The newest recreation amenity in the Town of Apple Valley is the Apple Valley Golf Course (formerly Apple Valley Country Club). Celebrating 60 years in 2008, the Apple Valley Golf Course has a long and celebrated history in the Town of Apple Valley. Tour stars the likes of Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, George Bear, Mike Souchak, Dr. Cary Middlecoff, Jimmy Dameritt, and last but not least was Lloyd Mangrum have walked the fairways of Apple Valley. Mr Mangrum was the head golf professional at Apple valley C.C. for many years, as also lived just off the 18 tee for 20 years. Mr Mangrum won 39 times on the PGA tour. He won the 1949 US Open, and was part of the famous playoff with Ben Hogan at Merion in 1950. The clubs he used in his win the LA Open in 1949 are on display in the lounge. Stars the likes of Sammy Davis Jr, Frank Sainatra, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, along with Fred McMurry, Barbara Stanwyck, Olympian Bob Mathias, Jeff Chandler, June Allison, and Alan Ladd would tune up their acts at the Lodge and their golf game here at Apple Valley CC before heading out to Las Vegas. The Apple Valley Golf Course is known for having the best greens in the High Desert, and the Town is excited this community icon is open to the public. Amenities now available for public use include an 18-hole golf course, bar and grill, two tennis courts, banquet and meeting rooms.
William F. Bell, William P. Bell