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LAKE VIEW COUNTRY CLUB

(n/k/a Rolling Hills Country Club)

Paducah, Kentucky

1925

August 24              Maxwell inspects proposed site for Lake View Country Club course in Paducah, Kentucky.  [Paducah Sun-Democrat, August 25, 1925]  Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.

October 15            Maxwell arrives in Paducah, Kentucky to design the Lake View Country Club course.  [Paducah News-Democrat, October 16, 1925]  Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.

 

October 16            Maxwell begins laying out Lake View Country Club in Paducah. The course is expected to be completed by summer of 1926. [Paducah News-Democrat, October 16, 1925]  Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.

October 20            After directing the opening of operations of the golf course” at Lake View Country Club in Paducah, Maxwell “will return to Oklahoma this afternoon.  Enroute to Ardmore, he will stop over in Oklahoma City, where he is building a $100,000 golf course.  He will return to Paducah later to look over the progress of the work on the local course during his absence.” [Paducah News-Democrat, October 20, 1925]    Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.  The referenced Oklahoma City country club is presumably Twin Hills.

 

October 21            Construction has begun on Lake View Country Club in Paducah under the direction of Maxwell.  Work is progressing steadily and “in a few weeks the outline of the new course will be evident to visitors.” [Paducah News-Democrat, October 21, 1925]  Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.

 

December 13        “A large force of workmen under Dean Woods, superintendent for Perry D. Maxwell, architect of the course, is now engaged in roughing the greens and clearing away such timber as interferes with the building” of the Lake View Country Club golf course.   “The first nine holes have already been finished and the workmen are starting on the second nine.” [Paducah News-Democrat, December 13, 1925]  Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.

December 20        Maxwell, “who is designing the course for the Lakeview country club, has returned to his home in Ardmore, Oklahoma.” [Paducah News-Democrat, December 20, 1925]

1926

September 1         Lake View Country Club in Paducah, Kentucky officially opens.  Maxwell designed the course and Dean Woods was in charge of construction.  [“History of Paducah Parks, Playgrounds and Recreation”, compiled by Sue Dana Green, edited and printed by Gracie Alexander, August 1, 1978; The Daily Oklahoman, June 10, 1928]  Editorial Note:  According to the March 8, 1927 Paducah News-Democrat, the course was expected to be ready for play by early summer of 1927. It is possible that the reference in the “History of Paducah Parks, Playgrounds and Recreation” was to the opening of the club and not the course.  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.

1927

March 8                 Maxwell stops in Paducah on his way to Philadelphia to inspect his design at Lake View Country Club in Paducah.  Maxwell is “well pleased with the condition of the course, which will be ready for play by the early part of the summer.” [Paducah News-Democrat, March 8, 1927]    Editorial Note:  Lake View is now known as Rolling Hills Country Club.  This article also notes that Maxwell is headed to Philadelphia “where he has a contract to build a golf course on a very ambitious course.” We assume that course is Melrose.

MAPS AND DRAWIINGS

July 9, 1972, Paducah Sun

PHOTOS

Postcard of Unknown Date