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Welcome to The Cleghorn Club (formerly Cleghorn Golf & Sports Club), one of the best places to play golf in Western North Carolina. Cleghorn is more than 18 holes of golf, it is an experience you will not soon forget. The views, the George Cobb design (famous works include Quail Hollow Club and Par 3 at Augusta National), and the great playing conditions will give you four hours of solid enjoyment. Your best round at Cleghorn will have nothing to do with your score. It will be about the challenge you face on every tee box and how you handle the 18 adventures in front of you.

Our History

In 1764, land was granted to John McDowell from the Crown Governor of the Colony of NC. Mr. McDowell grew wheat, cotton and corn on his plantation. In 1775, the plantation was purchased by William Cleghorn, thus Cleghorn’s namesake! In 1837, the Manor House was built, the house survives to this day!

Cleghorn Plantation was passed down over the years until 1972 when it was transformed into Cleghorn Plantation Golf and Country Club by famous golf course designer George Cobb. Mr. Cobb has designed well over 100 golf courses, most famously the Augusta Par 3 Course and Quail Hollow in Charlotte, NC.


The Cleghorn Club at Tryon Resort has been acclaimed by the PGA as one of the best courses in North Carolina.

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Golf Digest has also listed Cleghorn in their “Best Places to Play” and we have been voted “The #1 Golf Course in Rutherford County” multiple times by readers of the Rutherford Daily Courier newspaper. Cleghorn continues to strive for greatness with one goal in mind: to offer the best golf experience possible.

Cleghorn is located in the middle of nowhere, but in the center of everything. Just one hour west of Charlotte, fourty minutes from Asheville, and Greenville/Spartanburg, SC off Highway 74. Nearby attractions like the new Tryon International Equestrian Center, world famous Lake Lure where “Dirty Dancing” and “Last of of the Mohicans” were filmed, and the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, all just minutes from Cleghorn.

Whether you have a group of friends or you are looking for that special place to host your next corporate outing, we invite you to come to Cleghorn and play one of the most challenging and enjoyable golf courses anywhere. Give us a call at 828.286.9117 for more information and reservations.

183 Golf Circle, Rutherfordton, NC 28139 | Reservations: 828.286.9117|