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Title: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 18, 2022, 07:28:53 PM
Much like the thread on the 1934 Connecticut Aerial Survey (found here - https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,32030.0.html (https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,32030.0.html)), this thread is going to cover aerial images of Wisconsin golf courses, as well as a little bit about each course's history.

The Wisconsin Historic Aerial Imagery Founder can be found here - https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/WHAIFinder/#7/44.750/-89.750 (https://maps.sco.wisc.edu/WHAIFinder/#7/44.750/-89.750).

It is a tremendous resource, and if you know where to look it isn't too hard to focus in on the approximately 180 golf courses that existed in the state at the time these images were captured.

Wisconsin as a golf state represents a bit of a microcosm of the development of golf in the United States as a whole.  It was one of the earliest states to adopt the game with a number of mid-1890's courses.  Later on, it saw the same Golden Age growth of private clubs experienced elsewhere, as well as a concerted emphasis on public golf in the 1920's and 1930's.  You can pretty much track the expansion of the game with the advances in transportation, as courses moved from cities and towns to locations off the rail lines to even more remote sites that required an automobile or even a boat to reach.  Many of the names associated with the design of these courses are familiar (Bendelow, Langford & Moreau, Ross, Alison, etc.).  Others represent a core of upper midwest designers, mostly out of Chicago but many local, that picked up where the bigger names would not go.

There are big money country club and resort projects depicted in these images, just as there are small town courses and "campsite links."

I plan to tackle each course one at a time, in alphabetical order (pursuant to the continually updated list below).  Please feel free to comment on each course with any additions, insights or corrections.  I'd only ask that you do so after each course is posted, i.e. comments on Tripoli CC can wait until we get to the T's.

Sven


List of Courses:

1.  Alpine Resort GC, Egg Harbor
2.  American Legion GC, Wausau
3.  Antigo Bass Lake CC, Antigo
4.  Antlers GC, Burlington
5.  Appleton Municipal GC, Appleton
6.  Arcadia CC, Arcadia
7.  Baraboo GC, Baraboo
8.  Barron GC, Barron
9.  CC of Beloit, Beloit
10.  Beloit Municipal GC, Beloit
11.  Big Foot GC, Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake
12.  Black River Falls CC, Black River Falls
13.  Blackhawk CC, Madison
14.  Blue Mound G&CC, Wauwatosa
15.  Brown Deer Park Municipal GC, Milwaukee
16.  Brown's Lake GC, Burlington
17.  Brynwood CC, Milwaukee
18.  Bulls Eye CC, Wisconsin Rapids
19.  Burr Oaks Public GC, Madison
20.  Butte des Morts GC, Appleton
21.  Calumet GC, Chilton
22.  Casa Loma CC, Powers Lake
23.  Chenequa CC, Hartland
24.  Chequamegon CC, Ashland
25.  Chetek GC, Chetek
26.  Chippewa Falls CC, Chippewa Falls
27.  Chiwaukee GC, Kenosha
28.  Coldwater Canyon GC, Kilbourn
29.  Columbus CC, Columbus
30.  Commodore Barry CC, Twin Lakes
31.  Commodore Hotel GC, Sturgeon Bay
32.  Country Club Estates, Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake
33.  Currie Park Municipal GC, Wauwatosa
34.  Darlington GC, Darlington
35.  Decatur Lake GC, Brodhead
36.  Delavan Lake CC, Delavan
37.  Delbrook GC, Delavan
38.  Dells-Ringling CC, Kilbourn
39.  Eagle River CC, Eagle River
40.  Eagle Springs GC, Eagle
41.  Eau Claire CC, Eau Claire
42.  Edgerton CC, Edgerton
43.  Evansville CC, Evansville
44.  Everett GC, Eagle River
45.  Four Seasons Club, Pembine
46.  Fox Lake CC, Fox Lake
47.  Fox River CC, Green Bay
48.  George Williams College GC, Williams Bay
49.  Gitchinadji CC, Superior
50.  Glenway GC, Madison
51.  Grant Park Municipal GC, Milwaukee
52.  Greenfield Park Municipal GC, Milwaukee
53.  Hartel's Resort GC, Lost Land Lake
54.  Hartford GC, Hartford
55.  Hi-Dale Golf Links, Rice Lake
56.  Hillcrest GC, Eau Claire
57.  Hillmoor CC, Lake Geneva
58.  Janesville CC, Janesville
59.  Janesville Municipal GC (a/k/a Riverside Municipal GC), Janesville
60.  Johnson Park GC, Racine
61.  Kaukauna GC, Kaukauna
62.  Kenosha CC, Kenosha
63.  Kenosha Municipal GC, Kenosha
64.  Kishwauketoe CC, Lake Geneva
65.  La Crosse CC, La Crosse
66.  La Crosse Public GC, La Crosse
67.  Ladysmith CC, Ladysmith
68.  Lake Delton CC, Lake Delton
69.  Lake Geneva CC, Lake Geneva
70.  Lake Hallie GC, Chippewa Falls
71.  Lake Lawn GC, Delavan
72.  Lake Ripley CC, Cambridge
73.  Lake Wisconsin CC, Prairie du Sac
74.  Lakeside CC, Manitowoc
75.  Lakeside GC, Pewaukee
76.  Lancaster CC, Lancaster
77.  Lauderdale CC, Elkhorn
78.  Lawsonia GC (Links Course), Green Lake
79.  Lawsonia GC (First Course), Green Lake
80.  Ledgeview GC, Fond du Lac
81.  Lincoln Fields GC, Manitowoc
82.  Little River CC, Marinette
83.  Luck GC, Luck
84.  Lynx Club, Milwaukee
85.  Maple Bluff GC, Madison
86.  Maple Crest CC, Kenosha
87.  Marshfield CC, Marshfield
88.  Mary Jewell Municipal GC, Oshkosh
89.  Mascoutin GC, Berlin
90.  Maxcy's GC, Oshkosh
91.  Maxwelton Braes CC, Bailey Harbor
92.  Mayville GC, Mayville
93.  McKenzie Lakes CC, McKenzie Lake
94.  Meadow Springs GC, Jefferson
95.  Meadowbrook CC, Racine
96.  Medford GC, Medford
97.  Mellen CC, Mellen
98.  Menomonie CC, Menomonie
99.  Merrill GC, Merrill
100.  Merrill Hills CC, Waukesha
101.  Michiwaukee CC, Milwaukee
102.  Milwaukee CC, North Milwaukee
103.  Minocqua Heights CC, Minocqua
104.  Mondovi CC, Mondovi
105.  Monona GC, Madison
106.  Monroe CC, Monroe
107.  Morse Hills GC, Beloit
108.  Mt. Horeb GC, Mt. Horeb
109.  Nakoma CC, Madison
110.  Nemadji GC, Superior
111.  New Richmond GC, New Richmond
112.  Nipperink Manor CC, Genoa City
113.  North Hills CC, Milwaukee
114.  North Shore CC, Menasha
115.  CC of Oconomowoc, Oconomowoc
116.  Oconomowoc CC, Oconomowoc
117.  Oconto GC, Oconto
118.  Ojibwa GC, Chippewa Falls
119.  Old Hickory GC, Beaver Dam
120.  Old Mission Inn GC, La Pointe
121.  Oneida Golf & Riding Club, Green Bay
122.  Oshkosh CC, Oshkosh
123.  Otter Rapids GC, Eagle River
124.  Owen GC, Owen
125.  Ozaukee CC, Mequon
126.  Pan Yak Park Club, Dover
127.  Park Falls CC, Park Falls
128.  Pell Lake Highlands GC, Bloomfield
129.  Peninsula State Park GC, Ephraim
130.  Petrifying Springs GC, Kenosha
131.  Pine Hills CC, Sheboygan
132.  Platteville CC, Platteville
133.  Powers Lake CC, Genoa City
134.  Quit-Qui-Oc GC, Elkhart Lake
135.  Racine CC, Racine
136.  Reedsburg CC, Reedsburg
137.  Rhinelander CC, Rhinelander
138.  Richland CC, Richland Center
139.  Ridgeway CC, Neenah
140.  River Falls GC, River Falls
141.  Riverdale CC, Sheboygan
142.  Rivermoor CC, Waterford
143.  Riverside GC, Portage
144.  Riverview CC, Appleton
145.  Shawano CC, Shawano
146.  Sheboygan CC, Sheboygan
147.  Shoop Park GC, Racine
148.  Shorewood GC, Green Bay
149.  Smokey Lake CC, Phelps
150.  Sparta CC, Sparta
151.  Spooner Lake GC, Spooner
152.  Spring Valley CC, Salem
153.  Springbrook-Antigo CC, Antigo
154.  Springvale GC, New London
155.  Squires CC, Port Washington
156.  St. Johns GC, Delafield
157.  Stark CC, Randolph
158.  Stoughton CC, Stoughton
159.  Swan Lake CC, Portage
160.  Tagalong GC, Red Cedar Lake
161.  Takodah Club, Fond du Lac
162.  Three Lakes GC, Three Lakes
163.  Tomah GC, Tomah
164.  Tripoli CC, Milwaukee
165.  Trout Lake G&CC, Woodruff
166.  Tuckaway CC, Milwaukee
167.  Turtle Lake CC, Winchester
168.  Tuscumbia CC, Green Lake
169.  Twin Lake Lodge GC, Twin Lakes
170.  Tyranena GC, Lake Mills
171.  Villa Louis CC, Prairie du Chien
172.  Viroqua GC, Viroqua
173.  Washington Park Municipal GC, Racine
174.  Watertown CC, Watertown
175.  Waukesha GC, Waukesha
176.  Waupaca GC, Waupaca
177.  Wausau CC, Wausau
178.  West Bend CC, West Bend
179.  Westmoor CC, Brookfield
180.  Westmoreland GC, Madison
181.  White Oak Park GC, Bohners Lake
182.  Whitehall GC, Whitehall
183.  Whitewater CC, Whitewater
184.  Whiting CC, Stevens Point
185.  Whitnall Park Municipal GC, Milwaukee
186.  Woodmont CC, Milwaukee
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 18, 2022, 07:38:51 PM
Alpine Resort GC (Egg Harbor)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Alpine_Resort_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0bb9c1ea-ca49-47c4-b614-2cc60f5c3ed8)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Alpine_Resort_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4b50e54e-c8e4-418f-8ad0-9700decaead6)

Located near Egg Harbor in Door County, Alpine Resort was designed as a 9 hole course by "Walter Carberry," the pro at Shoreacres.  It should be noted that there was a professional at that time in Iowa named Walter Carberry, but the pro at Shoreacres was James Carberry.

Wisconsin was in many ways the summer playground of the Chicago elite, and it is of no surprise to see Carberry's name associated with this course, although who was responsible for bringing him up north remains a question.  The course still exists today having subsequently been expanded to 18 holes.

Oct. 30, 1924 Green Bay Press Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Alpine_Resort_-_Green_Bay_Press_Gazette_Oct._30_1924.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d3993480-9da2-4c93-bf84-15b9e0d123a8)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 18, 2022, 10:27:05 PM
American Legion GC (Wausau) - n/k/a Tribute GC

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_(The_Tribute)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/63ea40da-ebb2-444c-b482-d256d1a5d5a0)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/34e9a8b9-563a-4879-8f6e-b14c877b4739)

A possible Harry Collis layout that answered the demand for a public course in Wausau.

Sept. 13, 1928 Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_-_Wausau_Daily_Herald_Sept._13_1928_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/64d3a836-13c4-4a20-9e96-7b5a50f9b244)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_-_Wasau_Daily_Herald_Sept._13_1928_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/898556d0-9d90-4560-9feb-e0e807aa664a)

Sept. 24, 1928 Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_(Wausau)_-_Daily_Herald_Sept._24_1928_(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/73fc3ae0-a20d-4fd5-83e4-a0d45b55d1fb)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_(Wausau)_-_Daily_Herald_Sept._24_1928_(2).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/625841ad-0784-422a-a07e-df27f1f04f10)

April 12, 1929 Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/American_Legion_(Wausau)_-_Daily_Herald_April_12_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6c2daba9-e5da-4240-9814-cfa81925eb78)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 18, 2022, 11:26:18 PM
Antigo Bass Lake CC a/k/a Antigo CC n/k/a Bass Lake GC (Antigo)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antigo_Bass_Lake_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/41d3831e-769c-4000-a24a-865dabcef7ee)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antigo_Bass_Lake_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/68807121-9c45-4979-a11f-4000beae0890)

Although this course was listed as being in Antigo, it was located 5 miles north on the shores of Bass Lake near Deerbrook.  Its tough for me to tell if the aerial above depicts 9 or 18 holes, but we do know the course opened with 9 holes in 1925.  Reworked later by Larry Packard, the original architect of this one remains a mystery.

June 26, 1924 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antigo_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_June_26_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0b826f3b-c567-4828-bebd-73dfd7a938eb)

July 10, 1925 Wausau Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antigo_-_Wausau_Daily_Herald_July_10_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1ce36d36-755a-46a5-8137-a09e3b7a350a)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 19, 2022, 10:06:37 AM
Antlers GC (Burlington)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antlers_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ddd20144-d021-41cc-b4f6-89f83294d9c2)

Located on the north shore of Browns Lake near Burlington, Antlers was designed in 1921 by Tom Bendelow, built in 1923, opened in 1924 and stuck around into the 1940's before being developed into housing.  The 1925 Ad copied below sums up much of what lake life was like in Wisconsin in the 1920's, and still perhaps today. 

"Beautiful - Economical - An Ideal Place"

Sept. 29, 1921 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antlers_-_Burlington_Free_Press_Sept._29_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3d880509-f800-4710-af54-f5770758ee91)

Jan. 8, 1923 Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antlers_-_Journal_Times_Jan._8_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a39c6e66-66a6-4ec4-8acc-329cf9d54089)

July 24, 1924 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antlers_-_Burlington_Free_Press_July_24_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bdbf9129-2ba5-4fd4-9e49-b0a34d72743c)

Aug. 11, 1925 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Antlers_Ad_-_The_Journal_Times_Aug._11_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f5d4f434-ce40-4782-95cf-708d4353ef35)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 19, 2022, 10:21:52 AM
Appleton Municipal GC n/k/a Reid Municipal GC (Appleton)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Appleton_Municipal_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1568aa74-cb54-47b5-8a9f-6116aa295f04)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Appleton_Municipal_(Reid_Municipal)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8332d55c-667f-4462-8f40-5703be05c832)

A prime example of the spirit that fueled many municipal courses throughout the country.  Although there were plans to extend the course to 18 hole in the early 1930's, it would appear the expansion didn't take place for at least a few years.

Sept. 9, 1927 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Appleton_Municipal_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_Sept._9_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/524c66d0-688e-46a7-b46c-29451cd8ec88)

June 10, 1930 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Appleton_Municipal_-_The_Post-Crescent_June_10_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fefe01c3-2596-4e19-b0a2-3841210452a9)

April 30, 1932 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Appleton_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_30_1932_(4).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f76de3c5-953c-4ddf-9133-5ea7a45165e3)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 19, 2022, 10:38:45 AM
Arcadia CC (Arcadia)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Arcadia_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/97249e45-60dc-4eea-93d0-111cebc593b7)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Arcadia_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8946d928-f258-4c45-83c6-5259ed304ad2)

A classic small town course that started with sand greens.

July 6, 1924 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Arcadia_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_July_6_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f8bdbed3-8449-4e8e-9073-ccee0d2f178a)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 19, 2022, 11:10:42 AM
Baraboo GC a/k/a Devils Lake CC (Baraboo)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b46695a1-7b53-40c9-9a53-5cf0cbacc33f)

I don't have much on the origins of Baraboo, although it was noted as a 2,600 yard grass green course in the Annual Guides, a decent length for a course built on 20 acres.  From the sounds of the 1928 article below, the club operated on a fairly meager budget.

Oblique Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Aerial_Photo.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/95c934e1-5e0b-4dc6-a682-e8bc83bb5acb)

Two Photographs -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Photo_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/743f07a4-1818-44ff-a033-c68d86030d7a)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Photo_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/778b3169-0e6f-4573-b661-4c5f7e5fcdfc)

June 15, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_15_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8c53ff20-705c-4ec6-a4ec-fad17f8abab7)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 20, 2022, 09:08:50 AM
Barron GC, Barron

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Barron_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c04ee4c6-72e2-4c98-8a1b-20c2efde146c)

The only information I have on this course comes from the 1938 Golf Guide which notes a 9 hole 2,563 yard public course with a date of organization of 1926.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 20, 2022, 09:37:46 AM
CC of Beloit a/k/a Beloit CC (Beloit)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Beloit_(CC_of)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/143e177c-b0e3-4818-b833-1e89a2e49cf0)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Beloit_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/aa7cf030-c55d-4ad4-9b2e-8329b672cf7c)

Beloit had golf as early as 1899.  This course was built as a 9 holer on a 40 acre parcel in 1909 and is credited to Tom Bendelow.  Stanley Pelchar is credited with extending the course to 18 holes in the late 1920's.

Dec. 1929 Golfdom -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Pelchar_-_Golfdom_Dec._1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2eff9002-982e-4c8e-961c-202b61feee5d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 20, 2022, 09:59:34 AM
Beloit Municipal GC n/k/a Krueger Municipal GC (Beloit)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Beloit_Municipal_(Kreuger_Municipal)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8ead558b-55f3-40f4-9d6b-379ce627b928)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Krueger_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/607b7071-7e95-47d2-99f1-0b8e1ec3bba8)

This course opened in 1927 with 9 holes and had 18 holes by 1931.  Pelchar (pursuant to the Ad noted above) was involved at some point with the 18 hole version.  During the depression the course was playable for free by anyone who was unemployed.

Alvin Krueger, the longtime professional here and its namesake later on, was also a pitcher for the Madison Blues baseball team.

April 30, 1927 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Beloit_Municipal_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_30_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/75c0c438-b3f1-42c7-83bc-44b0401475e7)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 20, 2022, 10:13:02 AM
Big Foot GC a/k/a Big Foot CC (Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Big_Foot_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8c23e53e-e264-46fa-98d6-5bc2d1a2c05d)

On the Southwest corner of Lake Geneva plans were formulated to build three 18 hole courses.  Three courses would eventually get built here, but only 18 holes were only constructed by Tom Bendelow for this club.

April 3, 1924 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Big_Foot_-_Chicago_Tribune_April_3_1924(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e2fda239-142c-454c-9596-c1cc1c7c11ec)

Nov. 6, 1924 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Big_Foot_-_Chicago_Tribune_Nov._6_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b0f2da46-ce80-46a7-82d8-3213007d34da)

May 7, 1925 Lake Geneva Regional News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Big_Foot_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_May_7_1925.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c06f6714-e69e-489e-98ee-fab2c14b7b1b)

July 2, 1925 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Big_Foot_-_Kenosha_News_July_2_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b1c5ea4c-b4a7-4ca9-9635-2995ee650f4a)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 20, 2022, 11:20:17 PM
Black River Falls CC (Black River Falls)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Black_River_Falls_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e16bc03e-4d04-4f0c-b509-2d14b9a5d6de)

A 6 hole course built in a town of 1,800 people where one in every seven citizens became a member.

July 30, 1922 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Black_River_Falls_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_July_30_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f6624353-a79a-4573-a911-822c683b661c)

Oct. 1922 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Black_River_Falls_-_Golfers_Magazine_Oct._1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f64c32e1-496d-48a5-97a1-eff86a156d67)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 20, 2022, 11:59:11 PM
Blackhawk CC (Madison)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blackhawk_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6e336c9d-0fe6-44ce-9242-de55fc8a85ed)

Laid out by C. H. Mayo in 1921, 2nd 9 added by club professional John Hackbarth around 1927 and 11 holes renovated by A. W. Tillinghast in the mid-1930's, Blackhawk has been one of Madison's premier clubs since its inception.

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the club are the burial mounds of the Blackhawk Indians that were on the site.

