For Immediate Release
Friday, January 4, 2019
Contact: Sarah Revell
Redland Golf and Country Club Featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Secretary of State Ken Detzner announced today that the Redland Golf and Country Club, located in the community of Redland in Miami-Dade County, has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for the month of January.
"We are pleased to feature the Redland Golf and Country Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail," said Secretary Detzner. "Located in a tropical climate and surrounded by rich farmland, the Redland Golf and Country Club has been a part of the community for more than 60 years."
Image Courtesy of Redland Golf and Country Club
In the 1940s when Joe L. Burton, a Homestead department store owner who had never had a golf club in his hand, started to raise money for an 18-hole championship golf course in the Redland District, many said it couldn't be done. But Burton, along with a handful of men, raised $40,000 in four months by selling memberships at $100 each. In 1947, the club retained the services of golf course architect Red Lawrence to design an 18-hole course and A.W. Lindgren Land Clearing Company was contracted to clear the property. Only nine holes were built at that time and it would be two decades before the second nine holes were built in the early 1960s.
Today, the Redland Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 5,600 to 6,600 yards. This medium-length layout provides a fun but challenging golfing experience.
"Redland Golf and Country Club is excited and honored to be selected as the featured course for January 2019 for the Florida Department of State's Florida Historic Golf Trail," said Kelly Davis, General Manager at Redland Golf and Country Club. "If you love this sport as much as we do, and would enjoy playing and socializing with some of the finest and friendliest people that South Florida has to offer, consider playing at the Redland!"
For more information about the Redland Golf and Country Club, visit redlandgolf.com. To learn more about the Florida Historic Golf Trail, visit floridahistoricgolftrail.com or find us on Facebook at 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 late 1800s 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. The Division Director's office oversees a grants-in-aid program to help preserve and maintain Florida's historic buildings and archaeological sites; coordinates outreach programs such as the State Historic Markers program and the Florida Folklife program which identifies and promotes the state's traditional culture. DHR directs historic preservation efforts throughout the state in cooperation with state and federal agencies, local governments, private organizations, and individuals. The Division Director 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, archaeological research and historic preservation. For more information visit flheritage.com.