Cramer Mountain Club

Memberships here are unlike anywhere else. Our country club located just outside of Charlotte, NC is building a whole new type of membership experience. In essence, we have everything you want in a private club with none of the pretenses and old fashioned restrictions. The result is a progressive, laid-back, fun filled retreat - right in your back yard!

Too many old fashioned country clubs have enough rules and irritations; your club shouldn't! We guarantee that we are not one of them. It's time your family joined the fun!

History of Cramer Mountain

Stuart Warren Cramer was a high profile figure in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He designed 150 mills and owned 11 mills under the business name Mays Mills Inc. in 1915.  Two necessities for mills of the era were water and transportation.  The South Fork River provided water, and the Southern Railroad ran directly through the Cramer property.  Mill villages, built in close proximity to the mills, provided housing for its workers. At the turn of the century, Cramer was responsible for creating a ‘model village’ which today is known as the town of Cramerton.  

The village was built around Mays Plant and Mayflower Plant, which originated in the spring of 1906 and operated as a spinning mill until 1923, when a weaving plant began operation. “Army khaki” was Cramerton’s famous 8.2 ounce fabric that was first manufactured in 1929.  An improved fabric was later designed and became the staple of the U. S. military during World War II.  Cramerton Mills won the coveted “Army Navy E Award For Service” for their part in the development and production of this material. The Mayflower Plant burned in October 1994. The village was originally known as Maysworth, but in 1922, at the persuasion of friends, the town's name was changed to Cramerton.

Cramer actually built two golf courses in his time. The first was located on Goat Island and build on sand greens. His second course was built along the side of the South Fork River and opened in 1927.  Three of the holes, #3, #4, and #5, are still present today and aptly named 'the Old Course.'

Cramer built a modern dairy and chicken farm on Cramer Mountain as well as numerous orchards to provide fresh eggs, pure milk, and fresh fruits for the health and happiness of the people. Captain John Landrom Boyter was the long time was overseer of the farm. The pastures where the cattle roamed, known years ago as the hidden pastures, was isolated by thriving orchards. Flatrock was another pasture and was entered through a secret entrance known only to the people familiar with the mountain.

One of the most historical and impressive homes on the mountain, known as the Maymont Manor, was built by Cramer after one of his European trips. He saw a classic English Manor house and decided he wanted one just like it for his summer home. In 1917, the summer home was built atop the mountain using the mountain's native materials. Perched 1400 feet above sea level, one could look out over the expanse of the village. Presidents Herbert Hoover and Dwight Eisenhower, as well as General George Patton, Jr., where known to have attended parties at the Manor.