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The Washington Yacht and Country Club

The Washington Yacht and Country Club In Washington, NC

A Design for Tomorrowland:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlease excuse the Disney reference in the above heading but, at first glance of the clubhouse at the Washington Yacht and Country Club in Washington, NC, you realize that its design was probably way ahead of its time when it was built.  It is a durable-looking brick structure with sweeping lines, TALL ceilings and lots of glass.  Incorporated into this inviting building are a golf pro shop, offices for staff, a restaurant with kitchen, a large dining room and a couple of bars.  The restaurant dining room offers a lovely view of Broad Creek, which is about 6 miles east of Washington, NC.

18 Hole Championship Golf Course:

The golf course was originally a 9-hole course designed by William Gordon and built in 1949.  In 1977, the additional 9 holes were added by NC native, architect Gene Hamm.  Mr Hamm has over 60 courses in his resume, primarily on the east coast.  The course is currently an 18-hole, par 72 course that is 6609 yards at the blue tees.  The course offers Bermuda fairways, roughs and tees and the greens were updated in 2007 with Dominant Plus Bent Grass.  The course, as a whole, reportedly has never been better.

The Marina:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe marina at WYCC is one of the best protected marinas in the Washington area on several fronts. First, it is the farthest marina toward the head of Broad Creek.  Secondly, with a dockmaster residing on premises, there is another level of security for the marina and surrounding area.  The current dockmaster is Scottie Moore and I understand that long-time dock master Aubrey Moore is still active part time.  On a personal note, I OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAhave known Aubrey Moore and his family for almost 35 years and there is not a more knowledgeable and helpful staff that could oversee this portion of The Washington Yacht and Country Club in Washington, NC.

The marina itself consists of 177 fixed boat slips.  Of these, 113 are uncovered and 64 are covered. Particularly, the covered slips will handle some quite large vessels.  Both gas and diesel are available to the public 7 days a week in the spring, summer and fall and 6 days a week in the winter.

The Pool and Tennis:

The Washington Yacht and Country Club in Washington, NC also offers a full-sized swimming pool with a full-time lifeguard, a wading pool and a snack bar.  Private pool parties can be arranged by members.  Also offered are 2 regulation-sized, lighted tennis courts.  In June, a week-long summer camp was held for tennis, golf and swimming.

More Affordable Than You Might Think:

The Washington Yacht and Country Club in Washington, NC is far different than what many people envision when they think of a country club.  If your perception of a Country Club is an overpriced facility that is long on billing and short on service, you might want to talk with the staff at WYCC.  If you play golf, have a boat or otherwise might need their services, you might be surprised what you find at the end of River Road in Washington, NC.  Download WYCC brochure.

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  1. […] on 40+ years of observations, I feel that the Washington Yacht & Country Club is an unparalleled resource for those loving summer sports in the Washington area. Despite being a […]

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