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Celebrating 55 Years of Building Relationships & Enriching Lives
Built from a humble beginning of one club in Dallas, ClubCorp has grown from a pioneer in private clubs to a membership organization serving more than 350,000 people.
ClubCorp is founded by Robert H. Dedman Sr. on November 11, and construction begins on Brookhaven Country Club in the Farmers Branch suburb of Dallas. Brookhaven is the first in what will become a collection of more than 150 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs operating in 24 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries.
The Lancers Club, ClubCorp’s first business club, opens at the top of the LTV Tower in downtown Dallas. The mission of the Club is to provide fine quality food and first-class service for Members seeking to entertain family, friends and business associates.
The University Club of Jacksonville, FL, ClubCorp’s first business and sports club, is built to answer the growing interest in fitness and health by combining a state-of-the-art athletic facility with the ambience and personalized service of a city club.
ClubCorp acquires the legendary Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH.
Private Clubs magazine is launched as a vehicle for communicating with Members and reflecting Members' interests and experiences.
ClubCorp offers the first Gold program, providing golf and dining benefits with access to a worldwide network – a distinguishing benefit of the ClubCorp model. Business and sports clubs are repositioned as “the office away from the office,” establishing a worldwide network of business and business-sports clubs for Members.
ClubCorp opens Bear’s Best Las Vegas, a unique, daily fee golf course concept featuring hole replications of designs by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. The course is the first such project resulting from a 1998 joint venture agreement between ClubCorp and the Nicklaus companies to develop properties together.
Supporting a commitment to managing family-friendly clubs, ClubCorp and The Clubs of Kingwood, in Houston, introduce one of the first family-friendly golf course including kids’ golf programs, kid golf cars and four-seater family golf cars. KSL Capital Partners, LLC, purchases ClubCorp and its portfolio of clubs and resorts.
ClubCorp holds its inaugural Charity Classic golf and dining event, raising in excess of $1.6 million for MDA’s Augie’s Quest and the Employee Partners Care Foundation. Golf Digest names the courses at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, and Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, in its biennial ranking of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses.”
ClubCorp acquires Seville Golf & Country Club in Gilbert, Arizona.
ClubCorp launches the Dallas-Fort Worth Young Executive Membership, providing young executives and their families an unprecedented level of access to a network of 10 private clubs across the DFW Metroplex. Mission Hills Country Club, in Rancho Mirage, CA, is recognized as the nation’s finest tennis facility within the USTA’s inaugural Featured Facility Award.
ClubCorp acquires The Country Club of the South in Georgia. The Country Club of the South, with its signature Jack Nicklaus course, further expands the ClubCorp portfolio in the greater Atlanta market. Eric Affeldt, president and CEO of ClubCorp, ranks No. 1 on the Golf Inc. “Most Powerful People in Golf” list.
Today, ClubCorp is one of the world’s largest owners and managers of private golf, country, business, sports and alumni clubs in North America.