History

A Tradition of Excellence
 
Omaha Country Club has enjoyed a rich tradition of excellence since it was founded on September 30, 1899. Over time, the Club has evolved from solely a golf and dining club, to offering a variety of facilities and services that warrant the prestigious reputation OCC holds today. One aspect of the Club that has not changed since its founding is the respect and admiration members share for camaraderie, great sports, fine dining, and social events. Join us!
Historical Timeline
1899102 original Charter Members filed the Articles of Incorporation on September 30. A two-story clubhouse is built in an area now known as the “Country Club neighborhood” of Omaha. The clubhouse provided locker rooms, social and dining halls, a men’s grill and several upstairs bedrooms which, as House rules stated, were available for members to lease for one-week periods.
1925Increasing pressure from the encroachment of a growing city leads to a new site for the Club.
1927A new clubhouse, sprawled elegantly atop a hill, far from any signs of city life, was formally opened. The clubhouse remains at this same location today.
1952World-renowned golf course architect, Perry Maxwell is commissioned to undertake an extensive renovation of the golf course. Changes made by Maxwell included shortening #5, lengthening #6 and #10, relocating the green on #12 and completely rebuilding many of the green complexes on the golf course. As a result, OCC bears the unmistakable stamp of Maxwell's hand and its undulating greens, with their "Maxwell rolls" are reminiscent of some of Maxwell's other works which include Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas and Colonial Country Club in Forth Worth.
1960A new golf shop and ladies’ locker room is added onto the north end of the clubhouse.
 1972 OCC hosted the Trans-Mississippi Championship.
1998An extensive clubhouse renovation is undertaken and the addition of Belfry I and II add more dining areas and private function space. The overall appearance of the interior is updated, yet maintains its elegant heritage.
1999The Club celebrates its Centennial year.
2005The golf course undergoes a multi-million dollar renovation. In order to respect much of Maxwell’s redesign of 1952, the renovation was undertaken by Keith Foster; the same golf course architect who restored Maxwell’s designs at Southern Hills in Tulsa and Colonial in Fort Worth.
2013Omaha Country Club was the proud host of the 2013 U.S. Senior Open!
2021Omaha Country Club will host the 2021 U.S. Senior Open!