Butram Country Club

City/Town: Pine Bluff
Location Class: Commercial
Year Built: 1949
Year Abandoned: 2000
Status: Abandoned
Photographer: Michael Schwarz

The cracks in the parking lot pavement are gradually giving away to more and more weeds. The lights that once illuminated the one time elegant snack bar stand dark. The electric bill no longer paid and their illumination no longer required. The large swimming pool that once hosted noisy crowds of fun-seeking summertime revelers continues to stand out in an easily recognized fashion but what little water now standing within it is filled with algae and covered by scum. And the only spirits left in the bar in the main building consists of the memories that continue to quietly reside from days now long gone.

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  1. Mark Grimmett on

    Did anyone notice that the building moved? I mean, it was on the shallow end when I went there. If you look closely in the pictures, it's on the deep end.

  2. Even though I lived across the street I was never allowed in there…this is my first time seeing the inside of that place

  3. That is a shame. Great memories at that place! Great pictures… but who wrote this article? Obviously, they never spent any time at Butrams. This Country Club didn't have a golf course or a wet bar.

    • Well I wondered! I remember the pool and tennis courts, but never a clubhouse, much less a bar, lol!! Practically lived there for 10 summers.

  4. Wow… How sad!! I had so many great memories there in the 70's and 80's.. I was hoping it was still going and giving other kids great memories… To this day I hear certain songs on the radio that reminds me of butrams… Makes me smile….

  5. John Norsworthy on

    I spent many happy hours at Buttams as a kid I go back there every now and then and it's sad to see it in such bad shape

  6. I remember joining Butram's the first time. I remember getting dropped off in the mornings and picked up when mom got off work. This was a place we really missed.

  7. In my whole life …..I never went to Butram's…..No one ever took me…..I went to Eden Park…..twice. Luckwood. None of the other country clubs…..

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