Built in the late 60's by one man with a dream to own a golf course. He was a retired iron worker and part time inventor that actually made it "semi big", by inventing the popcorn machine. One famous lore attached to the history of the then called Cloverleaf Golf Course is an incident where the man accidentally drove his bulldozer over the edge of the 100 deep gorge and survived. The tale says a pop can got stuck under the brake of the dozer and he couldn't stop it from going over the edge. So instead of jumping he rode the dozer down and landed safely at the bottom of the gorge. He tried to drive it up the slope but to no avail. So, he drove the dozer some 2 miles down the gorge until the cliffs were not so high and proceeded to drive out of the Rose Brook Creek on to the highway and back to Cloverleaf Golf Course.
The man died and his family ran the course for some years until two brothers from Amherst purchased it sometime in the late 70's. The course was left in disrepair for many years . In fact it had many dubious nicknames as the "Cow Pasture", "The Rock Pile" and greens that were called "browns".
In 1988 the place had been for sale for some time when a group of brothers and brothers -in- law had a vision for a place that most thought had no chance. Taking over in 1989, the newly formed family corporation Emmco started the turnaround of Cloverleaf Golf Course into a very pleasant, well maintained, 9 hole facility. The first thing was to change the name. So, they appropriately named it after the gorge and creek that gives it its character and challenge. So Rose Brook Golf Course was born again. I am sure the man that had the original dream would be happy to see his dream in the right hands.
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