Oct. 5, 1921 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blackhawk_Plan_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Oct._5_1921.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2830eea5-f240-414c-ac60-6ab9081f2e8b)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blackhawk_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Oct._5_1921.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bef3c9bf-0ab4-4c1a-bfd6-d0244f214957)

May 13, 1927 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Black_Hawk_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_13_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/529652f7-67ce-4a4a-8b15-67c4bbafe9ee)

May 6, 1928 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Black_Hawk_-_The_Capital_Times_May_6_1928.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/de286326-338c-4621-9bb8-cb4dc0c84db0)

Undated Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blackhawk_Routing_(Rotated)_-_Undated.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/94fd20d9-edd6-436a-b8ca-fa6e906a52d4)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blackhawk_Photo.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6d85bcce-5108-4254-ba54-0261448faab2)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blackhawk_Burial_Mounds.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/01bcab40-8246-462a-90ba-2e8f37f8d1d1)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 21, 2022, 09:44:32 AM
Blue Mound G&CC (Wauwatosa)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0cb32270-78eb-4894-9e31-0bc60726d7db)

Although Blue Mound has been covered extensively on this site, surprisingly very little was written about the club's new Seth Raynor course when it was built in the mid-20's.  Raynor's design replaced an 18 hole course on a smaller parcel of land.  The first 9 holes date back to 1903, with the extension to 18 by Bendelow taking place in 1907.  This was erroneously noted as being the first 18 hole course in the state (Lake Geneva holds this honor).

Bendelow was briefly considered as the architect for the new course when the club purchased the Swan and Gilbert farms, with Raynor eventually getting the job.

The club went bankrupt in the 1930's, reorganized, changed its name from Blue Mound CC to Blue Mound G&CC and had to lease the club property for a brief period of time before some former members were able to effectuate a purchase and effectively rescue the enterprise.

Thanks to Bret Lawrence for sending on the two Milwaukee Journal articles below.
Oct. 29, 1924 Milwaukee Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound-_Milwaukee_Jounral_Oct._29_1924_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99260f28-f0c7-4de8-a8e0-39e5405e1245)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound_-_Milwaukee_Jounral_Oct._29_1924_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cdfd1826-9d34-43e1-a2bc-88e9522f7aa6)

Nov. 3, 1924 Milwaukee Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound_-_Milwaukee_Journal_Nov._3_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cc0bac62-937f-4e35-aae0-8b2621e73a8e)

Aug. 11, 1933 Santa Cruz Sentinel -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound_-_Santa_Cruz_Sentinel_Aug._11_1933.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/87087b8b-6a62-444d-92ce-f8916c1ebe1b)

Scorecard of the Pre-Raynor Course -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound_Scorecard.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b4fc4e9d-e401-45ee-9bae-df8f632e7ea6)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 21, 2022, 09:51:52 AM
Brown Deer Park Municipal GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brown_Dear_Run_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/95a392dc-97d8-4679-9ed6-202d6de48513)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brown_Deer_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/02f6f2f9-8fc1-41ee-9a63-a25f73cd8c75)

Designed by George Hansen in 1928, Brown Deer will always be known as the site of the GMO. 

Like many Golden Age courses, the paucity of trees at its inception compared to the modern look is striking.

March 8, 1928 Milwaukee Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brown_Deer_-_The_Milwaukee_Journal_March_8_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/311cbd46-ad57-4124-b887-b46a76a3b03d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 21, 2022, 10:05:22 AM
Brown's Lake GC a/k/a Brown's Lake Golf Association f/k/a Burlington CC (Burlington)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Browns_Lake_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/55c663ae-6bba-4568-889e-338ebbc64d71)

In the 1920's the population of Burlington hovered just below 4,000 people.  Yet the city was able to support the construction of a fairly high budget 18 hole course and attracted Jim Foulis to do the layout.  There are countless examples like this that emphasize the fervor for the game during this time.  What is amazing is how many of the courses, like this one, still exist.

April 10, 1925 Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brown_s_Lake_-_Journal_Times_April_10_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4c0dbd2c-3440-4d33-a9b9-73c2e0432bf2)

April 29, 1926 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brown_s_Lake_-_Burlington_Free_Press_April_29_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/759a741c-b171-4a55-ab97-0d29b916b6e2)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: MCirba on January 21, 2022, 10:07:53 AM
Sven,


Thanks for this terrific thread.


A visit to Wisconsin is way, way overdue and being a muni guy I really need to get to Brown Deer.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 21, 2022, 10:19:53 AM
Brynnwood CC n/k/a Wisconsin Club (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brynwood_(Wisconsin_Club)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/780ef9e9-897a-4964-aecf-8f4adf039ffb)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brynwood_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b0360efb-9e18-48cc-8d35-7c9b980b2c05)

Built by the unheralded Harry Smead (who is better known for his work at Pine Hills in Sheboygan) at a time when many clubs were highly restrictive, Brynwood was the social center for much of Milwaukee's affluent Jewish community.

The course was recently merged with the downtown Wisconsin Club and the name changed.

June 1, 1928 Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brynwood_-_Wisconsin_Jewish_Chronicle_June_1_1928.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/beedabf3-6dc2-4623-812c-3eaf9e80571c)

July 12, 192 Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brynwood_-_Wisconsin_Jewish_Chronicle_July_12_1929_(1).jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7c7c3017-39ae-4192-94dc-444da314ae5f)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brynwood_-_Wisconsin_Jewish_Chronicle_July_12_1929_(2).jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fe0b1733-3158-4466-bead-bb2d683487ae)

July 19, 1929 Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brynwood_-_Wisconsin_Jewish_Chronicle_July_19_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99cd57a8-938e-4274-bc60-30f9fad010ef)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 21, 2022, 10:36:16 AM
Bulls Eye CC (Wisconsin Rapids)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bull_s_Eye_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f4bf8cdc-269b-4049-92c1-de9e71d9cdd2)

Recently covered in a Mystery Aerial thread, Bulls Eye started in 1921 with a 9 hole Bendelow course, was expanded to 18 holes in 1927 with Leonard Macumber constructing the Stiles & Van Kleek plan and was reworked a few times since then.

The plan for the 18 hole course below was forwarded to me by Dan Moore.

April 25, 1918 Wood County Reporter -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bulls_Eye_-_Wood_County_Reporter_April_25_1918.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/60119fb9-8d0e-45e7-908f-c378ac1b4323)

Oct. 12, 1925 The Daily Tribune -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bulls-Eye_(WI)_-_The_Daily_Tribune_Oct._12_1925_(3).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3314e4db-3609-41ed-8f0b-7cc0de29c309)

Oct. 23, 1925 The Daily Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bulls-Eye_-_The_Daily_Tribune_Oct._23_1925(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9e247c8c-4495-43dd-95e7-6689798358d1)

May 1927 Golfdom -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Macomber_Ad_-_Golfdom_May_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6ae76f43-591f-4386-93d1-0b4a4ae00488)

Plan of the 18 Hole Course -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bulls_Eye_Styles_Van_Kleek_Plan.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bf605f54-7c8d-4491-a015-45c78b6b864e)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 21, 2022, 10:58:17 AM
Burr Oaks Public Golf Course (Madison)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Burr_Oaks_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b9a5ae95-32a0-4e9b-bc9f-7b766cbfa8c7)

The concept of the "Pay As You Play" course took root during the mid-1920's.  Where the demand called for, and municipalities were unwilling to heed the call, the daily fee was born.

Burr Oaks was one of a number of such courses built in midwest along these lines.

Oct. 18, 1927 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Burr_Oaks_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Oct._18_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b5fe0be9-3a9d-4601-81f3-89818c14b872)

May 6, 1928 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Burr_Oaks_-_The_Capital_Times_May_6_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c5e9d605-aaef-4dba-8d65-f6416236acd1)

1931 Photo of the 5th Hole -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Burr_Oaks_5th_-_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ddbf7644-2900-45ac-9884-39c7fe00f9ab)

1933 Photo of the 2nd Green -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Burr_Oaks_2nd_Green_-_1933.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d0fc3f52-8053-47bc-a903-ea8fd128b372)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Jerry Rossi on January 22, 2022, 10:38:45 PM
Sven - is there any more detail on this scorecard?  Iíve seen it before and I just donít see how this is accurate for the Raynor course (Iím aware the 9ís have been flipped).   This doesnít at all line up with the hole by hole SJR did for the club pre-construction in 1924 (which is in our archives).  I assume then, that this must be the old location?


Thanks for sharing.

Scorecard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Blue_Mound_Scorecard.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b4fc4e9d-e401-45ee-9bae-df8f632e7ea6)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 12:44:14 AM
Jerry:


Good catch.  That is indeed the earlier version of the course pre-Raynor.


Sven
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 09:49:22 AM
Butte des Morts GC (Appleton)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Butte_des_Morts_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/36a54aa5-6ea1-4301-82ac-5b47c1c9ed2e)

Aug. 29, 1923 Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Butte_Des_Morts_-_Post-Crescent_Aug._29_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99da6c16-30f7-47c1-ae6d-4deb0eba9a39)

Dec. 6, 1923 Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Butte_des_Morts_-_Post-Crescent_Dec._6_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a4cdefd6-c80c-433e-8d72-f6ae9a2a25f5)

Jan. 16, 1924 Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Butte_Des_Morts_-_The_Post-Crescent_Jan._16_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ab400424-8d79-45d6-9a7c-8d23c7f850c1)

April 5, 1924 Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Butte_des_Morts_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_5_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9414e0e6-2b9c-40b1-9799-3e1799719d5f)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 10:18:37 AM
Calumet GC a/k/a Calumet Realty Company GC n/k/a Hickory Hills CC (Chilton)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hickory_Hills_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/23ceccd9-7d7f-4b4f-81d4-9072a3267db3)

Another small town, small membership course that survived the depression and still exists today.

Oct. 20, 1927 Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Calumet_-_The_Post-Crescent_Oct._20_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0e80c701-022c-4be2-9c87-2445fa5dbd32)

Aug. 28, 1928 Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Calumet_-_The_Post-Crescent_Aug._28_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/346686f6-d303-4b65-a36c-9391fbca67df)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 11:18:35 AM
Casa Loma CC f/k/a Aquilla CC (Powers Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Casa_Lonsa_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4545ba41-1378-4869-be06-6f154f7125a4)

The course here had a short yet very eventful history.  Aquilla CC was formed with grand plans for a multi-course resort to be utilized by members of the Knights of Columbus of Chicago.  Within a few years of its inception, the project was sold to wealthy Chicago African Americans, a move that did not receive local favor.  At this time the course was renamed Casa Loma CC. 

Like Langston, Shady Rest and a number of other courses, Casa Loma played a brief yet important role in the history of minority golf in the United States.  In 1930, the course hosted the UGA National Open Championship, otherwise known as
the "Negro National Open," which was won by Edison Marshall of New Orleans.  The course was set to host the 1931 tournament but it was moved due to the foreclosure of the club.

The 1937 Aerial above appears to show a course that was possibly still being maintained.  What happened to the course after the foreclosure remains a mystery to me.

April 1, 1926 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Aquilla_-_Burlington_Free_Press_April_1_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f8433ed8-d9b2-4568-9dc5-a9790d3e9498)

Sept. 23, 1926 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Aquilla_-_Burlington_Free_Press_Sept._23_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5e8a9d99-b92c-4b4d-be33-7c9620ab42b8)

Aug. 1, 1929 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Casa_Loma_-_The_Journal_Times_Aug._1_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1c9ffaeb-7c7b-407a-9ccd-c0f1694b7df8)

Oct. 22, 1929 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Casa_Loma_(Aquilla)_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Oct._22_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/56c576a3-f1fd-4eaa-a6de-3431233f95f1)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 11:49:09 AM
Chenequa CC (Hartland)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chenequa_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1fa39858-8eca-44d3-9737-15a4bfbeaf75)

Although the club's website note Bendelow laid out the course here in 1912, the contemporaneous accounts note he was there in 1908.

Sept. 3, 1908 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chenequa_-_Chicago_Tribune_Sept._3_1908_copy.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6dc25fdb-7b93-4498-b62c-1929523a2d49)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 12:03:47 PM
Chequamegon CC n/k/a Chequamegon Bay CC (Ashland)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chequamegan_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/04a58d9e-d215-4b22-8f1a-5894ea2b5218)

The course was taken over by the local Elks lodge in the 1940's and expanded to 18 holes at a much later date.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 12:35:17 PM
Chetek GC (Chetek)

1939 Aerial

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chetek_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e216882e-66c2-40a7-9490-0368e1281de4)

Built around 1924, the course eventually moved across the street and became Sunset View GC.

July 23, 1924 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chetek_-_Leader-Telegram_July_23_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c75bd840-f1fb-42fc-b3f3-5955340a5d33)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chetek_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3d19c446-10b5-4b24-9647-d24c0bd4a7db)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 23, 2022, 10:41:27 PM
Chippewa Falls CC a/k/a Chippewa CC n/k/a Lake Wissota Golf & Events (Chippewa Falls)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chippewa_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d53f1839-3dc6-4789-901f-606a54d28e9b)

Located a bit northeast of Eau Claire, golf came to Chippewa Falls in the early 1920's.

April 3, 1920 Chippewa Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chippewa_-_Leader-Telegram_April_3_1920.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/912a76cb-e3c2-48c5-915a-1d8f3aa4a3b8)

April 16, 1923 Chippewa Herald-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chippewa_-_Chippewa_Herald-Telegram_April_16_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e2b74cd9-77fc-4d7f-86e3-f08cbaeff6bc)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 24, 2022, 09:30:33 AM
Chiwaukee GC (Kenosha)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chiwaukee_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cccb97cf-675d-4784-a221-4ba6251c47c5)

The Kenosha Sand Dunes stretch along Lake Michigan from the south end of the city down to the Illinois border and comprises a remnant lake plain prairie of ridges and swales formed as the lake receded.  One might think this was perfect land for golf, almost links land.

Today there are no golf courses on this stretch.  But in the late 1920's, there were massive plans for development here that would have involved the creation of two courses.  Only one of these was ever built.

The first course would have been the center piece of a massive project to be called Edithton Beach backed by Edith Rockefeller McCormick (John D.'s daughter).  Langford & Moreau were contracted to design an 18 hole course by the name of North Shore Acres.  The Depression ended the project, and eventually bankrupted Edith.

But our story centers on the smaller plat of land that lay just to the south of Edithton called Chiwaukee-On-The-Lake, a similar development backed by J. H. Penny & Sons of Chicago.  Charles Wagstaff was hired to design an 18 hole course for Chiwaukee.  Contrary to some newspaper reports, only 9 holes were eventually built.  The Depression killed the real estate play at Chiwaukee as well, with the course living on for a short while as a public course.

If anyone wants to read more about Edith, Chiwaukee and these two developments, I highly recommend visiting the following site -

https://www.kenosha.com/2021/07/23/85th-street-the-intersection-of-ancient-sand-dunes-virgin-prairie-a-rockefeller-and-phil-sander/ (https://www.kenosha.com/2021/07/23/85th-street-the-intersection-of-ancient-sand-dunes-virgin-prairie-a-rockefeller-and-phil-sander/)

July 22, 1927 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chiwaukee_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_July_22_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8399f01e-1aa7-42bb-a248-8ba2f1f7dce0)

Sept. 13, 1929 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chiwaukee_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Sept._13_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a402896b-776d-469f-b2dc-9fe15f400765)

April 24, 1936 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chiwaukee_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_April_24_1936.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/02990062-58da-4c71-af10-e8d49cdeac1c)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 24, 2022, 09:49:06 AM
Coldwater Canyon GC a/k/a Berry's Dells GC a/k/a Chula Vista GC n/k/a Pineaire CC (Kilbourn)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Coldwater_Canyon_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1b2d97f5-bc24-41c7-98f4-385476ffbae9)

Well before the water parks and souvenir shops, the Wisconsin Dells were a much more bucolic setting.  Unlike the polished lake resorts closer to Chicago and Milwaukee, many of the more northern retreats centered on a more rustic lifestyle. 

The Coldwater Canyon GC (one of many names including Dells GC which is easy to confuse with the Dells-Ringling CC built south of Kilbourn) was frequented by guests at Berry's Hotel and the nearby Chula Vista Campground.

April 19, 1923 Portage Daily Register -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Coldwater_Canyon_-_Portage_Daily_Register_April_19_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cd8b6a0a-e531-4d12-9698-0b2bf79f5e51)

June 17, 1932 Portage Daily Register -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Coldwater_Canyon_-_Portage_Daily_Register_June_17_1932.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1b33f32a-5c4e-4823-b4a4-de565b88cf20)

Berry's Hotel Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Chula_Vista_(Berry_Hotel)_Postcard.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8011e754-9eb4-4db2-bd59-b00336f3582f)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 24, 2022, 10:03:29 AM
Columbus CC (Columbus)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Columbus_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0510008b-c412-449e-b0fc-f767127db231)

Another small town, small budget project that lives on today.

June 6, 1930 Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Columbus_-_Capital_Times_June_6_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/03e382cb-ca95-4997-9b93-b0cb8fef7fa9)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 24, 2022, 10:52:09 AM
Commodore Barry CC n/k/a Twin Lakes CC (Twin Lakes)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Commodore_Barry_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8f271ddd-2081-427c-a71c-5065fca7f3f6)

An ambitious project at Twin Lakes done by the Chicago Knights of Columbus, possibly the successor to their initial effort at Aquilla CC (which became Casa Loma) just down the road.  The course is credited to Leonard Macomber.  Anytime you see Wendell Miller's name attached to a project you know they weren't cutting corners.  This is the second Macomber/Miller combo I've seen, the other being Kishwauketoe at Lake Geneva.

May 29, 1929 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Commodore_Barry_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_May_29_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/116d0e32-f58a-42e7-a758-88be61e1eb42)

July 30, 1930 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Commodore_Barry_-_Kenosha_News_July_30_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0aa0831a-bb6e-4c57-9f44-2c32e3d6c155)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 24, 2022, 11:20:28 PM
Commodore Hotel GC a/k/a Leathem Smith Lodge GC (Sturgeon Bay)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Commodore_Hotel_(Leathem_Smith_Lodge)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7b565ce7-fe93-4b3c-9b21-692268674edc)

Built in 1928 as a 9 hole course for the Commodore Hotel, credit has been given to Langford & Moreau.  I have not seen anything that confirms their work here. 

The hotel and course were the vision of businessman Leathem D. Smith, known as the Frank Lloyd Wright of the shipping industry.  Smith took over an existing company founded by his father and his partner that began with a lumber mill and later a quarry and a shipyard that was responsible for the Staten Island Ferries.  The company built the first bridge over Sturgeon Bay.  Smith would go on to make the bulk of his fortune during World War II making ships for the Navy.

1950 Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Leathem_Smith_Lodge_Postcard_-_1950.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/aa92065e-2545-45fb-8681-5cd1fa3d61e0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 24, 2022, 11:33:20 PM
Country Club Estates f/k/a Geneva Lake Yacht and GC (Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Country_Club_Estates_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ab0dd19e-3c51-4820-994e-db655ef41eae)

Another Bendelow on Lake Geneva, this course was built adjacent to Big Foot CC.

May 4, 1926 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Country_Club_Estates_-_Chicago_Tribune_May_4_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3bd745e8-80c1-4a9f-ab6c-8ee3f5a0ae69)

May 13, 1926 Lake Geneva Regional News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Country_Club_Estates_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_May_13_1926_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c0795cff-9566-4e88-96e7-76a1c930baea)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Country_Club_Estates_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_May_13_1926_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/61e65a2f-c545-46c8-b13b-c26d8dfd869e)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 09:36:23 AM
Currie Park Municipal GC (Wauwatosa)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Currie_Park_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/386895fa-ab96-40a1-9fd4-b144ab14c0bb)

Predating Brown Deer Park by a year, Currie Park was also laid out by George Hansen, custodian of the Grant Park links.

April 18, 1927 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Currie_Park_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_18_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/14e231d7-d083-4036-816f-2c662dec4504)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 09:47:47 AM
Darlington GC (Darlington)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Darlington_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8506a782-8906-4e85-92f6-84269b1ae078)

An early 1920's small town 9 holer.

Oct. 20, 1922 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Darlington_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Oct._20_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c2526b02-ab5f-4abc-80ee-8c6b56c8b977)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 10:00:37 AM
Decatur Lake GC (Brodhead)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Decatur_Lake_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0b7a7cdf-5516-4809-8fba-45887fc6008d)

A 9 hole course built around 1927.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 10:23:42 AM
Delavan Lake CC a/k/a Delavan CC (Delavan)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Delavan_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/54e6b002-b973-44e7-9ec5-f7a6df85622a)

Delavan Lake became a hotspot for Chicagoans heading north around the turn of the century.  There are reports of a course here in the early guides, but this club wasn't started until around 1911 when the Delavan Lake GC was founded as an offshoot of the Delavan Lake Yacht Club.  A 9 hole course was built by Harry Turpie and expanded to 18 holes in the early '20's.

The property of the club was put up for foreclosure sale in 1938.

