‘I’m so proud’: Golfers celebrate with a special treat
The golf course at a sacred site in Chaska, New York, is getting a makeover.
Golfers are being invited to celebrate at the Sacred Heart Golf Club on Sunday after the course underwent a major overhaul.
Rangers will be able to bring golf carts and a lawn chair to the course and the public will be invited to use it for a special service, said Chuck Johnson, chief of the golf program at the Chaska Golf Course.
“We are trying to get a little bit of a community feel, a little less formal than the previous years, and I think we’re going to get that,” Mr Johnson said.
The Chaska golf course is a sacred, privately owned place with a history dating back to the 1500s.
A plaque at the entrance of the clubhouse reads: “The Chaskas were the first settlers of this land.”
The Chashas were founded by the Chasenas and came to this country to settle in 1824.
In the 1930s, they came to the United States, which is where they settled.
Many of the Chaskans migrated to the US and their descendants have established a small community in the Chase River Valley of Chaska.
The golf course was closed in 2006 because of a landslide, but reopened in 2019, with a full-time staff of four and the addition of a full golf cart.
“We’ve made a lot of changes to make sure that our community feels more welcoming,” Mr Rieder said.
“The way we have the carts on the course is just to bring people in that don’t normally come in.”
Mr Rieders said the addition to the community would be welcomed by all.
“I think it’s going to bring a different energy to the people, it’s a really special place and we’re just really proud to be a part of it,” he said.
The chaska town has been designated a National Historic Landmark by the US Government, and is considered the birthplace of the region’s first residents, and the first permanent settlement in the area.
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