Member Clubs

The Links at Poland Spring  South Poland, Maine
Poland Spring Resort opened a 9-hole course, designed by Arthur Fenn in 1895.  Donald Ross redesigned the Fenn 9 and added another 9 holes in 1915.  Travis did an extensive redesign of the course in 1916-1917, described in detail in the 7/14/1917 issue of “The Hill-Top”, a local publication.

Garden City Golf Club – Garden City, NY
Travis joined club in 1899, and for several years was the club’s Captain, with responsibility for the golf course.  During his tenure as Captain, Travis brought many significant changes to Devereaux Emmet’s original design.

Ekwanok Country Club – Manchester, VT
Scotsman John Duncan Dunn designed the golf course in 1899.  Reports indicate that Travis was called to Manchester by his good friend, James Taylor, to inspect land under consideration for a golf course.  Travis approved the land, and there are indications that he remained on site, assisting with both the design and construction of the golf course.

Canoe Brook Country Club – Summit, NJ.                                                                               Travis provided a “revolutionary” redesign of the existing Jack Vickery course in 1916.  Though he used much of the Vickery course configuration, but rearranged some holes, lengthened the course, reworked greens and tees, and added many bunkers.  With the opening of the Charles H. Alison 18-hole South Course, in 1924, the Travis course became known as the North Course.  Unfortunately, highway and other construction, eliminated a sizeable portion of the North Course.

Garden City Country Club – Garden City, NY
Travis designed course in 1916.

Orchard Park Country Club – Orchard Park, NY
Travis designed the course in 1916 when it was the property of The Park Club of Buffalo.

Hollywood Golf Club – Deal, NJ
Travis’s major redesign of the original Isaac Mackie course in 1917.  His work consisted of minor changes in routing, rebuilt greens, and a massive number of spectacularly formed bunkers.

Onondaga Golf and Country Club – Fayetteville, NY
Travis designed an 18-hole course in 1917, using the footprints of 2-3 holes from the original David Campbell design.

Lochmoor Club Grosse Pointe Woods, MI              In 1917, Travis worked with architect John S. Sweeney in the design of the Lochmoor Club golf course.  The November 1917 issue of The American Golfer announced that the course was completed and work was scheduled to start soon on the clubhouse.

Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase, MD.  Travis had a close relationship with Columbia Country Club over a period of years, both as a competitor in the club’s annual Fall tournament, and as someone who was called upon to offer an opinion on their golf course.  Travis was a good friend of Dr. Walter S. Harban, the prominent Columbia Country Club member who spent a good part of his life working on the improvement of the club’s golf course.  Travis and Harban collaborated on the design of the East Potomac Park in 1916-17.

North Jersey Country Club – Wayne, NJ  In 1921, members of North Jersey Country Club were unanimous in their approval of the purchase of over 300 acres of land, in Wayne, for the new home of their club.  Shortly thereafter, Walter J. Travis was engaged to design the new course on a site that he considered ideal given its light, sub-soil of sandy loam.  The formal opening of the golf course was on Saturday, July 28, 1923.

White Beeches Golf and Country Club – Haworth, NJ
Travis redesigned course in 1920

Cape Arundel Golf Club – Kennebunkport, ME
Travis redesigned course in 1921.  There are some reports that suggest that Travis worked with John Duncan Dunn on the Cape Arundel Course.  We have found no documentation to substantiate that claim.

Lookout Point Country Club – Fonthill, Ontario
Travis designed course in 1921

Stafford Country Club – Stafford, NY
Travis designed course in 1921.

Spring Brook Country Club – Morristown, NJ
Travis designed course in 1921

Cherry Hill Club – Ridgeway, Ontario
Travis designed course in 1922.

Pennhills Club – Bradford, PA
Travis designed course in 1922

Yahnundasis Golf Club – New Hartford, NY
Travis redesigned course in 1922

Country Club of Scranton – Clarks Summit, PA
Travis designed course in 1925

Country Club of Troy – Troy, NY
Travis designed course in 1926.

Jekyll Island Great Dunes Course– Jekyll Island, Georgia                                                    The Travis connection to Jekyll Island dates back to the early 1900s when he recommended Karl Keffer for their first golf professional.  Keffer served the club from January 1910 to 1942.  In 1926, Travis was commissioned to design a new course that was located along Jekyll Island’s coast, and made use the natural sand dunes that defined the area.  Travis did not live to see the completion of his course in 1928.

 

 

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