Maxinkuckee Country Club
1653 E Shore Dr
Culver , Indiana
phone: (574) 842-2391
Pulas Sturman, club manager
On the golf sites it is listed as:
The 9-hole "Maxinkuckee" course at the Maxinkuckee Country Club facility in Culver ,
Indiana features all the hallmarks of Indiana golf. Maxinkuckee golf course opened
- About this course: Maxinkuckee Course 9 hole reg ulation length course Private
Equity golf course * includes golf cart where available
- About this facility: Maxinkuckee Country Club 9 total holes at this golf
facility Golf Only facility 20 tees driving range 9 reguation holes
|| Driving Range
|| Area Price |
|| 20 Tee Stations
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|| Type: Private Course |
Opened: January 1921
| Architect: --
|| Fees (with cart) |
|| Par 36
|| Twilight |
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| *Yardage measured from the back tees |
The golf course lies within two townships.
|Land acquisations have been made over the years until it encompases 12 parcels of land; of
various sizes; at end the individual parcels are noted .
The Coffin Golf Course, opposite the Coffin Cottage at 1480 East Shore Drive, was started
in about 1906 as a three-hole course, and may be one of the oldest courses in Indiana.
|1906 Jul - The Tennis courts were laid out by the Coffin family
|Tha Gazebo which still exists to this day; can also be seen in the above photo
in the background on the hill
1908 - Jul 30 - Portledge Golf Links
The golf course lying east of the Portledge cottage was opened last week by
Chas. E. Coffin,
the owner assisted by Mr. Zimmie, the state golf chamion. Rev. James Stanley and Kenneth
Ogle, in an 18-hole foursome.
The links comprose a field of fifteen aces adjoining Portledge on the east and there are six
holes in the course with a total distance of 1500 yards.
The grounds are rolling and there are a number of natural hazards that make the links
sufficiently sporty and interesting.
The course is being used daily by the golf players on the East side and all pronounce it
a most vauleable addition to the attractions of the lake.
It is proposed to have a gold tournament on the links some time in the near future. -
July 23, 1908 Culver Citizen
William B. Langford of Chicago designed the golf course of the designed by the famous
Langsdon and Moreau team, who designed nearly 240 courses in the 1920's and 1930's.
||The Louden, Coffin, Bartlett and Burkett lots in 1908 which became a part of the Maxinkuckee Golf
|By 1922 it appears on the plat map began on the lot obtained from Louden|
Below is sections of plat maps showing the real estate that was and is the Maxinkuckee Country Club
The property history is:
1880 - A part of the holdings of Rector & Thomas
1898 - M. E. Willums
1908 - M. F. Louden
On February 29, 1913 the East Shore Country Club was formed with Joseph C. Schaf as
as secretary. Other members of the corporate society included
Richard E Edwards, A. M. Glossbrenner
Jaquelin S. Holliday
1915 - Central Trust co. to Maxinkuckee Golf Club, 23.82a in nwq seq sec 22, Union, $3000.
1918 - AUg. 7 - Grand Amusement Event.
Garden Fair and Gold torunament for the benefit of the Navy Relief fund at the Coffin cottage, east side
of the lake,...<
The Maxinkuckee Golf Club had donated the use of its golf course for the benefit of this fund for
Saturday and Sunfay, Aug. 17 and 18, and all golf players - goof, bad and indiggerent - are cordially
requested to come and play in this tornament. The fee will be 1 cent a stroke for each game of 18 holes,
with a handicap or discounty of 25 strokes in favor of the women playiers. Entries can bve made at the first
tee, at any time on the days named. A prize will be awarded to the man and the woman making the
Further information may be had by calling on or addressing Mrs. W. O. Osborn, Culver; Mrs. Marvin Bennett,
Culver Academy; Mrs. Charles E. Coffin, East SIde.
It was expanded and named the East Shore Country Club in 1922; the land for the expansion
was acquired from the Bradley family.
1920 - 19 May - From the Academy
...The latest organzation at Culver is a gold club with a m enthusiastic membership and a constituiton
as complicated as that of the United States. By special arrngement they are using the grounds of the
Macinkuckee Golf CLub. Maj. Yates is the presiding genius of the new organization...
1922 - Sep 20 - Mike Burkett has sold 12 acres on the East Side, including house and barn to the
Maxinkuckee Golf Association for $5,000. The accociation intends to extend the present golf links
to take in this property, and it is understood that arrangements habe also been made to take in
the Jay Bartlett propery and the acreage owned by Hervey Bates.
