Delray’s 90-year-old golf course recognized by Florida Historic Golf Trail program

Delray Beach Golf Club (Contributed)

Delray Beach Golf Club (Contributed)

DELRAY BEACH — A 90-year-old public golf course in Delray Beach has been selected as the featured course of the month by the Florida Historic Golf Trail, a state program that recognizes Florida’s historic courses.

The Delray Beach Golf Club, on Homewood Boulevard southwest of Atlantic and Congress avenues, opened in 1926 with just nine holes. The golf club is now an 18-hole, par-72 golf course with four sets of tees playing from 5,100 to 6,800 yards.

It is one of 50 golf courses in Florida Historic Golf Trail’s collection, made up of publicly accessible golf courses dating back to the late 1800s.

The city purchased land for the municipal golf course in 1923. Within two years, well-known golf course architect Donald Ross designed an 18-hole golf course for the property, according to Florida Historic Golf Trail.

The original 9-hole course operated until it was closed during World War II and reopened in 1945. Nine holes were added in 1950.

 

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