Hi Paul (and all),
Perhaps I can clean up some of your inquiries.
1. The course NORTH of Blind Brook, across Anderson Hill Road, which is now Doral-Arrowood dates to the 1930s, was once 18 holes, had a brief experimentation with "lighted night golf," and... as best as I can tell, it has been 9 holes since between the period from the 1954 aerials to the 1960 aerials. It was called:
2. The Portchester CC
- Purchase CC (it was Purchase from at least 1963 until I "believe" the Doral conversion ca. 1980)...the similar names may have led you to "75%" believe that this was a spawn of Portchester, which I do not believe is true.
you have referenced in this thread was indeed much closer to downtown PC center, in what is now a long-gentrified neighborhood a bit north of PCHS and between Lyon and Crawford Parks. I have seen a property map of this (but cannot retrieve now). From all cursory investiagtions, though it may have been an old course dating back to the 00ughts, it seems to have been an antique, small course that was short-lived past the 20s. I'm not aware of that club seeding any other in the area.
3. The course/golf holes you have identified, which appear immediately south of Blind Brook, between it and the Hutch, I have always chalked up to an private estate course, with nothing further available to this point.OTHER:
While scenes from Goodbye Columbus
may have also been shot down the street at the Whitelaw Reid/Manhattanville campus, the Old Oaks clubhouse itself (most notably the pool) was indeed featured in the movie. Confusion on that may stem from two different oligarchs named "Re(id)"... Whitelaw ReId's (older) estate is now Manhattanvile.... Old Oak's ReEd is William A. Reed, founder of a NY investment firm. His estate mansion, originally called Hillcrest and built in 1890 is the clubhouse of Old Oaks.