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Encyclopedia > Bellerive Country Club

Bellerive Country Club is a golf country club located in Creve Coeur, Missouri, right outside of St. Louis, Missouri. A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ... Creve Coeur is a city located in St. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Gateway City, Gateway to the West, or Mound City Location Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Missouri Independent City Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 66. ...

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History

The club originally opened in 1897, and it was first called The Field Club. It was founded by several St. Louis sportsmen who wanted a place for golf and other leisure activities. The club only had nine holes when it first opened as it was on land leased from the estate of American Revolutionary War war hero Daniel Bissell. The American Revolution was an upheaval that ended British control of middle North America, resulting in the formation of the United States of America in 1776. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The club grew in membership coinciding with the 1904 World's Fair held in St. Louis. The club soon added nine more holes to have an eighteen hole course. In 1910, the country club and golf course were relocated to nearby Normandy. The country club was also renamed the Bellerive Country Club after the last French Governor in North America, Louis St. Ange de Bellerive. A new clubhouse was also built in the style of Georgian architecture. Entrance to Creation Exhibit on the Pike Map of the St. ... Normandy is a city located in St. ... A Georgian house in Salisbury Georgian architecture at Royal Crescent, Bath, seen from a hot air balloon. ...


The first notable golf tournament held at Bellerive was the 1949 Western Amateur Championship. Four years later, in 1953, the club would host the Western Open of the PGA Tour. E.J. "Dutch" Harrison won that tournament. Six years later, in 1959, the club was relocated to the current site in Creve Coeur. Robert Trent Jones designed the new course, and it officially opened on Memorial Day 1960. The Cialis Western Open is the second oldest professional golf tournament in the United States after the U.S. Open. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... Ernest Joseph (E.J.) Dutch Harrison (born March 29, 1910 in Conway, Arkansas, died June 19, 1982 in St. ... Robert Trent Jones, Sr. ... Relatives and others traditionally place flags near veterans headstones on Memorial Day Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (most recently observed May 29, 2006). ...


The club hosted its first USGA championship and major championship when the 1965 U.S Open was held at Bellerive. Gary Player won in a playoff with a score of two over par. The course would host the inaugural U.S. Mid-Amateur in 1981 won by Jim Holtgrieve. In 1992, Bellerive hosted the PGA Championship. Nick Price won his first major championship with a score of 278, or six under par. The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The United States Open Championship is an annual mens golf tournament staged by the United States Golf Association each June, scheduled such that the final round is always played on the 3rd Sunday of that month. ... Gary Player on the cover of a 1999 golf instruction video. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major... Nick Price (born January 28, 1957 in Durban, South Africa), is a professional golfer. ...


Bellerive was one of the courses used in the qualifying stroke play round of the 1999 U.S. Mid-Amateur. In 2001, the course was supposed to host the WGC-American Express Championship, but the event was cancelled because of the September 11, 2001 attacks. However, the course hosted the United States Senior Open in 2004, won by Peter Jacobsen. [1] [2] The WGC-American Express Championship is one of the annual World Golf Championships for male professional golfers. ... For the 1993 bombing, see World Trade Center bombing. ... The U.S. Senior Open is one of the major championships in mens senior golf. ... Peter Jacobsen (born March 4, 1954 in Portland, Oregon) is a professional golfer. ...


Bellerive will host the 2008 Western Open. [3]


The course

Bellerive is a long course, measuring 7,177 yards and playing to a par of 71 for men and 72 for women. The course is rather open on the front nine, and narrower on the back nine. Water hazards come into play on eleven holes, and the course is known for its undulating greens. bent grass is used for the greens, and zoysia grass is used for the fairways. Bellerive has a course and slope rating of 75.0/144 from the back tees. Species Bentgrass or bent (Agrostis) is a large genus with over 100 species belonging to the Poaceae family. ... Species There are 5 species: Zoysia emerald - Emerald Zoysia Zoysia japonica Korean Zoysia Zoysia matrella Manila Grass Zoysia tenuifolia Mascarene Grass Zoysia is a genus of creeping grass native to Southeast Asia, China and Japan. ...


The course has three par fives, two of which are very long (over 580 yards). The tenth hole is a par five for women but a par four for men. [4]


References

  1. ^ 2004 U.S. Senior Open - Course. www.ussenioropen.com: (2006). Retrieved on 2006-07-08.
  2. ^ Bellerive Country Club. PGATOUR.com: (2006). Retrieved on 2006-07-08.
  3. ^ PGA Tour changes off course for local fans. Wisconsin State Journal: (2006). Retrieved on 2006-07-08.
  4. ^ Bellerive Country Club. GOLFCOURSE.com: (2006). Retrieved on 2006-07-08.

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