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TWENTY YEARS AGO, The Golf Club at Ballantyne was waiting to be created. Like most golf courses, its bones lay in the land, sitting amid the brush and trees that had to be cleared, shaped and molded into a course that would become the foremost daily-fee layout in Mecklenburg County and the surrounding area. Ballantyne itself, now a thriving hub of activity on Charlotte's southern edge, was more vision than reality two decades ago. Developer Smoky Bissell had a plan and a mission, envisioning a community that would reshape the city in many ways. One of the centerpieces of Bissell's vision was a golf course. Not just any course but one that would work in the midst of what would become Ballantyne Corporate Park, where ofce buildings would overlook fairways and give golfers a reason to come to Ballantyne. The creation of The Golf Club at Ballantyne was different than the way most new courses are designed and built. Overlooking the 18th hole, one can see how the course and Dana Rader Golf School have evolved over time. BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE 65 SUMMER 2016

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