1928 - Alderson High School - 1968



Alderson Golf Course

John McCurdy - February 27, 2014

I would like to know if here is anyone still living who knows anything about the Alderson Golf Course. The locations of some of the Tee boxes and a few of the greens we still identifiable when I was a teen-ager and still discernible slightly on the landscape until the property started having houses, (one of which we live in) Coach Abe McLaughlin was one of the groundskeepers and I suspect was in charge of the facility. Like so many things, I waited till there is nobody left and then start asking questions. I understand it was abandoned and turned into Victory Gardens about the start of WW2, and never came back into use. I would think someone has some pictures of portions of the course, maybe as the background of a photo. I would like to be able to write some sort of a history of the course, it's organizers etc, for The Aldersonian. Somewhere, someone may have a drawing of the entire course, that would be great to see.

Probably most of the Alderson kids, at some time or another or otherwise are slightly familiar with its location up behind and northwest of the Baptist Church, on the Christine Gwinn property, probably sledded on the course in the winter.

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