August 5, 1971, The Rutherford Courier
The Smyrna Country Club was once located on the former Sewart Air Force Base Officers’ Club, present day Smyrna Golf Course.
The Smyrna Country Club opened with much fanfare and excitement in mid-October, 1971 with the grand opening December 31, 1971.
Major James Walls of The Omni Hut Restaurant fame was the owner and president. Charter members paid only $50-a-year with monthly dues of $5.
Smyrna in 1971 was a small town of only 7,500 people. Yet Smyrna boasted an 18-hole championship golf course, four public pools, a 14,000 square acre lake (Percy Priest Reservoir) and many other attractive amenities.
The Smyrna Country Club featured three dance floors, three private party rooms accommodating up to 840 people, nightly dancing with live music on Friday and Saturday nights bar drinks starting at $0.70!