How it All Started

In 1915, a group of Columbians got together with one goal in mind: to plan and build the first country club in town. All were in agreement that this city needed a place that  offered a unique golfing experience, along with a variety of amenities, that catered to the individual and families alike. From this vision came the creation of Columbia Country Club, and in 1921, the Club’s original nine holes of golf were designed by J.M. Watson.

In the 1940s Columbia Country Club proved its appeal and cemented itself as the premier course in mid-Missouri by hosting two legendary PGA professionals Ben Hogan and Sam Snead, who conducted playing exhibitions on its hallowed grounds.

In 1987, sixty-six years after first opening its doors, the back nine was designed by Larry Packard and added to the property, which transformed CCC into a 6,436 yard, par 71 championship golf course that captivated both serious and novice golfers alike. Just two years after expanding, the Columbia Tribune ranked six of CCC’s 18 holes as Top Golf Holes in the area.

In 2012 world-renowned golf course design firm Hurdzan/Fry was awarded the task of a complete course redesign. The philosophy was to create a visually stunning layout that rewarded great golf shots and offered playability for golfers of all skill levels. The result was a masterful golf course with breathtaking views at every turn, an emphasis on the Hinkson and its tributaries, a magnificent waterfall and an overall agronomical marvel: tour-quality golf, championship  shot-making, player-friendly layout, aesthetically pleasing – the ultimate golfing experience.

Today, the Club is still providing a fantastic golfing experience and a variety of amenities for both families and individuals. Other courses and clubs have come and gone, but the original maintains and remains incomparable.