The birth of the club is strongly linked to the construction of the Penfield  Ammunition Factory to aid the war effort during World War II

Initial course conditions were rudimentary at best with fairways defined by a single furrow plow mark and greens leveled with a few tons of sand and gallons of sump oil mixed in. The fairways were “mown” by the introduction of sheep during the week so golfers could play on the weekend.

The current clubhouse (Building 51) was a derelict, single men’s quarters, with the building divided up into cabin-type rooms.