Historical Timeline
THE HISTORY OF WEDDINGTON

1890

Originally a sheep ranch owned by Wilson C. Weddington.

Owned by his family from 1890s until 2017.

The Club house and Putting Green were designed by William M. Bray in 1955/1956

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The golf course and driving range were the brainchild of actor and pro golfer, Joe Kirkwood Jr. (best known for his role as Joe Palooka).  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

2004

Save LA River Open Space (SLAROS) is established explicit mission to preserve the Weddington property as open space with permanent public access, and to protect it from unwanted development.

2017

Weddington Golf and Tennis was purchased by Harvard-Westlake with plans to demolish it and build a sports complex, thus eliminating the few remaining recreational open spaces for the public for community use.

 

WE NEED TO STOP THE DEVELOPMENT AND PRESERVE OUR OPEN SPACE

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This mega complex will add traffic, loud noise and bright lights at night for private school events.

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1955

Driving Range opens

1956

The Golf Course opens

Dean Martin hits the first ball at the first tournament at Weddington in 1956

1957

Operated by the McCallister family from 1957 through 2007, it was known as the Studio City Golf and Tennis Club• Known as Weddington Golf and Tennis Club since 2008

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2007

The McCallister family ran the club until 2007.  George McCallister Jr. stayed on to manage the property until 2017 when he retired.

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What will happen...

9 hole public golf course - Bull-dozed

Driving Range - Gone

16 Community Tennis Courts limited to 8 courts

200+ Mature Growth Trees - Cut down

2023
IT'S UP TO YOU!

We need YOUR help

by emailing Councilmember Nithya Raman

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Arthur Anderson, President of Studio City's Golf and Tennis writing about the history of the property and Fred Weddington's wish to leave it TO THE PEOPLE.

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