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Joe:Nice find on Park and the Kenilworth Inn course.The Inn was built in 1917 to replace an earlier version that had burned down, but before it could open it was taken over by the Army as a hospital. Today it remains as an apartment building in the Kenilworth section of Asheville, which at one point was a separate town. I'd venture the course was never built, as no record of a "Happy Valley" or "Kenilworth Inn" course exists.My guess is that this is the source of the confusion for the attribution of Park to Asheville CC/Grove Park Inn. He listed a course in Asheville in later ads. It is possible he did some work at Asheville CC while in town, and it is also possible his work only pertained to this project.Sven
As I hinted at in my previous post, Sven, I'm pretty sure this Happy Valley CC opened at least with 9 holes as this article mentions (from the May 18, 1919 edition of the Charlotte Observer):
Cascade hills never heard anything about.
Not to be a nit pick. GR is 2+ hours from Metro D.
Quote from: Joe Bausch on January 05, 2015, 03:23:51 PMAs I hinted at in my previous post, Sven, I'm pretty sure this Happy Valley CC opened at least with 9 holes as this article mentions (from the May 18, 1919 edition of the Charlotte Observer):I stand corrected. I should have noted that there was a course built in the late 1890's that was associated with the first iteration of the Kenilworth Inn. It would seem that when they rebuilt the hotel, they also brought in Park to upgrade the golf facilities. The Inn did eventually open up around 1923, but was sold in 1930 and was turned into a psych hospital. I have quite a few articles discussing golf in Asheville over the years, and none of them mention Happy Valley/Kenilworth. In addition, it wasn't mentioned at all in the Annual Guides and I have not seen any other references to it in other publications. Perhaps it stayed under the radar, or it could be that it was only open a short period of time. The timing of events makes you wonder who was operating the course from 1919 on.Sven