Florida Historic Golf Trail Features Course in Tallahassee

The Capital City Country Club, built in 1914 amid Tallahassee’s scenic woodlands and rolling hills, is now featured on the Florida Historic Golf Trail. The trail showcases prestigious courses still played today. Most were constructed in the “Golden Age” of golf course architecture, when renowned course architects were most active. All have been played for more than a half-century.

Capital City Country Club, now an 18-hole, par-72 course, began as a nine-hole course called the Florida Hills Country Club. It was designed by professional golf expert Herbert H. Barker and was owned by George B. Perkins. The Tallahassee Country Club bought the course in 1924 and gave it to the City of Tallahassee in 1935. The additional nine links were designed by renowned architect A.W. Tillinghast.

Capital City Country Club is located at 1601 Golf Terrace Drive and is open to the public.

Celebrity golfers and course architects who played roles in the history of the Florida Historic Golf Trail include Gene Sarazen, who played at the Capital City Country Club in 1922, Babe Zaharias, Donald Ross, Seth Raynor and the design firm Langford and Moreau. 

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Visit Tallahassee

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Leon County Division of Tourism Development (Visit Tallahassee)

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