Rees Jones, Inc.

Golf Course Design & Architecture

Rees Jones, Inc.
Old Chatham Golf Club
Durham, North Carolina
Image: Old Chatham Golf Club
Course Type
Private
Design Roles
Original Design
(2001)
Course Updates
(Ongoing)
Co-Designer
Greg Muirhead

Client Course Description

Old Chatham is a golf club, not a country club. Here golf is played on an 18-hole championship course set in 400 acres of protected woodlands – a rare sanctuary forever free of real estate development. Native forest separates the fairways, giving each group the feeling that it has the course all to itself. The golf course and grounds are maintained with an exceptional attention to detail and a seamless combination of both modern and traditional maintenance practices, giving one the sense that the golf course at Old Chatham has been quietly in existence for many years.

In 2021, the club requested plans for select improvements to the course.

Designer Notes

This course was carefully routed across a site that is beautiful, wooded, and rolling – in other words, perfect for golf. The resulting course is reminiscent of the days when tee and green sites were natural and little earth was moved.

Course Photos

More Information

For more information about Old Chatham Golf Club, please visit the course’s website.