Sitting atop a hill on the extreme west side of downtown Eufaula lies one of the community’s crown jewels.
The Eufaula County Club offers a variety of services to members, including a challenging 18-hole golf course that is open to the public.
Matt Stewart, who is six months on the job as the general manager of the ECC, has played golf all his life, and feels the country club course is one of the finest in the area and is a test for all skill levels.
“The course is in great shape,” Stewart said. “We have a good variety of harder holes, and some that play a little easier. If anyone needs help with their game, we also offer golf lessons.”
The golf course itself is open to the public. Green fees range from $15-$35 depending on the time of day one would like to play.
If golf isn’t your thing, the Eufaula Country Club offers a swimming pool, tennis courts and multiple dining options. All the amenities can be enjoyed with a membership.
Eufaula Country Club is currently in the midst of a July membership special. Anyone who signs a new one-year membership contract will receive their first three months free. The offer is available through July 15.
In addition to running the day-to-day aspects of the club, Stewart also serves as the head golf professional. He grew up on a golf course as a young child, and it doesn’t take long in conversation before one sees how passionate he is for the game of golf.
In an effort to pass on that love to the next generation, the Country Club and Stewart are hosting Jr. Golf Camps throughout the summer. The four-day camps run 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. each day, and cover everything from course etiquette to putting to club selection. Camps are $75 for club members and $150 for non-members.
“The kids are the future of the game,” said Stewart. “We wanted to hold a camp to get them introduced to golf, and grow their skills. We also want to possibly get their parents involved at the club, and get them playing golf. I truly love the game of golf, and want to share that love with anyone who has an interest.”
Stewart grew up in Iowa and has lived and traveled all over the country. It didn’t take him long to fall in love with his new home.
“I love Eufaula and the people who live here,” said Stewart. “The Country Club members are fantastic and have truly welcomed me here in the past six months. The people are what makes a community a wonderful place to work and live, and that is evident here in Eufaula.”