Bentwinds Golf & Country Club was born at the Sippahaw Country Club, located on the outskirts of downtown Fuquay Varina where 266 members leased property from Jack Blanchard. These members envisioned a country club that offered more than golf—a recreational club for the whole family.
Club members voted to purchase land for this family-inclusive country club and made that purchase in 1977 from WDS Farms owned by FB West Jr, James Dickens, and James Slaughter. Jim Bullock, Kenneth Cotten, and Joe Chappell were nominated as the first Board of Directors for Bentwinds and were integral to the transition from Sippahaw to Bentwinds.
By 1980, “Bent-winds” golf course and pro shop were operational and construction of the pool and tennis courts was underway. In 1986, the course name officially became Bentwinds Golf & Country Club. The club house was constructed and the founding fathers’ vision became complete.
Our four hundred members include many of the original Sippahaw visionaries and their descendants.