TEE TIME: Tryon turns 100

Celebrating a 100-year anniversary is an accomplishment for any entity, even more so for a country club described as “nestled in a picturesque valley away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.”

Such a place sounds like it is out of a travel magazine in some faraway destination.

In fact, that place is the Tryon Country Club located right in our backyard in Polk County, and it celebrated its 100-year anniversary earlier this month.

In 2010, club members Jane Templeton and Clay Griffith prepared an application to the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office to get the Tryon Country Club’s golf course and clubhouse placed on the list of the National Register of Historic Places. Their application was subsequently approved in 2013, joining just a handful of other historic golf courses across the state.

Adding to the uniqueness of the club is the fact that secondary sources attribute the course design to preeminent golf course, architect Donald Ross.

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(Blue Ridge Now, 5/15/2016)