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Title: hospital beside golf course
Post by: Greg Hohman on November 18, 2017, 07:11:04 PM
Rancho Mirage Country Club, whose course appears to be on the road to recovery, is beside Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage CA. Where else does a hospital overlook a golf course?
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Post by: James Brown on November 18, 2017, 08:20:48 PM
University of New Mexico North Course is one.


Also, you might argue Torrey Pines as well.  Other side of a big road.



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Post by: Blake Conant on November 18, 2017, 08:57:35 PM
Saratoga Golf and Polo Club with a hospital next door.  A heli pad next to the practice range/9th fairway.
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Post by: Bill Seitz on November 18, 2017, 09:13:53 PM
Santa Anita Golf Course in Arcadia, CA. Arcadia Methodist Hospital sits on the strip of land between the golf course to the east and the race track to the west. Borders the fifth and eighth holes, the sixth tee and the seventh green.
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Post by: Bill Gayne on November 18, 2017, 09:54:17 PM
Twenty plus years ago when I was with Ernst and Young I did some audit work at Loretto Hospital in Chicago and there was a golf course across the street. Don't know anything about the golf course and the neighborhood wasn't all that great back then.
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Post by: Duncan Cheslett on November 18, 2017, 11:40:17 PM
The rather charming 9-hole Mirrlees Golf Club (NLE) in Stockport lay in the shadow of the huge Stepping Hill Hospital. Sadly the course closed in the mid 1980s  when the owners decided to sell for a housing development.


Planning permission however, was not forthcoming and the course lies abandoned to this day; its fairways clearly discernible but unused other than by a few local dog walkers.


I suspect that Mirrlees's destiny - at least in part - is as a much needed parking lot for the ever-expanding hospital.




https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B022'59.0%22N+2%C2%B008'20.5%22W/@53.3826938,-2.143813,1095m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.383047!4d-2.139037 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/53%C2%B022'59.0%22N+2%C2%B008'20.5%22W/@53.3826938,-2.143813,1095m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d53.383047!4d-2.139037)


http://www.golfsmissinglinks.co.uk/index.php/england/north-west/cheshire/510-manc-mirrlees-golf-club-woodsmoor-lane-hazel-grove-stockport (http://www.golfsmissinglinks.co.uk/index.php/england/north-west/cheshire/510-manc-mirrlees-golf-club-woodsmoor-lane-hazel-grove-stockport)
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Post by: Robert Mercer Deruntz on November 18, 2017, 11:41:44 PM
Fresh Meadow and Deepdale are adjacent to North Shore Hospital
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Post by: Jerry Kessler on November 19, 2017, 12:13:44 AM
Miami Valley CC Dayton
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Post by: Robert Mercer Deruntz on November 19, 2017, 02:28:29 AM
In San Diego, the 9th and part of the 10th at Torrey Pines South has Scripps Green Hospital and at Balboa, the VA Hospital is across the canyon and is a prominent sight for 15 holes.
In NY, the Patriot Hills Golf Course is routed through the former Stoney Point Psychiatric Hospital with the clubhouse as part of one of the buildings
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Post by: Stewart Abramson on November 19, 2017, 07:38:03 AM

In NY, the Patriot Hills Golf Course is routed through the former Stoney Point Psychiatric Hospital with the clubhouse as part of one of the buildings

The facility formerly located on the premises on which Patriot Hills now occupies a part, was  called Letchworth Village, which operated from 1911 to 1996. For most of its time it was a facility where people with disabilities were warehoused and mistreated.

About 10 miles south of Patriot Hills is a nine hole course called Broadacres which is in the middle of the land that was formerly  Rockland State Psychiatric Hospital (now call Rockland Psychiatric Center) which operated as in inpatient psychiatric hospital that opened in 1927. until the 1960's  it had approximately 9,000 residential patients. The course was designed and built in 1962 by hospital staff. Only a portion of the hospital facility remains open and solely as an outpatient facility.

