Mark Twain is credited with the quote, "Golf is a good walk spoiled."
Obviously, Twain never experienced a round of golf at Longhills among the rolling hills and tree-lined course that became a part of this community over a span of six decades.
Longhills is more than a golf course, it's a piece of county history woven into the fabric of many lives and families.
Longhills opened as a 9-hole course built by Bill Martin in 1955 and through various renovations and growth, the course extended to a full 18-hole, 6,400-yard layout in the 1960s.
The Martins were the original owners.
Billy Edgar Apple, 81, of Little Rock went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 22, 2014. He was born September 5, 1932 in Salado, to the late Hubert S. Apple and May Manuel Apple. He was retired from the Small Business Administration as a disaster loan officer. He was a long time member and deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Margaret Juanita Apple; brothers, Dale Apple and Clifton Apple.