Eugene Country Club, organized in 1899, is the second oldest country club in the State, antedated only by Waverley of Portland. In 1912, the club was incorporated and acquired its first clubhouse on South Willamette Street.
In 1923, the Young-Ford-McAllister properties were purchased and Chandler Egan, one of the nation's greatest tournament golfers, was engaged to lay out a new 18-hole golf course. Over the years this course with its natural setting among tall firs and other scenic wonderments developed a reputation as one of the finest golf courses on the Pacific Coast.
During the past years, improvements at Eugene Country Club have further enhanced membership enjoyment of the facilities. Golfing on the new Robert Trent Jones course was made more challenging and enjoyable by the large spacious greens, the addition of a new lake and waterways, and the sparkling white bunkers. The deep, lush grass of the course continued to be maintained in the highest standard by a completely automatic sprinkling system installed during the course remodeling.
During 1968 the men's locker room was remodeled and provided finer locker room facilities, sauna bath, and a larger card room with club storage beneath. The golf shop has been moved to the new number one tee that made its location more convenient to practice driving range, putting greens, clubhouse, and number one and number ten tees, and provided a beautiful new display area.
In 1990, a major remodeling was completed, by building a new swimming pool facility complete with snack bar and locker rooms adjacent to the tennis courts. The main dining room was relocated to the north end of the building overlooking the ninth green. Three separate rooms, namely a Board Room, Meeting Room and Green View Room were created, as well as a brand new enlarged kitchen facility and a new, larger men's locker room with storage for electric golf carts underneath. By 1993 a new, modern golf course maintenance facility was added.
ECC can be proud of its history and of the many members who brought our club through the years so successfully. This progress has been made possible by hard-working, interested, cooperative and progressive boards of directors and members. This will continue in the years to come under the leadership of new club presidents, boards of directors and members with the help from our very capable staff.
Eugene Country Club continues to reflect pride in our facilities by ever striving towards a friendlier and more active membership.
Eugene Country Club's outstanding 100 years of history has been documented and is available in the book: Eugene Country Club's First Century, 1899-1999.