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A chronological listing of the courses Tillinghast consulted is provided here.  For more information on each course, please see the link to the letters Tillinghast wrote to PGA President George Jacobus.  We encourage friends of the courses listed to research relevant archives to ascertain if Tilly's recommendations were implemented.  Several clubs have uncovered detailed reports and sketches prepared by Tillinghast.  We would be pleased to hear and publish any new finds.
 

August 15-17, 1935 – Schenectady, NY

Edison CC - New hole arrangements13 – 18.

Wolfert’s Roost CC - Redesigned holes 9, 10 &11.

Van Rensselear CC* - Promised to return later.

Colonie CC - New 4th & 6th greens.

Troy CC - New 9th & redesign of 3rd & 4th holes.

Mohawk GC - New 8th hole & new 7th green.

Amsterdam Municipal GC - Redesigned 2nd, 16th & 17th holes.

Lafayette CC - CE - Course originally designed by Tillinghast.


August 18-21, 1935 – Rochester, NY

Drumlins CC - Redesigned 7th, 8th, 12th & 14th holes.

Rochester CC – Critical review of the entire course.

Irondequoit CC – New 3rd green, redesigned the short 4th hole.

Lake Shore CC – Redesign of greens, elimination of “Parallelitis.”

Genesee Valley Municipal – New short 5th, 6th green & 18th hole.

Durand Eastman Municipal – “Grotesque Greens”; prepared plans for complete redesign.


August 22, 1935 – Syracuse, NY

Bellevue CC – New 5th & 6th greens.

Syracuse Yacht Club* - New 4th green & 7th hole.


August 23, 1935 – East Aurora, NY

Churchville GC – Redesigned 14th & 17th holes & 2 other greens.

Stafford CC – Bunker removal & slight reconstruction of several greens.

East Aurora – Bunkering of two short holes, the 3rd & 6th.


August 25-27, 1935 – Buffalo, NY

Niagara Falls CC – Tilly had added two holes 17 years earlier.

Niagara Falls Municipal – New 14th green, redesigned short 3rd hole, adjusted dog-leg of 11th (27 holes).

Orchard Park CC – Redesigned 5th hole; inspected new land.

The Park CC – Redesigned 1st & 2nd greens, new bunkers on 13th.

Tri-County CC – Complete hole rearrangement and selection of new green sites.


August 28, 1935 – Auburn, NY

Newark CC – Greens redesigned & new 8th hole.

Highlands Park GC – New 2nd & 4th greens, new 3rd & 8th tees & new 5th hole.


August 29-30, 1935 – Schenectady, NY

Western Turnpike GC – Redesigned 3rd & 4th holes.

Albany Municipal GC - Rearranged existing 9 holes and did routing for additional 9.

Albany CC – New 1st & 18th greens, new 2nd tee.


September 5-13, 1935 – Hartford, CT

The Round Hill Club – Improved 296-yard hole & the short 132-yard 11th.

Golf Club of Avon – Toured course under construction with architect Mr. Douglas.

CC of Farmington – New 17th & 18th holes; CE.

Indian Hill CC – CE; local architect R. Ross.

Rockledge CC – New 13th green for short 105-yard hole.

Edgewood CC* - New 5th tee, double-back 2nd green & fix of parallel fairways.

CC of Norfolk – New 6th green, new 7th tee, additional nine holes to original nine hole course.

Wampanoag CC – DHR & removal of useless mounds.

Sunset Ridge CC* - Remodel of holes 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, & 9.

Manchester CC – Rearranged 6th & 8th greens, also holes 17 & 18.


September 15, 1935 – Harrington Park

Wallingford CC – Full examination of 13 holes; new/remodeled 1st, 2nd & 5th greens.


September 17-20, 1935 – Philadelphia, PA

Melrose CC – Course broken by new road; redesigned 12th, 13th & 16th holes.

Ashbourne CC – Cut down green sizes, extended 11th with new green & new 4th tee.

Tavistock CC - DHR, new 9th tee dog-legging the hole & new 12th.

Baederwood GC – New 10th green.

Old York Road GC – Reconstructed 9th & 18th greens.

Lu Lu Temple CC – DHR & mound removal; new 5th green.

Riverton CC – DHR & mound removal; rearranged 1st & 18th holes.

Merchantville CC – DHR; rearranged 1st & two other greens.

Woodcrest CC – New 14th & 15th tees.


September 21-October 1, 1935 – Harrington Park, NJ

Philadelphia CC – Designed 1st hole of proposed new course.

Woodmere Club – New 12th green; redesigned 11th & 12th holes.


October 3-4, 1935 – Reading, PA

Berkshire CC – New 3rd green.

Manor Golf Course – New 2nd green, suggested fix for seepage in 3rd fairway.

Riverside GC – New 17th green.

