May 25, 1901

Glen Echo Country Club opens. The first golf course west of the Mississippi opened in Normandy, Missouri, as a club for affluent St. Louisiana to escape the pressures of city living. The course was the site of the 1904 Olympic Golf Tournament and also hosted several LPGA Tour events.

Based upon content from the book Missouri 365: This Day in Missouri History by John W. Brown, broadcaster and Missouri historian. Get your copy at Reedy Press.

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