PGA of America Consulting “Tour” of U.S. Courses by A.W. Tillinghast. Compiled by Bob Denney, PGA Historian Emeritus. BOOK ONE(Aug. 15, 1935 – June 1, 1936)Albany (New York) Country ClubEdison Country ClubVan Rensselaer Country ClubColonie Country ClubTroy Country ClubAlbany Municipal Golf LinksMohawk Golf ClubAmsterdam Country ClubDrumlins Country ClubOak Hill Country ClubThe Country Club of RochesterBellevue (Syracuse)Syracuse Yacht ClubIrondequoit Country ClubLake Shore Country ClubChurchill Park ClubStafford Country ClubEast Aurora Country ClubThe Park Country Club (Buffalo)Tri-County Country Club (Silver Creek, N.Y.)Shorewood Country ClubNiagara Falls Municipal CourseRochester Municipal CourseGenesee Valley Municipal CourseDurand-Eastman Municipal CourseChurchill Park Golf CourseOrchard Park Country ClubMet with Greenkeeper of a 9-hole course owned by The Dunlop CompanyNewark (N.Y.) Country ClubHighland Golf ClubRound Hill Country Club (Greenwich, Conn.)Fairfield Country ClubAvon Country ClubCountry Club of Farmington, Conn.Indian Hill Country Club (Newington, Conn.)Rockledge Country Club (West Hartford, Conn.)Edgewood Country Club (Cromwell, Conn.)Country Club of Norfolk (Conn.)Wampanoag Country ClubSunset Ridge Country ClubManchester Country ClubCountry Club of Wallingford, Conn.Lulu Temple Country Club (North Hills, Pa.)Melrose (Pa.) Country ClubAshbourne Country Club (Cheltenham Township, Pa.)Tavistock Country ClubWoodcrest Country ClubBaederwood Golf ClubOld York Road Country Club (Jenkintown, Pa.)Riverton (N.J.) Country ClubWoodcrest Country ClubPhiladelphia Country ClubInwood Country Club (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) – met with PGA Charter Member Jack MackieWoodmere Club – met with PGA Charter Member Jack PirieBerkshire Country Club Manor Country ClubRiverside Golf Club (Reading, Pa.)Reading Country ClubPittsburgh Field ClubEdgewood Country Club (Pittsburgh, Pa.)Fox Chapel CourseLongue Vue Country ClubWoodbridge New Haven Country ClubWestgate Valley Golf ClubOak Hills Golf Club (Chicago)Westmoreland Country Club (Wilmette, Ill.)Bryn Mawr Country Club (Morton Grove, Ill.)Oak Park Country Club – at request of Horton SmithThe Pickwick Golf Club (Glenview, Ill.)Mill Road Farm (Lake Forest, Ill.)Country Club of Peoria, IllinoisDanville Country ClubAurora Country ClubRiver Forest Golf Club (Bensenville, Ill.)Elmhurst Country ClubTwin Orchard Golf ClubGlen Oak Country Club (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)Midlothian (Ill.) Country ClubRavisloe Country Club (Homewood, Ill.)LaGrange (Ill.) Country ClubWestgate Valley Golf ClubThe Ridge Country Club (Chicago)Shoreacres (Bluff Point, Ill.)Ridgemoor Country ClubOzaukee Country ClubMaple Bluff Golf Club (Madison, Wis.)Nakoma Country ClubKilbourn Country ClubKenosha Country ClubNorth Hills Country ClubInverness Club (Toledo, Ohio)Suburban Club (Pikesville, Md.) Woodholme Country Club (Pikesville, Md.)Portage Country Club (Akron, Ohio)J. Edward Good Park CourseAcacia Country Club (Akron, Ohio)East Potomac Park (Washington, D.C.)Beaver Dam Country Club (Landover, Md.)Indian Spring Country ClubBelle Haven Country Club (Alexandria, Va.)Quantico, Va. (9-hole U.S. Marine course)Hermitage Country Club (Richmond, Va.)