1924 - Feb 13 - For Sale - "Maple Hill Cottage" - East Side modern cottage for sale, consisting of
8 rooms, bath and two sleeping porches. Flowing water in kitchen. Electricity, gas, hor and cold
running water and large size whot water heating plant. Located on the N. E. corner Maxinkuckee
Golg course. Lot 100X180 fr. Cash price, $6,800 or $4,000 cash and terms for balance. Fred
Thompson, Owner. Tel 171-2.
1938 - Oct 26 - Sells Property - Fred Thompson has sold his property next to the East Side Golf course on the
Maxinkuckee ROad to R. E> WHisman, of Bourbon, who is offering the place for rent.
Through an error it was stated in last week's paper that the place was for sale
1924 - Jul 9 - The Maxinkuckee Golf Course was offially opened July 5th, a number of Academy
officers being invited to play with the association.
In 1925, more land was acquired and the course redesigned and the name was changed to the
Maxinkuckee Country Club.
In the first decade of the twentieth century, at a time when tennis was becoming popular in
Indiana, private courts were built by a few cottagers who had sufficient lawn space. Later, a court
was built on the property of the Maxinkuckee Country Club.
1026 - April 21 - Change of Name
NOtice is hereby given tha the East Shore Counyru Club has filed in the office of the Clerk of the
Marshall Circuit Court its petition for the change of its name to Maxinkuckee Country Club
Incoportated and that said petiion will be heard by the court on the first day of the September
Term of said Courn fot the years. 1926.
Signed - R. H. Mowbray, Secretart-Treasure East Shore Country Club, Inc.
W. O. Osborn, Attorney, Culver, Indiana.
1931 - Sep 23 - Cottagers Plan to Widen Miler of East Side Road... One of the stretches of the road to
be widened is along the Maxinkuckee Country Culb Golf Course, where the club has agrees to give
the meede land.
1932 - It is saif a pink elephant was spotted on the golf course.
1934 - Aug - Road Notice
Notice Given for vacation of a public highway and to relocate cotages and lands to be affected were
Mary Cobb Beldon, St Louis, Missouri; [1630 E. shore] Jennie Winslow, Indianappolis, Indiana; [1640 E.
SHore Drive] A M. Glossbrenner, Indianapolis Indiana [1640 E. SHore Drive]; and Maxinkuckee Country Club
1934 - Aug 29 - Mrs. Rat Adans WUbs Kadues Fikf Tourney
Mrs. Ray Adams was the winner of the ladies golf tournament held on the Maxinkuckee Golf course
Monday. The compition was open to player from town, academy and the lake colony. Mrs. Joseph
Shirk took second place in the hadicap event.
The low gross prize weht to Dr. Carol Rice, with Mrs. William Hodson placing second. Mrs. A. R.
Ellliot won the putting contest and Mrs. Ervin Nelson toof second honors.
1935 - Jul 3 - Golf Tourney Thursday On Maxinkuckee Course
Yje Maxinkuckee Golf Course will open ints links to all cottagers and guests on the Fourth of Julty
for a tornament. There will be no greens fee.
PLayers will fix their own handicaps to allow an equal chace for all. Rounds may be played at any
time during the day, and contestants may make up their ouwn foursomes or come alone and
The committe in charge is made up of H. H. Rice, C. H. Barnaby, A. R. Baxter, and Joseph Shirk.
1936 - June 24 - To HOld Torney on Maxinkuckee Course - A golf tournament open to all cotagers and
quests will be held on Saturday, June 27, at the Macxin kuckee Golf Course. There will be no greens
fees. This will be a blinf par. contect so that the poorest golfer has an equal chance witht he best for
the first prize. Thos enetering may make up their own foursom or come alone and join up with others
not paired up.
1946 - Botice is hereby given that the Maxinkuckee Golf Club of Culver, Indiana, an Indiana
corpotation with pricipal offices at 324 East Shore Road, Culver Indiana , is about to disoslve,
pursuant to the provisions of the Indiana General Coporation Act, approved March 16, 1929 -
The Macinkuckee Golf Club C. Harvey Bradley, President.
||The 1948 plat map shows that the corner lot (Louden's) is labeled Investment co., the next lot as
Bradley; then Maxinkuckee Country Club with 3 sections one being the Burkett Lot 4|
1949 - Jun 23 - Maxinkuckee Golf Course One of Finest in Vicintiy
Perhapls the oldest course here is the one operated by the Maxinkuckee Club.
