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Shady Rest Country Club opened in 1920 as the Shady Rest Golf Club, the first African American Golf and Country Club in the United States. The country club was home to John Matthew Shippen Jr., the first American Born African American Golf Professional and has hosted Jazz and Blues Legends like Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington.

Shady Rest Historic Colonial Clubhouse

The 9-hole Shady Rest course at the Shady Rest Country Club features 2,247 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par 33. The course rating is 31.7 and has a slop rating of 114 from the blue tees. Property includes a Pro Shop, Historic Colonial Clubhouse, and a Pavilion. 

The Pro-Shop is located inside the building to the left of the Historical Clubhouse.


Sitting next to the 9-hole course is an 18-hole miniature golf course boasts a picturesque waterfall, wandering streams, and stepping ponds.