Before golf was invented, grassy pastures were viewed as the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and overzealous Civil War reenactors. Celebrate turf's competitive utility with today's Groupon: for $99, you get five golf lessons at Carolina Trail Learning Center at The Tradition Golf Club (a $300 value).
Carolina Trail Learning Center's instructors lead golfers of all skill levels through a series of private one-on-one lessons designed to develop and enhance individual games. Though each 30- to 45-minute session can be tailored to fit specific goals, beginners spend their first lesson honing the basics of club handling, such as grip, aim, and setup, which are then packaged together to enable putting and long-distance club throwing. The second and third lessons cover chipping and pitching and reinforce the tenets learned in earlier sessions. After review of previous teachings, the fourth lesson boosts abilities to swing irons and woods as the newly minted golfer plays a full hole with the instructor in tow. Finally, in the fifth session, the instructor challenges the student to become the master of golf, strike him down, and steal the essence of his backswing.
The Tradition Golf Club
The Tradition Golf Club’s 18-hole course takes golfers across 6,978 yards of emerald corridors cleaved into a rolling expanse of dense hardwoods. Players can prepare for the grassy monolith’s tree-lined fairways with lessons from one of the club’s resident aces, who imparts swinging wisdom on any aspect of the game, from the basics of the proper grip, stance, and alignment to more nuanced topics, such as how to prevent a hybrid club from having polarized alter egos.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Length of 6,978 yards from the farthest tees
- Course rating of 72.9 from the farthest tees
- Slope rating of 140 from the farthest tees
- Four tee options available
3800 Prosperity Church Rd.
Charlotte, North Carolina 28269