Partner Golf Course
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.
Mount Dora Golf Club is located in the City of Mount Dora in central Lake County. The Mount Dora Golf Association was formed in 1945 when G.I.s returning from WWII petitioned the City of Mount Dora for a golf course. The city agreed to lease 80 acres along the Orange County line for this purpose. Using mule power and a bulldozer, these men crafted the first nine holes. On December 15th, 1946, the first ball was hit by Willard Wadsworth, President of the new Mount Dora Golf Association. The city gave the new golf course an unused traffic kiosk for the first pro shop. Nine holes were added in 1959 and the present clubhouse was built in the 1960s.
The Mount Dora Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-70 golf course featuring three sets of tees playing from 5,200 to 5,700 yards. Billed by the Club as "The Longest 5,700 yards in Florida," this golf course with varied elevation manages the difficult task of challenging serious players while helping rookies relax as they learn this classic game.
Several holes from the original 9-hole layout are still in use today. Starting with current 1st hole (old 1st), 2nd (3rd), the 3rd and 4th make up the old 4th hole, 8th (5th), 15th (7th played in opposite direction) and the 17th (8th).
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Orange Blossom Cannonball – Climb aboard Central Florida’s Historic Train on the Tavares, Eustis & Gulf Railroad. The Orange Blossom Cannonball offers two destinations and two departure cities. Begin your 90 minute journey from either Mount Dora or Tavares. Take the train, stay to eat & shop, and catch a later train back to your starting point. Stations are located in the heart of downtown Mount Dora and Tavares. Travel in vintage coaches pulled by a 1907 steam locomotive or a 1941 GE 45 ton center cab locomotive. Visit Orange Blossom Cannonball for more details.
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1100 South Highland Street
Mount Dora, Florida 32757
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