Stroke, A New Indoor Miniature Golf Course, Is Affordably Providing Country Club Feels
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Stroke, a new nine-hole indoor putting experience, has opened its doors and is setting itself apart with its ’70s inspired vibe.
Ashleigh Gadd, CEO of Stroke, said the location was inspired by the Charlotte community. Gadd and her husband started Axe Club of America in Charlotte but that was limited by the rules that surround axe throwing and wanted to create something for everyone.
“We wanted to bring something to the community that was accessible for everyone of any age, but was still a place you could come to have fun, dress up or down, and get to know people,” Gadd said. “Scott grew up golfing with his Dad so we thought miniature golf would be a great way to get friends and families to come out and connect with each other.”
They wanted to bring the country club feel to everyone in Charlotte without the exclusion and high prices. Miniature golf is $10 per round and drinks in the lounge range from $4 for a PBR to $15 for a higher quality wine or cocktail.
Stroke also has entry level memberships at $10 for the year which gets members access to the lounge, course, free putting greens, and free play golf arcade games, Gadd said.
Stroke is even working on executive memberships which will provide members with exclusive perks including custom putters, tee time reservations, and more which will be announced soon.
Many might find themselves wanting to go back to Stroke for several different reasons including the uniqueness of the course. Gadd describes the experience as niche and was created to emulate the existing concept of outdoor courses, but not replicate.
“You’ll start at hole 1 which is by the doors when you enter and will snake through the course, surrounded by plants, comfortable seating, drink holders, and some surprises packed in there to boot,” Gadd said. “Despite the smaller nature of our course, we also have a bar at hole four, called Bar Fore, which can top your drinks off, give you some fun shots to do, or give you and the kiddos a snack and juice box.”
In addition to the putting experience, Stroke is an insta-worthy location for a relaxing day that has classic food favorites with a twist. There is even a Carolina style hotdog with bbq and coleslaw topping it.
“We knew we wanted to provide people some small bites while they were here and created our menu with inspiration from what you’d see at the Masters or at the clubhouse of a club,” Gadd said. “We also structured everything to be complimentary and stick to our theme; 9 menu items, 9 signature drinks, 9 putting holes.”
Gadd is excited to introduce Charlotte to a different experience that’s unique but comfortingly familiar.
“I think the most important thing is that Stroke is unlike anything most people have seen or experienced before so you can’t really come in with any expectations except to have fun! From our decor, to our course, to the drinks at our lounge, everything is meant to surprise you, keep you interested, and to have fun. We may throw you for a couple loops, but that’s the point,” Gadd said.
Stroke which is located 1318 Pecan Ave Ste. 101 in Charlotte is open Wednesday-Friday from 4 p.m. until close and Saturday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to close. Close is normally around 12 a.m. but is flexible.
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