Each room in the Anderson Country Club has a story. A rich history of friendships starting, blooming, and lasting, parties to celebrate any and every occasion, and dances providing a chance to shake off the busyness and troubles of life. This is a place where you will make new and rekindle old friendships that will last a lifetime.
The Anderson Country Club continues to be a bright spot, for our members, in the small city of Anderson, Indiana.
With many different membership options from which to choose, you and your family can experience a quality of life experience like no other, here in Anderson, Indiana. No other facility in Anderson offers the combination of fine dining, 18 hole championship golf course, banquet and event amenities, Jr. Olympic size pool with pool-side grill and bar, and service that makes you feel like the only person in the room.
But we don’t just want to tell you what the Anderson Country Club is like. We want you to experience it for yourself. Spend a day with us and enjoy a delicious meal, relax in the pool, play a round of golf, and socialize with friends. Tour our facility and learn about all the great benefits and amenities that are just waiting for you.
The year, 1902, had its share of memorable events. Teddy Roosevelt settled into the White House. The Wright Brothers successfully flew their glider 600 feet above Kitty Hawk, N.C. the Michigan Wolverines played in – and won – the first postseason bowl game in history. The song on everyone’s mind was “Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home.” And in Anderson, Ind., a group of residents gathered at the Doxey House hotel on a Sunday afternoon in May to lay plans for what would become a community tradition. As the Anderson Morning Herald promised, “Anderson will have a country club before another month passes…”
The idea of creating a golf club in Anderson originated two years earlier when five college students (Lew Fadley, George Forrey Jr., Herbert McMahan, Mark Ryan, and Chase Williams) used their ingenuity to turn a stretch of historic ground into a four-hole course. The land had served as a training camp during the Civil War, but more important to the young golfers on a budget, it belonged to George Forrey Sr., father of one of the boys. Using sickles, the friends cleared a portion of pasture, sunk cans in the greens for cups and left all maintenance to the grazing cows.
“I’m a country club man,” the senior Forrey assured the group assembled at the Doxey that Sunday afternoon. The notion of having a golf facility adjoin his farm was appealing, especially the kind of facility that the newspaper described in its Page 1 article: “There will be hammocks…in the grove and on the large veranda…A dance hall will be in the club house, and summer dances will occur every few nights.”