Reading CC – New 6th green.


October 11-18, 1935 – Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Field Club – Redesigned 2nd & 10th greens.

Edgewood CC – Primarily DHR.

Fox Chapel – Lengthened 293-yard 7th hole with new green; new 8th tee.

Wildwood GC – Redesign17th green, new 2nd tee & 3rd green.

Longue Vue – New 9th & 10th greens, 11th tee & repair blind drive on 1st hole.

Woodbridge Hills CC* - Extending 9 holes to 18; reviewed plans with Orrin Smith.

Pittsburgh Field Club – Revisit to redesign the 6th & 15th holes.


October 23 – November 11, 1935 – Chicago, IL

Westgate Valley CC (West) – Redesigned 16th hole, 4th & 9th greens & guarding pit on 18th hole.

Oak Hills GC* - New green for short hole.

Westmoreland CC – Visited there 16 years earlier; new 7th (formerly 16) & 12th greens.

Bryn Mawr – Extensive survey; new 3rd & 14th greens, redesign of 5th, 10th, 13th & 15th holes.

Oak Park CC – Horton Smith’s course; complete examination

Pickwick GC – Joseph Roseman’s course; no changes.

Mill Road Farm (NLE) – No changes.

Danville CC – Redesigned 1st & 2nd greens, 6th & 9th holes.

Aurora CC – Redesgned 5th, 9th & 12th greens, and 7th, 13th & 14th holes.

River Forest CC – New 7th green, redesign of 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 13th & 15th greens, reversed 13th & 14th holes.

Elmhurst* - New 15th green, redesigned 6th & 16th hole, and other unspecified work.

Twin Orchard GC – Redesigned 4th & 5th greens.

Glen Oak CC – Full examination of entire course. Redesign of tees, fairways & greens. Midlothian CC – Redesigned 13th & 14th holes.

Ravisloe CC – DHR; redesigned green contours.

La Grange CC – DHR; redesign of greens.

Westgate Valley CC (West) – Checked on prior work & redesign of 17th hole.

Shoreacres – New 3rd green with dogleg added to hole.

Ridgemoor CC – New 18th hole & new 1st tee.

CC of Peoria – New pits & approved the lengthening of 7th hole.


November 13-16, 1935 – Milwaukee, WI

Ozaukee CC – Redesigned greens & approved other changes.

Westmoor CC – New 160-yard 14th hole & new 13th green.

Woodmont* - Redesigned 18th green.

Maple Bluffs CC – New 4th, 11th & 18th greens; redesigned 3rd & 7th holes & 9th green.

Nakoma GC – Redesigned greens; reduce size and bring pits closer.

Kilbourn CC* - New 18th green & redesigned 16th green.

Kenosha CC – Redesigned 1st green.

North Hills CC – New 147-yard 16th hole; DHR.


November 25, 1935 – Toledo, OH

Inverness Club – Redesigned 7th & 14th greens; DHR.


November 26, 1935 – Cleveland, OH

Portage CC – Redesigned 13th & 16th greens.

J.E. Good Municipal – Complete redesign of entire course.


December 2-3, 1935 – Washington, D.C.

Woodholme CC – Remodeled 1st, 2nd, 12th & 18th greens; he found the “course well laid out.”

East Potomac Park* - Focused on course conditions

Beaver Dam CC* - Advice on new 10th tee & relocating 9th green.

Indian Spring CC (NLE) – Donald Ross course – no changes needed, but noted that “greens a little large.”


December 4, 1935 – Richmond, VA

Quantico – Small tweaks only.


December 5, 1935 – Raleigh, NC

Hermitage CC (Belmont) – DHR; “I took my own medicine.”


December 9, 1935 – Macon, GA

Idle Hour Club - CE; redesigned 15th & 16th holes & new 16th green.


December 10, 1935 – Atlanta, GA & Columbus, GA

Capital City Club – Cut crown on 10th green.

Druid Hills – Remodeled 8th & 12th greens.

CC of Columbus – Remodeled 8th & 12th greens.


December 17, 1935 – Coral Gables, FL

Miami Biltmore – CE


December 18-23, 1935 – Sarasota, FL

Fort Myers G&YC – “Extensive remodeling.”

Bobby Jones GC – CE; redesigned 15th hole & 17th green.


December 24, 1935 – Tampa, FL

Davis Islands – Bunker work only.

Palma Ceia GC – CE

Rocky Point GC – DHR


December 26, 1935 – St. Petersburg, FL

Lakewood GC – CE; new 8th green & redesign of 17th hole.


December 27, 1935 – Gross City, FL

Pasadena Y&CC - CE; new 13th hole.


December 28, 1935 – Tallahassee, FL

Tallahassee CC (Capital City) – Extension of course from 9 to 18 holes.