Its beginnings go back many years ago to a private six-hole course which was built by
Charles Coffin, East SHore cottager.
Mr. Coffin had, acquired 14 acres of land from the Louden farm and the first tee of the
course was located very near the Coffin cottage.
On February 29, 1913 the East Shore Country Club was formed with Joseph C. Schaf as
Walker Winslow as secretary. Other members of the corporate society included
Richard E Edwards, A. M. Glossbrenner and
Jaquelin S. Holliday.
Following the acquistation considerable of land the the course was resesigned and the club
became the Maxinkuckee Golf Club on August 25, 1925.
Other members of the early group included: H. H. Rice
Joseph H. Shirk,
Pierce C. Ward, C. C. Perry, J. H. Holliday, Ralph Mowbray and Mrs. Elisabeth Marmon
Friday, September 29, 1960 - Rochester Sentinel
Reason C. EATON, 75, caretaker of the Maxinkuckee golf course who suffered a cerebral
hemorrhage while using a tractor mower at the course Wednesday, died at 10 a.m.
today in Plymouth Parkview hospital.
A lifetime resident of Marshall county, Mr. Eaton was born near Argos, March 17, 1886 to
Charles and Carrie EATON. He was married Oct. 24, 1903 in Argos to Nora POWERS, who
died Dec. 14, 1953.
He was a member of the Gilead Methodist church near Argos.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ross (Carrie) SNOPE, Plymouth, Mrs. Cecil (Helen) CHARTERS,
Bourbon, Mrs. Louis (Anna Raye) HITE, Inwood, and Mrs. Clayton (Eloise) THOMPSON, LaPaz; a
son, Clarence "Pete" EATON, LaPaz; twelve grandchildren; thirty great-grandchildren; a sister,
Mrs. Ruby ROBBINS, Argos, and a brother Garvis [EATON], Sharpesville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Grossman funeral home at Argos with the Rev. Russell
GOOD of the Gilead Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in the New Oak Hill cemetery at
Plymouth. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today.
||Ind. Tr. Co. 9.4; Harvey ? etal; Maxinkuckee Country Club 3 parcels/lot; approximately
|Maxinkuckee Golf course Plat map 1995-6 approximately 202A
Improvements to the course have been made over the years.
||The clubhouse, - exact time built or re-built has not been determined|
was Superintendent and his wife Joyce (Mikesell) Kowatch was General Manager
sometime after 1983-2008
Built a holding pond sometime after 1995.
In 2008 improvements to the the golf course and its facilities include renovating to the club house
lobby and the sand traps .
|in 2009 a new maintenance gargage was built by Bennett's This was made
possible by the generous donations of the club membership. Dedication of the new building was
held on 19 June 2010.
||Bennett's also tore down the old cinder block building that had been used for
the maintenance gargage in the previous years before. It was known as the "Vonnegut
building. (1817 E Shore Drive)|
2010 - Club manager was Paula Sturman.
2014 - Course Superintendent: Rod Ringer; Manager: Steve Wilkinson
From North to South the parcels are:
|Parcel 1 - ACREAGE: 9.37 DESC: LOT 3 E OF RD EX LEGAL
||Parcel 2 - ACREAGE: 14 DESC: S 47RD LOT 3 E OF RD |
|Parcel 3 - ACREAGE: 16.15 DESC: LOT 4 E OF RD EX Club House Lot.
||Parcel 4 - ACREAGE: 8.63 DESC: E 8.63A S 635.16' LOT 4 E RD |
| Parcel 5 - ACREAGE: .52 DESC: SW COR LOT 4 TH E ON S LN 300' PT ELN
||Parcel 6 - ACREAGE: 1.05 DESC: 300' E SW LOT 4 N EX |
|Parcel 7 - ACREAGE: 43 DESC: LOT 1 E OF RD E (Front Lot)
||Parcel 8 - ACREAGE: 40 DESC: NW NW (Back Lot)|
|Parcel 9 - ACREAGE: 23 DESC: BEG N LN LOT 2 624' E SR117 S 192.5'
|| Parcel 10 - ACREAGE: 41.3 DESC: SW NW |
|Parcel 11 - ACREAGE: 4.42 DESC: E 587' & S 2RD W 733' OF 10A TR
||Parcel 12 - ACREAGE: .18 DESC: N 297' W 22' E 609' 10A TR|