Sedgefield Country Club

Tucked away in a southern corner of Greensboro, North Carolina, Sedgefield Country Club offers excellent golf and social opportunities in a truly beautiful setting. Boasting a fantastic golf course designed by the legendary architect Donald Ross, and a great range of sporting and leisure amenities for members to enjoy, this country club is one of the finest in the American southeast.

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The land that now hosts Sedgefield Country Club was first purchased by the Southern Real Estate company in 1923, with the original intention of creating a self-sufficient community there. Before this, it had been a hunting preserve owned by New York industrialist John Cobb. 

Southern Real Estate envisioned a range of leisure amenities when they purchased the land, including two golf courses. For this, they hired Donald Ross, a golf pro who was already well-established at the nearby Pinehurst Resort, and was quickly gaining a reputation as an adept golf architect. When Ross was brought on in 1925, the original plan was to design two courses for the property. The first course, Valley Brook, was officially opened in 1926, and remains in use to this day, but economic challenges in the Great Depression prevented the construction of the second course.

As the home of a Ross course, Sedgefield Country Club has attracted countless keen golfers over its history, both from North Carolina and across the nation. Though it’s yet to host a major tournament, the club has held The Greensboro Open on 26 occasions from 1938 to 1976, which now exists as the Wyndham Championship, the club’s own PGA Tour stroke play tournament. This tournament was at the center of a small but significant note in the history of American golf, when Charlie Sifford became the first African American to play in a PGA-sponsored event in the southern US.

In recent years, the tournament saw the tenth sub-60 round in PGA tour history, when Brandt Snedeker shot a 59 in the first round of the 2018 iteration of the tournament. In 2021, there was a six-way playoff for first place, tying the PGA tour record for the most participants in a playoff.

Sedgefield Country Club Amenities

Sedgefield Country Club keeps an excellent 2-acre practice facility, created by esteemed PGA Tour designer Steve Wenzloff. The facility features two large Ultradwarf Bermuda greens, three bunkers with shots ranging from 30 to 40 yards, and a variety of greenside shoulders where members can practice uphill putting. 

Outside of the golf, the club maintains a great array of sporting facilities, including a 25-meter swimming pool with a water slide for the kids, five lighted, competition-size tennis courts, six pickleball courts, and a modern fitness facility with a great selection of cardio equipment, free weights and machines, and a dry sauna.

Sedgefield Country Club is also a great place to dine, offering delectable menus and a variety of wonderful settings to enjoy them in. With a formal and casual dining room, two lounges, and a greenside cafe, members will have no shortage of ways to enjoy a quick bite of a lavish three-course meal in the clubhouse. 

Sedgeford also has a selection of event spaces available to members and non-members alike, offering a memorable venue for weddings, corporate and private golf outings, business dinners, and more.

Sedgefield Country Club Membership Costs

Though it’s certainly one of the more inclusive up-scale clubs in the states, Sedgefield Country Club still refrains from disclosing detailed information about its membership fees publicly. Based on other online sources though, applicants must pay an initial fee somewhere in the realm of $10,000, with monthly dues of around $625. All memberships to the club are treated as family memberships, allowing members’ dependants up to the age of 25 access to the club facilities. Furthermore, although membership at Sedgefield doesn’t mean full privileges at its sister clubs, it does give you access to certain guest privileges at other clubs managed by McConnell Golf.

Sedgefield Country Club Visitor’s Guide and Dress Code

Sedgefield Country Club maintains a dress code that’s fairly typical of most golf and country clubs. Men are required to wear collared shirts tucked in at all times, with slacks or bermuda shorts on the course. The club has a policy against cut-off shorts, short shorts, tank tops, halter tops, t-shirts, and jeans with tears or rips.

Those visiting the club should also note that men are only permitted to wear hats in the pro shop and locker room, and must remove them completely anywhere in the main clubhouse. Tennis attire is permitted in the Embassy Grille dining area, but only during the breakfast and lunch slots, excluding sundays. Denim is strictly prohibited during the club’s Sunday brunches, and cell phones must be kept on silent or vibrate in all dining areas. The club also maintains a course-wide ban on metal-spiked shoes.