Champion Hills Prime Example of North Carolina Private Club Meeting Changing Golf Market with Creative Options

        Champion Hills, home of Hall of Fame architect Tom Fazio’s seminal “Mountain Masterpiece,” is offering a variety of membership offerings to meet the seismic demographic and geographic shifts in golf and overall living the past two years. The exponential increase in remote work and the resulting freedom to move from densely populated urban areas in…

Mountain Masterpiece: Champion Hills synonymous with four-season golf, elevated lifestyle

        By David Droschak Hall of fame golf course architect Tom Fazio loves to rattle off his favorite features of mountain golf in North Carolina — hills, terrain, elevation, framing, definition, trees, natural streams, waterfalls. “All of these things come with the territory and then it’s just a matter of how you fit it in, how…

Crazy Like A Fox: McConnell Golf expands yet again into southwestern Virginia

        By David Droschak So how has John McConnell systemically assembled a successful private golf course portfolio across four Southeastern states while many in the industry scoffed at his notion of a “regional golf network?” Already with more than a dozen top-notch layouts designed by the likes of Dye, Fazio, Palmer, Norman and Ross, McConnell has…

Champion Hills Fitness and Wellness Center Ranked Top 50 in United States by Club + Resort Business

        The Fitness and Wellness Center at Champion Hills — one of Western North Carolina’s premier golf communities — has been ranked among the Top 50 in the United State by Club+Resort Business, coming in at No. 44 on the inaugural list.   A leading trade publication based in Cleveland, C+RB covers the operations and management…

Wyndham Championship and Grandover Resort enjoy “perfect” relationship

        By Brad King and Len Ziehm The Wyndham Championship returned to Sedgefield Country Club in 2008. Explaining the move back after more than three decades at Forest Oaks Country Club, southeast of Greensboro, tournament officials cited several key factors: the appeal of Sedgefield’s freshly restored, Donald Ross-designed golf course and its location closer to the…

Alluring: Rumbling Bald offers a cool place to hang out, take in 36 holes

        By David Droschak It’s fitting golf course architect Dan Maples spent some quality time with his legendary father Ellis Maples during the designing of Apple Valley at Rumbling Bald Resort, considering generations of families have for decades enjoyed special moments at the mountain retreat along with its splendid scenery and countless recreational offerings. The elder…