The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on June 21, 1957 · Page 2
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THE FACTS Bragoaport and Brasorla County, Friday, June 81,1987 Riverside Country Club»Newest Attraction On Qulf Coast BRAZOHIA COVKTY'i new Bltmlde Ceuit Iry Ch* will <»iluit an 1 11-hoU golf e«urt« thai I« *xp«ei*d la dnw lh» finer «• bfllh prottiflonili and wMkt'nd pltr*n. EM* hole Will b« a rugjed int and ill iheta will hit* la ft* straight. Th« picture en lk« 1*11 itiewi Qeorfi Dtliklll, head al the Cotutt uei'Mi CommlliM, looking OT*T on* el th* RCC wal«r hol«, which ihould b*iem* • htidieh* far club mambari. Th* middle enai* ihawt R*r Ho1mb*rf looMnf arar ta m* ol ih* grin lh*l will b* plinlad on lha Rirtrild* filrwiri. Th* pletut* an in* rlgh t hu Drliklll (tiling In « f*w pttetl** that* down th* t>** llMd Klvnild* fairway*. Th It phot* shows whit m«l e< th* Hlr«ild* b elf layout will look Ilk*. -•• ? ZOSPOKT. Voice of on Indutriai tmpirt-tnuot'aCturtr SPORTS 18-Hole Golf Course, Tennis And Swlmmln g Featured.... Rains Slow Up Club Construction ONE Ot' THE MAIN ailractioni ol the Riv eriid* Country club will b* th.ir two-ilory tlubhoun. This clubhouci will b* lh> centtr of actlritU* and will b* located near th* jr.ll ihop, iwimming pool and ttnnii courli. Golf holea nine and 10 will finish up right n-sr th> clubhouse also. The above picture ihjwi th* foundation of this outstanding Riverside feature. Work on this is going on full speed right now and should be nearly i-nished by late summer. Riverside RIVERSIDE COUNTRY CLUB SCORE CARD Front Side—No. 1 . No. 2 No. 3 No. 4 ... No. i . _No. 6 . No. 7 Par 5 500 Yurdi 365 Yardt Pat 4 Par 4 401 Yardl 202 Yardi Par 3 Par 4 397 Yardi 516 Yardi Par S 211 Yardi 111.-- Score Par 1 No. 8 354 Yardl Par 4 No. t _, 353 Yardl Par 4 Out _ 3344 Yards 38 Par Back Side- No. 10 - 169 Yardi Par 3 No. 11 _ 421 Yards Par 4 No. 12 ._ . ... 560 Yardi Par S No. 13 . „ 171 Yaidf Par 3 4 J- 1 Card By BILL McMUBRAY Fact« Sports Editor «i Progress is defined by Webster as "growth or development," which is an appropriate description of the Golden Gulf Coa't of Texas. However, progress to a handful of Brazqria County citizens is carving a spacious private resort out of 226 acres of wooded land between Lake Jackson and Brazoria. This, in time, will bo- come the Riverside Country Club. iu The development is one of the latest and largest signs of the approach of .Brazcsport to a maturity status. For the length of nearly two decades that Dow has brought expansion • and booming growth to the area, some of these same builders have been hard- pressed in their civic-public efforts to keep this growth from outstripping decent standards of sarv facilities. While the growth will con- For a city, these are recognized as signs of maturity. pool committee. And for the Riverside Country Club these signs will come in a luxurious outdoor nlay- [round, that is destined to oe- come a showpiace of the ,;.vat Southwest. Essentially three things — space, hard work and money— are needed to develop and build today's modern country clubs; anci Riverside can apparently boast nil three. Space appears to be no problem as the entire 226 acres are away from any ;o\vn, located between Lake Jackson and Brazoria. Their location is within itselt a thing of natural beauty. /**. *„> Photos By Don Wi/son * * * A person c:~n look in any direction on the riuu grounds and see stately looking oaks, will only play arond 63 to 65 dripping with Spanish moss, for members. However, the! This mixed with the Brazoria tees will be moved back for Lake and the Brazos River will tournaments, which should and go to make up one of the most could be held at Riverside with' picturesque settings a country in the next year, club could have. The