Met with Donald Ross in Pinehurst, N.C., and toured Pinehurst No. 2 - Dec. 6, 1935, where Tillinghast congratulated Ross on his work and received vote of approval for PGA service
Visited Augusta National Golf Club – Dec. 7, 1935, toured with Greenkeeper S.A. Hammock to compile notes when asked about the course.Augusta Country Club – visited the Hill CourseIdle Hour Club (Macon, Ga.)Capital City Club (Atlanta)Columbus (Ga.) Country ClubSea Breeze Golf Club (Daytona Beach, Fla.)Miami-Biltmore Course (Coral Gables, Fla.)Fort Myers Golf and Yacht ClubBobby Jones Golf Course (Sarasota, Fla.)Davis Islands (Tampa, Fla.)Palma Ceia Golf Club (Tampa, Fla.)Temple Terrace (Fla.) Golf ClubLakewood Golf Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.)Pasadena Golf Club (St. Petersburg, Fla.)Tallahassee Country ClubOsceola Golf Course (Pensacola, Fla.)The Country Club of Mobile (Ala.) – toured with PGA Professional Errie Ball and greenkeeper Tom CreightonGulf Hills (Ocean Springs, Miss.)West End Country Club (New Orleans)River Oaks Country Club (Houston) - at request of Jack Burke Sr.Houston Country ClubBrackenridge Park, San AntonioRiverside Course (9-hole layout), San Antonio Austin Country Club – at request of Harvey PenickAustin Municipal Course – toured with Tom Penick, brother of HarveySpring Lake Country Club, Waco, TexasGlen Garden Country Club, Fort Worth – toured with Dick Grout, brother of Jack GroutColonial Country Club, Fort WorthRiver Crest Country Club, Fort WorthRidgelea Country ClubZ. Boaz Municipal CourseLakewood Country Club (Dallas)Dallas Country ClubBob-O-Links CourseWalnut Hill Country ClubLincoln Park Golf Club (Oklahoma City)Woodlawn Public Golf Course (Dallas)Edgemere Golf ClubOklahoma City Golf and Country ClubIndian Hills Country Club at Catoosa (outside Tulsa)Oakhurst Country Club (Tulsa)Hillcrest Country Club (Bartlesville, Okla.)The Conoco Golf ClubAlbuquerque (N.M.) Country ClubEl Rio Golf and Country Club (Tucson, Ariz.)La Mesa Country Club (San Diego)
Met with Southern California PGA Section officials from Los Angeles during the Catalina Open on Santa Catalina Island- Jan. 31, 1936, during the visit he received 17 total PGA service requests, including those from home professionals competing - Henry Picard, Ky Laffoon, Les Bolstad, Fred Morrison and Olin Dutra.
Palos Verdes Golf ClubFox Hills Club (East Course)Wilshire Country Club – at request of Olin DutraBel-Air Country Club – at request of Joe NovakHillcrest Country Club (Los Angeles)Lakewood (Long Beach)Hacienda Country Club (La Habra Heights, Calif.)Los Serranos Country Club (Chino, Calif.)Stockdale Country ClubVirginia Country Club (Long Beach)La Cumbre Golf and Country Club (Santa Barbara)Montecito Country ClubThe Valley ClubThe Olympic Club – met with members and delivered a speech on the PGA serviceEl Camino – toured property with Willie GogginBurlingame Country ClubIngleside Country ClubPalo Alto (club of Stanford University) Lake Merced Country ClubBeresford Country ClubBerkeley Country ClubClaremont Country ClubSequoyah Country ClubPresidio Golf ClubMillbrae Golf ClubLos Altos Golf and Country ClubHillview Golf Course (San Jose)Harding Memorial ParkLincoln ParkSan Jose Country ClubLa Rinconada Country Club (Los Gatos)Municipal Golf Links of Pacific GroveMonterey Bay Golf and Country Club at CapitolaRio Del Mar Country ClubContra Costa Golf ClubThe Golf