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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.

DeFuniak Springs Country Club

History

The DeFuniak Springs Country Club is located in the City of DeFuniak Springs in Walton County. In the early 1920s, a group of progressive businessmen recognized that golf links would draw winter tourists to their community, and sought to organize a Golf and Country Club for the benefit of tourists as well as locals. By 1924, a 9-hole golf course was under construction and opened with sand greens.  The golf course remained a 9-hole layout until the late 1960s when land was cleared for an additional 9 holes.  The 18-hole course was completed in the 1970s.

1920 Newspaper Article about the Formation of the DeFuniak Springs Golf and Country Club

Golfers on the 7th Green c1920s

1930-31 Description of DeFuniak Country Club

1935 USGS Map Showing Golf Course

1949 Aerial of DeFuniak Springs Country Club

Snow Covering Golf Course in 1993

Today

The DeFuniak Springs Country Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring five sets of tees playing from 4,100 to 6,600 yards. Carved from gently rolling hills and pine forests, the course includes five spring-fed lakes, 23 sand-traps and natural hazards, including towering trees, sandy scrub brush, hardpan and a variety of flowering shrubs. Tree lined, tight fairways lead to small Bermuda grass greens that are not only elevated but pitched and undulating enough to make the very best of putters a bit nervous. DeFuniak Springs Country Club, located in a turn-of-the-century, picture-postcard town, is an affordable, hidden gem of a course with beautiful views from every vantage point.

View of DeFuniak Springs Country Club Golf Course

View of DeFuniak Springs Country Club Golf Course

View of DeFuniak Springs Country Club Golf Course

View of DeFuniak Springs Country Club Golf Course

DeFuniak Springs Country Club Scorecard

Local Knowledge

The original 9-hole layout is still in use as the current front nine. In 1928, the course length was 3,140 yards which is only a short pitch from today’s yardage, which plays at 3,183 yards from the white tees.

Original (Yellow) and Current Routing of DeFuniak Springs Country Club Golf Course

Inside the Leather

The Historic Walton-DeFuniak Library - Recognized as the oldest continuously operated library in the state of Florida the historic Walton-DeFuniak Library, is located in the heart of DeFuniak Springs. Built in 1887, the library is a contributing building to the DeFuniak Springs Historic District which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.   The Walton-DeFuniak Library is located at 3 Circle Drive on the North side of Chipley Park.

Historic Walton-DeFuniak Library

Historic Walton-DeFuniak Library Interior

Visit - Contact

DeFuniak Springs Country Club

171 Country Club Lane
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435

171 Country Club Lane
DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435

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Phone: 850.892.3812