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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1201 San Luiz Avenue
Clewiston, Florida 33440
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