Albert Riggs and June Salmon created Bowling Green. Salmon owned a construction company and Riggs owned the property—it had been in the family for over 175 years. Before becoming a golf course, the land was a dairy farm. With brothers George Salmon and Jerre Riggs, the team contracted with noted architect Geoffrey Cornish to design a golf course that would be scenic, challenging, and a perfect fit for the existing land. The course opened on Memorial Day 1967.