Deming Country Club – Deming NM

Description

"Golf was played on land leased and eventually purchased from the City of Deming. The original course (nine holes) started with sand greens, but since sand tended to blow out in strong winds magnetite was used to replace the sand. In 1932, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was created to provide jobs and stimulate the economy. The building which was to become the Clubhouse was built by the WPA [beginning] in 1935. The building was completed in 1936 and served as administration headquarters for just over a year. In the spring of 1938, New Mexico WPA Administration approved the use of their building as a community house. On May 20,1938, the Village of Deming approved the community house be turned over the responsible citizens of Deming as soon as a nonprofit corporation could be formed."

-Rio Mimbres Country Club

Source notes

Rio Mimbres Country Club 
<http://riomimbrescountryclub.blogspot.com/2009/05/rio-mimbres-country-club-newsletter-p.html>

Flynn, Kathryn A., editor. Treasures on New Mexico Trails: discovery of New Deal art and architecture. New Mexico State Historic Preservation Division, 1995. 

"New Deal Sites in New Mexico," Atlas of Historic New Mexico Maps, New Mexico Humanities Council.
<http://atlas.nmhum.org/atlas.php?gmap=42>

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Location Info


2500 E Pine Street
Deming, NM 88030

Location notes:

Coordinates: 32.268565, -107.732928

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