History of 9-hole Course
Shortly after The Wigwam hotel opened in 1929, the property’s first 9-hole golf course was built. Scottish gardener Jacques Phillip knew that Goodyear executives enjoyed the game, so he dug up nine holes with his tractor in 1930. The tee boxes, fairways, and greens were all made of sand with thick oil on the greens to keep the sand from blowing away. The early 9-hole course was located where the 1st hole of the Blue Course, practice range and green, and 18th hole of the Gold Course are currently located. It wasn’t until the early 1940s, under the direction of the club’s then head professional Vernon Oren “Red” Allen, that the course was expanded to 18-holes, the grass was planted, and large trees were added to provide shade from the sun.
The Wigwam remained an 18-hole golf course until the early 1960s, when Allen convinced Robert Trent Jones, Sr. to design and build the Gold and Blue Courses.
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*store credit must be used in the golf shop, up to $500 may be used towards custom ordered goods, all credit to be used within 3 months of joining. Merchandise credit must be used by December 24.