Welcome to History
Sedgefield Country Club became the 7th McConnell Golf Proptery in early 2011. From its start in 1926, the purchase. of the Sedgefield Inn as its Clubhouse, the birthplace of the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1953, to the many world class golfers like Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Sam Snead, and Ben Hogan who participated in the Greater Greensboro Open. History continues today as the former GGO has returned home to Sedgefield Country Club as the Wyndham Championship.
On September 22, 2007, Sedgefield Country Club’s famous Donald Ross Golf Course reopened following a major 10 month, $3 Million restoration project which has transformed the golf course back to how Donald Ross intended the course to play, while taking into consideration the changes in golf technology and turf grass development over the last 50 years.
February 1, 2011, brought about another monumental change when Sedgefield Country Club was purchased by McConnell Golf. Immediate improvements to the facilities began, including:
• A new “Wall of Champions” overlooking the ninth green and inscribed with the names of all past Wyndham Championship winners — including golf greats such as Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Chi Chi Rodriguez and Seve Ballesteros — and crested by stone busts of the tournament’s previous multiple-time winners including eight-time champion Sam Snead, along with two-time champs Byron Nelson, Billy Casper and Davis Love III.
• A freshly painted water tower, a historical landmark at Sedgefield, visible from many points around the golf course.
• Re-routed cart paths and stone bridge renovation on Nos. 10 and 18, improving both aesthetics and playability of both golf holes as well as extensive bunker work on No. 3.
• Major tree work and landscaping along No. 1 fairway and around the clubhouse, including four new brick columns adorning the clubhouse entrance.
• An updated Sedgefield clubhouse interior designed by Leo Dowell Interiors in Charlotte, NC, which brings fresh, vibrant color schemes to the main level of the clubhouse, and a stunning white stairwell adorning black-and-white photos of past tourney champions, along with historical photos of the golf course and clubhouse.
Immediately after the 2011 Wyndham Championship in August, ground broke on a new Fitness Center, which is now complete with the latest in state-of-the-art equipment, massage therapy and much more.