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The History of Walla Walla Country Club

Although Walla Walla Country Club in Walla Walla, Washington indicates their club was established in 1923, the roots of golf in Walla Walla go back a quarter century earlier to 1898.  That year, some of Walla Walla’s most prominent men, led by Stephen B. L. Penrose, President of Whitman College, organized the Walla Walla Golf Club. A nine-hole course “with greens of hard, gravelly clay” was laid out near the railroad depot in 1899.

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