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100 Years of Golf in Griffith Park

1914-2014

 
 
100 Years of Golf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
1. 100 Years of Golf Marker
Inscription.  
This plaque is placed to commemorate the centennial anniversary of golf in Griffith Park. The oldest 18-hole municipal course West of the Rockies, the original course opened for play in 1914. It was a model of city course stewardship and aided in the proliferation of municipal golf across the Western United States.
Tom Bendelow designed the original municipal course which was eventually replaced by two municipal courses designed by George C. Thomas in 1923 and 1927. Today the Griffith Park courses consistently rank amongst municipal courses nationwide for the most rounds played and endures as a beloved civic golfing treasure.
 
Erected 2014 by Griffith Park Golf Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSports.
 
Location. 34° 8.64′ N, 118° 17.325′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Griffith Park Drive one mile north of Crystal Springs Drive, on the right when traveling north
100 Years of Golf Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
2. 100 Years of Golf Marker
. Located at the Wilson & Harding Golf Courses, 100 feet east of the Clubhouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5500 Griffith Park Dr, Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birth of The Curse (within shouting distance of this marker); Special Delivery (approx. half a mile away); Site of the Old Los Angeles Zoo (approx. 0.7 miles away); Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Feliz Family (approx. 0.9 miles away); Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz (approx. 0.9 miles away); Riverside Drive Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); North Atwater Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
3. Clubhouse
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By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
4. Marker on Clubhouse
Built by WPA, 1937.
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By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
5. Nearby Marker
Harding Memorial Golf Course, dedicated in memory of President Warren G. Harding, July 4, 1924.
Wilson & Harding Golf Courses image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
6. Wilson & Harding Golf Courses
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Last updated on January 28, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 17, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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