1901 Harper's Guide -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Delavan_GC_-_Harpers_Official_Golf_Guide_1901.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/32199c54-57de-44ec-ae0a-f4095de2e44d)

May 1913 American Golfer -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Delavan_-_American_Golfer_May_1913.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1d0e2a77-f105-42d0-8e8f-96ef840c9e21)

May 12, 1921Lake Geneva Regional News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Delavan_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_May_12_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b9b98d42-f778-4ad9-bac3-ce2a11e1d550)

Sept. 8, 1922 Republican-Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Delavan_-_Republican-Northwestern_Sept._8_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/98ac63fc-10b4-45de-ac54-67345de85125)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 11:24:29 AM
Delbrook GC (Delavan)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Delbrook_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0bf78798-15d7-4d2c-8196-fceccee45791)

Also located at Delavan, Delbrook was built as an 18 hole municipal course in 1928.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Delbrook_-_Kenosha_News_July_21_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7194ba94-ac33-4027-8eb4-5d5fa7d11ed0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 09:15:03 PM
Dells-Ringling CC a/k/a Mirror Lake Inn GC a/k/a Dells CC (Kilbourn)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Dells_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/59267d4c-4318-40b1-8b56-2bcb9cbbe5c3)

It took me a while to decipher the difference between Coldwater Canyon GC and this one, as both used the word "Dells" in their name at various points.  Eventually it became clear that one was built north of Kilbourn (Coldwater) and one south (Dells-Ringling).  While the Coldwater course persists to this day, Dells-Ringling went NLE a while back.

Every once in a while during these exercises you stumble across a bit of a surprise.  I was unaware of the connection between the Ringling family and Baraboo, WI, where the family moved in 1855.  AL. Ringling (that is how the first name was spelled) would return to Baraboo later in life along with his brothers building a mansion there in 1905.  The Ringling Bros. Circus (pre-purchase by the Ringling's of the Barnum & Bailey Circus) was run out of Baraboo.

After Al. passed away in 1916, his widow went on to build the Mirror Lake Inn and in 1926 the golf course built in 1923 was incorporated as the Dells-Ringling CC.

Oct. 17, 1923 Register Democrat -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Dells_-_Register_Democrat_Oct._17_1923.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/13fd6d13-5fd2-4810-864f-2de2a1a5c77d)

Sept. 16, 1929 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Dells_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Sept._16_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cdad75e6-0f38-40e0-b460-5f8dac50469e)

Nov. 3, 1929 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Dells_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Nov._3_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1e3df9cd-81b5-46b8-b956-061a6a537444)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 10:08:54 PM
Eagle River CC (Eagle River)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eagle_River_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/49268d6f-5d39-4917-b860-94eccc58f078)

Don't have much to say on this one other than Eagle River is the Snowmobile Capital of the World.

Dec. 30, 1924 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eagle_River_-_The_Capital_Times_Dec._30_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/caa57027-2ecd-4be3-ba97-48360b22bf5f)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 25, 2022, 10:28:13 PM
Eagle Springs GC (Eagle)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eagle_Springs_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4a5e6117-7ba3-4fcd-b1a3-3d64fb7bed71)

There is a great Feature Interview on this site with Matt Krug, the owner of the resort -

https://golfclubatlas.com/feature-interview/feature-interview-with-matt-krug/ (https://golfclubatlas.com/feature-interview/feature-interview-with-matt-krug/)

The course's website as well as a number of other sources note this as the oldest course in the state with a date of 1893 for when golf started here and indicate the course was designed by A. G. Spalding.  Some sources note Spaulding's work was on a later version of the course at a date after Spalding had died. 

I don't want to get into a breakdown of the history here, but I haven't seen anything that verifies the 1893 date or Spalding's involvement.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 26, 2022, 12:16:20 AM
Eau Claire CC (Eau Claire)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eau_Claire_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/09d0112a-c9b5-4466-8f3b-495f2fb13647)

Golf started here in 1901 on a 9 hole course laid out by J. M. Watson and improved by L. G. Thorp.  In 1929 the club built a new 18 hole course, this time calling in Tom Vardon and Charles Ramsdell from Minneapolis.

June 20, 1901 The Weekly Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eau_Claire_-_The_Weekly_Telegram_June_20_1901.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b96233e9-b1dc-4bcc-9267-67307dd5d4c2)

March 10, 1929 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eau_Claire_-_Leader-Telegram_March_10_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/194dda8e-d0b9-46b1-ad3e-d26393357f36)

Aug. 22, 1929 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eau_Claire_-_Leader-Telegram_Aug._22_1929_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d086c638-ef50-4999-8f69-2ee110ccfe6c)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eau_Claire_-_Leader-Telegram_Aug._22_1929_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/809aa48a-759a-44c8-acfe-bf48eaec69e1)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Eau_Claire_-_Leader-Telegram_Aug._22_1929_(3).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7b60e531-499d-4679-986b-66eb052d3439)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 26, 2022, 08:40:39 AM
Edgerton CC (Edgerton)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Edgerton_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fb2130b3-22b1-4ca7-91be-f933a83641f9)

There was an early course here around the turn of the century.  Then golf took a bit of a hiatus in Edgerton before being revived with a fervor in 1920.

1899 Official Golf Guide -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Edgerton_GC_-_Official_Golf_Guide_1899.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6b213342-1aa6-469d-b726-481f5dd1c15b)

March 4, 1920 The Representative -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Edgerton_-_The_Representative_March_4_1920.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/aae55750-769c-42c5-ba7a-c835e605416f)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 26, 2022, 09:12:40 AM
Evansville CC (Evansville)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Evansville_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a65fdbf1-65c2-43bc-9dac-056061fd619f)

Another small town 9 holer.

April 15, 1927 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Evansville_-_Wisconin_State_Journal_April_15_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1f723209-dab2-4533-9a30-4a917212dd5e)


Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 26, 2022, 09:54:56 AM
Everett Resort GC a/k/a Eagle Waters GC n/k/a Lake Forest GC (Eagle River)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Everett_(Lake_Forest)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/059a5c2c-9452-4665-84df-79b7177667e6)

This course started as a private club for the wealthiest vacationers in Eagle River.  in the 1950's, Dwight Eisenhower vacationed here and played the links.  The course exists today as the Lake Forest GC.

Nov. 5, 1915 Eagle River Review -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Everett_(Eagle_Lake)_-_Eagle_River_Review_Nov._5_1915.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9d4f4c19-45eb-4b36-bde8-831460605652)

6th Hole -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Everett_6th_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8a640c52-bbf5-4290-9fb9-f226045100e6)

8th Hole -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Everett_8th_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/becc646d-e3c9-4582-87d7-403520c6df25)

Dec. 20, 1923 Eagle River Review -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Everett_(Eagle_Waters)_-_Eagle_River_Review_Dec._20_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/313c2850-f199-4079-9dfb-f1556a37443d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 26, 2022, 10:27:02 AM
Four Seasons Club (Pembine)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Four_Seasons_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c437fc86-7589-45ee-bdb5-6cc6cb33a4dc)

There is a murky history of Chicago gangsters retreating to the Northwoods when they needed to escape the heat.  Every small town seems to have a tale of a visit by Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson or Capone.  One such tale claims Capone would retreat to the Four Seasons Club on Miscauno Island on the border of Wisconsin and Michigan.  The almost castle-like defenses of the island lend some credibility to the fable.

As the article below notes, the golf course predates the formation of the Four Islands Club, which took over the Miscauno Inn in the early 1920's.


In 1929, 9 holes were added making 18 in total with the work being done by Sam Pelchar of United States Golf Architects.  Where these 9 extra holes were located is a mystery to me as the aerial seems to only show 9 without much room for more.

Aug. 12, 1922 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Four_Seasons_-_Green_Bay_Press_Gazette_Aug._12_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/df28456f-2069-4228-9324-62aa5105ee2c)

Aug. 10, 1929 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Four_Seasons_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_Aug._10_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f17f3726-8072-4f66-860e-0f7bffbfc19d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 10:10:30 AM
Fox Lake CC (Fox Lake)

1940 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Fox_Lake_Aerial_-_1940(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/67ccfc00-5740-43ca-8364-26fe3aaf2848)

Golf started Fox Lake around 1918, with Peter Jans (working on behalf of Bendelow) improving what was most like a very rudimentary course in 1919. 

A new course was built in 1921 and remains today at that site.

March 27, 1919 The Representative -

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Dec. 1, 1921 The Representative -

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April 27, 1922 The Representative -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 10:33:17 AM
Fox River CC l/k/a Green Bay Public GC (Green Bay)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Fox_River_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cd398b28-6eb8-4b23-97a5-73c3a5fc2d12)

Work on the Fox River CC started in 1915 with the design done by Tom Bendelow and Peter Jans supervising the work.  With the formation of the Oneida Golf and Riding Club, the course transitioned to a daily fee arrangement.

Dec. 15, 1916 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Fox_River_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_Dec._15_1916.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/db3f4711-181b-49af-aef8-8e968aaa88cc)

July 18, 1934 The Post-Crescent -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Fox_River_(Green_Bay_Daily_Fee)_-_The_Post-Crescent_July_18_1934_(3).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c1768fd7-4786-4599-a62d-78f84440f6b1)

Photo -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 06:22:40 PM
George Williams College GC a/k/a Kish-Wau-Ke-Toc GC a/k/a YMCA GC (Williams Bay/Lake Geneva)

1937 Aerial -

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In 1897 the Yerkes Observatory, dubbed the "birthplace of modern astrophysics," was established in Williams Bay on the shores of Lake Geneva.  Right next door was a YMCA training academy that would come to be know as George Williams College.

There are reports that this club started with a one hole course in 1900 with six holes later being laid out by James Naismith, a full 9 holes by 1906 and 18 holes by 1918.  None of this jives with the historical record.

I can find no indication of a course near the Yerkes Observatory before 1904, when Tom Bendelow was noted as laying out a 9 holes for a new club which would be named the Kish-Wau-Ke-Toc GC (not to be confused with the Kish-Wau-Ke-Toe CC that would be founded on the other end of the lake a number of years later).  Whether only 6 holes were built or 3 holes disappeared is unclear, but in 1925 9 additional holes opened adding to the existing 6 holes to make a 15 hole course (an erroneous advertisement of 18 holes total would be corrected the next month). 

If Naismith was ever involved with the course, I can find no record of it.  I'm not ruling it out as he was part of the committee that established the University of Kansas' first course a few years earlier, but the record seems pretty clear that golf started in 1904 with Bendelow.

Oct. 19, 1904 Chicago Tribune -

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June 6, 1907 Lake Geneva Regional News -

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July 23, 1925 Lake Geneva Regional News -

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June 24, 1926 Lake Geneva Regional News -

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July 29, 1926 Lake Geneva Regional News -

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Excerpts from Picturesque Lake Geneva, 1926 -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_Map_-_Picturesque_Lake_Geneva_1926_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9c625138-e754-41e3-8603-0f5fe6fdf914)

Postcard -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 07:24:58 PM
Gitchinadji CC a/k/a Gitchinadji GC a/k/a Gitchinadji Town and Country Club (Superior)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Gitchinadji_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ca3cd018-a13d-43bd-81e3-73c263e47c31)

Opened in 1900, the club hung on to its St. Louis River location until the clubhouse burned down in 1955.

1901 Harpers Guide -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 07:45:19 PM
Glenway GC a/k/a Madison Municipal GC (Madison)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Glenway_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a35650c7-cfd3-4708-b8d1-e334cdef7063)

Like many of the larger towns in the state (and around the country), the push for a municipal golf course in Madison occurred during the mid-1920's. 

April 22, 1926 Wisconsin State Journal -

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Feb. 28, 1927 The Capital Times -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 07:54:40 PM
Grant Park Municipal GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial  -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Grant_Park_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/49435cbc-9f36-4145-a20d-5de0a91c7645)

Its a bit hard to research Grant Park, as most of the news articles back then focused on the plans for the new auditorium in Chicago's Grant Park, which we know as Soldier Field.  Even the Wisconsin papers reported heavily on its development.

The golf course here opened in 1920 with 9 holes and was quickly expanded to 18.  It is credited to George Hansen, who was its first professional.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 08:02:51 PM
Greenfield Park Municipal GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

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Another George Hansen course for the Milwaukee Parks Department.

Jan. 6, 1924 Miami Herald -

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1931 Plan -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 11:31:40 PM
Hartel's Resort GC (Lost Land Lake)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hartel_Resort_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0dbf6a80-61bb-4abb-a1de-123f0c074c61)

A classic Wisconsin lake resort course.

Postcard -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 27, 2022, 11:51:03 PM
Hartford GC (Hartford)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hartford_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5cd40db7-45d9-4846-b6d3-52606994263b)

Home to the Kissel Motor Car Company, the golf course in Hartford opened in 1928.

June 5, 1928 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Matthew Rose on January 28, 2022, 05:40:35 AM
Enjoying this very much. Looking forward to the Janesville courses.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 28, 2022, 09:45:01 AM
Hi-Dale Golf Links a/k/a Rice Lake CC n/k/a Turtleback GC (Rice Lake)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hi-Dale_(nka_Turtleback)_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d36accb7-f9fb-49db-8a44-86956361af25)

Built in 1926 with 9 holes, the Rice Lake course is still alive today as an 18 holer.

May 5, 1926 Leader-Telegram -

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May 20, 1926 Marshfield News-Herald -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 28, 2022, 10:50:36 AM
Hillcrest GC (Eau Claire)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillcrest_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b94cbbe2-923a-4e2f-a00c-cf8765aa5c3f)

Hillcrest started with plans for a course south of downtown, then started construction on a course at Lake Hallie closer to Chippewa Falls (which would become Lake Hallie GC) before finally settling on a site on Otter Creek east of the city.  The course at this new site was constructed by Ray Hunt.  In 1929, William Langford came down from Green Lake where he was building Lawsonia to make suggestions on improvements to the course.  It is unclear whether these suggestions were ever adopted.

Dec. 6, 1925 Leader-Telegram -

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April 14, 1926 Leader-Telegram -

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April 7, 1927 Leader-Telegram -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillcrest_-_Leader-Telegram_April_7_1927_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/544c8e50-0b47-4ca2-aa2c-3e0149ae7b0d)

April 22, 1927 Chippewa Herald-Telegram -

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April 30, 1927 Leader-Telegram -

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May 3, 1929 Leader-Telegram -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillcrest_-_Leader-Telegram_May_3_1929_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d5958235-7b82-4867-b69b-d3f16c0cb873)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Jeff_Brauer on January 28, 2022, 11:47:41 AM
Sven,


Wonder if you found anything on Nippersink in Genoa City, WI?  Said to be a Foulis, and it looked pretty well preserved when I last visited a few years ago, although I could see some greens had been rebuilt.  The earliest aerial on Historic Aerials.com is 1955.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 28, 2022, 11:50:43 AM
Sven,


Wonder if you found anything on Nippersink in Genoa City, WI?  Said to be a Foulis, and it looked pretty well preserved when I last visited a few years ago, although I could see some greens had been rebuilt.  The earliest aerial on Historic Aerials.com is 1955.

Jeff:

As I indicated in the first post, we'll get to the N's after everything else before it in the alphabet.

Sven
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 28, 2022, 12:45:32 PM
Hillmoor CC (Lake Geneva)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillmoor_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bd908904-a157-47e9-8e94-789c952d44fc)

Hillmoor started as an offshoot of the Hillcrest CC which was formed in 1916 with a 9 hole course laid out by David Livie.  In 1920 Hillcrest invited Tom Bendelow to visit to examine the golf situation.  Bendelow recommended building a new course.

That course would open around 1925 with 18 holes of public golf that were laid out by Jim Foulis.

Nov. 1919 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillcrest_(Lake_Geneva)_-_Golfers_Magazine_Nov._1919_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2617a553-f369-4548-9d9e-a9edb00ca9a2)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillcrest_(Lake_Geneva)_-_Golfers_Magazine_Nov._1919_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3807c959-8aa6-492f-bba0-48732676e814)

Dec. 9, 1920 Lake Geneva Regional News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillmoor_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_Dec._9_1920.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9640bfea-ca85-4f45-8f8a-167c485ad0d3)

Dec. 30, 1920 McHenry Plaindealer -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillmoor_-_McHenry_Plaindealer_Dec._30_1920.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/08dc69f3-9c0a-44e6-a3aa-15921718fbde)

April 17, 1924 Lake Geneva Regional News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillmoor_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_April_17_1924(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6c77268e-0186-4651-9efa-d8896899fae0)

June 1, 1925 Belvidere Daily Republican -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Hillmoor_-_Belvidere_Daily_Republican_June_1_1925.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f8cbd672-152b-44db-b074-ae8b8f04c815)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 29, 2022, 09:32:52 AM
Janesville CC f/k/a Sinnissippi GC (Janesville)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Janesville_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fa73735e-2999-456d-8502-146636d4eb7f)

Another course vying for the title of the oldest in the state, the story goes that Andrew Galbraith brought a number of clubs and balls back with him from a trip to Scotland and convinced a few other men to take up the game.  The first course is variously given dates of 1893 or 1894, with a second course being built a year later which became the Sinnissippi GC.

James and David Foulis remodeled the 9 holes in 1905.

In 1916, the club officially adopted the Janesville CC moniker and a little over ten years later 9 additional holes were added.

1900 Harpers -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sinnissippi_-_Harpers_1900_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c977b858-2067-4a6c-9efd-2bacf6eae777)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sinnissippi_-_Harpers_1900_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/40d396c1-db0e-41c8-a7af-6075041e041d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sinnissippi_Photo_-_Harpers_1900.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/65faf67f-1cf8-4a60-bda8-35b5a2c61a02)

Aug. 21, 1905 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sinnissippi_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_Aug._21_1905.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/590111a6-1fad-4dd0-ab80-481560f8e461)

May 1906 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sinnissippi_-_Golfers_Magazine_May_1906.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5c0ca548-2c37-4d83-87fd-82a96160e49d)

March 17, 1926 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sinnissippi_-_The_Capital_Times_March_17_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4ad6d507-f0f3-4e49-9fb4-0452e3a23143)

Aug. 20, 1927 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Janesville_-_The_Capital_Times_Aug._20_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9fc424a2-6cb6-4935-b9ec-961d39f032c8)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 29, 2022, 09:48:23 AM
Janesville Municipal GC a/k/a Riverside Municipal GC (Janesville)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Janesville_Municipal_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99134079-8a70-4607-89ee-2ab0cdfce1ae)

Starting with a 6 hole course in 1924 that was being played on 2 weeks after construction began, the course was expanded to 9 holes in 1926. 

I've seen reports of Robert Bruce Harris being involved here, but my guess is that this was at a much later date when the course was expanded to 18 holes.

July 30, 1926 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverside_-_The_Post-Crescent_July_30_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a6fedccf-3657-425c-85f5-d286622a63fb)

June 8, 1927 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Janesville_Municipal_-_The_Post-Crescent_June_8_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/46302e44-2ffb-46fe-b51c-151965180676)

Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverside_-_Janesville.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/69a7dab0-a19b-4ac4-8c69-abd2c9d5b3ea)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 29, 2022, 10:21:03 AM
Johnson Park GC (Racine)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Johnson_Park_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/38cdcc93-f9f3-44e8-aaad-41b83b07b0ae)

Named for a member of the family that started S. C. Johnson & Son, this was Racine's third municipal course.

The design is credited to Joseph Todd Sloan, but perhaps the most interesting aspect of the development of this course was the effort of Mayor Swoboda to use this project to provide jobs for many of the unemployed workers in the city early on in the Great Depression.

Jan. 9, 1931 Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Johnson_Memorial_Park_-_Journal_Times_Jan._9_1931.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4a8110cc-7044-4300-b077-d52cc492d7c5)

Aug. 4, 1932 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Johnson_Park_Plan_-_The_Journal_Times_Aug._4_1932.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/de53a96d-fc61-49c2-940b-c8d5ce31a464)


(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Johnson_Park_-_The_Journal_Times_Aug._4_1932.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a42ef66d-f0ae-4cf5-ae6c-8fb349909c10)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: PCCraig on January 29, 2022, 10:25:21 AM
Brown Deer Park Municipal GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Brown_Dear_Run_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/95a392dc-97d8-4679-9ed6-202d6de48513)




A restored Brown Deer Park would really be something!!
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 29, 2022, 11:09:03 AM
Kaukauna GC (Kaukauna)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kaukauna_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e900777d-93e5-4af3-a5f1-338b06bd1c1f)

A modest 9 hole course near Appleton.

