Local Public Golf Course Re-Opens with New Owner

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Open House celebration to offer first-hand look at major renovations, meet and greet with new owner

Named after the Maryland-bred horse that won the 1939 Preakness, The Links at Challedon is among the area's best courses. The par-72 Brian Ault design includes large undulating greens with water in play on six of 18 holes.

Named after the Maryland-bred horse that won the 1939 Preakness, The Links at Challedon is among the area's best courses. The par-72 Brian Ault design includes large undulating greens with water in pl

Named after the Maryland-bred horse that won the 1939 Preakness, The Links at Challedon is among the area's best courses. The par-72 Brian Ault design includes large undulating greens with water in play on six of 18 holes.

Ken O’Brien, former owner of the largest school band and orchestra music retail chain in the U.S. (headquartered in Frederick) is now owner of another Maryland property, The Links at Challadon, a public golf course in Mt. Airy. The challenging course was built by renowned golf course designer Brian T. Ault who has completed projects for the PGA Tour and dozens of golf courses across the country. O’Brien will host an open house celebration event to commemorate the course’s 20th anniversary and showcase major renovations taking place. The event will be free for the public to attend.

WHO: The Links at Challedon

WHAT: An Open House celebration event will take place to commemorate The Links at Challedon’s 20th anniversary as well as to showcase brand new renovations taking place. The event will include putting contests, demos sponsored by Titleist, raffles, live music, and free food.

WHEN: Sunday, May 22, 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Links at Challedon , 6166 Challedon Cir, Mt Airy, MD 21771

WHY: Since purchasing the course, O’Brien has committed to updating nearly every aspect of The Links at Challedon’s operations and physical assets, some for the first time since the course opened in 1996.

Course improvements and additions include:

  • Renovated driving range with a state-of-the-art hitting surface
  • Course bridges to cross wetlands
  • Reconstructed sand bunkers
  • New golf carts
  • Refurbished maintenance equipment
  • Golf shop and dining room re-design
  • Expanded restaurant menu
  • Private event structure with heating and air conditioning

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About The Links at Challedon
Established in 1996, The Links at Challedon is nestled in Mount Airy, Md on the Montgomery and Frederick county border. The par 72 course, designed by Brian Ault the former American Society of Golf Course Architects President, offers challenging yet approachable play with large undulating greens and water in play on many holes. For more information, visit http://www.TheLinksAtChalledon.com

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