December 30, 1935 – Mobile, AL

Osceola Municipal GC – Toney Penna’s course; CE.

CC of Mobile – Redesigned 12th hole with a ribbon green & the 16th with greenside mounds.


December 31, 1935 – Biloxi, MS

Gulf Hills – DHR


January 1, 1936 - New Orleans, LA

West End CC – CE & DHR.


January 3, 1936 – Houston, TX

River Oaks CC - CE; reconstruction of 5th hole & rearranged 2nd green.

Houston CC (Gus Wortham) – CE; advised on holes 1-5 & 7, redesigned 4th green.


January 6, 1936 – San Antonio, TX

Brackenridge Park Municipal – CE

Riverside – Remodeled 6 holes.


January 7, 1936 – Austin, TX

Austin CC – New 11th green, slope softening & DHR.


January 8, 1936 – Waco, TX

Spring Lake CC – Redesigned 14th & 17th greens.

Glen Garden – CE, DHR & gradual improvements.

Worth Hills* - CE, DHR & gradual improvements


January 9, 1936 – Fort Worth, TX

Colonial CC – CE of the new Colonial course & reconstruction of three greens.

Ridglea CC – New 8th green, shortened 9th to a two-shotter with new tee.

Z Boaz Municipal – Planting of trees in clumps to relieve monotonous flatness.

River Crest CC – Removal of all obsolete features.


January 10, 1936 – Dallas, TX

Lakewood CC – New holes 4, 5 & 6 on adjacent property.

Dallas CC – DHR, new 15th hole, new 9th green & improved traps.

Bob-O-Links – New 7th & 8th holes, replaced sand greens with grass greens.

Brook Hollow CC – Remodeled 9th & 13th greens.


January 13-14, 1936 – Oklahoma City, OK

Lincoln Park GC (36 holes) – Remodeling & sketch of contour plans.

Woodlawn Public GC – Little changes.

Edgemere Public GC* - Recommended local architect John Bredemus.

Oklahoma City G&CC – CE; “little to change’, re-contour of 3rd green.

Twin Hills G&CC – Little to change.


January 15-16, 1936 – Tulsa, OK

Indian Hills CC* - CE; remodel 10th & 15th holes with new tees on the 12th & 13th.

Oakhurst CC* - CE of 1921 Tilly original, several new holes to give length to course.

Tulsa CC – 1919 Tilly OD, corrected sharp contours and slopes.


January 17, 1936 – Bartlesville, OK

Hillcrest CC – CE; green conditions.


January 18, 1936 – Ponca City, OK

Conoco GC - Remodeled 3rd & 15th holes.


January 21, 1936 – Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque CC – DHR & remodeled slopes.


January 24, 1936 – Tucson, AZ

El Rio G&CC – CE; redesigned the first seven holes & approved pro’s plans.


January 27-31, 1936 – San Diego, CA

La Mesa CC – Rain cancelled visit to club. Spent day checking plans for the Tallahassee CC (Capital City).

Spent a day at the Catalina golf tournament.


February3-9, 1936 – Los Angeles, CA

Fox Hills Club (NLE) – DHR.

Lakewood CC – CE; made recommendations regarding misplaced hazards & plan for gradual improvements to course.

Wilshire CC – CE; redesigned 11th, 13th, 15th & 17th greens. DHR.

Bel-Air CC – CE; DHR, “course well laid out.”

Hacienda CC – CE; remodeled 3rd & 5th fairways, & 4th, 6th, 8th, 11th & 16th greens.

Palos Verde GC – CE; new 10th green, combined and & 3rd holes to make a three-shotter & new 7th hole.


February 11-12, 1936 – San Diego, CA

La Mesa* - CE; remodeled 13th, 14th & 17th holes.


February 17 – 25, 1936 – Hollywood, CA

Los Serranos CC – CE; Remodeled holes 12-14 & new 6th & 8th greens.

Hollywood CC (NLE) – CE; new 15th green, remodeled 3rd, 6th, 9th & 16th greens, 11th & 17th holes.

Stockdale CC – CE; new 8th & 17th greens & new 16th tee.

Virginia CC – CE; remodeled 9th, 10th & 16th greens & recommended general changes throughout.

Lakeside GC – No changes recommended. “One of the best courses examined.”

Hillcrest CC – CE; remodeled 5th & 14th greens, 8th & 18th holes and a new 6th green.


February 26-27, 1936 – Santa Barbara, CA

La Cumbre G&CC – CE; new 2nd tee, 5th & 15th greens & remodel of 11th & 13th holes.

Montecito CC – CE, DHR & slope reductions.

The Valley Club – CE; fine approaches, useless DH’s & trivial bunkering.


March 3-15, 1936 – San Francisco

El Camino* - CE; remodeled 1st & 2nd holes, “fine course overall.”

