The first course at St Clair Country Club was a 9-hole affair which was laid out on a 63-acre tract purchased from Judge E.C.Kramer for $12,000 in 1911. Sixteen years later, more than a hundred additional acres were acquired, allowing William Langford and Theodore Moreau to add a new front nine, switching the original holes to the back nine.
Bob Goalby and Jay Haas developed their golfing skills at St Clair before embarking on successful professional careers on the PGA Tour. Bob’s son Kye, who has worked on a number of projects around the world with Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design team, was heavily involved in a $1.6m course renovation project undertaken by the club over the winter of 2013.
The renovation included the installation of seventeen new green complexes, a handful of new back tees, new irrigation and sympathetic tree removal. Mark White, VP at St Clair Country Club, said that the course “really hasn’t changed that much, we’ve just taken it back to the way it was supposed to be.”