Pinehurst, North Carolina
In 1963, over 40 prominent businessmen from across the state came together to form and build The Country Club of North Carolina. The concept was simple – To create a club of the finest quality in a central location for its members to golf and socialize. The location of Pinehurst, with ninety percent of the state’s population within 100 miles, along with the natural terrain and beauty of the Sandhills region came to be the ideal place. Whether it was day trips for a round of golf, weekend getaways or extended vacations, the charter members came in from every major city in the state. The founders’ vision carries on to this day, as over half of the CCNC membership are North Carolina or National members.
A beautiful oasis filled with picturesque lakes and longleaf pines, what started as 900-acres and 18 holes has since grown to 2,000 acres with 36 holes, full amenities, and a vibrant community of over 400 home sites. While the members of today enjoy a full array of casual and formal dining, a fitness center, eight tennis courts, four pickleball courts, a large pool complex and recreational lakes, the quality of golf and tribute to the traditions of the game supported by the club’s founders have not been sacrificed. Of the seven sandhills-area courses ranked among the top-20 in the state (NC Golf Panel, 2020), the Dogwood and Cardinal courses at CCNC remain the only two at a private, member-owned club. A championship-rich heritage and commitment to giving back to the game of golf will carry on with the club’s hosting of its third USGA National Championship, the 2021 U.S. Junior Amateur.
Resident & Moore County Memberships provide full and unlimited access to all golf courses and club amenities for those whose principal place of residence is inside the CCNC gates or Moore County.
North Carolina Membership is available to those whose principal place of residence is in North Carolina, but outside of Moore County. The Membership comes with full access to all golf courses and amenities up to 90 days per year along with reduced joining fees and dues.
National Membership is available to those whose principal place of residence is in another state or Canada. The Membership comes with full access to all golf and amenities up to 90 days per year along with reduced joining fees and dues.
Overseas Membership is available to those whose principal place of residence is outside of North America. The Membership comes with full access to all golf and amenities up to 90 days per year along with reduced joining fees and dues.
Young Professional Associate (YPA) is available to those age 21-40. Access and dues are determined upon one’s age and location of principal residence (Resident/Moore County, North Carolina, National, Overseas).
Golf Memberships Include:
The Social Associate category is available to those of any principal residence and comes with full access to the clubhouse, pool, racquet sports and fitness.
Since the opening of the Dogwood course in 1963, members and guests from all over the country have enjoyed the unique golf experience that CCNC provides. That experience is more than just the pleasure of playing an outstanding course in great condition. The natural beauty of the surroundings, the sense of playing through a quiet pine forest, the unhurried laid-back feel of the Club, and the warm hospitality of the members and staff all combine to make the golf experience one of the most memorable to be found anywhere.
Meandering up and down the rolling hills, through the long leaf pines, and around the picturesque lakes of CCNC are two exceptional and challenging golf courses. Both are perennially ranked high in the state by the North Carolina Golf Panel (2020 #5 and #17), and the highest ranked of all private, member-owned courses in the Sandhills. Opening in 1963, the Dogwood Course was originally designed by noted architects Ellis Maples and Willard Byrd. In 2016, Kris Spence was brought in for a complete renovation, including a move to Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass greens and ultra-playable Zeon Zoysia fairways, the only zoysia course in the Sandhills. The Cardinal Course was designed by Willard Byrd and Robert Trent Jones, originally opening as a third nine in 1970 and completed with the final nine in 1981. An Arthur Hills renovation was completed in 2001. Including “hybrid” tees, both courses offer 10 sets of USGA rates tees, allowing for play from almost any preferred yardage course.
Early in its history, the CCNC Dogwood, and later the Cardinal, became known as outstanding tests of championship golf. CCNC has enjoyed a long, close relationship with the USGA, the Carolinas Golf Association, and the Southern Golf Association, hosting many of their great championships over the years. Victors at CCNC include the likes of Jack Nicklaus (U.S. Professional Match Play Championship), Ben Crenshaw (Southern Amateur), Hal Sutton (U.S. Amateur), and longtime CCNC member Webb Simpson (Southern Amateur). That legacy will continue with the 73rd playing of the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship in July of 2021, the Club’s third USGA national championship.
In tribute to Donald Ross’ great influence in the Pinehurst area, many areas of the club have taken on the name of his Scottish hometown of Dornoch. The Dornoch Grille, Dornoch Villas, and Lake Dornoch to name a few. Ross was the first golf professional at Royal Dornoch Golf Club, who’s Championship course is ranked #4 in the world (Golf Digest). A close relationship between Royal Dornoch Golf Club and CCNC goes back decades, with a match between the two clubs played annually since 2011, alternating home and away.
An official reciprocal agreement now exists between Royal Dornoch Golf Club and CCNC, allowing members of either to play the other for no guest fees. CCNC is the only club in the United States to have such an arrangement with Royal Dornoch, a relationship CCNC members enjoy and look forward to maintaining for years to come.
