It was 1900, the turn of the century, and prominent families from Evansville and surrounding counties would travel the Evansville-Vincennes “Traction”, an electric-powered cable car, to a private lake beside Pigeon Creek. Originally a fishing and dining club, The Country Club as it was known, began that year with 101 members. In 1908, vandals destroyed the lake and the members reorganized as “The Evansville Country Club” and decided that golf was the recreation of choice. Soon after, the front nine holes of the golf course were completed. The addition of the back nine in 1927 secured the Club’s position as the premier recreation and gathering place for golf enthusiasts.
Celebrating its 100-year anniversary in 2000, the Evansville Country Club offers its nearly 700-member families some of the finest golf, dining, swimming and social activities available in the Tri-State area. The exceptional golf course and amenities have been one of the main attractions for the Championship Round of the Evansville Men’s City Golf Tournament each year which showcases the city’s finest male golfers since 1930.
In 2007 a state-of-the-art Family Aquatic Center was added that is perfect for summer fun! Home to ECC’s championship swim team, this facility provides a resort-quality swimming pool to our members, several water play features, family changing and bathhouses and an al fresco dining area that is unique to this entire area! In its effort to maintain a “Vision for the Future”, the Club recently added a new outdoor dining area with fire pits called The Terrace, just off the main dining room.
The commitment to improvements and excellence coupled with the knowledge and hard work of the entire staff have made the country club a showplace admired not only by its members but by the community at large. The dramatic improvements to Evansville’s municipal golf courses and swimming pools were prompted by the standards set right here at the Evansville Country Club.
Over 100 years strong, the Evansville Country Club remains a peaceful and quiet refuge where our member and their guest may gather, relax and find a wonderful place to socialize with old and new friends, family, and business associates. It truly has a “Tradition of Excellence with a Vision for the Future”.
For additional information, please contact:
Evansville Country Club
3810 Stringtown Road
Evansville IN 47711