The land the club occupies was originally inhabited by Native Americans and later settled by the Uzzell family which was deeded the land as Huguenots escaping religious persecution in France. Fast forwarding to the late 60’s, Mr. Conway Rose with several partners began to develop the property as a Golf Course and residential project. The goal at the time was to have a premiere recreational facility nestled within an exclusive, heavily wooded area surrounding two beautiful private lakes. The property was dammed to form a lake. Famous golf course architect Ellis Maples was brought in to design the course and play began back in 1967.
Over the years, in addition to the expansion of the golf course, the Club buildings were also expanded adding additional dining rooms, dedicated locker and shower facilities for both men and women and a full time Golf Pro Shop. Later, a driving range and swimming pools were built.
While Walnut Creek Country Club is available to outside functions if supported by a member, the Country Club remains a members-only club, owned by the members. Membership and member activities support all operations of the club.
Walnut Creek Country Club is governed by a board of 11 directors who are elected by members of the club. Daily management of the facility is handled by a full-time club manager. Elections of club directors is held annually, with the election open to all members in good standing.
Each year Walnut Creek Country Club hosts a number of events, from a variety of golf tournaments, to hosting regional tennis qualifications and high school golf matches, to comedy shows and musical concerts.
Over the years Walnut Creek has been host to a number of special events. Pro-Am golf tournaments have been played at Walnut Creek as well as being the home golf course for a PGA professional. Walnut Creek Country Club was also featured on a reality television program recorded within the village.