for small meetings and lunches. The Palmer Pavilion is a perfect choice for wedding receptions and large events. This 5,000 square foot private building gives you the feel of an outdoor reception without having to worry about the weather. The Palmer Pavilion can seat up to 200 guests with a working wood burning stone fireplace and an antique bar to provide for a cozy setting. The entire perimeter is lined with French doors allowing for an open, outdoor feel without ever going outside.