The official launch will be kicked off by Secretary of State Ken Detnzer at Winter Park CC on September 16. Over 50 public-access courses, each more than 50 years old and many dating back to the 1920s, will be included in the celebration of the Sunshine State’s golf heritage.
On Tuesday, September 16th, Florida’s Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, will officially launch the Florida Historic Golf Trail at Winter Park Country Club in Winter Park, Fla. Made up of 51 public-access courses, each more than 50 years old and many dating back to the 1920s and ‘30s, the Trail is meant as a celebration of the Sunshine State’s golf heritage.
The idea for the Trail was first voiced by Scott Edwards,Historic Preservationist and Florida Historic Golf Trail Coordinator, in 2010. The program, implemented by the Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources, is designed to enhance public awareness of Florida’s historic golf courses, increase tourism, and increase an appreciation of historic preservation and Florida history.
“We are excited for the launch next week and anticipate great interest in the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Secretary Detzner. “This new program will allow golfers to learn more about the history of the game and encourage the continued preservation of these beloved courses.”