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8117912018_537de90f5a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/dnmqqj)
Patriot Hills #15 approach w/ Letchwworth Village Building

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5443/16765789803_a66d48f38e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rxx4cr)
Patriot Hills #17 par 3  w. LV bldg


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Post by: Tim Martin on November 19, 2017, 08:33:33 AM
Stony Brook Medical Center sits in the shadow of St. George’s Golf Club.
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Post by: jeffwarne on November 19, 2017, 10:02:14 AM
Any course with a driving range.....
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Post by: Tim Martin on November 19, 2017, 12:11:40 PM
Any course with a driving range.....


 ;D ;D
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Post by: Dave Doxey on November 19, 2017, 12:24:15 PM
Grover Cleveland course in Buffalo immediately comes to mind.  The original 1912 US Open course destroyed by the building of a VA hospital on some of the holes, forcing a redesign into a bland muni.
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Post by: MCirba on November 19, 2017, 12:51:54 PM
Trenton Country Club in NJ sits next to a state mental hospital.


If Mike Trenham sees this he may share a very funny personal recollection.
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Post by: Mike Schott on November 19, 2017, 02:13:23 PM
The back nine of the Inkster Valley Golf Course near Detroit Metro Airport has a few holes bordering a psychiatric hospital.
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Post by: Greg Hohman on November 19, 2017, 03:12:24 PM
I ask the question because, after spending more hours in hospitals than I care to add up with my poor partner, I am compelled to juxtapose the two worlds in a short work of fiction: pain/anesthesia, medical technology, medical staff (good and bad), antiseptic rooms, apprehension of future bills separated – by a window – from the pleasure garden known as a golf course.

Suzanne loves the desert, so Eisenhower is a contender. We live in San Diego, so Scripps Green overlooking Torrey is a contender. The Navy Hospital beside Balboa is out because we are not military, and it is separated from the golf course by a canyon, two roads within the canyon, and a chain-link fence. All that being said, the site does not have to be local or familiar to us because I'm writing fiction. Thanks!
 
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Post by: David_Tepper on November 19, 2017, 03:15:00 PM
The Veterans Administration Hospital at the end of Clement Street in San Francisco overlooks and is next door to the Lincoln Park muni golf course.
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Post by: Adam Lawrence on November 20, 2017, 07:39:51 AM
At Harry Colt's Southfield (or Oxford GC as it has been renamed) in err.. Oxford, the short par three seventeenth is backed by a chain link fence behind which sits a small parking lot that serves the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, part of the enormous Churchill Hospital complex, of which I have been a patient for fifteen years.


Once, while playing Southfield, I came to the seventeenth, hit my normal club for the hole and airmailed the green. My ball took one bounce over the fence and into the parking lot. Suffice to say that I made sure to park my car on the far side the next time I attended OCDEM.


Access to the Churchill for private cars has become horrendous in recent years. They are building a substantial new multi-storey car park, but given the rate at which the hospital is growing I don't think it will cope for very long. Southfield is only on leased land; I'm afraid to say that eventually I see the golf course closing for development, at least part of which would be the hospital.
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Post by: Joe Bausch on November 20, 2017, 08:08:23 AM
The huge building on Bala's property used to be a hospital (it is now a nursing and rehabilitation center).
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Post by: Matt Dawson on November 20, 2017, 08:32:11 AM
Adam

My favourite Southfield story concerns Leonard Crawley, the 4 time Walker Cup representative, superb all-round sportsman and long-time golf correspondent of the Daily Telegraph.

Mr Crawley said of Southfield's fairways that they "resembled the Somme" so muddy did he find them during a winter game

As he ascended one particular hole, he wrote that "the awful shrieking of pigs meeting their maker in the abattoir bordering the fairway almost drove me to distraction, and caused me to stumble and lose my shoe in the mud of the fairway - at which point I idly mused to my caddie about the possibility of switching places with the wretched animals"

So not only a hospital, but a slaughterhouse as well

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Post by: Cob Carlson on November 20, 2017, 10:21:04 AM
Patriot GC is a 1957 quirky little 9 hole track in Bedford, MA. It used to be called Hanscom, affiliated with nearby Air Force base. It sits right next to a VA Hospital. Has a great driving range with grass tees that is little used. Only the practice areas are open to the general public.



