Yorktown Battlefield once a golf course

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Few people may know that the site of the Siege at Yorktown was once home to an 18-hole golf course.

According to Mike Litterst, prior to the founding of the Colonial National Historical Park the area encompassing the Yorktown Battlefield was part of the Yorktown Country Club. An area between siege lines was developed into an 18-hole golf course called Riverview Golf Course. A second golf course, known as The Lakeview, was planned but never built.

Litterst explained that the course opened in the early 1920s.

“But funding dried up, and the stock market crash and ensuing Depression didn’t help [with the development of the golf course and country club],” he said. “A resort building was under construction at the time.

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