McConnell Golf Trail in the Carolinas gives non-members opportunity to play ultra prestigious private courses
The McConnell Golf Trail in the Carolinas is very different from other golf trails like the New York Golf Trail, the Waccamaw Golf Trail in South Carolina and the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama. Whereas these are made up of courses open to the public and often grouped into affordable packages, the McConnell Golf Trail is a prestigious a collection of superb private courses.
There’s Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, host to the ACC men’s championships and named the best private course in the state by North Carolina Magazine; The Cardinal in Greensboro built in 1974 and restored by Pete Dye in 2007; Musgrove Mill in Clinton, S.C. an Arnold Palmer design (1988) ranked among the Top 100 Modern Courses; Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C., crafted by Tom Fazio in 1988; and The Reserve in Pawley’s Island, S.C., a Greg Norman design (1998) included among Top 50 by South Carolina Golf Panel.
The Raleigh Country Club, the last course Donald Ross built (1948) and Sedgefield County Club, another grand Ross design built in 1926 and the venue for the Wyndham Championship and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Women’s Golf Championship, complete the seven famed tracks. Sedgefield was recently restored from Ross’s original plans by Kris Spence who arguably knows more about Ross than Ross did himself.
Even though you are not a member of these clubs, you now have an opportunity to play them thanks to a limited number of what John McConnell, owner of McConnell Golf, calls “luxurious golfing events focusing on the pure, challenging essence of the game.”
There are seven-, five- and three-day plans priced from $736 to $2,595 giving you golf, local transportation, upscale lodging, most meals including dinner prepared by a private chef and a driver who serves as forecaddie for the trip. Click here for more information.
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