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Native Grass Plantings

At Old Chatham we own 403 acres and of that, 127 acres are maintainable turf (tees, fairways, rough and greens) and another 70 acres are pine straw which gives us almost 200 acres of maintainable area. In 2012 we started to reduce the acres that we maintain with the native grasses such as Pink and […]

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Old Chatham Golf Club Celebrates Three Holes-In-One

Old Chatham showed off the excellence of its No. 1 ranked green complexes and overall course conditioning in a highly unusual way recently, with three holes-in-one in one day. What made this even more impressive is that the course was set up for the final day of the Club Championship with tough hole locations. The […]


Old Chatham Golf Course Maintenance

The quality of the golf course and golf course maintenance are the highest priority at Old Chatham, who achieved the honor of being the #1 ranked golf course and having the #1 ranked green complexes in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Triangle region in 2014. To achieve and maintain this top ranking takes a lot […]

Sanford native keeps game rolling

North Carolina’s $2 billion golf industry employs more than 50,000 people, many dedicated to keeping the courses looking good and playing good. One Sanford native plays a crucial role in making sure all of that goes smoothly. Brian Powell, the superintendent of Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, is currently serving as the president of […]