Inside the course: Sedgefield Country Club

August 12, 2012
PGA TOUR Staff
Fast facts
Course Superintendent Keith C. Wood
Original architect Donald Ross (1926)
Course remodel Kris Spence (2007)
Number of TOUR events as host venue 31 (including 2012)
Course ranking Ranked 39th (out of 51 courses) in difficulty on the PGA TOUR in 2011
Yardage history 6,680 (1938-1969)
  7,034 (1970-1972)
  7,012 (1973-1974)
  6,643 (1975-1976)
  7,117 (2008-2009)
  7,130 (2010-present)
Grass Bermudagrass (tees, fairways, rough); Champions Bermudagrass (greens)
Tournament Stimpmeter 12 feet
Sand bunkers 48
Water hazards 12 creeks, 1 pond
Course tour Click here
Course record
Player
Carl Pettersson
Arjun Atwal
Kevin Na
Year
2008
2010
2010
Round
2nd
1st
3rd
Finish
WON
WON
T18
Holes-in-one
Player Hole Year
Steve Elkington No. 3 2009
Brendan Gielow No. 3 2010
Derek Lamely No. 16 2011
Sedgefield2011 rankings Last 3 years
Hole Par Yards Avg. Score Rank Avg. Score Rank
1 4 418 4.013 9 4.017 7
2 4 442 4.015 8 3.965 9
3 3 174 2.921 12 2.895 13
4 4 428 4.055 6 3.992 8
5 5 529 4.341 18 4.379 18
6 4 423 3.978 10 3.953 10
7 3 223 3.066 5 3.040 6
8 4 374 3.836 16 3.806 16
9 4 416 3.952 11 3.914 11
10 4 440 4.039 7 4.072 4
11 4 486 4.214 2 4.133 3
12 3 235 3.109 3 3.070 5
13 4 405 3.873 15 3.898 12
14 4 501 4.081 4 4.142 2
15 5 545 4.435 17 4.416 17
16 3 165 2.893 13 2.885 14
17 4 406 3.877 14 3.877 15
18 4 507 4.274 1 4.239 1
Course origins
On September 22, 2007, Sedgefield Country Club's famous Donald Ross golf course reopened following a major 10 month, $3 million restoration project, which transformed the golf course back to how Ross intended the course to play, while taking into consideration the changes in golf technology and turfgrass development over the last 50 years.

Sedgefield has played host to many major amateur events in the Carolinas, as well as hosting the Greater Greensboro Open for over 50 years. On May 8, 1953, the Atlantic Coast Conference was formed at Sedgefied Country Club.

The course does not play long off the tees, but must be played from the green back to the tee. Emphasis must be put on ball placement in the fairway in order to get the appropriate angle to the green. The greens at Sedgefield are very undulating and slope from back to front, with many falling off the edges into collection areas.

In February 2011 the Sedgefield membership voted to sell the club to McConnell Golf. Sedgefield became the seventh club and second Donald Ross course owned by the McConnell group. Since that time substantial improvements have been made to the clubhouse and the grounds surrounding the property. -- Source: Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Tournament course history
Course Location Years
Sedgefield Country Club Greensboro, N.C. 1938-1941*, 1946, 1948, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1961-1976, 2008-present
Starmount Forest Country Club Greensboro, N.C. 1938-1942**, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958-1960
Forest Oaks CC Greensboro, N.C. 1977-2007
* The tournament was played at both Starmount Forest CC and Sedgefield CC from 1938-1941. ** There was not a tournament in 1943 and 1944.

The TOUR heads to North Carolina for the final week of the regular season -- an all-important week for players hoping to make it into the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Here's all you need to know about the host course -- Sedgefield CC.