Landscapes Unlimited leadership will participate in the groundbreaking of the private, destination Contentment Golf Club in Traphill, N.C. on Wednesday, October 25.
An invitation-only open house for prospective members is Thursday, October 26 with tours of the golf course site and a dinner gathering at the Traphill site.
Over the past 18 months, Landscapes Unlimited’s Project Development Group has overseen all aspects of site planning, design and engineering, permitting, contractor selection, project administration and budget planning. The company is set to build an 18-hole, championship golf course and direct clubhouse and amenity development. Counterpart Landscapes Golf Management is undertaking membership strategies, business and operational planning, on the ground pre-opening activities and will assist with the course grow-in and grand opening.
Lester George’s original golf course design will pay tribute to 1900s legendary architects C.B. McDonald’s and Seth Raynor’s famous templates: Alps (illusionary approach shots), Redan (narrow, bunker-guarded and sloped greens) and Biarritz (massive greens bisected by a deep middle swale and flanked by narrow bunkers). Contentment members will repeatedly relish a blend of excitement and fair challenges on each hole.
Founders, full, corporate and ambassador membership sales are exceeding projections.
Spanning more than 800 acres in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Contentment is coveted for its location an hour from Winston Salem, 90 minutes from Charlotte and Greensboro, and a little more than two hours from Asheville and Raleigh-Durham. This convenience makes for an ideal, worlds-away respite from the grind of everyday life for championship golf and all-around relaxation.
Plans include cottages and lodging for members and their families and small-group overnights; however, the property will be void of homes to preserve its pure, low-impact, rural character. A comprehensive golf practice facility, outdoor gathering spaces, lake, hiking trails and reflection sanctuaries are in the works.
The literal meaning of contentment is “serenity” that defines the breathtaking land on which Contentment resides. It is where Contentment and third-generation property owner, and Davidson, N.C. resident Curt Sidden would retreat to find refuge with his late grandfather. Sidden’s father, Dr. Curtis Sidden, 92, grew up there and is heavily involved in the planning of Contentment. Now, Sidden’s vision is to provide the same, quiet, happy-place getaway for city and suburban dwellers alike.
Contentment’s grand opening is scheduled for September 25, 2025, 100 years to the day Sidden’s grandparents were married.
“Contentment is a tribute to my grandparents with whom I spent time here as a boy,” says Curt Sidden. “My family showed me the benefits of a quiet, uncomplaining and satisfied mind, and we hope Contentment is a true, tranquil haven for the body, mind and soul.”
“The property on which Contentment sits is one of most relaxing, rejuvenating and overall special topographies in our company’s history,” says Jack Morgan, Senior Vice President of Landscapes Unlimited’s Project Development Group. “No wonder those looking to dodge the hustle-and-bustle are joining Contentment before the first shovel hits the ground.”
About Landscapes Unlimited
Forty-seven years young and family owned and operated, Landscapes Unlimited is the recognized leader in golf course development, construction and renovation. Its regional experts leverage contemporary best practices, fiscal prudency and a culture promoting unwavering success. Projects include famous courses and revered local layouts of various shapes, sizes and budgets. The company’s Project Development Group leads capital strategies, master planning, pre-construction, total project design-build and fully integrated management solutions. Landscapes Unlimited also excels at building sports fields for professional teams, colleges and municipalities. Sister company Landscapes Golf Management boasts a portfolio of more than 60 golf courses, country clubs and resorts nationwide.
More information: www.landscapesunlimited.com, 402.423.6653.