Golf in Oakland? Ya betcha! This 18-hole golf course was established in 1903 and the country club some time after. Between 1937 and 1943 Oakland hosted The Oakland Open. The first one was played on this course. The winner was a chap named Sam Snead in his first professional win! It is strictly a private club now and costs megabucks to join plus a hefty monthly fee for services. The surrounding neighborhood in Upper Rockridge is quite expensive with large, beautiful homes. The immediate area around the course was spared damage in the 1991 firestorm but the area above the course lost many, many homes and some lives to the fire. Besides the large, open expanse of green this course provides the area, I was impressed by how humid the air felt on the course. Since it doesn't rain here in the summer, they must really pour the water to it to keep it so green. For other "C" photos from around the world, visit ABC Wednesday.