Odgen Golf and Country Club

HISTORY OF OGDEN

The Ute and Shoshone tribes that first inherited this bountiful area cherished it for its plentiful wild game in the mountains and fresh fish in the numerous rivers and streams.

In the 1820s, white trappers discovered an abundance of beaver and set up residence alongside the native tribes. The Ogden area was soon home to a number of colorful historic figures like Jim Bridger, Kit Carson and Jedediah Smith. The area was named after the Canadian-born mountain man Peter Ogden, a legendary character who freely shared information and directions with pioneers and settlers.

Peter Skene Ogden was a fur trader and a Canadian explorer of what is now British Columbia and the American West. During his many expeditions he explored parts of Oregon, Washington, Nevada, California, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.  Despite early confrontations with the Hudson Bay Company during his time with the North West Company, he later became a senior official in the operations of the HBC's Columbia Department, serving as first Chief Trader of Fort Simpson and similar posts.

Walking the grounds Ogden Golf and Country Club one might reflect on the changes and growth of the last one hundred years. With its large trees and brilliantly manicured fairways and greens, the setting is gorgeous. If only the trees could talk.

 

Nestling a golf course beneath the foothills of Mt. Ogden and stately Ben Lomond, our charter members chose a location that in unmatched in beauty. In the early years, much of the grounds were covered in sage brush and the ground was clay.

 

With only one other course in Utah, businessmen in the Ogden area, chose to build their own Country Club along Burch Creek. This was during the years of 1914-1915.

 

Fueled by the transcontinental railway and the ingenuity of the time, Ogden, become a Junction City in the West. The growth and progress of the city was paralleled with the growth and progress of the Ogden Golf and Country Club

and today, the golf course remains a steadfast venue for its members and an ideal host for many community events.

 

Thousands have enjoyed playing golf and tennis, relaxing and playing at the pool, and relishing meals throughout the Ogden Golf and Country Club’s one hundred year history.

 

Even with its many amenities, special events, and great food the golf course itself remains the highlight.  As the Ogden Golf and Country Club celebrates its Centennial and looks back over the years, the members cannot help but appreciate its history. What has remained constant from 1914 to the present is the soul and tradition of the Ogden Golf and Country Club.