A Ross Trilogy: Architect Kyle Franz readies to add Southern Pines Elks Golf Club to list of Sandhills successes

        By David Droschak With dozens of Donald Ross-designed golf courses scattered across the state of North Carolina from Asheville to Wilmington, golf enthusiasts have debated for decades the best of the best. One Ross course that has often flown under the radar has been the Southern Pines Elks Golf Club, especially over the last decade…

A determined pair of ladies return mountain course to its former luster

        By Brad King Brett Miller has worn many hats in the Carolinas golf industry. He’s a lifetime member of the PGA of America and former longtime president of the Great Smokies Mountain Golf Association, the area’s regional co-op of golf course owners promoting golf tourism. Miller also played collegiately at Western Carolina University, where he…

College Golf Notes

        N.C. A&T bringing MEAC Championship to Bryan Park By STEVE WILLIAMS In its next to last year in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, North Carolina A&T will serve as host to the league golf championships. The Aggies, in only their fourth year of fielding a golf program, will entertain their conference foes at Bryan Park’s Champions…

Forest Oaks Forges Forward: New ownership group pumping new life into former PGA Tour stop   

          By David Droschak  Why this time? Why, after eight management firms since the Wyndham Championship left in 2007, is Forest Oaks Country Club ready to become a major player again in the Triad golf market? For starters, there is a new ownership group after nearly three decades. In late August, Guilford Development Group purchased…

Linville’s Legacy: One of state’s most successful instructors has inspired many top golfers  

        By Brad King Robert Linville knows the highs and lows of competitive golf better than most. An All-American golfer at Guilford College, where he won All-Carolinas Conference recognition four times and All-NAIA District 26 honors three times, Linville moved to Florida following graduation with his sights on the PGA Tour. Battling on the mini-tours weekly,…