This page presents examples of golf course plans created by Walter J. Travis during the latter stage of his career as a golf course architect, i.e. 1919 to 1926. Also included are earlier golf course plans that may, or may not have been drawn by Travis. These earlier drawings were found in newspaper articles announcing proposed golf courses and the involvement of Walter Travis as designer, e.g. Sargowana Golf Club.
The 1913 Country Club of Buffalo map was copied from a 1913 CCB document. It was not drawn by Travis, but represents the course as it was played in the 1912 U.S. Open. Prior to that Open, Travis is credited with suggestions that led to the improvement of the course.
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The original hole plan, drawn by Travis in 1921, for the 8th hole (now the 17th hole at Stafford Country Club, Stafford, NY
This is a blueprint of the elevation map that Travis drew for the 5th green at Cape Arundel Golf Club, Kennebunkport, ME, in 1919.
Those who have played Cape Arundel Golf Club and experienced the dramatic undulations of the 11th green will find the original green elevation map very interesting.
Walter J. Travis original golf course map drawn for Stafford Country Club in June 1921
An elevation map that Travis created for the 10th hole (now the 1st) at Stafford CC in the summer of 1921
Travis plan for the 11th hole (now #2) at Stafford CC, drawn in 1921
Travis 1921 plan for the 16th hole (now #7) at Stafford CC, Stafford, NY
Plan for the 12th hole at the Country Club of Troy, drawn by Travis in August 1926
1926 hole map drawn by Walter Travis for the Country Club of Troy’s 13th hole.
Roscoe Conkling Park public golf course plan, designed by Walter Travis, published in a Sept. 3, 1916, Utica, NY, newspaper. Years later, newspaper accounts claim that the Valley View Municipal Golf Course, built on the Roscoe Conkling site, was based on the 1916 Travis plan.
Sargowana plan published in Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec. 10, 1916, of golf course designed by Walter Travis for Sheepshead Bay area. The map appears to be signed by Travis. Later news accounts indicate that this course was never built, due in part, to World War I.
The CC of Scranton course, as planned by Walter Travis in 1925-1926, is an “outside/inside” layout, with the front nine circling the second nine.
Walter J. Travis modified his 1926 CC of Troy layout, slightly, to accommodate changes to holes #8 and #9.
1913 course map of the Country Club of Buffalo. This map was not drawn by Walter Travis, but is believed to represent the course as played for the 1912 U.S. Open. Travis is credited with making suggestions that led to an improvement of the course prior to the 1912 U.S. Open.
The original 27-hole Yahnundasis GC course map drawn by Travis in 1922
Walter Travis blueprint of hole #2 (currently hole #3) at Pennhill’s Club.
Travis blueprint for the current 7th hole at Pennhills Club
Original hole map for the current 7th green at Pennhills Club. A wonderful Travis green.
The 15th hole in Travis’s original Cherry Hill Club plans, but now plays as the par 5 6th
The par 4 13th hole in Travis’s original Cherry Hill Club layout, but now plays as the 4th.
Original layout of Kirkwood Links (now Camden CC) by Travis in 1923
Original Travis layout of Lookout Point CC in Fonthill, Ontario