Sammons Golf LinksIn 1921, the new Santa Fe Park Association decided to add a golf and country club that would operate as an auxiliary club of the parent association. In December 1922, club president L.S. Williamson officially opened the Lake Polk Golf and Country Club, one of only a few nine-hole courses in the state. After some lean times, including the Great Depression, which the course and club managed to survive, the club added another nine holes in the 1950s and renamed the new 18 holes and facility the Temple Country Club. The name and general layout remained the same for 30 years.
John F. Sammons, Jr.John F. Sammons Jr., former Mayor of the City of Temple, has been instrumental in ensuring that Sammons Golf Course is one of the premier golf courses in Central Texas. John Sammons initiated efforts to have a municipal golf course in Temple so that everyone in the community would have access to the game of golf. In the mid 1980’s, Sammons redesigned the entire course, and today’s layout is very similar to that design.