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.
The Crane Creek Reserve Golf Course is located in the City of Melbourne in Brevard County. The Melbourne Golf and Country Club, opened in 1920 as a 6-hole golf course. Designed by M.K.V. Davis, it was expanded to a 9- hole course a year later. As the game and the golf course became more popular, it was decided that a complete 18-hole golf course was needed. In 1926, renowned golf course architect Donald Ross was commissioned to design a new 18-hole layout, and the golf course was officially opened in 1928. Newspaper articles reported that President Warren G. Harding enjoyed playing on the golf course.
The 18-hole, par-71 Crane Creek Reserve Golf Course features four sets of tees playing from 4,600 to 5,800 yards. It offers opportunities for beginners and advanced golfers and is considered to be among the best public golf courses in Central Florida.
In 1925, along the banks of the Crane Creek canal, which runs through the golf course, geologists found human remains from 10,000 to 8,000 BC along-side fossilized bones of a mastodon. The human skull that was found came to be known as Melbourne Man and was exhibited at the 1925 meeting of the Paleontological Society of America and was studied at the Smithsonian Institution.
Surfing - The ancient Hawaiian sport has been a part of Florida’s culture dating back to the early 1900’s. While not known for large waves, Florida is known for producing some of the world’s greatest professional surfers, such as Cocoa Beach native and 11-time world Champion Kelly Slater. Melbourne Beach and beaches throughout Brevard County are great for surfing. The area has many consistent surf breaks and is the perfect place to learn how to surf. Several surf instructors and surf camps can be found in the area.
475 West New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, Florida 32901
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