Featured Golf Course

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.

Hollywood Beach Golf Club


The Hollywood Beach Golf Club is located in the City of Hollywood in Broward County. Wally Nelson and noted golf course builder Charles Olsen were among the many individuals responsible for the early design of the Hollywood Beach golf course. Olsen took charge of the construction of the golf course, located on former tomatoes fields, introduced some new features and added around 30 acres to the original tract. 

The first nine holes were completed and in play by the 1922, winter season.  In the fall of 1922 Wally‘s brother Lee Nelson, the professional in charge of the course, was spending most of his time on the course directing some of the finishing work and incorporating some late ideas into the final design. 

In March 1923, President Warren G. Harding made a visit to Hollywood and played 18 holes on the golf course. The president stated that the course was fine and complimented the putting greens. In early 1924, Lee and his brother Chic Nelson, who served as the assistant golf professional, organized the formal opening of the 18-hole golf course and the hotel. Later that year, Ralph Young of Indiana was brought in to oversee the course and update the layout. 

In 1942, the club was donated to the military and became the Servicemen’s Country Club. The clubhouse and golf course were used to help maintain morale in Broward County during WWII.

Hollywood Beach Golf Course Layout

Hollywood Beach Golf Course Under Construction

President Harding at Hollywood Beach

1923 Golf Match with Jim Barnes, Jock Hutchison, Johnny Ferrell and Gene Sarazen.

Gene Sarazen (2nd from Left) and Hollywood Beach Pro, Erwin Nelson (3rd from Left) in 1924

Woman Golfer on the Cover of a 1924 Brochure for Hollywood By the Sea

1928 View of Hollywood Beach Golf Course From Hotel

1938 Scorecard for Hollywood Beach Golf Club

Servicemen’s Country Club 1943


The Hollywood Beach Golf Club includes an 18-hole, par-70 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 4,900 to 6,300 yards. The 110-acre golf course offers a pure golf experience without the view of homes abutting any of the fairways, tees, or greens.

The picturesque course gives you an experience reminiscent of old Florida and lets you focus on your golf game and leave the day-to-day distractions behind. Test your skills on our narrow fairways, various water hazards, and strategically placed bunkers.

Morning View at Hollywood Beach Golf Club

View of Hollywood Beach Golf Club

View of Hollywood Beach Golf Club

View of Greenside Bunker at Hollywood Beach Golf Club

Current Layout of Hollywood Beach Golf Club

Current Scorecard for Hollywood Beach Golf Club

Local Knowledge

Hollywood Beach’s golf professionals, Wally, Lee and Chic Nelson were only half of a famous golfing family that included three more brothers, Chester (Chess), Erwin and Dick.

In 1924, the club hired Dick and Erwin to be the “working” golf professionals and signed Gene Sarazen and Leo Diegel as the “playing” professionals representing the club.

Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, all six brothers would become golf professionals and work at the Hollywood Beach Golf Club over the years.

Lee, Wallace, Chester, Chick, Erwin and Dick Nelson in 1920

Gene Sarazen and Leo Diegel Hollywood Beach Golf Professionals

Erwin, Dick Chick, Chester, Wally and Lee Nelson in 1950

Inside the Leather

Hollywood Beach Broadwalk - Hollywood Beach, a classic Florida beach town has been enchanting visitors since the 1920s. Hollywood Beach features a one-of-a-kind oceanfront promenade called the Hollywood Beach Boardwalk that stretches nearly two and a half miles along the Atlantic. Named one of America's Best Beach Boardwalks by Travel + Leisure magazine, this brick-paved thoroughfare is a haven for joggers, bicyclists, rollerbladers and all who prefer to take in the action from the comfort of one of the eateries and cafés along the way.

Getting around in Hollywood has never been easier or more fun! Leave your car at home and jump on the electric shuttle service called "Sun Shuttle" by Circuit.

Vintage Postcard of Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk in the 1920s

Aerial of Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

Hollywood Beach Boardwalk Today

Sun Shuttles at Hollywood Beach Boardwalk

Visit - Contact

Hollywood Beach Golf Club

1650 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020

1650 Johnson Street
Hollywood, Florida 33020

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Phone: 888.895.6695