course will play 30-38— The charter n,embers of IUv- 72 with four pal- three's and have shouldered many four par five's over the 18-hole the swimming 25 to 100 yards In some cases. Well-trapped greens will be .membership Is over th« 300 ,.., ., iitruction committee, on vnose shoulders rest one of the most important parts of the new club, are headed by George Driskill, Ray Holmberg, Frank Wilson, John Hue- be!, John Suggs, Stan Rush and Rider Wiseman. The Brazoria Lake runs almost directly through the 18- hole Riverside golf course while the Brazos River touches the back side of the links. This water, along with the tree laden fairways will tend to make Riverside a challenge to any type of golfer. j Ralph Plummer, one of the I nation's better known golf | course architects, rates the Riv- jorside layout as one of the best jne has ever built and puts it | in front ot the Houston Coun- Itry Club. j Ho also compares the course as even better in some respects j than the new Jimmy Dcmaret- j Jackie Burke Champions Golf j Course, which is flO'ng up in Houston. The Riverside layout can play !.s much PS 6BCHI years but] Two bridges will be built to speed golfers on their way from one side to another. Numbers six and 17 greens are spotted on the high banks of the Brazos River, while tees number seven and 18 are also on the high banks of the Brazos. In years to come, this 226 acre layout is due to attract some of the nation's better professionals and prospects are bright that a top tournament will be held on course. par a special feature of the club mark but is expected to expand as deep traps on all sides, with Jin years to come. However, this ;ome as far as 25 yards out charter group of members are in front or the greens, will be striving to bring the area, coun- built later. • . ty and Gulf Coast one of the Year round work will be car- best Country Clubs that can be ded on to keep the Riverside | folmd j_ ^ greens in top condition. A special grass is being planted on the greens, with still another type being on the fairways. An area is being built for hitting practice shots while a fine practice putting green will be located near the first tee. For The Birds NEW YORK — OH — Two yellow flags at the end of runway nine at LaGuardU Airport warn "Keep Clear" to pianos and other marauders. Pheasant eggs hatching is the present, the Riverside reason. of the work problems them- layout. The rest are fours. selves, and are doinu a remark- All fairways will be from mands for roads drainage, and ''»« regular workers in the de- be closely other facilities will U' as great' vclopmcnt of the club. tree* that lin. No. 14 398 Yards Par 4 No. li __ __ 401 Yards Par 4 No. It _ 411 Yardi Par 4 No. 17 508 Yardi Par 5 No. IB ._ 403 Yards Par 4 In _ . 3440 Yardi 36 Par Total _ f.7B4 Yardl 35__36 _72 Par tlnue to move forward the de- ' :M « loo in their off hours aid-.50 to 100 yarcs wide, and will "---•-• • • • • •-- -!—<•- knitted with the ne each side, Greens as ever but Brazosport is still: Already behind schedule s <>v- will be large but none will be witnessing a new era. . cral months because of recent fat. Many of the members of this ram5 . Hlvwsiile members seem ' [hree holes, two, six and now population are changing ;"<",er,Time,| to have the club •eight.,have two separate tees (h7 ( :na^n° ^"'iruiey l£W?.U£ lal ° PenmS "'I "X^r..,. 