Club (Municipal Couse) of VallejoNorthwood Golf Course (Eureka)Waverly Country ClubFircrest Golf Club (Tacoma, Wash.)Linden Golf and Country ClubPuget Sound Navy Yard (9-hole course)Broadmoor Golf Club (Seattle)Inglewood Golf ClubSeattle Golf ClubWashington State College Course (Pullman, 9 holes)Walla Walla Country ClubIdaho Country ClubOgden Golf and Country Club (Ogden, Utah)The Country Club (Salt Lake City)Bonneville Municipal Course (Salt Lake City_Nibley Park Municipal Course (Salt Lake City)Timpanogos CourseDenver (Colo.) Country ClubLakewood Country Club (Denver)Green Gables Country ClubSwope Park Municipal Course (Kansas City, Mo.)Victory Hills Public Course (Kansas City, Kan.)Milburn Golf and Country ClubMission Hills Country Club (Kansas City, Mo.)Ivanhoe Golf and Country ClubOakwood Country ClubSt. Andrews Golf Club (Kansas City)White Lakes Golf ClubTopeka (Kan.) Country ClubThe Shawnee Country ClubOld Mission Golf ClubIndian Hills Country Club (Kansas City, Mo.)St. Joseph Country ClubOmaha Country ClubHappy Hollow ClubOmaha Field ClubMidland Hills (Minneapolis)Rochester Country Club (Rochester, Minn.)Golden Valley Country ClubWestwood Hills Golf ClubSuperior Golf CourseBlack Hawk Country Club (Madison, Wis.)Janesville (Wis.) Country ClubSheboygan Municipal CourseCanterbury Golf Club (Beachwood, Ohio)The Country Club (Cleveland)Mayfield Country ClubAcacia Country ClubChagrin Valley Country ClubSpring Valley Country Club (Elyria, Ohio)Kirtland Country ClubManakiki Country ClubSleepy Hollow Country ClubFairlawn Heights Golf Club (Akron)Firestone Country ClubPortage Country ClubRacine Municipal CourseMeadowview Golf LinksAvalon Golf ClubHubbard Public Golf Course (Youngstown, Ohio)Youngstown Municipal Course at Stambaugh ParkPine Lake Country Club (Detroit)Birmingham (Mich.) Golf ClubShawnee on Delaware (Pa.) Golf CourseOakland Hills Country Club (Bloomfield Township, Mich.) – at request of Al WatrousGrosse Isle Golf Club (Detroit)
PGA of America Consulting “Tour” of U.S. Courses by A.W. TillinghastBOOK 2(June 11, 1936 - May 5, 1937)Milburn Country ClubMonroe Country ClubTuxedo Golf ClubHudson River Country ClubCountry Club of Fairfield (Conn.)Wee Burn Country Club (Darien, Conn.) – July 2, 1936, at request of the late Johnny Golden (who died in January of that year) and was the first non-American to compete on a U.S. Ryder Cup Team. Golden was born in Austria-Hungary.New Haven Country ClubPowelton ClubFairview Country Club (Elmsford, N.Y.)Briar Hills Golf and Country ClubOld Oaks Country Club (Purchase, N.Y.)Oakland Golf Club (on Long Island)Wheatley Hills Golf Club (E. Williston, N.Y.)Lakeville Golf Club (Great Neck, N.Y.)Bonnie Briar Country Club (Larchmont, N.Y.)Winged Foot Gol Club (Mamaroneck, N.Y.) – at invitation of Mike BradyKnollwood Country ClubDunwoodie Golf Course (Yonkers, N.Y.)Broadmoor Golf ClubGrassy Sprain Golf Club (Yonkers, N.Y.)Amawalk Country ClubGrossinger Golf Course (Ferndale, N.Y.)Jackson Heights Golf CourseMount Vernon Country ClubSiwanoy Country Club (Bronxville, N.Y.)Shackamaxon Country Club (Scotch Plains, N.J.)White Beeches Golf and Country Club (Haworth, N.J.) New Jersey Country Club (Paterson, N.J.)Essex Country Club (W. Orange, N.J.)Forest Hills Field ClubEssex Fells Country ClubEast Orange Golf Association Course – MillburnEcho Lake Country Club (Cranford, N.J.)Ridgewood Country ClubForest Hill