Burlingame CC – CE; “need more land,” written plan provided.

San Francisco GC – New 1st & 2nd holes, new 12th hole (designed year earlier), remodel traps on 14.

Stanford University – CE; redesign 12th hole with new tee & removal of bunker fronting the green.

Lake Merced CC - CE; numerous faults cited, complete bunkering plan, remodeled the 11th hole & DHR.

Beresford CC (Peninsula) – Donald Ross plan; holes badly done by local builder, new greens recommended.

Ingleside Public GC* - New 7th hole (one-shotter) & extended 13.

Berkeley CC* – CE; touched every hole rebuilding greens & designing new ones.

Claremont CC – CE; designed 7th & 10th holes.

Orinda – Redesigned 6th & 14th greens, also new pits for 4th & 12th.

Sequoya CC – CE; recommended changes for every hole though none drastic.

Presidio GC – New 9th & 18th greens due to road encroachment & new 12th green.

Milbrae GC* - CE; DHR.

Los Altos GC – CE; little change. Lengthened the 18th hole with a dog-leg.

Hillview Public GC* - CE; reconstructed 7th green, remodeled 10th green & holes 1, 2 & 13, DHR.

Harding Memorial Park Municipal – Very good public course; original sequence confirmed.


March 15-18, 1936 – San Jose, CA

Lincoln Park Municipal – “Entirely adequate.”

San Jose CC – New 14th green, remodeled 1st green & 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th & 16th holes.

La Rinconada CC – Conditioning issues.

Pacific Grove Municipal – Master pit on 18th hole.

Monterey Bay G&CC* - Conditioning issues; rearrangement of 13th & 17th greens.

Rio Del Mar CC* - DHR.


March 19, 1936 – Vallejo, Ca

Contra Costa GC – CE.

GC of Vallejo* - CE.


March 20-24, 1936 – Eureka, CA

Northwood GC – DHR.

Eureka CC – New 6th tee.


March 25-27, 1936 – Portland, OR

Waverly – CE: DHR, “course quite good.”


March 28, 1936 – Tacoma, WA

Firecrest GC – CE; over 50 DH’s, new 5th green & remodeled 10th & 15th greens.

Linden G&CC – Remodeled 5th & 9th greens & fairway grading.


March 30 – April 2, 1936 – Seattle, WA

Officer’s Mess Puget Sound GC – New 9th tee, remodel 9th green.

Broadmoor GC – CE; DHR, remodel greens, reverse 9’s.

Inglewood GC – New 1st, 3rd, 7th & 13th greens.

Seattle GC – Remodeled 3rd hole with dog-leg & 13th hole, new 11th green.


April 4, 1936 – Pullman, WA

Washington State GC – CE; remodeled holes 1 & 2.


April 7-8, 1936 – Ogden, UT

Walla Walla CC – CE: removed mound near 9th green.

Ogden CC – CE; new 1st green, remodeled holes 6 & 7.


April 9-11, 1936 – Salt Lake City, UT

CC of Salt Lake City* - CE; DHR, “Great possibilities.”

Fort Douglas Club – CE existing 9 holes; new 9 holes.

Bonneville Municipal – CE; new 7th tee.

Nibley Park Municipal – CE.


April 14-16, 1936 – Denver, CO

Denver CC – CE; new 12th green, remodeled 8th & 17th greens & 16th hole.

Lakewood CC – Redesign 1st hole, new 2nd green & 3rd tee, remodeled holes 7, 9, 11, 14 & 15.

Green Gables – CE; new 5th hole.


April 19-22, 1936 – Kansas City, KS

Swope Park Municipal – Originally planned by Tilly; corrected 2nd, 3rd & 11th greens.

Victory Hills GC – CE; new 3rd green & 4th tee.

Milburn G&CC – DHR.

Mission Hills CC – CE; DHR, remodeled green slopes & bunkers, redesigned 4th hole.

Ivanhoe G&CC* - CE; new 3rd green & 4th hole.

Oakwood CC – CE; New 10th, 13th & 14th holes.

St. Andrews G&CC (NLE) – CE; new 1st green.


April 23, 1936 – Topeka, KS

White Lakes GC (NLE) – CE.

Topeka CC – CE.

Shawnee CC – CE.


April 24, 1936 – Kansas City, KS

Old Mission GC (NLE) – CE.

Indian Hills CC – CE; originally planned by Tilly, remodeled 2nd hole & redesigned 18th hole.


April 25, 1936 – St. Joseph, MO

St. Joseph CC – CE; new 13th hole, DHR.


April 26-27, 1936 – Omaha, NE

Omaha CC – New greens on holes 2, 3, 5, 14 & 17, also new holes 15-18. Returned a second day to finish laying out.

Happy Hollow Club – CE; new 14th & 17th greens.

Omaha Field Club – CE; DHR.


