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I just stumbled on this thread and forgive me for not reading all the posts. It's interesting and I'll get to it eventually.As far as Tumble Brook in Bloomfield, Conn., which is listed as a 9-hole Park course, I think the first 18 was his design. In the Hartford Courant of Nov. 26, 1922, is a detailed story on the building of Tumble Brook including a photo of Park on site. The course is listed as 18 holes and gives yardages for each.The second nine is officially listed as an Orrin Smith-William Mitchell design. Smith, from Connecticut, worked for Park and was construction superintendent for the nearby Shuttle Meadow, a Park design, in about 1916. The newspaper accounts of Tumble Brook that I have seen do not, as far as I can recall, list Smith as being on site. However, when you play the original 18 in order the yardages match up to the Hartford Courant article. (There is a third nine designed by George Fazio.) I also think the hole styles and especially the greens of the second 9 match Park's work. Some alterations have taken place over the years that have messed up one hole, a par-4, and improved another that was originally and uphill, 90-degree dogleg par-4. If I can remember how to post articles, I'll do that here.
The course was 9-holes when the Am and U.S. Open were played on it. I think H.H. Barker came in and did work later on.
BenI recently came across an article from 1920 discussing 10 clubs in Canada that were associated with Willie Park Jr. According to the article, Park had recently renovated and brought the courses up to date or built entirely new layouts for these clubs:1. Mount Bruno C.C. near Montreal2. Beaconsfield C.C. of Montreal3. Royal Montreal Golf Club4. St. Ann's near Montreal5. Whetlock C.C. of Halifax6. Winnipeg C.C.7. Ottawa C.C.8. Toronto C.C.9. Abitibi C.C.10. Lake Minotaur C.C.My knowledge of courses in Canada is very limited. I see several of the courses in this article are already on your list, but there are a few not included. I am not sure if these courses go by a different name today or if they no longer exist?I also see your listing of Whitlock C.C. had some questions associated with it. Maybe this listing for Whetlock in Halifax will help? Here is a link to the article (2nd column):http://fultonhistory.com/highlighter/highlight-for-xml?uri=http%3A%2F%2Ffultonhistory.com%2FNewspapers%25206%2FNew%2520York%2520NY%2520Evening%2520Telegram%2FNew%2520York%2520NY%2520Evening%2520Telegram%25201920%2520Mar-%2520Apr%2520Grayscale%2FNew%2520York%2520NY%2520Evening%2520Telegram%25201920%2520Marl-%2520Apr%2520Grayscale%2520-%25201145.pdf&xml=http%3A%2F%2Ffultonhistory.com%2FdtSearch%2Fdtisapi6.dll%3Fcmd%3Dgetpdfhits%26u%3D4705463%26DocId%3D11838043%26Index%3DZ%253a%255cIndex%2520I%252dE%252dV%26HitCount%3D9%26hits%3D76%2B20e%2B254%2B255%2B427%2B442%2B47d%2B502%2Bede%2B%26SearchForm%3D%252fFulton%255fNew%255fform%252ehtml%26.pdf&openFirstHlPage=falseBret
Anthony,Yes, it was definitely only 9 holes but I'm wondering if Park toughened up the course in some manner for the 1895 Championships.On October 10th, 1895, the Chicago Tribune reported;The Newport links has now been completed with an entire circuit of roughly two miles. The distances between the holes vary from 285 yards to 485 yards. The course is plentifully besprinkled with hazards, natural and artificial, and will take some far and sure driving.Given that the Willie Davis nine-hole course was originally built in 1893, I'm wondering if this wasn't a longer, or perhaps modified derivative put in place for the championship?
You can put Park down for designing a course at Versailles and another two in Vienna, one of which was private. I also have a note of him designing a course in England at Matlock Baths. According to the Missing Links website the course ceased to exist c.1920 and probably was only a 9 holer.All of the above courses were laid out 1900/1901.Niall