Nov. 8, 1929 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kaukauna_-_The_Post-Crescent_Nov._8_1929_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/81bad59a-70b8-43a4-a3f1-300ae69077e3)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kaukauna_-_The_Post-Crescent_Nov._8_1929_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e21d37c3-2344-4b71-809e-ede111544599)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 29, 2022, 11:40:05 AM
Kenosha CC a/k/a Midway CC a/k/a Pike Creek CC (Kenosha)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/33f2ba29-27dd-45e8-99d2-8f19c001e085)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d2825321-314c-4186-9422-7c519d5734a7)

Designed by Ross in 1920 and built shortly thereafter the new Kenosha CC course was a successor to a course that dated back to 1895.

Ross Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Ross_Plan_-_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4d20a4c2-3464-45a0-85a2-3fa474b1486d)

March 15, 1920 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_March_15_1920.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/138e40a0-ae48-465c-a669-cce95211602a)

Feb. 19, 1921 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_-_Kenosha_News_Feb._19_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4c3a62a4-170b-46d0-b62e-3c8e3de5877c)

March 21, 1921 Des Moines Register -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_-_Des_Moines_Register_March_21_1921.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/23aa7ff1-5962-400e-8611-7140232e7d4b)

Sept. 29, 1922 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Sept._29_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/54561347-1605-4883-9151-79681cda13cf)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 30, 2022, 11:05:51 AM
Kenosha Municipal GC l/k/a Washington Park Municipal GC (Kenosha)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Municipal_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6916fe78-b068-4da0-b627-3a3866c79dcb)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Washington_Park_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a6ceee38-4a8e-4b00-b22d-b7950c3f2215)

One of the earlier municipal efforts in the state.  There were a few names thrown out in the local press as being responsible for the layout, including Jimmy Norton and Arthur Clarkson.  There was even one report that suggested the plans had been produced by the designer of the Kenosha CC course, which would have been Ross (which doesn't seem to have been the case).

The popularity of municipal golf in the 1920's lead many candidates for local office to advertise their support for new courses in the newspapers.  Perhaps this is a sign of just how important golf had become in America at that time, as that type of stumping isn't something we see today.

Oct. 13, 1921 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Municipal_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Oct._13_1921.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6d68ec27-cb2c-4266-a13a-257fe8652ae4)

Feb. 27, 1922 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Municipal_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Feb._27_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d4c8027b-5de5-4ab9-823d-6807b19fb969)

May 25, 1922 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Municipal_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_May_25_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a733a93b-148f-4524-9c35-11305cad0571)

April 4, 1927 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kenosha_Municipal_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_4_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/aabbf01e-7ae1-48a6-9d7a-91e5a96e4034)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Mark Mammel on January 30, 2022, 07:01:01 PM
Great stuff Sven. Great to see the history of courses many of us from the North Country have played! Hope you can do a similar dissertation for Minnesota.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 30, 2022, 07:17:21 PM
Kishwauketoe CC (Lake Geneva)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kishwauketoe_Aerial_-_1937(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0a0ad9ef-5068-4ab0-a66a-f89d041b52f6)

A massive endeavor on the shores of Lake Geneva with the course designed by Leonard Macumber and irrigation work done by Wendell Miller.  The club would be belly up a few years later with the course being operated on a public basis.

Feb. 8, 1925 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kishwauketoe_-_Chicago_Tribune_Feb._8_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/824679dd-7ecf-41f5-a1d3-d0de06f50ee4)

Feb. 12, 1925 Lake Geneva News Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kishwauketoe_-_Lake_Geneva_News_Tribune_Feb._12_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/17d57ef0-4823-4313-a209-6c9b1e1829c7)

July 26, 1928 Lake Geneva Regional News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kishwauketoe_-_Lake_Geneva_Regional_News_July_26_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/550cfed2-6f30-4a00-8635-b137f117a526)

Wendell Miller Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kishwauketoe_Plan_-_Wendell_Miller(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e427260e-7b45-4952-94d4-65060fca2b33)

Photos -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Kishwauketoe_Photos_-_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6be9f82c-40c1-4cfe-b775-17e2686709ad)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 30, 2022, 08:12:52 PM
La Crosse CC f/k/a Schaghticoke CC n/k/a Forest Hills Public GC (La Crosse)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/La_Crosse_(Forest_Hills)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/31923696-d52f-451e-8844-4ddf1d4a539a)

Golf started here in 1898 with the Schaghitoke CC who had a 9 hole course.  Around 1908 the La Crosse CC name was adopted.  The course was expanded to 18 holes around 1930 with credit given to Merrill Maisick.  In 1984 La Crosse CC moved to a new site outside of town and this course became the Forest Hills Public GC.

June 1898 The Golfer -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/New_Courses_-_The_Golfer_June_1898.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/84c6f735-0efa-46d1-9541-3e6bbb3f79e6)

1901 Harpers -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Schaghticoke_CC_-_Harpers_Official_Golf_Guide_1901.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e2d75369-9b5f-48eb-8bec-71a026a6b152)

April 1905 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Schaghticoke_-_Golfers_Magazine_April_1905.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/55ffebd3-6d37-4b6a-adb7-85f47d01716a)

Sept. 1908 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/LaCrosse_-_Golfers_Magazine_Sept._1908.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d80a4d51-d389-4c6c-852e-8ea9fde1ec6f)

April 18, 1930 Escanaba Daily Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maisick_-_Escanaba_Daily_Press_April_18_1930.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c2fc7662-0361-4284-9d60-636df414f90a)

1930's Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/La_Crosse_Photo_-_1930_s.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/95a15b4e-e4e8-4caa-967c-08dfb00cd6b4)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 30, 2022, 08:23:36 PM
La Crosse Public GC (La Crosse)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/La_Crosse_Public_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/505402bc-84c0-4f1c-831c-fac06593df0d)

Built in 1928, the course was constructed by Merrill Maisick.

March 14, 1928 Wausau Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/La_Crosse_Public_-_Wausau_Daily_Herald_March_14_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/59b2c87f-e70b-4571-bd66-6e7a285d9401)

April 2, 1931 Escanaba Daily Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/LaCrosse_Public_Maple_Grove_Bear_Lake_-_Escanaba_Daily_Press_April_2_1931.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3d67956f-7110-4223-be14-cc0221ea5940)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 30, 2022, 08:49:05 PM
Ladysmith CC (Ladysmith)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ladysmith_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/11b424a0-a131-4270-979f-68b61e454419)

Located in Rusk County in the Northwest part of the State, Ladysmith CC was one of many small town courses launched when golf was gaining its highest popularity.

May 15, 1921 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ladysmith_-_Leader-Telegram_May_15_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0272af28-e87b-4338-92e4-8709cde031af)

June 24, 1921 Ladysmith News-Budget -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ladysmith_-_Ladysmith_News-Budget_June_24_1921(3).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c7acc13d-db2d-4948-b209-350a8029418d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Matthew Rose on January 31, 2022, 02:06:59 AM
Janesville Municipal GC a/k/a Riverside Municipal GC (Janesville)

Starting with a 6 hole course in 1924 that was being played on 2 weeks after construction began, the course was expanded to 9 holes in 1926. 

I've seen reports of Robert Bruce Harris being involved here, but my guess is that this was at a much later date when the course was expanded to 18 holes.



RBH did the 18 hole expansion in 1945. The course is still more or less the same today as it was then, save for the hole sequencing which changed once in the 1970s and then again altered more drastically in the mid-1980s. I believe most of the greens are original. Looking at the 9 hole aerial I'm trying to make sense of which holes got recycled; I'll need to take a better look.

Janesville CC is also essentially unchanged, except of course for tree growth. The small pond in front of the third green is quite a bit larger and there is also a smaller one in the driving zone of the 15th fairway; both of these were added in the early 90s.



Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 31, 2022, 08:45:04 AM
Lake Delton CC a/k/a Dell View GC a/k/a Dawn Manor GC (Lake Delton)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Delta_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6cbf194f-d3f2-4732-8398-b5db9ae6dd15)

Lake Delton was created in the 1920's as one of the first manmade lakes in the state.  A 9 hole course was built at that time, and expanded to 18 holes around 1932.

June 24, 1926 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Dawn_Manor_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_24_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b35a1e95-8507-428c-b960-4fd9ac9c0fbd)

Aug. 5, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Delton_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Aug._5_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/35b6a0fc-033f-4d2c-9c46-7abd7397c36a)

May 25, 1932 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Delton_-_The_Capital_Times_May_25_1932.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/650a1204-21f2-4e42-b916-85b09680bf3c)

Scorecard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Delton_Scorecard_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c930ae98-c6b9-4f54-b080-8cf9ffc0c15d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Delton_Scorecard_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/afd14ced-673b-40ba-a584-1010e2653dfc)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 31, 2022, 09:10:55 AM
Lake Geneva CC (Lake Geneva)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e9f62d2e-e6a6-4c68-bfb5-d74a0ac98360)

Organized in 1895 with the course built in 1896, Lake Geneva dates as one of the oldest courses in the state.

Jan. 24, 1896 Lake Geneva Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_-_Lake_Geneva_Herald_Jan._24_1896.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c2c18b8e-2d28-4f67-a3fe-b761ef77bc78)

June 19, 1896 Lake Geneva Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_-_Lake_Geneva_Herald_June_19_1896.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4ce0cc29-edb5-433f-b729-114ebea81a99)

1900 Harpers -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_-_Harpers_1900.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a91c2fce-7a89-4dff-af97-cca68b3e8763)

1901 Golfers Green Book -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_CC.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2184690b-34a5-49a3-8935-76c5fd0275bf)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_Routing.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/193680bf-6279-4f9f-b5d5-bcd805849188)

1915 Spalding Official Golf Guide -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Geneva_-_SOGG_1915.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/69878e91-d69d-4338-9134-851f44e4243e)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 31, 2022, 09:20:24 AM
Lake Hallie GC (Chippewa Falls)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Hallie_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/87502df6-d930-4582-993b-bef79a0a740e)

Noted above under the Hillcrest in Eau Claire listing, Lake Hallie was one of the original sites for the course that was eventually built for that club.  Harold Anderson laid out this course, and when it was decided to operate it as a public course he stayed on Golf Instructor and Manager.

April 14, 1926 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Hallie_(Hillcrest)_-_Leader-Telegram_April_14_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5c2f795f-5d39-4f98-a59f-7bf13b47edaa)

May 29, 1927 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Hallie_-_Leader-Telegram_May_29_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/013a76ee-c70d-4c4f-b502-7399dfb6aad3)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 31, 2022, 10:07:53 PM
Lake Lawn GC (Delavan)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Lawn_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bc9e01c3-8856-45ce-a52d-9add934a343a)

Although there was an earlier course by this name, the course that appears in the aerial was built in 1925 by the Commonwealth Edison company for the use of its employees who vacationed at the private resort.  The 1929 article below suggests 9 holes were to be added to the existing 9 hole course, but the 1938 Aerial suggests this plan did not go through.

Tom Bendelow is credited with the work here, although I haven't seen anything to confirm his involvement.

May 12, 1925 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Lawn_-_The_Capital_Times_May_12_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b4a09aad-7846-47df-a92e-7052d791a1af)

Sept. 26, 1925 Belvidere Daily Republican -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Lawn_-_Belvidere_Daily_Republican_Sept._26_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9a82a0a0-edfb-46b5-854d-8123245c3c85)

March 18, 1929 Belvidere Daily Republican -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Lawn_-_Belvidere_Daily_Republican_March_18_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/78f744a4-cfc0-4554-8052-194351a42ec7)

1936 Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Lawn_Postcard_-_1936.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/290beb5b-da12-4c6c-b64e-f77282d6d47b)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on January 31, 2022, 11:05:26 PM
Lake Ripley CC (Cambridge)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Ripley_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/78c92323-24a5-48b4-964f-3540c8f838d1)

Opened in 1915 with 5 holes, the course was expanded to 7 and then 9 before being rearranged in 1924.  Finally, Lake Ripley purchased enough additional land to add 9 more holes in 1929.

July 31, 1922 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Ripley_-_The_Capital_Times_July_31_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8600c13b-25ff-47d5-84d8-955a0dbeb53a)

Oct. 3, 1924 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Ripley_-_Capital_Times_Oct._3_1924.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bf92028a-8dc7-4baa-bbf0-93cfd143ad02)

June 15, 1929 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Ripley_-_The_Capital_Times_-_June_15_1929_(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f0aa95a1-1ec4-4f42-907a-d00c793aeae8)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Ripley_-_The_Capital_Times_-_June_15_1929_(2).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/dd8bf7cd-5407-47a0-abf5-b93465189c81)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 01, 2022, 09:02:11 AM
Lake Wisconsin CC (Prairie du Sac)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Wisconsin_(Twin_City)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6713a9e6-3afe-4c08-b22b-f6658a8a4370)

A course built for the residents of Prairie du Sac and Sauk City by Albert Mayo, the professional at the Nakoma CC.

Oct. 27, 1925 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Wisconsin_-_The_Capital_Times_Oct._27_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e4548b40-3271-4141-9eb3-5502fd113856)

Nov. 19, 1925 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Wisconsin_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Nov._19_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f52a5f2a-2aa9-4f7e-beae-9f176eaafcb6)

Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lake_Wisconsin_Postcard.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c267bad4-e530-41b3-9ec3-ef05eaac4fd2)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 01, 2022, 09:33:42 AM
Lakeside CC a/k/a Manitowoc GC (Manitowoc)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lakeside_(Manitowoc)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/925e8d21-7fb4-45c4-979f-09281f4e614a)

Launched in 1910 with Tom Bendelow as the architect, the club would move to new grounds in the 1950's and became Branch River CC.

April 14, 1910 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lakeside_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_April_14_1910.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a42d0330-59ce-4eb0-b35e-a9546f3d5041)

April 20, 1910 Green Bay Semi-Weekly Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lakeside_-_Green_Bay_Semi-Weekly_Gazette_April_20_1910.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f1aba475-60af-4ac9-b2fc-ead82cc5491d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 01, 2022, 10:01:51 AM
Lakeside GC (Pewaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lakeside_(Pewaukee)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/78f46e1e-c446-4b54-a2ed-ad85cde012f9)


I don't have any information on this course other than the aerial above of a course on the north shore of Pewaukee Lake and an attribution to Bendelow on the ASGCA List of his work (which erroneously notes this is now being Branch River, which is in Manitowoc).
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 01, 2022, 10:14:09 AM
Lancaster CC (Lancaster)

1940 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lancaster_Aerial_-_1940.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/510e08c0-c404-4aba-8e1f-f8032a59b13f)

Another fairly modest course.  Take what you will from the 1928 article below.

April 16, 1926 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lancaster_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_April_16_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8c7e531c-7a5b-4233-a08d-abf96fca2085)

Aug. 15, 1928 Platteville Journal and Grant County News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lancaster_-_Platteville_Journal_and_Grant_County_News_Aug._15_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bf775ce8-b40b-464f-a1bb-a4e57e031790)

April 19, 1931 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lancaster_-_The_Capital_Times_April_19_1931.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fa6ab7e1-fa60-42e2-88ec-d5c2b826d70d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 01, 2022, 10:47:45 AM
Lauderdale CC (Elkhorn)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lauderdale_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1b8e20d3-1808-46cc-a52f-c3ed680180ab)

A 9 hole course attached to the Sterlingworth Hotel.

June 9, 1920 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lauderdale_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_June_9_1920.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f6119a38-6b33-4592-aea1-bf4a49ad0160)

May 12, 1925 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lauderdale_-_The_Capital_Times_May_12_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b33dfd0a-fbf2-4841-b7ee-b391fd6d77ce)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: PCCraig on February 01, 2022, 08:50:33 PM
Great stuff Sven. Great to see the history of courses many of us from the North Country have played! Hope you can do a similar dissertation for Minnesota.


Agreed! (Although I know how much work these threads can be, it would be much appreciated).
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 02, 2022, 09:42:29 AM
Lawsonia GC (Green Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9b9ed42a-98b3-4e0e-99ab-a76506925397)

This Langford & Moreau classic has been covered extensively on this site.

April 26, 1930 News-Record -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_-_News-Record_April_26_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/af913c67-0834-404f-878b-bd4180e193bc)

May 1, 1930 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_May_1_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b79d2710-d115-47c9-9e28-8f1f6655e5ef)

May 15, 1930 Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_-_Oshkosh_Daily_Northwestern_May_15_1930.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c05571a4-2d58-4679-8e28-4dd0955c3188)

July 1930 The National Greenskeeper -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_-_The_National_Greenkeeper_July_1930_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c6b13dc7-d515-4d05-b0cc-c518ac9813f2)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_-_The_National_Greenkeeper_July_1930_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a1b5ed4a-e12d-4935-bf3f-ed366c8ee515)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 02, 2022, 10:07:16 AM
Lawsonia GC First Course (Green Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_Second_Course_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/83119c68-278a-4e7d-bf12-1082783c8b19)

Before the construction of the "Links" course, a 9 hole course existed on the Victor Lawson Estate.  Plans were to convert this course, located to the south and west of the Links course, into 18 holes.

Aug. 21, 1925 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_Second_Course_-_The_Post-Crescent_Aug._21_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e749ba51-6489-494a-b7f9-1f324d4ee53f)

Brochure -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lawsonia_-_Lawsonia_Brochure.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c8d1483f-82ad-4fcb-8fbe-fdd1c864bca0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 02, 2022, 10:22:10 AM
Ledgeview GC (Fond du Lac)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ledgeview_(Fond_du_Lac)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/20cce747-bec1-4ac9-9a27-d15f5a9eb8ba)

The 1937 Aerial above clearly depicts a 9 hole course on the site of what today is the Whispering Springs GC, whose history notes the existence of Ledgeview here.  I can find little information on Ledgeview, and have a suspicion that it might have been a later iteration of Fond du Lac's Town and Country Club.  Any information on the connection between Town and Country and Ledgeview would be appreciated.

Town and Country Club's 9 holes are credited to Bendelow.

April 3, 1919 Chicago Daily Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bendelow_-_Chicago_Daily_Tribune_April_3_1919.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9c0401f9-6cdd-4d29-b227-3d9c0cb98e49)

April 10, 1919 Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Fond_Du_Lac_-_Oshkosh_Daily_Northwestern_April_10_1919.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a28a5317-3c11-49c3-b5f3-38e08f82bb1e)

Jan. 14, 1920 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Town_and_Country_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Jan._14_1920.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/021ec6db-0e57-42c4-97d9-ef2be1dd2648)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 02, 2022, 10:37:37 AM
Lincoln Fields GC n/k/a Meadow Links GC (Manitowoc)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadow_Links_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/89d31d2a-a2f8-40db-bf01-2d89376020c5)

In 1927 Robert Bruce Harris visited the city and suggested the construction of a public golf course.  Two years later an 18 hole course was in the works under the direction of Ralph Wymer (only 9 holes would be built). 

The course is now known as Meadow Links and is erroneously credited to Bendelow.

Oct. 19, 1927 Manitowoc Herald-Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lincoln_Fields_-_Manitowoc_Herald-Times_Oct._19_1927.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/90cabe47-88e3-4271-a62b-9d7759a6f297)

Aug. 24, 1929 Manitowoc Herald-Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lincoln_Fields_-_Manitowoc_Herald-Times_Aug._24_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c7cb1e5d-2b8b-49de-8a32-c5669f5bb867)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 02, 2022, 11:00:10 PM
Little River CC (Marinette)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Little_River_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0e9d47b9-5774-48a6-b3db-cef655ed9e72)

This was Marinette's only golf course and noted as the only 18 hole course north of Green Bay.

April 5, 1927 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Little_River_-_The_Journal_Times_April_5_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/21db137d-dcd7-41a3-83c9-1030d76db017)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 02, 2022, 11:10:27 PM
Luck GC (Luck)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Luck_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f44323c8-4bf6-4ce6-a94b-26ad30e41866)

Once home to the factory that made the Yo-Yo, Luck is located on the shores of Butternut Lake where the course was built in 1938.

May 11, 1938 Dunn County News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Luck_-_Dunn_County_News_May_11_1938.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e00a6d52-e115-4b96-8a78-7891f8d7f7a3)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 03, 2022, 09:14:34 AM
The Lynx Club (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lynx_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/dc3bfc0f-7f2a-4265-9455-98b56e97e56f)

An 18 hole course built in Milwaukee in the early 1920's.  I haven't much on this one so any additional information would be appreciated.

June 6, 1924 Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lynx_-_Wisconsin_Jewish_Chronicle_June_6_1924.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c95f6060-fc2a-4f30-958c-e8dd8c15cd56)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 03, 2022, 10:11:15 AM
Maple Bluff GC (Madison)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/07e018a7-523a-4ffe-a583-7c91b1180e91)

Golf started here in 1897, with the club being formally organized in 1899 with a 6 hole course at a new location.  In 1900 Herbert Tweedie was brought in to build 9 new holes.

