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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.

Mount Dora Golf Club

History

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.

Willard Wadsworth Hitting the first drive on December 15, 1946

1947 Aerial of the Mount Dora Golf Club

1949 Scorecard for Mount Dora Golf Club

Mount Dora Golf Course Rated Tops in 1956

Mount Dora Golf Club Expands to 18 Holes by Golf Course Architect Harold Paddock

1970 Aerial of the Mount Dora Golf Club

2016 Founders Day Tournament - Laura Passen Teeing off on the 1st Tee at the 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Golf Club

Today

The Mount Dora Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-70/72 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 4,400 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. 

Layout of the Mount Dora Golf Club

Clubhouse at the Courtesy of Mount Dora Golf Club

First Tee (left ) and Practice Green (right) at Mount Dora Golf Club

Red Tees at the 5th Hole at Mount Dora Golf Club

6th Green and Fairway at Mount Dora Golf Club

16th Green and Fairway at Mount Dora Golf Club

Scorecard for Mount Dora Golf Club

Local Knowledge

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).

Original 9 hole 1948 Routing of the Mount Dora Golf Club

Inside the Leather

Grantham Point Park – Located on South Tremain Street across from the Mount Dora Marina, the Grantham Point Park is sometimes referred to as "Lighthouse Park". The lighthouse has become one of Mount Dora's famous landmarks even appearing on the City and Chamber of Commerce logos. Built in 1988, the 35 ft. tall lighthouse is actually a functioning inland Aid to Navigation Marker with a flashing red light. Florida has 29 historic lighthouses stretching from Pensacola, to Jacksonville to Key West.  The oldest existing lighthouse in Florida is the Amelia Island Lighthouse built in 1838 and the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse is the tallest in Florida at 175 feet. Visit Grantham Point Park for more details.

Grantham Point Park Lighthouse

Visit - Contact

1100 South Highland Street
Mount Dora, Florida 32757

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Phone: 352.383.3954