How Can I Play Sedgefield Country Club?

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 honor 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.

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