Palmetto Golf Club – Aiken, South Carolina
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This town clock is located at the renowned Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken. The club was founded in 1892 by Thomas Hitchcock, of the famous Hitchcock Woods park, located in downtown Aiken. There were only four holes at the club in the beginning, but now it is a par 71 course with eighteen holes.
It is believed that the Palmetto Golf Club is the oldest, continually operating eighteen hole golf course in the Southeast that is still in its original location. Palmetto Golf Club could also be the second oldest golf club in the United States as well.
Many professional golfers and famous people have played at the Palmetto Gold Club over the years, such as Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson, Ben Crenshaw, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, and Presidents Eisenhower and Taft to just name a few!
SCIWAY thanks Larry Gleason of Aiken for submitting this picture in April 2011.
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