Last year, the Harrisburg, Pa., property used a tainted batch of fertilizer that contained an herbicide that kills weeds and tall grasses. The property closed to resod three greens and slit-seed the other 15, and reopened on March 11.
The former Blue Ridge Country Club in Palmerton, Pa., reinvented itself under new ownership last year as a public golf course, but originally opened in 1915 as a nine-hole golf course. The centennial celebration will include a three-person scramble, live music, prizes and fireworks over the 4th of July weekend.
The member-owned, Palmerton, Pa., club’s final day of business was November 27. The club, which opened in 1915 with a nine-hole golf course, is the latest in a string of Lehigh Valley golf courses, including the Indian Creek Golf Club in Emmaus, Pa., and the Center Valley Club in Upper Saucon Valley, Pa., to go under in recent years.
By Brandi Shaffer, Associate Editor Blue Ridge Country Club’s announcement in April of this year that it had hired a new head golf pro wasn’t all that headline-worthy—until you took a closer look at the context. The Palmerton, Pa. property, which has had nine holes of golf since the club opened in 1915, and expanded…