Valley View Golf Course - Utica NY
The Valley View Golf Course is a municipal course located in Utica’s extensive Roscoe Conkling city park. The course was originally built in the mid-1920s, then redesigned by famed golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. with financial aid (and probably workers) from the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The works appears to have been done in 1939 and the course reopened in 1940.
A 1936 article in Golf Digest notes that: “Utica, N.Y.—Muny course to have WPA $40,000 in improvements and alterations. Robert Trent Jones, Jr., golf architect.” The WPA’s role is forgotten on the course’s official site, which states that, “The Course was re-designed in 1939 by famed golf architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and reopened in 1940.”
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on July 29, 2016.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.
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I believe my grandfather, Henry victor Borys, helped do some surveying for that site. I will try to attach a picture I have.