William Land Golf Course celebrates its 90th anniversary this summer and will host some fun unique events later this fall with home club events and golf course specials. Sacramento’s oldest public golf course opened in 1924 and was named in honor of the man whose legacy is marked with a treasured park bearing his name.
Over the years, Sacramento’s cradle of golf has hosted the area’s golfing elite including Al “Mr. 59” Geiberger, Bob Lunn, Dick Lotz, Barbara Romack, Kevin Sutherland, and more. The nine-hole course located in the middle of Sacramento’s famed William Land Park is a welcoming environment for players of all abilities, including families as well.
To say that William Land Park’s 160 acres enjoys a rich history is an understatement. John Sutter wanted to ensure a city that would be above a consistently challenging flood plain. He located Sutterville at the southwest corner of what is now known as William Land Park. Spreading out from this establishment of a ships carpenter, doctor, brewery owner and brick layer the citizens made their homes. William Land made his fortune primarily as a hotelier, establishing the Western Hotel on 2nd and K and then erecting the Land Hotel in downtown Sacramento. He died in 1911, leaving a legacy of $250,000 to “to purchase a public park within a suitable distance of Sacramento to be used as a recreation spot for the children and a pleasure ground for the poor.” William Land Park was established on its present site in the 1920’s and the golf course was built shortly thereafter.
William Land was a gentleman ahead of his time and his legacy has become a rich environment for all to enjoy. The Land Park Golf Course is the earliest still-standing course in Sacramento.
William Land Golf Course is home to The First Tee of Greater Sacramento, a youth development agency that reaches 17,000 children a year. The program teaches life-enhancing lessons and core values through the game of golf.
Managed by Morton Golf, the William Land Golf Course is located at 1701 Sutterville Road, Sacramento. Call 916-277-1207 or visit www.williamlandgc.com for additional information on course offerings. PR or media requests should go to Ken Morton, Jr. at 916.808.0952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.