Michael, in the California 1930 thread, Pete cites 1938 for Bell's Balboa Park in San Diego. About 10 years ago, I saw 1921 for Balboa, but I don't swear by it and can't remember the source. The Bell routing (see reply 414 in Ed's compilation of routing maps, plans and architectural drawings) does not have a date. The original course, the private San Diego CC, opened in 1897 in City Park (later renamed Balboa). It was located in the present-day Prado area, a short distance from today's course. San Diego CC later moved south to Chula Vista. I am not adept at aerials, but will try again eventually. Perhaps you'll beat me to City/Balboa.