Beautiful certificate from the Gedney Farm Golf Club, Inc issued in 1929. This historic document has an
ornate border around it. This item has the signatures of the Company's President and Treasurer and is over 79 years old. Somes signs of wear with a small staple rust stain.
New York Times, March 14, 1922, Tuesday
Lease Golf Course Site.
Section: Business & Finance
More than 100 acres have been leased by the Gedney Farm Company to the Gedney Farm Golf Club, through Price Ripley, brokers. An eighteen-hole golf course is planned on the property.
Gedney Farm Golf Club's history dates back to the pre-Revolutionary War era when John and Bartholomew Gedney purchased a large tract of land in White Plains. A luxury resort hotel, Gedney Farm Hotel, was built in 1912. Guests included Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. It had an 18-hole golf course, tennis facilities, swimming pool, bowling, squash courts, stables, a polo field, ice skating rink, and a kennel for pets of guests. Howard Willets, who owned racehorses, stabled them in a barn that is now the men's locker room. On September 20, 1924 a fire destroyed the Hotel. Eddie Cantor, a guest at the time, witnessed the 9-hour blaze.
The golf course remained as part of the Gedney Farm Golf Course until 1952 when it was purchased by a group of individuals from Harry Lewis and renamed the Ridgeway Country Club.
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