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Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1300 on: July 17, 2019, 10:45:35 AM »

Harvest Hills GC


Nov. 28, 1970 Bennington Banner -

"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1301 on: July 17, 2019, 10:47:08 AM »

Garden City CC (KS)


July 8, 1978 Garden City Telegram -

"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1302 on: July 17, 2019, 11:43:09 AM »
Keney Park GC


"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1303 on: July 17, 2019, 11:47:57 AM »

Watershed Park Golf Course


July 6, 1962 Daily Press -

"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1304 on: July 17, 2019, 11:49:55 AM »
Pierre CC


Aug. 28, 1963 Manitowoc Herald-Times -



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1305 on: July 22, 2019, 11:35:32 AM »
Blue Lakes CC (Twin Falls, ID)


Oct. 19, 1947 The Times-News -



"As much as we have learned about the history of golf architecture in the last ten plus years, I'm convinced we have only scratched the surface."  A GCA Poster

"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1306 on: July 22, 2019, 01:39:56 PM »
"I never beat a well man in my life" - Harry Vardon

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1307 on: July 23, 2019, 05:41:42 PM »
Olmsted Brothers plan of Hendrick's Field GC in NJ, 1928 - Charles Banks, Arch.
Courtesy of Charlie Goerges


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MCirba

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1308 on: July 23, 2019, 07:25:25 PM »
Hendricks Field is still there, albeit a shell of its former self.
"Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent" - Calvin Coolidge

https://cobbscreek.org/

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1309 on: July 23, 2019, 07:48:46 PM »
Mike,


I've heard that the routing is supposedly intact. I'm still trying to figure out the 15th green, looks like a draftsman's tyop,  :)  and #4 looks like it's missing a bunker or two.

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Tim Martin

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1310 on: July 23, 2019, 08:11:47 PM »
Mike,


I've heard that the routing is supposedly intact. I'm still trying to figure out the 15th green, looks like a draftsman's tyop,  :)  and #4 looks like it's missing a bunker or two.


Jim-I know Weequahic Park in Newark was also an Olmsted project and currently has some holes I canít believe were included in the original design.

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1311 on: July 25, 2019, 07:52:54 PM »

Tim,

I think there was a dozen years between the time OB designed Weequahic Park and George Low designed the golf course.
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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1312 on: July 25, 2019, 08:28:39 PM »
Philadelphia CC, 1899

There is a 1922 map of PCC from 1922 posted by Joe Bausch that can be found at reply #509, along with this description from the club itself...
 
Founded in 1897, Bala Golf Club has a long and storied history.The roots of the Bala Golf Club reach back to the spring of 1893 when two men - George Reach and Charles Hickman - watched a well-dressed foursome play the links along a City Avenue golf course. Getting the idea to start their own club, the two men joined with a group of prominent Philadelphians and purchased a plot of farmland just inside the city limits on Belmont Avenue - a location that was easily accessible by trolley or train and built a course on the site, roughly half way between the original homes of Philadelphia Country Club and Overbrook Country Club. That site, laid out by Willie Tyler, provided the club members with a 9 hole, 2,747 yard layout with a par of 35 1/2. Although the original course was higly regarded, the pressure to go to an 18 hole course convinced the membership to act, and, in 1923, William S. Flynn, a noted designer (among them, Rolling Green, Huntington Valley, Cherry Hills in Denver, The Country Club in Brookline, Seaview, Shinnecock Hills, and Lancaster CC), was brought in to renovate the course. Flynn's challenge was to build nine additional holes, fold them into the Tyler design, and fit it all into the existing acreage. He succeeded admirably.

...but it appears that there were already 18 holes two dozen years earlier, so have I mixed this up with another PCC??   

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Joe Bausch

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1313 on: July 27, 2019, 12:10:50 PM »
From the April 11, 1967 edition of the Public Opinion, this is the Penn National Founders course:

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The site for the Cobb's Creek project:
https://cobbscreek.org/
Nearly all Delaware Valley golf courses in photo albums: Bausch Collection

Dave McCollum

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1314 on: July 27, 2019, 02:07:38 PM »
Sven--


Thanks for posting reply #1305.  Very interesting to me because that raw land on the other side of the Snake River shown in the photo is the pioneer fruit orchard that became my course, Canyon Springs GC.  We roamed this canyon as kids, not much spoiling our love of this wild landscape by playing golf.  When my father built his own 9-holer in 1972-4 (I helped some), the plan was to add it as the second nine for BLCC, a plan eventually rejected by the membership.  Instead, they used his "first-course" architect, Max Mueller, to build their second nine (Max's office was in our maintenance shed).  Ten years or so later, my father built his second nine. 


I haven't read enough of this thread to know how people use it.  However, perhaps for the first time in the many years I've been on this site, finally there is a post about a topic that I am probably the definitive expert source.  I was born in 1949, the year BLCC opened for play, and have been intimately associated with these properties for 70 years.  If anyone wants to know anything about these courses, I'm your huckleberry.  The routing map posted, for example, is remarkably accurate to what was built.


I showed Tom D. around both these courses a few years ago and his reviews are in his CG, vol 3.   

Sven Nilsen

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1315 on: July 28, 2019, 02:07:26 AM »
Dave:


I was hoping you would see that routing.


Sven
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"There's the golf hole; play it any way you please." Donald Ross

Dave McCollum

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1316 on: July 28, 2019, 12:44:35 PM »
"...intimately associated with these two courses for 70 years" with a rather major gap of 22 years during which about the only golf I played was when I visited my parents.  I do know the entire history.  These properties were homesteaded and were about the first settlements in an area that is now home to about 100,000 folks.  The homesteader, I.B. Perrine, was the guy responsible for figuring out how to finance the dams and canals to irrigate the sagebrush desert of South Central Idaho, some 1.4 million acres.  His own homestead was a sandy and rocky wasteland not good for much more than fruit trees and grazing animals.  I like to think he wouldn't mind they were eventually converted to golf courses, rather like the original links, and became symbols of the prosperity his vision created.     

Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1317 on: August 02, 2019, 11:14:16 AM »
The Olmsted planting plan for AMac/Hunter Meadow Club of Tamalpais in California, ca. 1928, courtesy of charlie Georges.
It stays pretty clear to about a 150% enlargement of your screen.



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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1318 on: August 24, 2019, 09:21:10 AM »
Donald Ross - 1915 - OPCC, River Grove Il.


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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1319 on: August 24, 2019, 10:26:16 AM »
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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1320 on: August 24, 2019, 11:30:58 AM »
Holes # 4 & 8 must have been beautiful, and fun to play.

Golfer's Magazine - 1905
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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1321 on: August 24, 2019, 11:48:09 AM »
Golfer's Magazine 1904/5




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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1322 on: August 24, 2019, 11:56:42 AM »
Golfer's Magazine - 1904/05


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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1323 on: August 24, 2019, 12:10:31 PM »
Golfer's Magazine -  1904/5

Quite a history at KCC, Grand Rapids Mi, as revealed by this article from Terry Moore. 

http://theaposition.com/teemoore/golf/personalities/1383/kent-country-club-a-treasure-trove-of-golf-history

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Jim_Kennedy

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Re: A Compilation of Routing Maps, Plans and Architectural Drawings
« Reply #1324 on: August 24, 2019, 12:35:33 PM »

Minikhada as a 9 hole course - 1904/5 Golfer's Magazine

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