Saturday, October 4, 2008

Overhills




SGT Mark was ferrying the battalion commander on a range recon the other day when the Colonel directed him on a side trip to Overhills, once the playground of the Rockefellers.

Overhills, a 10,500 acre estate, was purchased by the U.S. Army in 1997. It has an 18-hole golf course designed by famed architect Donald Ross. It's completely over grown now but the Army, despite its long term goal of using the property for training, has committed to preserving the 55 historic resources it has identified there.

A history and a power point of Overhills can be found here.

4 comments:

ABNPOPPA said...

'dad,

Great article and power point!

MightyMom said...

I'm assuming the golf course is one of those 55 historic resources??

snicker. snicker.

driving for the boss....cool. at least the IED threat is minimal at the Overhills. ;-)

Airborne dad said...

Pops,

Thanks. I've enjoyed learning about the history of Ft. Bragg especially about the archaeological sites.

MM,

I wish golf courses were considered historic resources. We've lost two Donald Ross golf courses in North Florida over the years. They were quite unique....and the condos that swallowed them...not so historic.

Kaitlin said...

you can also find out about Overhills here:

www.overhillsnc.wordpress.com