Nestled amidst Research Triangle Park, downtown Durham, the growing metropolis in Cary and Chapel Hill is a golf club renowned for its exclusive membership and unparalleled quality of play. Old Chatham is where Webb Simpson was a member and worked on his game until moving to Charlotte in 2010.
“Webb Simpson was a fabulous member of Old Chatham and we are so proud of him for all of his accomplishments and his most recent win at the 112th U.S. Open,” states John Marino, Head PGA Professional and Director of Operations at Old Chatham. “Anytime Webb was at Old Chatham you could see how focused he was about his game and the hard work he put into getting better, all of that hard work has paid off for him and I don’t see an end to his success.”
“Old Chatham is a golf club, not a country club. Here golf is played on an 18-hole championship course set in 400 acres of protected woodlands – a rare sanctuary forever free of real estate development. Native forest separates the fairways, giving each group the feeling that they have the course all to themselves,” says course designer Rees Jones.
The type of quiet environment Old Chatham provides is perfect for a touring pro looking to practice and play without interruption. That is why the renowned teacher for golf professionals on the Nationwide and PGA tours, Patrick Kelly, has chosen Old Chatham as his new home base. It is one of the few courses in North Carolina that can offer peace and quiet to a player or high visibility persona that just wants a place that he or she can play unhurried and unbothered.
“We are honored to have had Webb Simpson as a recent member of Old Chatham, and there was certainly great excitement in the clubhouse when he won the U.S. Open,” remarks golf professional Brian Stewart, “He has many fans and friends here. We are very proud of him and happy for his family. He has worked very hard to get to where he is today.”