It began a century ago when John Patterson donated a 294-acre expanse of green hills and dales that would become Community Golf Club to the City of Dayton.Now operated by the Department of Recreation and Youth Services, Communityremains a regional treasure and is celebrating 100 years and millions of rounds of golf with these events:
Friday, June 1: Throwback Golf Day. Wear knickers or bring a vintage club and enjoy the 1918 greens fee of $1.00 (tee times required and regular cart fees apply).
Saturday, June 2: 73rd Annual George Klockson Memorial Tournament. Team prizes, raffles, lunch and more;register by May 26 (team of two, $140). Play begins at 8 a.m.
Saturday, June 2: 100-Year Reception at the Michael Solomon Pavilion. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, guest speakers, historical memorabilia, and a silent auction. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited; tickets available at $35.00 per person. Ticket buyers receive one 9-hole greens fee voucher for the 2018 season and a commemorative gift.
For more information or tickets, contact the Community Pro Shop at 937-293-2341 or visit communitygc100.org. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Community Golf Club renovation project, which is raising funds for on-course improvements such as bunker and tee box renovations.
Community Golf Club is located at 2917 Berkley St., Kettering.