Winter Park Golf Course History

Winter Park Golf Course History

The Winter Park Golf Course re-opened to rave reviews after a 1.2 million dollar renovation project. The historic course, built in 1914, underwent some much needed repairs in 2016. New fairways, rough and greens, combined with a state of the art irrigation system and a re-design by Keith Rhebb and Riley Johns of Integrative Golf, brought this second oldest course in Orlando back to its glory days and turned it into a gem in Central Florida. So much so that The Golf Channel, and Golf Advisor, named it the 5th Best Short Course in the entire country. The course will also be featured in “The Finest Nines” a new book from Author Anthony Pioppi and Sky Horse Publications celebrating the best nine hole golf courses in North America scheduled for release in February.

The course itself is unique in many ways. It is a nine hole walking course topping out at around 2500 yards from the tips. Although there are a few electric carts available for senior and disabled players, most players prefer to take a pull cart and stroll the fairways while enjoying the surroundings. It is the true definition of urban golf as road traffic and the occasional train are very common sights during your round but seem to blend seamlessly with the majestic oaks, two churches and cemetery that also envelop the property. You will actually cross the street six times during your nine hole trek. The golf shop has a wide variety of merchandise to choose from as well as plenty of snacks and beverages for you to enjoy during or after your round.

In its first year after re-opening, the course launched the Winter Park City Amateur Golf Championship. In May, close to 60 golfers, young and old, participated in the inaugural event with a two round, 18 hole gross play competition. The response to the event was fantastic and will be a feather in the cap of the City for many years to come. The course also experienced a resurgence of glow golf by investing in the newest state of the art equipment to play golf at night. Private groups, non-profits and corporations hosted fundraisers, team building events and holiday parties under the stars at the course, offering their guests a unique experience in the heart of Winter Park. Night golf was so popular that the course started hosting Public Night Golf every Tuesday night from November through March.

The course is open every day except Christmas day and a few periodic maintenance days and starting times can be made up to three days in advance for the general public. Members can make starting times up to seven days in advance. Rates range from $13 to $21 per round, annual Memberships start at $900 and the course is available to rent for private events including Night Golf. For more information, contact the golf shop at 407-599-3419.

For tee times information, please call 407-599-3419.

Annual Membership

$900 – Winter Park Resident
$1080

Includes:

  • Greens fees
  • 10% off proshop merchandise (excludes food & beverages)
  • Calendar of events & activities
  • 7-day advanced tee time booking
  • Member keycard (must present prior to play)
  • All general course rules apply.
  • Payment due in advance. No refunds.

9 Holes

May through October

  • Monday-Thrusday
    $13 – Winter Park Resident
    $16
  • Friday-Sunday & Holidays
    $16 – Winter Park Resident
    $19

November through April

  • Monday-Thursday
    $15 – Winter Park Resident
    $18
  • Friday-Sunday & Holidays
    $18 – Winter Park Resident
    $21

Miscellaneous

Replay rate: $9

Rental rates (per 9 Holes)

Pull cart: $3
Electric cart (must be 18+): $10 per person
Rental clubs: $10

Hours of Operation

(Hours coincide with daylight savings time)

Monday thru Sunday

Mid March thru early November: 6:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m.
Early November thru mid March: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed on Christmas Day and on scheduled Maintenance Days (Mondays)

Please call the Golf Shop for additional information at 407-599-3419.

Holiday Glo-Ball Scramble and Golf Shop Sale

Thursday, December 6, 2018
6 p.m. Shotgun
One Member and Three Guests

Pro Bio

Anthony Buttvick Bio

Graduated from Golf Academy of America in 1998 with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Golf Course Management.

Swing instructor and Coach for 1999 and 2000 Byron High School Golf Team. Placed 7th in State Tournament in 1999 and 3rd place in 2000. Swing Instructor for 1st place in state Individual in 2000. Four out of Five players on the 2000 3rd place team, played college golf earning All American status. One of the players just received his playing card to play on the PGA Latino/Americano Tour.

  • 2002 Oviedo High School Golf Coach
  • Director of Golf/Lead Golf Instructor Twin Rivers Golf Club
  • Golf Instructor Eagle Creek Golf Club
  • Head Golf Professional/Lead Golf Instructor Remington Golf Club
  • Golf Instructor Henry Brunton Golf Academy at Eagle Creek Golf Club
  • Golf Instructor Winter Park Golf Course

Grand Reopening Media Coverage

WESH 2 – 10/02/2016 /10/01/2016 (2) / 10/01/2016 (1)
WKMG 6 – 10/02/2016 / 10/01/2016
WFTV 9 – 10/01/2016
WDBO 96.5 FM – 9/30/2016

Other

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