Partner Golf Course
In this section learn more about the history of the course and its city, view historic images, find out what the course is like today, discover nearby historic sites and more.
The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club is located in the Town of Belleair in Pinellas County. Originally named the Pelican Country Club, the golf course was built in conjunction with the residential development known as Belleair Estates. Noted Boston town planner, John Nolen was hired to design the streets that still constitute most of Belleair today. The golf course was designed by renowned golf course architect Donald Ross, who personally visited the site and claimed it was, “one of the finest in the South.” Using hundreds of pounds of dynamite to separate trees and stumps from the ground, a crew of 100 men and 35 teams of mules began work on the course in early 1926. The course officially opened in late December of that same year, with Gil Nichols as its first professional.
In the 1990s, the owners of the nearby Belleview Biltmore hotel purchased the Pelican Golf Course and renamed it Belleview Biltmore Country Club. In 2001, golf course architect Lewis “Chip” Powell was hired to bring back the architectural integrity of Ross' original design while making it challenging to players using modern equipment. In 2012, the Town of Belleair purchased the golf course and renamed it the Belleview-Biltmore Golf Club. The club came under new ownership and management at the beginning of 2013.
The Belleview Biltmore Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-71 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 5,100 to 6,600 yards. The course is known to be a pleasure for men, women, seniors, and youngsters no matter what their skill level. Golf purists know that Donald Ross course designs test their accuracy with slightly tighter fairways, water hazards, strategic bunkers, and well-placed trees. Players find that the course offers the variety to keep their rounds interesting from the first tee to the eighteenth green.
The 440 yard 9th hole is ranked as the second hardest hole on the golf course today and has historically been one of the hardest holes on this course. The green is guarded by a bunker to the left and water along the right. Until the 1950s, this hole had water almost completely surrounding the green.
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Pitching Horseshoes – The game of horseshoes dates back as far as the Roman Empire, and the Clearwater Horseshoe Club dates back to 1916. Located less than 10 minutes up the road (2.2 miles) from the Belleview-Biltmore Golf Club is the Clearwater Horseshoe Club. Located in Ed Wright Park at the corner of M.L. King Jr. Avenue and Lakeview Road, and nestled between Lake Belleview and a heavily wooded picnic aream, the Club features 18 covered, lighted, blue clay courts.
The Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association Hall of Fame is located in the Clearwater clubhouse. Bring the whole family and try it for free the first time! The Club will even provide equipment and basic instruction. Visit Clearwater Horseshoe Club for more details.
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1501 Indian Rocks Road
Belleair, Florida 33756
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