For Immediate Release
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Contact: Meredith Beatrice
Clearwater Country Club Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month
Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the Clearwater Country Club has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of May. The Clearwater Country Club is located in the city of Clearwater in Pinellas County.
“We are pleased that Clearwater Country Club is a partner of the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Secretary of State Ken Detzner. “And we extend our congratulations to the City of Clearwater as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this month.”
The golf course was originally designed by British golf course architect Herbert Strong. In 1921, after a year of construction, nine holes were officially opened. Mrs. Daniel Simonds, who contributed money for the original clubhouse, hit the first shot, a nice drive down the fairway beyond the first bunker. Two years later, the completed 18-hole golf course was opened and ready for play. In 1940, golf architect Perry Maxwell and his son Press Maxwell reworked a number of the greens and holes.
The 18-hole, par-72 golf course at Clearwater Country Club, features four sets of tees playing from 5,300 to 6,200 yards that provide a test for golfers of any skill level. The course features Bermuda greens, tees, and fairways. Full practice facilities are available, as well as a fully stocked pro shop and restaurant.
“Clearwater Country Club and the City of Clearwater are honored to have been chosen as the featured course for the month of May by the Florida Historic Trail” said Greg McClimans, PGA Professional at Clearwater Country Club. “We want to thank the Florida Historic Trail for their involvement in promoting golf in the golf capital of the world, the state of Florida.”
For more information about the Clearwater Country Club or the Florida Historic Golf Trail program visit Clearwater Country Club or Florida Historic Golf Trail or Facebook.com/FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.
About The Florida Historic Golf Trail
Florida's golf history, recognized as one of the oldest in the nation, dates 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 is a collection of more than 50 historic, publicly accessible golf courses throughout the state that can still be played on today. Through the Florida Historic Golf Trail, golfers can play on courses designed by world-class architects and played by famous golfers such as Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen, Gene Sarazen, Babe Zaharias, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Information about the history and current day contact information for each partner course can be found at FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.com. Find the historic course near you and Come Play on History!
About The Division of Historical Resources
The Florida Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources (DHR) is responsible for preserving and promoting Florida’s historical, archaeological, and folk culture resources. DHR