Early American Golf Resorts
The Southern Railway and 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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