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William Watson Courses

Belvedere Golf Club Course Architect and Courses

Architect William Watson worked on such famous layouts as Olympic Club, site of five US Open’s including 2012, Olympia Fields (2003 US Open), Interlachen, where Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam, and Harding Park, site of the 2009 Presidents Cup. Other top courses

Watson designed include:

  • Hexham Golf Club – Hexham, Northumberland, England 1892
  • The Minikahda Club – Minneapolis, MN 1899 (w/Foulis)
  • Casa Loma Hotel – Redlands, CA 1899 (r)
  • Ferndale Links – Ferndale, MN 1899 (6 hole course)
  • Hotel Green – Pasadena, CA 1899 (r)
  • Bryn Mawr Golf Club – Minneapolis, MN 1899 (r) & 1901 (r)
  • Ribidous Golf Club – Riverside, CA 1900
  • Town & Country Club – Minneapolis, MN 1900 (r)
  • Hotel Raymond – Pasadena, CA 1900 & 1901 (r)
  • Pasadena Golf Club – Pasadena, CA 1900 (r) & 1920 (r)
  • Seattle Golf Club – Laurelhurst, WA 1901
  • Fargo Golf Links – Fargo, ND – 1901 (r)
  • L.A. & Pasadena Golf Links – Pasadena, CA 1902
  • Tacoma Golf Club – Tacoma, WA 1902 (r)
  • Alexandria Golf Club – Alexandria, VA 1903 (r)
  • Hotel Frontenac Golf Club – Round Island, NY 1904 (r & ex)
  • Presido – San Francisco, CA 1905
  • Shawnee Country Club – Lima, OH 1905 (r)
  • Annandale Golf Club – Pasadena, CA 1906 (w/ Billy Bell), 1909 (r), 1919 (r)
  • Denver Country Club – Denver, CO 1907 (r)
  • La Cumbre Golf Club – Santa Barbara, CA 1908
  • Toledo Country Club – Toledo, OH 1909 (r & ex)
  • Interlachen Country Club – Edina, MN 1910
  • Ravisloe Country Club – Homewood, IL 1910 (r), 1913 (r)
  • Homewood Country Club – Homewood, IL 1910 (r) (now Flossmoor)
  • Altadena Golf Club –Altadena, CA 1911
  • White Bear Yacht Club – White Bear Lake, MN 1911
  • Westmoreland Country Club – Wilmette, IL 1912
  • The La Crosse Club – La Crosse, WI 1912
  • Sheboygan Country Club – Sheboygan, WI 1912 (r)
  • The Albuquerque Commercial Club Golf Links – Albuquerque, NM 1912
  • Thousand Islands CC - Alexandria Bay, NY 1913 (r)
  • Midwick Golf Club - Los Angeles, CA 1913
  • Moorland Golf & Country Club – Homewood, IL 1913  (w/Bendelow)
  • The Golf Links – Wellesley Island, NY 1913
  • The Huntington – Pasadena, CA 1914
  • Lincoln Park – San Francisco, CA 1914 & 1922 (r & ex)
  • Evanston Golf Club – Evanston, IL 1914 (r & ex)
  • Fargo Country Club - Fargo, ND 1914
  • Orange County Country Club – Newport Beach, CA 1914 (r & ex) Formerly Santiago Country Club
  • Menlo Golf Club – Redwood City, CA 1914 (r & ex)
  • Tucson Country Club – Tucson AZ 1914
  • Onwentsia Club – Lake Forest, IL 1914 (r)
  • Kalamazoo Country Club – Kalamazoo, MI 1915 (r & ex)
  • Northwood Country Club Links - North St. Paul, MN 1915
  • Brentwood Country Club – Brentwood, CA 1916, 1920 (r)
  • Olympia Fields Country Club #1 – Olympia Fields, IL 1916   (r & ex) (w/Bendelow)
  • Minneapolis Golf Club – Golden Valley, MN 1916 & 1920 (r& ex) (wBendelow) – now Golden Valley Golf & Country Club
  • Winona Country Club – Winona, MN 1917
  • Olympia Fields Country Club #2 – Olympia Fields, IL 1918
  • Hollywood Country Club – Hollywood, CA 1919
  • Inglewood Country Club – Inglewood, CA 1919
  • Ingleside Country Club – Phoenix, AZ 1919
  • San Diego Golf & Country Club – Chula Vista, CA 1920
  • Flintridge Country Club – Pasadena, CA 1920
  • Claremont Country Club – Claremont, CA 1920 (r & ex)
