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.
Palatka Golf Club is located in the City of Palatka in Putnam County. In the early 1920s, the women of Palatka petitioned their City commission for a public improvements bond in which the city would include an 18-hole golf course. Early in 1925 the City commission sped up negotiations for the purchase of property on which the municipal golf course would be laid out and constructed. By the end of that year, construction had begun, and the golf course was taking shape. Newspaper articles at the time credited W.D. Clark with the original design of the golf course which opened in 1926. A ticket to play for one year cost $50.
Since 1958, every March the Palatka Golf Club has hosted the Florida Azalea Amateur,one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in Florida. The golf course was redesigned by Bobby Weed Golf Design to give the course a historic look and feel.
The Palatka Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring three sets of tees playing from 4,700 to 5,800 yards. The holes gently tumble over the sandy ridges and wrap the tranquil woods of Ravine Gardens State Park. The experience at Palatka Golf Club revolves around the game's traditional cornerstones: a reasonable price, interesting holes, and a pleasant staff. The course can be enjoyed and played quickly, offering golfers the best thrills of the game without taking up the day.
A unique feature of Palatka Golf Club is its aqua driving range, where players drive their balls into a pond. It serves a dual purpose as a retention pond for the golf course.
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Ravine Gardens State Park – Bordering the golf course is the Ravine Gardens State Park. With natural features created over thousands of years by water flowing from the sandy ridges on the shore of the St. Johns River, this ravine was transformed in 1933 into a dramatic garden by the Federal Works Progress Administration, and is one of nine New Deal-era state parks in Florida. Much of the original landscaping still exists in the formal gardens and extensive trail system. Azaleas were chosen as the theme flower because of their brilliant bloom during the tourist season. By 1934, more than 95,000 flowering bushes had been planted. In 1937, the gardens were declared the Nation's Outstanding Civil Works Administration Project. Ravine Gardens was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the U. S. Department of the Interior in 1999, and is recognized as a National Landmark for Outstanding Landscape Architecture by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Visit Ravine Gardens State Park for more details.
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1715 Moseley Avenue
Palatka, Florida 32177
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