Change your view by spending a day on the golf course at Ballantyne in Charlotte, North Carolina.
By Bill Bauer
Recognized with a 4½-star rating by Golf Digest, The Golf Club at Ballantyne is among the region’s finest PGA public golf courses. This 18-hole, championship course offers year-round playability and is ideal for individual play as well as group outings. The Golf Club is also home to Ballantyne Golf Academy, one of North Carolina’s most highly-rated teaching centers.
The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, is well-known for its elegance. Being a guest at one of Charlotte’s most prestigious hotels and spas offers the perfect setting to enjoy the outdoors, be it playing golf, tennis, hiking, cycling, or swimming at a combination of indoor and outdoor pools. While guests can stay in the enormous hotel that overlooks the 18th green of the award-winning, championship golf course, more intimate accommodations are available in Ballantyne’s Cottage.
The Cottage offers luxury, private accommodations—an especially appealing option to spend the night at this resort during the current coronavirus pandemic, where social distancing and contact tracing are paramount. Currently, The Ballantyne is offering a unique golf package (see below), where four golfers can book a three-day, two-night stay at The Cottage, with unlimited golf, complimentary breakfasts, and other amenities. While it is a perfect package for four golfers, The Cottage’s four king bedrooms make it possible for trusted “social bubble” couples to get away together. Any additional guests have a breakfast fee added to the package, plus a standard green fee if they choose to play golf. Room service from the Gallery Restaurant is available as is the option to arrive and find a fully-stocked pantry and refrigerator from your prepared shopping list!
It’s may be called a cottage, but at over 3,600 square feet, with four master king suites, spacious living and dining rooms, and a full kitchen, The Cottage is just a wee bit more than your typical bungalow or cabin than the word cottage might suggest. Perched above the #1 tee box on Ballantyne’s prestigious golf course and looking out at its spectacular hotel and spa in the distance, The Cottage is charming, tastefully decorated, and awaiting your visit while enjoying the many onsite, outdoor recreational pursuits.
The Ballantyne’s reputation for excellence in hospitality is not lost when staying at
The Cottage. Parked outside the Cottage is an eight-person golf cart ready to transport
you and your guests over to the hotel to enjoy all its amenities. As a guest at The
Cottage, the spa, salon, indoor pools, seasonal outdoor pool, tennis, fitness, championship
PGA golf course, golf lessons by Ballantyne Golf Academy, and fine dining at Gallery
Restaurant are at your disposal. All guests can enjoy complimentary valet parking and
complimentary access to health and pool facilities.
At the Gallery Restaurant, guests can experience artfully presented, regionally-inspired cuisine. Enjoy locally-sourced, seasonal menus refined in flavor and presentation with an unpretentious feel. Gallery also features an attractive bar with an impressive single malt Scotch and whiskey collection, including exclusive personal selection bourbons. A curated wine list and handcrafted cocktails round out the extensive adult beverage offerings.
The Spa at Ballantyne features a variety of specialized services including massages, facials, body exfoliation, wraps and customized treatments, as well as its signature Carolina Lavender collection. The Spa’s full-service Salon provides extensive hair services, manicures, pedicures, and makeup application.
Health facilities include a fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment,
personal training services, an indoor grotto pool and wave resistance pools. Guests can
enjoy two lighted tennis courts with tennis lessons available. A seasonal outdoor pool with a chic lounging area and bar offers the perfect setting to unwind. Additionally, The Ballantyne features walking and biking paths around the grounds, ranging from 1.2 to 3.5 miles in distance. Complimentary cruiser bike rentals are available to explore the community or nearby greenway trail.
The Cottage Unlimited Golf Package
The Cottage Unlimited Golf Package is a sporty yet sophisticated new package that is a great option for friends and family during the coronavirus pandemic. Pricing for the two-night package is $2,800 and there is a four-day advance-booking requirement. To learn more abut the package, visit www.theballantynehotel.com/packages/. The Ballantyne is located within 18 miles of Uptown and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. In addition to its great accessibility to Charlotte, the hotel is set amidst shopping, dining, retail and a thriving business community.
The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
10000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte NC 28277
– Photos courtesy The Ballantyne
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