En-Joie Golfing

Ron and Vicki Sullivan

Quail Creek is a wonderful retirement community located in a historic desert river valley with lots of activities to participate in both on and off the property. One of its largest on-site attractions is golf.

Designed by Ken Kavanaugh, the championship Quail Creek course is enjoyed by golfing enthusiasts year round.

Also nestled in the heart of another river valley and under the design of another great golf architect, En-joie Golf Course opened in 1927 in Endicott, New York.

The course was originally financed by a businessman who loved the game of golf and couldn’t see any reason that his employees shouldn’t love it as well – except for the fact that they didn’t have any time to play. The problem was resolved by building an affordable community golf course for them to enjoy.

To lower costs, golf balls were manufactured by the business owner and used on the En-Joie fairways. Fairways were very flat with no roughs so that golf balls could not be lost. The cost of a round in 1927 was $.25, a golf ball another $.25 and a golf bag $.75; all very affordable.

As it was in the 1920s, so it is today. Joie de vivre! Enjoy golfing!