Split Rock Country Club History

    Shortly after World War I, about 1920, local enthusiasts organized their first club and rented a pasture adjoining Ipswich's west side, south of Highway 12.  The first golf course was constructed as a nine hole course with sand greens.

    After many improvements to the golf course, the land in which the golf course lies was donated to the city by Mrs. John B Taylor.

    Interest in the course by about two dozen ardent golfers kept golf alive in Ipswich from the early days until 1968 when the club house was constructed.  This was possible through a $12,000 FMHA Loan.

    More improvements came in the early 1970's as a 10 stall cart shed was constructed, and another ten stall shed in 1981.  Men's and women's golf leagues were organized in the following years.

    In 2005 the members begin planning a major upgrade to a new course layout and grass greens.  After 2 long summers the grass green project, holding pond, and well came to fruition.  There was an amazing amount of time and money donated to make this project possible.  The newly designed Split Rock Country Club is a great asset to the community and the surrounding area.

Long and Straight (June 17 2007) Aberdeen American News Story