McConnell Golf selected to manage Porters Neck

Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington, N.C., has selected Raleigh-based McConnell Golf to manage its operations. McConnell assumed daily management the week of May 12.

The club sued its insurance carrier on March 20, alleging that Allied World Assurance Company Inc. failed to make some $6 million in required payments to repair damages incurred during Hurricane Florence. The article from WECT Channel 6 in Wilmington reported that the club’s legal filing described it as being “in dire financial straits.”

McConnell Golf was founded in 2003, and currently owns 13 private clubs in the Southeast. It also manages the Grande Dunes Members Course and Ocean Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The contract with Porters Neck Country Club will add the club to the existing McConnell Golf network, with bilateral reciprocal privileges.

The course at Porters Neck Country Club opened in 1991. Its par 72 Fazio design  measures 7, 112 yards.

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