On March, 21, 1946, corporate papers were filed at the Pike County Court House forming Troy Country Club of Troy, Alabama. The purpose of the club was to promote social intercourse among its members, to prepare and maintain a golf course, and to promote all other purposes commonly or generally indulged in by a country club.
Corporate papers were filed at 9:30 a.m. on March 25, 1946. Mr. Pete Scarborough witnessed the officer’s signatures and Hon. Alex Brantley; Probate Judge of Pike County accepted the documents.
The original members of the Troy Country Club, Inc. as of August 29, 1940, were the officers and board members mentioned above plus the following: Ms. Sarah Margaret Giddens, Mr. James Wood, Mr. J.O. “Tip” Colley, Jr., Mr. Adolf Rosenburg, Mr. Sigmond Rosenburg, Mr. Pete C. Black, Mr. Carroll Lawrence. The club did not issue shares of stock.
Only nine holes existed until the early ‘60’s. The first nine were the current numbers 1, 16, 17, 18, 10, 11, 7, 8, & 9 holes. The holes were renumbered September 26, 1998, and will be known as holes 10, 7, 8, 9, 1, 2, 16, 17, and 18.
The original clubhouse was started in 1946 and was completed in the fall of 1947. We moved into the clubhouse on Labor Day 1998. The clubhouse was designed to feature a view of the golf course with its expansive windows. The 19th hole faced the 18th green and offered golfers a chance to relax and socialize after a round of golf. A large dining room provided the members opportunities to host special events. Other additions were a new pool and kitchen area.
2001 brought along several changes at the club. We added carts paths, an addition to the maintained barn and the planting of trees that were damaged during hurricane Opal.
Exciting things happened at the club in 2005. The club signed an agreement for brand new carts with bag covers and windshields. A membership drive was introduced with new membership categories such as a legacy, out of state, revisions to out of county and social memberships.
The club is now celebrating over 60 years of fun and fellowship and continues to expand! Many good times have been had at Troy Country Club over the past sixty years; several generations will attest. For those of us who were fortunate to grow up at TCC, the memories will last a lifetime. For those of you who will enjoy the new Troy Country Club, may you build new memories?
Reference: As of February 3, 2006
W.D. Sanford, Jr., President Troy Country Club, 1998
1940 Articles of Incorporation, Pike County Courthouse
1946 Articles of Incorporation, Pike County Courthouse
Minutes of Troy Country Club Board of Directors