McConnell Golf Expands its Network of Clubs in the Carolinas

McConnell Golf LLC (MCG) has announced the acquisition of Old North State Club (ONSC) at Uwharrie Point. The facility in New London, N.C., has been rated the "Best Private Golf Course in the State" for the last seven years by the North Carolina Golf Panel.

The addition of ONSC gives McConnell Golf, which now owns and operates a total of private clubs in the Carolinas, its second Tom Fazio design and the closest course yet in proximity to the Charlotte Metro Area.

"We are honored to add Old North State to our portfolio of clubs," said McConnell Golf CEO and Founder John McConnell. "It is a very good fit geographically with what we are trying to accomplish in creating a regional company dedicated to championship golf. Most golfers recognize [ONSC] as the premier private golf course in the state, so this means a lot to us. We will continue with the tradition of excellence that has always been associated with this property."

McConnell Golf seeks to deliver quality golf and amenities to its members. Having strategically located courses throughout the Carolinas is a big part of the overall plan that brings exceptional value to 1,500-plus members of the organization. The Charlotte Metro Area is a fertile market, and McConnell Golf will now be able to deliver the "multiple-club" experience to golfers in the region.

"We were very concerned with the transition of the club and wanted to ensure that the buyer would be able to deliver the same high-quality service and amenities that our membership has become accustomed too," said Bob Nock, General Manager for Old North State Club.

"This is a special place and the membership here takes pride in being part of one of the best private clubs in the country. McConnell Golf was an easy choice for us because of the reputation they have built over the last five years. Everybody in the industry is watching this organization. The success they have had gives us confidence that we are dealing with a company who understands the private club business."

About McConnell Golf

McConnell Golf is a privately held company that now owns and operates five courses in the Carolinas: Raleigh Country Club in Raleigh, N.C.; Cardinal Golf & Country Club in Greensboro, N.C.; Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C.; Old North State in New London N.C.; and Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C. The layouts were designed by such legends as Donald Ross, Pete Dye, Fazio and Arnold Palmer. Founded in 2003, McConnell Golf provides members a quality golf experience at each of its courses. The company offers individual club memberships as well as innovative corporate and national/international memberships. For more information, visit