Our Story

Nestled in North Raleigh’s Wakefield Plantation community, our private club is a haven for golf and active family lifestyles beyond the game itself. Designed by PGA Tour veteran Hale Irwin, the property offers 18-hole and 9-hole courses to challenge yourself or enjoy a leisurely round with friends. Full service club amenities include swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, Kid’s Club rooms, fine dining and event spaces.

The epicenter of activity at Wakefield Plantation is its modern 38,000 square foot clubhouse. Trading stories over a meal with friends or sharing a laugh with family, our members and their guests delight in the welcoming atmosphere of the recently renovated neocolonial building. Choose to spend your time enjoying cocktails in the Tavern, or sharing a family dinner in the Plantation Room, gathering around the fire in The Reserve, or hosting a holiday party in the Williamsburg Ballroom. For all the ways you relax and have fun, Wakefield Plantation's clubhouse suits the occasion.

Wakefield Plantation is also the proud host of the Rex Hospital Open, a Web.com Tour event occurring each May.

McConnell Golf 

McConnell Golf, founded in 2003, is currently the largest owner of private clubs in the region. McConnell Golf’s stable of premier private clubs (comprised of 12-18 hole, private golf courses, one semi-private and one nine-hole course) in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee include Raleigh Country Club in Raleigh, N.C., Sedgefield Country Club and The Cardinal by Pete Dye in Greensboro, N.C., The Country Club at Wakefield Plantation in Raleigh, N.C., Old North State Club in New London, N.C., Treyburn Country Club in Durham, N.C., The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, S.C., Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, S.C., Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, N.C., The Country Club of Asheville in Asheville, N.C., Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, T.N,; and Providence Country Club in Charlotte, N.C..

McConnell Golf also manages the prestigious Grande Dunes Members and Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach for LStar Ventures as well as Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington, NC. Both properties benefit from McConnell Golf's expertise in staff and facility management. 

Old North State Realty joined the McConnell Golf offering in 2016 and is proud to extend unbeatable real estate values for the luxurious lakeside community. Nestled in the Uwharrie National Forest foothills, one of North Carolina's top-ranked golf courses (Old North State Club) lies within the Uwharrie Point gates. With unlimited outdoor activities at the club, on the water, or along the trails, exploring has never been so beautiful.

Most recently McConnell Golf signed a 10-year lease with Raleigh Golf Association to manage its 27-hole public facility. Founded in 1929, RGA is the second oldest golf course in the Raleigh area and equally popular among senior, women and junior golfers. Comments John McConnell, “It gives (McConnell Golf) a great opportunity to help grow the game of golf for those who may not be club members or have a regular golf course to play."

The McConnell Golf values are reflected in the communities we build inside, and outside, club walls. The Footprints on the Green and McConnell Scholars programs are prime examples of our commitment to the future of golf.


Looking to join our team? We offer self-starters a fun, thriving environment where hard work and creativity flourish. Check for openings!