Away from the golf
Charlotte is a major center in the US motorsports scene, home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Charlotte Motor Speedway is also just 13 miles northeast in Concord.
The corporate headquarters of Bank of America is located here and the city has the honor of being the US’s third-largest banking center after New York and San Francisco.
Charlotte is the birthplace of influential preacher Billy Graham who passed away earlier this year. He had given spiritual counsel to every US president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama. The Billy Graham Library in Charlotte is dedicated to his life and achievements.