Sân Gôn Thuộc Thành Phố Tại Công Viên Jefferson (Seattle)

  • By David Wilma and Catherine Hinchliff
  • Posted 2/24/2001
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 3015
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Sân Gôn Tại Công Viên Jefferson khánh thành vào tháng Năm năm 1915. Đây là sân gôn đầu tiên do thành phố sở hữu tại Seattle và là sân gôn thứ ba tại Hạt King. Sân này nằm tại 4101 Beacon Avenue S tại khu vực Beacon Hill của Seattle. Đã có 26,309 người chơi trên sân gôn 18 lỗ này tại Công Viên Jefferson trong năm đầu tiên. Ngày nay, sân gôn có kích thước 6,182 yard, có sân thực tập và 27 lỗ. Hơn 60,000 hiệp gôn được chơi ở đây mỗi năm. Từ lúc khánh thành, sân gôn này đã phục vụ cư dân Seattle và du khách thuộc mọi dân tộc và mọi mức lợi tức, từ vô địch quyền anh hạng nặng Joe Louis vào năm 1936 đến Tiger Woods 16 tuổi vào năm 1992, từ những thành viên đầu tiên của Seattle Chinese Golf Club (Câu Lạc Bộ Gôn Trung Hoa Tại Seattle) vào thập niên 1950 đến những thành viên người Mỹ gốc Phi của Fir State Golf Club (Câu Lạc Bộ Gôn Fir State) đến các sinh viên của tổ chức vô vị lợi First Tee ngày nay.


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Note: This essay was substantially revised and expanded in November 2010.

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