Founded in 1927, Holston Hills Country Club enjoys a rich history on its classic Donald Ross golf course. Featuring 18 holes of Bermuda grass fairways, it sits on 180 open acres of rolling hills adjoining the Holston River. The golf course is consistently ranked among the country’s top 100 by Golf Magazine and within the top 100 classical golf courses by Golfweek Magazine.
Perched on a hill with breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains, the clubhouse overlooks the course through its bay windows and elegant arched doors. The old-world central ballroom boasts large cathedral ceilings, fireplaces and exposed wood trusses. An outdoor terrace on the south side of the ballroom offers members a space to relax and take in the view, while a magnificent centerpiece terrace surrounds the clubhouse, with its comfortable Tudor architecture.
Holston Hills Country Club has hosted many state and national events during its history. Byron Nelson won the Knoxville Open at Holston Hills in his magical year of 1945 and the PGA Cup matches for the 1982 World's Fair were played at Holston Hills. In recent history, Holston Hills Country Club welcomed the 2004 USGA Women's Mid-Amateur Championship and the Tennessee PGA Championship in 2007.
In 2016, McConnell Golf and Holston Hills CC began a multi-million dollar clubhouse renovation project. Spanning every corner of the sprawling building, this effort will maximize the value of membership with an added fitness center, brand-new kitchen and dining areas, remodeled event spaces, and a kid's room. We anticipate returning the facility to the grandeur of its past and have taken measures to preserve historical features while modernizing the club offering.
About McConnell Golf
McConnell Golf, founded in 2003, is currently the largest owner of private clubs in the region. McConnell Golf’s stable of premier private clubs (comprised of 12-18 hole, private golf courses, one semi-private and one nine-hole course) in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee include Raleigh Country Club in Raleigh, N.C., Sedgefield Country Club and The Cardinal by Pete Dye in Greensboro, N.C., The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, N.C., Old North State Club in New London, N.C., Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C., The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C., Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C., Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, N.C., The Country Club of Asheville in Asheville, N.C., Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, T.N,; and Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C..
McConnell Golf also manages the prestigious Grande Dunes Members and Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach for LStar Ventures as well as Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington, NC. Both properties benefit from McConnell Golf's expertise in staff and facility management.
Old North State Realty joined the McConnell Golf offering in 2016 and is proud to extend unbeatable real estate values for the luxurious lakeside community. Nestled in the Uwharrie National Forest foothills, one of North Carolina's top-ranked golf courses (Old North State Club) lies within the Uwharrie Point gates. With unlimited outdoor activities at the club, on the water, or along the trails, exploring has never been so beautiful.
Most recently McConnell Golf signed a 10-year lease with Raleigh Golf Association to manage its 27-hole public facility. Founded in 1929, RGA is the second oldest golf course in the Raleigh area and equally popular among senior, women and junior golfers. Comments John McConnell, “It gives (McConnell Golf) a great opportunity to help grow the game of golf for those who may not be club members or have a regular golf course to play."
The McConnell Golf values are reflected in the communities we build inside, and outside, club walls. The Footprints on the Green and McConnell Scholars programs are prime examples of our commitment to the future of golf.
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