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.
The Pinecrest Golf Club is located in the City of Avon Park in Highlands County. In the 1890’s Harlan Page Davidson purchased a tract of land on Lake Lotela for a hotel and golf course. In 1925, Harlan’s son, Col. Royal Page Davidson, contracted with golf course architect Bertie Way of Cleveland to design a golf course. A year later, the clubhouse and first nine holes of the golf course were complete. In 1936, E.B. Hitchcock of Chicago bought the property and began plans to expand the golf course to 18-holes. The property was sold several times over the next few decades.
The Pinecrest Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-72 golf course featuring five sets of tees playing from 4,900 to 6,700 yards. The multiple tees allow players to select a course length that can be either challenging or friendly and fun. Unlike many Florida courses, Pinecrest doesn't wind its way through condominiums, winter homes & hotels. Pinecrest features relatively open fairways with tricky approaches and challenging greens. Its traditional layout is bordered by beautiful orange groves and natural wooded areas.
In 1959, Pinecrest hosted a televised match-play elimination tournament for one of the biggest purse in golf at the time $171,000. The tournament was part of "World Championship Golf” which was televised over the NBC-TV network later that winter. The eight golfers who played were all Ryder Cup team members. Dr. Cary Middlecoff, a former dentist, won the event.
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The historic Hotel Jacaranda- The Hotel Jacaranda is one of the oldest continuously operating hotels in Highlands County. When the “Jac” opened in 1926, it took its name from a 150-year-old jacaranda tree that had been removed to make way for the hotel. The hotel is located within the Avon Park Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Visit www.hoteljac.com for more details.
Also, be sure to visit the Avon Park's Depot Museum to see the 24-pound, 52-inch bat presented by the citizens of Avon Park to Babe Ruth in 1928.
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2250 South Little Lake Bonnet Road
Avon Park, Florida 33825
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