Fort Lauderdale Country Club - A New State of Play
In South Florida you will find some of the most fantastic golf destinations. Specifically, Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas have some of the top golf courses. When it comes to private courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club has set the bar high, not only for golf experience, but hospitality as well. Located in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale Country Club offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf for its members with easy access from the beaches and east side and Plantation and other nearby residential areas. Members enjoy golf in a forested park-like setting, with the finest practice facilities, and the most welcoming membership.
When looking for membership at a golf club or country club, there are three things to look for: golf experience, course conditions, and hospitality. Fort Lauderdale CC scores 10/10 for all three. Not only does FLCC have two beautiful courses that are extremely well maintained, but they also provide great service on and off the course. That’s something that helps enhance the experience overall.
The golf experience starts with a newly renovated double-ended driving range with both grass and the all-weather surfaces to allow infinite practice options. There are multiple short-game practice areas that feature every type of rough you might experience on the courses, multiple bunkers, and a challenging putting green.
There are two courses, The North and The South. The South was built in 1926 and The North in 1950, both featuring more of a traditional layout. In the spring of 1950, population had shot up tremendously. Because the city was growing so fast, the golf commission decided another eighteen holes of golf were needed. So, another eighty acres adjoining the present “South Course” was purchased. The new course called “North Eighteen”, now the “North Course”, was opened on December 1, 1951. Soon after, there were about six hundred golfers using the courses per day. The two courses ran smoothly through 1953. The club paid its own way, spending thousands in capital improvements on the clubhouse and golf courses.
In the summer of 1970, a new lake was dug on the North Course to provide more interesting play on the 7th, 8th and 9th holes. In addition, an elevated tee was constructed on the 9th hole overlooking the water. In that same year additional improvements were made. A five-foot hurricane wire fence was finally erected around both courses embracing a total area of nearly 300 acres.
The South Course was redesigned and updated in 1990 and improvements were made to the North Course in 1999 followed by a complete redesign in November 2019.
An exceptional drainage system on both courses allows their members to be out enjoying a round of golf and their practice facilities, typically well before neighboring golf courses are open for play. Fairways are spread apart and lined with trees, sometimes sand. Challenging, but well-manicured. They have very limited water hazards, but pay attention, water is placed strategically throughout the course. The greens aren’t terribly fast, but they roll very true. When teeing off you’ll notice how crisp and clean their boxes are. Both of these courses are easily walkable, and both are playable for all. From novice golfers to scratch golfers, you will be left satisfied coming off the 18th green.
The clubhouse provides sweeping views of the beautiful courses and magnificently landscaped grounds. Originally built in 1980, the current clubhouse underwent an extensive renovation in 2007 changing the presentation and layout of both the first and second floors. It also provides members with a congenial, intimate atmosphere and many of the comforts of a home away from home. Fort Lauderdale Country Club is conveniently located just four miles west of downtown Fort Lauderdale.
If you’re looking for a country club to join, please consider Fort Lauderdale Country Club. From dropping off your bag, to grabbing a post round drink and food after 18 (or 36), the service and experience is hard to top. The Club’s mission is “To provide our members and their guests with a lifestyle of the highest quality through the traditions of golf.” In the Broward County area, which has numerous golf courses, Fort Lauderdale Country Club is the only private club that offers 36-holes of manicured championship golf in a forested park-like setting as well as the finest practice facility around. Visually, the Club is truly a unique oasis as fairways are lined with stately indigenous trees and colorful beds of flowers, as opposed to houses.