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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.

Delray Beach Golf Club

History

The Delray Beach Golf Club is located in the City of Delray Beach in Palm Beach County. In 1923, the City purchased land for a municipal golf course and two years later legendary golf course architect Donald Ross designed an 18-hole golf course for the property.  In 1926, the golf course officially opened but only nine holes were built.  The 9-hole course continued in operation until it was closed because of World War II. After reopening in 1945, the City leaders voted to add a second nine holes which opened in 1950. Red Lawrence and Robert Bruce Harris made course additions and redesigns during the 1960s.

 Touring professionals, on their way to Miami to play would stop over in Delray to loop the excellent Ross-designed layout. As Betty Jameson, LPGA Hall of Fame member and long-time Delray resident, recalls, “It was accurate in measurement, had excellent fairways and exceptional drainage.” In fact, it was listed as one of the top ten courses in the country at the time! As word spread, more and more players and club professionals began “hanging” at DBGC. The Golf Club is currently the home of several Pro-Am events, including the annual Betty Jameson Classic and the annual Beth Daniel Clinic, featuring the likes of Beth Daniel and Meg Mallon.

1925 Donald Ross Plan of the Delray Beach Municipal Golf Course

Banker Makes Ace on 8th Hole (current 17th) at Delray Beach Municipal Golf Course

Delray Beach Golf Course c1940s

Golfer at Delray Beach Golf Club c1958

Today

The Delray Beach Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 5,100 to 6,800 yards.  The course is open and well-bunkered with elevated greens. Water comes into play on seven holes. Delray Beach Golf Club invites you to come play and become part of its History.

10th Tee (original 1st tee) at Delray Beach Golf Club

17th Hole (original 8th hole) at Delray Beach Golf Club

Delray Beach Golf Club Scorecard

Delray Beach Golf Club Layout

Delray Beach Golf Club Clubhouse

Local Knowledge

The original 1926 Donald Ross 9-hole layout is still in use and consists of the current back nine.

The original 1926 Donald Ross 9-hole layout and current back nine.

Inside the Leather

The Historic Colony Hotel & Cabana Club - The 1926 Hotel and Club calls to mind the romantic Flagler era of Florida Mediterranean architecture: three bright yellow stories topped by twin domed towers that echo the color of the historic building’s striped awnings. The Colony Porch Bar and retail store fronts are located on Atlantic Avenue. The 1926 manual elevator installed when the hotel first opened, the original iron chandeliers and candelabras, arched French doors, and wood-burning fireplaces still give life to the sky-lit lobby. Tall palms, exotic orchids and brightly cushioned original wicker furniture and the original telephone switchboard add to the Florida charm throughout. Visit Colony Hotel for more details.

The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club is a proud member of Historic Hotels of America.  As a member, The Colony Hotel & Cabana Club is one of more than 200 unique properties in the U.S. recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation for preserving and maintaining their historic integrity, unique architecture and ambiance.

Vintage Image of the Historic Colony Hotel & Cabana Club

Colony Hotel & Cabana Club

Visit - Contact

2200 Highland Avenue
Delray Beach, Florida 33445

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Phone: 561.243.7380