The Forest Oaks Country Club
is located near Greensboro, North Carolina
. It is primarily known for its golf course and the PGA Tour
event held there from 1977 through 2007: the Wyndham Championship
, formerly the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, and the Greater Greensboro Open (GGO). The club was established in 1965.
The golf course
at Forest Oaks has five sets of tees making it accessible for golfers of varying skill levels. In addition it has a six lane swimming pool, eight tennis courts
(six clay courts
and two hard courts
). It also offers the standard range of country club
resources: meals and drinks at the clubhouse bar and restaurant, golf
and tennis lessons
, and event hosting.
The course at Forest Oaks was originally designed by Ellis Maples and opened in 1962. It underwent only minor alterations until 2002, when golfer Davis Love III
was hired to redesign it. The fairway
are grassed by Tift Sport Bermuda grass and the greens
with a mix of A4 and A1 bentgrass. Par
for the course is 72 and it has a slope rating
of 135. Golf World Magazine gave the new course a 4.7 rating out of a possible 5.0.