TALLAHASSEE — Secretary of State Ken Detzner has announced that the Suwannee Country Club has been chosen as the featured course on the Florida Historic Golf Trail for February.
“We are pleased to feature the Suwannee Country Club as a partner on the Florida Historic Golf Trail,” Detzner said in a release. “The city of Live Oak and the Suwannee Country Club have played an important role in the development of golf in Florida. An early Florida Governor even served as the club’s first president.”
In 1924, the Live Oak Golf and Country Club was organized for the purpose of acquiring a site and building a golf course. A site was chosen several miles east of town and a 9-hole golf course was open for play in 1926 with sand greens. Former Florida Governor Cary Hardee (1921-1925) was the club’s first president.
Today, the Suwannee Country Club includes a 9-hole, par-36 golf course featuring four sets of tees playing from 4,800 to 6,100 yards. The Club is semi-private, but open to the public with weekday and weekend rates. Amenities include a driving range, banquet hall with full kitchen and access to White Lake.
“The Suwannee Country Club is very honored to be selected as the featured course for February 2018 for the Florida Department of State’s Florida Historic Golf Trail,” SCC general manager Bob Budwick added in the release. “We have invested in new greens, a new fleet of Yamaha carts, and two brand new fairways with more to come in the near future. The future is very bright for this historic club, and the Live Oak community has responded in a very positive manner to all of the changes that have been made, and the future plans moving forward.”
To learn more about the Florida Historic Golf Trail — a collection of more than 50 historic, publicly accessible courses throughout the state — visit floridahistoricgolftrail.com or Facebook at Facebook.com/FloridaHistoricGolfTrail.