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 Sailfish Sands Golf Course is located adjacent to the City of Stuart in Martin County. In the early 1920’s, plans were developed for a new 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and clubhouse to be built as part of the newly organized St. Lucie Golf Club and Tennis Court Club. Golf course architect William Langford was hired to design an 18-hole layout. Hugh Willoughby, Jr., of Newport, Rhode Island and Port Sewall, an amateur golfer, supervised the work on the course. In 1925, nine holes of the golf course officially opened and were known as the St. Lucie River Country Club.
In 1947, the county acquired the 9-hole golf course and renamed it the Martin County Golf & Country Club. The golf course officially opened as a complete 18-hole golf course in 1963. Over the years, the county added another nine holes and by the late 1980s, the last nine holes were added to the existing 27 holes to complete the 36-hole layout.
In 2020, the course was renamed the Sailfish Sands Golf Course.
The Martin County Golf Course is a 36-hole public golf complex. The golf club consist of four 9-hole courses (Gold & Blue and Red & White) that are played in two 18-hole combinations.
The 18-hole, par-72 Gold & Blue golf course features four sets of tees playing from 4,900 to 6,200 yards. This course has tight fairways, small greens and water comes into play on almost every hole.
The 18-hole, par 72 Red & White golf course features four sets of tees playing from 5,300 to 6,400 yards. Portions of the Red & White course follow the historic layout from the 1920s. This course has wide fairways and is more forgiving from tee to green.
Historic Downtown Stuart – Home to over 50 locally owned shops, restaurants, boutiques, antique shops and art galleries, historic downtown Stuart offers a charming old Florida atmosphere. To transform Stuart’s nondescript downtown area, a New Urbanism-style redevelopment plan was put into place that encouraged pedestrian-friendly design, and revived the downtown to its 1920s look and vitality. The Stuart Main Street program, designated in 2008, has played a vital role improving the appearance and economic stability of the downtown.Visit Historic Downtown Stuart for more details.
Stuart Main Street is dedicated to improving the appearance and economic stability of the downtown. Stuart Main Street works in partnership with the Florida Main Street Program, which encourages economic development within the context of historic preservation through the revitalization of traditional downtowns which are the heart and soul of Florida’s communities. Florida Main Street is a program administered by the Division of Historical Resources under the Florida Department of State. Visit Florida Main Street for more details.
2000 SE Saint Lucie Boulevard
Stuart, Florida 34996
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