From his historic playing career, as leader of Arnie’s Army, to his growth of the game initiatives, to his golf course design skills, Arnold Palmer was a true ambassador of the game and legend in the golf business. Arnie has designed more than 300 courses worldwide, but the only daily-fee course in the Charlotte area is Birkdale Golf Club in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Located on 200 acres of rolling terrain, this 18-hole Arnold Palmer designed Championship golf course is carved between tall pines and natural streams. Birkdale Golf Club is a challenging 7,013 yard, par 72 course made up of Bermuda fairways and Crenshaw Bent grass greens. The course layout features a number of elevation changes, which are appealing to the eye and adds to the challenge. Well positioned water hazards require players to use every shot in their bag.
Palmer used four sets of tees at Birkdale to mix length with game strategy. Several holes feature watery approach shots into well guarded greens and a couple of short par-4’s are almost driveable. The 569 yard 5th hole brings this all together where your third shot must carry water over a rock-faced wall to a long, narrow green. Birkdale Golf Club has been hosting this true test of skill for every golfer seeking a golf experience in the heart of southern charm in Huntersville, North Carolina.
The golf course has been 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”.
Jay Reid School of Golf was founded in 2011 at Statesville Country Club. Jay’s ability to teach a broad spectrum of students makes him the perfect choice for your golf coach. Since opening his school Jay has been selected to Golf Digest Best in State Teachers with a high rank of 5th in the State. He has also been selected a Top 50 National Coach by Future Champions Golf and Honorable mention Top 50 by US Kids Golf. His use of video and ability to communicate a clear understanding of the swing correction have brought him students of all levels from beginner to professional. Jay enjoys teaching all areas of the game with his emphasis being on student improvement and lower scores. He has been a contributing writer to many golf publications and has played in many pro-am tournaments. His career low round is 64.