Pasture golf is a return to Scottish links style courses. Technique over technology, it makes golf both fun and affordable to play. Working Golf - Blue Collar Courses

Tired of super manicured courses, ridiculously priced greens fees, spendy clubs and fancy clothes? You'll love the back to basics play of pasture golf!

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Fossil, Oregon Mural of Kinzua Corporation ActivitiesOn Golf in a Company Town

Here are portraits of working stiff golfers and some blue collar industrial company courses, along with a few scenes of municipal golf courses from decades ago. Of course, Kinzua Hills Golf Course in Oregon (a PastureGolf.com feature course) is a prime example of how an old, company golf course that was constructed on the site of a log yard (including millpond) of the Kinzua Corporation, continues to enrich the lives of folks in the community today.

Industrial Company Golf Courses

Inland Steel Company Golf Course in Wheelwright, Kentucky - September 21, 1946. National Archives photo of employees putting on the green by Russell Lee. The course was open to all employees of Inland Steel Company, Wheelwright #1 & 2 Mines in Wheelwright, Floyd County, Kentucky. Creating Organization: Coal Mines Administration-Navy. (Source: Still Picture Branch, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD)

Harry Fain, coal loader for Inland Steel Company, putting on one of the greens of the Wheelwright, Kentucky company's golf course on September 21, 1946. Creating Organization: Coal Mines Administration-Navy. Photographer, Russell Lee (Source: Still Picture Branch, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD)

Some Municipal Golf Courses

Photograph of golfers on a Public Golf Course in New Orleans, Louisiana taken by John Messina in November 1972 for the Environmental Protection Agency. (Source: Still Pictures Branch, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD) We think this is the New Orleans City Park Golf Course famous for play amongst century old oaks.

Municipal Golf Course in Riverside Park, Jackson, Mississippi built on Sanitary Landfill. Photographers: Bill and Kathy Shrout. Photo taken in May 1972 for the Enivornmental Protection Agency. (Source: Still Pictures Branch, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD)

Links to Other Pasture Golf Features

WPA New Deal Golf CoursesPhoto Archive and Collection of Historical Photographs of Famous GolfersThat Elusive Ace: the Hole-in-One and who's been there, done thatAlan Shepard - A Golfer Out of this WorldCleeks and Clubs

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