Tryon Country Club added to National Register

Published 4:11pm Friday, February 22, 2013

The formation of the Tryon Golf Club was a community project with the town donating men and machinery to complete the project. Burt Leonard supervised the construction of the golf course. The clubhouse is a one-story Rustic Revival-style log building erected in 1922 and the one-story board and batten pro shop and storage building were completed by 1958.

Actor David Niven, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, Lady Astor and Sam Snead are only a few of the notables who have played golf at Tryon Country Club in the past.

Celebration festivities, which will include not only the club membership, but residents of Polk and neighboring counties, public officials – both local and state, and prominent visitors, are currently being planned and will be announced at a later time.

Tryon County Club is one of 21 properties located in Polk County listed on the National Register.  The club is located at 393 Country Club Road, just northeast of the town limits of Tryon.

– article submitted by Joy Gardner

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