10 ng tee %Xit£ti£S?iZ ! "^ a' n m!nr'uXr^Ks J ffl 'a " STf"*"»£ £ to stav ""i'"^-" •"<- '"-, for itself on the subject of man-'distance of a hole without any The result of this chanse is ey ljt?ing " m>eclt! ' 1 i" 1 ™ in :rouble, to as much as 75 yards, that th«e peop^ » ™ dl -- r " ">"<"'> All Fairway, a, Rwers.de taking the attitude thai they will use their work here as a stepping stone for an eventful job in a better place to live, now look forward in making Brazospoi-t that place. ua/;--"-:- r 4 j cf-'-i -iO,x_:;?v- VflflZO$ He's the only COUNTRY CLUB fj«?2pR!fl COUNTY club. have been cut out and moit of A spectacular IB-hole golf the greens have been built. course will be tne fcatuie at. However, several long days of traction of the new Bra/nria work are still In store before County playground but goltlthe first rounds of golf can b« will not be the only item of' interest. : Several thousand dollar* have A twu-storv cli>bhni;-;e v.ill l..',been spent on drainage and the center of operations for all I Plummer, Riverside members j activities, and this clubhouse ; and workmen at the club do • will be equipped to handle ;nol think that any type of hard iinrj-.f ciowds for special funo'rains or floods will hurt the jtionj. links. ! The clubhouse will also have Recent floods did not damage I a Te"n-Hoom, In whicii a soda any part of the course, as the ! fountain will he highlighted.'-work and money spent on the ;The regular functions of a !drainage proved successful. [Country flub — such a; Sat-! Several of th« golf fairways urday night dances and other will touch water while four 'events — will be held at Hiv- 'holes — two, nine, 13 and 18, er»uie. 'cross directly over the Brazoria i Plenty of parking ipace can Lake, which is a carry of from j be had around the clubhouse, ; jwith a good road leading off. the main highway to the club. | Located right next to the! main building will be an Olym- j pic sue swiinpvri" nuo'. ;i' I the kindles, o special little pool has b<|en erected. Plenty of j j tables-will be set up around j I the popl for members that want i and take in »ome of j the Gulf Coast sun. j From a quick dip in the pool, j a person could play a couple of sets of tennis without .any | trouble, as the courts are close I at hand. ^ \ Two ttnnis courts an; being j built and they should nave k'ts! of play the year around a-, several members or Riverside are stern tennis tans. Dr. James A. Stewart of Lake Jackson is the, Riverside president, while Ted Walker ierves a» vice president. Jack Waltrip is th* treasurer and Sybil Bed- jingfieid the freaeUry. 1 Paul Sheliy, Clives Evans land George McGe >ney head the ciubhouso coiamittci whii« J. T. Hill and Clyde BOJI* work with the tennis courts. Bob King aud Elait Newcorn are whodoean'iuse WAUTAK Lake Jackson ... PAT-ON-THE-BACK CORNER After trying elsewhere with thr<e motels, two of whloh he built himself, AS. A. Parker believes he ha* found the site he has been looking for. 80 thi» week he Is opening his modoriv 24-imit tourist motel .in Highway 388 In Olute. This vneture, called the Parker Motel, Is the result at four years of watching the are* grow and develop, then six month* of reildenca m Brazosport. Two of his previous motel sites ware In Brownsville, and one In Corpui Chrlstl. The Parker Motel Just about haa everything. To begin with, Uu> construction of the unit* are of brlok, with ce<iar paneling, and each unit la cooled with » one-ton unit. All floors ra» carpeted, and then ti a, console television Mt in each unit. And as a general service, the motel Is equipped with » fwimmlng pool, and coffee U served each morning through room teivlce. M. A. Pinto u co-owner of the motel, and liii partner It hl» fattier, K. M. Parker. The younger Parker liven In an apartment built u part oT the motel with his wife. Marian, and nine-veur-old kon, David. In addition to the standard units, the motei mcludf* family and piu-ly if.uiiu,. Though open to the public now, the motel i> ihort acme of the 'itlite furniture and awimming pool patio furnishings b*o*ua* of delays in ihlpmenU. Serving tho World's Nicest People Lake Jackson STATE BANK Member F.D.I.C. 3% Paid on Savings Lake Jackson, Taxu

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