Red Arrow Golf Course – Kalamazoo MI

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Description

The WPA constructed this golf course in Kalamazoo in 1937. From the Kalamazoo Municipal Golf Association: “Red Arrow is a downtown community greenspace established in 1937 as part of the WPA’s Depression reconstruction efforts when workmen earned $15/week, although the first City Commission began acquiring land along the south bank of the river in 1885. Later foresight by succeeding commissions and the demise of the Michigan Buggy Co. in the 1920’s added remaining acreage. Aerial mapping now shows a green triangle of city parkland, forever commercially undevelopable to serve recreation needs of residents, organizations, and businesses. What began as a putt-and-pitch course in 1937 is now a gem of downtown Kalamazoo.”

Source notes

“History,” Kalamazoo Municipal Golf Association, accessed August 12, 2014.

Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on July 10, 2015.

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Location Info


1041 King Highway
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048

Coordinates: 42.292432, -85.568590

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