St. Louis Country Club

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St. Louis Country Club
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Club information
St. Louis Country Club is located in the US
St. Louis Country Club
St. Louis Country Club is located in Missouri
St. Louis Country Club
Coordinates 38°39′1.6″N 90°22′45.5″W / 38.650444°N 90.379306°W / 38.650444; -90.379306Coordinates: 38°39′1.6″N 90°22′45.5″W / 38.650444°N 90.379306°W / 38.650444; -90.379306
Established 1892
Type Private
Tournaments hosted 1947 U.S. Open
1921 U.S. Amateur
1960 U.S. Amateur
1925 U.S. Women's Amateur
1972 U.S. Women's Amateur
1919 Trans-Mississippi Amateur
2014 Curtis Cup

St. Louis Country Club (SLCC) is a country club located in Ladue, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

Overview

Opened in 1892, SLCC is home to a private golf course designed by Charles B. Macdonald. Macdonald designed other prominent golf courses across the United States, including National Golf Links of America, The Creek, Sleepy Hollow, Piping Rock, Greenbrier's Old White Course and the Chicago Golf Club.

In 1919 Stewart Maiden left East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, having been replaced by Willie Ogg, to accept a post as professional at the St. Louis Country Club.[1]

Today, this challenging course is generally considered too short for modern men's PGA events because it is only 6,534 yards from the tips (par of 71).

As at two other Macdonald-designed courses, there is a full-sized polo field in front of the clubhouse that also serves as a driving range. Unlike the polo fields at Chicago Golf Club and the Piping Rock Club, the SLCC field is still in use for matches.[2]

Like many clubs throughout the United States, SLCC has a history of anti-Semitism and racism. Long considered a pinnacle of WASP culture in St. Louis,[3] the club disaffiliated from the USGA in the early 1990s rather than admit any black members.[4] As of 2006, the club had one black member.[5]

References

  1. ^ Eubanks, Steve (2010). To Win and Die in Dixie: The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of its Creator. New York: Balantine Books. p. 120. ISBN 9780345510815 – via books.Google.com. 
  2. ^ Laffaye, Horace A. (2012). Polo in Britain: A History. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. p. 70. 
  3. ^ https://www.stlmag.com/Dinner-at-the-Club-Darling-/
  4. ^ http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1991-08-04/sports/9108040411_1_shoal-creek-golf-club-country-clubs
  5. ^ https://www.stlmag.com/Dinner-at-the-Club-Darling-/

External links

  • Official website
  • 2014 Curtis Cup site
  • Gold course information


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