PineCrest Country Club a convenient hidden treasure is hidden less than one mile off I-95 in Lumberton, North Carolina is a "classic" golf course with an interesting history. In 1929, Henry Osborne Lee purchased land for a golf course. He and another local resident J.W. Spruill, a civic engineer,laid out a primitive nine hole golf course. In 1932 the " Great Depression" hit and Mr. Lee was unable to pay his mortgage. The first golf course in Robeson County closed. In 1935 this same land was leased to the town of Lumberton and through unbelievable coincidence a young Dick Wilson (yes, the same Dick Wilson that would later design the Blue Monster at Doral) was visiting Lumberton residents Pete Sundy and his sister. Daisy Sundy Meehan. The Sundys had migrated to Lumberton form Delray Beach, Florida, Dick Wilson's home town. Mr. Wilson aspired to become a golf course designer and participated in the design and construction of a new original nine holes that remain basically intact today. These holes are numbers 1,2,3,8,9,10,11,17,and 18. It is believed that these are the first 9 holes ever designed by Dick Wilson. In 1946 the town of Lumberton desired to expand their golf course to eighteen holes. This expansion project was led by Mr. Johnny Johnson, a pharmacist who owned a drug store in Lumberton. Mr Johnson was a passionate player who made it to the finals of the North-South Amateur in the 1938. On his many trips to Pinehurst, NC, Mr Johnson enlisted the help of Donald Ross to design the new nine holes at Lumberton Golf Course. Mr. Ross also had suggestions for the Dick Wilson nine holes, but because of money was tight, his ideas were restricted to the new nine holes. The holes that are today numbers 5,6,7,12,13,14,15,and 16 were finally opened in 1955. In 1958 Lumberton Golf Course wa sold to a non-profit corporation named Robeson Recreational and Charitable Foundation. In 1962 an agreement was reached where the golf course merged with a private clubhouse that had been built adjacent to the golf course in 1949. The new name of the clubhouse and golf course was PineCrest Country Club. PineCrest County Club has hosted three state championships since its completion: the 1958 North Carolina Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament, the 2002 CGA North Carolina Junior Championship, and the 2010 North Carolina Senior Women's Golf Association Championship. PineCrest also was a 1999 United States Amateur Qualifying site where qualifiers went straight from PineCrest to Pebble Beach for the Centennial US Amateur. Today, PineCrest Country Club is for the golfer who is looking for challenging uncrowded golf in a relaxed atmosphere. Drop in for a quick eighteen. We are two minutes west of I-95 off Exit 17 on highway 711 in Lumberton. PGA Professional, Dwight Gane and staff welcome and look forward to serving you. Chris Jackson, Golf Course Superintendent and staff promise smooth greens, lush fairways and a course in excellent condition. Facilities include a fully stocked golf shop, clubhouse with snack bar, driving range, practice putting green and a 6578 yard par 72 championship golf course. Starting times and proper golf attire are required. Rates are very reasonable; call (910) 738-6541 for tee times.