Dates: 1914-1922

Collection Number: MS 85

Physical Location: Archive Room File Cabinet

Extent: 1 item.

Creators/Collectors: Albemarle Golf and Tennis Club

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to research.

User Restrictions: Photocopies not allowed.

Preferred Citation: Records of the Albemarle Golf and Tennis Club, MS 85, Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, Va.

Acquisition Information: Gift, Edwin L. Turner, 13 July 1983.

Biographical/Historical Information: The Albemarle Golf and Tennis Club was organized on 1 May 1914 for the promotion of outdoor sports and games. Forty-eight men comprised the first members. The club's membership fee was $5.00 with a monthly subscription of $1.00. Women were eligible for membership upon payment of half of the monthly dues, but they were not allowed to vote in club matters. The club leased the land for the golf course from the Marchant family and purchased the land from the Marchant heirs in 1918. The golf course was located at the east end of Charlottesville, Virginia, along the Rivanna River near current day Meade Park. No trace of the golf course remains today except in the street names “Fairway Avenue” and “Short 18th Street.”

Scope and Content:

This is the record Book of the Albemarle Golf and Tennis Club, 1914-1922. It includes minutes from the preliminary meeting on 1 May 1914, a list of charter members, and the constitution and by-laws of the club. 1 bound volume.


Corporate Names: Albemarle Golf and Tennis Club.


  • Charlottesville, Virginia - Social Life and Customs
  • Outdoor Life

Record Types: Minutes (records).


Photo: Members of the Albemarle Golf Club, 1921. In the collection of the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society.