The Country Club at Woodmore Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary
By Brian Weis
Historic club hosted a black tie gala,
golf tournament with former Washington Commanders football players
and a community day in celebration of its Centennial
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MITCHELLVILLE, Md. - (Nov. 20, 2023) - The Country Club at Woodmore paid tribute to its rich history with a festive "100th Year Celebration" that honored its storied impact on the game of golf.
Located near Washington, D.C., the club's diverse membership recently marked its Centennial with signature events across three celebratory days, highlighted by a 100th Anniversary black tie gala with over 160 attendees, a golf tournament that featured former Washington Commanders team members, a community day and more.
Acquired by Concert Golf Partners in 2014, Woodmore offers an unmatched golf experience for residents in Maryland and Northern Virginia as the only golf course in Maryland designed by Arnold Palmer. Along with golf, members enjoy three tennis courts, indoor and outdoor dining options, swimming and a year-round social calendar of events.
Begun in 1923, as the nearby Beaver Dam Golf and Country Club, the original course was designed by noted golf architect Donald Ross and opened for play on Aug. 16, 1923, as a par 72, 6,775-yard layout.
In 1941, the Club was bought and renamed Prince George's Country Club. "Old P.G." was host to a number of championship events, including the 1947 and 1948 National Capital Open on the PGA Tour. Reigning U.S. Open Champion Lloyd Mangrum won the event in 1947; and Skip Alexander was victorious in 1948.
The U.S. Women's Open was won at the club by Louise Suggs in 1949, when she defeated Babe Didrikson Zaharias. One year later, both women became founding members of the LPGA.
"We're so proud of our heritage and excited about everything Woodmore represents to our members and the surrounding community," said Evan Neale, The Country Club at Woodmore Director of Golf. "Our 100th Year Celebration not only signified a historic moment in time, but also serves as a gateway to the exciting future of The Country Club at Woodmore."
In 1979, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission purchased the golf course and its facilities for use as a recreational area for the county.
The Club then moved to its current location at the corner of Enterprise and Woodmore Roads in Mitchellville, Maryland. The new course, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay, opened for play in 1981, as a par-72, 7,059-yard course from the championship tees.
Concert Golf Partners, which is based near Orlando in Lake Mary, Florida, purchased Woodmore nine years ago.
For more information about The Country Club at Woodmore, membership and event opportunities, visit ccwoodmore.com
About Country Club of Woodmore
Majestically nestled within the gated community of Woodmore, the Country Club of Woodmore is rich in history, enveloped in nature, and inspired by a passion for hospitality. Our beautifully conditioned 18-hole course features rolling fairways, challenging greens and spectacular views. Members enjoy casual and gourmet dining in the Palmer Grille and adjacent outdoor patio. With three Har-Tru tennis courts, a multi-deck pool complex, and a year-round social calendar, Woodmore is the ideal home away from home.
About Concert Golf Partners
Recapitalizing Private Clubs for Long Term Success. Concert Golf Partners is a well-capitalized owner-operator of golf properties nationwide. Our group is an all-cash investor in country clubs; we do not use debt to finance these investments because we think top-notch golf clubs benefit from the stability and certainty that comes from long-term debt-free ownership. Members at our clubs see immediate capital improvements, improved service levels, increased member programs and social activities, and strong member input and involvement. Our management team has decades of professional golf management experience from Arnold Palmer Golf Management, Valley Crest, GE Capital, KSL Fairways, ClubCorp and other leading firms.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
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