May 1-3, 1936 – Rochester, MN

On the 1st, Tilly was very ill and checked into the Mayo Clinic.

Rochester G&CC – CE. Tilly planned course.


May 5, 1936 – Minneapolis, MN

Golden Valley CC – CE; planned course 10 years before.

Westwood Hills CC* - CE; new 13th green.

Superior Golf Course* - New 15th green & “forking” for greens.


May 6, 1936 – Madison, WI

Black Hawk CC – CE; new 1st green.


May 7, 1936 – Sheboygan, WI

Jamesville CC – CE.

Sheboygan CC – CE.


May 8, 1936 – Racine, WI

Herbert Fisk Johnson Park – CE.


May 12-15, 1936 – Cleveland, OH

Canterbury CC – CE; new teeing grounds, remodeled 7th & 9th greens & 16th hole.

The Country Club – CE; “Here is a fine course…”

Mayfield CC – CE; new 6th & 8th greens.

Acacia CC – CE; redesign 6th hole, 8th & 11th greens, new tees on 9th & 14th holes

Chagrin Valley CC – CE; redesign holes 4, 11, 16 & 18.


May 16, 1936 – Elyria, OH

Spring Valley CC – CE.

Elyria CC – CE.


May 19, 1936 – Willoughby, OH

Kirtland CC – CE.

Manakiki CC – CE; DHR, redesign 5th & 12th holes.


May 20-21, 1936 -- Akron, OH

Sleepy Hollow CC – CE.

Fairlawn Heights GC – CE.

Firestone CC – CE & turf issues.

Portage CC – CE; redesigned 10th & 15th greens.


May 22, 1936 – Warren, OH

Avalon GC – CE.


May 23, 1936 – Youngstown, OH

Hubbard Public GC – CE.

Henry Staumbaug Municipal – CE.

Southern Hills CC* - CE.


May 26-28, 1936 – Detroit, MI

Birmingham CC – CE.

Pine Lake CC – CE.

Oakland Hills – CE.

On the 27th he spent the day making plans to return to his Harrington Park home, having been informed that it was about to be sold for taxes owed.


June 1, 1936 – Shawnee, PA

Stopped at Shawnee-On-Delaware.


June 11, 1936 – New York, NY

Meeting of the Metropolitan section.


June 26-30 – Harrington Park, NJ

Millburn CC – CE.

Monroe CC – Revised course; advised on sand pits.

Tuxedo GC (NLE) – Earliest course in America still in original form.

Hudson River CC (NLE) – Traps converted to grass depressions, advised on 4th & 9th greens & condemned greens flanked by sand pits immediately back of play.


July 1, 1936 – Southport, CT

CC of Fairfield – Designed “great new short 4th hole,” the “putting greens are the best encountered in a long time.”


July 2, 1936 – Bridgeport, CT

Wee Burn Club – Designed new holes for the 2nd, 10th & 11th, & new green around lake.

July 3, 1936 – New Haven, CT

New Haven CC – Greens too large; remodeled the 7th & 9th holes and extended the 12th.


July 6-7, 1936 – Newburgh, NY

Powelton CC – Remodeled 9th & 10th, new holes 16 & 17.

Fairview CC (NLE) – Designed 3rd-5th holes.

Briar Hall G&CC – Extend 2nd & 3rd, new hole through the woods.


July 8, 1936 – White Plains, NY

Old Oaks – Originally wanted the start & finish holes near clubhouse. Corrected original plans.


July 9-11, 1936 – Flushing, NY

Oakland GC (NLE) – Changes to 10th & 11th holes.

Wheatley Hills GC – General comments about the course.

Lakeville* - “Too Hot,” little criticism.


July 14-17, 1936 – White Plains, NY

Bonnie Briar CC – CE; mention of Winged Foot’s irrigation system.

Knollwood CC – Review of course after reconstruction; some greens too large and flat, sand pits into slopes.

Dunwoodie GC – Comments on turf on the greens.

Broadmoor GC (NLE) – Several tees need to be rebuilt.

Grassy Sprain GC (NLE) – Advice on 1st two holes.


July 18, 1936 – Harrington Park, NJ

Amwalk CC* - Advice on grass.


July 10, 1936 – Ferndale, NY

Grossinger CC – CE; designed new 6th, 15th – 17th holes.


July 21-23, 1936 – White Plains, NY

“Course at Jackson Heights” – Only 12 holes; turf suggestions.

Mount Vernon* - Turf conditions; located new 17th green & 18th tee.

Siwanoy CC – Tree planting, rearranged 9th hole, removed center pit in 10th fairway.


July 24, 1936 – Westfield, NJ

Shackamaxon – Irrigation system “not worth it – put money into fertilizer”; 53 new acres for course – advised against developing it until they had more money for the project than what they were proposing.


