Established in 1916, Tryon Country Club is one of the oldest private golf clubs in North Carolina. The club is essentially a nine hole golfing club where members walk or ride, play nine or 18, and hardly ever wait at the tee any day of the week.
The golf course was designed by the distinguished Donald Ross in the early 1920s. Nine holes play to 18 by virtue of one extra tee, one extra green and variations of tee placements.
It’s a challenging par 72 for men and 75 for women. The USGA rating is 70.5, 127 for men and 71.1, 125 for women.
Tryon Country Club is member-owned and member-run, administered by a resident PGA club professional and maintained by a capbale greens staff. Officers and three members of a nine-member board are elected each year.
The club is financially sound, free of debt and very well-maintained by the income of nominal initiation fees and annual dues. Professional maintenance of the course is augmented by the generous volunteer labor of members in flowering plantings that abound.
Facilities include the golf course, a driving range, chipping and putting practice greens, the full-size swimming pool, the clubhouse, locker rooms and the pro shop, all available to members and guests. PGA instruction is available from our club professional.
While the beauty of the club grounds and surrounding mountains is evident at first sight, it is the friendly generous mixture of golf and club social activity that welcomes all members.
The course is open all day every day. However, during the summer season, Monday mornings are reserved for play by members of the Tryon Men’s Golf Association. Likewise, Tuesday mornings are reserved for the Tryon Women’s Golf Association. Both groups are made up of club members who benefit by getting to know one another in the warm and friendly atmosphere of weekly organized golf played in a variety of competitive formats.
Annual tournaments and events are held for men, women and juniors each year, including club championships, member-guest, twilight golf and more. Beginner and junior instructional golf programs are available year-round.
The club’s rustic clubhouse, overlooking the incoming sixth and ninth greens and a full-sized swimming pool, is the center of abundant social activity that includes bridge for women, swimming for adults and children alike and club member picnics on Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day.