Here's to golf's preeminent impressario—the noble sheep
By: George Peper
Editor's Note: this article appeared in the 2003 Premier Properties Guide, a special issue of LINKS
In keeping with the theme of this issue—Premier Properties—I’ve taken it upon myself to research the history of golf course living, to answer once and for all that burning question, “What in fact was the premier property—the very first golf course community—and who were the fore-sighted souls who made their homes there?”
On the surface, this would seem a relatively simple inquiry. Heck, the histories of golf equipment, instruction, and architecture all are pretty well documented—why not golf real estate? Damned if I know. Just suffice it to say that I did not reach enlightenment without many hours of dogged investigation.