Contentment Golf Club is a new, 800-acre private golf course community currently under construction in northeastern Wilkes County North Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The company is building an 18-hole, championship golf course and direct clubhouse and amenity development. Plans include cottages and lodging for members and their families and small-group overnights. 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.
Situated in Traphill, North Carolina, two miles from the back gate of Stone Mountain State Park. Contentment is located an hour from Winston Salem, 90 minutes from Charlotte and Greensboro, and a little more than two hours from Asheville and Raleigh-Durham. Map Traphill, NC
3. Course Design
Designed by highly respected, award-winning golf architect Lester George, the design pays tribute to legendary architects C.B. Macdonald and Seth Raynor with features like 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). Among George’s notable designs are The Colonial Course in Williamsburg, VA, Kinloch Golf Club in Manakin-Sabot, VA and Forest Hills Golf & Resort in Japan.
4. Expected Opening
Grand opening for Contentment Golf Club is slated for September 25, 2025.
5. Developer Background
Started in 1976, Landscapes Unlimited is a recognized leader in in golf course development, construction and renovation. The family owned and operated company specializes in matching the best team with a clear understanding of its clients vision for success. It has built or renovated more than 1,700 golf courses and currently operates/manages more than 50.