July 25 - August10, 1936 – Harrington Park, NJ

White Beeches CC –CE; DHR, redesigned 2nd, 6th & 11th greens, 5th & 8th holes & new 12th green.

North Jersey CC – Recommendations for grading fairway zones.

Essex County CC – Reduced 12 East green, fixed drainage on 1 East & 15 West, sand hidden in pits.

Advised friends of services at NJ Open at Crestmont CC on 7/29.

Essex Fells CC – New 7th green in a “ribbon-like shape,” redesigned 8th & 11th greens, new site for 18th green.

East Orange CC – Redesigned 2nd, 9th & 11th greens, new 6th & 10th greens, new 15th tee.

Echo Lake CC – DHR; new greens left of 4th, 10th & 17th, redesigned 11 & 13, new 14th hole.

Ridgewood CC – CE; proposed new lake right of 9 East. Tilly’s home course.

Forest Hill Field Club – Moved greens on 3 & 6, & 12 tee.

Bloomfield GC* - General review of course.

Hackensack GC – Reduced green sizes; betterment of holes 1, 5, 6, 10, 13 & 14.


August 11-16, 1936 – Philadelphia, PA

Springdale GC – General suggestions.

Woodcrest GC – Rearranged final five holes.

Kennett Square G&CC – Nine hole course suffering from too much play. Recommended building a second nine.

Llanerch CC – Advice on holes 3, 4, 7, 13 & 17. “A gem.”

Concord CC – Most greens too large. Suggested cutting sizes down & building new ones.

St. David’s CC – Reduced 9th hole to a par 3 with a new green right & front of old one.


August 19-23, 1936 – Boston, MA

Wachusett CC – Suggestions to change several holes.

Walpole CC (NLE) – Complete rearrangement of course.

Spent the afternoon & evening of the 21st with members of the New England Greenkeepers at Massachusetts section meeting addressing their concerns.

Metacomet CC – “Excellent Course”; minor comments & change of 12th hole.


August 24, 1936 – Providence, RI

Massasoit CC* - Existing nine hole course with suggestions to improve every hole except the 136-yard 3rd.

Pawtucket GC – Plan for reconstructing 3rd green, new 5th tee & redesign 8th green.


August 27-31, 1936 – Boston, MA

Triggs Memorial GC – Course in “good shape,” changed tees.

Duixbury Yacht Club* - Advice on 5th hole & turf improvements.

Bear Hill Golf Club – New tee & green on 6, lake on 7.

Meadow Brook GC – Regrade 1st fairway with new site for green, new tee & reconstruct holes 2 & 3 & 5th green, new pit on 7.

United Shoe Machinery GC* - Several major changes.

Belvue GC* - Redesign several holes due to new home construction on holes 1, 2, 8 & 9.


September 1, 1936 – Gloucester, MA

Bass Rocks Golf Club – Turf problems only.


September 2, 1936 – Boston, MA

Maynard CC – Several changes.


September 3, 1936 – Portland, ME

Riverside Municipal – Crowded fairways.


September 4, 1936 – Franconia, NH

Kingswood GC – Report on scanty & water-logged greens.

Forest Hills GC* - CE; abandon & replace holes 1 & 2, new 5th green, new tees.


September 5, 1936 – Portland, ME

Purpoodoch Willowdale GC – CE.


September 8, 1936 – Boston, MA

Longmeadow GC – Complete reconstruction of course.

Charles River CC – CE.

Bear Hill Club – CE.


September 9, 1936 – Winchendon, MA

Tony Town Tavern GC* - CE.


September 10, 1936 – Worcester, MA

Green Hill Golf Links (NLE) – Turf problems (dollar patch), solution given.


September 11-12, 1936 – Springfield, MA

Longmeadow CC – CE.

College Highway CC* - CE of 9-hole course.

Tekoa CC – CE.


September 17, 1936 – Harrington Park, NJ

Permanent closing of old home.


September 22 – October 3, 1936 – Detroit, MI

Pine Lake, Pontiac – Built new 13th hole.

Brooklands G&CC* - CE.

Meadowbrook CC – CE.

Clinton Valley Club* - CE.

Forest Lake CC – CE.

Oakland Hills – DHR on holes 1, 6, 9 & 10, reviewed lengthening of five holes.

Knollwood CC – CE.

Franklin Hills CC – CE.

Western G&CC – CE.

Hawthorne Valley Course – CE.


October 7, 1936 – Benton Harbor, MI

Berrien Hills CC – This course is on a bog; it “should never have been built – nothing can be done to fix it.”


October 8, 1936 – Three Rivers, MI

Sauganash CC – CE.


October 10-17, 1936 – Minneapolis, MN

Hillcrest GC – CE.

Keller GC – CE, “quite unique.”

CC of Minneapolis – CE.

