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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.

Highland Florida Golf Club

History

The Highland Florida Golf Club is located in the Village of Highland Park, south of Lake Wales in Polk County. A 9-hole golf course existed on the property for several years in the early 1920s. The course was poorly designed and frequently flooded. In 1927, the Boston golf course architectural firm Wayne Stiles & John Van Kleek were hired to design an 18-hole golf course on the site. Named the Highland Park Club, Stiles & Van Kleek rebuilt and incorporated five of the old holes in to the new design. Several of the new holes were laid out in an orange grove on higher ground.

During World War II, a labor shortage resulted in six holes being removed and replaced with orange trees. The Highland Park Club remained a 12-hole layout until 1990s, when the golf course was bought and restored back to its 18-hole configuration. 

Today

The Highland Florida Golf Club features three sets of tees playing from 5,100 to 6,100 yards. The scenic, rolling hills of the Lake Wales Ridge provide the setting for the beautiful links of the Highland Florida Golf Club. With elevation changes of more than 110 feet from top to bottom, there are interesting features to challenge any golfer’s game. 

Local Knowledge

A local rule on the 1933 scorecard for Highland Park Club indicated that players could drop their ball without penalty if it was in wagon tracks.

Inside the Leather

Spook Hill - Located just 10 minutes north of the golf course, Spook Hill has been a unique, and free, tourist attraction for over 50 years. Spook Hill has gained worldwide notoriety as one of the most confounding, potentially haunted, locations in existence. Visitors park their cars at the bottom of Spook Hill and experience the mysterious force that seems to defy gravity as the car is pulled to the top of the hill. Visit Spook Hill, park your car at the white line, put it in neutral, and see the results for yourself! Visit Spook Hill  for more details.

Visit - Contact

Highland Florida Golf Club

1650 South Highland Park Drive
Lake Wales, Florida 33898

1650 South Highland Park Drive
Lake Wales, Florida 33898

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Phone: 863.679.9478