Established in 1948, Raleigh Country Club boasts the last course for Tradition and Future designed by legendary Donald Ross.
The course has remained true to the original standards, as described by the Donald Ross Society, of making each hole present a different problem, making every stroke count, and taking full advantage of terrain while wasting no ground. The course opened for play in July of 1949, with Hall of Fame member Sam Snead playing an exhibition tournament. Ellis Maples became the club’s first Director of Golf and Arnold Palmer played numerous rounds as a collegian during his early years. Raleigh Country Club has been host to numerous professional and major national amateur events.
Located inside the beltline and only few minutes from downtown Raleigh, our Club is a vital part of professional life in the City of Oaks. Having evolved considerably in recent years, the Club remains as a milestone in golf history as well as a cornerstone in the careers of the city's most distinguished achievers. Our philosophy is to promote real golf for the true golfer within a service-oriented country club environment. Raleigh Country Club is dedicated to maintaining a challenging and competitive golf setting, in addition to providing premium dining and recreation opportunities for its membership. New members soon find themselves among a diverse group of men and women actively involved in local, national, and international affairs.