How Can I Play Sedgefield Country Club?

The private North Carolina golf club is difficult to experience as a visitor

The 16th green at Sedgefield Country Club
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Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, was established in 1925, with the Donald Ross course opening the year after. 

The course consisted of bentgrass greens until a 10-month restoration project in 2007 saw the introduction of Champion Bermuda greens and rolling fairways. The year after, the effort - and $3m cost - was rewarded when the course began hosting the Wyndham Championship, an honour it has held ever since.

In fact, the course’s association with the tournament goes back considerably further. The tournament began in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, and Sedgefield Country Club was one of the original host courses, along with Starmount Forest Country Club. After a 31-year spell where the tournament was held at Forest Oaks Country Club, it returned to Sedgefield in 2008.

The 17th hole at Sedgefield Country Club

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The greens are typical of Ross’ designs, being small and undulating. Despite that, the Wyndham Championship regularly produces low scores, with 20 under and lower not uncommon. The par-71 course is known for its contoured fairways and wooded landscape, and it will suit the strategist as players attempt to avoid the bunkers on the fairways and find a rare flat stance from their tee shots. Once on the green, more challenges arise with tricky undulations commonplace. Overall, the course offers a difficult but fair test for players of any level and is regarded as one of Ross’ finest creations.

The private course has three membership options: full golf, young executive golf and junior full golf. If you are interested in membership, initiation fees were reported to be between $12,500 and $15,000 in 2021, according to the Sedgefield Country Club newsletter, Sedgefield Times. 

Who Designed Sedgefield Country Club?

Donald Ross designed Sedgefield Country Club. The course opened in 1926 and has been associated with the Wyndham Championship (formerly the Greater Greensboro Open) since 1938. The course is one of two Ross designs on the PGA Tour (the other being Detroit Golf Club, which hosts the Rocket Mortgage Classic).

What Is The Course Record At Sedgefield Country Club?

Henrik Stenson’s 22 under victory in the 2016 Wyndham Championship set the course record over 72 holes. Brandt Snedeker holds the record score for a single round. He shot 59 in the first round of the tournament in 2018.

Can The Public Play Sedgefield Country Club?

Sedgefield Country Club is an extremely private club and is not open for public play.

Mike Hall
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Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 


He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 


Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 


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