Country Club of North Carolina

Rental Cottage Program
The Country Club of North Carolina’s Rental Cottage Program is available to members and their guests during visits to the Club. The fully equipped homes have from 3 to 5 bedrooms with private baths and provide space and comfort to accommodate a short weekend stay up to a week-long vacation. Our full-time accommodations staff handles it all; from booking, check in/out, and housekeeping. Sponsored guests using the homes are also afforded the privilege of using other Club amenities including golf, tennis, pool and dining facilities.

Our beautiful Racquet Sports facility features 8 Har-Tru Tennis courts, 4 Pickleball courts, and a Pro Shop 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 and newly built Pickleball courts. The active racquets programs include regular play, leagues, events and instruction for members of all ages and skill levels.

Exquisite Dining
Whether it’s lunch with a friend on the Clubhouse Terrace overlooking Watson Lake, beverages with your playing partners following a round, 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 Bistro, Firepit Terrace and Lounge offer cocktails and casual fare, the bar offers a tapas menu, while the Watson Dining Room provides a more formal setting. Lighter fare and additional bar area also available at the Dornoch Grille (including breakfast), the Cardinal Halfway House, and poolside at the pool cafe. In 2020, CCNC completed a renovation that included updates and enhancements to much of the dining areas of the clubhouse. These include the casual dining, casual bar, outdoor dining terrace, and member lounge along with several new private dining rooms and a new ladies locker room and lounge. A new amenity to come through the renovation is the addition of 75 wine lockers and the kickoff of the CCNC Wine Society program.

Memorable Gatherings
Known in its early days for large ballroom dances, the CCNC calendar of today remains filled with parties, holiday gatherings and special events both large and small. Whether it’s intimate dining on New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day, the fine dining of a 5-course wine dinner, a family feast on Easter, Mother’s Day, and Thanksgiving, or outdoor summer parties on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day, CCNC has something for everyone with over 30 social events throughout the year.

Fitness Center
Opened in 2017, the CCNC Fitness Center houses a variety of fitness equipment for all ages and abilities. The center is located in the lower level of the 5,400 square foot Racquets 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.

Splashing Around
With its hilltop setting and spectacular view of Watson Lake, the swimming pool, with cafe, activity center and playground, 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. A youth swim team, family and adult-only parties, and an end-of-season "pooch plunge" are just a few of the pool complex activities held each year.

Fishing and Summertime Fun on the Water
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, northern largemouth bass, hybrid striped bass, non-breeding carp and pickerel (jackfish) while kayakers may commune with the extensive list of wildlife that call CCNC home.

Scenic Nature Trails
While the CCNC community is home to 22 miles of scenic roads to walk or bike, an even more peaceful setting can be found on a four-mile-long walking trail through the club’s East Lake neighborhood.  As a certified member of the Audubon Sanctuary Program for Golf since 2003, CCNC is committed to the preservation of our natural areas and habitats within the community.