South View CC – CE.


October 18, 1936 – Rochester, MN

Rochester CC – CE.

Had another physical examination at the Mayo Clinic.


October 21-22, 1936 – La Crosse, WI

Top O’ World GC* - No one at course! Walked it noting deficiencies.

La Crosse CC – CE.


October 23, 1936 – Madison, WI

Nakoma CC – New 3rd & 16th greens, reconstructed 6th green.

Black Hawk G&CC – Checked progress of construction; advised on clumping of trees on 7th, added grass hollows.


October 24-25, 1936 – Oshkosh, WI

Oshkosh CC – CE.

Butte des Morts GC – CE.


October 26, 1936 – Green Bay, WI

Oneida Golf & Riding Club – CE; course “surprisingly good.”


October 28-29, 1936 – Milwaukee, WI

North Hills CC – CE.

Tuckaway CC* - CE.

Woodmont* - CE.


October 30, 1936 – Racine, WI

H.J. Johnson Park Municipal – CE.


November 1-9, 1936 – Chicago, IL

Oak Park CC – CE.

Ridgemoor – New Hole.

River Forest GC – CE.

Mohawk GC – CE.

Medinah CC – Made recommendations.

Butterfield CC – CE.

Techny Fields* - CE of this public course.

South Shore CC – “Nice 9-hole course”; CE.


November 22, 1936 – Pinehurst, NC

Made a general travel report.


November 23, 1936 – Raleigh, NC

Carolina CC – Long walks to teeing grounds.


November 25, 1936 – Newport News, VA

Old Dominion* - Look for new property for club.


November 27-28, 1936 – Marion, VA

Hungry Mother State Park – Met with Virginia Director of Parks, R. Burson, to discuss plans for new course.


December 1-4, 1936 – Birmingham, AL

Highlawn Park GC* - CE.

Riverbuck Municipal GC* - CE.

Woodward G&CC – CE.

CC of Birmingham – CE.


December 5, 1936 – Gadsden, AL

Gadsden Golf Course – Rearranged existing 9-holes, laid out new 9.


December 6-7, 1936 – Jackson, MS

Layover during rain storm. Filed general comments report.


December 8, 1936 – Shreveport, LA

Shreveport CC – CE.


December 10-14, 1936 – Dallas, TX

Glen Lakes CC – CE.

Dallas CC – CE.

Lakewood CC – CE.

Municipal Course in City Park – Extension of course.


December 19-30, 1936 – San Diego, CA

Coronado CC (NLE) – CE of holes 1-11, lengthened 1st with new green, redesigned 7th, shortened 2nd.

Balboa Park Municipal GC – CE over two days. Made recommendations.

Rancho Santa Fe GC – Course had great potential two years prior, but greenkeeper made mistakes damaging course. Recommendations made.


December 31, 1936 – Emerald Hills, CA

Too wet to visit courses.


January 1-3, 1937 – San Diego, CA

San Diego CC – CE.

San Diego Municipal GC* - CE.


January 4, 1937 – La Mesa, CA

Emerald Hills Course* - Public course with “several obnoxious Holes” – 11& 17.


January 9-10, 1937 – Los Angeles, CA

Lakeside – CE.

Griffith Park Municipal GC – CE of Wilson Memorial & Harding courses.


January 12, 1937 – Paso Robles, CA

Report on Woodrow Wilson Memorial.


January 14-16, 1937 – Oakland, CA

14th & 15th spent compiling general activity reports, during two days of rain.

Claremont – No new examination; walked several specific holes with members.


January 18, 1937 – Modesto, CA

Modesto Municipal GC* - Examined properties for new course.


January 19-21, 1937 – Sacramento & Lodi, CA

Del Paso CC – Extensive examination.

Sacramento Municipal* - CE.


January 23, 1937 – Stockton, CA

Stockton Municipal * - CE.


January 25-28, 1937 – Oakland & Antioch, CA

Lake Chabot Public GC – “Too hilly.”

Antioch Municipal* - “Badly conceived” new course, “Bungling construction.”


January 29 - February 6, 1937 – San Francisco

Orinda CC – Made a number of recommendations – all carried out.

Ingleside Public GC (NLE) – CE.

Stanford University – Last year’s recommendations done, plan to rebuild 17th green.

Alameda Municipal GC – CE in the rain.

San Mateo GC – New 10th & 12th greens, remodeled 11th & 17th greens & 13th hole.

Beresford CC (Peninsula) – Checked on last year’s recommendations.

San Francisco GC – Reviewed last year’s work; re-contoured 3rd & 5th greens & new 10th green.


February 8, 1937 – San Jose, CA

San Jose CC – Last year’s work completed; redesigned 2nd tee, 6th & 15th greens, new 10th green.


February 9, 1937 – Salinas, CA

Watsonville G&CC* - CE.