Whether a low or high handicap player, enjoy walking or riding, go for the pressure of a trophy event or the casual daily game, the perfect individual golf lifestyle can be found here. The organized Men’s and Ladies’ golf association play along with daily open games means members always have playing partners. The junior golf program is active as well, with group clinics and numerous tournaments throughout the golf season. For members who enjoy working on their game, the first-class practice facilities include two putting greens, two chipping/bunker greens and large range tee.
The CCNC Tennis Center consists of a Pro Shop and 8 Har-Tru courts that are situated on a pine covered hillside overlooking Watson Lake. This spectacular setting creates a great environment to enjoy tennis on our well maintained clay courts. Our Tennis Pro Shop hours of operation are from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on a daily basis, weather permitting. Courts are also available for play in the evenings until 10:00 p.m.
Our Professional Staff offers private and semi-private lessons. Regular tennis activities include USTA Adult Leagues, Junior Team Tennis, Men’s and Ladies’ Doubles, Men’s Night Out, Mixed Doubles, Kids’ Play Day, Junior Camps, and a variety of clinics for all ages and skill levels. Our adult league teams range in ability from 2.5 to the 4.0 levels, based on the USTA rating system.
A variety of tournaments, round robins and the always popular “Backhands and Beer” all add to a full program of activities for players of all ages and abilities. A Playmate ball machine and a practice wall are located on the lower courts, closest to the pool. Whether your interests are in practice or play, in social or competitive tennis, there is something for everyone in our fun-filled and active programs.
Pickleball is currently the fastest growing sport in the country and is coming soon to CCNC. What is pickleball? Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The sport combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Pickleball is played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.
Pickleball is a fun, engaging sport with a quick learning curve. Tennis players will adapt easily, once they learn the different type of scoring system. We are really looking forward to this great addition to CCNC. We hope you and your families will enjoy!
Whether it’s lunch with a friend on the Clubhouse terrace overlooking Watson Lake or a birthday dinner for the entire family, the CCNC Clubhouse and dining facilities provide a variety of venues for dining throughout the day, from casual comfort to formal ambiance. The Dogwood Pub with its outdoor Terrace, the Members’ Lounge, and the Men’s 19th Hole offer cocktails and casual fare, while the Cardinal Dining Room provides a more formal setting with traditional and gourmet selections. Lighter fare is also available at the Dornoch Grille (including breakfast), the Cardinal Halfway House, and poolside at the pool snack bar.
One of the outstanding amenities offered by the Country Club of North Carolina is the Club’s Rental Home Program available to members and their guests during visits to the Club. The fully equipped homes have from 2 to 5 bedrooms with private baths and are very comfortable to accommodate a short weekend stay or an extended vacation. Sponsored guests using the homes are also afforded the privilege of using other Club amenities including golf, tennis, pool and dining facilities.
Opened in 2017 and featuring a variety of fitness equipment for all ages and abilities, the CCNC Fitness Center is located in the lower level of the 5,400 square foot Tennis and Fitness building overlooking beautiful Lake Watson. The center is open from 4:00am to 10:00pm daily and accessible via individual FOB. Along with the wide range of available equipment, personal training is available through Director of Wellness and Certified Personal Trainer, Al Van Vliet.
With its hilltop setting and spectacular view of Watson Lake, the swimming pool, with snack bar and activity center, is the perfect summer setting for family activities from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The pool is fully staffed with trained lifeguards and swim instructors. Golf-Tennis-Swim Camps, Tennis-Swim Camps, the CCNC Swim Team, and a summer day camp program are available for families.
Bridge, Mahjong, Garden Club, and Couples’ Bridge are all hosted by groups throughout the year, and they are open to members interested in participating. In addition, the Club hosts member mixers and events that help to introduce you to other members.
East Lake, the Club’s new 125-acre neighborhood, hosts a 4-mile community walking trail with two timber bridges, creating an additional recreational spot for members. Over 300 evergreen and shade trees enhance this special landscape and undisturbed wetland area. Both Watson Lake and Lake Dornoch provide a quiet and relaxing experience for kayaking enthusiasts and fishermen alike. Fishermen have an opportunity to catch brim, crappie, largemouth bass and pickerel (jackfish) while kayakers may commune with the extensive list of wildlife that call CCNC home.
There are many children’s programs available to members throughout the year, and especially during those summer months when school is out. A variety of golf, tennis and swim camps, which provide wonderful experiences with our professional staff, are offered throughout the summer.
In addition to summer programs, the Club hosts many family friendly activities and events, such as Junior Snow Ball, Summer Jam, Pumpkin Carving & Costume Contest, and Santa Brunches.
Phone: (910) 692-1530
1600 Morganton Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374