The Sunset Hills Historical Society will host a timely summer program about golf, its local history and Sunset Country Club. Author and local golf historian Jim Healey will discuss his book, Sunset Country Club- St. Louis 1910 – 2010, published in honor of its centennial celebration.
Adolphus Busch founded the Sunset Inn in 1911, wishing to create an elegant environment in which to drink beer and wine.
The Sunset Inn was a hunting, riding and fishing club with its dark, clubby interior and included prize-winning taxidermy creations by Schwarz Studio, the oldest taxidermist in the county. Furnished with stained glass and
accouterments from the 1904 Worlds Fair, the Sunset Inn was the most posh club in the south area.
It was August Busch Sr., and Eberhard Anheuser who enhanced the Sunset Inn with a golf course, begun in 1916 and opened in the summer of 1917.
At his presentation, Healey will also discuss the effect of the Depression on area golf courses, and the impact of the evolution on golf courses.
Jim Healey will be available for book sales and signings, and will also have other historic / coffee table books of other local golf courses.
Please join us for an enjoyable and informative evening. See you then!