Claremore Country Club Road

Wednesday, March 26th 2008, 10:34 am
By: News On 6

Country Club Road in Claremore is now a busy place, and a new development promises to revitalize the abandoned fields which were once were the old Claremore Country Club.

"It's been grown up in trees for many, many years, and I understand from folks I've talked to who have lived around here longer than myself, that the country club closed sometime in the late fifty's or sixty's. The company that is developing it has come in and cleared the trees of this piece of property and several days ago revealed the old club house," said Larry Green.

Larry Green works next to the development and like many people never knew the clubhouse was even there. He ran out and shot these pictures.

"It was made out of native rock, and you could see it from where we are standing although it was on the top of the hill behind us," Green said.

The clubhouse was beyond saving and was bulldozed this week, only the pillars and the stone were saved to be incorporated into the new development.

One past owner of the property furnished us with these few photos of the land and the abandoned clubhouse taken years ago. Larry has spoken with old timers who remembered it.

"There was a golf course and the putting greens were made out of sand instead of grass and the reason for that, I'm assuming is that we didn't have the technology to grow grass in our climate without irrigation and chemicals and that sort of thing," said Larry Green.

And though Larry is welcoming the new development and all that it will bring to Claremore, he still thinks about times gone by.

"I've always wondered about what it looked like and what kind of social events were held here back in the day," Larry Green said.

By Chris Howell, Video Journalist. Find more of his stories in our Web Exclusives section.