Charlotte Country Club
Special Note: This property is open on Saturday, May 7 from 1 to 4 pm only. Please, no jeans or shorts; please be respectful and dress accordingly. No cell phones.
Charlotte Country Club’s official charter was filed on February 21, 1910 under the name Mecklenburg Country Club, and was later changed to its current name in 1917. The founders purchased 217 acres and a residence from W. D. Rock for $23,868. Although the house was red brick, it was fondly known as the Rock House. Shortly after the land was purchased, work began on nine holes of golf designed by Fred Laxton, Sr. In 1913, Donald Ross redesigned the first nine holes as well as the second nine that opened in 1915.
In 1931, Aymar Embury, a noted New York architect, was approved for the design of a new clubhouse. On December 11, 1931, approximately one thousand members and guests gathered to open the new facility which included tennis courts, a swimming pool and parking lot. The total cost, including furnishings, was $210,000. The unique and historical features of the clubhouse are still apparent today. The front hallway, affectionately called “Peacock Alley,” displays beautiful panels of hand-painted French wallpaper dating back to the 1800s. Other rooms feature lovely heart of pine paneling, plaster medallions and ribbon, and painted panels depicting antebellum gentlemen playing golf.
Between 2007 and 2009, the clubhouse underwent a massive restoration project. During the process, dozens of cover-ups and temporary fixes were stripped away and specialized craftsmen and artisans were brought in to properly restore the original moldings and millwork, chandeliers, murals, antique furniture and other priceless pieces. No attention to detail was spared. The renovation also incorporated many new features and technologies including state of the art audio/visual equipment, expanded service areas and all new utility systems.
Charlotte Country Club is proud to have a beautifully restored Clubhouse that will be enjoyed by members and neighbors for many years to come.