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While writing up the sale for the fabulous Pinehurst Resort, which boasts a rich golfing history, it was difficult to resist making references to classic golfing cinema. After all, golf is a gentleperson’s game, rife with tradition and class. It has its own clapping style for crying out loud—a polite, reserved version of the raucous applause more typical of a hockey game.
That said …
There are too many good golf movies not to share. Here are a few of our favorites—not all of which poke fun at the game.
Caddyshack – The original golf comedy takes aim at upper crust stuffiness with countless famous scenes that can’t be mentioned here (this is a PG-13 blog). And it teaches us a useful lesson: The cute rodent always wins (see: Ratatouille).
Tin Cup – If Kevin Costner isn’t your thing, please move along. However, the story of a reluctant (and often inebriated) golf pro reaching the U.S. Open final is both humorous and heartwarming, in its own way.
Happy Gilmore – Adam Sandler’s slapstick comedy about a slap shot-wielding hockey player-turned golfer is famous for its famous fist fight between Sandler and Bob Barker. The movie also featured a cameo from golf legend Lee Trevino.
The Legend of Bagger Vance – A mystical caddy. Southern accents. Lots of golfing action. Throw in Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, and Will Smith and you have yourself a pretty darn good golfin’ film!
On our hunt to dig up (pun intended) some spooky spots in the U.S., we’ve come across The Dunhill in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was built in 1929 and is filled with 18th-century décor (minus the dust and cobwebs, of course). The best part? It’s just a short stroll from a few of the city’s reportedly-haunted hangouts. So if you happen to be in Uptown Charlotte this Halloween, why not check out some of our favorite spooky spots?
Photos courtesy of Kelli Boling, Charlotte Magazine, Historic Charlotte and Interior Design Magazine
Clockwise from left:
1. Dubbed the most haunted neighborhood in Charlotte, Elizabeth is said to be home to a distraught female ghost that haunts the Cajun Queen restaurant.
2. Mysterious singing can be heard drifting through McGlohon Theater, which was originally the First Baptist Church sanctuary and is located in Spirit Square. Coincidence? We think not.
3. It may house trendy shops and restaurants now, but Founders Hall was once a medical school and is said to be haunted by the ghost of a postmortem patient.
4. Antique Kingdom was built in 1903 and has served as both a dormitory for wealthy women and a moonshine distillery … oh, and there’s a haunted mirror on the third floor.
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