Waverley Country Club
|Website||Waverley Country Club|
|Designed by||Jack Moffat|
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. 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.
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. A golf course was built at the current location in 1898 and was designed by Jack Moffat. A restoration in 2012 by Gil Hanse reestablished many of Moffat's classic architectural features.
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.
The Blyth Tournament, one of the oldest international golf matches in the United States, has been held at Waverley since 1897. The first Oregon Amateur Golf Tournament was held at Waverley in 1904.
Winners of major championship tournaments held at Waverley:
|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|
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- "PNGA Timeline". Pacific Northwest Golf Association. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- Reichen, Lydia (April 22, 1934). "History of cherry rife with romance". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- Deane, Early (April 18, 1965). "Pioneer apples forerunners of state industry". The Oregonian. Retrieved July 19, 2011.
- "Waverley CC Course Overview". Retrieved Dec 12, 2017.