Renaissance Park is world renown and people travel to play this course. It is, by far, the most challenging course in the area. It’s a monster of a course, with a bit of everything thrown in. Uphill, downhill, wide open, tight mandos, ravines, heavily wooded, long and even a short one or two.
‘Renny’ is actually 2 courses in one. Using an “overlay” design, most of the holes have two baskets installed while some also have two tee pads. The Gold Course baskets have been coated in White, the Black Course baskets are the traditional Yellow. Lots of effort has been spent both on the course and on this web site to help explain how best to navigate your way around on your first visits. Please take full advantage of these resources…..better yet, contact someone in Charlotte to be your tour guide!
A little history of Renny from Stan: In Dec. of 97′ I made contact with MCPR about beginning the process of getting a course in at Renny. Over the next 4 months I was lobbying for permission and also took care of the paperwork to get matching funds from the park dept for baskets thorugh a matching grant program they had at that time. In March of 98 at a MCPR meeting on Hwy 16 it was official that MCPR would give us match of $3 for every 1$ that we contributed. The club put in $1500 and we got $4500 from MCPR which would be enough to order 18 baskets. It would take some time, a few hundreds of hours of labor from me and the same from Sam (and some lesser amounts of labor from others also)before Sam and I went to pick the baskets up on Dec.18th 1998 and we also installed the first two sleeves on holes 1 and 18 that day. On Dec the 19th the next 7 sleeves were installed by myself, Alan Beaver, Scott Radley and Chris Lingle on holes 2-8. On Dec. the 22nd 1998 Sam Nicholson and Alan Beaver and myself assembled 9 baskets at SAm’s house. Alan and I put them together while Sam was welding the locking collars onto the poles for theft prevention. The following day, Dec the 23rd 1998 Sam brought the baskets to Renny but could not stay. Chris Lingle and I installed the first 9 baskets. It was 31 degrees out and drizzling and everything was covered with a coat of ice by the time we got the baskets in. When we got them all installed we played the first round at Renny. Chris beat me with a 32 to my 33. We did not get any birdies, but I still remember how awesome it was to be playing with ice all over everything. You could walk through wild rose bushes and not get poked since the tips of the thorns were covered with ice.
Director: Gabe Steil
Baskets: 26 Innova DISCatcher (18 holes)
Black Layout Length: 7282′ – Par 61
Gold Layout Length: 9407′- Par 70
Short Pad to Gold Basket: 8887′ – Par 68
Skill Level: Advanced / Professional
Course Rating: Gold Course SSA ~69, Black Course SSA ~59
Park’s Features: Restrooms, showers, lighted ball fields, lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball, and 6.5 miles of great mountain bike trails.
GPS Coordinates Tee 1: (Original): Long: -80.902398 Lat: 35.172601 (map)
Directions to 1200 West Tyvola Road in Charlotte: I-77 south from downtown, exit 5 west on West Tyvola Rd., 1 mile, cross South Tryon St. (Hwy 49), 200 yds., right into Jeff Adams Tennis Center, park in rear of lot past tennis courts.
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