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In this section learn more about the history of the course and its hometown, see a selection of historic and current images of the course, learn about what the course is like today, and discover nearby historic sites.

Clewiston Golf Course

History

The Clewiston Golf Course is located in the City of Clewiston in Hendry County. In 1928, the City of Clewiston commissioned the golf course architectural firm of Wayne Stiles and John Van Kleek to design an 18-hole golf course.  Construction of the first nine holes began in 1929 and formally opened in February of 1930.  The location of the second nine holes at the time was still being used as the City’s aviation field. Captain F. Deane Duff was in charge of the construction of the golf course.  Built on previously flat land, the original design included water hazards, rolling greens and one tee box more than 20 feet high.  The golf course remained a 9-hole course until the 1960s when the City decided to add an additional 9-holes.

Clewiston Golf Course Designed by Stiles and van Kleek

Clewiston Golf Course Officially Opens

How to Play the 1st Hole by the Local Golf Professional

Clewiston Golf Course 1938 Aerial

Clewiston Golf Course Ad from 1942

Clewiston Golf Course c1940s

Clewiston Golf Course Scorecard from 1956

Clewiston Golf Course 1968 Aerial Showing 18 Holes

Today

The 18-hole, par 72 Clewiston Golf Course features four sets of tees playing from  3,800 to 6,400 yards. Today, golfers can enjoy the same beautiful scenery and challenges golfers experienced in the 1930's.

Palm Tree Lined Entrance to Clewiston Golf Course

2nd Hole (Original 6th Hole) at Clewiston Golf Course

8th Hole (Original 7th Hole) at Clewiston Golf Course

15th Hole (Original 3rd Hole) at Clewiston Golf Course

18th Hole (Original 9th Hole) at Clewiston Golf Course

2018 Ladies Invitational at Clewiston Golf Course

Scorecard for Clewiston Golf Course

Local Knowledge

The original 1929 Stiles & van Kleek 9-hole layout is still in use and consists of holes on the current front and back nine. To play the historic routing (1-9) in order you need to start on the current 10th, then play the 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 2nd, 8th, 1st, and finish on the 18th.

1956 Aerial Showing Original 9 Hole Routing

Routing of the Original 9 Holes at Clewiston Golf Course

Inside the Leather

Bass fishing in Lake Okeechobee – The Clewiston Golf Course is a favorite for many fishermen as they can enjoy the renowned bass fishing on Lake Okeechobee and still have time to enjoy a relaxing game of golf with their friends all in one day. Lake Okeechobee is one of the most famous big bass lakes in Florida and is considered some of the best freshwater fishing in the United States. Covering more than 730 square miles, it is the second largest freshwater lake in the United States. There are many fishing guides around the Clewiston area to help put you on some big fish. Free public boat ramps and plenty of parking are available on the lakefront and on Hoover Dike Road. Clewiston hosts more than 20 professional tournaments annually - and there are still plenty of fish to go around.

1920's Fish Catch at Lake Okeechobee

Bass Fishing on Lake Okeechobee

Catching Bass of Lake Okeechobee

Largemouth Bass Caught in Lake Okeechobee

Boat Ramps at Lake Okeechobee

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1201 San Luiz Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440

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Phone: 863.983.1448