Governors Club | Member Owned Country Club | Chapel Hill, NC - Governors Club

The Member-Owned Advantage

Exceptional Recreational, Social & Cultural Experiences

Club Vision

Governors Club is committed to a culture of excellence that stands apart from other private clubs through delivery of exceptional experiences.

Club Mission

Governors Club will provide an exceptional experience for desired recreational and social amenities in an environment that encourages the foundation of enduring friendships.



Members’ enjoyment is at the heart of every decision, amenity and program at Governors Club.

  • Members vote on major enhancements and capital projects
  • Policies and programs are Member-focused and Member-friendly
  • Members vote for their Board of Directors and serve on Club Committees 
  • Members enjoy professional management to execute daily operations
  • Exceptional activities, not designed to make a profit from Members’ dues

Club History

Governors Club was founded by Truby Proctor in 1988, and is considered one of the finest private country clubs in North Carolina. Our 27 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf provide an exquisite backdrop for our Clubhouse. The first two nine-hole courses, the Lakes, at the lower end of the property and with a more typical North Carolina “Sandhills” feel, and the Foothills, featuring elevation changes as it runs up Edwards Ridge opened in 1990. Four years later, a third course, “The Mountain,” literally completed the journey, taking players up to a 27th hole offering a spectacular view. The 42,000-sq. ft. Clubhouse was completed in 1995, and serves as the social center of the community. The 12,000-sq. ft. Wellness and Recreation Center was completed in 1997-- the same year Governors Club Members acquired the Club and its facilities from the developer.

In 2013, Governors Club completed a $600,000 golf course renovation that rebuilt bunkers and converted greens to Champion Ultradwarf Bermudagrass. Other major renovations were also completed in areas of the clubhouse, including locker rooms, the ballroom, the foyer, and much of the second floor. In 2015, Governors Club was selected as a Distinguished Emerald Club of the World, ranked in the top 5 percent of high performing clubs per BoardRoom Magazine's global list. Emerald Club status also positions Governors Club as one of the top residential country club communities in the United States.

The Club is currently governed by a Board of Directors and supported by various committees, which are responsible for setting policy. A professional management team manages daily operations of the Club and oversees a staff of approximately one hundred employees. The Club operates independently from the Governors Club Property Owners Association, which handles the affairs of the gated community, such as roads, signs and gate house.

The Finest Country Club Facilities, Right in the Neighborhood

An extraordinary place to meet friends just minutes from your home

  • Golf
      • 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship Golf Course
      • Golf Practice Areas: Double-sided Full-length Practice Tee, 3 Putting Greens, Pitching & Short Game Practice Green
      • 6 sets of tees and 2 sets of family tees
      • V1 Teaching Technology, Ernest Sports Launch Monitor, TPI Golf Fitness Classes
      • Golf Shop & PGA® Professionals

  • Clubhouse
      • Casual Dining & Bar
      • Outdoor Dining
      • Fine Dining
      • Ballroom with Balcony 
      • Members Lounge
      • Activity Room (bridge, mah-jongg, cards)
      • Locker Rooms + Locker Room Attendant
      • Conference Room

  • Wellness & Fitness Center
      • 59 cardio and resistance machines
      • Group Fitness Studio
      • Kid Care Room
      • Summer Grill
      • Playground
      • Locker Rooms

  • Swimming
      • Indoor Pool
      • Outdoor Pool & Water Slide
      • Splash Pool

  • Tennis
      • 6 Lighted Har-Tru clay surface hydrocourts
      • 2 Lighted hard courts
      • Ball Machine with remote control
      • Tennis Shop & USPTA Professionals

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