History & Facts

Celebrating More Than 60 Years of Building Relationships & Enriching Lives

Year established


Number of Employee Partners

Approximately 20,000 peak-season Employee Partners

Number of clubs and resorts



More than 430,000*


Social clubs 24
Social and sports clubs  10
Stadium clubs  6
Country clubs 146    
Semi-private and public golf clubs  19

Golf facts*

Number of holes of golf 3,753
18-hole golf course equivalents 209

Tennis facts*

Number of tennis courts 955

Nationally recognized properties

  • Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio
  • Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage, California
  • The Woodlands Country Club, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Capital Club Beijing
  • The Metropolitan, Chicago, Illinois

*Information current as of July 22, 2020

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  • 1957

    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 200 golf and country clubs, business clubs, sports clubs and alumni clubs operating in 28 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries.

  • 1966

    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.

  • 1968

    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.

  • 1981

    ClubCorp acquires the legendary Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH. Firestone Country Club was established in 1929 by Harvey Firestone and hosts the World Golf Championships – NEC Invitational (known today as the Bridgestone Invitational).

  • 1986

    Private Clubs magazine is launched as a vehicle for communicating with Members and reflecting Members' interests and experiences.

  • 1994

    ClubCorp develops and opens Capital Club in Beijing; and the U.S. Senior Open is conducted at Pinehurst in July.

  • 1996

    ClubCorp develops and opens Tower Club in Singapore.

  • 1998

  • 1999

    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 purchases 16 golf and country clubs from Cobblestone Golf Group, and hosts one of the most successful U.S. Open Championships in history at Pinehurst.

  • 2002

    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.

  • 2005

    ClubCorp hosts the U.S. Open at Pinehurst; and University of Massachusetts Club opens.

  • 2006

    Supporting a commitment to managing family-friendly clubs, ClubCorp and The Clubs of Kingwood, in Houston, introduce one of the first family-friendly golf courses including kids’ golf programs, kid golf cars and four-seater family golf cars. KSL acquires ClubCorp.

  • 2007

    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.

  • 2008

    ClubCorp acquires Seville Golf & Country Club in Gilbert, Arizona.

  • 2009

    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.

  • 2010

    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. Also in Atlanta, the historic Commerce Club aligns with the One Ninety One Club to form the new renovated and expanded Commerce Club. ClubCorp develops and opens The Texas Tech Club in Lubbock, Texas. Eric Affeldt, president and CEO of ClubCorp, ranks No. 1 on the Golf Inc. “Most Powerful People in Golf” list.

  • 2012

    ClubCorp adds Mission Hills Golf Club & Resort in China to its network of properties in its reciprocal access program, expands its club management portfolio with LPGA International and Hollytree Country Club, and acquires Hartefeld National. The iconic Houston Club joins forces with Downtown Clubs of Houston’s Plaza location to form the new Houston Club in a new, renovated location at One Shell Plaza.

  • 2013

    ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. becomes a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MYCC). ClubCorp expands in Oklahoma (Oak Tree Country Club), New Jersey (Cherry Valley Country Club) and Virginia (Chantilly National Golf and Country Club).

  • 2014

    ClubCorp acquires Prestonwood Country Club (rebranded as The Clubs of Prestonwood) in Texas, TPC Piper Glen in North Carolina, TPC Michigan and Oro Valley Country Club in Arizona.

    ClubCorp opens the Baylor Club in Waco, Texas.

    Eric Affeldt ranked No. 1 on Golf Inc. magazine’s 2014 “Most Powerful People in Golf” list.

    ClubCorp acquires Sequoia Golf with its portfolio of 50 owned and operated clubs, including the Canongate collection and The Woodlands Country Club.

  • 2015

    ClubCorp adds two country clubs in Chicago with the acquisition of Ravinia Green Country Club and Rolling Green Country Club.

    ClubCorp completes acquisition of multi-club portfolio including Bermuda Run Country Club just west of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Brookfield Country Club outside of Atlanta, Georgia; Firethorne Country Club near Charlotte, North Carolina; Ford’s Colony Country Club in Williamsburg, Virginia; Temple Hills Country Club outside of Nashville, Tennessee; and Legacy Golf Club near Tampa, Florida (later divested).

    Eric Affeldt tops Golf Inc.’s 2015 “Most Powerful” list for second year in a row.

    ClubCorp acquires Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego, California.

  • 2016

    ClubCorp expands in Jacksonville, Florida with acquisition of Marsh Creek Country Club; acquires Santa Rosa Golf & Country Club in Sonoma County, California and Heritage Golf Club near Columbus, Ohio; and announces deal to manage the China-US SkyClub in NY One World Trade Center.

  • 2017

    ClubCorp celebrates the 60-year anniversary of its founding and expands into two new states with the acquisition of Eagle's Nest Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland and Norbeck Country Club in Rockville, MD, and Medina Golf & Country Club in Medina, Minnesota. ClubCorp also purchases North Hills Country Club in North Hills, Pennsylvania and Oakhurst Golf & Country Club in Clarkson, Michigan. ClubCorp is acquired by certain investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management. Eric Affeldt retires as CEO.

  • 2018

    ClubCorp opens its newest private club concept, The Collective, a high-impact urban club for the mind, body and soul, and continues to drive the golf experience forward by teaming with Full Swing, the leader in sports simulator technology, to provide year-round golf entertainment at six select clubs, and the opening of the new Drive Zone, a new interactive range and outdoor lounge featuring Toptracer Range by Topgolf. ClubCorp acquires The Ridge Club in Sandwich, MA and Brookstone Golf & Country Club in Acworth, GA. Mark Burnett, President and COO, transitions out and David Pillsbury transitions in as the new CEO. ClubCorp announces the introduction of ClubLife Management, a comprehensive management services division for private clubs, destination resorts and premier daily-fee golf courses; and purchases a controlling interest in BigShots Golf, a cutting-edge golf and entertainment company powered by BigShots Golf proprietary technology.

  • 2019

    ClubCorp acquires TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, TX. In addition, seven premier lifestyle golf clubs were acquired from Toll Golf, the golf and country club division of Toll Brothers, Inc. including Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA; Dominion Valley Country Club and Regency at Dominion Valley in Haymarket, VA; Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC; Hasentree in Wake Forest, NC; Jupiter Country Club in Jupiter, FL; and Oak Creek Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, MD.