The historic Championship Course was designed by legendary architect, Robert Trent
Jones, Sr. Since opening in 1958, it has consistently ranked as one of the top public
courses in the nation and has a deep, rich tradition of hosting some of golf's most
prestigious tournaments; the most notable being the 1974 PGA Championship -one of
golf's four majors. In a thrilling finish, Lee Trevino edged Jack Nicklaus by a
single shot to take home the Wanamaker Trophy. Seasoned veteran, Sam Sneed, at the
age of 62 finished tied for third.
The United States Golf Association selected the Championship Course for the playing
of the 1986 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. The best amateur golfers from
around the country came to Tanglewood to try and win one of the most coveted amateur
titles, which was won by future PGA Tour standout, Billy Mayfair.
From 1987 to 2002, the top players on the Senior PGA Tour competed each fall in
the Vantage Championship. Won by such notable names as Lee Trevino, Gary Player,
Hale Irwin and Larry Nelson, it was the first "million dollar purse" on the Senior
Tour and remained the richest prize purse for several years.
Thanks to Jones's vision, each picturesque hole, built on gentle rolling hills surrounded
by nature, is beautifully framed and guarded by many of the course’s 98 bunkers.
Five sets of tees offer golfers of all abilities a fun, challenging and memorable
day of golf on the storied fairways where the legends of golf have roamed. Come
and see why the Championship Course was voted the #1 public course in the state
by North Carolina Magazine!
After playing, take in the stunning vista while relaxing on the clubhouse patio.
The sunset is magnificent!
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