Field Club (Bloomfield, N.J.)Bloomfield (N.J.) Golf CourseHackensack Golf Club (Oradell, N.J.)Springdale Golf Club (Princeton, N.J.)Woodcrest Country ClubKennett Square Golf and Country ClubLlanerch Country Club (Manoa, Pa.) – now known as Havertown, Pa., and site of the 1958 PGA Championship, first to be conducted at stroke play.Concord Country ClubSt. David’s Golf Club (Wayne, Pa.)Wachusett Country Club (W. Boylston, Mass.)Walpole Country ClubMetacomet Country Club (E. Providence, R.I.)Triggs Memorial Golf Course (Providence, R.I.)Duxbury (Mass.) Yacht ClubBear Hill Golf Club (Wakefield, Mass.)Meadow Brook Golf Club (Reading, Mass.)U.S.M. Golf Club (Beverly, Mass.) – course owned by United Shoe Machinery CompanyBellevue Golf Club (Melrose, Mass.)Bass Rocks Golf Club (Gloucester, Mass.)Maynard (Mass.) Country ClubRiverside Municipal Golf Course (Portland, Maine)Kingswood Golf Club (Wolfeboro, N.H.)Forest Hills Golf Club (Franconia, N.H.)Purpoodock Golf Club (Cape Elizabeth, Maine)Willowdale Golf Club (Scarborough, Maine)Longmeadow Golf Club (Lowell, Mass.)Charles River Country ClubToy Town Tavern Golf Club (Winchendon, Mass.)Green Hill Golf Links (Worcester, Mass.)Worcester (Mass.) Country Club – site of the 1927 Ryder Cup and at request of Willie OggLongmeadow (Mass.) Country ClubCollege Highway Country Club (Southwick, Mass.)Tekoa Country Club (Westfield, Mass.)Pontoosuc Lake Country Club (Pittsfield, Mass.)Pine Lake Country Club (Pontiac, Mich.)Brooklands Golf and Country ClubMeadowbrook Country Club (Northville, Mich.) – site of 1955 PGA ChampionshipClinton Valley Country Club (Utica, Mich.)Forest Lake Country ClubOakland Hills Country Club – at invitation of Al Watrous – year ahead of hosting a U.S. OpenKnollwood Country Club (Birmingham, Mich.)Franklin Hills Country ClubWestern Golf and Country ClubHawthorne Valley Golf CourseBerrien Hills Country Club (Benton Harbor, Mich.)Sauganash Country Club (Three Rivers, Mich.)Hillcrest Golf Club (Minneapolis)Keller Golf Course (St. Paul, Minn.)The Country Club of MinneapolisInterlachen Country Club (Edina, Minn.) – at request of Willie KiddBloomington Golf ClubSouth View Country Club (W. St. Paul)Rochester (Minn.) Country Club – re-examinationTop-O’-World Golf Club (Bloomer, Wis.)LaCrosse Country ClubNakoma Country ClubBlack Hawk Country ClubOshkosh Country ClubOneida Golf and Riding Club (Green Bay, Wis.)North Hills Country Club (Menomonee Falls, Wis.)Tuckaway Country ClubWoodmont Golf Club (Milwaukee)Johnson Park Golf Course (Racine, Wis.)Oak Park Country Club (Chicago)River Forest Country ClubMohawk Country ClubMedinah Country Club – at request of Sandy ArmourButterfield Country Club (Hinsdale, Ill.)Techny Fields (Northbrook, Ill.)South Shore Country Club (Chicago)Carolina Country Club (Raleigh, N.C.)Old Dominion Golf Club (Newport News, Va.)Hungry Mother State Park (Marion, Va.) – Met with City Officials to propose a golf courseBirmingham (Ala.) Country ClubHighland Park Golf CourseRoebuck Municipal CourseMountain Brook Country ClubWoodward Golf and Country ClubCountry Club of BirminghamGadsden (Ala.) Golf ClubShreveport (La.) Country ClubGlen Lakes Country Club (Dallas, Texas) Dallas Country ClubLakewood Country ClubBig Spring (Texas) Golf CourseCoronado Country ClubSan Diego Municipal Golf Course at Balboa ParkRancho Santa Fe Country ClubSan Diego Country ClubEmerald Hills Course (La