Today we take you to the Greensboro Country Club (GCC) in the heart of Irving Park. This member-owned, private club was incorporated in 1911 on 58.52 acres of land that belonged to A.M. Scales. The original goal of the club was to promote outdoor games, exercise, and healthful sports. Since the beginning, playing golf has been a major pastime for the members. The above clubhouse was built to replace the one destroyed by fire in 1920. Over the years, GCC has expanded in acreage and membership. Through a merger, the Carlson Farms course in northwest Greensboro became a part of GCC in 1969.
Since we have been featuring a Wednesday series on the People of Greensboro, it seems fitting to share a country club in which numerous, prominent citizens of Greensboro are members. Many deals have been negotiated and agreed upon with a handshake over a round of golf in this beautiful facility. As lovely as the weather has been lately, the fairways and greens at GCC have been busy. We even saw a few junior golfers trying out their new clubs yesterday! Sunny winter days in Greensboro are delightful.... on and off the golf course!
Golf in Greensboro and The Greensboro Country Club have interesting histories. Read more here.