CCNC logo used from 1963-2013
The Founding Vision
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, terrain, and beauty of Pinehurst in the Sandhills region came to be the ideal place. Whether it was day trips for a quick round, weekend getaways or extended vacations, CCNC was a second club for most of the charter members. The founders' vision carries on to this day, as over half of the CCNC membership are North Carolina or National members.
CCNC logo 2014-present
A Traditional Golf Club with Modern Country Club Amenities
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, 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.
A National Club with a Residential Community
Whether it's a full-time residence inside the gates or around Pinehurst, a second home, or a weekend escape from the populated North Carolina cities, the CCNC lifestyle is enjoyed by in many ways. The club realized early on the need for housing on property for out-of-town members, leading to the creation of the club's rental cottage program. A popular offering for North Carolina and National members, the rental cottages are 25 unique homes on property available for rent by members or sponsored guests when they visit the club and Pinehurst area.
Commitment to the EnvironmentAs stated in the club's Guiding Principles, "The Club acts ethically and responsibly in its care of the environment within its boundary". A large part of that commitment is shown through our relationship with Audubon International. Achieved and maintained since 2003, CCNC has two of only three Pinehurst area courses that are certified members of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf. The ACSP is an award-winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect the environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. See the ACSP for Golf fact sheet for full details of the program. As part of the program, an extensive Bird Catalog has been created to document and highlight the many birds sighted on CCNC grounds.
CCNC Magazine - A Classic Reborn
Following the recent Dogwood course remodel and other club upgrades, the CCNC magazine was created to discuss the remodel along with other topics including the Cardinal course, our culinary program, and a history of CCNC founding and heritage. The publication can be viewed here.