Mesa, Calif.)Griffith Park Municipal Golf Course (Los Angeles)Annandale Golf ClubLakeside Golf ClubWoodrow Wilson Memorial Course (Griffith Park – Los Angeles)Sequoyah Country ClubClaremont Country ClubModesto (Calif.) Municipal Golf CourseDel Paso Country ClubLodi Golf Course (9 holes)Sacramento Municipal Golf CourseStockton Municipal Golf CourseLake Chabot Golf Course (Oakland’s Municipal Course)Mount Diablo Country ClubAntioch Municipal Golf CourseOrinda Country ClubSan Francisco Country ClubIngleside Public Golf CourseThe Golf Course at Stanford University (Palo Alto)San Mateo Golf ClubBeresford Golf ClubSan Jose Country ClubWatsonville Golf and Country ClubLa Cumbre Golf and Country ClubWilshire Country ClubBel-Air Country ClubRiviera Country Club – at request of Willie Hunter, Southern California PGA PresidentHollywood Country ClubLakeside Golf ClubLakewood Country Club (Long Beach)Santa Monica (Clover Field) Municipal Golf CourseVirginia Country Club (Long Beach)Ingleside Golf Course (Phoenix, Ariz.)San Marcos Fairways Golf Club (Chandler, Ariz.)[Sidebar – March 11, 1937 - While at a hotel in Deming, New Mexico, Tillinghast was visited by a city official, J.Y. Rogers, who is building a nine-hole course under the Work Projects Administration (WPA). The hotel clerk who played golf at the local nine-hole course, recognized Tillinghast’s name and called the city official. The official visited with Tillinghast and their discussion lasted until nearly midnight. Tillinghast wrote, “He was hungry for information and I, of course, gave him all possible advice. He knew very little about a modern golf course and it is rather pathetic to consider that money and government assistance in so misdirected. Certainly, the WPA should take steps to check carefully on all golf course work.” Tillinghast conveyed to the official the problem of cramming the new nine holes on 40 of the available 600 acres.]Cedar Crest Country Club (Dallas)Dallas Country ClubCorsicana Country ClubWillowbrook Country Club (Tyler, Texas)Brae Burn Country Club – at request of Jimmy DemaretRiver Oaks Country Club – at request of Jack Burke Sr.Houston Country ClubGalveston Country ClubMemorial Park Municipal Course (Houston)Memphis (Tenn.) Country ClubOwensboro (Ky.) Country ClubShawnee Golf Course (Louisville)Audubon Country ClubSeneca Golf Course (Louisville)Cherokee Golf Course (Louisville)Louisville Country ClubBig Spring Golf Club (Louisville)Standard Country ClubCrescent Hill Golf CoursePicadome Golf Club (Lexington)Lexington Country ClubWinchester Country ClubAshland Country ClubValley Course (French Lick, Ind.)Hill Course (French Lick, Ind.)Westwood Country Club (Clayton, Mo.)Sunset Hill Country ClubGreenbriar Country ClubTriple A Club (St. Louis)Glen Echo Country Club (St. Louis)Quincy (Ill.) Country ClubDavenport (Iowa) Country ClubDes Moines Golf and Country ClubCedar Rapids (Iowa) Country ClubClinton (Iowa) Country ClubHighland Park Golf Course (St. Paul, Minn.)Como Park (St. Paul)Rochester Country Club(May 1, 1937 – stopped for a physical exam/blood tests at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.)Little River Club (Marinette, Wis.)Burle Gose Golf Club (Tuckaway, Wis.)Soldiers Field Municipal Course (Chicago) ### We are slowly matching the dates of the clubs with the clubs listed by Bob Denney…. For Copies of the letters please contact the association.