Starmount Forest Country Club
Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek of Boston, Mass., designed the original Starmount Forest golf course and it was completed with consultation from Perry Maxwell. The course formally opened for play on Aug. 1, 1930. The course was renovated in 1971 with consultation from George Cobb, and totally rebuilt in 1999 by architect Lester George. During its 75-plus years of existence, Starmount Forest has hosted many professional and amateur tournaments. It is the only championship golf course in the city limits of Greensboro.
Starmount Forest was the inaugural host for the Greater Greensboro Open held in 1938. Sam Snead won that event at the ripe age of 24. Starmount Forest continued its involvement with the GGO (now formally known as the Wyndham Championship) until 1960. Starmount Forest hosted the 1947 Women's U.S. Open. Betty Jameson won with a score of 295, marking the first female golfer to score below 300 in a 72-hole tournament. Recently, Starmount Forest hosted the 2001 N.C. Senior Amateur Championship, the 2004 N.C. Mid-Am Championship, the 2004 Southern Conference Women's Golf Championship, and the 2007 N.C. Amateur Championship.
The course covers 155 acres and offers a tremendous test for the most avid golfer. Four tees are available for play: Black, White, Blue and Green.
Bryan Park Golf Club
The Champions Course at Bryan Park opened in 1990 and has proven to be a Rees Jones masterpiece of design. It is the home of the Bryan National Collegiate, a women's event co-hosted by UNCG and Wake Forest each spring.
Seven holes border scenic Lake Townsend. Ranked in 1990 as the runner-up best new public course in the country by Golf Digest, the course has since been ranked nationally each year by major golf publications.
The par-72 course, which can play as long as 7,135 yards, hosted the USGA's Amateur Public Links Championship in the summer of 2010. Among the features and accolades:
- 18-hole championship layout featuring 97 sand traps, numerous grass bunkers and hollows and seven holes bordering Lake Townsend.
- Runner-up best new public course in the country - Golf Digest, 1990.
- One of the best New Public Courses In The Country - Top 10 You Can Play - Golf 1991.
- Four-star rating and honored with the distinction of a GREAT VALUE - Golf Digest's Places to Play, 1994-95, 1996-97
- Noted as one of the few public courses worthy to host the U.S. Open - Golf World, 1992
- One of the top 12 golf courses in North Carolina - Tee Time Golf, 1995
- "Best In State" Rankings - Golf Digest, 1995-96, 1997-98
- Listed in "America's 500 Best Places You Can Play" - Golf Digest, 1996. (A ranking of the 10 best public and resort courses in all 50 states, the Champions ranked third in North Carolina.)
- Listed in "America's Best Golf Courses Everyone Can Play" as the No. 12 best affordable golf course in the country - Golf Digest, 1996.
- One of the top 10 public courses in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. - The Washington Golf Monthly, 1996.
- Listed in Mid-Atlantic's Best Places You Can Play - The Washington Golf Monthly, 1997
- "Best In State" Rankings as the No. 17 top course in North Carolina - Golf Digest, 1997-98
- Bryan Park was voted Best Golf Course in the Reader's Choice - Tops In The Triad contest by the Greensboro News & Record, September 1997
- No. 4 top public course in North Carolina by North Carolina Magazine, 1998
- Listed in The Best of Places to Play, 4-star rating - Golf Digest, July 1998
- Listed in 1998-99 Places to Play, 4-star rating - Golf Digest, 1998
- "Best In State" Rankings as the No. 9 top course in North Carolina - Golf Digest, May 1999
- Listed in America's Top 100 Courses For Women - Golf For Women, 2000
- "Best In State" Rankings as the No. 16 Top Course in North Carolina - Golf Digest, May 2001
Ernie Edwards Learning Facility at Bryan Park GC
The ultimate game improvement facility can only be found in one place ... Bryan Park's Ernie Edwards Learning Center.
The Ernie Edwards Learning Center features two climate-controlled hitting bays and two outdoor hitting bays. The facility features the latest in learning technology and is considered one of the top teaching centers on the East Coast.
Bryan Park also has a 27-acre Practice and Learning Facility with more than 12 acres of grass teeing area and 10 target greens. Practice bunkers and chipping areas are also available. This facility is overwhelmingly admired as one of the finest in the area and is open on a year-round basis.