The Tallahassee, Fla. property features a Tillinghast course and traces its roots to 1908. It was a municipal course until chartered as a private club in 1956.
Winter Garden, Fla.-based Integrity Golf Company has announced that effective December 29, it began overseeing club operations at Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Fla., pursuant to a long-term arrangement with Capital City’s members.
Nestled among rolling hills and covered in tall pines and large moss-draped oaks, Capital City CC features a picturesque 18-hole course designed by renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast, and is located less than two miles from the Florida state capitol.
In addition to a championship course, the historic club also includes a swimming pool, five tennis courts (three hard and two clay), dining and banquet facilities, fully equipped locker rooms and a golf pro shop.
The club’s roots go back more than 100 years, when Tallahassee Country Club was originally organized in 1908 as a small golf course and tennis courts on the grounds of a private estate known as The Grove. Before the end of the 1920s, Capital City grew to nine holes and a new clubhouse was constructed on the north side of the present 13th hole.
In the mid-to-late 1930s, while under ownership of the City of Tallahassee, Tillinghast was hired to design a championship 18-hole layout. It remained a municipal course until May 1956, when the newly chartered Capital City Country Club, including many of the original Tallahassee Country Club members, assumed control of the club.
Capital City’s membership noted Integrity Golf’s future capital commitments and mutually shared club vision as the main reasons for selecting the management firm as the club’s new operators.
“I appreciate that Integrity saw the potential in our club and they were willing to invest in our infrastructure,” said Jim Pfeil, the club’s President. “The fact they are financially sound was important. There was an instant feeling that Integrity Golf saw things differently from others we talked to, and they have a different business model.”
“It’s a privilege for our company to be associated with Capital City’s membership and this one-of-a-kind property,” said Gene Garrote, Integrity Golf’s Chief Executive Officer. “We’re eager to help rejuvenate this historic golf and country club and turn it into Tallahassee’s most desirable golf and leisure destination.”
The arrangement represents Integrity Golf’s first contract for a property located in Florida’s Panhandle region. Integrity Golf now owns and manages more than 30 private clubs, daily-fee facilities, municipal courses and resort properties throughout the United States, including Florida, New York, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Idaho.