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The Waverley Country Club is a country club located in Portland, Oregon, United States. Chartered in 1896, the club was the second private golf club established west of the Mississippi River.

Waverley Country Club
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Club information
LocationPortland, Oregon
Established1896
TypePrivate
Total holes18
WebsiteWaverley Country Club
Designed byJack Moffat
Par71
Length6,668 yards
Course rating72.0
Slope rating134.0

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HistoryEdit

The club was established in April 1896, with its original golf course laid out several miles northeast, in the Richmond neighborhood, near the present-day corner of Southeast César E. Chávez Boulevard and Powell Boulevard.[1] Established two years after the Tacoma Country and Golf Club, Waverley was the second private golf club in the United States established west of the Mississippi River.[1][2][3]

A year later, in 1897, the club moved to its present location on the east bank of the Willamette River, just south of Sellwood. It was built on the site of an orchard owned by Oregon pioneers Henderson Luelling and Seth Lewelling, where Seth and his orchard foreman Ah Bing developed the Bing cherry.[4][5] A golf course was built at the current location in 1898. Jack Moffat, Waverley's first golf professional assisted members in routing the new course.[1] Between May 1912 and 1924, H. Chandler Egan assisted members in establishing the current course routing, completed comprehensive bunkering and constructed numerous green complexes. Until his death in 1936, Egan continued to guide all golf course improvements. Over the past century many of Egan’s classical design elements had been overgrown, or had disappeared. In 2012, Gil Hanse using old photographs, was critical in recognizing the masterpiece of classic golf design Egan had imprinted upon Waverley. Today Egan’s vision can be seen in the expert restoration of numerous classic architectural elements at Waverley Country Club. [6]

The club, which was originally spelled Waverly after the Waverly-Richmond district in which it was first established, changed its name to Waverley in 1912, with some accounts blaming an engraving error for the change in spelling.[1]

CourseEdit

Waverley Country Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 36 71
Handicap 13 9 11 3 1 15 5 7 17 1 6 12 2 16 18 14 10 4
Black 72.0/134 333 422 362 438 463 177 385 603 130 3313 411 169 413 512 153 365 224 532 576 3355 6668
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 36 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 36 72
Handicap 11 7 9 1 15 13 3 5 17 4 10 2 16 18 12 8 14 6
Blue 70.7/129 326 360 341 399 453 159 371 565 121 3095 405 146 404 496 126 354 201 507 562 3201 6296
White 68.4/128 314 342 325 393 409 136 362 536 113 2930 373 134 370 489 115 340 186 431 497 2935 5865
Handicap 13 7 9 5 11 15 3 1 17 12 14 4 2 18 8 16 10 6
Green 66.9/125 314 304 325 344 409 136 309 463 113 2717 373 134 309 489 115 295 155 431 497 2798 5515

Tournaments hostedEdit

The Blyth Tournament, one of the oldest international golf matches in the United States, has been held at Waverley since 1897.[1] The first Oregon Amateur Golf Tournament was held at Waverley in 1904.[1]

Winners of major championship tournaments held at Waverley:

Year Tournament Winner
1952 U.S. Women's Amateur Jackie Pung
1964 U.S. Senior Amateur William D. Higgins
1970 U.S. Amateur Lanny Wadkins
1981 U.S. Women's Amateur Juli Inkster
1993 U.S. Junior Amateur Tiger Woods
2000 U.S. Women's Amateur Marcy Newton

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Appreciating Waverley's History and Tradition". Waverley Country Club. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  2. ^ "Tacoma Golf & Country Club". Tacoma Golf & Country Club. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  3. ^ "PNGA Timeline". Pacific Northwest Golf Association. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  4. ^ Reichen, Lydia (April 22, 1934). "History of cherry rife with romance". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  5. ^ Deane, Early (April 18, 1965). "Pioneer apples forerunners of state industry". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
  6. ^ "Waverley CC Course Overview". Retrieved Dec 12, 2017.

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