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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.

New Smyrna Golf Club

History

New Smyrna Golf Club is located in the City of New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County. In 1948, W. Tydings gave the city 150 acres of land for the immediate construction of a golf course with the stipulations that the land had to be used for a golf course and had to be built within 10 years or Tydings would regain ownership of the land.  James B. McGovern, a longtime design associate of Donald Ross, visited the site on behalf of Ross and secured the hiring of Donald Ross and Associates. Ground breaking and construction began later that year.

Nine holes were opened in early 1949, but, then due to a dispute over title to part of the land, work on the back nine was halted. Four more holes finally opened in 1953, which was a year after the McGovern’s death. The remaining five holes (the present third through seventh) weren't completed until 1956 and put into play the following spring. In 2006, Bobby Weed completely renovated the golf course. 

New Smyrna Golf Club 1948 Layout

Groundbreaking at the New Smyrna Golf Club in 1948

1950s Scorecard for New Smyrna Beach Golf and Country Club

1950s Scorecard for New Smyrna Beach Golf and Country Club

New Smyrna Enlarging Golf Course

1963 Aerial of the New Smyrna Golf Club

The 1967 Indian River Open Golf Tournament at the New Smyrna Golf Club

Today

The New Smyrna Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring five sets of tees playing from 4,700 to 6,500 yards. With easy access to the beautiful Atlantic coast and many more of Florida's most popular attractions. New Smyrna Golf Club is a haven for local and visiting golfers alike.

Current Layout of the New Smyrna Golf Club

2nd Hole at New Smyrna Golf Club

9th Green and Fairway at New Smyrna Golf Club

16th Hole at New Smyrna Golf Club

Platinum Paspalum Greens at New Smyrna Golf Club

Local Knowledge

Thirteen of the original 18 holes from the 1948 Donald Ross and Associates design are still in use today. They consist of hole numbers 1, 2, 3, 9 and the current back nine, holes 10-18. In addition, the original plans for the golf course included a horse stable and a bridle path that encircled the entire golf course property.

Original Holes Still in Use at New Smyrna Golf Club

Inside the Leather

Smyrna Dunes Park – Located a few miles to the east of the golf course is a 73-acre county park surrounded on three sides by the Indian River, Ponce Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. Visitors to Smyrna Dunes Park may arrive by land or by sea to enjoy the beautiful beaches and dunes. The park provides a unique opportunity for naturalists, ecologists, students and the general public to see a wide variety of animals, birds, reptiles, marine life and vegetation in their natural habitat. The surrounding waters provide excellent fishing, boating and swimming opportunities. While the principal ecosystem is the vast dunes, the park consists of five ecosystems - ocean, river, dunes, scrub zone, and saltwater marsh. Smyrna Dunes Park is one of Volusia County’s dog-friendly beach parks where man’s best friend may enjoy the amenities. Visit Smyrna Dunes Park for more details.

Smyrna Dunes Park Location Map

Aerial of Smyrna Dunes Park

Ponce de Leon Lighthouse in View at Smyrna Dunes Park

Dog Swimming at Smyrna Dunes Park

Dunes and Boardwalk at Smyrna Dunes Park

Smyrna Dunes Park Map

Visit - Contact

1000 Wayne Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

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Phone: 386.424.2190