What does Old Chatham have in common with Pinehurst Number 2, Quail Hollow, and Grandfather Golf and Country Club? According to the 2014 North Carolina Golf Panel’s ratings released in the April edition of Business North Carolina, these courses all rate as the best golf course in their regions of the state.
In addition to being the number one ranked golf course in the Triangle, Old Chatham is also noted as the fastest upward “mover” of courses in the entire state of North Carolina.
This was Old Chatham’s first rating since the 2012 course enhancement project. The North Carolina Golf Panel indicated these improvements were a major factor in the rating spike in 2014. This message mirrors what Old Chatham staff and members heard from participants in the US Mid-Am qualifier in 2013.
These two data points from well-traveled NC amateur golfers who have experienced the best golf courses in the state, plus the continuing influx of new member applications, are positive signals that our investments in the course are paying dividends.
Additional evidence that the panel liked the changes is the fact that they rated Old Chatham as having the top greens complexes in the region, another testament to the quality of golf course management and maintenance led by Golf Course Superintendent and President of the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association, Brian Powell.
Old Chatham also earned the No. 1 ranking on the 19th hole for the beauty of it’s clubhouse, situated on the highest point of the property, with a grand down the 10th and 18th fairways, and the superb quality of it’s food and staff.
We are very pleased with 2014 top golf course state ranking results, however we will not rest on these laurels. Old Chatham will be a top ranked national course hopes to be a top 10 course in the state by continuing to improve each year. Next on the agenda? A five-hole short game practice facility!
The North Carolina Golf Panel meets annually to vote on the rankings of North Carolina’s top 100 courses. Follow this link to see this year’s results: http://www.ncgolfpanel.com/courserankings.cfm#1.