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Evergreen Country Club History


Founded in 1968, Evergreen Country Club is proud of its history, those who believed in the plan for a private, member-owned country club in western Prince William County. Many accomplishments have been made since Mr. John Norman and others sought to make Evergreen Country Club a reality back in 1968. Below are a few excerpts from past publications. We welcome you to learn a little about our history and take pride in where we are today.

Background

The need for a private country club in this section of Northern Virginia has been recognized for years. Recently the opportunity to organize and develop such a facility became available when Evergreen Farm was purchased by Evergreen Farm Development Corporation. This corporation, formed by forty local business and professional men and women, pur­chased· Evergreen Farm with the specific idea of making a portion of the property available for club development. With this ideal site available, a small group of Manassas residents, interested in forming a country club for the area, began meeting and making studies early in the year. Many hours have been spent by this group studying the feasibility of such a project. The results of this group's study indicate that a private country club is needed in the area, the community can support such a facility, and the site available is ideal for development into a country club. After considering many types of organiza­tions, it was decided that a member-owned, non-profit stock corporation was the best type of structure to use in bringing a country club into being.

EVERGREEN COUNTRY CLUB, INC. was chartered and organized by a group of business pro­fessionals interested in the development of a non­profit, private, family-type club of outstanding character and fa­cilities. Every effort was made to make Evergreen Country Club one of the great clubs in the country and one in which all members can take pride in both membership and ownership. Fa­cilities for golfing, swimming, tennis and social activities are provided for the pleasure and recreation of the club members and their guests.

IDEALLY LOCATED IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA

The club site is located at the foot of the Bull Run Mount­ains, a short distance off Route 15 and near the town of Haymar­ket, Virginia. Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas, Middleburg, The Plains, and Warrenton are all within a few minutes drive of the club site.  I-66 provides quick and easy access of little more than half an hour's drive to Arlington and Washington D. C. residents. Indeed, it would be hard to find a location more convenient to so many Northern Virginia resi­dents. Not only is the site ideally located, but the setting and the topography of the ground lend themselves to the establishment of a truly magnificent golf course and country club layout. The background of the Bull Run Mountains, coupled with the gently rolling terrain, open fields, and woodland, combine to form an ideal setting for a club.

UTILIZATION OF LAND, HISTORIC MANOR HOUSE

Approximately 250 acres were carved out of the heart of the 600 acre Evergreen Farm and utilized for the development of the club. Situated near the center of this acreage is the stately manor house built in 1827 and extensively enlarged and modernized in 1940.  Today's cost would prohibit the duplication of this truly beautiful home that features high ceilings, beautiful woodwork and spacious-sized rooms. 

CLUB ORGANIZATION

Looking forward to celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2018, today, Evergreen Country Club, is owned and operated by a partnership of local businessmen. The Club is organized for the purpose of operating a private club, fiscally responsible business, that exists for the pleasure and recreation of its members, their families and guests.  All manner of social, athletic, sporting, recreational, and entertainment facilities, programs and events to which the grounds and facilities of the club may be adapted are approved by the ownership of the Club.

The General Manager, with approval of the Owners, is responsible for the supervision of all club activities; included the approval of membership programs, acceptance of new members, club operations, and fiscal management.