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Waveland Golf Course in Des Moines, Iowa, the oldest municipal golf course west of the Mississippi! (this is my 'hood)

The Hancock Golf Course was founded in 1899 by Lewis Hancock Jr., the mayor of Austin from 1895-1897. This early establishment marks the Hancock Golf Course as one of the oldest courses in Texas, and the greens have been walked by historic figures like President William Taft. Originally an 18-hole course known as the Austin Country Club, the course was re-named after Lewis Hancock in 1946 and now offers a par-35, 9-hole course.

City golf course makes the cut

Our municipal green golf course, Gleneagles, made the cut in GolfWorld magazine's top nine-hole courses in the country.

Seattle during the Great Depression

Work underway at the West Seattle Golf Course in 1937. Photo: Seattle Municipal Archive