May is National Golf Month and what better place to play golf than Arizona?
Even before Arizona became a state, visitors came to play a round of golf. One of the most well-known and oldest golf courses in Arizona is The Phoenix Country Club, established in 1899 as The Phoenix Golf Club. At that time, fairways were made of dirt, and greens were made up of oil and rolled cottonseeds or sand, but that did not stop Arizona golfers from hitting the links.
To learn more about Arizona’s connection to golf visit, DAZL, the Digital Arizona Library Collection.
Tourists playing golf at Castle Hot Springs resort, 1910.
Arizona Archives Historic Photographs, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. History and Archives Division.
Arizona Memory Project:
“Arizona Highways,” The Challenge of Arizona Golf, January 1990, Arizona Highways Online, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records – State of Arizona, pp. 4 – 13.
“Arizona Highways,” Arizona’s the Name when Golf’s the Game!, January 1983, Arizona Highways Online, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records – State of Arizona, pp. 2 – 11.
Arizona Digital Newspaper:
“The Phoenix Golf Club: An Organization was Effected Yesterday” The Arizona Republican, November 7, 1899, p. 4, column 3.
David Armentrout, Annika Sorenstam: Discover the Life of a Sports Star, Rourke Educational Media, 2005.