The Lake Norman region is known for its spectacular golf courses, and also for its PGA Tournament, the Chiquita Classic. Happening each summer in the area, this year’s competition will take place at the River Run Country Club in Davidson, North Carolina from September 14th through the 20th. If you’re an avid golfer or just enjoy watching the sport, this is a great time to come experience this beautiful area and watch some real pros play the game. You can make a golf vacation of it by bringing your clubs along, booking a room at the charming downtown Davidson Village Inn, and playing a few of the courses in the area when you’re not spectating at the tournament.
About the Chiquita Classic
The Chiquita Classic is the second of four Web.com TOUR Finals events, and will feature the top 75 players from the TOUR’s regular money season, as well as the 75 pros who were ranked 126 to 200 on the FedExCup points list. All of those 150 competitors will be competing for a $1 million purse and the privilege of playing on next year’s PGA TOUR.
All four rounds of the tournament will be broadcast on the Golf Channel worldwide as the pros compete for victory on this par 72 course. You can also follow along with the action and rankings on the PGA TOUR website where you can see the tee times, event feed, leaderboard and weather forecast for the entirety of the tournament. This promises to be a riveting event come September so don’t miss out!
About River Run Country Club
The River Run Country Club is one of North Carolina’s finest courses and clubs, boasting 7,300 yards of perfectly manicured Bermuda fairways and Champions Ultra Dwarf greens that roll like heaven. Beginners and professionals alike enjoy this facility year round, which leaves a lasting impression on golfers with its pristine beauty and comfortable environment. In short, this is the perfect place to host such a prestigious tournament and any local golfers would highly recommend playing this course if you get the chance.
There are other wonderful things to enjoy at River Run including nine clay tennis courts, three hard courts, and four indoor courts. The club also has a large family friendly pool and even a lazy river with waterslides and a full-service fitness center. There are myriad dining options from both casual poolside fare to formal dinner menus. If you aren’t a golfer or want to bring your family along with you, this is a great place to get some pampering when you are visiting the area.
Golf is a great pastime in the Davidson area, whether you are looking to play or watch the upcoming Chiquita Classic. For a relaxing half day outside in the Carolina sunshine, it doesn’t get much better than 18 holes on a gorgeous course followed by cold beverage, snack and dip in the pool.
If you are planning a trip to the area, be it for the Chiquita Classic or otherwise, this free vacation guide will give you an idea of all the great things to do while here.