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Summer 2017

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While Crosby's iconic tournament quickly outgrew Brockway and eventually landed in Pebble Beach— now known as the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am—the nine-hole course by the lake endures. Playing it is some- thing of a Tahoe tradition, right up with visiting Emer- ald Bay, touring Vikingsholm Castle and rafting down the Truckee River. In addition to Der Bingle, notables including Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Dwight Eisenhower and Tiger Woods have also walked down its dark green fairways, as well as generations of tourists and locals. Says long-time owner Lane Lewis, of what's known today as Old Brockway: "We get everything from laborers in cutoffs to multi-millionaires." One of the latter is responsible for the course that sits at the corner of Highway 267 and North Lake 44 SUMMER 2017 | NCGA.ORG D I V I N E N I N E This timeless beauty set among Jeffrey and Ponderosa pines is a Tahoe golfing tradition. BY JAY STULLER acking a bag of hickory-shafted clubs, the young man with the silky voice was a regular at the Brockway golf course on Lake Tahoe's north shore, honing his game on summer afternoons before reporting for the night shift at the Cal-Neva Resort. In 1934, he invited friends, co-workers and several pro golfers to Brockway for an informal tourna- ment and party. His so-called "clambake" proved so popular that Bing Crosby, the nation's leading singer and a budding film star, convened it there the following year. GARRY MOORE/KIWIKAMERA.COM

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