Founded as Meadowbrook Country Club in 1959, it was the area’s only private golf club for African Americans. Among its charter members were administrators at Saint Augustine's University and Shaw University and other black professionals. The country club became a social center for Raleigh’s black community, and it participated in the black golf circuit, welcoming notable pros and tournaments. Raleigh native Gene Hamm designed the nine-hole course. Saint Augustine's University assumed ownership of the facility in 2007.