Located on a scenic hillside just outside the city limits of Decorah, IA, Silvercrest Golf & Country Club provides a spectacular view of the Decorah area. The course boasts nine holes of picturesque fairways and challenging greens, providing an enjoyable golf experience for all ages.
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May 14, 1936 ~ LOCAL MEN BUY SILVERCREST GOLF COURSE
80 Acres on Highway 52 Bought for $2,250 (Local Newspaper Article)
Decorah now has another golf club-the Silver Crest club, an organization of local young men who purchased the links a short distance northwest of the city in an exceptionally convenient location adjacent to Highway 52. The tract was originally developed as a golf course a few years ago by Bob Elderton, Independence golf professional, and is a very picturesque, sporty course. The 80 acres, part of the Ed Youmans farm, was sold by R.W. Kaster, receiver of the Winneshiek County State Bank, for $2,250.
Officers of the temporary organization of the new club are Odin Dahle president, Eric Jensen treasurer, and E.C. Dirks secretary. Other purchasers include Severt Twenge, Lester Lowery, Lloyd Heyer, Peter Dideriksen, Adolph Christensen, Earl Hines, Eugene Simenson, Elmer Wepler, Johnny Ellingson, Roy Clark, Peter Ellickson, B.K. Willoughby, Alden Bauder, Alvin Renaas, Archie Johnson, E.C. Dirks and W.P. Fischer.
Plan Improvements and Club House.
It is planned to maintain the course on a membership fee of $50, with annual dues of $10, and the plan is to limit the membership to sixty. The present prospective membership is about forty. The association will be incorporated, possibly on a cooperative basis. A first payment of $500 for the land was raised at the initial meeting of the association. As soon as it can be afforded, a club house will be built, and other improvements made.
The course being very convenient to Federal Highway 52 and the city, it is probable that considerable revenue can be had from visiting players.