What other golf courses, besides the original nine holes at the Chester River Yacht and Country Club, has Philadelphian A.H. Findlay, known as the father of golf in America, designed?
A. Prospect Bay (Grasonville) Golf Course
B. Chartwell (Severna Park) Golf Course
C. The Breakers (Florida) Golf Course
D. None of the above.
This Week’s Kent County History Quiz Answer: The Breakers’ Ocean Course.
Philadelphian Alexander Hamburg Findlay designed the original Chester River Yacht and Country Club nine (9) holes in 1928. His career as a course architect and architect of the game spanned from 1886 until his death in 1942. Findlay designed the Ocean Course at The Breakers resort in Palm Beach, Florida, reportedly the oldest golf course in Florida, in 1897.
Findlay was among the small circle known as the fathers of golf in America. He was a popular golfer, club designer, and promoter of the game.
The CRY&CC project came late in his career. Some $30,000 was raised through the sale of club stock and other financing was used to build the 9 hole golf course, a wooden clubhouse (built by Duyer Brothers Contractors, Chestertown) and two tennis courts (located behind the Clubhouse where the cart shed is located now.