Florida's golf history is recognized as one of the oldest in the nation, dating back to the 1890s, when a number of early courses were created along with the development of railroads and hotels in the state. The Florida Historic Golf Trail program, developed by the Florida Department of State, Division of Historical Resources is a collection of more than 50 historic courses throughout Florida established between 1897 and 1949 that golfers can still play today. Some of the courses featured on the trail have retained much of their historic character while others have been modified over the years. Through the Florida Historic Golf Trail, golfers can play on courses designed by world-class architects and played by famed golfers such as Bobby Jones, Babe Zaharias, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Golfers track their progress along the trail using the official Historic Golf Trail scorecard, which is available from each participating golf course and online.
Meredith M. Beatrice
Director of Communications
This information packet includes a fact sheet and a copy of the official Florida Department of State press release.
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