The Florida Department of State has recognized the property as a historic course, joining a list of more than 50 properties statewide that represent early golf heritage. The club’s greens officially opened in 1926 as a nine-hole course, then closed during World War II and reopened in 1945.
The anniversary of the city’s reincorporation and the club’s conception will be marked with a tournament featuring wooden-shaft clubs, low-compression balls and period dress.
Promoted by the Florida Department of State, the trail celebrates the state’s early golf heritage from the 1890s through World War II by featuring public golf courses that can still be played today.
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.