Today was the grand opening of The Links at Riverside, a renovated 9-hole public golf course that includes one of our public art projects by Jim Wallace of the National Ornamental Metal Museum. The project is part of the City of Memphis Percent for Art Program.
Riverside was actually the first public golf course in Memphis. When it opened in 1913 it was an 18-hole course, but the Mighty Mississippi took 9 of those holes over the years.
In it's newest incarnation, Riverside sports a new clubhouse with a pro shop, grill, patio and putting green. It is only 2 miles from downtown and set among gorgeous oak trees. The best part, of course, is the hand-crafted gate at the entrance. It was a bit dark today because of the rain, but here are some pictures that show a bit of the detail of the artwork.
Mayor Herenton was there.
The ribbon was cut.
Beautiful old trees.
Gates by Jim Wallace.
The Links at Riverside should be open for golfing tomorrow, if there is no rain. Go for a visit - just to see those beautiful gates and the really big trees.
465 South Parkway West