The first course west of the Mississippi opened in Normandy as a club for affluent St. Louis citizens to escape the pressures of city living. The private club was founded by two prominent residents, George McGrew and Albert Bond Lambert. 

At one point in its history, Glen Echo even had its own train stop so members could easily get there. 

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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