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Post by: J_ Crisham on November 20, 2017, 11:55:44 AM
Exmoor in Lake Forest has a hospital next door.
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Post by: PCCraig on November 20, 2017, 12:41:30 PM
Peter Jans plays right next to Evanston Hospital.


I believe the 4th hole at Brookline is called "Hospital" as there used to be a mental hospital behind the green.
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Post by: Mike Baillie on November 20, 2017, 03:36:40 PM
Galt Country Club a Stanley Thompson design is 1 hour west of Toronto.  It is a short course at just over 6,100 yards from the regular tees.  Several fun short par 4s.  Slice or push the opening tee shot, likely with a hybrid or long iron, and you are on Cambridge Memorial Hospital property.  I was a member there in 1981 before moving to the Toronto area.


One hour further west in London, the University of Western Ontario Hospital sits on the prior (pre-1965) site of the London Hunt Club.  Nothing to do with GCA but an interesting Moe Norman story that illustrates that there was something unique about his mind.  A few years before he passed he had some surgery there.  When he woke up in the company of a few Kitchener area golf professionals, they asked if he knew where he was.  He replied that he was on the 3rd green of London Hunt!  The hospital building was where the 3rd green was!  Moe then described virtually every hole even though no one had played them in 35 plus years.
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Post by: MCirba on November 20, 2017, 04:22:04 PM
One of the spookiest rounds of golf I ever played was a late fall, drizzly, dark day.

I had driven a few hours to upstate NY to play Stephen Kay's "Union Vale" golf course and after finishing there decided I had more time and hoped to play one of the very historic ancient nine-hole courses in the area (i.e. Dutcher, Dinsmore) only to find the one I wanted had just closed for the season.

It wasn't long before I came across this place.   The parking lot was empty but they had a box for green fees so I strolled out along.

The day kept getting darker and wetter and my walking pace more hurried as I contemplated the surreal scene around me.   

It wasn't until later that I learned about the lobotomies performed there but that wasn't a surprise.   It was golf to the imagined aural sounds of shrieks and screams and after a quick nine I scrambled to my car without seeing another human soul.

I just learned that the golf course, built in 1939, shuttered it's doors at the end of last season.   Probably all for the best.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/harlem-valley-psychiatric-center
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Post by: David Wuthrich on November 20, 2017, 06:22:04 PM
Hermann Park Golf Course (Public) in Houston is in the shadows of the world famous Texas Medical Center.
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Post by: Brian Brown on December 06, 2017, 11:54:34 PM
Dyker Beach Golf Club which is located in Brooklyn at the head of the Narrows is next to the VA hospital.  From the upper floors of the hospital you can see the Verrazzano Bridge, Coney Island, the Statue of Liberty as well as Downtown Manhattan.  I believe you can also see Bayonne Golf Club.
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Post by: Angela Moser on December 07, 2017, 02:12:02 AM
Niederrheinische GC Düsseldorf in Germany. Although it is so well grown in, that you only notice the helicopter being right next door.
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Post by: Thomas Dai on December 07, 2017, 04:17:50 AM
In Malvern, UK, they dug up 9-holes by Alister MacKenzie to build a hospital during WWII.
Most of the other nine fortunately still exists in pretty original form, and they're cool holes, plus there's 1 original green that sits away from the others and wasn't dug up so it's nearly 80 yrs old and still has it's originally contours in place. It's a very cool green.
atb
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Post by: Sean_A on December 07, 2017, 04:55:21 AM
At Harry Colt's Southfield (or Oxford GC as it has been renamed) in err.. Oxford, the short par three seventeenth is backed by a chain link fence behind which sits a small parking lot that serves the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, part of the enormous Churchill Hospital complex, of which I have been a patient for fifteen years.

Once, while playing Southfield, I came to the seventeenth, hit my normal club for the hole and airmailed the green. My ball took one bounce over the fence and into the parking lot. Suffice to say that I made sure to park my car on the far side the next time I attended OCDEM.

