Melvin Graham – Biography and Projects



In 1978, Charlotte native Melvin F. Graham founded Graham Enterprises, one of the Carolinas’ leadingreal estate development and investment companies.Currently, Graham serves as chairman and chief executive officer. Graham Enterprises specializes in golf courses, residential communities, commercial development, and property acquisitions.

Over the years Graham has been involved in all aspects of the design, planning, construction, marketing, and operations of numerous projects, primarily in the Carolinas, Virginia and Georgia. Additionally, Graham Enterprises owns and operates golfcourses, retail centers, office distribution centers, mini-storage facilities, and various other types of income-producing real estate. Graham’s hands-on experience and wide range of real work ethics, all help position Graham Enterprises for unprecedented success in the 21st century.

Those close to Graham often comment on his passion and tireless efforts to enhance the communities and cities he works in, and the numerous evangelical Christian and charitable organizations he both serves and supports. Graham serves on the board of the Billy Graham Evangelical Association. Graham is the nephew of Billy Graham. Graham also serves on the board of Samaritan’s Purse, World Medical Missions, and Southern Evangelical Seminary.
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Signature Projects Include:

Legend Oaks Plantation is a 700 – acre former rice plantation in Charleston, SC where Graham developed a championship 18-hole golf course incorporating an 850-home master planned community. Within 36 months, Legend Oaks became one of the top three selling golf communities in the Charleston market.
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World Tour Golf Links is a championship 27- hole golf facility in Myrtle Beach, SC, where the 27 greatest, most famous holes in golf from the world’s best courses are all incorporated into this signature facility. World Tour is widely acclaimed as on of the top public golfcourses in the country. World Tour won the National Golf Course of the Year award for 2004.
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The Club At Longview, a 1000-acre private gated community featuring a Jack Nicklaus signature course, is currently under construction in Charlotte, NC, where the company is headquartered. This master planned community will feature over 700 custom home sites, a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course with all of the Club amenities, and over 1 million square feet of exclusive office and retail. The total build out value of this project will exceed $500 million dollars.
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