history

History

In 1999, business and political leaders from around North Carolina teamed together to establish a world class, golf-only club, with the charm and character of the classics.  They sought and found the perfect spot on which to build their dream, a location central to Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.

These visionary leaders purchased 400 acres of rolling hills rich in native pines and oaks, nestled just minutes from the I-40 corridor and Research Triangle Park, yet tucked away from the region’s rapid growth.  In this secluded, yet convenient, location a true golf sanctuary continues to enthrall, with the Club’s retreat-like atmosphere where successful people come to unwind, relax and play.

Renowned golf course architect Rees Jones was chosen as the course’s designer because of his ability to design a course that is fair, challenging, continually interesting to play, and that respects the intrinsic value of the land on which it is established.

Rees Jones believes that the best golf courses are those that let nature define them, where the lines from tee to green remain much as they were before ground was ever broken. The simple beauty of the golf course he built at Old Chatham gives grand credence to that belief.

In this pristine location, members and their guests can escape to the tranquility of an uncrowded retreat, characterized by gracious hospitality with an emphasis on quality and comfort.

In some ways, Old Chatham continues to evolve. A clubhouse was opened in 2008 and a Course Enhancement Project, led by renowned course architect Rees Jones, was completed in 2012. The practice facilities are continuing to grow. Still, Old Chatham will always be what it was intended to be: a true golf sanctuary for a lucky few.