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The Country Club at Woodmore Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

NNPA NEWSWIRE — “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.”

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The Country Club at Woodmore

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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 several 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

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