In 1916, the club formalized plans to expand to 18 holes with the new course opening in 1917.

The reference to "Conservative Madison" in the first article has not been repeated in a long time.

Aug. 27, 1897 Portage Daily Democrat -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_-_Portage_Daily_Democrat_Aug._27_1897.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c854583b-3de0-4d02-a801-88e39b5e9625)

June 3, 1899 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_3_1899.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/34762236-5453-49a0-91cb-927c0560ec21)

Feb. 9, 1900 Chicago Daily Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_-_Chicago_Daily_Tribune_Feb._9_1900.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1ab084f1-0a0d-4a1c-96c7-13bbb7ad4e69)

May 3, 1900 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_3_1900.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/34de7bb9-bd1c-4279-b72e-56b36e619568)

April 27, 1901 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_Plan_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_April_27_1901.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/083d4dad-f374-4035-b080-aeb752f06755)

Nov. 1, 1909 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Nov._1_1909.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/47dbd5ae-8e4b-4316-b3be-9249660e06fd)

Sept. 2, 1917 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Sept._2_1917.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/38422aa0-d6d6-4ed0-bd4f-e75f030040c2)


1957 Photo -



(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Bluff_Photo_-_1957.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3eafe643-8364-4e7f-9a6a-78e440d5a366)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 03, 2022, 10:23:27 AM
Maple Crest CC (Kenosha)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maple_Crest_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2c845987-3183-4bdb-875d-24007c22b4db)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maplecrest_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7002644e-e5cd-435e-8feb-adfc9862dd35)

A 1927 Leonard Macumber 18 hole course in Kenosha.

May 19, 1927 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maplecrest_-_Kenosha_News_May_19_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/556663f1-55fa-4e05-a4d7-11b17e98a0b1)

June 10, 1927 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maplecrest_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_June_10_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/273cbf26-1c06-4357-8c4b-261c39a9b3b2)

July 13, 1927 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maplecrest_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_July_13_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/44a80c86-d8e2-4b95-827b-a61117add1a8)

Feb. 19, 1930 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maplecrest_(Suwanee)_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Feb._19_1930.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c1b8b49d-16ae-4ca3-97b4-3a7e086fd1d7)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 03, 2022, 10:30:48 AM
Marshfield CC (Marshfield)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Marshfield_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f3dd2dce-fde3-487c-8b39-626b2dac317b)

A George Hansen design, who is noted here as being associated with Spalding.

July 21, 1922 Marshfield News-Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Marshfield_-_Marshfield_News-Herald_July_21_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/79a7788d-7b74-42f1-ae3d-b963bd0bf291)

July 26, 1922 Marshfield News-Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Marshfield_(WI)_-_Marshfield_News-Herald_July_26_1922.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ab7aa672-fa04-4f60-856e-fb61ab537acb)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 04, 2022, 09:16:35 AM
Mary Jewell Municipal GC a/k/a Oshkosh Municipal GC a/k/a Lakeshore GC (Oshkosh)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mary_Jewell_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/18a2c3bb-4f88-4923-beaa-c8922098a4ca)

The Algoma GC was located on land leased from Edgar Sawyer.  When Algoma moved to new property and became Oshkosh CC, Sawyer offered the land to the city to be used as a park.  It was to be named after his late wife Mary Jewell Sawyer.

Nine holes were eventually built in Mary Jewell Park on the same land that Algoma had occupied, with an additional nine added in 1936.

The course was home to the Lake Shore Women's Golf Club, and would become known as Lakeshore GC in its later years before being shut down.

March 31, 1912 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mary_Jewell_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_March_31_1921.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8b32db81-e349-4188-9167-31ac24ed2ad8)

June 10, 1935 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mary_Jewell_(Lake_Shore)_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_June_10_1935.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/565c289c-0bf3-41ff-a07e-174b44fdaf65)

May 28, 1936 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mary_Jewell_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_May_28_1936.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f4a62cbd-a3a4-4926-b631-09e33dfb99b7)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 04, 2022, 09:49:58 AM
Mascoutin GC (Berlin)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mascoutin_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/16e11cb5-1a28-4b2d-95f5-1ba72e105437)

The course would move to a new location south of town where there are now 27 holes.

Feb. 14, 1931 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mascoutin_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_Feb._14_1931_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/885f8549-a72f-48c2-80a4-cc6bb887f0d8)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mascoutin_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_Feb._14_1931_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7d5dd816-d1c2-41b0-ac80-d4fd0dddffbb)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 04, 2022, 10:11:44 AM
Maxcy's GC (Oshkosh)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maxcy_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f9fd0b08-a612-493a-bfc9-fb296ef8aeb7)

This was the city's second public course, only lasting into the late 1930's.

May 31, 1930 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maxcy_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_May_31_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2069c645-b4fe-4f09-a933-0395c3e18cf4)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 05, 2022, 11:20:12 PM
Maxwelton Braes CC (Bailey Harbor)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maxwelton_Braes_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6df7ca70-1cbb-4535-a66b-46dca0913dee)

An 18 hole course built by W. M. McArdle of Chicago who returned to his Bailey Harbor roots.

Joseph Roseman is noted as the architect, but I've seen George O'Neil's name thrown out here as well.

May 2, 1929 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maxwelton_Braes_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_2_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b2430341-f3f0-49f1-9b33-7551020fe267)

May 29, 1931 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Maxwelton_Braes_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_29_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/37d4aadd-51b1-4679-9440-6ef84390e156)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 05, 2022, 11:46:47 PM
Mayville GC (Mayville)

1940 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mayville_Aerial_-_1940.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a5cb89a6-79bc-4952-8ad1-cb9b19932183)

A 9 hole course that was part of a larger recreational facility project.

Aug. 21, 1929 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mayville_-_The_Capital_Times_Aug._21_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e902b9dd-4c2f-4e84-b575-5ff05b1539fc)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 06, 2022, 08:31:50 AM
McKenzie Lakes CC (McKenzie Lake)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/McKenzie_s_Lake_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c1ed9197-6432-4075-9884-7ef4a6e9aba5)

Other than one reference to a 9 hole course in a 1930 article, I can find no further information on a course here.  By the looks of it, it may have already been closed by the time of the aerial photograph.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 07, 2022, 09:56:00 AM
Meadow Springs GC a/k/a Jefferson County GC (Jefferson)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadow_Springs_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f0a34bc3-ff67-4185-9ecf-41bd287a9c5e)

Another course I have I have little information on other than a 1925 article noting it had 9 holes of 3,075 yards.  It was also noted in the Annual Guides at around the same length with a date of formation of 1920.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 07, 2022, 10:01:36 AM
Meadowbrook CC (Racine)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadowbrook_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b09f0b96-b022-49bf-8429-d0da105d439d)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadowbrook_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bc37aaed-4d2e-4471-beab-4184187abcd5)

Starting with 9 holes, Meadowbrook was quickly expanded to 18 by Tod Sloan.

Sept. 24, 1926 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadowbrook_-_The_Journal_Times_Sept._24_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/24802da5-ce99-42a0-935c-f91c8704ee95)

Oct. 27, 1926 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadowbrook_-_The_Journal_Times_Oct._27_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/567270cb-1c97-4959-ad2f-07465f77c6d2)

Nov. 16, 1927 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadowbrook_-_The_Journal_Times_Nov._16_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b28c1a4f-d71d-4243-864b-73dada284439)

Feb. 18, 1928 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Meadowbrook_-_The_Journal_Times_Feb._18_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c2e561c9-f91f-4178-ae17-9c17bd36387f)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 07, 2022, 10:08:20 AM
Medford GC l/k/a Tee-Hi GC (Medford)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Medford_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cf89947f-722c-41f1-a27e-06947b3a19c9)

Medford GC was noted in the 1938 Guide as a 9 hole 2,800 yard semi-private course started in 1931.  The course was reworked in the 1960's later becoming known as Tee-Hi.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 07, 2022, 10:21:16 AM
Mellen CC (Mellen)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mellen_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/431acd85-5f55-4f16-b214-349bfce76a93)

Another 9 hole course that seemingly has seen little done to it since its opening in 1924.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 07, 2022, 09:13:08 PM
Menomonie CC (Menomonie)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Menomonie_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7615c985-d336-45b5-9c0e-10febe1e996e)

A 1923 Alex Pirie 9 hole design that was built by Ray Hunt.

April 7, 1923 Leader-Telegram

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Menomonie_-_Leader-Telegram_April_7_1923.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fa7e27d9-9464-4221-ace0-86cba5e313d1)

April 12, 1923 Dunn County News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Menomonie_-_Dunn_County_News_April_12_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4e53b63a-be4b-47e8-9fb5-9270173893a3)

May 20, 1923 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Menomonie_-_Leader-Telegram_May_20_1923_(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ad9882e0-2f62-407f-b999-a971b9bc4774)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Menomonie_-_Leader-Telegram_May_20_1923_(2).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/33b31751-e4b9-4f77-a452-53aeff6d8829)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 07, 2022, 09:24:56 PM
Merrill GC (Merrill)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Merrill_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/53601474-2d61-4e0b-8062-d022cd6d4053)

Designed by Tom Vardon and Charles Ramsdell of Minneapolis.

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Merrill_-_Rhinelander_Daily_News_Sept._30_1926.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b4ee563d-e35c-4311-9fd6-66d5442ba51d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 08, 2022, 08:48:48 AM
Merrill Hills CC f/k/a Waukesha CC n/k/a The Legend at Merrill Hills (Waukesha)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Merrill_Hills_(Waukesha)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/05739902-16c9-44ad-94c8-6b48eb5507fd)

Laid out by Charles Harwood and Leonard Macomber in 1929, the club changed its name to Merrill Hills in 1934.

May 11, 1929 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Merrill_Hills_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_11_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3151e6d3-4647-49c8-90e5-bceb691083da)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 08, 2022, 09:36:54 AM
Michiwaukee CC l/k/a North Shore CC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Michiwaukee_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5224e62b-0f3b-4349-a191-6a524ac4aa13)

Michiwaukee evolved out of an organization known as the Parks GC which played out of Lake Park GC and later Grant Park GC.  The club built its own 18 hole course in Bayside north of Milwaukee in 1923 opening in 1924.

Michiwaukee is probably most infamously known for a 1928 lawsuit by four Jewish members who sued after the club attempted to kick out all members of their religion.  They prevailed in the suit, but the actions of the club lead to the formation of the previously noted Brynnwood CC.

The club would change its name in 1935 before moving to a new site in the 1960's.

July 17, 1923 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Michiwaukee_-_The_Journal_Times_July_17_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bf393cf4-0c65-4ec5-9c37-8d8feb15da24)

Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Michiwaukee_Plan.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f27e779b-c3a1-4b7b-86d6-e1fbce1188b0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Bret Lawrence on February 08, 2022, 09:58:41 AM
Great thread Sven!


I noticed Alex Pirie as the designer of Menomonie Country Club.  An interesting tidbit of information on Alex Pirie is that he was the brother-in-law of Robert White.  Both men served as presidents of the PGA.  Both men assisted Seth Raynor early in Raynorís career.  Alex assisted Raynor at Sunningdale in New York while Robert White assisted Raynor at Mountain Lake, FL.  John Pirie, Alexís brother also assisted Raynor at CC of Fairfield, where he served as a long time pro and later moved on to assist Banks while building Whippoorwill.  All three men were considered to be some of the earliest turf and construction experts in the United States. 
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 08, 2022, 11:26:25 PM
Milwaukee CC (North Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Milwaukee_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/87ef9497-250b-432c-bee3-992f34d33192)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Milwaukee_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f9d0a295-9ae8-43a5-bdcf-dc82692f0f2c)

Alison's 1929 layout.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 08, 2022, 11:54:26 PM
Minocqua Heights CC a/k/a Minocqua CC (Minocqua)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Minocqua_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9f6e8473-e55d-4fec-8d01-5d6d826d421a)

Located in the heart of lake country in the northern part of the state, this was a resort 9 holer with some Chicago ties.

Aug. 3, 1922 Wausau Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Minocqua_-_Wausau_Daily_Herald_Aug._3_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99537502-2ef5-4de8-8dab-ade4e143816a)

Feb. 27, 1923 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Minocqua_-_Chicago_Tribune_Feb._27_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4748170a-ba5f-4917-bea0-cfaa4da45bbb)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 09, 2022, 09:39:56 AM
Mondovi CC n/k/a The Valley GC (Mondovi)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mondovi_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5bdf00ea-6952-4593-b5f2-aefc86d85f77)

Another small town 9 hole course.

March 24, 1928 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mondovi_-_Leader-Telegram_March_24_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/81945e94-18d3-4397-999e-82ddbcf9c7f3)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Will Lozier on February 09, 2022, 10:06:26 AM
Baraboo GC a/k/a Devils Lake CC (Baraboo)

1937 Aerial -


I don't have much on the origins of Baraboo, although it was noted as a 2,600 yard grass green course in the Annual Guides, a decent length for a course built on 20 acres.  From the sounds of the 1928 article below, the club operated on a fairly meager budget.

Oblique Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Aerial_Photo.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/95c934e1-5e0b-4dc6-a682-e8bc83bb5acb)

Two Photographs -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Photo_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/743f07a4-1818-44ff-a033-c68d86030d7a)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Baraboo_Photo_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/778b3169-0e6f-4573-b661-4c5f7e5fcdfc)

June 15, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -


The slope in that near green looks severe even if the camera is tilted! And the land in that last photo seems interesting for sure. Wondering if the last two pics are almost in reverse?
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 09, 2022, 11:53:33 AM
Monona GC a/k/a Monona Municipal GC (Madison)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monona_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fb196af4-32f9-4c9a-b31b-d2822dfd4f7c)

Starting with a temporary 9 hole course in 1923, the club purchased new land across the street and completed an 18 hole course in 1925.

Jan. 12, 1923 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monona_-_The_Capital_Times_Jan._12_1923.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1edc8d74-53f5-4688-9b9a-71abc83b0a4b)

April 18, 1924 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monona_-_The_Capital_Times_April_18_1924.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5d8fdbbc-1137-406c-92b1-1fa9a1a9975d)

July 13, 1925 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monona_-_The_Capital_Times_July_13_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7cb9c55f-d303-4c17-99fb-6c678d3ae82c)

Sept. 27, 1925 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monona_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Sept._27_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bb96d204-9b40-4e57-a5b1-e51c0617494a)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 10, 2022, 09:18:17 AM
Monroe CC (Monroe)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monroe_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1aa0aa8a-0410-4c29-b11e-2e133701253a)

Monroe is one example of a course run on the semi-public plan.  Although these courses were organized with a membership, they were made available for visitor play for a fee.

Aug. 21, 1923 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monroe_-_Kenosha_News_Aug._21_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/dc8c6e8f-5772-4748-a5a8-118a8c8a7ce5)

Sept. 12, 1923 Grant County Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monroe_-_Grant_County_Herald_Sept._12_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/25e3cad9-ede8-41bf-9152-5a3504eb3f12)

June 24, 1924 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monroe_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_24_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c93cbf19-079e-4d79-8d29-ec70bc9564d2)

1927 Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Monroe_Photo_-_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ae24c7e5-1afd-479e-b5c0-5a19922d5475)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 10, 2022, 09:26:01 AM
Morse Hills GC (Beloit)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Morse_Hills_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/128c4c7e-133d-48fc-a9fc-e7f9998fd08a)

Built by the Fairbanks Morse Company for the use of its employees.  The company was part of a large manufacturing concern, and if you've ever seen an old windmill on a golf course there's a chance it was a FM model.

Sept. 26, 1925 Belvidere Daily Republican -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Morse_Hills_-_Belvidere_Daily_Republican_Sept._26_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d9c7c867-6d1c-41a8-a862-8e2e53b5f1b5)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Morse_Hills_Construction_Photo.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3f21fda7-3ddd-498b-ac75-e0c495f6a91d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Morse_Hills_Photo_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1e1bf142-c409-4575-8031-f4767b1b6374)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Morse_Hills_Photo_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a23cf83b-8301-41e2-8dbf-79d1bcad9674)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 10, 2022, 09:39:21 AM
Mount Horeb GC n/k/a Norsk GC (Mount Horeb)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mt._Horeb_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f567621f-4762-4b63-b259-dd9ab54bec02)

Located in a small town a bit outside of Madison.  Any fans of trolls should give this town a visit as it is the "Troll Capital of the World."

Oct. 20, 1927 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mt._Horeb_-_The_Capital_Times_Oct._20_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/722d7bb4-03f7-472c-ab1e-096a4a90654c)

June 1, 1929 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mt._Horeb_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_1_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fde8344c-4297-494d-89e3-e9d1f781a4cc)

May 28, 1930 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Mt._Horeb_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_28_1930.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c37cc06e-fd16-4f98-9bf6-eccc9a3d36d2)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 11, 2022, 09:43:53 AM
Nakoma CC (Madison)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nakoma_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7a3a23bc-3347-46d0-ad13-207217c1986f)

An 18 hole Bendelow built when he was working for American Park Builders.  As noted earlier, the clubhouse was originally planned by Frank Lloyd Wright (and duplicated years later at a California course).

June 22, 1923 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nakoma_-_Madison_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_22_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5307e56e-39d6-49fe-b211-f215df05da93)

Aug. 10, 1923 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nakoma_-_The_Capital_Times_Aug._10_1923.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e370a1cd-7a7f-4303-8e85-61c73115114d)

Nov. 19, 1924 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nakoma_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Nov._19_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fb18c85c-dc92-42f2-b5d9-12ccc627d330)

Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nakoma_Plan(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/265524b1-c680-4818-882a-754580239fad)

General Development Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nakoma_General_Development_Plan(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/565b28d8-e693-4267-a0a3-0c83ff0f626a)

Clubhouse Drawing -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/images.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b3e68b55-f41b-4d47-b6fc-d333cde77670)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 11, 2022, 09:56:45 AM
Nemadji Golf Course (Superior)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nemadji_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ced8f598-1238-4916-bebe-de44bc076a6e)

Superior's first municipal course of 9 holes opened in 1929 and proved so popular that the city began work on a new 18 hole course almost immediately thereafter.  The new course was laid out by Sam Pelchar of U. S. Golf Architects.

June 18, 1931 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nemadji_-_The_Capital_Times_June_28_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/eaee64f4-b597-4b2b-a039-1e97deefd658)

July 29, 1931 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nemadji_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_July_29_1931.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4deaae33-d769-4be1-9dc8-48b119d74094)

May 5, 1931 Irrigation Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nemadji_Plan_-_May_5_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f157bca8-f70c-4c5b-a9e8-23dd918b994b)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 11, 2022, 10:27:29 AM
New Richmond GC (New Richmond)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/New_Richmond_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/72632beb-5fca-470f-8636-58b99c087092)

The story of New Richmond mirrors that of many clubs that started with a rudimentary course, moved to a bigger site and expanded.  Here the roots were in a 6 hole course before the 9 holer with sand greens depicted above was built.  I don't have any contemporaneous accounts of the development of the course, but the 1990 article below provides a good summary.

June 29, 1930 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Wisconsin_Courses_-_Capital_Times_June_29_1930.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8fa9c7d6-5d80-4f1b-86bb-13d53f53f3db)

July 15, 1990 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/New_Richmond_-_Leader-Telegram_July_15_1990_(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bc874430-7285-45de-9efa-9ae31d8acf1d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/New_Richmond_-_Leader-Telegram_July_15_1990_(2).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d1c2b3b8-8a4d-44a9-9386-d368251706ab)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 12, 2022, 10:36:17 PM
Nippersink Manor CC a/k/a Nippersink Lodge (Genoa City)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6fdb9868-bd3e-416f-a0d4-387364639f59)

1937 9 Hole Course Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_(9_Hole)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2a3c8ac5-abee-473e-a476-dde24d0d185d)

A massive 750 acre project on the land of Chicago stockyards merchant E. G. Skinner, this was an American Park Builders project with Jim Foulis doing the layout.  A second 18 hole course was started under the direction of professional C. F. McGinnis who also made a number of changes to the Foulis course.  Only 9 additional holes were built, and from the 1937 Aerial above it appears they were already being left unmaintained.

Dec. 12, 1921 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Dec._12_1921.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bb4d35e6-4dac-455f-8cc6-6b019b390e40)

Feb. 23, 1922 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_Feb._23_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4964520d-2350-4c67-af8a-f108cdaea44e)

May 28, 1922 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_-_Kenosha_News_May_27_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/faaf886d-4c0d-4c9a-b1f9-73ccf3909d96)

May 3, 1923 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_May_3_1923.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c7b7d7f1-46bf-4e7f-821b-210917e5336c)

April 25, 1925 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Nippersink_-_Kenosha_News_April_25_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/33776106-2ba8-4278-ab1f-6e8d9cfe76d0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 12, 2022, 11:44:01 PM
North Hills CC f/k/a Menomonee Falls GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Hills_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/08f3ae45-50b4-47ea-a6d1-309c4e2fed87)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Hills_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2e3d7d86-f32f-4620-8f2b-c7cfc5190475)

Credited to John Barr, the club changed its name shortly after it opened.

