To say Charlie Chaplin lived in San Francisco is like saying that John Wayne grew up on a farm.
Chaplin, who was born in 1884, was born into a wealthy Jewish family.
During the 1920s and 1930s, Chaplin is said to have been one of the wealthiest people in the world, with an annual income of more than $1 million. (That would be nearly $19 million in the 2017 money.)
Not too many people were featured in a bathing suit and bathing cap, but he loved golf.
On nearly every vacation, he would play for a few days at the real San Francisco Golf Club (hence the resort’s name). At Waterville Club, a golf club on a ridge overlooking Belfast, Canada, Chaplin joined in 1941, attending school there for the duration of World War II.
A drive from Belfast to San Francisco
“We have a connection through sport,” Chaplin once told the Ringer. “Even though I wasn’t playing very well, it was enjoyable. I enjoyed everything that golf brought to me, and I like to do this as a piece of recreation as much as I enjoy doing anything else.”
Chaplin also owns several of the courses around Belfast, including the Royal Bank Golf Club and the Worthingley Manor Hotel, where the “Cramp Stamp” was invented.
Here is the full write-up on the All American Troubadour from the All Things Considered website.