Club History

Founded in 1927, Cabarrus Country Club is one of the oldest and, more importantly, one of the friendliest country clubs in the South.

Cabarrus Country Club was originally located where Carolinas Medical Center NorthEast and Carolina Mall in Concord currently occupy, moving to its present location and beginning new traditions in 1966. When Cabarrus Country Club was at the original location, due to city lines at the time, it was actually in Kannapolis city limits.
 
In 1964, Cabarrus Country Club exchanged 16.29 acres of land with Cabarrus Memorial Hospital for 300 acres of Clear Springs Farm located on US 29 South in Concord where the club planned to relocate for a new 18-hole championship golf course. The following year, a Shelby developer, D. W. Royster, Jr. approached the Club to purchase the 23.5 acre tract of Club property that bordered US 29 and Country Club Drive, just north of Cabarrus Memorial Hospital. CCC members voted on Tuesday, July 13th, 1965 on whether to sell the land and the sale was announced to the public the following fall on Tuesday, September 21st.

The sale of the 23.5 acres was more than enough to get the new location's 18-hole golf course started. The Club hired George Cobb of Greenville, SC to design the new course. Plans for a new Clubhouse had yet to be made at this time and would come about later. However, construction of a 25 acre lake began only a few weeks following the announcement of the transfer of ownership to fulfill irrigation needs of the golf course.
 
Clear Springs Dairy Farm
Clear Springs Dairy Barn
 
The 300 acres of Clear Springs Farm was obtained by a group of doctors and their friends for the exchange with CCC for enlargememt of the medical facility we now know as CMC NorthEast.
 

An aerial view of the hospital and the country club from 1948. It comes from a cracked negative.
 
By December of 1966, CCC voted to sell an additional 16 acres to D. W. Royster. CCC sold a total of 41 acres to Royster. Royster planned to develop a shopping center which we know today as the Carolina Mall.
 
By 1972, the construction of the shopping center was well on its way at CCC's original location. The original Clubhouse building stood until sometime in the 80's when the hospital launched another expansion.