I don't have much on the origins of the course, so I thought I'd include an article on activities in Menomonee Falls that might be the most Wisconsin thing I've ever read.

April 10, 1930 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Hills_(Menomonee_Falls)_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_April_10_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1d5f31ad-c043-4c72-97ca-55ba477defdb)

Nov. 13, 1926 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stevens_Point_Journal_Sat_Nov_13_1926_.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9c663422-dfcf-4201-a95f-8c0cbf2727da)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 13, 2022, 08:56:18 AM
North Shore CC (Menasha)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Shore_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f826792c-ec55-4ef3-b5a8-0d09cdc58a2c)

Built as the successor to the Riverview CC, William Jackson initially consulted here on the location for the course that would end up being laid out by Leonard Macomber.

Aug. 27, 1928 News-Record -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Shore_-_News-Record_Aug._27_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1bae4cb5-351d-4f01-8cc8-77f301530729)

Oct. 1, 1928 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Shore_-_The_Post-Crescent_Oct._1_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cae4888a-3572-415a-b78d-bfe45170f2ec)

May 11, 1929 News-Record -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Shore_-_News-Record_May_11_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8c082f7e-725e-4802-a3cc-356341697a3e)

March 22, 1930 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/North_Shore_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_March_22_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d2215a70-92f7-4d73-8e03-8049aeae27d2)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Jeff Zugelter on February 14, 2022, 01:43:58 PM
Hi Sven, interesting the length and par of the holes mentioned in Aug. 27, 1928 article do not match the current North Shore scorecard. In an article regarding Stephens Point Country Club from 1929, it is reported that William Jackson drew the plans for Lakeview and had helped work on local course. Guessing Mr. Macomber used that design and rearranged a few of the holes?
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 14, 2022, 02:19:15 PM
Hi Sven, interesting the length and par of the holes mentioned in Aug. 27, 1928 article do not match the current North Shore scorecard. In an article regarding Stephens Point Country Club from 1929, it is reported that William Jackson drew the plans for Lakeview and had helped work on local course. Guessing Mr. Macomber used that design and rearranged a few of the holes?


Jeff:


I haven't seen anything to suggest that Macomber used Jackson's plans.  The information I've seen suggests that the club switched architects during the early stages of development.


That Aug. 6, 1929 article you note states Jackson drew the "original plans" which suggests to me they were supplanted by a newer version.


Sven
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 12:58:29 PM
Oconomowoc (CC of) l/k/a Lac La Belle GC (Oconomowoc)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Lac_La_Belle_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f2243af9-34ec-49e6-8c37-b24b80a05e3c)

The CC of Oconomowoc was organized in 1895 and moved a year later to a new site.  The club took a back seat to the new Ross course that was started in 1915, but still exists today as a relic of early Wisconsin golf.

1899 Official Golf Guide -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_(CC_of)_-_Official_Golf_Guide_1899.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/eacb33f6-eec5-4638-9c7d-8498a39861de)

1900 Harpers -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_-_Harpers_1900.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6430a76d-abc6-42f0-9c44-286ef7e69fa1)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_Photo_-_Harpers_1900.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c7ac83bb-7e32-40c5-b671-86eea52f01fc)

Early Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/CC_of_Oconomowoc.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/596d08c0-60b7-41f2-a40e-2821c35b70ed)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 01:03:41 PM
Oconomowoc CC (Oconomowoc)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b03e34b5-1391-4305-8660-5a327e5077e4)

The other Wisconsin Ross course.  This one predates Kenosha by a few years.

Oct. 21, 1915 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_-_The_Journal_Times_Oct._21_1915.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99e3d89f-bb90-4dcf-a269-7452e9ac7e4b)

Jan. 1916 American Golfer -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_-_American_Golfer_Jan._1916.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b21c9f4f-3115-4f72-b2ba-aad7ef703bde)

Ross Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconomowoc_Ross_Plan_-_1915.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b5179c13-bfcd-42c3-8d92-7ea2f17bef84)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 01:14:53 PM
Oconto GC (Oconto)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconto_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d5dc117a-01e7-4f37-87a1-45ff7748c09b)

A 9 hole course with Alex Jolly assisting in the lay out.

July 20, 1925 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oconto_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_July_20_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d62a55ef-dd0a-4ef5-a070-16c232dbbb2d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 01:27:51 PM
Ojibwa GC (Chippewa Falls)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ojibwa_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c4fc2a23-9ce5-4ebc-b267-4e42a8c932bc)

Another modest early club.  The course would be expanded in 1931 with the greens being built as copies of the newly constructed Nemadji course in Superior.

July 25, 1901 The Weekly Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ojibwa_-_The_Weekly_Telegram_July_25_1901.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/af607a7f-58f4-4f2e-b6a6-7f54925f0767)

Oct. 7, 1931 Chippewa Herald-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ojibwa_-_Chippewa_Herald-Telegram_Oct._7_1931.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7d18750e-85bd-42db-9fad-72af6501fe15)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 01:42:00 PM
Old Hickory GC (Beaver Dam)

1940 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Old_Hickory_Aerial_-_1940.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e3fd28e7-b7ac-4555-83b5-94c4d4afff59)

This course, which opened in 1921, has been credited to Bendelow.  The article below suggests the lay out was done by Colin Kidd, pro at the Maple Bluff GC of Madison.

Sept. 16, 1920 The Representative -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Old_Hickory_-_The_Representative_Sept._16_1920.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0794ef9c-da74-4c36-8039-4e975abc03aa)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 01:59:45 PM
Old Mission Inn GC (La Pointe)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Old_Mission_Inn_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/847bd4e3-22da-4946-ac7e-e4e272ffa169)

Located on Madeline Island in the Apostle Islands, the Old Mission Inn was built in 1897 with the golf course being added prior to 1930.  In 1941 the Inn and its grounds were gifted to Beloit College and for a period of time was used as the preseason training grounds for the college's football team.

An RTJ course was built here in the 1980's.

March 31, 1941 Marshfield News-Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Old_Mission_Inn_-_Marshfield_News-Herald_March_31_1941.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b8659dfb-32f4-4b6a-af67-414037ba6d44)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 03:52:09 PM
Oneida Golf & Riding Club (Green Bay)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/73b8be80-ee65-49d7-8b95-ca87555a8f2a)

Green Bay's new late 1920's club, with a bunch of names brought in to inspect the site including Alison.  The club eventually went with Stanley Pelchar of United States Golf Architects to design the 18 hole course.

May 3, 1928 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_3_1928_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1f39a5e1-ee06-42ea-ac54-6be24400589e)

May 16, 1928 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/00992a1f-a253-4a7c-b038-5d6ec1c0bb78)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928_(3).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/483d40db-cdf9-413c-9a30-fd7883a4a3f6)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928_(4).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/255f20a3-9fb8-4fa9-bc28-f3616f5a49eb)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928_(5).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3a10f902-4c43-497c-a702-a2e1912a2382)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928_(6).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a2dd1c73-af3c-4300-bf29-f81f6322c601)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928_(7).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cf0a1a47-fb72-4794-afaa-94f891f489ef)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_Sketch_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_May_16_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f21478c8-a692-4520-8834-2c4107ff788d)

June 25, 1928 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oneida_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_June_25_1928_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/155685b0-9eeb-4d06-a953-fedfc5670b6b)

June 28, 1929 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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April 30, 1932 The Post-Crescent -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 04:57:42 PM
Oshkosh CC (Oshkosh)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/OshKosh_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5cd64e9c-54f3-49b5-8067-34c492b46688)

An outgrowth of the old Algoma CC, the club started with a 9 hole course laid out by Tom Bendelow in 1916.  William Jackson was engaged to design a second 9 holes, with Charles Kinsman in charge of construction.

Sept. 26, 1916 Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Algoma_-_Oshkosh_Daily_Northwestern_Sept._26_1916.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/83b506e9-fa2d-4b94-b453-43184294e8ac)

Oct. 20, 1916 Oshkosh Daily Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oshkosh_(1)_-_Oshkosh_Daily_Northwestern_Oct._20_1916.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/085fddb6-fcfd-42f1-9241-bb1b6551279b)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oshkosh_(2)_-_Oshkosh_Daily_Northwestern_Oct._20_1916.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/25c9e607-8c8b-45a7-9dd4-2adaf6827a1a)

May 24, 1924 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oshkosh_-_The_Post-Crescent_May_24_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a170ba43-188f-4c4d-85a4-01b700b21805)

Oct. 27, 1926 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Oshkosh_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_Oct._27_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fa0fbc8a-c536-44b8-a689-b656504edcf0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 05:04:04 PM
Otter Rapids GC (Eagle River)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Otter_Rapids_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a0ac9116-d9a9-4ba8-ba43-175bed67c397)

One of three courses that existed in the lake country of Eagle River.

April 26, 1926 Wausau Daily Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Otter_Rapids_-_Wausau_Daily_Herald_April_26_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f7b5bfb9-0504-4129-86f5-adb43aa53082)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 05:10:12 PM
Owen GC l/k/a Meadowview CC (Owen)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Owen_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/049004de-8974-4d7d-b7ae-282104d63755)

In the 1920's Owen was a small midstate mill town with just over a thousand people.

April 24, 1929 Marshfield News-Herald -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Owen_-_Marshfield_News-Herald_April_24_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/62c20941-5fd4-4fd6-880a-3218c78a7ee0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 15, 2022, 05:24:41 PM
Ozaukee CC (Mequon)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ozaukee_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/59708f35-4a2c-425b-8373-14b61b002e2b)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ozaukee_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/955123d8-ed15-4c10-a898-f9398c7bbce0)

I wish I had more on the Langford & Moreau designed Ozaukee.  The club did suffer some setbacks in the 1930's and was run by the Milwaukee AC for a while before finding its footing.

March 12, 1921 American Contractor -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ozaukee_-_American_Contractor_March_12_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a1b04c45-2a63-410d-b22c-124e96f642c6)

Plan of the Course (from Phil McDade's excellent thread on Ozaukee - https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,44430.msg967860.html#msg967860 (https://www.golfclubatlas.com/forum/index.php/topic,44430.msg967860.html#msg967860))

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ozaukee_Plan.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0baf7dc3-1321-4f51-88a7-f1f759c47878)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 16, 2022, 09:30:06 AM
Pan Yak Park Club (Dover)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Pan_Yak_Park_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1b2db459-eb0e-4b23-b281-e81957f1afb2)

A small course on Eagle Lake laid out by George Hansen for a cottage colony.

June 6, 1918 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Pan_Yak_Park_-_Burlington_Free_Press_June_6_1918.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cd7cefe7-13c9-4a8d-8fad-5733cc3a6f71)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 16, 2022, 09:42:11 AM
Park Falls CC (Park Falls)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Park_Falls_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/dd010384-be8c-435c-b75e-ba41cff52dfa)

A pulp and paper mill town course.

Dec. 9, 1926 Stevens Point Journal -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 16, 2022, 10:07:35 AM
Pell Lake Highlands GC (Bloomfield)

1937 Aerial -

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One of four different vacation communities promoted by the Chicago Evening Post on a subscription basis in the 1920's.  The others were located at Lake Michigan (near Coloma, MI), Lake Como and Interlaken.

These types of newspaper-real estate schemes were the brain child of Bertram Chapman Mayo, and took advantage of the new found mobility of the city-bound citizen looking to find their piece of the country.

Aug. 9, 1924 Chicago Tribune -

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Dec. 3, 1925 Lake Geneva Regional News -

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June 24, 1926 Burlington Free Press -

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July 1, 1926 Lake Geneva Regional News -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 17, 2022, 10:14:02 AM
Peninsula State Park GC a/k/a Door County CC (Ephraim)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Peninsula_State_Park_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f55b3973-3d47-45ce-b1a5-3e6d4d7610e6)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Peninsula_State_Park_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a25ca208-4e25-4ee8-b215-b138d22eb17c)

Golf in the park started in 1914 with plans for two 9 hole courses.  How many holes were actually built remains a question, but there was a course there that was abandoned before being revived in 1920/21.  It appears that a second 9 holes were built around this time by W. R. Lovekin closer to the town of Ephraim.  Whatever happened to that course is unclear, as the 9 holes in the park were extended to 18 in 1928.

April 29, 1914 Oshkosh Northwestern -

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Oct. 14, 1920 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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May 19, 1921 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

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July 14, 1928 Wausau Daily Herald -

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Postcard -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 17, 2022, 10:32:17 AM
Petrifying Springs GC (Kenosha)

1937 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

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A Joe Roseman public 18 hole course in Kenosha that opened in 1937.

June 5, 1937 Kenosha Evening News -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 17, 2022, 10:50:01 AM
Pine Hills CC (Sheboygan)

1937 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

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Pine Hills was the new course for the Sheboygan CC when it moved in 1930.  Built by Harry Smead, the course is one of Wisconsin's most underrated.

June 25, 1930 Sheboygan Press -

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1930 Photo -

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1932 Photo -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 18, 2022, 09:15:04 AM
Platteville CC (Platteville)

1940 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

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Located in the southwest corner of the state, Platteville was established as a lead mining community, with a mine being located on the site of the club.  Platteville was also for a number of years the preseason training site of the Chicago Bears and the home town of Pants Rowland, manager of the 1917 Chicago White Sox World Series Champions.

The golf course was extended from 9 to 18 holes in the 1980's.

March 9, 1921 Platteville Journal -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 18, 2022, 09:35:12 AM
Plum Lake GC (Sayner)

1937 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Plum_Lake_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/336fb788-6f90-42a6-b9cd-59584b5eb568)

Plum Lake was the first golf course built in the North Woods.

July 9, 1921 Wausau Pilot -

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Aug. 6, 1912 Portage Daily Register -

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Oct. 15, 1913 Vilas County News -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Plum_Lake_-_Vilas_County_News_Oct._15_1913_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/38ec92e1-e6bc-4f1b-836d-0bf96e75a576)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Plum_Lake_Plan_-_Vilas_County_News_Oct._15_1913.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a46811fe-4b6e-4276-8d5a-6ca97af90cb7)

Photo -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 22, 2022, 09:40:07 AM
Powers Lake GC (Genoa City)

1937 Aerial -

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One of three courses located around Powers Lake (Nippersink and Casa Loma/Aquilla being the other two), this small club seemed to be the local's course.

April 5, 1925 Chicago Tribune -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 22, 2022, 09:59:14 AM
Quit-Qui-Oc GC (Elkhart Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Quit_Qui_Oc_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/babf8941-7ee3-486a-a966-69182374c2b9)

Credited as a Bendelow, whatever he did in 1923 appears to have been replaced by a new course in 1924 with the work done by professional Ernest Killick.  Killick would expand the course to 18 holes later in the 1920's.

Jan. 10, 1923 Sheboygan Press -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Quit-Qui-Oc_-_Sheboygan_Press_Jan._10_1923_(2).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5e2bab49-8619-41ac-ae09-38d276fec864)

Feb. 27, 1923 Chicago Tribune -

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June 12, 1923 Sheboygan Press -

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June 6, 1924 Sheboygan Press -

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July 1, 1929 Sheboygan Press -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 24, 2022, 11:34:54 AM
Racine CC (Racine)

1937 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Racine_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b6cea078-dd3e-43a8-b708-8adb8e8b6173)

Racine CC was formed in 1909 to replace the Racine GC who could not secure the further use of their land.  Despite early plans for 18, a 9 hole course was built and opened in 1910 on the current site and expanded to 18 in the late 1920's by then professional Tod Sloan.

The club history notes Bendelow as designer of the GC course (which dates to 1899 and would be early for Bendelow in the Midwest) and Joe Roseman as responsible for the CC course.  Roseman did serve as the pro at Racine CC, but he didn't arrive until around 1915 succeeding Jim Hurd and Willie Hoare.  1909/10 would be over a decade prior to any of Roseman's other design work.  As the Golf Magazine article below notes, it was most likely Bendelow that was responsible for the club's 1910 course.

The last article on the opening day of the 18 hole course is included mostly for the reference to the "People" and "Folk" teams that competed that day.

June 1909 Golf Magazine -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bendelow_1909_-_Golf_Magazine_June_1909_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e59a1603-6116-4699-88a0-c2e2cdf3e07e)

Nov. 2, 1909 The Journal Times -

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Nov. 23, 1909 The Journal Times -

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May 23, 1910 The Journal Times -

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Sept. 11, 1926 The Journal Times -

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July 5, 1927 The Journal Times -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 24, 2022, 11:56:04 AM
Reedsburg CC (Reedsburg)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/af44a12d-0e6d-47e2-be75-b680cfa78c2c)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/645d220e-531b-40b4-8152-69ef8182227c)

Home to the Reedsburg Butterfest, the 9 hole course was built in 1925.

July 22, 1925 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_July_22_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2065e7e5-79d6-4b05-a2a6-3521b3a0e84d)

May 9, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_9_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c5e0b381-9c18-4d25-bd0b-fdadeec6d6dd)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 25, 2022, 09:27:01 AM
Rhinelander CC (Rhinelander)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rhinelander_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/629d93f3-84e8-448a-b00b-3fa80347734b)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rhinelander_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d6c9698c-b8bd-4b8f-ace9-ed94b41faf85)

Home of professional golfer Dan Forsman and the Hodag (look it up).  Harry Collis built the first 9 holes here and I've seen Charles Maddox and Frank MacDonald associated with the course but I do not know what they did or when they did it.

Aug. 10, 1926 Rhinelander Daily News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rhinelander_-_Rhinelander_Daily_News_Aug._10_1926.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cf543cbb-9f8d-42bd-bd4a-56abe05a5315)

Aug. 27, 1926 Rhinelander Daily News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rhinelander_-_Rhinelander_Daily_News_Aug._27_1926.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c85541be-608e-4e4f-b35e-84c90e7d18f4)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 25, 2022, 10:06:01 AM
Richland CC n/k/a Quail Run Golf Links (Richland Center)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Richland_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/09c1709d-08bc-4a70-8592-d51b33155aea)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Richland_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f33d4fc5-aaf4-4120-b42d-cb0811f4a01a)

Richland Center was the birthplace of Frank Lloyd Wright in 1867.

This course was built in 1928 when land for a new course was found closer to town with the plans drawn by George Hansen.

April 28, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Richland_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_April_28_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/150a2b18-b69e-4164-9572-5844d22d9b6b)

May 9, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Richland_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_9_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/addfb303-1a4f-4186-847f-b84560c25bd8)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 26, 2022, 09:21:04 AM
Ridgeway GC f/k/a Neenah-Menasha GC (Neenah)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ridgeway_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d789798d-a494-41ba-9734-69191c06018c)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Ridgeway_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9dd14eb9-972b-43da-b83a-7998a32661b2)

The first 9 holes here were built in 1927 by John Barr of Milwaukee, with 2 holes added in quick order and 7 more in 1929.

The course changed names in the early 1930's.

March 11, 1927 Menasha News-Record -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Neenah-Menasha_-_News_Record_March_11_1927_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/059b45e4-3418-4646-acca-12d16916ea02)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Neenah-Menasha_-_News_Record_March_11_1927_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/625afd5b-874b-4f7e-a7f4-6afb936ac4b0)

May 12, 1927 Menasha Record -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Neenah-Menasha_-_Menasha_Record_May_12_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5094a47e-48cf-4310-beda-c0b5c7c502a8)

June 1, 1927 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Neenah-Menasha_-_The_Post-Crescent_June_1_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2c819a10-aaa0-4d7e-a4b9-924303916dc5)

June 29, 1929 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Neenah-Menasha_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_June_29_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a74d7f6f-0eaf-43c9-bd25-7dc89319415e)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on February 26, 2022, 09:42:39 AM
River Falls GC (River Falls)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/River_Falls_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/64fcd3e5-2f65-4802-9463-e7b04bf7cad2)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/River_Falls_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/12211c3e-f4da-4a77-a3ed-b947070fc8fa)

The only real evidence I have of roots of this course comes from the 1931 Annual Guide, which notes a 9 hole course with a date of organization of 1926.

The course was extended to 18 holes in the 1960's.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 04, 2022, 09:44:30 AM
Riverdale CC (Sheboygan)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverdale_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9c9a1da6-c5d1-4442-89f2-69915bd6f37c)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverdale_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/25182789-f7c6-46f9-a562-541f68181974)

Initially conceived as a private club it quickly became a public course and Riverdale remains that way today. 

