This week's host of the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, Sedgefield Country Club is a Donald Ross design that dates back to 1926. The club has a historic clubhouse and an illustrious past of tournament winners including Gary Player, Seve Ballesteros and Ben Hogan.
Sounds like a private club, right? It is, but now the public can play it.
Sedgefield has joined the ranks of the many private clubs that, in an effort to bolster their bottom lines, now offer limited non-member play. McConnell Golf, a company founded in 2003, has been busy purchasing elite clubs throughout the Carolinas.
To date, they have seven private courses on their roster that include Sedgefield, plus TPC Wakefield Plantation, Old State North Club and The Reserve Club, one of the few private clubs along the Grand Strand.
Greensboro is a little more than an hour's drive to Pinehurst and the many courses of the Carolina Sandhills. So golf groups who'd like to play another PGA Tour venue on their North Carolina trip could factor in Sedgefield.
Now, you can't just book these courses a la carte online or over the phone. You'll have to book a golf package. McConnell Golf sells three, five and seven day golf packages that include lodging at peak and off-season rates.
If you're interested in playing Sedgefield or one of their other six private clubs, visit McConnellGolfTrail.com.