Sportsman's Club Of Charlotte  

About The Club



With over 50 years of history, the Sportsman's Club of Charlotte is the longest standing club dedicated to the enjoyment of sports in Charlotte. The club was founded by a group of community leaders with the purpose of bringing outstanding and well-known individuals in the world of sports to speak to the club concerning their life and experiences in their careers.

The Sportsman's Club meets on Tuesday nights once a month from September through May, with the exception of December. There are two special events each season. The first is the Club's April golf or Charlotte Knights outing. Both have been popular with the members and are rotated annually. The second event, the last meeting of the year, is the Club's Annual Ladies Night. Wives or significant others are in attendance for this special evening with a guest speaker.

The bylaws of the Sportsman's Club of Charlotte limit membership to 250 members. Membership is held at the 250 level in order that the club can meet at a prominent upscale location, and average attendance for meetings is in the 170-200 member range. A jacket and tie are required for attendance. Traditionally, the club maintains a waiting list of new member applicants, as interest in the Sportsman's Club has remained strong. It is also interesting to note that no members of the press are in attendance which has allowed guest speakers a degree of latitude which both they and the members have enjoyed.

Club meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. with a 45-minute cocktail social followed by dinner. After dinner remarks are enjoyed from the club's guest speaker for the evening.


The Sportsman's Club of Charlotte has been honored over the years to have some of the most outstanding figures in sports address the club as our guests. Some of those sports figures include: Dean Smith, Lou Holtz, P.J Carlesimo, Al McGuire, Raymond Berry, Joe Namath, Bones McKinney, Paul Hornung, Steve Spurrier, Sam Huff, Bruce Jenner, Vince Dooley, Bobby Bowden, Larry Brown, Jerry Glanville, Mack Brown, Jerry Pate, Dave Cowens, Bob Feller, Roman Gabriel, Archie Manning, Darrell Waltrip, Tommy Johns, Brooks Robinson, Billy Packer, Gary Player, Ken Stabler, John Brodie, Mike Krzyzewski, Arnold Palmer, Lee Corso, Dick Enberg, Danny Ford, Roy Williams, John Feinstein, Bobby Allison and many others from all aspects of sports.

Guest speakers' comments normally run 20-30 minutes with another 20 minutes or so for questions and answers from the audience. The members of the Sportsman's Club of Charlotte have thoroughly enjoyed hearing the many stories and candid comments from guest speakers relative to their career in sports. Some of the club's guests have spoken on more than one occasion and have expressed their pleasure in being a guest of the Sportsman's Club of Charlotte. Several have gone on to become future members of the club.

Upcoming Event Dates 

  • January 14th - This date is pending based on the speaker's availability

Membership Application

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Sportsman's Club of Charlotte | PO BOX 31431 | Charlotte, NC 28231