Our HISTORY

Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the Triangle!

Croasdaile Country Club is proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary our rich history that stems from one family's commitment to the community. The club was established in 1966 by Drs. Frances & Herbert Fox on farmland inherited from Frances Fox's father, John Sprunt Hill, a prominent Durham financier and community leader. They developed a neighborhood that offered beautiful homes, a professionally designed, championship golf course, tennis and swimming facilities. An elegant clubhouse was built as the focal point of the community where neighbors and friends could gather to enjoy a relaxed and gracious atmosphere.

The name "Croasdaile" was derived from one of Hill's trips to Ireland where he met an Irish family with the name Croasdaile and later chose the name for one of his dairy farms.

                            

 The Croasdaile Golf Course has a storied history. It was designed in 1966 by renowned architect George W. Cobb and redesigned in 2002 by his former associate, award-winning golf course architect, John LaFoy. LaFoy is responsible for some of the most notable courses in the South and assisted in the redesign of Augusta National Golf Course.


             


Member Spotlight

Croasdaile Country Club has seen many impressive impressive events and interesting personalities as members during its first 50 years.

Croasdaile member Maureen Orcutt was one of the world's best amateur golfers, winning more than 65 major championships in her lifetime, including the U.S. Golf Association Championship, the Eastern Women's Amateur and the Senior Women's Amateur. She later became one of the first female sportswriters for a major newspaper. For more information on Maureen Orcutt click here.




Although Croasdaile has seen generations come and go, there are many families who have been members since the club's inception and continue to share in the commitment to this community.

     

Enjoy our Gallery of exciting photos from our History. 

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