Metropolis Country Club was established in 1922. The original 18 hole golf course, designed by Herbert Strong, was later expanded when the noted golf architect A. W. Tillinghast redesigned the course, adding the current 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th holes. In the early 1970’s, architect Joe Finger reconfigured the 15th and 16th holes to accommodate some badly needed additional parking areas, and during 1998 and 1999 Joe Finger’s partner, Ken Dye, updated the course once again, lengthening the course to its current 6784 yards. In 2013 the club hired architect Ron Forse to embark on a total restoration/renovation project. Under Ron's guidance, along with course superintendent David McCaffrey, the project was completed in the spring of 2015. The result of which has elevated the golfing experience at Metropolis to the finest in the Metropolitan area.
From the championship tees it is a challenging 6,827 yard Par 70 golf course featuring many doglegs, uneven lies, and undulating greens, all of which test every aspect of the best player’s shot-making ability. Metropolis is consistently ranked as one of the top courses in the Metropolitan Area, and our signature sixth hole, has been ranked by many golf publications as one of the 18 best holes in the Metropolitan Area and among the 500 best holes in the world. Over the years Metropolis' reputation as a championship course and our strong support of local Golf Associations has allowed the club to host every major Metropolitan Area Professional and Amateur Championship.
The original clubhouse had been the home of the family that previously owned the land on which Metropolis is located. It was an elegant house overlooking what is now our pool and practice area. That clubhouse was destroyed by a fire about 40 years ago and rebuilt shortly thereafter. The current clubhouse was completely renovated and redesigned, with a grand reopening held on Memorial Day weekend in 2004.