For Immediate Release
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Contact: Meredith Beatrice,
North Palm Beach Country Club Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month
Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the North Palm Beach Country Club has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of October. The North Palm Beach Country Club is located in the Village of North Palm Beach in Palm Beach County.
“We are pleased to feature the historic North Palm Beach Country Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” said Secretary Detzner. “For nearly 90 years, this redesigned historic golf course continues to attract golfers to the Village of North Palm Beach.”
In the 1920s, Palm Beach developer Paris Singer, and builder Harry Kelsey, purchased land several miles north of the existing Everglades Club, and adjacent to Kelsey City (Lake Park), to build a golf course. In 1926, Singer presided over the opening of the new 18-hole golf course. Designed by Seth Raynor, the golf course became known as the Palm Beach Winter Club. In 1962, the club and golf course were purchased by the Village of North Palm Beach.
In November 2006, the North Palm Beach Country Club opened its newly renovated golf course, becoming only the second public municipal golf course in the United States at that time to bear the prestigious designation as a Jack Nicklaus “Signature” Golf Course. The North Palm Beach Country Club includes an 18-hole, par-71 golf course featuring six sets of tees, including a family tee, playing from 3,600 to over 7,000 yards, so each golfer may challenge the course in a manner that is equal to their individual game.
“It is truly an honor to be selected as the Florida Historic Golf Trail’s featured course for October,” says Casey Mitchell, Director of Golf for North Palm Beach Country Club. “Situated on Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, our links style course boasts stunning views, undulating greens, and 7,100 yards from the tips.”
Image Courtesy of North Palm Beach Country Club
For more information about the North Palm Beach Country Club or the Florida Historic Golf Trail program visit North Palm Beach Country Club or Florida Historic Golf Trail or Facebook.com/FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.
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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 directs historic preservation efforts throughout the state in cooperation with state and federal agencies, local governments, private organizations, and individuals. The director of DHR serves as the State Historic Preservation Officer, acting as the liaison with the national historic preservation program conducted by the National Park Service. The Division is comprised of two Bureaus or major program areas: archaeological research and historic preservation. For more information, visit flheritage.com.