Redlands Country Club, is a Private, 18 hole golf course located in Redlands, California.
The original course was laid out by A.E. Sterling and J.H. Fisher and opened for play in June, 1897.
Golf was played on a "skinned type" course, 9 holes, 2129 yards in length, bogey 38, with oiled-sand greens and all dirt fairways. Three greens from the original course can be seen on the present course. One green called the "Crater" in the middle of 18 fairway on the hogback, one to the left and lower than 17 green called the "Midway," the third recognizable green is located in 14 fairway 100 yards to the north of 15 green. It was called "Little Butte."
In 1922 turf was introduced on the Redlands Club, and with the continued popularity of the game came the desire of the members for an 18-hole course which led to the incorporation of the Redlands Country Club on December 22, 1924. An additional 55 acres of land was purchased. The project of preparing the new greens, fairways and bunkers was completed under the prime direction of Club member Raymond Hornby with the counsel of Alister Mackenzie of Leeds, England. Mr. Mackenzie had previously aided in the design for such famous courses as Cypress Point, Pasatiempo in Santa Cruz and the Valley Club in Santa Barbara. There were 32 sand traps on the first 9 holes and 42 on the back 9. At this time, the bulk of the trees were planted on the course, mostly oak, deodar, acacia and eucalyptus. There were about 25 Monterey Cypress trees planted and 16 survived. A Redwood tree on number 10 was and the two Sycamore trees at number 6 green were planted.
The full 18-hole course was opened for play on November 26, 1927; 6130 yards in length, par 70 and has remained basically the same.
The present clubhouse was completely renovated and furnished during 1994 and 1995. This beautiful two-story masterpiece, over 22,000 square feet in size, celebrated its grand opening on March 12, 1995.
$401 (cart included), played on Monday, April 2014 at 10am
I played in a benefit tournament, but the course was great. normally no public access. But given the opportunity, I would play this again in a heart beat.
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