Sept. 7, 1928 Sheboygan Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverdale_-_Sheboygan_Press_Sept._7_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a4811404-ef03-4d50-b132-d0e1a58262ed)

June 25, 1930 Sheboygan Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Screen_Shot_2022-03-04_at_6.42.55_AM.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8e637add-d0aa-4e25-a980-7630a0c83189)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Screen_Shot_2022-03-04_at_6.43.06_AM.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/01538e11-dfa4-4071-b0ce-bea6b50bc2ed)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Jeff_Brauer on March 04, 2022, 10:11:00 AM
Reedsburg CC (Reedsburg)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/af44a12d-0e6d-47e2-be75-b680cfa78c2c)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/645d220e-531b-40b4-8152-69ef8182227c)

Home to the Reedsburg Butterfest, the 9 hole course was built in 1925.

July 22, 1925 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_July_22_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2065e7e5-79d6-4b05-a2a6-3521b3a0e84d)

May 9, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Reedsburg_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_May_9_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c5e0b381-9c18-4d25-bd0b-fdadeec6d6dd)


Killian and Nugent added the second nine just prior to me starting there in 1977.  It was one of those projects where they sent Bob Lohmann and a shaper up to build it with locals and members to keep it affordable.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 04, 2022, 10:23:02 AM
Rivermoor CC f/k/a Waterford Woods Golf Course (Waterford)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rivermoor_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/58e85622-4633-4844-b9fb-4925c640bd17)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rivermoor_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6c0b06f8-833f-487c-9a69-2e1fb23bf274)

One of the rare original 18 hole public courses in Wisconsin, it was built as a recreational amenity for the Waterford Woods subdivision.  The lay out is credited in a number of sources to amateur star and local golf reporter Billy Sixty (William Soechting), but the Wisconsin Historical Society states Edwin O. G. Head of Milwaukee did this work.

May 3, 1928 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rivermoor_-_Burlington_Free_Press_May_3_1928.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9ba834af-1dff-4435-8b86-10a33e7ed10c)

June 9, 1928 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rivermoor_-_The_Journal_Times_June_9_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2df7854d-fa32-41b3-b9ea-9a06741419f9)

July 1, 1929 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Rivermoor_-_The_Journal_Times_July_1_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c8543fbd-59ec-47a5-8abb-2bd9066f20f9)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 11, 2022, 10:35:30 AM
Riverside GC (Portage)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverside_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/77b94083-e02c-4c24-8add-3f6d5888f01d)

A 9 hole public course.

Sept. 9, 1931 Portage Daily Register -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverside_-_Portage_Daily_Register_Sept._9_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/48130cea-0567-4789-a81f-e515ec0e2d36)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 11, 2022, 10:45:27 AM
Riverview CC (Appleton)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverview_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b089cca1-2c6c-4b02-9252-852a9bbd4ce4)

A 7 hole course was laid out in 1898 by a Mr. Worcester and quickly expanded to 9 holes by 1899.  Bendelow came through in the early 1920's to remodel the course and replace two holes.  Riverview stuck around until 2011 as a golf fixture in Appleton.

Sept. 2, 1898 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverview_-_The_Post-Crescent_Sept._2_1898.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7a539e7d-81b2-47d8-880b-0ac5a52ab099)

1899 Official Golf Guide -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverview_GC_-_Official_Golf_Guide_1899.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a77e3b60-1d44-4c57-89e2-0bcf5e965d85)

April 27, 1922 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverview_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_27_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/81e3f0d0-f0df-4b63-a71a-e9623b806413)

Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Riverview_Postcard.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7fb34c94-6df5-4f60-952a-75692aa406d9)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 11, 2022, 11:19:18 AM
Shawano CC a/k/a Shawano Lake CC a/k/a Shalagoco GC (Shawano)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shawano_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/33be6cb0-21a9-4039-a689-52dcadc7d55b)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shawano_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b36d586e-98ec-48a2-a90c-236e227a9cbe)

Built in 1922 with 9 holes, the course was improved with grass greens in 1931.  Today the course has 18 holes.

July 18, 1922 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shawano_-_The_Post-Crescent_July_18_1922_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/da981293-759e-4d84-8c90-76907bf21a8d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shawano_-_The_Post-Crescent_July_18_1922_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f631558e-8137-4854-8eb7-93f9b496406f)

April 25, 1931 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shawano_-_Green_Bay_Press_Gazette_April_25_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8b2b02c4-6886-410e-931a-5c3f28f79651)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 14, 2022, 08:52:30 AM
Sheboygan CC a/k/a Sheboygan Town and Country Club (Sheboygan)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sheboygan_Aerial_-1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bb96a37c-f48d-4cd3-9ffa-05aa786d3fa7)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Town_and_Country_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2aaf0ec2-fb4c-4b37-b1f6-5024bd0b5826)

Before anything Blackwolf Run and Whistling Straits there was Pine Hills, and before Pine Hills there was the Sheboygan CC.  Attributed to Bendelow in 1905, the course became public when the club moved to the Pine Hills CC course in the late 1920's.  The course now has 27 holes.

May 30, 1905 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sheboygan_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_May_30_1905_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2ca6026d-7bf4-465e-9d62-a252837dac61)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sheboygan_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_May_30_1905_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d1536784-2d98-4896-aaa0-ffd121440fb6)

1924 Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sheboygan_CC_1924.JPG?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/881b07ed-4cc7-493c-8fdf-b88961660022)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 14, 2022, 09:24:10 AM
Shoop Park GC (Racine)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shoop_Park_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3c640e28-3acc-482e-9559-d7fb13026d96)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shoop_Park_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/86478796-e2bc-4292-8e94-f349bc94da6b)

Built on land donated to the park system by Clarendon Shoop, the "patent medicine" king of Racine, the course opened in 1921 with 6 holes.  The plans for the course were prepared by The American Park Builders, with Bendelow being the architect in charge at that time.

June 28, 1921 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shoop_Park_-_The_Journal_Times_June_28_1921.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4e41a795-c110-4e4b-917e-bc614a3ea3bf)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 14, 2022, 12:03:20 PM
Shorewood GC (Green Bay)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f476472a-e3a5-4ef5-bece-c4952f06b3aa)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f6f5e61d-e314-43a0-b6ad-47bfbd59f42b)

Started as an idea for a public course with a number of architects called in to look at the site, the course was designed by Sam Pelchar of U. S. Golf Architects and opened as a semi-private club.  The course was taken over by UW - Green Bay and was made NLE in 2021.

The 1938 Aerial mirrors the 1937 Plan for 18 holes noted below, but at some point the course reverted back to 9.

Sept. 24, 1930 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_Sept._24_1930_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f90fad00-922a-4bef-b007-6662de98b98d)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_Sept._24_1930_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/388b1c8c-5a02-467d-ad3b-781045072316)

Nov. 7, 1930 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_-_Green_Bay_Post-Gazette_Nov._7_1930.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fc4f8139-6089-4232-b3b8-3ff899697fa0)

March 18, 1931 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_-_Green_Bay_Press-Gazette_March_18_1931.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bad91dbd-4e85-4c59-bc5a-80f88312241f)

Nov. 24, 1937 Green Bay Press-Gazette -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Shorewood_Plan_-_Green_Bay_Press_Gazette_Nov._24_1937.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5b42dcc5-0305-4d23-a32d-55f52305494f)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 14, 2022, 12:17:23 PM
Smokey Lake CC n/k/a Big Sand Lake Club GC (Phelps)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Smokey_Lake_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0ee9042f-3b37-4994-9498-4938605c8a1c)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Smokey_Lake_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2a93b488-01e2-4422-84dc-21c221b23d40)

Founded in 1891 as the Eagle River Fishing & Shooting Club, the Big Sand Lake Club was a Northwoods retreat located right on the Michigan border for a number of leaders of the Chicago business class.  The 9 hole course was started in 1926 and is credited to Chick Evans.

Oct. 4, 1928 Rhinelander Daily News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Smokey_Lake_-_Rhinelander_Daily_News_Oct._4_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6598bad3-6061-4b18-ab27-273d3b8a7a2e)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 17, 2022, 10:27:04 AM
Sparta CC n/k/a River Run GC (Sparta)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sparta_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f4d123dc-d4ef-4159-9455-db9fc22595af)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sparta_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b4c80b2a-dae2-4ad8-b3f3-7cad7866ab15)

Sparta is known as the Bicycling Capital of America.  The club was started in 1916 with 6 holes and was expanded to 9 holes by 1931.

May 6, 1916 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sparta_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_May_6_1916.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c6df3807-09ca-44aa-a8ea-6b4b5e8952d1)

Feb. 1917 American Golfer -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Wisconsin_Courses_-_American_Golfer_Feb._1917_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/139a4a5f-55e8-42c9-963a-8fcea59725b2)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Wisconsin_Courses_-_American_Golfer_Feb._1917_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a941d1f7-7d82-45bf-ad5c-c203fd9b29d6)

1950's Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Sparta_Photo_-_1950_s.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/80bf203d-4f88-470f-8f4f-12f2b1f37e48)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 21, 2022, 09:39:16 AM
Spooner Lake GC n/k/a Spooner GC (Spooner)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spooner_Aerial_-_1938(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/582e9b1b-aba3-48b7-9436-b5302daf5993)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spooner_Modern_Aerial(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/15f5f6c6-76a1-4710-bf40-210c7905c98a)

Located in the northwest corner of the state, Spooner is another course credited to Tom Vardon from neighboring Minnesota.

May 8, 1930 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spooner_Lake_-_Leader-Telegram_May_8_1930(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8ab21b3f-d167-4f47-8e52-0828785017bc)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 21, 2022, 09:55:50 AM
Spring Valley CC f/k/a Our CC (Salem)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spring_Valley_(Our)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a9ea7f68-568a-400c-b9dd-2388db9f1377)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spring_Valley_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/852063af-6283-474f-b0fb-849b56d159e1)

A 1927 Langford & Moreau design that remains a bit of a museum piece today.  With no sand in the bunkers and shrunken greens, the course has been described as an old house with covers still on the furnishings.  If you don't know the story here, you haven't been paying attention.

July 16, 1928 Kenosha Evening News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spring_Valley_(Our)_-_Kenosha_Evening_News_July_16_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/01f9a9c1-038b-40b2-b68b-be1eca63e643)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 24, 2022, 08:25:27 AM
Springbrook-Antigo CC a/k/a Springbrook CC (Antigo)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spring_Brook_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d172eaa6-a4ca-4809-9266-fbd90a116bea)

Home of John Bradley (one of the Iwo Jima flag raisers), James Bradley (who wrote Flags of Our Fathers) and D. Wayne Lukas (of horse racing fame), this 1927 Frank MacDonald design was the second course built in the Antigo area.

Sept. 6, 1927 Sheboygan Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Springbrook_Antigo_-_Sheboygan_Press_Sept._6_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/10ae1ff1-c157-4658-8171-1efe1f3066bb)

Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Spring_Brook_GC_Postcard.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c69935cd-160a-48bc-9221-5fd113831ff1)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 24, 2022, 09:33:07 AM
Springvale GC l/k/a New London GC n/k/a Shamrock Heights GC (New London)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Springvale_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/dc1f54cf-5ddd-41e6-ae41-7a5a3b0c4600)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Springvale_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/263977f5-de68-46b3-9a1b-a8550219b18c)

The original 9 hole course (now expanded) was built in 1926 with advice given by Mr. Taylor of Appleton.  In 1938, during a golf marathon craze that swept the country, a 16 year old named Gordon Meiklejohn played 237 holes on the course in less than 16 hours.

April 24, 1926 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Springvale_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_April_24_1926_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/07d0a2fe-589e-47d7-9f7c-9d458f4d12c6)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Springvale_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_April_24_1926_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/db8531cc-2637-4782-898d-1b12fcf165bc)

July 16, 1926 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Springvale_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_July_16_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bfba91c4-7abd-4f80-bfa5-c15444198e62)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Jeff Zugelter on March 24, 2022, 10:06:53 AM
Great research Sven! Mr. Taylor (Jack) was the long time greenskeeper for Butte des Morts Country Club in Appleton. The Butte des Morts website credits him with putting down the first grass seed after the architect W.C. Jackson was finished.


Here is a write up of him from Golfdom magazine
https://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/golfd/article/1937jun62.pdf (https://archive.lib.msu.edu/tic/golfd/article/1937jun62.pdf)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 30, 2022, 10:30:44 AM
Squires CC f/k/a Port Washington CC (Port Washington)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Squires_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/901d211b-3072-42d4-aabd-0c27f5fa2cfa)

I don't have much on Squires.  The course was developed by Clarence (a local golf legend) and Maxine St. Peter around 1930 with 9 holes and run as a family business into the 1970's.  It eventually went NLE in 2008 with the land being purchased as part of a land preservation trust sponsored by members of the Uihlein family.

Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Squires_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9c7d5975-e4f7-4e86-933a-2752f91cd3d5)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 30, 2022, 10:54:09 AM
St. Johns GC a/k/a St. Johns Northwestern GC (Delafield)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/St._Johns_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6f420a34-1bfe-410a-adcf-a3c29c017932)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/St._Johns_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/83ea3e0b-5015-4241-a792-119114b088d6)

Another course I have little information on, this one built in the early 1920's in connection with the military academy by the same name.  The course is credited to a Carl Muirfield, a name I can find little about.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 30, 2022, 11:08:46 AM
Stark CC (Randolph)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stark_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b969711c-d0d8-4bf1-baec-b0295a819a18)

A basic 9 holer laid out on the south side of town by Jack Taylor, the course appears to have gone by the wayside in the late 1930's.

July 2, 1930 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stark_CC_(WI)_-_The_Post-Crescent_July_2_1930.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5e19f983-e25a-4593-a95e-4d589fe8ed58)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on March 31, 2022, 09:29:16 AM
Stoughton CC (Stoughton)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stoughton_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cc000523-ba2f-4d6b-bcd6-a42e58090836)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stoughton_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a83406ab-bc2d-4276-aa11-7c6d65b0af83)

A William Watson design that was constructed by Harry Smead.  Stoughton was expanded to 18 holes in the 1990's.

Stoughton the town claims to be the birthplace of the coffee break.

Oct. 1, 1922 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stoughton_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Oct._1_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0878cbc8-1e06-4825-adcd-a1a9e38f87c2)

Oct. 13, 1922 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stoughton_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Oct._13_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/121d22f5-6ae1-4949-b6ac-ae4c402bb2f3)

June 13, 1930 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stoughton_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_13_1930.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5d45773b-57eb-485a-abad-044b49d34a40)

1950's Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stoughton_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4a33acc2-9773-48b7-9a44-5bf5764302c7)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Tim_Cronin on March 31, 2022, 09:38:45 AM
Sven, this is terrific stuff you dig up. Thanks for doing it!
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 01, 2022, 10:44:25 AM
Swan Lake CC o/k/a Portage CC a/k/a Portage GC n/k/a Portage CC (Portage)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Swan_Lake_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/71327401-3ec7-45d3-8f96-a4aaecb5f962)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Swan_Lake_(Portage)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/238d5feb-ec7f-433c-9069-fc2e61312134)

Started as the Portage CC in 1906, the club seemingly was revived in the early 1920's with a new 6 hole course (quickly expanded to 9) being built.

Portage was the first stop in the US for John Muir, the famous naturalist, when his family immigrated from Scotland.  The city's slogan of "Where the North Begins" seems appropriate especially in light of the Fox-Wisconsin Waterway noted by Joliet in Marquette as a link to the Mississippi River.

Aug. 1, 1906 Portage Daily Register -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Portage_-_Portage_Daily_Register_Aug._1_1906.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/cc18685d-d1dd-49b9-9b73-8a92f7d618f7)

July 20, 1907 Portage Daily Democrat -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Portage_-_Portage_Daily_Democrat_July_20_1907.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/91d85737-7ad0-4a88-af9c-3515b6f4db14)

July 5, 1923 Register-Democrat -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Portage_-_Register-Democrat_July_5_1923.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bfcaa6d3-4525-4d3f-9541-3d59d54cbcce)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Dave Esler on April 03, 2022, 11:22:29 PM
Sven,
Thanks for sharing with us all.


Having [size=78%]worked on a couple of these, and[/size][/size][size=78%] played a bunch more with Dad and my brother and our sons, it is a joy to [/size][size=78%]recall those days in the sun very fondly. 

Really appreciate your work and generosity.

DaveE




Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 06, 2022, 09:41:28 AM
Tagalong GC a/k/a Frank Stout Private Course (Red Cedar Lake)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tagalong_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b20c322d-ab69-49ac-90ad-b707529eb7ef)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tagalong_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/10488e1a-9504-494a-a5cc-ab5caed453a6)

Built as a private course to go along with the lodge constructed for Frank Stout and his family and guests.  Stout was one of the richest men in Chicago, with interests in lumber, railroads and finance.  Stout hired Alex Pirie to design the original 9 hole course, which was supposedly based on St. Andrews.

June 19, 1923 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tagalong_-_Leader-Telegram_June_19_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/36289045-9a56-40ff-ad72-f4499c4dc825)

Aug. 16, 1923 Dunn County News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tagalong_-_Dunn_County_News_Aug._16_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e1509b63-fd0a-4bf8-91d2-9850eecf22cb)

Aug. 30, 1923 Eagle River Review -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tagalong_(Stout_Private)_-_Eagle_River_Review_Aug._30_1923.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3f0024da-f2b6-4d8a-8f8b-67f68575ab07)

Aug. 19, 1925 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tagalong_-_The_Capital_Times_Aug._19_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3f69e7e7-ce2b-4108-8f66-4196d42ece02)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 06, 2022, 09:58:57 AM
Takodah Club a/k/a Takodah Springs GC n/k/a South Hills CC (Fond du Lac)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Takodah_(South_Hills)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/480cf787-84e6-4dbb-b841-2fc5bc027bda)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Takodah_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c656377d-0b1b-4923-aac3-f7b00491af0a)

Built as a public course by Robert Harris, the course quickly became private and was expanded to 18 holes with its successor organization South Hills CC founded later on in 1951.

Fond du Lac is the home of Mercury boat motors as well as the birthplace of Colin Kaepernick and King Camp Gillette, inventor of the safety razor.

Sept. 15, 1926 Oshkosh Northwestern -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Takodah_-_Oshkosh_Northwestern_Sept._15_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6a491e8e-1c3c-4225-addd-7ae51aac8cd3)

Sept. 15, 1926 Sheboygan Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Takodah_-_Sheboygan_Press_Sept._15_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/99bb79f2-7acd-4ee0-8c30-3ecc1342d08d)

Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Takodah_Postcard.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/256ad386-f7df-4fab-a9dc-9b60d48a3c93)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 07, 2022, 09:32:38 AM
Three Lakes GC a/k/a Northernaire CC n/k/a Big Stone GC (Three Lakes)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Three_Lakes_(Big_Stone)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/470dd9bd-11be-4d6f-86b6-11a359ba7fe4)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Three_Lakes_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3626793f-f563-42e0-bd16-c380518489cd)

A 1926 Bendelow layout, the course lies in the heart of what was once the timber region used to rebuild Chicago after the fire of 1871.  Three Lakes is also home to Ray Meyer, legendary Depaul basketball coach.

Feb. 19, 1926 Rhinelander Daily News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Three_Lakes_-_Rhinelander_Daily_News_Feb._19_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d3d9e1bf-d986-43a3-a838-eeac33af0240)

April 28, 1926 Rhinelander Daily News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Three_Lakes_-_Rhinelander_Daily_News_April_28_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7af89af7-46c2-463c-93b9-83a6fc33c9d0)

Aug. 8, 1926 The Milwaukee Journal -

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Oct. 8, 1946 Wisconsin State Journal -

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Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Three_Lakes_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c8681544-1264-4632-847d-b1a11fbcc924)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 10, 2022, 10:11:44 AM
Tomah GC a/k/a Tomah CC (Tomah)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tomah_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/eacc0bef-313d-4ace-a059-2208f48d56c8)

Noted in the Annual Guides as Tomah GC and having a 6 hole course, the papers reported on the opening of the Tomah CC in 1919 and of the Tomah Community CC in 1920.  The course would be gone by the early 1940's with the land used for real estate development.

