Pine Knolls Country Club first opened for play in 1923. The course was designed by Warren Dickinson.
The K-G & C Club, a corporation, entered into a lease for the present site of the club known then as the Mathews nursery. This lease was effective as of March 1, 1922 and to run for 10 years with an option to buy said premises on or before March 1, 1932 for the sum of $15,000.00.
The club, upon taking possession of the property, engaged Warren Dickinson to draw up plans for the 9 hole golf course. The year of 1922 was and active one, the golf course, fairways and greens were built with men, teams of horses , slip scrapers and dynamite, the latter used to blow out trees, our lease provided that no live evergreen could be damaged. Fairways were seeded and greens were sown, however, the season was over that year before we could play the course. 1923 saw the opening of the club.
Each tee was provided with a sand box and a bucket of water. You made a tee from the moist sand. There were no wooden tees at that time. All golf clubs were hickory shafted.
The golf course at Pine Knolls Country Club plays to a 9-hole par-35 and maximum 9-hole distance of 2,853 yards. The course rating is 32.8 with a slope rating of 115.
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