As early as 1900, golf was included in the programming for the Olympic Games; in that year the Games were held during the "Exposition Universelle" in Paris, 12 competitors taking part in the golf tournament. William Dove, David Robertson, George Thorne and Walter Rutherford represented Britain. Rutherford was beaten into second place by the American Charles Sand.
In 1904, golf was included in the Games held in St Louis, Missouri, USA, The Glen Echo County Club being the chosen course; the last occasion when golf had appeared at the Olympic Games. Interestingly, all the holes were appropriately named, suggesting a picturesque environment with such names as Lilac Way, The Valley, Alps, Fountain, Westward Ho, The Glen, Dewdrop and Sweet Home. Extra care probably had to be taken when playing Boomerang, Spooks, Hardscrabble, The Lake and Roadway.