Not far from Orlando, Country Club of Orlando offers terrific views and challenging play for golfers at every skill level. Well-groomed fairways and greens keep Country Club of Orlando difficult yet friendly, and the staff can offer tips and tricks for playing your best round. This private club is a terrific choice for your regular rounds of golf if your plans include membership in a private facility.
Club History ( extracted from the clubs web site)
The Country Club of Orlando is one of the largest and oldest Country Clubs in the state of Florida.
The physical Club encompasses 166 1/3 acres and includes twelve tennis courts, an 18-hole Donald Ross designed golf course, a junior-Olympic sized swimming pool, a fully equipped wellness and fitness center, snack bars, and a main clubhouse with unique dining facilities, banquet venues, and meeting rooms. Our family-oriented Club strives to provide the highest level of service and professionalism.
The Country Club of Orlando was chartered in November 1911. At this time, the City of Orlando was eager to attract northern tourists, and the Club – which had already opened a nine-hole golf course, was seen as a tremendous asset to the city in this regard. The first clubhouse, a typical “old Florida” building with wide verandahs, was opened in May of 1912. The clubhouse quickly became a social center, not only for golf, but also for dances, card parties, and community entertainment of all kinds.
In 1935, the Club’s corporate structure was reorganized, and the name was changed to The Country Club of Orlando, which has remained to the present day. During World War II, the Club experienced many difficulties – a drop in membership, along with shortages of labor, food and supplies – and only superb leadership by Club President, Holman R. Cloud, along with many donations from members, kept the Club afloat. In January 1956, a new, contemporary-style facility, costing some $400,000 was opened. The Orlando Sentinel termed the building “a dream come true for club members.” Major golf course renovations took place in 1960, 1976 and 1990, the last of which was planned to preserve and enhance the features of the original Donald Ross design. The new clubhouse debuted in May of 2000 with a Gala Opening Ball.
Resident Golf Membership
The Country Club of Orlando is a private facility with membership subject to the approval of the club’s Board of Directors.
The course consists of 18 holes, Par 72, Length: 6,591 yards, Slope 130, Rating 72.3. Bent Grass Greens and Bermuda Grass Fairways.
- Annual Dues $3,360 (public information)
- Food & Beverage Minimum: $200 per quarter
- Non-refundable Initiation Fee of $15,000
- Refundable Equity of $20,000.