The Highland Golf Club of Indianapolis, Indiana was incorporated from November 30, 1903 to 1927 and was located at West 30th and Meyers Rd. (West Riverside Parkway) This location was a part of Riverside Park. Its stated objective was “the promotion of the game of Golf and outdoor sports, and the acquiring, by lease or purchase, and maintenance of the grounds, club house and appurtenances necessary for the carrying out of said purposes.” The original directors were:
William R. Root, the first President of the Club – Insurance & Real Estate Sales. James E. Kepperley – attorney. William Donaldson – accountant for the Central Union Telephone Co.; he was born in Scotland. William F. Carter – contractor. Harold F. Waterman – insurance adjuster. Samuel E. Rauh – President of the Union Stock Yards; he was born in Germany. Isaac N. Cleaver – a buyer for the H. P. Wasson & Co. Edward D. Moore – bank cashier. Edwin L. Lennox – music store proprietor. Arthur F. Hall -circulation manager for the Indianapolis Journal newspaper. Certainly a wide variety of Indianapolis businessmen who must have loved the game of golf.
In 1919 the Club reorganized as the Highland Golf and Country Club and in the mid-1920s relocated on about 144 acres of land at 1050 West 52nd Street. Coffin Golf Club is now located on Highland’s original site.