Golf Course – Elizabethton TN


From the Elizabethton Golf Course website:

“In late 1935 a group of Elizabethton business men made plans to buy and develop some local property into a golf course. They retained Raymond Campbell, Attorney and charter member of the group, to obtain the necessary land for the project. Mr. Campbell was successful in purchasing 70 acres of land, up for foreclosure, for $5,000, from the Hamilton National Bank of Johnson City. The original group of men, numbering 20, invested $250 each to purchase the land.

In 1936 the same tract of land was deeded to the first Trustees of the organization – R.C. Campbell, J.C. Paty, J.C. Browning, Dr. E.T. Pearson, and S.O Powers. The Trustees immediately began developing the 70 acre tract of land into a nine-hole course under the direction of Wendell Ray. Late in the construction of the course, the WPA, working in the immediate area, was requested to help put the project in shape. Some objections arose over the involvement of the WPA in the golf course project, and with the advice of Raymond Campbell, and the consent of the State’s Attorney General, the Trustees deeded the golf course project to the City of Elizabethton for $1.00, and work on the course continued without interruption.”

Source notes

Elizabethton Golf Course website

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - on July 7, 2015.

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Location Info

185 Buck VanHuss Road
Elizabethton, TN 37643

Coordinates: 36.319988, -82.269456

2 comments on “Golf Course – Elizabethton TN

  1. Frances Powers

    I was thrilled to run across this. My father was S.O. Powers. I never knew he was on this board even though I knew he loved this golf course.

  2. David Haynes

    Delighted to learn my grandfather, JC Browning was an original Trustee. He and my grandmother, Louise taught me to play on this very course. We played dozens of rounds growing up.

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