top of page

Historical Timeline


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

Screen Shot 2022-07-19 at 7.43.32 AM.png

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


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.


Weddington Golf and Tennis was purchased by Harvard-Westlake


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



Driving Range opens


The Golf Course opens

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


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

Screen Shot 2022-07-19 at 7.43.44 AM.png


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


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

Fernandeño, Tataviam, and Vanyumé.

The San Fernando Band of Mission Indians is one of two tribal organizations whose ancestors once lived at Mission San Fernando.

fernandeno tataviam.jpg


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.

History with cover letter_Page_4.jpg
History with cover letter_Page_2.jpg
History with cover letter_Page_1.jpg
bottom of page