Lupton City's hidden gem still swinging until final day
When driving through Lupton City, the remnants of the Dixie Yarn Mill remain. While the days of 30,000 spinning swindles are long gone, a little piece of its history is still there, in the form of a 9-hole golf course.
"I didn't find the course until about 15 years ago. I always heard there was one over here, but always thought it was an urban legend. Simply because it was so exclusive just for the employees of the mill," Lupton City Golf Club Operator, James Leeth, said.
For 80 years it only served those who worked at the mill, but it's come a long way since the days of posting the low ball scores on the old oak tree. But soon more change is coming due to the expanding Riverton Projects, and the courses days are numbered.
"It will go away. When it goes away, we're still not sure. So, we're holding out to out to the last day," Leeth said.
Change is never easy, especially for the people who call this place home.
"The residents of Lupton City, particularly the old timers, will be sad to see it go. We'll all be sad to see it go. I'll especially be sad to see it go for the guys that have been playing here. They're a family," Leeth said.
But in the meantime, there is plenty of golf to be played. Whether you're a scratch golfer or a beginner, Lupton City Golf Club has a tee time for everyone, to add more memories to its storied history.
"We don't advertise, we recruit. We find good people and when they come out where, we try to keep the good people with us," Leeth said.