• Our History

  • In March of 2012, David Gerig of Woodburn, IN, purchased Pond-A-River Golf Club from the Chilcote family.  The history of the course has quite a fascinating background.  Pond-A-River Golf Club opened as a nine-hole course in 1969 built by the Arnold Radke family.  Before it was a golf course, it was a farm owned by William Harry Stephenson.  In 1972, Dick and Martha Chilcote bought the course from the Radke's.  Dick and his son John designed the back nine in 1975 on 37 acres.  Robert Beard did the contruction of the back nine.  All 18 holes covers 86 acres and offers and unique experience along the Maumee River with hills, ponds, trees, and creeks.  Some historic artifacts were found when the course was built.  Where number 8 green is, an early settler had a log cabin.  Mr. Radke dug up some old log planks from where the cabin sat.  The No. 4 green had two or three packs full of hammers, bows and arrows from American Indians.  Records show it was called Knagg's Indian Reservation.  With the number of apple trees out this way, Johnny Appleseed must have traveled through the area.

     

    Course Description

     

    Pond-A-River Golf Club is a fun golf course that sits in a quiet country atmosphere.  Golfers can enjoy a peaceful round of golf in a natural environment away from housing additions and highways.  The front and back nine are as about as diverse as they can be.  The front nine offers a more traditional layout with a par 36.  Hole 4 green sits on a 30 ft. high ridge, one of the highest in the area.  The back nine was carved out of a thick forest and offers some of the most scenic holes in northeast Indiana.  A winding creek and several ponds amongst the woods make this one of the most unique and challenging nine holes to play.