“We pride ourselves on providing a championship test for the finest golfers at every level, and at every club location.”

John McConnell

History & Notable Milestones
  1. A Passion for Golf

    Raleigh Country Club needed help. The member-owned property was struggling financially and developers were swooning over its desirable central location near downtown Raleigh. To save Donald Ross’s final golf course design from extinction, John McConnell acquired the club and the McConnell Golf story began. Over the next few years facilities are improved and operations become more efficient, ensuring the longevity of Raleigh Country Club and establishing a winning strategy for growth.

  2. What is "pure golf"?

    At McConnell Golf it means providing the best overall experience from top to bottom. Our greens are hand-rolled, practice facilities extensive, courses ranked among the region’s best and the personal service our members receive is unsurpassed. After the 2006 additions of top-rated Treyburn Country Club and Cardinal Golf and Country Club, McConnell expanded into South Carolina in 2007 with Musgrove Mill Golf Club. The quality of these pristine courses further expanded our members’ ability to quench their passion for pure golf with a single membership.

  3. Play Where the Pros Play

    Seventy years after the inaugural Greensboro Open in 1938, Sedgefield Country Club once again hosts the contest now known as the Wyndham Championship. Each year since, crowds gather to watch exciting players such as Webb Simpson, David Love III and Tiger Woods battle for the Sam Snead Cup. North Carolina golf fans also mark their calendars for the Web.com Tour’s REX Hospital Open, hosted each year at TPC Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh.

  4. Efficiency for a Brighter Tomorrow

    There’s no question it takes substantial resources to keep our courses gleaming green through the summer months. To make these efforts most efficient, McConnell Golf piloted a reverse osmosis irrigation system in 2012 which is still in place today. This, along with Audubon certification and our commitment to natural habitat areas, ensures we do our part for the planet so clubs like The Reserve on Pawley’s Island continue to fit seamlessly into their natural surroundings.

  5. Fit for the Whole Family

    The grand opening of Wakefield Plantation’s fitness center in 2014 completed McConnell Golf’s fourth state-of-the-art fitness facility. In combination with recent renovations to the spacious fitness rooms of Treyburn Country Club, Sedgefield Country Club and Old North State Club the addition continued to broaden McConnell Golf’s offering beyond the game itself. Committed to health and wellness for the whole family a series of renovations, such as the pool at Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, North Carolina, ensures our clubs set the standard for healthy family lifestyles.

  6. A Golf Network from Sea to Summit

    Adding both Country Club of Asheville in Asheville, North Carolina and Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee to its ranks in 2015, McConnell Golf extends member access to the Smoky Mountains. Anchored along Interstate 40, these two Donald Ross designs join Raleigh Country Club and Sedgefield Country Club to form a chain of four Ross designed golf courses known as the “DR40”.

  7. The Queen City Connection

    Join us in welcoming Providence Country Club of Charlotte, North Carolina to the McConnell Golf family. Beyond its stunning golf course and full realm of amenities, Providence enables McConnell Golf to achieve an important geographical milestone. Each McConnell owned property, save the farthest west and the farthest southeast, now boasts two or more sister clubs within a two hour drive.

  8. Coastal Expansion

    Reciprocal access became even sweeter for McConnell Golf members when a partnership with Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington, North Carolina was established. McConnell Golf was selected to manage the club, which is tucked away along the Intracoastal Waterway and features full-service amenities anchored by a magnificent Tom Fazio-designed golf course.