Fremont Golf Club
From Fremont Golf Club’s website:
The Fremont Golf Club can trace its roots back to the first decade of the 1900’s. The Club commissioned noted architect, Tom Bendelow, to build the original 9 holes, which was completed in 1930. The Scottish born Bendelow was one of the more prolific architects in the first third of the twentieth century. Heis best known for his design of Medinah CC no. 2, which he built in 1926. This course has been the site of U.S. Opens as well as PGA Championships. In 1930, the clubhouse was located to the south on 23rd street or U.S. Highway 30. It was in a location approximately 500 or 600 yards to the south of the present 5th tee box.
In 1960 or 1961, the original clubhouse burned. The Club used that fireas an impetus to move the clubhouse and expand the course from 9 holes to 18 holes. The Clubhouse was relocated to Somers Street. Illinois golf architect, David Gill, was hired to expand the course. In fact, Mr. Gill added 11 holes. Seven of the original Bendelow holes remain. The original Bendelow holes are 3,4,5,7,9,15 and 16.
In 1981 the clubhouse was again gutted by fire. The original architect, Gordon Jenkins, of Fremont, designed and supervised the reconstruction of the existing clubhouse.
Over the years, there have been many improvements made to the golf course and clubhouse by Club members. Length has been added, bunker and pond constructed, and new and improved irrigation systems have been added. The course has matured, as has the magnificent collection of trees framing the holes. The Club maintains top-flight course grooming equipment. In 1987, Club leadership worked with noted golf course contractor, Bill Kubly of Landscapes Unlimited in Lincoln, to move the infamous upside down and backwards 12th green, designing a new split-level green located 50 yards behind the original green. Recently the Club has purchased 100 acres north of the existing course. The ownership of this land gives the Club many options for the future. Today, one will find a beautiful, traditional, parkland style golf course. It is known for its narrow, tree-lined fairways and sloping slick greens. The course is challenging for the better player and, at the same time, playable and enjoyable for the average player. The members never tire of playing this beautiful and challenging golf course. Just ask one.