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History & Community

Our Fascinating Transformation

Turf Valley Resort is situated on land that was once a part of Charles Carroll's Doughoregan Manor. Prior to opening as Turf Valley Resort, a thoroughbred farm was owned and operated by Sam Pistorio on the grounds.

In 1960, a clubhouse was built and opened as Turf Valley Country Club. Nick and Mary Mangione purchased the property in 1978 and transformed it into a stunning resort destination. Championship golf has always been Turf Valley Resort's anchor in the community. The property was enhanced with a first-class hotel and restaurant in 1988. The Spa at Turf Valley Resort was introduced in 1997 and added relaxation treatments and massage to the growing list of amenities.

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Turf Valley's Role in The Community

The management and staff of Turf Valley Resort proudly support our community through sponsorships, volunteerism, fundraising, and charities.
  • Leadership U Shadow Day host facility, since 2005
  • Hosted Police Officer's Outing for Corporal Wheeler, since 2006
  • Morgan State Golf Outing Sponsor, since 1989
  • Morgan State Golf Outing Committee Member, since 1989
  • Good Scout Eagle Sponsor, since 1991
  • Leadership U Shadow Day student host, since 2001
  • Good Scout Committee member, since 2001
  • Columbia Festival of the Arts Sponsor, since 2004
  • 1st Corporate Partner in Howard County's Cherry Tree Project
  • Current Board President of Blossoms of Hope
  • Support Our Troops Brunch to benefit the U.S.O.
  • Hosted Howard County High School Golf Program for over 10 years
  • Currently host 2 Howard County High School golf teams
  • Host Chapelgate Academy golf team
  • 1st Tee of Howard County Sponsor
  • Current Howard County Chamber of Commerce Board Member
  • Participating Restaurant in Howard County Pink Plates Program
  • Preakness Balloon Festival host, since 2007
  • Leadership Big Event Sponsor, since 2008
  • A Taste of Home Golf Outing Major Sponsor, since 2008
  • 2008 Blewitt Foundation Sponsor
  • Host of Blossoms of Hope Pink Champagne Luncheon, since 2008
  • Howard County Heart Ball Sponsor, since 2009
  • Leadership Business Day Host, since 2009
  • Major sponsor of Annual Blossoms of Hope Golf Outing, since 2009
  • Howard Community College Passport to the Future Interviews, 2009
  • Silver Designation for Howard County's Healthy Workplace, since 2009
  • Motorcycle Ride for Kids, since 2010
  • AHA Heart Ball Sponsor, since 2012
  • Good Scout Award Recipient, 2013
  • Sponsor of The Arc Howard County Chocolate Ball, since 2013
  • Adopt A Road Program, Marriottsville Road, since 2015
  • Member of Howard Community College Culinary Advisory Committee
  • Organize Food Drive to support the Maryland Food Bank
  • Volunteer at Howard County Food Bank
  • Participant in Howard County's Healthy Restaurant Program
  • First Howard County Hotel on the Maryland Green Registry
  • Bronze Designation for the TripAdvisor Green Leaders Program
  • Leadership Class Selection Committee, since 2006
  • Participated in Patriot Golf Day benefiting families of fallen soldiers, since 2006
  • Leadership U Toys and Towels Program donor of towels and linens to the Animal Welfare Society in Columbia
  • Participating Restaurant in many local charity food shows: Taste of Howard County; Rotary Club; St. John's School
  • Participate in Toys for Tots campaign to benefit needy children at Christmas
  • Provide internships for high school and community college students in Howard County
  • Organize Field Trips for Hospitality Academy Students of Howard County Public School System
  • Serve as Mentor for Hospitality Academy Students of Howard County Public School System
  • Serve on Hospitality Advisory Committee of Howard County Public School System
  • Howard Community College Annual Student Scholarship Donor, since 2004
  • Host Semi-Annual Annual Blood Drives for American Red Cross, since 2006
  • Howard County Tourism Member since 1982; Board & Executive Committee