The Patriot Golf Club is the product of a chance meeting between Major Dan Rooney, founder of The Folds of Honor Foundation, and David Charney, Co-Developer of the Stone Canyon Development. Both men were late substitutes in a charity golf tournament and happened to be paired together. During that fateful round of golf, Dan discussed his desire to build a home course for his charitable foundation, The Folds of Honor, and David told him of a piece of land in Stone Canyon where he envisioned a golf course. It was during those few hours the idea of The Patriot was born.
The next great stroke of luck was commissioning Robert Trent Jones, Jr. to design the course. Over the next two years, The Patriot was developed. The diversity of the terrain was uncovered and shown to flow through four distinct and breathtaking topographies: lowland marsh, woodland meadows, high prairie, and dramatic limestone canyons. The rock-laden terrain required importing 10-inches of sandy-loam top soil. Irrigation was literally carved into the land through limestone.
The Patriot opened to its members in May 2010. Since that time the club has received many accolades. The Patriot was named the Best New Private Club in 2011 by Golfweek and in 2012 was ranked 45th on the Golfweek Modern List.
Perhaps what's most exciting is the history we have left to write. As a young club we have much to aspire to and we are hungry to pursue our mission of becoming an elite facility and experience for our members and their guests. Each new Patriot will be a part of our story, one which has just begun.