Richmond Country Club

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Coordinates: 37°59′21″N 122°20′56″W / 37.9890894°N 122.3488599°W / 37.9890894; -122.3488599[1]

The Golf Course in 1900
Richmond Country Club front gate

The Richmond Country Club is a social gathering place and sports facility especially for golf, swimming, and gym in the Hilltop District of Richmond, California, United States.[2]

History[edit]

The land was originally inhabited by the Ohlone people, later Spanish conquistadores colonized the land in the 1840s developed the Rancho San Pablo. The ranch was subdivided into 140 parcels and the area around the present day country club was formed into the Nitro Powder Company which changed hands to the Giant Powder Company (currently Giant). In 1964 it was again sold to Bethlehem Steel. A portion of the steel site was sold to create a country club in 1974.

The club covers thousands of acres in the northern Hilltop neighborhood between Hilltop Mall and Point Pinole and is adjacent to Parchester Village to the west, near its entrance along Atlas road and the Richmond Parkway. It is served by AC Transit's routes 71, 376, and LA/LC. It is on more than 50 acres (20.23 ha) and has been around since before 1900. Since 1991 the club has hosted a charity tournament for disadvantaged students of Salesian High School.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GNIS Detail - Richmond Golf Club". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 19 January 1981. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Richmond Country Club Is A Bay Area “Must Play”
  3. ^ Salesian announces 25th annual golf tournament fundraiser supporting disadvantaged students

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