February 13-15, 1937 – Hollywood, CA

Rain & more rain.


February 16-20, 1937 – Los Angeles, CA

Wilshire CC – Reexamined several holes; provided last year’s report to new green committee.

Bel-Air CC – Complete change of club officials, none of last year’s recommendations done.

Riviera CC – Spent two days at course. CE, noting that the “soil conditions are the best observed in this district.”

Hollywood CC – Previous recommendations carried out.


February 21 – March 2, 1937 – Hollywood, Ca

“Very sick” with flu & lung congestion.

Lakewood CC – CE of 3rd to 9th holes; plans to make holes “more interesting.”


March 3, 1937 – Santa Barbara. CA

Clover Field Municipal GC* - CE.

Virginia CC – DHR.


March 6, 1937 – Ocean Beach, CA

General reports.


March 9, 1937 – Phoenix. AZ

Ingleside Public Course* - CE.


March 10, 1937 – Chandler, AZ

San Marcos Fairway GC – CE


March 11, 19037 – Deming, NM

Critical comments on course being built by WPA


March 14-15, 1937 – Dallas, TX

General report on future schedule.

Cedar Crest – Fixes recommended to correct blunders made in greens construction.


March 16, 1937 – Corsicana, TX

Corsicana CC – CE.


March 18, 1937 – Tyler, TX

Willowbrook CC – “Terrible Layout.” Recommended many changes.


March 19-20, 1937 – Galveston, TX

Brae Burn CC – CE; course is “well laid out.” Gradual program of improvements.

River Oaks CC – Remodeled 16th green, examined turf conditions particularly at the 10th green.

Houston CC (Gus Wortham) – Redesigned 5th hole, remodeled 6th green, new 7th tee.


March 22, 1937 – Galveston, TX

Galveston CC (NLE) – CE.


March 23, 1937 – Lufkin, TX

Memorial Park Municipal* - CE; “well laid out” but greens much too large & sand pits misplaced.


March 25, 1937 – Memphis, TN

Memphis CC – CE in anticipation of the National Women’s Championship.


March 27 – April 9, 1937 – Louisville, KY

Owensboro CC – CE of 9-hole course.

Shawnee Municipal GC – CE; course devastated by recent floods.

Audobon CC – CE; evidence of obsolete construction.

Seneca Municipal GC – CE.

Cherokee Municipal GC – CE; “antiquated course of crude construction.”

Louisville CC – CE; many suggestions made.

Big Spring CC – CE; approved several suggestions. Course a “crude plan with sharp edges.”

Standard CC – CE; 9-hole course looking to expand – “worst course investigated.”

Crescent Hill Municipal GC – GC.


April 8-9, 1937 – Lexington, KY

Picadome GC* - CE.

Winchester CC – Lack of maintenance.

Ashland CC* - CE.

Visited Man O’ War.


April 12-17, 1937 – St. Louis MO

French Lick Springs Hotel* - CE of Valley & Hill courses; DHR & misplaced bunkering on Hill course.

Westwood CC – CE.

Sunset Hill CC – CE.

Green Briar CC – CE; rearranged several holes under construction, new 2nd hole, redesigned 12th, 15th & 18th holes.

Triple A Club – CE.

Glen Echo CC – CE.


April 18, 1937 – Quincy, IL

Quincy CC – CE.


April 19-22, 1937 – Davenport, IA

Davenport Municipal Golf Courses* - CE of Crest Island & Duck Creek courses.

Davenport CC – CE, site of 1936 Western Open.


April 23, 1937 – Des Moines, IA

Des Moines G&CC – CE.


April 24, 1937 – Cedar Rapids, IA

Cedar Rapids CC –CE.


April 26, 1937 – Clinton, IA

Clinton CC – New 3rd & 5th greens, 5th & 6th tees, redesigned 4th hole.


April 28-30, 1937 – St. Paul, MN

Highland Park Municipal GC – CE.

Hillcrest GC – Inspected reconstruction of 17th & 18th holes. Plans “faithfully completed.”

Town & Country CC – New 12th green & 13th tee.


May 1-2, 1937 – Rochester, MN

Physical at the Mayo Clinic on the 1st.

Soldiers Memorial Field GC – Checked new 11th green.

Rochester G&CC – Checked turf conditions.


May 3, 1937 – Marinette, WI

Little River Club – CE of “the only course in town.”


May 4-5, 1937 – Milwaukee, WI

Tuckaway CC - Prior year improvements completed. Redesign of 5th & 16th greens.



We are missing records of the Tour after May 4, 1937 and have published articles that indicate that the service continued through the Fall of 1937.


Codes: CE = Complete Examination; DHR = Duffer’s Headache Removal; NLE = No Longer in Existence; * = Not sure if course still exists or name has been changed.


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