  • Berkeley Golf and Country Club – El Cerrito, CA 1920  (w/R. Hunter - now Mira Vista Golf & Country Club
  • San Gabriel Country Club – San Gabriel, CA 1920 (r)
  • Diablo Country Club – Diablo, CA 1920 (W/Neville), 1922 (r), 1923 (r)
  • The Country Club – Salt Lake City, UT 1920
  • Hacienda Golf Club – La Habra Heights, CA 1920 (w/Charles Mayo)
  • Hillcrest Country Club – Los Angeles, CA 1920
  • Griffith Park (Wilson Course) – Los Angeles, CA 1921 (r)
  • La Jolla Country Club – La Jolla, CA 1921 (r & ex) (w/B. Bell)
  • Colorado Springs CC – Colorado Springs, CO 1921
  • Ridgeview Country Club – Duluth, MN 1921
  • Beverly Terrace Golf Club – Oakland, CA 1921
  • Rio Rosarita Golf & Field Club –Rancho Rosarita, Mexico 1921
  • Roaring River Golf Club – Roaring River, MO 1921
  • Virginia Country Club – Long Beach, CA 1921 (r)
  • Oakland Links at Lake Chabot – Oakland, CA 1921
  • Tulare Country Golf & Country Club – Strathmore, CA 1921
  • Sunset Canyon Country Club – Burbank, CA 1922
  • Burlingame Country Club- Burlingame, CA 1922 (r & ex)
  • Encinal Golf & Country Club – Alameda, CA 1922
  • Stoughton Country Club – Stoughton, WI 1922
  • Coronado Golf Club – Coronado, CA 1922
  • Rocky Mountain Country Club – Denver, CO 1922 (27 Holes)
  • Las Turas Golf & Lake Club - Oxnard, CA 1923
  • Lake Arrowhead CC – Lake Arrowhead, CA 1923
  • Oakland Links at Lake Chabot – Oakland, CA 1923 (w/W. Lock)
  • East Bay Country Club – Oakland, CA 1923
  • Orange County Country Club – Santa Ana, CA 1923 (now Santa Ana Country Club)
  • Fort Washington Golf & Country Club – Fresno, CA 1923
  • El Caballero Country Club – Tarzana, CA 1924
  • Olympic Club (Lake Course) – San Francisco, CA 1924
  • Olympic Club (Ocean Course) – San Francisco, CA 1924 (w/Whiting)
  • Clear Lake Highlands – Clear Lake, CA 1924
  • Encino Country Club – Encino, CA1 1924
  • Escondido Country Club - Escondido, CA 1924
  • Orinda Country Club – Orinda, CA 1924
  • Westward Ho Golf Club – Sawtelle, CA 1924
  • Lake Elsinore Golf Club – Lake Elsinore, CA 1924
  • Lake Side Golf Club – Toluca Lake, CA 1924 (r)
  • Long Beach Country Club - Long Beach, CA 1924
  • San Jose Country Club - San Jose, CA 1925 (r)
  • Wanakah Country Club – Hamburg, NY 1925 (r)
  • Belvedere Golf Club – Charlevoix, MI 1925
  • Minni-Monesse Golf Club – Momence, IL 1925
  • Multnomah Golf Club – Portland, OR 1925 (r)
  • Potrero Country Club - Inglewood, CA 1925
  • Harding Park – San Francisco, CA 1925 (w/Whiting)
  • Belmont Country Club – Los Angeles, CA 1926
  • San Gorgonio Country Club – Beaumont, CA 1926
  • South Shore Golf Club – Momence, IL 1927
  • Women’s Golf & Country Club – Van Nuys, CA 1927
  • Hotel Del Mar Golf Club – Del Mar, CA 1928
  • Momence Links – Momence, IL 1928
  • Oak Knoll Golf Links – Oakland, CA 1928 (r)
  • Sonoma Golf Club – Sonoma, CA 1928 (w/ Whiting)
  • The New San Marcos Hotel Golf Club – San Pablo, CA 1929 (w/ H. Collis)
  • El Sobrante Golf Club – San Pablo, CA 1929
  • Charlevoix Golf Club – Charlevoix, MI 1930 (r), 1931 (r & ex)

Other Clubs: Unknown dates but all prior to 1920:

  • Eau Claire Golf & Country Club - Altoona, WI (r)
  • Paso Robles Country Club – Paso Robles, CA

Other Clubs: Unknown dates but all prior to 1924:

  • Clearlake Golf Club – North San Francisco, CA
  • Pleasanton Country Club – San Jose, CA

(r) = Redesign    (ex) = Expansion

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