The rotation consisted of four of North Carolina's top ranked golf courses including at the Donald Ross classic Linville Golf and Country Club, Grandfather Golf and Country Club (No. 1 private golf course in North Carolina) and the Elk River Club (No. 6 ranked Jack Nicklaus).
The Sunday evening reception was sponsored by the ACC and the Orange Bowl. The reception featured a special tribute to late Coach Dean Smith. Former players and associates who spoke about Smith are:
- Jon Barrett, former UNC team manager, worked for Dean Smith
- Tommy Burleson, former NC State player (member of 1974 National Championship team)
- Ed Hardin, Greensboro News & Record sports columnist (ACSMA member)
- Brian Morrison, ACC Associate Commissioner, Basketball Communications
- Bucky Waters, former NC State player, Duke head coach, TV commentator
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