Originally a working farm owned by H.O. Woltz Sr., Cross Creek Country Club has come a long way from the farm that produced corn, tobacco, beef cattle and other livestock. The Farm at one time included a large commercial flower growing operation. Mr. Woltz’s flower and bulb farm supplied gladiola, jonquil, and tulips to many wholesalers on the east coast and beyond.
A Vision is Created
As the years passed, Mr. Woltz continued to acquire surrounding land as it became available and ultimately incorporated the tracts into Greenhill Farm. Firmly believing that a town was incomplete without an 18-hole golf course, in the early 1970’s, Mr. Woltz envisioned a first class country club for Mount Airy and Surry County. He believed that a country club would have a beneficial impact on future economic growth and would enhance the enjoyment of area residents. Since nearby Mount Airy Country Club was already in existence, a plan was put forth by Mr. Woltz and his sons, John E. Woltz and H.O. Woltz, Jr. to merge and create a new country club.
The Team is Assembled
To ensure that their development efforts were first class, the Woltzes and a group of investors including Richard Vaughn, Zack Blackmon Sr., Lindsay Holcomb, Jr., Smith Holcomb, Kilbourn Henry, Ed Crossingham, and Don Porter contracted with Joseph Lee, a well known and respected golf course architect, to begin the planning stage for development. Together with Martini and Associates, a large land use consulting firm, they developed plans and renderings for the new Cross Creek Country Club and its surrounding residential developments.
An Idea Becomes Reality
After more than a year of planning and discussions, ground was broken for an 18-hole golf course. The club has operated since 1973, having undergone several renovations and improvements over the years. The Clubhouse was completely renovated in 2001 and boasts a well-appointed interior with inviting food service areas and a Grand Ballroom that serves its members and the community as the center piece of the regional social scene. A three season Pavilion was added in 2007 and has become a popular venue for dining, parties and musical entertainment. The golf course was renovated in 2005 by well known architect Kris Spence. Following the renovation, North Carolina Business Magazine recently named Cross Creek one of the “Top 100”golf courses in the state.
The Club continues to pursue Mr. H.O. Woltz Sr.’s dream of operating a first class country club that enhances the community, supports economic growth, and brings enjoyment to the residents of Mount Airy, Surry County, and surrounding areas.