That is Atlanta's Capital City Club, as described in the charter granted by Fulton Superior Court on May 21, 1883.
"A social organization to promote the pleasure, kind feeling and general culture of its members."
There were sixty-two social and business leaders of the booming little city of Atlanta who organized the Club on April 16, 1883 and petitioned for their charter the following day. Today Atlanta is still booming; the Capital City Club, now among the oldest social organizations in the South, still includes the social and business leaders of the city; and the legal description still fits.
Harry C. Stockdell was the Club's first president. He was succeeded in 1884 by Robert J. Lowry; and then -- in 1885 -- Livingston Mims began the longest term as president, serving, with a two-year interruption, from 1886 through 1906. Subsequent presidents have all served two years or less. The first clubhouse was at 43 Walton Street, then at the southeast corner of Walton and Fairlie. In August 1884, the Club moved into a new establishment at 114 Peachtree Street.. The present downtown Club was dedicated on December 16, 1910.
| CCC's clubhouse at 114 Peachtree Street
The Country Club property was leased in 1913 and purchased in 1915. At that time the golf course was increased from nine to eighteen holes. The present spacious Country Club building was erected in 1928.
Traditionally the center of Atlanta's social activity, the Capital City Club has likewise been the most popular gathering place for the
city's leading business professionals. Here visiting notables, including three presidents of the United States, have been entertained in an atmosphere of Southern hospitality.
|The original lake and clubhouse at
Brookhaven Country Club
From its inception the Capital City Club has sought to represent the best of Atlanta and the South.
Addendum to History
In 1999, 600 acres were purchased by the Club for the planned Crabapple clubhouse and golf course. In October 2001, the 18-hole, Tom Fazio designed golf course was completed. A year later, construction on the clubhouse was finished. Since opening its doors, Crabapple has played host to numerous golf events, including the American Express WGC, the AJGA Canon Cup and the NCAA Southeast Regional.
The Capital City Club has been host to competitive golf for nearly a century. More than 30 city, state, and national level golf tournaments have been held at CCC, including PGA Tour and LPGA Tour events.
In 1916, Bobby Jones won the Georgia State Amateur Championship at the CCC Brookhaven course
In 1945, Byron Nelson won the Atlanta Open at Brookhaven, one of eleven PGA Tour victories in a row, which is still a PGA Tour record.
Gene Dahlbender, Jr., in 1948, won the Southern Amateur at Brookhaven.
In 1953, Louise Suggs, one of the founders of the LPGA Tour, won the Women’s Western Open at Brookhaven.
In recent years, the Georgia State Golf Association held its Super Senior Championship at the Crabapple course and drew its largest ever field for this state event. Crabapple then moved to the international stage hosting the American Junior Golf Association’s 72-hole Rolex Tournament of Championship in June of 2012 with 132 of the world’s best junior golfers. That fall, Crabapple hosted the Ping/Golfweek Preview Tournament featuring 15 of the nation’s top-ranked college teams.
In 2003, the Crabapple course hosted the world Golf Championship won by Tiger Woods.
The next chapter in the Club’s effort to support amateur golf will be hosting the 2013 NCAA Men’s DI Championship May 27 through June 2, 2013.
Click here to view the Capital City Club's complete golf tournament history.