Oak Ridge Golf Club – Sandwich – c. 1909

April 14, 2014

An old postcard showing the clubhouse of the Oak Ridge Golf Club which was located in Sandwich on the Yawkey and Freeman farm. The club moved shortly after this photo to what is today’s Mic Mac Park on Prince rd, before moving out to their present home, under their new name as the Essex Golf & Country Club. A brief history of the club can be found here.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!

7 Responses to Oak Ridge Golf Club – Sandwich – c. 1909

  1. Lanny on April 14, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Only one man? Was Oak Ridge that progressive at a time when women were still fighting for the vote? Wonder if the women were banned from the grill room like at Augusta today?Imagine playing golf dressed like that in the hot summer sun.

  2. Joe Longmoore on April 14, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    There’s an odd little cottagey house at Peter and Chappel that has always intrigued me. Could this be the same building? 395 Chappel

  3. John on April 14, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    Has anyone heard the local lore of mysterious “wildfires” having occurred at the Essex golf & country club way back around its founding era?

  4. Uzzy on April 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Joe, there are some similarities, but I don’t think it’s the same house. The spacing of the windows is all different. The Oak Ridge Club House is clearly narrower.

  5. BB on April 15, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Odd to see all the women at the club house, and obviously active players. Because when Essex was established on Matchette it is my understanding that no women were allowed to play the course..nor Jews or blacks.

  6. Joe Longmoore on April 15, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    I will investigate!!!!!!

  7. Brendan on April 18, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    My grandfather would tell me stories about he and his brother playing in the abandoned version of this very golf course behind their house on Wigle Ave. in the west end when they were kids. This would have been in the late 30s, early 40s.

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