12 February 2016

The History of Los Serranos Country Club This Monday

The Chino Hills Historical Society offers its latest lecture on the history of the community with a presentation on the Los Serranos Country Club by David Kramer, whose father, tennis legend Jack Kramer, bought the golf course and club decades ago and whose family still operates it today.

This talk is this Monday, 15 February at 7:00 p.m. at the Los Serranos clubhouse, located at 15656 Yorba Avenue (click here for a Google map of the location).

Mention of Los Serranos Country Club and a proposed highway through Soquel Canyon—Carbon Canyon Road already linked the new country club, opened in 1925, with routes to Los Angeles.  From the San Bernardino Sun, 26 January 1927.
There is literally a direct connection to Carbon Canyon with Los Serranos, because when a Long Beach investment group bought the land from the Chino Land and Water Company in the 1920s, including the old Bridger Adobe, to develop the golf course, housing lots, and a lake (now within a mobile home park) it actively pushed for improvements to Carbon Canyon Road as a shorter route to the new facility from Los Angeles.  This eventually led to such work as fully paving the road, which was completed at the end of that decade.

So, hope to see you on Monday for what should be a very interesting look at one of the historic landmarks of a city many assume has no history because it is so new!

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