Apr 22, 2021 - Things to Do

See inside: Carmel Country Club reopens after a year-long $21 million renovation

Carmel Country Club Main Clubhouse

Photo: Symphony Webber/Axios Charlotte

The $21 million renovation included upgrades to the ballrooms, veranda and fitness center.

Why it matters: These renovations aim to maintain Carmel’s position as one of the most exclusive country clubs in Charlotte. It’s also one of the priciest.

  • Additionally, the club is positioning itself to become a premier event destination for members.

[Related Axios guide: Top 10 country clubs in Charlotte, ranked — including pricing data]

What to expect: A 20,000 square-foot expansion that includes major upgrades to its ballrooms, meeting spaces, and cocktail lounges.

  • The club maintains its traditional exterior, but the interior design has undergone a major modern overhaul.

Zoom out: Carmel isn’t the only club undergoing multimillion-dollar renovations. Myers Park is planning a $27 million renovation that will, among other changes, transform part of the popular co-ed dining room into a men’s-only “gentlemen’s club,” as the Charlotte Ledger recently reported. The plan is controversial and has sparked a lawsuit from one member.

Here’s a look around:

Carmel Country Club
Carmel Country Club Ballroom
Carmel Country Club’s Grand Ballroom.
Carmel Country Club Conference Room
Carmel Country Club Upper Patio
The veranda overlooks the golf course.
Carmel Country Club main clubhouse
Carmel Country Club main clubhouse cafe
Carmel Country Club main clubhouse entry way
Carmel Country Club main clubhouse front

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