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McConnell Golf in the News

Proud host of the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship at Sedgefield Country Club, the Men's and Women's ACC Championships, and the Tour's Rex Hospital Open at Wakefield Plantation; McConnell Golf plays a vital role in growing the game. Paired with the McConnell Golf Scholarship Program, community outreach, and McConnell Golf, The Magazine, there's a lot of buzz surrounding the McConnell Golf family of clubs. Please explore the links below for the latest news.

High Marks - McConnell Golf Properties Top State Rankings  

Led by perennial stalwarts Old North State Club, Sedgefield CC, Raleigh CC and Treyburn CC, McConnell Golf again dominates North Carolina Golf Panel’s Top 100 courses for 2019. The Country Club of Asheville makes one of the year’s biggest jumps, up 11 to No. 48 in the state, while Brook Valley CC in Greenville enters NC’s Top 100 for the first time. Read More   

Greensboro's Sedgefield Country Club Dye Course Becomes Semi-Private  

McConnell Golf has announced that on March 1, 2019, the Sedgefield Country Club Dye Course near Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro will become a semi-private facility and will restore its original name, The Cardinal by Pete Dye. Read More   

Charlotte's Providence Country Club Unveils Freshly Renovated Golf Course  

Providence CC is prepared to unveil its newly restored golf course on Friday, August 31. Greensboro-based golf course architect Kris Spence oversaw the renovation work, which began in February and was completed ahead of schedule. Raleigh-based McConnell Golf purchased Providence CC in early 2016 and has invested more than $5 million in capital improvements. Read More   

Chart Toppers: McConnell Golf Courses Dominate 2018 Rankings   

Raleigh-based McConnell Golf continues to dominate the rankings of North and South Carolina’s best. McConnell Golf owns four Donald Ross designs and continues to reaffirm its commitment to acquiring golf courses designed by the industry’s greatest legends, including Pete Dye, Tom Fazio, Arnold Palmer, Greg Norman and others. Read More  

Standout William Noblitt Joins Providence CC as Director of Tennis  

When Charlotte’s Providence Country Club hired William Noblitt as its new Director of Tennis last month, the club gained not only a talented instructor but also one of the state’s best and most accomplished players. Considered among N.C. State’s greatest tennis players ever, Noblitt was a two-time Wolfpack team captain and earned back-to-back All-ACC honors his junior and senior years. He remains tied for the all-time career victories list at State with 87 and is top-10 in numerous other career school records. Read More 

Providence CC in Charlotte to Renovate Golf Course 

McConnell Golf announces plans for a $3.2 million renovation of the golf course and clubhouse at Charlotte’s Providence Country Club. Greensboro-based golf course architect Kris Spence tapped to dually function as project architect and construction manager. Read More 

Knoxville's Holston Hills Turns 90 In Style

McConnell Golf wraps up $1.4 million in renovations to celebrate the club's 90th anniversary. Holston Hills Country Club features a 1927 Donald Ross-designed golf course known for being true to the great architect's original design. Read More 

McConnell Golf Gets Electric with Elby Bikes

With an eye on the future, Raleigh-based private golf club ownership adds electric bicycles (e-bikes) at three of its 12 clubs for test drives and sale. Elby Bikes will be officially unveiled Wednesday, November 1st at Wakefield Plantation. Read More  

Donald Ross Society Visits Raleigh, Sedgefield Country Clubs

McConnell Golf has forged an impressive reputation in the industry in large part due to its portfolio of outstanding private golf clubs around the Carolinas and Tennessee. Four of these courses were sculpted by arguably the most legendary designer of them all - Donald Ross. Read More 

Golf Digest Boosts Holston Hills CC Rank to #4 In Tennessee

Jumping three spots in this year's statewide golf course rankings, Golf Digest listed Knoxville's Holston Hills Country Club as the fourth-best in Tennessee. Read More  

John McConnell Tapped for North Carolina Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

McConnell Golf President and CEO John McConnell of Raleigh was inducted into the North Carolina Entrepreneur Hall of Fame on May 16 as part of the second annual Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Founders Day celebration. Read More 

McConnell Golf Partners with OnGolf, Implements OnLink Software

McConnell Golf announced is it implementing OnLink, automated reporting software from OnGolf, at each of its 13 private golf courses. One of many steps toward “building clubs of the future”, OnGolf was piloted at Raleigh Country Club for the past year, and with a recent release of second-generation software, McConnell Golf decided to implement the platform across their network of clubs. Read More 

A Big Day at Country Club of Asheville 

Country Club of Asheville celebrated the grand reopening of its Donald Ross-designed golf course May 4-6. Along with completely renovated golf course overseen by Pinehurst architect Richard Mandell, CCA has expanded its practice facilities and modernized its clubhouse. Read More 

2017 ACC Tournament Wrap-Up 

Again hosted at McConnell Golf properties, this year’s Atlantic Coast Conference Golf Championships moved from the Tar Heel state across the border to South Carolina's Musgrove Mill Golf Club and The Reserve Golf Club where Duke University took home both the Men's and Women's Championship. Read More 

Charlotte's Providence Country Club Gets Revitalized 

In early 2016, McConnell Golf purchased Providence CC. The private club ownership company immediately announced that it would spend the next few years not only renovating PCC’s golf course using a well-known
architect, but also providing numerous other substantial improvements around the club. Read More 

Border Crossing - McConnell Golf Hosts the 2017 ACC Championships in South Carolina

This year’s ACC Golf Championships were moved from a pair of McConnell Golf-owned courses in North Carolina to a pair of McConnell Golf clubs in South Carolina. Events highlight an impressive calendar for McConnell Golf, which will host 18 professional, collegiate, amateur or elite junior level events in 2017. Read More 

High Marks - McConnell Golf Dominates NC Golf Panel's 2017 Rankings 

McConnell Golf’s attention to quality is a primary factor in the golf courses and clubs that bear the company’s name consistently ranking among the best of state. In 2017, as they do year in and year out, McConnell Golf courses dominated state rankings. Read More 

Building Clubs of the Future 

Raleigh-based McConnell Golf is currently overseeing renovation and restoration work totaling approximately $7.3 million to renovate and restore four of its 12 clubs around the Carolinas and Tennessee. Read More 

Tourney Time 

Along with a wide range of convenient locations and prestigious golf course architects, McConnell Golf offers an equally impressive calendar of events, highlighted by 18 professional, collegiate, amateur or elite junior level events contested on McConnell Golf courses in 2017 alone. Read More 

Holston Hills Welcomes New Membership Director 

Raleigh-based McConnell Golf has hired Lee Kindwall to take over membership sales at east Knoxville's venerable Holston Hills Country Club, which is currently undergoing a $1 million-plus capital improvement project. Read More