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Cowan's Ford Golf Club at Lake Norman is a place to relax and enjoy your recreation time.

We offer an 18 hole championship golf course, a generous 40,000 square foot practice facility (with chipping and pitching greens), a large practice putting green, Junior Olympic size pool (and swim team), two Tennis courts, six Pickleball courts and private access to Lake Norman via our boat launch. Our PGA golf professionals are dedicated to making our junior golf program popular and fun. For those of you who want a regular game, our men's, ladies' and senior men's golf associations offer regular, organized golf. Cowan’s Ford Golf Club hosts member social events such as birthday parties, kids' holiday activities, Comedy Night, Trivia Night, member tournaments, banquets and more.

Clubhouse Facility

The Cowan’s Ford Golf Club facility is perfectly suited to serve as the gathering place for family, friends, and the hub of social activity. The facility includes:
  • Lounge with bar and wide screen TVs
  • Casual Bistro for families 
  • Outdoor patios - pool side and over looking the putting green
  • Banquet Room
  • Pro Shop
  • Tennis and Pickleball courts
  • Pool area dressing rooms and lockers
  • Veranda with beautiful vistas of Lake Norman
  • Lake Access
Cowan’s Ford Golf Club does not require monthly dining minimums.


Camaraderie, friendships, and fun are a part of all our social activities here at Cowan's Ford. Our extraordinary Food & Beverage team provides a variety of culinary arrangements for different occasions. Events range from holiday celebration brunches to tournament banquets, weddings, parties, and children’s entertainment. Regular bridge games are a part of the social fabric too each Monday morning.

The beautiful mountain town of Brevard, North Carolina is famous for its white squirrels, which are the town mascot. They are not albinos, but a rare breed found in very few places in the United States. Although the white squirrel was originally an immigrant, it is now a native of Brevard.

Visitors often think that the white squirrels are a hoax, but they are authentic. The squirrels were given to Barbara Ann Mull by her Uncle H.H. Mull in 1949. They were eventually turned loose in Brevard and multiplied rapidly. According to Mrs. Mary Mull, the white squirrels originally came from islands off Hawaii. A carnival man brought the squirrels from the islands and was traveling with them through North Florida where she and her husband, H.H. Mull, lived when the caravan turned over in a ditch and two squirrels escaped. That was in 1940.

M.M. Black, a railroad man and a friend of H.H. Mull, also a railroad man with the Florida East Coast Railroad, lived nearby with his son in a pecan grove. The white squirrels headed for the pecans and began to thrive. They multiplied rapidly and the men soon began to catch them and sell them by the pairs.

In 1945, Black gave his friend Mull a pair of the white squirrels and in 1949 Mull brought a pair of white squirrels to his niece, Barbara, in Brevard. In 1951, Barbara got tired of the squirrels and gave them to her grandfather, W.P. Mull, who lived on Johnston Street. One of the squirrels escaped while grandpa was feeding them so he turned the other one loose. White squirrels began popping up all over Brevard. 'We didn't know they wouldn't mate while they were caged,' Mrs. W.E. Mull, Barbara's mother said. 'Now, they are all over the place.'"

Source: White Squirrel Shoppe--Brevard, North Carolina

Contact Us


Mike Riddle


General Manager


Cynthia Hoyle


Membership Director


Lance Reid


Head Golf Professional

How To Reach Us

Administration & Membership 704-827-3088
Office Fax 704-822-6274
Pro Shop 704-827-3219
Mail 761 Club Dr. Stanley, NC 28164

This is the official website of Cowan’s Ford Golf Club, a private golf club in Lincoln County NC. Cowan’s Ford Golf Club is a separate entity from Cowan’s Ford Homeowners Association which comprises most of the adjoining home sites around the golf course.