Welcome to Our House
Our club is a family-oriented, private club nestled in the foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Lynchburg, Virginia. Boonsboro Country Club’s purpose is to preserve and strengthen its tradition as a premier club by providing its membership with an excellent social environment. You are invited to explore all of the amenities in our family-friendly atmosphere. We offer elegant and casual dining, venue space for weddings and events, 18-hole golf course, outdoor and indoor tennis courts, and a large family pool. We aim to create a wonderful recreational experience with year round programs for the whole family.
A Long and Proud History
What would eventually become Boonsboro Country Club was a large, working farm from 1800 to 1923. Francis Thornton Meriwether's wife, Catharine Elizabeth Davies, gave 1,028 acres to him as her dower. In 1793, bricks, hardware and slate for a roof were ordered from England and arrived on site in 1796. Named after a Scottish castle in Mr. Meriwether's lineage, "Sholto," as the home was called, was completed in 1800. On July 26, 1910, William Douglas Meriwether, James Addison Meriwether, Catherine Bernice Meriwether and William Harris Rucker conveyed 300 acres and Sholto to John Tinsley Rucker and his wife, Katherine Dawson Rucker. The Rucker family lived at the residence and continued to operate the farm until 1923.
Sholto was a center-hall plan home with connecting stairs from the ground level to the third floor. The two wings (the Ballroom and the Men's Locker Room) were not part of the original building. Also, the main entrance, as we know it today, was simply a window, with the front door to the house being a little to the right of today's main entrance, centering it with the house.