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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Rackham Golf Course in Huntington Woods

133 acres were donated to the city of Detroit with its beautiful art deco building back in 1924 by Horace and Mary Rackham. The stipulation was that beautiful Rackham Golf Course which began in 1923 and was located adjacent to the Detroit Zoo would remain a golf course. In 1926, the area became Huntington Woods, all of its 1.5 square miles, 20% of which is the golf course!  It is listed as one of the top ten municipal golf courses in the state. The street leading to the golf course off I-696 now sports a new name after the legendary African-American golf pro Ben Davis who used to give lessons out at Rackham. The dedication took place today.  Ben passed away in Southfield last month at the age of 101.

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