Early American Golf Resorts 
The Southern Railway and Ashville, NC

 

A vintage ad for The Southern Railways and its golf stop in Ashville.NC.
(Note, this ad has a great photo of a gentleman making a dirt tee for his lady golfing companion.)

Like the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company and The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, The Southern Railway  grabbed hold and ran with America's growing thirst for travel and golf. Although there is no specific mention of The Grove Park Inn in the Southern Railway ad, it is pretty easy to infer that the Grove Park, opened on July 12, 1913 with  Secretary of State, William Jennings Bryan and four hundred of the most distinguished men of the South, gathered for the opening banquet was the primary lore to Ashville at the time.

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