Our Sunday style golf bag is named for the city of Middlesboro, home to the oldest continuously played golf course in the US, the Country Club of Middlesboro.
The city of Middlesboro, Kentucky, was established in the late 1880s by Scottish born Canadian Alexander Alan Arthur and his British backers.
The exact year in which the golf course opened is not definite, but 1889 is the earliest year that golfing has been confirmed. That makes the course the oldest continuously played course in the United States and the second oldest course in the nation. The course has had several names over the years. The original name was Kentucky Golf Club, later Middlesboro Golf Club, and the current name of the Country Club of Middlesboro.
Middlesboro in Bell County (founded 1867, 112 in formation) is located 1 mile west of the Cumberland Gap and is the largest city in southeastern Kentucky. It is located entirely between Pine Mountain and the Cumberland Mountains in the Middlesboro Basin, an enormous meteorite crater (one of three known astroblemes in the state). The city claims to be the only one in the United States built entirely inside such a crater as well as the home of ragtime music and the oldest continuously-played golf course in the country.
Kentucky is one of the greatest places for golf you’ll ever find. Kentucky State Parks have 16 public golf courses and offer a variety of overnight packages and discount offers. There are twelve 18-hole courses and two 9-hole courses at Kentucky State Parks — all should be on your “must-play” list.
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