Maccripine officially opened to members from Macclesfield, Pinetops, Crisp and Edgecombe County on Saturday, August 5, 1967. Originally, construction began in June, 1966. The initial membership was 259 members.
The entire facility occupies 185 acres. The course was designed by Leo Green, engineer with F.T. Green and Associates of Wilson and constructed by Charles and Associates of Charlotte.
The first Golf Pro and Greens Superintendent was William Lytton.
The first Board of Directors were:
President: J. Phil Carlton
Vice-Pres: Jon Felton
Treasurer: A. L. Felton
Secretary: Jackie Walters
Directors: B.S. Lovelace
Dr. J.E. Drew
Dr. Wayne Anderson
John M. Webb