Calvert County Times April 20, 2017 - Page 12

12 Feature Story The Calvert County Times It’s Tee Time Thursday, April 20, 2017 Chesapeake Hills is Ready for You By Dave Spigler Feature Writer To the delight of many young and old, Chesapeake Hills Golf Club is ready for another great season of play. The fairways have been cut, the greens are looking good, the Pro Shop is well stocked, and the Grille Room prepared to provide an assortment of libations and treats. The spring fl owers are in bloom, the windows are washed and the entire complex is looking good. And there appears to be a great amount of enthu- siasm displayed by the course employ- ees and even the early morning golfers themselves. Chesapeake Hills is Calvert County’s only remaining regulation golf course today due to the closing of the Twin Shields Course in Owings in 2015. It is one of only a handful left here in South- ern Maryland, the other major courses being Breton Bay in Leonardtown, Wicomico Shores in Mechanicsville, Swan Point in Issue, Hawthorne Coun- try Club in La Plata and White Plains Golf Course. Active and retired military members can enjoy the course aboard the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River as well. The fate of Chesapeake Hills course has had an unpredictable roller coaster ride over the past three decades and almost came to an end at least twice during this time. Designed in 1968 by Jim Thompson, the course opened as a private club and included a beautiful banquet hall and a large outdoor swim- ming pool for the members use. At the time, Lusby was a small sleepy town with many summer homes and cottages surrounding this 6,545-yard-long facil- ity. Its members included many folks who came down from the major cities up north during the spring and summer and stayed in their second homes within the Chesapeake Ranch Club now known as Chesapeake Ranch Estates. There were a few “locals” who