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Premium courses make Charlotte one of America's best cities for golf, study finds

The Queen City came in at No. 30, receiving high marks for its premium courses.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — It's no secret that Charlotte is a great city for golfers, and now the Queen City has been named among the best U.S. cities for the sport. 

Lawn Starter named Charlotte No. 30 in its annual rankings of the best cities for golf in the U.S. Lawn Starter ranked cities based on five categories: public course access, premium course access, training access, course quality and climate. 

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Unsurprisingly, Charlotte scored very well for its premium courses. This includes, of course, Quail Hollow Club, which recently hosted the Presidents Cup and is a regular stop on the PGA Tour. 

Charlotte's rankings among best U.S. golf cities

Public course access: 128
Premium course access: 19
Training access: 83
Course quality: 40
Climate: 80

Charlotte wasn't alone representing the Carolinas on the list. Winston-Salem was tops among the two states, coming in at No. 6 overall. Durham, (19), Charleston (23), Greensboro (71), Raleigh (106) and Fayetteville (140) also made the top 150. 

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