#1 is the North course at Olympia Fields CC, in Olympia
Fields, IL, just south of Chicago, designed by Willie Park. It
will host the U.S. Open in June. It also hosted the 1997 U.S.
My reference to probable changes made since aerial was
taken refers to usual USGA modifications for U.S. Opens.
A My Home Course write-up of OFCC, with pics, can be found
near the bottom here:http://www.golfclubatlas.com/mhcd.html
The club web site is here:http://www.olympiafieldscc.com
Here's the original aerial capture I had done of OF (N):
other clues include:
"see it mid-June"
"has a sister course", the South, that is quality (hosted 1928
U.S. Open, though that doesn't necessarily mean quality).
"might think it's governor's and senators' home course in
Washington (state)" refers to WA capitol of "Olympia"
and "on open land" = "fields"
"directionally speaking"..."two layouts" = "North" and South
courses at OFCC.
2 prevous AOTDs with similar name refer to Olympic (Lake)
"snag The Big One" (U.S. Open) by hosting "older one" ('97
Senior Open) first. Pat Mucci mentioned this in another
"Arnold Schwarzenegger" was a "7-time winner" of
"has GCA profile"
#2 is Wilmington Municipal GC, in Wilmington, NC, designed
by Donald Ross. WM has been referred to here by several as
Ross best municipal layout, easily.
My reference to knowing this course has been altered since
this 10 year old pic refers to the restoration of WM in the
The GCA write-up, with pics of course, can be found here:http://www.golfclubatlas.com/wilmington1.html
other clues include:
Ross was referred to in yesterday's Taconic thread
My folks live in Wilmington, NC and yet, unfortunately, I've
never played this course. Probably the free golf on my folks'
"Dante's Peak" is a movie about a volcano. #4 here is
referred to as the Volcano hole.
"Screen Gems" movie studios is based in Wilmington.
"celebrities who vacation on the private ocho-shaped
isle near here" refers to nearby posh Figure-Eight Island,
where celebrities stay and live, even Al Gore and family.
"rented pullcarts at this ultraaffordable venue" refers to a muni.
"previous AOTD with same name" = "Wilmington" CC's South course.
"Mr. Multi-AOTD builds one for the townfolk" = Ross muni
there is a private club in Wilmington called Pine Valley CC.
"GCA profile" on WM