Founded in 1891, the Ottawa Golf Club – as it was known up until 1912 when King George V granted the club Royal title – moved to its present site a decade after its formation...
Skokie Country Club played host to the 1922 US Open, the first at which tickets were sold. A record number of spectators witnessed a spectacular win by 20-year-old Gene Sarazen.
Founded in 1905, Topeka Country Club had a 9-hole layout in play a year later, designed by Tom Bendelow. When a decision was made to redesign the original layout and add another nine holes, Perry Maxwell was called in to plan and oversee the work.
Set out on hilly, wooded terrain four miles to the west of downtown Des Moines, Waveland Golf Course was established in 1901 and it’s reckoned to be the oldest municipal 18-hole layout built west of the Mississippi River.