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Chronology

DateEvent
January 01, 1908The first 9 hole golf course is opened. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1908.]
April 27, 1930M.S. Hershey organizes the Hershey Country Club and offers High Point mansion as the Club House.  A golf course designed by noted golf course architect Maurice McCarthy is built surrounding the clubhouse.  Mr. Hershey maintains a two-room apartment on the second floor.
July 15, 1930Hershey Park Golf Course and Clubhouse, an 18 hole public golf course, opens.  The course is designed by Maurice McCarthy, a well-known golf course architect.
January 01, 1932The Juvenile Golf Course (later Spring Creek) opens in the spring of 1932.  The nine hole course is approximately 2,500 yards long.  The course is designed by Maurice McCarthy, a well-known golf course architect. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1932.]
September 01, 1933First invitational Golf Tournament in Hershey (Hershey Open), with a $1500 purse. (Held September 1-2, 1933).
May 05, 1934Hotel Hershey Golf Course opens.
August 31, 1934Second invitational Golf Tournament in Hershey (Hershey Open), with a $2500 purse. (Held August 31st - September 1st).
November 01, 1934Henry Picard is hired as the Golf Pro for the Hershey Country Club. (Serves until March 14, 1941)
August 22, 1935Third invitational Golf Tournament in Hershey (Hershey Open), with a $4000 purse. (Held August 22nd -24th).
September 03, 1936Fourth invitational Golf Tournament in Hershey (Hershey Open), with a $5000 purse. (Held September 3rd - 6th).
August 26, 1940Hershey Country Club hosts the Professional Golfers Association 23rd Championship (U.S.Open). (Held August 28-31, 1941).
April 27, 1941Ben Hogan is hired as the Golf Pro for the Hershey Country Club. (Serves until 6/15/1951)
August 28, 1941Ninth and last invitational Golf Tournament in Hershey (Hershey Open), with a $5,000 purse. (Held August 28-31, 1941).
March 01, 1942Original High Point rose garden is moved to the Rose Garden as a memorial. It was moved by Harry Erdman to protect the roses from golfers trying to get on the Country Club golf course. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in Spring 1942.]
September 01, 1950A miniature golf course is added to the Hershey Park. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in September 1950.]
January 01, 1952Johnny Weitzel is hired as the Golf Pro for the Hershey Country Club. (Serves until 1955) [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1952.]
January 01, 1956Jay Weitzel is hired as the Golf Pro for the Hershey Country Club. (Serves until 1993) [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1956.]
January 01, 1961A new 18-hole miniature golf course is opened. It is a portable model and is placed on the Hershey Sports Arena's outdoor skating rink during the summer season. [Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in 1961.]
December 05, 1964Park Golf Club House opens a cocktail lounge.
January 01, 1967Construction begins on the Country Club's new 18 hole championship East Golf Course designed by George Fazio.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1967.]
March 01, 1969Juvenile Golf Course is renamed Spring Creek Golf Course.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in March 1969.]
April 01, 1969Hershey Country Club publishes the first issue of Tee Off, a new newsletter for members.  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in April 1969.]
June 07, 1969The East Golf Course of Hershey Country Club is played for the first time by Governor Shafer.
February 20, 1970Park Golf Course is renamed Hershey Parkview Manor and Hershey Parkview Golf Course.
June 22, 1972Hurricane Agnes floods much of Hershey including Milton Hershey School land, student homes, and dairies; Hersheypark, Hershey Estates golf courses and Hershey Chocolate Factory. Water is supplied to the School and Community from well at Founders Hall.
September 15, 1978Hershey Foods Corporation announces its intention to be the major supporter of the Lady Keystone Open, and LPGA golf tournament.
January 01, 1980HERCO moves its corporate headquarters from downtown Hershey to the clubhouse of Hershey Parkview Golf Club. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1980.]
January 01, 1980HERCO Inc. moves into its new headquarters in the former Parkview Golf Clubhouse (300 Park Boulevard). (Specific date is unknown. Event occurred in January.)
April 01, 1980Hershey Parkview Golf Course opens new clubhouse and pro shop.
September 01, 1990Hershey Country Club begins first phase of 3-year renovation of West Course. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in September 1990.]
January 01, 1993Jimmy Reed is hired as the Golf Pro for the Hershey Country Club. (Serves until 1997). [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1993.]
April 29, 1994HERCO sells Hershey Country Club and Parkview Golf to National Golf Operating Partners, L.P.. They will be managed by American Golf Corporation. In addition, American Golf Corporation will also manage Spring Creek Golf Course and the Hotel Hershey golf course.
May 16, 1994The 20th and final Lady Keystone Open golf tournament is held at the Hershey Country Club.
January 01, 1997Eric Dietz is hired as the Golf Pro for the Country Club of Hershey. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 1997.]
January 01, 2002Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company buys back the Parkview (South) and Country Club golf courses (East, West).  [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in 2002.]
November 01, 2005Hotel Hershey Golf Course closes to the public. [Specific date is unknown.  Event occurred in November 2005.]
November 01, 2007Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company officially assumes management of Wren Dale Golf Club for the Hershey Trust Company.  Effective November 14, 2007, Wren Dale was named Hershey Links and is now part of the Hershey Golf Collection.
June 15, 2009Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company opens a new restaurant, Highlands Grill, at the Hershey Links golf course.
October 08, 2015Hershey Country Club is awarded the Distinguished Emerald Club of the World award as determined by the annual Distinguished Clubs of the World award program conducted by BoardRoom magazine.
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