Original Clubhouse Completed
The original Clubhouse was completed in 1972, an approximately 25,000 square-foot facility, by a local company, L. P. Cox. Mary Lewis Dusenbury who had been leading the efforts of a Sanford group seeking the development nearby of a social club and dining facility. Truby Proctor and Joe Brinn approached her with the offer of memberships, and a symbiotic relationship developed between the townspeople and Carolina Trace. Charles Reeves, Jr., of Sanford, was the first President. Many feel that this local support prevented Carolina Trace from suffering the financial troubles of similar facilities in the early seventies.