Access to the Churchill for private cars has become horrendous in recent years. They are building a substantial new multi-storey car park, but given the rate at which the hospital is growing I don't think it will cope for very long. Southfield is only on leased land; I'm afraid to say that eventually I see the golf course closing for development, at least part of which would be the hospital.


A shot of the hole and hospital.  The hole is actually very good as is the course.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4178/33900144433_5007a1cbcf_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4178/33900144433_5007a1cbcf_b.jpg)

Ciao
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Post by: Adam Lawrence on December 07, 2017, 08:16:39 AM
At Harry Colt's Southfield (or Oxford GC as it has been renamed) in err.. Oxford, the short par three seventeenth is backed by a chain link fence behind which sits a small parking lot that serves the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism, part of the enormous Churchill Hospital complex, of which I have been a patient for fifteen years.

Once, while playing Southfield, I came to the seventeenth, hit my normal club for the hole and airmailed the green. My ball took one bounce over the fence and into the parking lot. Suffice to say that I made sure to park my car on the far side the next time I attended OCDEM.

Access to the Churchill for private cars has become horrendous in recent years. They are building a substantial new multi-storey car park, but given the rate at which the hospital is growing I don't think it will cope for very long. Southfield is only on leased land; I'm afraid to say that eventually I see the golf course closing for development, at least part of which would be the hospital.


A shot of the hole and hospital.  The hole is actually very good as is the course.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4178/33900144433_5007a1cbcf_b.jpg) (https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4178/33900144433_5007a1cbcf_b.jpg)

Ciao


Hospital's pretty good too... I owe them a lot  :)
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Post by: Phil Carlucci on December 07, 2017, 09:20:02 AM
Gull Haven Golf Course — a 9-hole Town of Islip muni on Long Island — plays right alongside the abandoned remnants of the Central Islip Psych Center.  The ruins are about 30 paces from the first tee.

Equally creepy, and I assume once part of the psych hospital, is a dilapidated baseball grandstand that watches over the 5th fairway.
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Post by: Rich Goodale on December 07, 2017, 09:56:18 AM
I'm pretty sure that Brookwood CC in Dallas abuts a hospital.
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Post by: Greg Hohman on December 07, 2017, 11:24:24 AM
Wingfield Pines (NLE) in Upper St. Clair and South Fayette townships in western Pennsylvania was next door to Mayview State Hospital (NLE), a psychiatric hospital. The WP property is now a conservation area. The son of one of the owners told me the course had surprise guests over the years.
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Post by: Kirk Gill on December 08, 2017, 12:11:24 PM
The old Fitzsimons golf course in Aurora, CO is closing this month to make way for development of a fast-growing medical campus. The course was built in 1918 (or 1938, I've seen both dates used), but I don't know much about its origins. All I could find in a quick online search is that it was designed and built by the Army Corp of Engineers. The course was only open to Army personnel for a long time.


Had a few cheap, fun rounds there once the course was opened for public play. You could always see Fitzsimons Army Hospital from the course. Given its location, it seems like it was always a question of when the course would be plowed under, not if.


Here's a blurry picture from an old postcard, showing the hospital and course in the background back before there was a lot of development. The postcard pic is from a site that sells old postcards and this one is for sale if anyone's interested!


(http://www.playle.com/pictures/SCVIEW418741.jpg)
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Post by: Bill Buthorn on December 08, 2017, 05:46:00 PM
The Veterans Administration Hospital at the end of Clement Street in San Francisco overlooks and is next door to the Lincoln Park muni golf course.
I grew up in Grand Junction CO.  Played about a thousand rounds at a nine hole course in the middle of town.  It’s name, and the name of the hospital where sliced tee shots on the fourth and fifth holes ended up?  Lincoln Park golf course and the VA hospital.  It was a pretty good course, with small greens and tight fairways.  A couple of the holes were early versions of the modern target desert holes we see in AZ.  A kid could play all summer for 40 bucks.  Great memories.