Bobby Jones Links selected to manage Cleveland Country Club

North Carolina-based club is one of the most historic in the state.
  • Cleveland Country Club
    Cleveland Country Club, Shelby, N.C.

Bobby Jones Links has been selected to manage Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, N.C. Located between the Charlotte and Asheville, Cleveland Country Club is considered one of the most historic country clubs in the area. Atlanta-based Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles build, own and operate more than 200 clubs worldwide

“The Cleveland Country Club is in the midst of a renaissance with a member driven effort to revitalize, reenergize and reimagine a club that was established in 1927, the very same year that Bobby Jones won the 62nd Open Championship at the Old Course in St. Andrews, Scotland,” said David Teddy, president of Cleveland Country Club. “Aligning our Club with the iconic Bobby Jones brand and the business values and hospitality standards that Mr. Jones embraced is a smart move for our club.”

He added, “The Bobby Jones Links partnership is yet another step in our quest to make the Cleveland Country Club relevant to the next generation.  With the addition of the Bobby Jones Links team we believe we have hit a grand slam.”

Established in 1927, Cleveland Country Club offers its members a pleasant private club experience with a unique blend of Southern hospitality. The historic club features a par 72, 18-hole golf course with newly renovated bunkers and spans 6,409 yards with a 71.2 USGA golf course rating. Club members can enjoy access to the full-service pro shop, golf lounge, card room, putting and chipping facility, golf lessons and clinics, tennis instruction for juniors and adults, and a full schedule of tournament and events.

Cleveland Country Club is home to a top-notch tennis facility equipped with seven Har-Tru clay courts and two hard courts. Tennis instruction for juniors and adults is led by Tim Wilkison. Wilkison is a local Shelby, N.C. native that rose to become a nationally recognized tennis star honing his game on the club’s original red clay courts.

Wilkison was the number one ranked junior in the United States and went on to play professionally for over 25 years. His accomplishments include winning six singles titles and nine doubles championships. In 2020, Wilkison will open the Tim Wilkison Tennis Academy making the Cleveland Country Club the premier teaching facility in western North Carolina.

Additional member amenities include a community swimming pool, The Cleveland Grille which offers indoor and outdoor dining, and an array of exciting social events catered to members of all ages.

“We are thrilled to welcome Cleveland Country Club to the Bobby Jones Links family,” said Steve Willy, Co-Founder of Bobby Jones Links. “We look forward to working with Mr. Teddy and the Board of Directors regarding the substantial capital improvements they have planned for the club and in making the member experience even better.” 

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