Unleash Your Inner Demon Deacon in Winston-Salem, N.C.

By Michael J. Solender, January 4, 2019

Tanglewood Park

Tanglewood is long recognized as Forsyth County’s signature recreation area with more than 1,000 acres of parkland. Two Robert Trent Jones-designed golf courses here include the Championship Course, past host to the 1974 PGA Championship and The Vantage Championship Senior Tour event. BMX track, aquatic center, 10 lighted tennis courts, fishing and miles of trails make this one of the premier public facilities in the Southeast.

Wake Forest University

The size, quality and utility of WFU’s athletic facilities belie the university’s small enrollment of 5,000 students. This perennial ACC sports powerhouse has developed world-class sporting venues for its student-athletes, and all of which are available for private use. A rundown:

Wake Forest Tennis Center. The Winston-Salem Open, the ATP’s last stop before the U.S. Open, makes use of the venue’s 13 courts. The center also hosted the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s championships.

Ketner Stadium. Home to Wake’s field hockey and track and field teams, this lighted facility seats 4,000 and has a press box, upper level viewing area, high-tech scoreboard and concessions. A fast, reliable AstroTurf 90 surface delivers true rolls and quality play.

Spry Stadium. Located in the heart of the tree-rimmed Wake Forest campus, Spry is a premier soccer facility complete with two lighted practice fields, seating for 3,000, men’s and women’s locker rooms, observation deck, press box, and concessions areas.

Bridger Field House. Accented with team colors of black and gold, this upscale field house holds university and community events, and is available to groups year-round. Two stunning sports lounges overlook the field and offer posh gathering areas for events including banquet seating for 400.

McCreary Tower. McCreary, a stunning Carolina-brick seven-story structure overlooking BB&T Field, is the focal point of Wake’s massive football complex. This facility is group-ready for entertaining in style with luxury suites, press boxes, club seats and a restaurant.

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