In 1946, all of Cramer family assets in the town of Cramerton were sold to Burlington Industries. In 1984, the mountain and surrounding properties were sold and development soon began on a championship golf course and country club which were to be surrounded by mountainside homes. Cramer Mountain Country Club opened May 17, 1986. The golf course opened September 10, 1986. The outstanding course was like nothing else in the area due to the unique landscape in which the course was built. The club was highly successful in the early years of opening, but eventually closed its doors in 2010.
Cramer Mountain Golf Course was designed in 1985 by the legendary Maples family; 184 acres of raw land was the canvas Dan Maples used to create his masterpiece. Spending over $20 million to build the course located between Cramer and Berry Mountains, the topography allowed Maples to create a hidden gem. Maples created a course with multiple signature holes, flowing fairways, and creeks dissecting the holes. The large expanse of land allowed Maples to create a course unlike anything in the area.
The signature hole number 15 was originally designed as a par 4 dog leg left. The hole was supposed to follow the curvature of the stream, but when the construction began on the hole, hundreds of thousands of dollars was spent on dynamite to blow up the rock. The rock happened to be far denser than anticipated, and the decision was made to change the hole to a par three. The holes used to put the dynamite in are still visible today. The hole at one time was the most expensive ever built, until the completion of hole 17 at TPC Sawgrass.