could afford the an- nual membership dues back then when golf was considered a rich man’s sport. Membership was a sign of one’s affl u- ence and the costs were beyond the aver- age citizen’s fi nancial ability. The older folks will tell you the golf club was the social center of the lower end of the county and it hosted many large weddings and dinners during the early days. A beautiful, private coun- try setting high on a hill with sweep- ing views of the fairways and trees, it was considered one of the showplaces of Calvert. Over time, life in rural Southern Maryland began to change and the golf club unfort չѕՙɕɽ)и5Ѽхѡ)ɽչ́ɽ٥ѡ)ѡѥ́ݕɔٕѕѡ)хѕѼչݸQ)Q́)ͽ ɥѥ) ٕЁݥѠMа5é չ䁽)܁ݥѠѡѥѡ)IєȼЁ݅䁙ɽѡѽѼд)ѽѡչ䁄܁啅́ѕȰ)ѡɽٕɽѕѡ)ɕѼɝ܁́ѡ)Ʌ͔ѡͱ͵ѽݸ)ȁ1͉) ٕЁ́܁ѡѥ)她͕́ɉ1ɑѽݸ)5٥́ݕ́Ёѡ͔)ЁAȁѡɕѥɕхȴ)ͽݡٕѼѡɕ )ݥѠѡѥѥɽѡ͔͕̰)ѡ ͅ!́)ͼѡݥ͕݅́)ѡ͔ѡѥհՕЁ)݅́ѕՔѼՍɅ)ͼ͕ٕɔЁ݅́ͥɕո)ͅȁѡȁ͔)QɅ͔ͽեչ)ѼɽٔѡɅ䁑ѕɥɅѥ)ѥѡ́ݕͽɅѥ)ѡݹȁЁѡѥѼ͕)ɍ́ѡչ䁍Ջé)́ɥѕȁեɅѡȁ)ͥٔ́ѡЁݽձ͕ե)ձ䁡ɕ͠ѡՋe)̸=ɔѡ͔́ݕɔ)ЁݕѼɅѥѡ)͔ѡՈѕѕɕѡɥ)э丁Qݹȁ)ݥѠ ѥɔѥѥ)ݕɔɝɅɕɑ)ѡ͔չ̸)!٥ɕѡ́܁ܰѡ)Ո݅́хٕȁѡ5居)ٕЁ Ʌѥ)ɽͥՈ+ɴ݅́ɕѼոѡѼ䁽)Ʌѥ̸ѼݡЁɽٔ)́єѕѥ͕)͡еѕɴ́ݕ́ѕɴ)ݕɔٕѼɕѽɔѡ͔Ѽ)́ɵȁѥ Ёѡɔٕ݅́)՝䁅مѼѡ͔)́ɕ)Qյȁ́她)ɕձȁͥ́݅́՛ЁѼх)ѡɽչ́ѼɽȁхɐM)ѡɔ݅́хͥѡɅѥ)ѽѡȁ͕ѡɽ)Ѽٕ́ѕɕѕɹЁѼ)܁ɕͥѥՉ٥ͥ)ɕЁєՕɹ)ѡՋéɔєѡɔݕɔ)ͥ́ѼѡɝյЁݡЁѼݥѠ)и5ѡ՝Ёѡչ͡ձх)ٕȁݹٔ͡ͅЁɽ)ѡȁɕͥѥɽЁ́Qݥ)Ḿ́܁=ѡ́ݕɔ)͕Ѽͥչ䁙չ́ȁɔ)хѡ͔=ѡ́ݕɔ)٥ѡ́ݡѡȁѡ)ݕɔѡͥ́ȁиMѥѠ)́ɝՕѡ͔ɽ٥مՕ)ɕɕѥ͔ѡɕѥɕ͔)ȁѥ镹́ѡЁɝȴ)хѡձѥѡչ)ȁ啅̰ѡ́ЁMѡɸ5)݅́ݸ́ѥѥ)ȁ́ȁх)ѼٔѼѡȁ啅̸Q)͔ѕ啐ȁѽ)ѡȁͥѼɕͥɔ=ѡ)͍ͥ́ɽ՝ЁЁѡՍѥ)хѡ́́ЁѼ)ȁѠ%Ё݅́ѕЁѡЁЁ݅)ɅѼѕѡ́ЁѼ)չɽ٥ѡչ)͍ϊdѡѥɽɅ́)չѼՑ́ѡ)ѥѥٔ́ɕ)䰁ݥѠѡ́Ѽٕѡ)ɝAᕹЁ ͥ́Aɬɕѱ)ɽ́ѡɕЁٕ́Յ)䁉ɥѥɵ́)啕́Ѽѡɕѡ ٕЁ չ) ɐ չ ͥ́ɕ)Ѽ䁍ɽٕͥͥѼ)ɍ͔ ͅ!́Ȁ̸)ɽѡ5居)ٕЁ Ʌѥก=)ѡ́չаЀɽ)ɅЁɽѡхїéAɽɅ=)M丁%ѡեЁ啅̰)ѡ͔́ѥՕѼɽ܁)ѕɵ́ɽɅ́Ё̰ѡյ)ٕ́ѽɹ́Ё̰)ѽȁͅѥ͙ѥ́ѕ)ѡٕȵɕͥչЁɕٕՔ)ѡЁ́ɕ镐Ёٕ)啅ȁͥѡх́ٔݹ)ѡ́ѕɥ͔Q啅ȁѡЁ)ɕ͔չ́Ё݅́(ԁݥѠ́ɕɐյȁݥ)ѕȁ́ݸѡյȁ)ɽչ́啐)5ՍѡɕЁȁѡ́ɹɽչ)́Ѽѡѡɕ٥Յ́Ё)Ѽٕ͕ѡѼ䁽Ʌѥ)ѡ͔Q!ȁ͕ٕ́)ȁɱ͕ٕ啅́́ѡ)ɅȁɕͥЁɼ!)ٕȵɕ͕Ё͵䵝)ȁɔ啐ѡхѡ)ѕ)55ȁ́ѡ͔Դ)ɥѕаɕͥȁɕѥ)ѡɽչͭȁɕ́ѡ)ѕ̸ ɥɅɕ́)ѥٽٕЁݥѠѡՈ)́ѡՉ͔ȸQմ)ȁ啕́ЁѡՈمɥ)ݥѠѡ͕ͽЁٕɅ̃ٔձ)ѥ啕́ԁ͕ͽݽɬ)́ɥѡɥյȰ)ѡ́ݡѥѥ́)́и)ɥɕЁ٥ͥЁѼѡ͔)ɥՅḾYչѕ)ɔѵЁI͍ՔMՅ)Qɹаѡ݅́)ݥѠ፥ѕЁݥѠɔѡո)ɕ́́她)ɥ䁽ё̸5͵̰ͱ)ѡ䁙́ݡЁ͕)ѡȁٕȁѡݥѕȰ՝)ЁѡЁѡЁЁ݅䰁ѡ)Ёٕͅѥ̃ѡȸ%Ё݅)Ѽ͕ͼՑ)䁝́ѕ́ݡ)ݕɔЁ͍ՔѼɥ)٥ɕЁѥqջt݅́є)ѡѡѡ́)!ȁ݅́Ѽɕ݅䁙ɽ)́ѥ́ѼхЁѡɕЁՌ)Aѽ́5 ͽ