Waverley Country Club

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Waverley Country Club
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Club information
Location Portland, Oregon
Established 1896
Type Private
Total holes 18
Website Waverley Country Club
Designed by Jack Moffat
Par 72
Length 6,579
Course rating 72.0
Slope rating 134.0

The Waverley Country Club is a country club located in Portland, Oregon, United States. Chartered in 1896, the club was the second private golf club established west of the Mississippi River.

History[edit]

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.[1] Established two years after the Tacoma Country & Golf Club, Waverley was the second private golf club in the United States established west of the Mississippi River.[1][2][3]

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 pioneer Henderson Luelling where Luelling and his orchard foreman Ah Bing developed the Bing cherry.[4][5] A golf course was built at the current location in 1898 and was designed by Jack Moffat.[1]

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.[1]

Course[edit]

Waverley Country Club
Tee Rating/Slope 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Par 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 35 70
Handicap 13 9 11 3 1 15 5 7 17 1 6 12 2 16 18 14 10 4
Black 72.0/134 331 381 364 438 449 177 380 605 128 3253 411 165 413 505 147 367 204 538 576 3326 6579
Par 4 4 4 4 5 3 4 5 3 36 4 3 4 5 3 4 3 5 5 36 72
Handicap 11 7 9 1 15 13 3 5 17 4 10 2 16 18 12 8 14 6
Blue 70.7/129 326 360 341 399 453 159 371 565 121 3095 405 146 404 496 126 354 201 507 562 3201 6296
White 68.4/128 314 342 325 393 409 136 362 536 113 2930 373 134 370 489 115 340 186 431 497 2935 5865
Handicap 13 7 9 5 11 15 3 1 17 12 14 4 2 18 8 16 10 6
Green 66.9/125 314 304 325 344 409 136 309 463 113 2717 373 134 309 489 115 295 155 431 497 2798 5515

Tournaments hosted[edit]

The Blyth Tournament, one of the oldest international golf matches in the United States, has been held at Waverley since 1897.[1] The first Oregon Amateur Golf Tournament was held at Waverley in 1904.[1]

Winners of major championship tournaments held at Waverley:

Year Tournament Winner
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Appreciating Waverley's History and Tradition". Waverley Country Club. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Tacoma Golf & Country Club". Tacoma Golf & Country Club. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "PNGA Timeline". Pacific Northwest Golf Association. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ Reichen, Lydia (April 22, 1934). (Subscription required) "History of cherry rife with romance" Check |url= value (help). The Oregonian. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 
  5. ^ Deane, Early (April 18, 1965). (Subscription required) "Pioneer apples forerunners of state industry" Check |url= value (help). The Oregonian. Retrieved July 19, 2011. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°27′8.51″N 122°39′12.49″W / 45.4523639°N 122.6534694°W / 45.4523639; -122.6534694