Bobby Jones Links Selected To Manage Cleveland Country Club

Cleveland Country Club

Atlanta-based club management company, Bobby Jones Links, has been selected to manage Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, North Carolina. Located between the bustling city of Charlotte and the serene mountains of Asheville, Cleveland Country Club is one of the most historic country clubs in the area.

         “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.  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.   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…said David Teddy, President of the Cleveland Country Club.

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 tournaments 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, NC native that rose to become a nationally recognized tennis star honing his game on 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. Throughout his career, he garnered victories against competitors such as Arthur Ashe, Stan Smith, Roscoe Tanner, Guilermo Vilas, Yannick Noah, Boris Becker, Jim Courier, John McEnroe, Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.  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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About Bobby Jones Links

Bobby Jones Links is an Atlanta-based club management company. Bobby Jones Links’ partners and principles have broad experience building, owning, and operating more than 200 clubs worldwide. Bobby Jones Links expertise goes beyond just golf and country clubs with work on additional projects and amenities such as lodging, spas, marinas, and real estate development. Visit and get to know how Bobby Jones Links creates experiences all over the world. 

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