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Dearborn in Wayne County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dearborn Hills Golf Club

 
 
Dearborn Hills Golf Club Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 14, 2010
1. Dearborn Hills Golf Club Marker
Inscription.  During his long career Robert Herndon developed over fifty subdivisions and nine golf courses. In 1922 he opened the Dearborn Hills Golf Club. According to the Dearborn Times Herald, it was Michigan's first public golf course. Having been rejected by bankers who reminded him that "golf was for millionaires," Herndon financed the project with the aid of investors. The golf course was designed by three professional golfers including Walter Hagen. Construction of the golf course and the adjacent Dearborn Hills subdivision required extending Telegraph Road from Michigan Avenue to present-day Cherry Hill Road. This extension helped Telegraph become a major thoroughfare. Robert Herndon died in 1986 and, one year later, his widow deeded Dearborn Hills Golf Club to the city of Dearborn.
 
Erected 1989 by Bureau of History, Michigan Department of State. (Marker Number L1629.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Roads & VehiclesSports. In addition, it is included in the Michigan Historical Commission series list.
 
Location.
Dearborn Hills Golf Club Entrance and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 14, 2010
2. Dearborn Hills Golf Club Entrance and Marker
42° 18.164′ N, 83° 16.35′ W. Marker is in Dearborn, Michigan, in Wayne County. Marker can be reached from South Telegraph Road (U.S. 24) ¼ mile north of Michigan Avenue (U.S. 12). The marker is at the entrance gate to the golf course on the entrance road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dearborn MI 48124, 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. St. Joseph's Retreat (approx. half a mile away); Planning for People (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rouge River Water Quality Improvements (approx. 1.1 miles away); Henry Ford's Brother, William Ford, had this house built... (approx. 1.1 miles away); Charles A. Kandt House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Business Pioneers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rhythm of Radio (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bryant Branch Library (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dearborn.
 
Dearborn Hills Golf Club Clubhouse image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., July 14, 2010
3. Dearborn Hills Golf Club Clubhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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