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NWO Golf Links

Last March, having fallen on economic

hardship, the clubwas facing bankruptcy

and two golf-savvy investors, Cary

Campbell and Robert J. Regan, rushed

in to purchase the club and save it from

an uncertain future.

Said Campbell,

“It’s not every day you get the opportunity

to buy a classic Donald Ross design

mixed with a historic and beautiful

mansion that serves as the clubhouse.”

Although various changes and

renovations have been attempted over

the years, the course still maintains many

features from Ross’ original design. It is

not a long course at 6,400 yards and

plays to a par-71 with a slope rating of

130. It is a classic, however, and the

greens, in true Ross fashion, offer the

biggest challenge to golfers.

With false fronts and slopes that invite

3 and 4 putts, the greens remain the

main feature of the course. Over time,

past superintendents have expanded the

fringes and shrunk the putting surfaces,

which has taken away some of the

contours around the edges of the greens.

A large part of Phase 1 of Campbell’s

vision is to completely restore the full

width and breadth of the greens and

recreate the challenging pin positions

that Ross originally designed.

Campbell and Regan have a vision to

completely restore the Ross design and


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its prior greatness. They firmly believe in

the country club concept and want to

reintroduce families to the country club