June 23, 1919 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tomah_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_June_23_1919_(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8c5114e6-8899-4555-834f-e03be30c287e)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tomah_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_June_23_1919_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6d2577db-b3cd-42fd-be04-6decf2ada30a)

April 13, 1920 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tomah_-_The_Post-Crescent_April_13_1920.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a1d24034-1018-4912-baf5-d10be5b24407)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 18, 2022, 12:01:14 PM
Tripoli CC n/k/a University Club GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tripoli_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/260dd968-ac4d-436a-bfc8-8ffff27718a8)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tripoli_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b80ae90d-afbd-49fa-abac-6c9031bdcc73)

Designed in the early 1920's by Bendelow as one of his later works and built by American Park Builders, Tripoli survives today as part of the University Club of Milwaukee having been taken over by that organization in 2017.

Oct. 25, 1921 Chicago Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tripoli_-_Chicago_Tribune_Oct._25_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3e080f6b-421b-4348-90f1-d7ae29633f24)

April 16, 1922 Chicago Daily Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tripoli_-_Chicago_Daily_Tribune_April_16_1922.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/22171539-f32c-411e-b751-1e3b1cb8244f)

1939 Aerial Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tripoli_Aerial_Photo_-_1939.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5317f3f3-9ce7-4810-9fd0-4bf0a0f8e4ef)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 20, 2022, 08:51:30 AM
Trout Lake G&CC (Woodruff)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Trout_Lake_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/32af3c6d-6a6c-44cf-9992-2caefcc36986)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Trout_Lake_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/c9ea9f7f-28b5-4e54-8e88-1e3a3220c0a1)

Designed by Charles Maddox and Frank Macdonald in 1925 with Maddox being noted as the vice president of the club.  The building of the course prompted the "Golfers Special," a train that ran from Chicago to Vilas County to take players to the resort.

Sept. 28, 1925 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Trout_Lake_-_Wisconsin_State_Jounral_Sept._28_1925.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5d2b2dbb-e41b-4402-ac50-976d38b5395c)

March 17, 1926 Rhinelander Daily News -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 21, 2022, 10:32:05 AM
Tuckaway CC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuckaway_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5f1b9e2f-3a39-49d5-b394-2a4a0f97fcfa)

Built in 1926, the Tuckaway CC relocated from Greenfield to Franklin in 1967 to a new Killian and Nugent course.  The new course hosted the Greater Milwaukee Open from 1972 to 1993.

April 9, 1926 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuckaway_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_April_9_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/028f56a7-ec64-4998-849c-ad0ef1b20029)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on April 23, 2022, 10:02:40 AM
Turtle Lake CC (Winchester)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Turtle_Lake_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9a9c4acb-86f9-4da5-8264-74c7bd554cdf)

Located in Winchester, WI a few miles south of the Michigan border, Turtle Lake was a massive 1,200 acre Northwoods retreat.  The initial project did not survive the depression, although there are reports of the course being in existence into the 1980's.

July 6, 1926 Ironwood Daily Globe -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Turtle_Lake_-_Ironwood_Daily_Globe_July_6_1926.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/52e3fbb4-2bc8-485b-a24f-deaf86c5e29c)

April 13, 1938 Ironwood Daily Globe -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Turtle_Lake_-_Ironwood_Daily_Globe_April_13_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/18e2188e-369b-4d55-ae6a-151962d6892d)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 02, 2022, 12:03:01 PM
Tuscumbia CC a/k/a Tuscumbia GC (Green Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuscumbia_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/85250742-e5f5-405f-a8ad-4aae487bdddc)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuscumbia_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5021d027-fd97-4e84-9435-aa00f0e8d598)

Credited (probably erroneously) as an 1898 Bendelow, from before he moved from New York to Chicago and prior to any of his work in the midwest.  The first 9 holes were laid out in 1898, with a full 18 by 1921 (which is the most likely time period for any Bendelow involvement).

1899 Official Golf Guide -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuscumbia_GC_-_Official_Golf_Guide_1899_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e697ae8f-e31d-416f-8bcc-9df2b89577b5)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuscumbia_GC_-_Official_Golf_Guide_1899_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/145db11f-fc1e-4af1-9e01-d357a236f49b)

May 7, 1899 Inter Ocean -

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Nov. 1900 Golf Magazine -

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Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tuscumbia_1st_Photo.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/830452cb-1200-4e0f-a91a-d54899e12a7a)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 03, 2022, 11:23:02 AM
Twin Lake Lodge GC a/k/a Little Twin Lodge GC (Twin Lakes)

1938 Aerial -

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Twin Lake Lodge was purchased by Abel St. Louis, one of Wisconsin's pioneer resort men.  St. Louis partnered with Charles Hazen to build the Long Lake resort before moving on to create the Twin Lake Lodge and its golf course in 1922.

Oct. 4, 1922 Vilas County News -

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July 4, 1923 Vilas County News -

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Undated Brochure -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 04, 2022, 10:19:40 AM
Tyranena GC n/k/a Lake Mills GC (Lake Mills)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tyranena_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8eeeaa94-07f4-456a-afbe-ca8ee418eced)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Tyranena_(Lake_Mills)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/615cc151-4c91-48f1-b1f8-40705a1a2465)

Tyranena is an indigenous word meaning sparkling waters, and today is associated with the brewery in Lake Mills.  The original 9 hole course dates to 1926, with the expansion to 18 and name change taking place in the 1990's.

July 28, 1926 The Capital Times -

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July 8, 1927 Wisconsin State Journal -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 06, 2022, 11:23:14 AM
Villa Louis CC (Prairie du Chien)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Villa_Louis_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/726e3130-4db4-46f6-8a18-0c9a4c38b815)

Villa Louis began as the estate of Hercules Louis Dousmann II and was renown for its standardbred horse stables.  Dousmann inherited the lands from his trader, timbierman and real-estate speculator father, Hercules L. Dousmann, who was called Wisconsin's first millionaire.  The estate sat on the site of native american burial mounds and was the location of the War of 1812 Fort Shelby and the later Fort Crawford.  When HLD II passed away, his wife named the property after her deceased husband.

An initial attempt at a course was started in 1922 resulting in the short-lived Fort Crawford CC before a new 9 hole course was built in 1927 for the Villa Louis CC.

June 25, 1922 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Villa_Louis_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_June_25_1922.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/60b60582-a7ea-4436-8612-ce7dd71bb2c1)

March 14, 1927 Wisconsin State Journal -

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April 28, 1927 Wisconsin State Journal -

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July 22, 1927 The Capital Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Villa_Louis_-_The_Capital_Times_July_22_1927.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/525e85f8-d5fa-4a7e-b8e2-0e16fb015874)

May 9, 1928 Wisconsin State Journal -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 11, 2022, 12:01:15 PM
Viroqua GC (Viroqua)

1939 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Viroqua_Aerial_-_1939.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/51fbbac9-1494-4320-980b-4eba093e3e4c)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Viroqua_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a2932eba-4fed-4f76-aa06-15c98fd289c2)

First built in 1921 with the assistance of Miles Dawson as a 7 hole course in the public park, Viroqua was listed as a 6 hole course in the Annual Guides up to 1931 when it had 9.  This probably coincides with when Merrill Maisick worked on the course as noted in the 1931 article below.

Located on land that was occupied by the Native American Ho-Chunk (formerly known as the Winnebago), Viroqua gained some notoriety in the 1990's as the town that beat Walmart by promoting small businesses that co-existed with the retail behemoth.

May 18, 1921 Vernon County Censor -

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(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Viroqua_-_Vernon_County_Censor_May_18_1921.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d9dac087-8436-4b26-8a8b-b04835794248)

April 2, 1931 Escanaba Daily Press -

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Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Viroqua_Postcard(1).jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/34a886ce-5890-49da-a4ca-167d5fdc7cd7)




Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 20, 2022, 09:30:31 AM
Washington Park Municipal GC (Racine)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Washington_Park_(Racine)_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9e1b62b7-34da-44b1-8685-c45bc2725ad1)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Washington_Park_(Racine)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/161510e0-137f-402b-87da-ee4aebe2979e)

Tom Bendelow is credited with the design of this course.  Whether it was the original 6 holes in 1913 or the expansion to 9 (by at least 1916) is unclear.  George Hansen, who was hired as an early pro here, probably had a hand in the development of the course as well.

Sept. 15, 1913 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Washington_Park_(Racine)_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_Sept._15_1913.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a878e655-c72d-405a-9739-409c4a69286a)

July 29, 1916 Oshkosh Northwestern -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 25, 2022, 11:03:25 AM
Watertown CC (Watertown)

1940 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Watertown_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8b4963a6-055a-4ad4-b9e2-0f0501474e5a)

Watertown was founded by immigrant farmers from New England in the mid-1800's, mostly arriving after the establishment of the Erie Canal and the end of the Black Hawk War.  The city is probably most famous for a failed railroad bond offering in the 1850's that resulted in the city government being dissolved to avoid the claims of the bond holders.  It was also the home of the first kindergarten in the US.

The course is cited as having been organized in 1922 and opened in 1923 as a 9 holer, with the back nine added in 1959 by Larry Packard.

May 12, 1925 The Capital Times -

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18 Hole Course Plan -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 28, 2022, 01:49:54 PM
Waukesha GC a/k/a Moor Downs GC (Waukesha, WI)

1937 Aerial -

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Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Waukesha_(Moor_Downs)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5de3291b-38b9-4dae-9cc2-1d2083d59c68)

The Moor Mud Baths Resort in Waukesha, also known as the Grand View Health Resort, opened in 1911.  In 1915 a 9 hole course was added as an attraction.  The course is credited to Tom Bendelow in some sources, but a 1915 American Golfer article notes the new course in Waukesha was laid out by Professional Lovekin. 

Although there have been plans to raze the resort buildings, the course survives today

Jan. 1915 American Golfer -

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July 9, 1915 The Journal Times -

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Sept. 4, 1946 Kenosha News -

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Postcard -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Waukesha_(Moor_Downs)_Postcard.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/75d1929b-7a53-43d5-a241-5b5c704c6bfc)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 28, 2022, 02:20:28 PM
Waupaca GC n/k/a Waupaca CC (Waupaca)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Waupaca_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/330eaa22-2047-4699-aa86-661ca7fa1195)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Waupaca_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/af1e7fdd-cc3a-41a4-abca-e30bb401be78)

Preceded by an earlier course of the same name that didn't last long into the early 1900's, this 9 hole course was built in 1924 and is credited to a superintendent from Appleton named Jack Burns.  Waupaca is the perfect example of the small town United States course, where a group of founders find a relatively local expert to lay out their course and recruit enough members to make the place viable. 

Random trivia for those that are interested - Clay Perry, the man who coined the phrase "spelunker," was born in Waupaca.

May 26, 1924 The Post-Crescent -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Waupaca_-_The_Post-Crescent_May_26_1924.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0809bebb-9fa8-46e7-88bc-eb0251f904de)

Aug. 2, 1924 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Waupaca_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_Aug._2_1924.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ecb24902-8435-40f9-b472-585f6a0dddc0)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on May 30, 2022, 10:40:33 AM
Wausau CC a/k/a Wausau GC (Wausau)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Wausau_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/43e8f868-3ba2-4b3a-a196-e966f9d1230f)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Wausau_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/09c6956d-30d5-4243-bcb0-166e5d185d7b)

Although golf started in Wausau in 1899 with the Wausau GC, the CC was organized in 1908 with a course at a site along the Wisconsin River.  The only information I have on the architect is that the golf links were to be laid out by an expert from Chicago.

Tom Bendelow (a possibility for the initial architect) arrived in 1919 to rework the course, with plans made in the early 1930's to extend the course to 18 holes.  This extension didn't take place until the early 1960's.

Wausau was the home town of Dean Witter and hall of fame football player Jim Otto.

Aug. 13, 1908 Wausau Daily Herald -

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March 31, 1909 Wausau Daily Herald -

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June 2, 1919 Lacrosse Tribune and Leader Press -

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Sept. 17, 1931 Wausau Daily Herald -

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Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 01, 2022, 10:35:48 AM
West Bend CC (West Bend)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/West_End_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/043e0fb6-c6bf-4b93-92a1-b987bb9f6b47)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/West_Bend_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a78be729-5fc2-4090-998f-cd8ed379ac06)

The first nine at West Bend opened in 1930 as designed by Langford & Moreau, with the second nine added in the 1960's.  Architect David Gill did this work and created a new nine hole design instead of building the additional nine designed by the original architects as depicted in the plan below.  Later work by Kye Goalby is discussed in the Course Profile found here -

https://golfclubatlas.com/countries/west-bend-country-club/ (https://golfclubatlas.com/countries/west-bend-country-club/).

L&M Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/West_Bend_Plan.jpeg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/144a7d88-8298-450f-94c4-c9c069b09017)

1930's Aerial Photo -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/West_Bend_Aerial_Photo_-_1930_s.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/a5e9e8e9-b1bb-4375-ac82-6526b6c6f22b)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 05, 2022, 11:30:13 AM
Westmoor CC (Brookfield)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoor_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1df8b35e-cd7c-4b57-96cd-734fa05523c8)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoor_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/84d0f68f-e5e0-405b-89cb-55542e57116d)

Westmoor got off the ground in 1926, with William Langford renovating several holes in 1957.  The course was reworked in 2008.

April 9, 1926 Kenosha News -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoor_-_Kenosha_News_April_9_1926.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0eae2fb2-343e-43ae-899e-efcaa9331946)

June 1927 Golfdom -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoor_-_Golfdom_June_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1960694c-7b9e-4279-b477-3002223e8a2a)

Modern Plan -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoor_Modern_Plan.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/02e2eda9-3bc0-4378-bac2-4dae4374df55)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 06, 2022, 10:14:13 AM
Westmoreland GC (Madison)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoreland_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/24ba6284-b777-4a9e-aad4-811b04852ca3)

Westmoreland opened in 1929 as designed by John Hackbarth, the pro at nearby Blackhawk and the brother of the better known designer Otto Hackbarth.  The course lasted into the late 1940's before it was blown up for housing.

June 20, 1929 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoreland_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_June_20_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/664929d2-0f87-4e24-a3bd-a7a3aefd66fb)

Jan. 25, 1950 Wisconsin State Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Westmoreland_-_Wisconsin_State_Journal_Jan._25_1950.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/176d18d9-da82-48da-9ff5-224cc4cc3898)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 07, 2022, 09:57:28 AM
White Oak Park GC (Bohners Lake)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/White_Oak_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/6cc95220-c3ad-4a4d-8f68-ea50d8f42c52)

Its hard to make out a course in the aerial above, but by the articles below its clear that there was one here for at least a short while beginning in the late 1920's.

Oct. 25, 1928 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/White_Oak_-_Burlington_Free_Press_Oct._25_1928.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/d32ad1bf-d837-46c6-bbdd-63fc84864056)

May 9, 1929 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/White_Oak_-_Burlington_Free_Press_May_9_1929.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ad101672-d300-4306-b4af-892f075cec82)

July 18, 1929 The Journal Times -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/White_Oak_Park_-_The_Journal_Times_July_18_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/46075bfa-5e59-4b07-acce-07f104e75a0e)

May 14, 1931 Burlington Free Press -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/White_Oak_Park_-_Burlington_Free_Press_May_14_1931.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/fb7de073-9bfc-4574-8c18-42b833b68e23)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 13, 2022, 11:14:56 AM
Whitehall GC (Whitehall)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitehall_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3f29347d-970b-4453-82b8-c8ee9ae555d7)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitehall_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/06f45e12-10f7-4699-86bf-62deed97d398)

This 9 hole course is noted in a number of sources as having opened in 1934, but the 1927 article below indicates a new course in Whitehall, and the 1931 Annual Guide gives a date of organization of 1926.  I have not found any evidence of a new course opening in 1934.

June 1, 1927 La Crosse Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitehall_-_La_Crosse_Tribune_June_1_1927.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/7bf6ba3a-21ae-44f4-93d8-9f15f40064ce)

Sept. 20, 1929 Leader-Telegram -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitehall_-_Leader-Telegram_Sept._20_1929.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ec2671fa-5ef3-4829-a175-0cdd5f291c1c)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 13, 2022, 11:58:04 AM
Whitewater CC n/k/a Willow Brook GC (Whitewater)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitewater_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/505f02e0-55e2-4ae7-a98a-9f235074e2e5)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitewater_(Willow_Brook)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0ae0d9f3-beb0-46e1-b230-4c8623fae8d6)

A 9 hole course that opened in 1931.  Whitewater the city is the home town of the author Stephen Ambrose.  It is also known as the "Second Salem" due to local stories of witches, spirits and murderers.

June 27, 1931 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitewater_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_June_27_1931.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/2c23b77c-9e7e-47e8-80c5-d4d17df8f0c8)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 17, 2022, 10:14:23 AM
Whiting CC a/k/a Stevens Point GC n/k/a Stevens Point CC (Stevens Point)

1938 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whiting_(Stevens_Point)_Aerial_-_1938.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/5f29e109-b5d5-49e4-93e9-cdef6af43a6e)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whiting_(Stevens_Point)_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/172ba687-751d-4a22-b98f-54202a592ff4)

Although Leonard Macomber was brought in during the initial phase of the project, the original 9 hole course was laid out by W. C. Jackson.  In 1965 Jackson's course was replaced by a new 18 holes which underwent an extensive recent renovation.

Originally a logging outpost on the Wisconsin River where logs would be floated to market, the city is better known today for its branch of the University of Wisconsin.  It is also the home town of distance runner Suzy Favor Hamilton and Joel Hodgson, the creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Sept. 26, 1925 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stevens_Point_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_Sept._26_1925.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/8c41c195-e3f9-4ab2-bf9e-60ae525f5de8)

Dec. 15, 1925 The Daily Tribune -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stevens_Point_-_The_Daily_Tribune_Dec._15_1925_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/1e7a512d-d7dd-450f-a041-2c19f50420d1)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Stevens_Point_-_The_Daily_Tribune_Dec._15_1925_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/495e04a6-4caf-49d1-8f89-3126af9ac113)

Aug. 6, 1929 Stevens Point Journal -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whiting_CC_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_Aug._6_1929_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/08b467bb-b6e2-4da3-914d-a326f5b7a5c6)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whiting_CC_-_Stevens_Point_Journal_Aug._6_1929_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/3ebbcc39-758d-4746-b574-0a2b629558d8)
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 19, 2022, 12:03:18 PM
Whitnall Park Municipal GC (Hales Corner (Milwaukee))

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitnall_Park_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/329bbc32-ac78-44d9-944b-11446e912bf4)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Whitnall_Park_Modern_Aerial(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/573e0a5e-1df3-4249-b451-cba0d5bdc3ea)

Designed by George Hansen and built as a Civilian Conservation Corps project in 1932, Whitnall Park was named for Charles Whitnall a land planner and conservationist who devised a plan for Milwaukee's parks and parkways in 1923.

The Milwaukee County Park System's network of golf courses is a wonderful testament to the individuals who pushed not only for the development of public spaces in the larger cities of this country, and specifically those that saw the benefits of golf as part of these projects.
Title: Re: Wisconsin Aerial Photographs - 1937 to 1940
Post by: Sven Nilsen on June 21, 2022, 09:52:32 AM
Woodmont CC l/k/a Lincoln Hills GC n/k/a New Berlin Hills GC (Milwaukee)

1937 Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Woodmont_Aerial_-_1937.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/ad8eab5a-bbc9-4d6d-8bd9-1a62fc9eb771)

Modern Aerial -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Woodmont_Modern_Aerial.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/4d1db4ef-c47e-42dd-82cd-1e266a5f6be6)

The 1907 9 hole course is credited to Tom Bendelow and was expanded to 18 holes by 1931.  The club has been through a foreclosure and sheriff's sale and another ownership change in the years since.

Dec. 1906 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Milwaukee_(Woodmont)_-_Golfers_Magazine_Dec._1906.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/e8f12032-9a73-485e-ae42-7760904c6f98)

Feb. 1907 Golf Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Bendelow_in_1906_-_Golf_Magazine_Feb._1907.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/f96abd27-a848-484e-8cc0-6ede2b235780)

April 1907 Golfers Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Woodmont_(1)_-_Golfers_Magazine_April_1907.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/0aa2b156-3d37-4c04-9c64-bcae8fce567e)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Woodmont_(2)_-_Golfers_Magazine_April_1907.png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/b523fd9e-3a70-41a6-822e-67d846b39699)

April 1907 Golf Magazine -

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Woodmont_-_Golf_Magazine_April_1907_(1).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/bab8ea8a-2da3-428f-9d4d-74156c8f91ea)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/cc435/snilsen7/Woodmont_-_Golf_Magazine_April_1907_(2).png?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://photobucket.com/u/snilsen7/a/acf16c8f-790e-4e37-bce1-74b1fd7e6a8b/p/9209590f-1dbd-40f1-978d-ada9d099d8e2)